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Global Approaches to Early Learning Research and Practice

Global Approaches to Early Learning Research and Practice

Author: Kenneth R. Pugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119487692

Category: Psychology

Page: 130

View: 806

The health, development, and learning of many young children living in disadvantage areas are at serious risk. Access to education has improved under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and there are now programs in low- and middle-income countries that are aimed at improving instruction and learning. The research and evaluation on the effectiveness of such programs show there are significant challenges, but also some successes. This issue features presentations of leading international scientists, representatives from key governmental and non-governmental organizations, and others working with programs in the developing world and disadvantaged populations. The presentations describe the goals, existing challenges, and potential approaches to providing evidence-based programs to young children in rural, remote, and poverty stricken areas. Topics covered include: the state of early childhood in low and middle income nations, programs that have shown some success, and innovative research approaches that have been often considered unfeasible in these contexts. This is the 158th volume in this Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.

Global Approaches to Early Learning Research and Practice

Global Approaches to Early Learning Research and Practice

Author: Kenneth R. Pugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119487678

Category: Psychology

Page: 126

View: 577

The health, development, and learning of manyyoung children living in disadvantage areas are at serious risk. Access to education has improved under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and there are now programs in low- and middle-income countries that are aimed at improving instruction and learning. The research and evaluation on the effectiveness of such programs show there are significant challenges, but also some successes. This issue features presentations of leading international scientists, representatives from keygovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and others working with programs in the developing world and disadvantaged populations. The presentations describe the goals, existing challenges, and potential approaches to providing evidence-based programs to young children in rural, remote, andpoverty stricken areas. Topics covered include: the state of early childhood in low and middle income nations, programs that have shown some success, and innovative research approaches that have been often considered unfeasible in these contexts. This is the 158th volume in this Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2019

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2019

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781838677237

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 242

The Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2019 examines the field of comparative and international education by bringing together scholars, professionals, and other stakeholders to investigate recent developments in the field that are relevant to contemporary and future educational reform and applications worldwide.

Education Reform and the Learning Crisis in Developing Countries

Education Reform and the Learning Crisis in Developing Countries

Author: Prema Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108976435

Category: Education

Page: 227

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Over three decades ago, international donors declared that there was a learning crisis in developing countries. In the years since, large investments have been made towards education, yet there has been an apparent relative lack of progress in student learning. This book unpicks this disparity, and explores the implications of evidence-based donor programming for quality education. It undertakes an in-depth analysis of the interventions financed by the main donors in primary education, such as infrastructure development, provision of instructional material, teacher training and community mobilization, and argues that the research undertaken during this period was unable to provide answers. The author outlines an alternative model for evidence generation that can assist in the design of relevant and targeted interventions for learning, to ultimately inform and improve future education programmes. Timely and radical, this book is essential reading for researchers and students in the fields of education research and education reform.

Research Methods for Early Childhood Education

Research Methods for Early Childhood Education

Author: Rosie Flewitt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350015425

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Research Methods for Early Childhood Education takes an international perspective on research design, and illustrates how research methods are inextricably linked to cultural and theoretical understandings of early childhood, young children's competences and the purposes of education. The book offers a critical and reflective approach to established and innovative research methods in early childhood education, making links between diverse methodologies, methods and theory, with illustrative examples of research in practice. Each chapter addresses a specific methodological approach, linking the methodology to early childhood education with vignettes as examples of research practice in the global north, south, east and west, offering practical examples and critical thinking around new theoretical understandings of early childhood across geographical and cultural contexts. The book critically examines: - the role of the researcher - conceptualisations of how research is undertaken; - the often sensitive nature of conducting research with young children; - how early childhood education is understood; - how young children can be included as active research participants. Throughout, the book emphasises ethical and methodological issues that arise from undertaking research in mono-cultural and cross-cultural contexts. Annotated further reading lists provide a selection of seminal and recent studies that have adopted each methodological approach.

Global Perspectives of Early Childhood Education

Global Perspectives of Early Childhood Education

Author: Naomi McLeod

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529604764

Category: Education

Page: 213

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This text offers students rich local cultural examples of Early Childhood Education from around the world. Informed by first-hand research and practice, the book provides authentic snapshots of ECE from countries, including Afghanistan, Australia, Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Eswatini, Mongolia, Nepal, Sami children of Finland, and Syrian refugee children, enabling readers to better understand the wider determinants influencing the multiplicity and diversity of children’s daily experiences. With expert contributors drawn from across the world, this book is essential reading for those interested in global perspectives on early childhood. Dr Naomi McLeod is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Liverpool John Moores University. Dr Emem E.Okon develops professional development programmes for educational practitioners in Nigeria. Diane Garrison is an anti-racist, educator, leader and community mentor. Dr Diane Boyd is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Liverpool John Moores University. Dr Angela Daly is a Reader in Education and Global Learning at Liverpool John Moores University.

Transitions to School - International Research, Policy and Practice

Transitions to School - International Research, Policy and Practice

Author: Bob Perry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400773509

Category: Education

Page: 294

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This book provides an important compilation and synthesis of current work in transition to school research. The book focuses strongly on the theoretical underpinnings of research in transition to school. It outlines key theoretical positions and connects those to the implications for policy and practice, thereby challenging readers to re-conceptualize their understandings, expectations and perceptions of transition to school. The exploration of this range of theoretical perspectives and the application of these to a wide range of research and research contexts makes this book an important and innovative contribution to the scholarship of transition to school research. A substantial part of the book is devoted to detailed examples of transition to school practice. These chapters provide innovative examples of evidence-based practice and contribute in turn, to practice-based evidence. The book is also devoted to considering policy issues and implications related to the transition to school. It records a genuine, collaborative effort to bring together a range of perspectives into a Transition to School Position Statement that will inform ongoing research, practice and policy. The collaborative, research, policy and practice based development of this position statement represents a world-first.

Motives in Children's Development

Motives in Children's Development

Author: Mariane Hedegaard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107626889

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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The contributors to this collection employ the analytic resources of cultural-historical theory to examine the relationship between childhood and children's development under different societal conditions. In particular they attend to relationships between development, emotions, motives and identities, and the social practices in which children and young people may be learners. These practices are knowledge-laden, imbued with cultural values and emotionally freighted by those who already act in them. The book first discusses the organizing principles that underpin a cultural-historical understanding of motives, development, and learning. The second section foregrounds children's lives to exemplify the implications of these ideas as they are played out - examining how children are positioned as learners in pre-school, primary school, and play environments. The final section uses the core ideas to look at the implementation of policy aimed at enhancing children's engagement with opportunities for learning, by discussing motives in the organizations that shape children's development.

Threads of Thinking

Threads of Thinking

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: Paul Chapman Educational Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015047456986

Category: Education

Page: 157

View: 407

The author reviews children's patterns of learning and thinking (schemas), how to support early schematic development, and implications for curriculum, assessment and working with parents.