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Researching Early Childhood Education
European Perspectives

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November 1998 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Provides a useful overview of developments in early childhood education research in the countries included and interesting comparative data for further study and analysis. It should prove a useful resource book for the growing number of early childhood professionals and practitioners identified in the book, who are contributing to or have the potential to contribute to research in this field'- International Journal of Early Years Education

Providing an overview of early childhood education research, the contributors to to this book provide information on: who undertakes research; where findings are published; their impact on the field; levels of research funding; and links between researchers. The book highlights the main research agendas of the respective countries, and includes a special chapter on the strengths, weaknesses and future of comparative research in education. This book is written by leading representatives of the field of early childhood education and research in eight European Countries - Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdon. It builds on the earlier publication edited by Tricia David, Educational Provision for Our Youngest Children: European Perspectives, which provided information about early childhood education systems and their histories in different countries.


Tricia David
Introduction
Researching Early Childhood Education in Europe  
Helen Penn
Comparative Research
A Way Forward?  
Stig Brostr[um]om and Karin Vilien
Early Childhood Education Research In Denmark
Sylvie Rayna and Eric Plaisance
Early Childhood Education Research in France
Alkistis Kondoyianni
Early Childhood Education Research in Greece
N[ac]oir[ac]in Hayes
Early Educational Research in Ireland
Malgorzata Karwowska-Struczyk
Young Children Learning
Research in Poland  
Teresa Aguado and Rosaria Jiminez Frias
Early Childhood Education
Research in Spain  
Ulla Lind
Positions in Swedish Child Pedagogical Research
Tricia David
From Child Development to the Development of Early Education Research
The UK Scene  

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