Educational Research with Our Youngest

Voices of Infants and Toddlers

  • Eva Johansson
  • E. Jayne White

About this book


Interpreting the voices of under three year olds is central to early childhood education. Yet entering into their life-worlds is fraught with challenges and unrealised possibilities. This ground-breaking book generates a dialogue about the multiple ways researchers have exploited a range of methods for approaching, accessing, understanding and interpreting infant voice. Each chapter explores the kinds of ethical considerations and dilemmas that may arise in this process. The book itself represents a chorus of international voices (researchers, children, teachers and parents), all adding to a discussion about various circumstances, dilemmas and possibilities involved in doing research with our youngest. This book is an essential read for researchers and teachers alike who seek to 'listen' and 'see' very young children with fresh ears and eyes.


approaches brain development child care cultural contexts early childhood education ethical concerns ethical dilemmas infancy infants and toddlers methodology observation methods research research ethics teachers theory toddler hood toddlers young children

Editors and affiliations

  • Eva Johansson
    • 1
  • E. Jayne White
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of Early Childhood EducationUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway
  2. 2., Faculty of EducationUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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