International Handbook of Early Childhood Education

  • Marilyn Fleer
  • Bert van Oers

Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvi
  2. Theoretical Perspectives

  3. Research Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Alma Fleet, Deborah Harcourt
      Pages 165-201
    3. Chris Peers
      Pages 203-224
    4. Pentti Hakkarainen, Marja-Leena Vuorinen
      Pages 251-267
    5. Judith Schoonenboom
      Pages 269-293
  4. Contemporary Research and Evidence – Early Childhood Education Globally: Western Europe and UK

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Lysandra Sinclaire-Harding, Laura Vuillier, David Whitebread
      Pages 335-361
    3. Sue Bingham, David Whitebread
      Pages 363-391
    4. Marta Soler-Gallart, Ainhoa Flecha
      Pages 393-408
    5. Florence Pirard, Pascale Camus, Jean-Marie Barbier
      Pages 409-426
  5. Contemporary Research and Evidence – Early Childhood Education Globally: Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Elena Kravtsova, Nikolay Veraksa, Nikolai Veresov
      Pages 429-448
    3. Roman Shyyan, Igor Shiyan, Natalia Sofiy
      Pages 461-474
    4. Bronislav Zeltserman, Margarita Dubina, Margarita Dragile, Maria Pekarskaya, Irina Maluhina, Inta Baltina
      Pages 475-503
  6. Contemporary Research and Evidence – Early Childhood Education Globally: Australasian and South Pacific

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Hanapi Mohamad, Rosyati M. Yaakub, Emma Claire Pearson, Jennifer Tan Poh Sim
      Pages 551-567
  7. Contemporary Research and Evidence – Early Childhood Education Globally: Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 589-589
    2. Liang Li, Yuejuan Pan, Xiaoying Wang
      Pages 591-597
    3. Yuejuan Pan, Xiaoying Wang, Liang Li
      Pages 599-622
    4. Phan Thi Thu Hien
      Pages 663-670
  8. Contemporary Research and Evidence – Early Childhood Education Globally: Africa

  9. Contemporary Research and Evidence – Early Childhood Education Globally: Canada and the United States

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 707-707
    2. Artin Göncü, Carollee Howes
      Pages 709-720
    3. Nina Howe, Kathleen Flanagan, Michal Perlman
      Pages 721-743
  10. Contemporary Research and Evidence – Early Childhood Education Globally: Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 787-787
    2. Rebeca Mejía-Arauz, Gloria Quiñones
      Pages 789-793
    3. Angela Uchoa Branco, Angela Rabelo Barreto, Ália Barrios
      Pages 795-814
    4. Francisco José Rengifo-Herrera
      Pages 815-824

About this book


This international handbook gives a comprehensive overview of findings from longstanding and contemporary research, theory, and practices in early childhood education in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The first volume of the handbook addresses theory, methodology, and the research activities and research needs of particular regions. The second volume examines in detail innovations and longstanding programs, curriculum and assessment, and conceptions and research into child, family and communities. 

The two volumes of this handbook address the current theory, methodologies and research needs of specific countries and provide insight into existing global similarities in early childhood practices. By paying special attention to what is happening in the larger world contexts, the volumes provide a representative overview of early childhood education practices and research, and redress the current North-South imbalance of published work on the subject. 


early childhood cultural-historical theory early childhood education and development educational theory, practice and applied scholarship early childhood new materialism southern and northern continents early childhood methodologies early childhood research methods new practices in early childhood early childhood postcolonial theories early childhood poststructuralist theories early childhood in India early childhood in China early childhood in Nordic region early childhood in the south

Editors and affiliations

  • Marilyn Fleer
    • 1
  • Bert van Oers
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Theory & Research in EducationVU AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-0925-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-0927-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1951
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-196X
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