Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research

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Advancing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Early Childhood Research

eBook Publication date: December 2020
ISBN: 978-0-935302-83-7

Sharon Ryan, M. Elizabeth Graue, Vivian L.Gadsden, and Felice J. Levine, editors

This volume employs a multidisciplinary approach to research on a high-profile topic very much on the agenda of state and national policy leaders: early childhood development and education. It aims to reflect how scholarly perspectives shape the contours of knowledge generation, and to illuminate the gaps that prevent productive interchange among scholars who value equity in the opportunities available to young children, their families, and teachers/caregivers. The editors and authors identify and prioritize critical research areas; assess the state of the field in terms of promising research designs and methodologies; and identify capacity-building needs and potential cross-group collaborations.

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About the Editors

Sharon Ryan is professor of early childhood education at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She uses a range of qualitative and mixed methods designs to research early childhood curriculum and policy, teacher education, and professional development. She has published a number of articles, book chapters, and reports in these areas.

M. Elizabeth Graue is Sorenson Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Director of the Center for Research on Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research focuses on early childhood policy and practice. Her recent work has been related to professional development for pre-K teachers on early math and instructional supports and the development of an observation tool for play-based instructional practice.

Vivian L. Gadsden is the William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Her research examines learning across the life-course, with a focus on young children, parents, and families in racially and economically marginalized communities.

Felice J. Levine is executive director of the American Educational Research Association. Her early research emphasized the development of senses of justice and beliefs and behaviors in children and youth. More recently, her work focuses on science policy issues, research ethics, data access/sharing, the academic workforce, and higher education. She is collaborating on an education data resource hub to support discovery, collaboration, and capacity building.

Publisher: American Educational Research Association
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