Early Childhood educational research is a constantly evolving field. This book brings together Cathy Nutbrown’s considerable knowledge and expertise in the field, to deliver a comprehensive and critical overview of national and international research. The strengths of various types of research, and their influence on theory, policy and practice, are identified along with new and emerging research areas, and anticipated future topics and patterns of research.
Through an analytical discussion of research topics addressing Children, Adults and Pedagogy, these key areas are highlighted:
- Issues in research design
- Types of and trends in methodological approaches
- The ethics of research
With digestible chapter introductions, thinking points and suggestions for research or dissertation topics, readers are also able to locate their own work in an international landscape. This is the perfect ‘go to’ resource for all early childhood education and social science researchers.
Cathy Nutbrown will be discussing ideas from Early Childhood Educational Research in Doing Your Early Years Research Project, a SAGE Masterclass for early years students and practitioners in collaboration with Kathy Brodie. Find out more here.
This is an invaluable, highly principled book in which Professor Cathy Nutbrown draws on wide, up-to-date research as well as her own experience and reflections as a practitioner, researcher and sharply political being. The work is at once a celebration of all that has been achieved in the field of early childhood and an urgent call for action in order to eradicate inequalities. Each chapter concludes with helpful suggestions of research questions and how these might be approached.