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Global Perspectives of Early Childhood Education

Global Perspectives of Early Childhood Education
Valuing Local Cultures

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January 2023 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This text offers students rich local cultural examples of Early Childhood Education from around the world. Informed by first-hand research and practice, the book provides authentic snapshots of ECE from countries, including Afghanistan, Australia, Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Eswatini, Mongolia, Nepal, Sami children of Finland, and Syrian refugee children, enabling readers to better understand the wider determinants influencing the multiplicity and diversity of children’s daily experiences. With expert contributors drawn from across the world, this book is essential reading for those interested in global perspectives on early childhood.

Dr Naomi McLeod is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Liverpool John Moores University.

Dr Emem E.Okon develops professional development programmes for educational practitioners in Nigeria.  

Diane Garrison is an anti-racist, educator, leader and community mentor. 

Dr Diane Boyd is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Liverpool John Moores University.

Dr Angela Daly is a Reader in Education and Global Learning at Liverpool John Moores University.




Part 1: Early Childhood Education in a Range of Countries
Rachel Maranto
Chapter 1: Early Childhood Education in Afghanistan
Catrina Luz Aniere, Sandra Wooltorton and Diane Boyd
Chapter 2: Kids on Country: An Indigenous Programme in Australia
Naiara Unzurrunzaga Martínez and Lidia Cerqueira
Chapter 3: Early Childhood Education for Indigenous Children in Brazil
Cristian Fabbi, Tarja Karlsson Häikiö and Emem E. Okon
Chapter 4: Early Childhood Development and Education in The Kingdom of Eswatini
Naomi McLeod, Diane Garrison, Monika Quarcoo and Dominika Zbyl
Chapter 5: Early Childhood Education in Ghana
Julia Morgan and Tumendelger Sengedorj
Chapter 6: Early Childhood Education for Nomadic Children in Mongolia
Kishore Shrestha, Babu Kaji and Angela Daly
Chapter 7: Early Childhood Education and Development in Nepal
Emem E. Okon
Chapter 8: Early Childhood Education in Nigeria
Tarja Karlsson Häikiö, Pigga Keskitalo and Liisa Lohilahti
Chapter 9: Early Childhood Education for Indigenous Sámi Children of Finland
Julia Morgan
Chapter 10: Early Childhood Education and Care for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey
Part 2: Pedagogical Themes
Chapter 11: Democratic Learning: Participation and Children’s Rights
Chapter 12: Playful Learning
Chapter 13: Identity and a Sense of Belonging
Chapter 14: Outdoor Learning Environments
Chapter 15: Learning at Home and in the Community
Chapter 16: School Readiness and Formal Learning
Chapter 17: Culturally Respectful Professional Development

Not adopted for this module but being inspected by team as a potential for next year's year 2 module on the foundation degree course.

Ms susan Gunn
Centre For Early Childhood, Worcester University
September 29, 2023

An excellent text discussing global perspectives of early childhood education that are accessible to students. The case study approach provides context that is engaging and informative that draws in the reader, to then continue to think about those overarching bigger issues.

Mrs Karen Williams
Faculty of Education, Health & Well-being (Walsall), Wolverhampton University
August 21, 2023

Excellent resource, which will be invaluable to the degree level learners

Miss Paula Ledson
Teaching, Learning and Standards, Riverside College Halton
October 3, 2023

This text provides a wealth of information on early childhood education from around the world. Just what I needed to get my students thinking about the bigger picture.

Ms Cheryl Anthony
Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
December 2, 2022

Really useful text that relates to our teaching content

Ms Helen Louise Cazaly
School of Education (Clifton), Nottingham Trent University
November 14, 2023

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