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EDPD 8085 Early Childhood Research: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDPD 8085 Course Readings

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Allen, L., & Kelly, B. B. (Eds.). (2015). Transforming the workforce for children birth through age 8: A unifying foundation. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi:10.17226/19401

Biersteker, L., Dawes, A., Hendricks, L., & Tredoux, C. (2016). Center-based early childhood care and education program quality: A South African study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, 334–344. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2016.01.004

Bradford, H., & Wyse, D. (2013). Writing and writers: The perceptions of young children and their parents. Early Years, 33(3), 252–265. doi:10.1080/09575146.2012.744957

Carter, M. A. (2015). Young children’s social behaviour: A Singapore perspective. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(2), 30–38.

Doucet, F., Banerjee, M., & Parade, S. (2016). What should young Black children know about race? Parents of preschoolers, preparation for bias, and promoting egalitarianism. Journal of Early Childhood Research. doi:10.1177/1476718x16630763

Genuis, S. K., Willows, N., & Jardine, C. (2015). Through the lens of our cameras: Children’s lived experience with food security in a Canadian Indigenous community. Child: Care, Health & Development, 41(4), 600–610. doi:10.1111/cch.12182

Gerrish, M. (2014). An examination of teachers’ lived experiences while working at nature-based preschool programs (Doctoral dissertation).

Graham, A., Powell, M. A., & Taylor, N. (2015). Ethical research involving children: Encouraging reflexive engagement in research with children and young people. Children & Society, 29(5), 331–343. doi:10.1111/chso.12089

Halberstadt, A. G., Langley, H. A., Hussong, A. M., Rothenberg, W. A., Coffman, J. L., Mokrova, I., & Costanzo, P. R. (2016). Parents’ understanding of gratitude in children: A thematic analysis. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, 439–451. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2016.01.014

Iannacci, L. (2015). Negotiating consent: Neoliberalism and the politics of conducting research with young children. Canadian Children, 40(3), 16–26.

Knight, L., McArdle, F., Cumming, T., Bone, J., Li, L., Peterken, C., & Ridgway, A. (2015). Intergenerational collaborative drawing: A research method for researching with/about young children. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(4), 21–29.

Kondo, K., & Sjöberg, U. (2012). Children’s perspectives through the camera lens. NORDICOM Review, 33(1), 3–17.

Kuwabara, M., & Smith, L. B. (2016). Cultural differences in visual object recognition in 3-year-old children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 147, 22–38. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2016.02.006

Leeson, C. (2014). Asking difficult questions: Exploring research methods with children on painful issues. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 37(2), 206–222. doi:10.1080/1743727x.2013.820643

Li, K., Pan, Y., Hu, B., Burchinal, M., De Marco, A., Fan, X., & Qin, J. (2016). Early childhood education quality and child outcomes in China: Evidence from Zhejiang Province. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, 427–438. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2016.01.009

Mayne, F., & Howitt, C. (2015). How far have we come in respecting young children in our research? A meta-analysis of reported early childhood research practice from 2009 to 2012. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(4), 30–38.

Moyer-Packenham, P. S., Shumway, J. F., Bullock, E., Tucker, S. I., Anderson-Pence, K. L., Westenskow, A., . . . & Jordan, K. (2015). Young children’s learning performance and efficiency when using virtual manipulative mathematics iPad apps. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 34(1), 41–69. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from

Ploof, R. (2014). Connection between early childhood teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding play (Doctoral dissertation). 

Riggins, T., Geng, F., Blankenship, S. L., & Redcay, E. (2016). Hippocampal functional connectivity and episodic memory in early childhood. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1958–69. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2016.02.002

Sebsibe, A. (2011). The cultural link between early childhood development and economic growth in Ethiopia (Doctoral dissertation).

Servos, J. E., Dewar, B. A., Bosacki, S. L., & Coplan, R. J. (2016). Canadian early childhood educators’ perceptions of young children’s gender-role play and cultural identity. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 14(3), 324–332. doi:10.1177/1476718X15579740

Slot, P. L., Leseman, P. P. M., Verhagen, J., & Mulder, H. (2015). Associations between structural quality aspects and process quality in Dutch early childhood education and care settings. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 33, 64–76. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.06.001

Subramanian, M. (2015). Rethinking play: A postcolonial feminist critique of international early childhood education policy. International Journal of Educational Development, 45, 161–168. doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2015.10.001

Wang, J., Ortiz, T., Navarro, D., Maier, R., Wang, S., Wang, L., & Wang, L. (2016). An empirical study of early childhood support through partnership building. Evaluation and Program Planning, 59, 74–80. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.08.007

Zinsser, K. M., & Curby, T. W. (2014). Understanding preschool teachers’ emotional support as a function of center climate. SAGE Open, 4(4), 1–9. doi:10.1177/2158244014560728

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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