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Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy
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Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Pia Rebello Britto, Patrice L. Engle, and Charles M. Super

Abstract

Globally, young children bear the greatest burden of poverty, disease, neglect, and lack of educational opportunities. This volume’s goal is to promote evidence-based policies for advancing the positive development of young children everywhere, with a specific focus on developing countries. It brings scientific knowledge about early child development in both developed and developing countries to bear on international programs and policies that affect young children and families, focusing on the whole child. The evidence framework is presented from multiple disciplinary and analytical perspecti ... More

Keywords: early childhood development, translation of evidence for policy, low- and middle-income (Lami) countries, effective programs for young children and families, national systems and services, child rights and well-being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199922994
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pia Rebello Britto, editor
Child Study Center, Yale University

Patrice L. Engle, editor
California Polytechnic State University

Charles M. Super, editor
Department of Human and Family Studies, University of Connecticut

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{ Section I } Introduction and Framework for Early Childhood Development Policies

{ 1 } Early Childhood Development

Patrice L. Engle, Pia Rebello Britto, and Charles M. Super

{ 2 } The Powerful Reach of Early Childhood Development

Jack P. Shonkoff, and Linda Richter

{ 3 } Situational Analysis of Young Children in a Changing World

Patrice L. Engle, Nirmala Rao, and Oliver Petrovic

{ 4 } Global Policy Landscape and Early Childhood Development

Pia Rebello Britto, Nurper Ulkuer, William P. Hodges, and Michael F. McCarthy

{ Section II } Analytic and Disciplinary Perspectives

{ 7 } Culture and Early Childhood Development

Harkness Sara, Charles M. Super, Caroline Johnston Mavridis, Oumar Barry, and Marian Zeitlin

{ Section III } Programmatic Approaches to Early Childhood Development

{ 9 } The Role of the Health Sector in Early Childhood Development

Patrice L. Engle, Mary E. Young, and Giorgio Tamburlini

{ 10 } Nutrition-Based Approaches to Early Childhood Development

Aisha K. Yousafzai, Mohammad Y. Yakoob, and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

{ 12 } Preventing Violence Against Young Children

Clarice Da Silva e Paula, Cassie Landers, and Theresa Kilbane

{ 13 } Social Protection and Welfare Systems

Lawrence Aber, Linda Biersteker, Andrew Dawes, and Laura Rawlings

{ 15 } Parents and Communities

Kathy Bartlett, Paul Stephenson, and Louie Cadaing

{ 17 } Media and Early Childhood Development

Dafna Lemish, and Barbara Kolucki

{ Section IV } Measurement and Monitoring of Programs and Policies

{ 18 } Assessing Early Childhood Development

Marc H. Bornstein, and Jennifer E. Lansford

{ Section V } Building and Strengthening the Early Childhood Development Programs

{ 21 } National Agency Systems

Maha B. Homsi, and Lara A. Hussein

{ 25 } Effective Financing

Alexandria Valerio, and Marito H. Garcia

{ Section VI } Conclusions

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