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Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy$
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Pia Rebello Britto, Patrice L. Engle, and Charles M. Super

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199922994

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.001.0001

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Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development

translating research to global policy

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

Patrice L. Engle

Pia Rebello Britto

Charles M. Super

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter has been designed to provide a broad definition of early childhood development (ECD) and a detailed description of the conceptual organizing framework of the volume. The definition of ECD is both comprehensive and multidisciplinary, in keeping with the tone and contributions to the volume. The framework has been designed with consideration of the global implications for ECD programs and policies. This introductory chapter provides a brief overview and description of every chapter in the book by section, including the commentaries.

Keywords:   early childhood development, programs and policies, evidence framework, implications for human development

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