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Research Guides: Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia
Print Location: R 372.21 Ea72
This four volume encyclopedia provides detailed entries on policy, research, and practice in early childhood education.
Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children Restricted Resource Some full text available
Addresses critical, cutting edge research on child development, curriculum, policy, and research and evaluation strategies.
Play, Learning, and the Early Childhood Curriculum Restricted Resource Some full text available
Addresses the value of play for children in terms of their development and how educators may take advantage of play in the classroom. 
Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development Some full text available
Free, online encyclopedia covering child psychosocial development from conception to age five. Produced by Canada's Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development.
Sage Handbook of Child Development, Multiculturalism, and Media Restricted Resource Some full text available
This handbook covers how socialization, media, and other factors affect child development.
Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education Restricted Resource Some full text available
Definitive reference for diversity issues in education, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and global dimensions of diversity.
Encyclopedia of Educational Reform and Dissent Restricted Resource Some full text available
Tackles the often contentious history and current movements among both educational reformers and dissenters. 
Handbook for Working with Children and Youth: Pathways to Resilience across Cultures and Contexts Restricted Resource Some full text available
Examines how children and youth survive and thrive despite adversity. Covers theories of resilience, the conduct of research, and interventions across cultures and contexts. 
Watch & Listen: Multimedia Resources
Education Videos | Alexander Street Press Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
Online video focusing on the development and training of teachers. Browse or search for footage of classroom interactions, as well as lectures, documentaries, and demonstrations.
Videatives (streaming video) Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Videatives compiles short video clips of children and teachers, along with informed interpretation by educators. Sample topics include spatial relations, child-child and child-teacher communication. Videos and analysis are arranged by subject and age of child.
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Sage Journals Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
A great multidisciplinary database, this resource provides access to peer-reviewed journal articles in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, medicine, and technology.
ScienceDirect Restricted Resource Some full text available
ScienceDirect is a great database for social and behavioral sciences and a wide variety of physical, life, and health science articles as well. Many of the articles are available in full-text.
Find Articles: Search Databases and e-journals
ERIC Restricted Resource
A great education source, ERIC provides citations and abstracts--and sometimes full text--from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, government documents, theses, dissertations, and technical reports going back to 1966.
Teacher Reference Center Restricted Resource Some full text available
Teacher Reference Center covers a broad range of topics for K-12 grades and higher education. Topics include curriculum development, current pedagogical theories, literacy standards, elementary education and more.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource Some full text available
Connects you to international scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences fields.   Compiled & maintained by American Psychological Association (APA).
ProQuest Social Sciences Restricted Resource Some full text available
Covers education, social work, sociology, psychology and more.  Includes articles from scholarly and trade journals, as well as newspapers and magazines.
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