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Recent decades have seen an upsurge of research with and about young children, their families and communities. The Handbook of Early Childhood Research will provide a landmark overview of the field of early childhood research and will set an agenda for early childhood research into the future. It includes 31 chapters provided by internationally recognized experts in early childhood research. The team of international contributors apply their expertise to conceptual and methodological issues in research and to relevant fields of practice and policy. The Handbook recognizes the main contexts of early childhood research: home and family contexts; out-of-home contexts such as services for young children and their families; and broader societal contexts of that evoke risk for young children. The Handbook includes sections on: the field of early childhood research and its key contributions new theories and theoretical approaches in early childhood research collecting and analysing data applications of early childhood research This Handbook will become the valuable reference text for students, practitioners and researchers from across the social sciences and beyond who are engaged in research with young children.

Researching Technologies in Children's Worlds and Futures
Researching technologies in children's worlds and futures
Jackie Marsh
INTRODUCTION

Research on young children's engagement with digital technologies has been a growing area of study over the past decade, as researchers and early childhood educators have become increasingly aware of the significance of changing technologies for children's lives and learning. This chapter reflects on the theoretical and methodological approaches utilized across a range of studies and draws out some of the key findings from this research. It takes an international perspective, recognizing the complexities inherent in the interplay between the Global North and the Global South. The chapter acknowledges the interdisciplinary nature of studies in this field and considers theoretical frameworks emerging from psychology, sociology, linguistics and cultural studies, amongst ...

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