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International Perspectives on Early Childhood Research
A Day in the Life
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
31 Mar 2010
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This book presents an innovative approach to investigating early childhood and human culture more generally. The Day in the Life project studied young children and their families in seven different countries worldwide. The findings of the international, multidisciplinary team are synthesised here in a collaboratively authored study. Different paths to thriving are illustrated through words and images as the authors capture interactions of the girls with their environments, including caregivers. Embodiment, sound, movement and language are all considered in the light of a dynamic approach to multimodal research. The result is a fascinating new contribution to studies of human culture, demonstrating how the children learn an enormous amount about the environments in which they live, transforming their own understanding and family life in the course of their activities. The book will be of interest to all those engaged in research and practice concerned with resilience in early childhood, families and the development of multimodal, participatory research methods.


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This book presents an innovative approach to investigating early childhood and human culture more generally. The Day in the Life project studied young children and their families in seven different countries worldwide. The findings of the international, multidisciplinary team are synthesised here in a collaboratively authored study. Different paths to thriving are illustrated through words and images as the authors capture interactions of the girls with their environments, including caregivers. Embodiment, sound, movement and language are all considered in the light of a dynamic approach to multimodal research. The result is a fascinating new contribution to studies of human culture, demonstrating how the children learn an enormous amount about the environments in which they live, transforming their own understanding and family life in the course of their activities. The book will be of interest to all those engaged in research and practice concerned with resilience in early childhood, families and the development of multimodal, participatory research methods.


Reviews

'The respected contributors represent a breadth of diciplinary and subject areas, and reflect the multidisciplinary nature of work and research with young children...a useful addition to the field...repays a careful read...well written, with excellent discussion and analysis accompanied by engaging illustrations...' - Early Years


Contents

Preface
Introduction; J.Gillen & C.A.Cameron
Using Video Technology; R.Hancock, J.Gillen & G.Pinto
Musicality; S.Young & J.Gillen
Emotional Security; C.A.Cameron, A.Talay-Ongan, R.Hancock& S.Tapanya
Eating; J.Gillen & R.Hancock
Notational Systems; G.Pinto, B.Accorti Gamannossi& C.A.Cameron
Humour; E.L.Cameron, B.Accorti Gamannossi, J.Gillen & C.A.Cameron
Conclusions; C.A.Cameron& J.Gillen
Appendix - Locating the Children
List of References
Index


Authors

JULIA GILLEN is Senior Lecturer in Digital Literacies, Lancaster University, UK.
 
CATHERINE ANN CAMERON is Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia, Emerita and Honorary Research Professor at the University of New Brunswick and Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada.