International Perspectives on Modern Developments in Early Childhood Education

International Perspectives on Modern Developments in Early Childhood Education

Cristina A. Huertas-Abril (University of Córdoba, Spain) and María Elena Gómez-Parra (University of Córdoba, Spain)
Release Date: June, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 343
ISBN13: 9781799825036|ISBN10: 1799825035|EISBN13: 9781799825050|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2503-6


Through different approaches like toys and play, children explore and know the rules and symbols of their communities and recreate roles and situations that reflect their sociocultural and 21st century plurilingual world. As a result, they learn how to subordinate desires to social rules, cooperate with others willingly, and engage in socially appropriate behavior. When they are evaluated together psychologically, there is a current need for action to increase the amount and quality of play provided to children. Since discrepancies are observed between urban and rural areas, as well as among different cultures, there is also a need for a research initiative where cultures can learn and take advantage of the experiences of each other.

International Perspectives on Modern Developments in Early Childhood Education is an essential scholarly publication that identifies ways of intertwining key areas of early childhood education, including international approaches, intercultural education, bilingual/plurilingual education, and the role of play and toys as means for meaningful intercultural and multilingual learning. By incorporating a view of different cultures, societies, languages, and educational experiences in early childhood education, this volume provides data for international and intercultural exchange for the benefit of children. Highlighting a range of topics such as educational systems, play therapy, and games, this book is ideal for early childhood teachers, educators, academicians, researchers, professionals, psychologists, sociologists, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bilingual
  • Children Rights
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Systems
  • Games
  • Learning Objectives
  • Pedagogy
  • Play
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychology

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr Cristina A. Huertas Abril belongs to the Dpt. English and German Philologies of the University of Córdoba, Spain. She is an interdisciplinary researcher working mainly within Translation Studies, IC Studies and Second Language Acquisition and English as a Foreign Language. She has participated in several interdisciplinary teaching innovation projects, and teaches at Master's level at UCO, UCA and UIMP. Moreover, she has taught both in formal and non-formal contents, and has directed and taught several specialization courses on Translation Studies. Since 2013, she is a member of the Research Group PAI-HUM 947 (‘Science, Text and Translation’).