A Cross-Disciplinary Study of Early Childhood Development and Peacebuilding: New Conceptualizations of Early Childhood for Global Sustainable Development
AUTHOR : Lynn Ang
INFORMATION : page. 1~21 / 2018 Vol.12 No.1
The intersection between Early Childhood Development (ECD), peacebuilding, and sustainable
development is a complex and newly emerging area of research in the cross-disciplinary field of early
childhood and international development. This paper is important for its contribution to the
developing knowledge-base in its conceptualizations of the role of young children in the promotion of
social cohesion and peaceful societies. It begins by discussing the increasingly high profile of ECD
in the global advocacy for building sustainable development. The discussion presents a
multidimensional conceptualization of early childhood that is rooted in a wider social justice and
human rights agenda and encapsulated in an ecological framework that depicts the intrinsic
relationship between the child, family, community, and wider society. The findings reveal the
potential linkages between ECD and young children’s role in fostering peace as conceptualized in
three interrelated paradigms – a rights-based, participatory, and pedagogical approach. The paper
argues for the importance of advancing further research to foster greater understanding of the
connections between children and peacebuilding especially in the context of fragile and conflictaffected
early childhood development,peacebuilding,sustainable development,cross-disciplinary
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Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
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