Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

Online Journals in EI/ECSE

The following peer-reviewed journals are available online in their entirety or partially.

WWW: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Scholarly Journals

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) publishes the following journals.

WWW: Child Development Perspectives

This journal from the Society for Research in Child Development is meant to encourage multidisciplinary and international dialogue and provide summary reports on a variety of topics related to the developmental sciences. It includes reviews, commentary, and groups of papers on a targeted issue.

WWW: Child Welfare Journal

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The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is an association of approximately 800 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families every year. Since 1921, this peer-reviewed journal has been dissemminating information about the special problems facing these vulnerable children and their families. It is meant to link the latest findings in child welfare and related research with best practice, policy, and program development for child welfare and associated professionals. It is published every other month. Two of the six issues per year are special issues on specific topics.

WWW: Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (CIEC)

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Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood is a new online, fully-refereed, international research journal. The journal provides a forum for researchers and professionals who are exploring new and alternative perspectives in their work with young children (from birth to eight years of age) and their families. It aims to present opportunities for scholars to highlight the ways in which the boundaries of early childhood studies and practice are expanding, and for readers to participate in the discussion of emerging issues, contradictions and possibilities.

WWW: Early Childhood Education Journal

The Early Childhood Education Journal is a professional publication for early childhood practitioners dedicated to the education and care of young children, ages birth through eight. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles covering curriculum, child care programs, administration, staff development, family-school relationships, equity issues, multicultural units, health nutrition, facilities, special needs, employer-sponsored care, infant/toddler programs, child development, advocacy, and more. Articles analyze issues, trends, policies, and practices, as well as offering well-documented points-of-view and practical recommendations.

All visitors may browse and search tables of contents and article abstracts online. In addition, all visitors may access single articles through the ArticleSelect and Pay-Per-View options. Licensed visitors may view enhanced abstracts with references, along with full-text material.

WWW: Early Childhood Research & Practice

Early Childhood Research & Practice (ECRP), a peer-reviewed electronic journal sponsored by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, covers topics related to the development, care, and education of children from birth to approximately age 8. ECRP emphasizes articles reporting on practice-related research and development, and on issues related to practice, parent participation, and policy. ECRP also includes articles and essays that present opinions and reflections, and letters to the editor.

WWW: Early Childhood Research Quarterly

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Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, this online journal includes articles presenting significant research and scholarship on all topics related to the care and education of children from birth through 8 years. Articles reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field and of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a professional organization with over 100,000 members.

WWW: Early Childhood Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Effectiveness

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This peer-reviewed journal is for interdisciplinary practitioners who work with young children from birth to age 8, including children at risk and those with delayed development. Each issue is thematic and includes articles on current research about effective practice, innovative services and practice, case studies, or integrative scholarly commentaries.The emphasis is on the interdisciplinary nature of early childhood services.

WWW: Early Education and Development

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This is a professional journal for those involved in educational and preschool research and/or services for children and their families: early education supervisors, school psychologists, daycare administrators, child development specialists, developmental and child clinical psychologists, and special education administrators. It is designed to be a connecting link between the research community in early education and child development and school district early education programs, daycare systems, and preschool programs.

WWW: Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development

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The importance of early childhood education and care in providing the foundations for lifelong learning is now widely acknowledged. This journal aims to broaden the international debate about the best provision for young children by representing a wide range of perspectives from different countries, different disciplines and different research methodologies. As the official journal of TACTYC (Training, Advancement and Co-operation in Teaching Young Children), Early Years publishes up-to-date papers on all issues associated with early years education. An email table-of-contents alert service is available free of charge.

WWW: Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews

This online journal publishes reviews of recent books in education, covering the entire range of education scholarship and practice. It is an initiative of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. All submissions are refereed by the editors.

WWW: The Evaluation Exchange

This evaluation periodical from the Harvard Family Research Project addresses current issues facing program evaluators of all levels, with articles written by the most prominent evaluators in the field. Designed as an ongoing discussion among evaluators, program practitioners, funders, and policymakers, The Evaluation Exchange highlights innovative methods and approaches to evaluation, emerging trends in evaluation practice, and practical applications of evaluation theory. It goes out to its subscribers free of charge 3-4 times per year.

WWW: Infant Mental Health Journal

The Infant Mental Health Journal (IMHJ) is the official publication of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) and is copyrighted by the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed research articles, literature reviews, program descriptions & evaluations, clinical studies, and book reviews that focus on infant social-emotional development, caregiver-infant interactions, contextual and cultural influences on infant and family development, and all conditions that place infants and/or their families at risk for less than optimal development.

All visitors may browse and search tables of contents and article abstracts online. In addition, all visitors may access single articles through the ArticleSelect and Pay-Per-View options. Licensed visitors may view enhanced abstracts with references, along with full-text material.

WWW: International Journal of Disability, Development and Education

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Founded in 1954, this is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal with an international focus. It provides a single source of information on the education and development of persons with disabilities. IJDDE aims to publish the very best research and review articles concerned with all aspects of education, human development, special education and rehabilitation. An email table-of-contents alert service is available free of charge.

WWW: International Journal of Early Childhood

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The International Journal of Early Childhood is a blind, peer reviewed journal with members from organizations and libraries in over seventy countries throughout the world. It is distributed twice yearly and features articles in English, French, and Spanish. The journal focuses on key issues in the field of early childhood education and care (ECE). Themes of specific interest are: making children in different cultures visible, multicultural and cross-cultural studies, children'slearning and sustainable development, infants and toddlers in ECE, children's rights, and curriculum questions relatd to ECE.

WWW: International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

The International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal offering scholarly articles on various issues related to young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families. INT-JECSE publishes empirical research, literature reviews, theoretical articles, and book reviews in all aspects of Early Intervention (EI)/Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). Studies from diverse methodologies, including experimental studies using group or single-subject designs, descriptive studies using observational or survey methodologies, case studies, and qualitative studies, are welcome. The INT-JECSE is published twice (June and December) a year.

WWW: International Journal of Early Years Education

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International Journal of Early Years Education is a forum for researchers and practitioners to debate the theories, research, policy and practice which sustain effective early years education world-wide. It offers a comparative perspective on research and major new initiatives in the care and education of young children. Since its inception the journal has carried reports and research articles which evaluate and highlight innovative practice throughout the international community. An email table-of-contents alert service is available free of charge.

WWW: Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education

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This journal of the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators, publishes original manuscripts, reviews, and information about association activities. Its purpose is to provide a forum for consideration of issues and for exchange of information and ideas about research and practice in early childhood teacher education. An email table-of-contents alert service is available free of charge.

WWW: Journal of Early Intervention

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The Journal of Early Intervention is an official publication of the International Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). It publishes articles related to research and practice in early intervention for infants and young children with special needs and their families.

WWW: Journal of Special Education Technology (JSET)

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JSET is a refereed professional journal that presents up-to-date information and opinions about issues, research, policy, and practice related to the use of technology in the field of special education. This online site provides an index and article abstracts. Full text access is restricted to members of the Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children.

WWW: Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Pediatric Physical Therapy is the official journal of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association. It is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to this specialty. The journal is published four times a year and includes articles on developmental concerns, discussions of professional issues, and reports on promising research.

WWW: Young Exceptional Children

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This publication is produced four times a year by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). It contains practical ideas for early childhood teachers, therapists, parents, and administrators.

WWW: ZERO TO THREE Journal

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This journal is published bi-monthly (6 issues per year). It is meant to help early childhood experts, early interventionists, and child care professionals stay current on best practices and the latest knowledge about early childhood development. The journal provides research, practice and policy information for individuals who work with and care about very young children. An index for issues from 2001-2009, with links to the tables of contents, is available online.

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