Resources & Links


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  14. Britto, P. R., & Ulkuer N. (2012). Child development in the multiple indicator cluster survey (MICS): Child rights and policy implications. Child Development, in press.
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Books / Chapters

  1. Bloom, P. (2004). Descartes’ baby: How the science of child development explains what makes us human. New York, NY: Basic Books.
  2. Bowman, B. T., Donovan, M. S., & Burns, M. S. (Eds.). (2001). Eager to learn: Educating our preschoolers. Washington, DC: National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.
  3. Britto, P. R., Engle, P. E., & Super, C. S. (2012). Handbook of early child development research and its impact on global policy. New York: Oxford University Press.
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  5. Carter, C.S., Ahnert, L., Grossmann, K.E., Hrdy, S.B., Lamb, M.E., Porge,s S.W., & Sachser, N. (Eds.). (2005). Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis. Boston, MA: The MIT Press.
  6. Christie, D. J., Wagner, R. V., & Winter, D. A. (Eds.). (2001). Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
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  21. Pruett KD. (2000). Fatherneed: Why father care is as essential as mother care to your child. New York, NY: The Free Press.
  22. Richter, L., Dawes, A., & de Kadt, J. (2010). Early childhood. In I. Petersen, A. Bhana, A. J. Flisher, L. Swartz & L. Richter (Eds.), Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts (pp. 99–123). Cape Town, South Africa: Human Science Research Council.
  23. Roylance, S., et al. (2012). The Family and the MDGs. Doha, Qatar: Doha Institute for Family Studies and Development. Retrieved from
  24. Schweinhart, L. J., Montie, J., Xiang, Z., Barnett, W. S., Belfield, C. R., & Nores, M. (2005). Lifetime effects: The HighScope Perry preschool study through age 40. (Monographs of the HighScope Educational Research Foundation, 14). Ypsilanti, MI: HighScope Press.
  25. Shonkoff, J. P., & Phillips, D. A. (Eds.). (2000). From neurons to neighborhoods: The science of early childhood development. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
  26. Tamis-LeMonda, C. S., & Cabrera, N. (Eds.) (2002). Handbook of father involvement: Multidisciplinary perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  27. Tuna, A., & Hayden, J. (Eds.). (2010). Early childhood programs as the doorway to social cohesion: Application of Vygotsky’s ideas from an east-west perspective. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
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Policy Briefs

  1. Ager A, Annan J, Panter-Brick C (2013). Resilience - From conceptualization to effective intervention. Policy brief for humanitarian and development agencies. Open access...

Technical Reports

  1. Britto, P. R., Yoshikawa, H., & Boller, K. (2011). Quality of early childhood development programs in global contexts: Rationale for investment, conceptual framework and implications for equity. Society for Research in Child Development Social Policy Report, 25(2).
  2. Hommel, R., Freiberg, K., Lamb, C., Leech, M., Carr, Hampshire,A., Hay, I., A., Elias, G., Manning, M., Teague, R., & Batchelor, S. (2006). The pathways to prevention project: The first five years, 1999-2004. Sydney, Australia: Mission Australia and the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance, Griffith University.
  3. Koçak, A. (2004). Evaluation report of the Father-Support Program. Istanbul, Turkey: Mother-Child Education Foundation Publications.
  4. Koçak, A., & Bekman, S. (2009). Mothers speaking: A study on the experience of mothers with mother-child education program (MOCEP). Istanbul, Turkey: Boğaziçi University Faculty of Education.
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  6. Moran, P., Ghate, D., & van der Merwe, A. (2004). What works in parenting support? A review of the international evidence. UK Department of Education and Skills Research Report RR574.
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  11. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). (2007). Strong foundations: Early childhood care and education. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Paper for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2007.
  12. United Nations Children’s Fund. (2006). The state of the world’s children 2006: excluded and invisible. New York, NY: UNICEF.
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