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Is early childhood relevant to peacebuilding?
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by Diane Sunar et al. (2013)

Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) and Yale authors present findings from world experts who were polled to ascertain their agreement on the hypothesis that early childhood development (ECD) is a pathway to peace. 

Full text J Peacebuilding & Dev here

Resilience in child development – interconnected pathways to wellbeing
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by Catherine Panter-Brick & James F. Leckman (Yale). (2013) 

"In our view, attention to interventions with synergistic effects across multiple one of the most exciting foci of research and practice in child development." - Authors 

Full text J Child Psychology and Psychiatry here

Handbook of Early Child Development Research and its Impact on Global Policy
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Edited by Pia Britto (Yale), Patrice Engle (Cal Poly State) & Charles Super (UConn). (2013)

Available from Oxford Press

“This handbook has become the bible for making ECD central to the post-2015 development agenda.” 

R.H. Dame Tessa Jowell, DBE (Member of Parliament, London, UK)

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  17. Lamb, M. E. (Ed.). (2003). The role of the father in child development (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 
  18. Leckman, J. F., Panter-Brick, C. S.,& Salah, R. (Eds.). (Nov 2014). Pathways to Peace: The transformative power of children and familes. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
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  27. 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. 
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  30. 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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Children of Afghanistan: The Path to Peace

by Jennifer Heath (Editor), Ashraf Zahedi (Editor). (2014)

Chapter contribution by Yale professors, Drs. Catherine Panter-Brick & Mark Eggerman. 

The first volume that not only attempts to analyze the range of challenges facing Afghan children across class, gender, and region but also offers solutions to the problems they face.