10. Early Childhood as a Foundation for Civic Engagement

  1. Lonnie R. Sherrod,
  2. Judith Torney-Purta and
  3. Constance A. Flanagan
  1. Jennifer Astuto1 and
  2. Martin D. Ruck2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch10

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth

How to Cite

Astuto, J. and Ruck, M. D. (2010) Early Childhood as a Foundation for Civic Engagement, in Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth (eds L. R. Sherrod, J. Torney-Purta and C. A. Flanagan), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767603.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    New York University

  2. 2

    City University of New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470522745

Online ISBN: 9780470767603

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Keywords:

  • young children;
  • early childhood education;
  • civic engagement;
  • play;
  • children's rights;
  • classroom settings;
  • executive function;
  • pro-social skills

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The History of Civic Engagement Research with Young Children

  • Early Childhood Competences and Later Civic Engagement

  • Executive Functions and Prosocial Skills: Precursors to Later Civic Engagement?

  • Early Childhood Settings as a Context of Development of Civic Engagement

  • Children as Citizens

  • Children'S Right to Play in Early Childhood

  • Challenges to Opportunities for Play

  • Research, Practice, and Policy Implications

  • Conclusion