Ending epistemic exclusion: toward a truly global science and practice of early childhood development

Gabriel Scheidecker*, Bethlehem Tekola, Muneera Rasheed, Seth Oppong, Francesca Mezzenzana, Heidi Keller, Nandita Chaudhary

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Abstract

The science and practice of Early Childhood Development (ECD) rely heavily on research from the Euro-American middle class—a minority of the world's population—and research in or from the majority world is severely under-represented. This problem has been acknowledged in ECD,1 an applied field aiming to assess and improve child development globally, and in the related fields of global health2 and developmental sciences.3 Thus, now is the time to search for effective pathways towards global representation. To date, most calls for change within ECD and related fields have focused on various aspects of knowledge production4 and publication.1, 5
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-5
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet Child and Adolescent Health
Volume8
Issue number1
Early online date19 Nov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024

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