A wholeness approach to babies’ and toddlers’ learning and development

Liang Li, Gloria Quiñones, Avis Ridgway

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In this chapter the three co-authors and editors, from varied cultural backgrounds, choose a ‘wholeness approach’ to bring coherence to the work of contributing scholars who offer local and international research in their studies of babies and toddlers. Through these collaborations, a new model for thinking about studying babies and toddlers was generated. The potentialities of an adapted wholeness approach for uniting the diverse ideas into a meaningful whole are an exciting challenge for researchers studying babies and toddlers in the field of early childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudying babies and toddlers
Subtitle of host publicationRelationships in cultural contexts
EditorsLiang Li, Gloria Quinones, Avis Ridgway
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789811031977
ISBN (Print)9789811031953
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
ISSN (Print)2468-8746
ISSN (Electronic)2468-8754


  • Babies and toddlers
  • Cultural contexts
  • Relationships
  • Theoretical model
  • Wholeness approach

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