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ERIC Number: EJ867588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Reported Research Funding in Four Early Childhood Journals
Walsh, Bridget A.; Sanchez, Claudia
Early Childhood Education Journal, v37 n4 p289-293 Jan 2010
Funding for research in the area of early childhood is an ongoing challenge. The present research objective was to identify the frequency of acknowledgment of federal funding in articles published by four leading early childhood journals from 1999 to 2008. We conducted a content analysis of 1,338 publications found in "Early Child Development and Care, Early Childhood Education Journal, Early Childhood Research and Practice", and "Early Childhood Research Quarterly". Approximately 28% of the sample (368 articles in the target journals) reported funding in general. More specifically, 43% of the sample (160 articles of the 368 articles funded) reported federal funding. It is concluded that external funding, particularly federal funding for early childhood research may be the exception rather than the rule.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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