Books in this forward-thinking series challenge existing practices in early childhood education and reflect the changing images of the field. The series enables readers to engage with contemporary ideas and practices of alternative perspectives which deviate from those theories traditionally associated with the education of young children and their families. Not only do these books make complex theory accessible, they provide early childhood educators with the tools to ensure their practices are backed by appropriate theoretical framework and strong empirical evidence.
Educating for Social Justice in Early Childhood
Found in Translation Connecting Reconceptualist Thinking with Early Childhood Education Practices
By Haeny Yoon, A. Lin Goodwin, Celia Genishi
August 03, 2023
Situated against a backdrop of multiple global pandemics—COVID-19, racial injustice and violence, inequitable resource distribution, political insurrections and unrest—this timely and critical volume argues for a divestment in white privilege and an investment in anti-racist pedagogies and practice...
By Hayon Park, Christopher Schulte
February 24, 2021
Featuring the work of leading scholar-practitioners, Visual Arts with Young Children raises critical questions about the situated nature of the visual arts and its education in early childhood. Innovative chapters explore the relationship of place to art practice and pedagogy, culturally-responsive...
By Shirley A. Kessler, Beth Blue Swadener
September 18, 2019
Bringing together scholarship and examples from practice, this book explores ways in which early childhood curriculum – including classroom practices and community contexts – can more actively engage with a range of social justice issues, democratic principles and anti-oppressive practices. ...
By Mariana Souto-Manning, Haeny S. Yoon
January 25, 2018
Rethinking Early Literacies honors the identities of young children as they read, write, speak, and play across various spaces, in and out of pre/school. Despite narrow curricular mandates and policies, the book highlights the language resources and tools that children cultivate from families, ...
By Jeanne Marie Iorio, Will Parnell
December 18, 2017
Meaning Making in Early Childhood Research asks readers to rethink research in early childhood education through qualitative research practices reflective of arts-based pedagogies. This collection explores how educators and researchers can move toward practices of meaning making in early ...
By Nicola Yelland, Dana Frantz Bentley
December 05, 2017
Found in Translation: Connecting Reconceptualist Thinking with Early Childhood Education Practices highlights the relationships between reconceptualist theory and classroom practice. Each chapter in this edited collection considers a contemporary issue and explores its potential to disrupt the...
By Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor
September 28, 2016
Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education uncovers and interrogates some of the inherent colonialist tensions that are rarely acknowledged and often unwittingly rehearsed within contemporary early childhood education. Through building upon the prior postcolonial ...
By Will Parnell, Jeanne Marie Iorio
January 06, 2016
Recent and increasing efforts to standardize young children’s academic performance have shifted the emphases of education toward normative practices and away from qualitative, substantive intentions. Connection to human experience, compassion for societal ailments, and the joys of learning are ...
By Rachael S. Burke, Judith Duncan
November 20, 2014
Taking the body as a locus for discussion, Rachael S. Burke and Judith Duncan argue not only that implicit cultural practices shape most of the interactions taking place in early childhood curricula and pedagogy but that many of these practices often go unnoticed or unrecognized as being pedagogy. ...
By J. Amos Hatch
November 14, 2006
How can qualitative researchers make the case for the value of their work in a climate that emphasizes so-called "scientifically-based research?" What is the future of qualitative research when such approaches do not meet the narrow criteria being raised as the standard? In this timely collection, ...
By Felicity McArdle, Gail Boldt
April 12, 2013
Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts is an innovative text that describes practices and research that cross all five strands of the arts—visual, drama, music, dance, and media—and illuminates ways of understanding children and their arts practices that go beyond the common traditions. The book: ...
By Mindy Blaise
September 22, 2005
In particular, this book uses alternative theoretical perspectives to focus on how young children are 'doing' gender in kindergarten classroom.Rather than relying exclusively on biological and socialization theories of gender construction, Blaise breaks down theoretical barriers with new ...