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Changing Images of Early Childhood


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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.

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Visual Arts with Young Children Practices, Pedagogies, and Learning

Visual Arts with Young Children: Practices, Pedagogies, and Learning

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hayon Park, Christopher M. Schulte
February 16, 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...

Educating for Social Justice in Early Childhood

Educating for Social Justice in Early Childhood

1st Edition

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. ...

Rethinking Early Literacies Reading and Rewriting Worlds

Rethinking Early Literacies: Reading and Rewriting Worlds

1st Edition

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, ...

Meaning Making in Early Childhood Research Pedagogies and the Personal

Meaning Making in Early Childhood Research: Pedagogies and the Personal

1st Edition

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 ...

Found in Translation Connecting Reconceptualist Thinking with Early Childhood Education Practices

Found in Translation: Connecting Reconceptualist Thinking with Early Childhood Education Practices

1st Edition

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...

Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education

Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education

1st Edition

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 ...

Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research Imagining New Possibilities

Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research: Imagining New Possibilities

1st Edition

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 ...

Bodies as Sites of Cultural Reflection in Early Childhood Education

Bodies as Sites of Cultural Reflection in Early Childhood Education

1st Edition

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. ...

Early Childhood Qualitative Research

Early Childhood Qualitative Research

1st Edition

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, ...

Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts Ways of Seeing

Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts: Ways of Seeing

1st Edition

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: ...

Playing It Straight Uncovering Gender Discourse in the Early Childhood Classroom

Playing It Straight: Uncovering Gender Discourse in the Early Childhood Classroom

1st Edition

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 ...

Diversities in Early Childhood Education Rethinking and Doing

Diversities in Early Childhood Education: Rethinking and Doing

1st Edition

Celia Genishi, A. Lin Goodwin
October 29, 2007

This collection, edited by leaders in the field of early childhood and multicultural education, is a valuable resource for those studying and working with young children. Chapters emphasize the relationship between theory, research, and practice, and provide illustrations of equitable and ...

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