Troubling the Changing Paradigms: An Educational Philosophy and Theory Early Childhood Reader, Volume IV, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Troubling the Changing Paradigms

An Educational Philosophy and Theory Early Childhood Reader, Volume IV, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael A. Peters, Marek Tesar

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168 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Troubling the Changing Paradigms is the fourth volume in the Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice series and represents a collection of texts that were selected as representations of the philosophy and pedagogy of early years, childhood and early childhood education. The philosophy of the early years is complex, and this book demonstrates how this fascinating subject can be interlinked with both the philosophy and history of education as being instrumental in shaping the child subject, childhoods and children’s educational futures. 

This book demonstrates the application of philosophical and theoretical perspectives that provide us with global and local narratives and understandings of children as subjects, and their subjectivities. The philosophical traditions offer new spaces in which to think about alternative childhoods, and contribute to an important analysis in which philosophy has the capacity to shape children’s lives and education, and to elevate the multiplicity of discourses around very young children and their education and care. Through the texts in this volume, the authors aim to find creative philosophical forms that are capable of interrupting, if not disrupting, traditional and, in some settings, perhaps more conventional discourses about children and their childhoods. These philosophical forms present productive ways that allow fresh conceptions of what is all too often an assumed set of subjectivities and experiences about very young children. 

Troubling the Changing Paradigms will be key reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, philosophy, education, educational theory, post-structural theory, the policy and politics of education, and the pedagogy of education.

Table of Contents

Citation Information

Introduction 

1. NEW: The Philosophy of Early Childhood: Examining the Cradle of the Evil, Rational and Free Child (Michael Peters and Marek Tesar) 

2. Child-Rearing: On government intervention and the discourse of experts (Paul Smeyers)

3. Out of Place: Economic Imperialisms in Early Childhood Education (Margaret Stuart)

4. The Politics of Processes and Products in Education: An Early Childhood Metanarrative Crisis? (Andrew Gibbons)

5. Narrative Identity and Early Childhood Education (Sandy Farquhar)

6. Global Crisis: Local Reality?: An International Analysis of ‘Crisis’ in the Early Years (E. Jayne White and Ingrid Pramling-Samuelsson)

7. Otherness ‘without Ostracism or Levelling’: Towards Fresh Orientations to Teacher Foreigners in Early Childhood Education (Sonja Arndt)

8. Meetings Across the Paradigmatic Divide (Peter Moss)

9. An Encounter with ‘Sayings’ of Curriculum: Levinas and the Formalisation of Infants’ Learning (Sandra Cheeseman, Frances Press and Jennifer Sumsion)

10. My Feelings: Power, Politics and Childhood Subjectivities (Marek Tesar)

11. In Early Childhood: What's Language about? (Liane Mozère)

About the Series

Educational Philosophy and Theory: Editor’s Choice

The EPAT Editor's Choice series comprises innovative and influential articles drawn from the Educational Philosophy and Theory journal archives, spanning 46 volumes, from 1969. Each volume represents a selection of important articles that respond to and focus on a particular theme, celebrating and emphasizing the heritage and history of the work, as well as the cutting edge contemporary contributions available. The series will create a rich vertical collection across five decades of seminal scholarship, contextualizing and elevating specific themes, scholars and their work. The EPAT Editor, Michael A. Peters, introduces each volume, the theme, and the work selected within that volume.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU023000
EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
EDU037000
EDUCATION / Research
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects