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ERIC Number: ED533066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 272
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-2301-1976-X
Comparative Early Childhood Education Services: International Perspectives. Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood
Duncan, Judith, Ed.; One, Sarah Te, Ed.
Palgrave Macmillan
This edited international collection re-conceptualizes the place of early childhood education and care services (ECEC) within communities and challenges traditional approaches to family involvement and partnerships in ECEC. Using a range of theoretical positions, the authors present research-based discussions from five countries which challenge existing ECEC discourses of child-centeredness. In this book teachers, a range of professionals working with children, and researchers explore pedagogy in ECEC as sites for building socially just, inclusive, democratic communities that enhance families' sense of belonging, connectedness, resilience, and identity. This book contains the following: (1) Introduction (Judith Duncan and Sarah Te One); (2) Building communities: Begins in the early years (Judith Duncan); (3) Working with strengths: Building resilience in communities and families (Robyn Munford); (4) Families and young children in Arizona: Stories from a contextualized statewide study (Beth Blue Swadener, Jamie Joanou, and Dawn Holiday); (5) Beyond heteronormativity: Hospitality as curriculum (Debora Lee); (6) Integrated Services in Australia (Jennifer Sumsion, Fraces Press, and Sandie Wong); (7) Disturbing cultures of incarceration: Resilience, the struggle for normality and the imprisoned family (Rachel Holmes, Liz Jones, and Maggie MacLure); (8) Creating community through connections in SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children's Education) (Sarah Te One and Val Podmore); (9) Active adult participation in early childhood centres: Community well-being (Judith Duncan); (10) Collaborative play as new methodology: Co-constructing knowledge of early child development in The CHILD Project (Hillel Goelman and Jayne Pivik); and (11) Conclusion and final comments (Judith Duncan). (Contains 7 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Australia