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ERIC Number: EJ1048294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
A Politics of Imperceptibilities, Possibilities and Early Childhood Practice
Cumming, Tamara; Sumsion, Jennifer
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v15 n4 p368-377 2014
A growing body of research suggests that a range of "hidden" or "less tangible" aspects of early childhood practice play an important part in early childhood practice. The purpose of this article is to contribute to this existing research literature by identifying some of the complex ways that less tangible aspects "work". To do this, the authors focus on a data fragment describing ways that conceptualisations of "secret" are at work in one educator's practice. To give readings of this data fragment, the authors use a strategy of "plugging in" everyday and theoretical understandings of "the secret", and, a popular culture text. The authors also use post-structural understandings of "being" and "language", and additional illustrative data fragments to illuminate these complex aspects of practice at work. The article concludes by considering some implications and cautions of the politics of possibility that the readings of imperceptibility and early childhood practice have opened.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia