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ERIC Number: EJ1051259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Identity and Power, "Meaning", Gender and Age: Children's Creative Work as a Signifying Practice
Lind, Ulla
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v6 n3 p256-268 2005
This article presents a negotiating practice that demonstrates the importance of the interplay of visual, verbal and linguistic signs. As such it discusses the relationship between identity and a signifying practice in a Swedish preschool, as children and teachers negotiate meaning. With emphasis on the relationship between building identity and having access to discourses, the notion of identity is troubled among these children, the teachers and within the research practice. A negotiating practice unfolds thanks to a documentation practice that also forms the research material: photographs and conversations made and used within the children's work in a seven month-long creative process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden