ERIC Number: EJ1069952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
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"She Don't Know I Got It. You Ain't Gonna Tell Her, Are You?" Popular Culture as Resistance in American Preschools
Henward, Allison S.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v46 n3 p208-223 Sep 2015
Popular culture is often a site of contestation in preschool classrooms. A multisited ethnographic design revealed preschools employed varied strategies to limit popular culture. Teacher and children's actions were considered through Michel de Certeau's (1984) concepts of tactics and strategies. Interviews and observations revealed children were well aware of rules limiting popular culture and agentively engaged in tactical resistance in order to insert their voices into the preschool curriculum.
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Interviews, Observation, Resistance (Psychology), Ethnography, Standards, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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