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ERIC Number: EJ1069953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Finding a Child's Self: Globalization and the Hybridized Landscape of Korean Early Childhood Education
Ahn, Junehui
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v46 n3 p224-243 Sep 2015
This article examines how Korean early childhood education reform efforts to foster children's selves create a fragmented and conflicting educational landscape. I focus on the complex and uneven ways that imported educational ideals are practiced in local contexts. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a preschool in Seoul, I discuss discrepancies between reform ideals and actual everyday practices to highlight unevenness and nonlinearity of the global circulation of educational ideas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea (Seoul)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A