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ERIC Number: EJ1100666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Young Children Demystifying and Remaking the University through Critical Play
Campano, Gerald; Ngo, Lan; Low, David E.; Bartow Jacobs, Katrina
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v16 n2 p199-227 Jun 2016
This article, part of a four-year research partnership with a multilingual faith community and its school, explores what happened when we invited young children in an aftercare program to inquire into the university from their perspectives. Through a sociocultural literacy framework and realist theories of identity and experience, we examine the children's organic forms of sense making through what we describe as critical play. The children took up our invitation to represent their inquiries into college by using humour and imagination to demystify the university and make it their own. We conclude with some specific recommendations for colleges and universities interested in supporting access to higher education, especially for those young children who may not have the economic means or the entitlement of institutional legacy as part of their social habitus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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