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ERIC Number: EJ1111150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Childhood Geographies and Spatial Justice: Making Sense of Place and Space-Making as Political Acts in Education
Jones, Stephanie; Thiel, Jaye Johnson; Dávila, Denise; Pittard, Elizabeth; Woglom, James F.; Zhou, Xiaodi; Brown, Taryrn; Snow, Marianne
American Educational Research Journal, v53 n4 p1126-1158 Aug 2016
This post-qualitative research analyzes the spatialized practices of young people within a working-class community and how those guided the opening and facilitating of a local community center. Seeing place-making as a social and political act, the authors were inspired by Heath's classic study and argument that children's education might be better served if educators understood and built on their community-based language practices. Writing through theories of new materialism, spatiality, and children's geographies, we build an argument for spatial justice by considering the ways educational scholars and educators might understand and build on children's community-based spatial practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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