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ERIC Number: EJ1174791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Symmetry and Equality: Bringing Rancière into the Classroom
Skarpenes, Ove; Saeverot, Ane Malene
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v19 n1 p63-71 Mar 2018
Jacques Rancière's sophisticated critique of critical theory is the first step in his call for a renewal of a theory of emancipation. In the first part of the article, the authors outline this critique. Rancière combines pedagogy, art and policy in his attempt to develop a new understanding of equality and emancipation. The authors try as conscientiously as possible to present this argument in the second part of the article. Social and cultural inequalities are increasing in Western societies and have become inconspicuous in schools, and it is against this backdrop that a theory of equality and emancipation is important in regard to early childhood. How can equality be unfolded and interpreted, and put to use for young children? The article advances a case for greater consideration of the emancipation aspects of Rancière's theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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