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ERIC Number: EJ900804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Re(con)ceiving Young Children's Curricular Performativity
Sellers, Marg
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v23 n5 p557-577 Sep 2010
Working (with) Deleuzo-Guattarian philosophical imaginaries opens (to) a multiplicity of possibilities for thinking differently about curriculum, young children and how they perform their curricular understandings. In this article I work (as) rhizome, bringing the imaginaries "becoming" and "milieu" into an early childhood curriculum conversation towards perturbing conventional, entrenched developmental understandings of young children and their learning. It is within/in multiplicitous processing through becoming-child(ren) that I re(con)ceive children and their relationships with curriculum as a performativity of the milieu(s) they inhabit, milieus that slide alongside/over/through those of adult worlds of curriculum. With/in milieus that children generate for their learning, the complexity of play(ing) is like clouds sculpting skyscapes as they make visible the always already happenings of their curricular performativity. (Contains 2 figures, 2 maps, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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