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Adriany, Vina – Gender and Education, 2019
This paper attempts to explore young children's construction of femininities in a kindergarten in Indonesia. Using a postdevelopmentalist and postcolonial approach, this paper seeks to understand how young children in the school develop, negotiate and resist existing gender construction. This paper is based on an ethnography research conducted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Femininity
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Adriany, Vina – Journal of Pedagogy, 2019
This paper aims to explore how kindergartens in Indonesia become a space to negotiate local and global discourses. Informed by postcolonial theories, it seeks to identify a hybrid space that goes beyond the binary between South and North. Based on fieldwork in three different kindergartens in Indonesia, this paper illuminate different forms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Neoliberalism, Early Childhood Education
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Solehuddin, Muhammad; Adriany, Vina – SAGE Open, 2017
The notion of social justice has often been overlooked in the field of early childhood education because many teachers think that it is too early to introduce the concept to young children. Using multicultural theories, this article attempts to explore kindergarten teachers' perceptions on the issue of social justice. The method adopted in this…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Adriany, Vina; Warin, Jo – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Globally, the child-centred approach to education has influenced practitioners' views of young children as having democratic rights. A key principle of this concept is the belief that each child is unique and can only be compared in relation to their own performance. Here we employ a feminist poststructuralist approach to critique the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Gender Differences, Caring