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ERIC Number: EJ1214442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Participatory Pedagogy for Values Education in Early Childhood Education
van Krieken Robson, Jennifer
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v27 n3 p420-431 2019
Practitioners working with young children in the provision of early childhood education (ECE) are often directed by state governments to mediate specific values through their pedagogical practice. This paper reports the findings from a small scale empirical research study exploring the pedagogy applied by ECE practitioners in this context. I argue that moral pedagogies, where children are positioned as constructors of knowledge about values, have the potential to support ECE practice in ways that respect and uphold children's rights. Such an approach requires practitioners to adopt a critical stance and consider their epistemic beliefs about how children learn. I suggest that this process may be enhanced by practitioners' reflecting on the positioning of children within pedagogical relationships through the lens of child rights.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom