ERIC Number: EJ1064472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Getting behind Discourses of Love, Care and Maternalism in Early Childhood Education
Aslanian, Teresa K.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v16 n2 p153-165 Jun 2015
Discourses of love, care and maternalism affect the everyday lives of children enrolled in early childhood education. These discourses bear witness to the ontological transformation that has occurred since the Romantic era that birthed the kindergarten movement to today. Reflecting on historical discourses of love, care and maternalism from the Romantic era, this article considers how the historical development of these discourses affects our professional understandings of love, care and maternalism in early childhood education.
Descriptors: Caring, Early Childhood Education, Intimacy, Hermeneutics, Discourse Analysis, Montessori Method, Child Care, Family Environment, Educational History, Ethics, Parent Child Relationship, Family Work Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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