ERIC Number: EJ1111547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
At Sea: What Direction for Critical Early Childhood Research?
Journal of Pedagogy, v7 n1 p107-121 Jun 2016
In this paper I reflect on the dilemma critical early childhood research finds itself in today. In order to distinguish and distance ourselves from the certainties and seemingly unquestionable truths of post-political, mainstream, "normalised" research and its entanglement with neoliberal agendas and corporate interests, have we rendered ourselves irrelevant in the struggle for social justice that once formed the basis for critical inquiry in our field? What hope can there be to (re-)claim the political in our research, and what new (and old) alliances can we count on?
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Social Justice, Political Issues, Inquiry, Educational Quality, Neoliberalism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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