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ERIC Number: ED573538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 223
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-2-8076-0118-5
Preschool and Im/migrants in Five Countries: England, France, Germany, Italy and United States of America. Early Childhood and Education
Tobin, Joseph, Ed.
Peter Lang Publishing Group
A significant and growing percentage of the children enrolled in early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs in Europe and the United States are children of recent im/migrants. For most young (3-5 years old) children of parents who have come from other countries, ECEC settings are the first context in which they come face to face with differences between the culture of home and the public culture of their new country. For parents who have recently im/migrated to a new country, enrolling their child in an early childhood program is a key moment where cultural values of their home and adopted culture come into contact and, often, conflict. For countries with high rates of im/migration, ECEC programs are key sites for enacting national goals for social inclusion and the creation of new citizens. And yet the field of early childhood education has conducted too little research on the experience of im/migrant children, their families, and their teachers. This book tells the story of our study of beliefs about early childhood education of im/migrant parents and of the practitioners who teach and care for their young children. It is simultaneously a study of im/migration seen from the perspective of early childhood education and of early childhood education seen from the perspective of im/migration. The book answers the questions: What do im/migrant parents want for their children in ECEC programs? How are the perspectives of im/migrant parents like and unalike the perspectives of their children's preschool teachers and of non-immigrant parents? How are England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States using ECEC settings to incorporate im/migrant children and their families into their new society? What can all five countries do better? This book contains the following chapters: (1) Introduction (Susanna Mantovani, Joseph Tobin); (2) Research Methods Overview (Chiara Bove); (3) Videotaping (Fikriye Kurban, Sylvie Rayna, Chiara Bove); (4) Focus Groups (Anja Jungen, Jennifer Adair, Chiara Bove, Nacira Guénif-Souilamas); (5) Coding (Jennifer Adair, Gilles Brougère, Chris Pascal, Giulia Pastori, Annika Sulzer); (6) Researchers as Insiders and Outsiders (Angela Arzubiaga, Dalvir Gill, Fikriye Kurban, Jennifer Adair, Nacira Guénif-Souilamas); (7) Parent and Teacher Perspectives on Curriculum and Pedagogy (Joseph Tobin, Susanna Mantovani, Chris Pascal, Christa Priessing); (8) Cultural and Political Influences on Preschool Pedagogy. The Case of the French école maternelle (Gilles Brougère); (9) Curriculum Perspectives of Turkish Parents in Germany and France (Fikriye Kurban); (10) Language (Dalvir Gil, Tamara Fuster, Nathalie Thomauske, Francesca Zaninelli, Christa Preissing); (11) Migration, Identity and Prejudice (Jennifer Adair, Nacira Guénif-Souilamas, Joseph Tobin); (12) "I'm Not from Here or There". Cultural Citizenship of Mexican Immigrant Parents and Children in the US (Angela Arzubiaga); (13) Italian Immigrant Parents' and Teachers' Views of Immigrant Children's Identity (Guilia Pastori); (14) How Immigrant Parents and Teachers in Italy Talk about Each Other (Susanna Mantovani, Chiari Bove); (15) Asymmetries in Relationships between Teachers and Immigrant Parents (Jennifer Adair, Joseph Tobin); (16) Stories of Interventions. Bringing Parents and Teachers Together (Delia Tamara Fuster, Dalvir Gill, Susanna Mantovani, Tony Bertram, Chris Pascal); and (17) Conclusion (Joseph Tobin, Tony Bertram, Susanna Mantovani).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States; United Kingdom (England); France; Germany; Italy