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Critical Perspectives On Early Childhood Education

Author : Lois Weis
ISBN : 0791406970
Genre : Education
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This book explores key policy issues related to early childhood education. Through the contributions of various professionals in the field, the editors provide a vision, practical and possible, of early childhood education in the 1990s. Part I delves into the complex world, both personal and professional, of the classroom teacher. The essays in Part II look at issues of the school community, including the roles of class, race, gender, and exceptionality. Finally, Part III examines the relationship between schools and the community-at-large, and how complex issues find their way into social and economic policies that often stifle, rather than support, the democratic vision of American schools. Taken as a whole, the volume presents a stimulating discussion of the current state of early childhood education policy and practice.

Child And Youth Care

Author : Alan Pence
ISBN : 9780774821339
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Critical and postmodern perspectives have been largely underexplored in the field of child and youth care. This book addresses the gap, showcasing cutting-edge approaches to policy, pedagogy, and practice from diverse perspectives and professional settings. The authors challenge deep-seated assumptions about child and youth care by reinterpreting core concepts such as ethics and outcomes and raising questions about underlying goals and premises. Can the ends of practice be separated from the means? For whose benefit are interventions designed? By recognizing a range of social and political influences on children and youth, this volume bears witness to exciting developments in child and youth care.

The Sociology Of Early Childhood

Author : Norman Gabriel
ISBN : 9781473934238
Genre : Education
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Introducing readers to the key historical and sociological perspectives on childhood, this book includes discussion features to encourage students to be critical and discursive around the subject

The First Five Years

Author : Mina Swaminathan
ISBN : 0761992766
Genre : Education
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`They offer an analytic account of eight grassroots programmes and discuss training of personnel, the problems of working women and childcare, and much more. These challenges are both different and similar to ours. A major difference is that India has to provide for a staggering 161 million children aged under six. But what we share is a concern for the empowerment of women, the need to turn our attention to the under-threes, the question of how to determine quality, the 'too formal too early' curriculum, and the need for early years people to be more vociferous in articualting what we know about what young children need' - Nursery World Combining macro and micro perspectives, this book provides a broad overview of the status of early childhood care and education in India today, covering both historical perspectives and an account of current problems and issues.

Critical New Perspectives In Early Childhood Music

Author : Susan Young
ISBN : 9781315294551
Genre : Education
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Exploring and expanding upon current understandings of early childhood music education, this book provides a much-needed response to the rapid social, cultural and technological developments affecting children’s experience of music today. Critical New Perspectives in Early Childhood Music returns to the core question of how children engage, participate and learn through music, and how we are to best harness musical resources to their benefit. Chapters move beyond conservative or traditional models of practice and draw upon new and emerging insights from the fields of childhood studies, neuroscience, psychology and sociology. In-depth analysis of research and real examples from practice illustrate the strengths and possible shortcomings of each approach and acknowledge the diverse impacts of digitisation, increased child autonomy, intensive parenting practices, and cultural and economic diversity on the child’s experience of music. An invaluable theoretical overview of current thinking in relation to contemporary musical childhoods, this book will support and challenge students and early childhood music educators as they rethink practice for the present day.

Critical Perspectives On Technology And Education

Author : Scott Bulfin
ISBN : 9781137385451
Genre : Education
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This book offers critical readings of issues in education and technology and demonstrates how researchers can use critical perspectives from sociology, digital media, cultural studies, and other fields to broaden the "ed-tech" research imagination, open up new topics, ask new questions, develop theory, and articulate an agenda for informed action.

Understanding Phonics And The Teaching Of Reading A Critical Perspective

Author : Goouch, Kathy
ISBN : 9780335222261
Genre : Education
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This groundbreaking book offers critical perspectives on the teaching of reading and phonics, openly challenging contemporary policy in both England and the US.

Early Childhood Education In The United States

Author : Dinah Volk
ISBN : 0367001381
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Early Childhood Education in the United States is rife with contradictions, critique and innovation. It is a time when a status quo - characterized by systemic, historic discrimination; teacher de-professionalization; 'teaching to the test'; and attacks on funding - is challenged by new technologies, new literacies and transformative and critical perspectives and practices that defy assumptions and biases to create cutting-edge, diverse instantiations of Early Childhood Education for children, families, and teachers. This volume, based on a special issue of the Early Years journal written in 2016 before the new administration announced its policies, aims to generate conversations about developments in Early Childhood Education, situated within classist/racist/linguicist and neoliberal contexts, and to analyze critically where we are, where we might go and what we might do. It is also an opportunity to share counter-narratives to the dominant narratives promulgated by many, convinced that narrow, destructive norms of appropriate practice, standards, and accountability, as well as the curtailed achievement of children of Color, those from low income communities, and emergent bilinguals are 'common sense'. These counter-narratives - some about transformational projects that have generated innovative perspectives and practices, and some detailing critical analyses and projects that go beyond to explore issues of power - contest education that disprivileges some children and families while advocating education that is child- and family-centered, culturally relevant and sustaining, equitable and democratic. Our hope is that this work creates a 'space of dialogue and human action' needed even more urgently today. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Early Years journal.

Critical Perspectives On Project Head Start

Author : Jeanne Ellsworth
ISBN : 0791439275
Genre : Education
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Considers how Project Head Start, the federally funded preschool program, has operated (sometimes effectively and comfortably, sometimes not) with families, in communities, and with other institutions. An important look at the intersections of poverty, social programs, and education.

Contemporary Perspectives On Early Childhood Education

Author : Nicola Yelland
ISBN : 9780335240814
Genre : Education
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This book considers and interrogates a range of new and critical issues in contemporary early childhood education. It discusses both fundamental and emerging topics in the field, and presents them in the context of reflective and contemporary frameworks.

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