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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 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.

Imagining Children Otherwise

Author : Michael O'Loughlin
ISBN : 1433110172
Genre : Education
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The purpose of this book is to imagine things otherwise in theorizing childhood sub-jectivity. The work brings together influential thinkers who are forthright in their refusal to be seduced by simplistic binaries, who are willing to address the notion of childhood subjectivity in ways that are complex and critical, and whose arguments lead to practical advances in our thinking about child policy, child-rearing, pedagogy, and curriculum. The contributors, distinguished authors from across the English-speaking world, are concerned about the ways in which teachers' practices are increasingly boundaried and policed, and they grieve for the stifling consequences for future generations of children. Postcolonial and poststructural theories, psychoanalysis, critical theory, personal narrative, and indigenous epistemologies are used creatively to pose the question of childhood subjectivity and to engage the promise of the question-child. This work contributes to a reconsideration of childhood and a rethinking of how we might enhance each child's journey toward becoming. "Everyone who suspects (and who in their right mind could not?) that the accepted way in which we think about children and prepare adults to work with them is flawed, foolish, and failing, will welcome and relish this book. It weaves together practical engagement, theoretical eclecticism and sophistication, scholarly discretion, criticality bordering on anger, and straightforward human warmth---and the result is brave, powerful, rich and liberating. Its contrarian commitment to human subjectivity and agency, human and disciplinary boundary-crossing, non-binary and universalistic understanding, challenging privilege, promoting equity and social justice, and speaking truth to power, makes it fundamentally important. For practitioners and academics in early childhood studies and cognate fields who want to connect their intellectual, personal, professional, and political lives, this is essential reading."---Heather Piper, Professorial Research Fellow, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

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

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.

Education Studies Issues Critical Perspectives

Author : Kassem, Derek
ISBN : 9780335219728
Genre : Education
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'Education Studies' is an essential text for Education Studies students. It provides a critical account of key issues in education today. Themed sections with introductions link the issues discussed in each chapter.

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.

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.

The Right To Childhoods

Author : Dimitra Hartas
ISBN : 9781441176424
Genre : Education
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Analysing contemporary childhood by examining new lines of argument about diversity, disability and difference. >

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