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Title Challenging democracy in early childhood education : engagement in changing global contexts / editors, Valerie Margrain and Annica Löfdahl Hultman
Published Singapore : Springer, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series International perspectives on early childhood education and development ; 28
International perspectives on early childhood education and development ; 28
Contents Intro; Foreword: Democracy as a Political Choice; References; Contents; Editors and Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part I: Introduction; Chapter 1: Introduction: Content and Context; 1.1 Rationale and Context for This Book: Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education; 1.2 Globalisation and Change Influences; 1.3 Democracy Model as Structure for the Book; 1.4 Diversity; 1.4.1 Diverse Contributions and Perspectives; 1.4.2 Diverse Theories and Methods; 1.5 Conclusion; References
4.1.1 Central Concepts of the Study4.1.2 Preschool Contexts and Curriculum Information; 4.1.3 A Bioecological Frame and Macro Policy Influences; 4.2 Selection and Analysis of Macro Policies; 4.3 Results; 4.4 Discussion and Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: Parental Decision-Making About School Start Age in Australia: Democratic for Whom?; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Background Context and Literature; 5.2.1 Starting School Age; 5.2.2 Australian Context; 5.2.3 Inequity; 5.3 Current Study; 5.3.1 Methodology; 5.3.2 Participant Selection; 5.3.3 Method; 5.3.4 Analysis; 5.4 Results
5.4.1 Influences on Decision-Making5.4.1.1 Characteristics of Individual Children; Readiness; Own Experience; Advantage; 5.4.2 Lived Experience; 5.4.3 How Are Particular Experiences for the Academic Redshirted Year Valued?; 5.5 Discussion; 5.5.1 Hidden Influences; Ethnic Background; Socioeconomic Influences; 5.5.2 Issues of Equity Affecting Prior to School Experiences; 5.5.3 Issues Concerning Readiness; 5.6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Democracy and Multilingualism in South African Primary Education: Implications for Early Literacy Development
Chapter 2: The Preschool as an Arena for Democratic Education: A Framework for Teacher Roles and Child Outcomes2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Defining Democracy in Education; 2.3 Democracy in ECE: A Conceptual Framework; 2.3.1 Ideas About Children and Childhood (Dimension A); 2.3.2 Documents and Policies Structuring Children's Lives (Dimension B); 2.3.3 Everyday Life in Preschool: Emphasis on Pedagogical Situations (Dimension C); 2.3.4 Children's Everyday Preschool Practice (Dimension D); 2.4 Final Comments; References; Part II: Democracy in Early Childhood Curriculum and Policy
Chapter 3: Ethical Issues in Child Research: Caution of Ethical Drift3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Ethical Considerations: A Brief Overview; 3.3 Theoretical Framework; 3.4 Data Collection and Analysis; 3.5 Results; 3.5.1 Journals' Ethical Guidelines; 3.5.2 Approaches to Ethical Considerations Used in the Articles; Nothing Mentioned About Ethics; Statements About Regulations; Reflective Discussions About Ethics; 3.6 Discussion; References; Chapter 4: Talent Development in Preschool Curriculum and Policies: Implicit Recognition of Young Gifted Children; 4.1 Introduction
Summary This book explores how concepts and values of contemporary democracy are variously understood and applied in diverse cultural contexts, with a focus on children and childhood and diversity. Drawing on a range of methodological approaches relevant to early childhood education, it discusses young children's engagement and voice. The book identifies existing practices, strengths, theories and considerations in democracy in early childhood education and childhood, highlighting the democratic participation of children in cultural contexts. Further, it illustrates how democracy can be evident in early childhood practices and interactions across a range of curriculum contexts and perspectives, and considers ways of advancing and sustaining practices with positive transformational opportunities to benefit children and wider ecological systems. It offers readers insights into what democracy and citizenship look like in lived experience, and the issues affecting practice and encouraging reflection and advocacy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 18, 2019)
Subject Democracy -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)
Early childhood education
Democracy -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)
Early childhood education.
Form Electronic book
Author Hultman, Annica Löfdahl, editor
Margrain, Valerie, 1966- editor
ISBN 9789811377716