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Title Debates on early childhood policies and practices : global snapshots of pedagogical thinking and encounters / edited by Theodora Papatheodorou
Published London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 230 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Early childhood policies: implications for provision and practice: -- Balancing tradition and transition: early childhood policy initiatives and issues in Germany / Pamela Oberhuemer -- Piracy in policy: children influencing early childhood curriculum in Norway / Elin Eriksen Odegaard -- Developments in pre-school education in Bulgaria: achievements and challenges / Rozalina Engels-Kritidis -- Early childhood care and education in Uzbekistan / Carol Aubrey -- Emerging models for early childhood development from birth to four in South Africa / Hasina Banu Ebrahim -- Early childhood education in the Philippines: administration and teaching practices / Percyveranda a. Lubrica, Chul Woo Lee and Evelyn Angiwan -- Early childhood policies and practices in Nigeria / Monica Odinko -- A pedagogy for educating 'new professionals': an English perspective / Sue Callan, Michael Reed and Sharon Smith -- The Early childhood pedagogical dilemma in Ireland / Florence Dinneen
Part. II. Early childhood practice: enabling pedagogical cultures and encounters: -- The Japanese and Western views of nature: beyond cultural incommensurability / Manabu Sumida -- Integrating dance and visual arts in Taiwanese early childhood education / Shu-Ying Liu -- Working theories and learning dispositions in early childhood education: perspectives from New Zealand / Keryn Davis -- Early childhood inclusion initiatives in Greece / Athina Kammenou -- Promoting emotional well-being or mental health in England? What's the difference? / Anita Soni -- Engaging ̀hard-to-reach' families: a view from the literature / Gill Boag-Munroe -- A relational pedagogy in community-based early childhood development in South Africa / Peter Rule -- ̀Architexture': reading the early years environment / Gill Boag-Munroe
Summary Globally, Early Years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children’s lives. However, these strategies have also raised further debates regarding the way they have informed and shaped curricula frameworks and pedagogical approaches. The international team of contributors to this book argue that if these issues are not explicitly acknowledged, understood, critiqued and negotiated, emerging policies and documents may potentially lead to disadvantaging, marginalising and even pathologising certain childhoods. Divided into two parts, the volume demonstrates the dialectic nature of both policy and practice. The chapters in this wide-ranging text: explore and articulate the philosophical premises and values that underpin current early childhood policy, curricula and pedagogies explicitly acknowledge and articulate some of potential conflicts and challenges they present provide examples of divergent and creative pedagogical thinking highlight opportunities for enabling pedagogical cultures and encounters. Debates on Early Childhood Policies and Practices is aimed at a wide readership including academics and researchers in early years education, policy makers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, practitioners and early childhood professionals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Child development -- Cross-cultural studies.
Early childhood education -- Cross-cultural studies
Child development.
EDUCATION -- Preschool & Kindergarten.
Early childhood education.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Papatheodorou, Theodora, 1953-
LC no. 2011048330
ISBN 0203157958