Diversity And Difference In Early Childhood Education: Issues For Theory And Practice: n/a

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Dec 1, 2005 - Education - 207 pages
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Early childhood professionals are often required to work with children and families from a range of diverse backgrounds. This book goes beyond simplistic definitions of diversity, encouraging a much broader understanding and helping early childhood educators develop a critical disposition towards assumptions about children and childhood in relation to diversity, difference and social justice.
 

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I enjoyed this book immensely, in particular theoretical perspectives and globalisation. This has deepened my appreciation for a feminist post structural approach applied to early childhood education and why over the last 30 years of being involved in the early childhood industry I am so fortunate to witness early childhood policies and regulations that increasingly promote a socially just early education system. The task is now for practice to follow philosophy so that all family structures are 'included' in early childhood education.  

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This book is unmitigated rubbish — the 'post-structuralist feminist' content, anyway.

Contents

Chapter 2 DOING FEMINIST POSTSTRUCTURALIST THEORY WITH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
24
Chapter 6 BILINGUALISM IDENTITY AND ENGLISH AS A GLOBALIZED LANGUAGE
106
Chapter 7 GENDER PERFORMATIVITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
127
Chapter 9 THE CHALLENGE OF DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENCE TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
168
Glossary
180
References
185
Index
198
Back cover
210
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Kerry H. Robinson is a senior lecturer in sociology, cultural diversity and social justice education in the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She has published widely in the fields of the sociology of childhoods, gender, sexuality and how they are played out in education contexts.

Criss Jones Díaz is a lecturer in cultural diversity, languages education and equity issues in the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Drawing on critical and cultural studies, she has published widely in the areas of bilingual education, literacies and identity negotiation in contexts of diversity and difference.

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