Participatory Learning in the Early Years: Research and Pedagogy

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Donna Berthelsen, Jo Brownlee, Eva Johansson
Taylor & Francis, Dec 22, 2008 - Education - 218 pages
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The early years are an important period for learning, but the questions surrounding participatory learning amongst toddlers remain under-examined. This book presents the latest theoretical and research perspectives about how ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) contexts promote democracy and citizenship through participatory learning approaches. The contributors provide insight into national policies, provisions, and practices and advance our understandings of theory and research on toddlers’ experiences for democratic participation across a number of countries, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Norway.

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Donna Berthelsen is an Associate Professor in the School of Early Childhood at Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

Jo Brownlee is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Early Childhood, Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

Eva Johansson is Professor of Education, at the Unit of Childhood studies, Department of Education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is also professor of Child Studies at the University of Stavanger, Norway.

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