Philosophy of Early Childhood Education: Transforming Narratives

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Sandy Farquhar, Peter Fitzsimons
Wiley, Feb 4, 2008 - Education - 120 pages
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Philosophy of Early Childhood Education: Transforming Narratives provides an insightful reflection on some contemporary issues and theories underpinning early childhood education. The essays in this volume penned by an international group of educators are both critical and transformative, offering new insights on the practices and policies within early childhood education.

  • Provides a critical reflection on some current issues within early childhood education
  • Offers perspectives outside traditional narratives of early childhood
  • Encourages the emergence of new paradigms for early childhood education
  • Promotes the value of difference, perspective, and “otherness”
  • Features an international field of contributors from diverse geographical boundaries

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Contents

The Gift Paradigm in Early Childhood Education
24
Whats language about?
68
Re Positioning the Child in the PolicyPolitics
88
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Sandy Farquhar is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is currently lecturing in early childhood curriculum and professional studies.

Peter Fitzsimons has, at various times, been a teacher, professional musician, radio journalist, factory manager, harassed parent, and an educational management consultant. He was also recently awarded a PhD for his work on Nietzsche and Education.

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