Developmentalism in early childhood and middle grades education : critical conversations on readiness and responsiveness
- 1st ed.
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- Physical description
- viii, 265 p. ; 22 cm.
- Critical cultural studies of childhood.
LA219 .D48 2010
- Unknown LA219 .D48 2010
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- General Introduction: Developmentalism and the Need for Critical Conversations Within and Across the Fields-- K.Lee& M.D.Vagle PART I: ARE THEY READY YET?-- K.Lee What's More Important: Numbers or Shoes?: Readiness, Curriculum and Nonsense in a Rural Preschool-- A.N.Parks& S.Bridges-Rhoads Who is Normal? Who is Abnormal?: Rethinking Child Development from a Cultural Psychological Perspective-- K.Lee Being Present in the Middle School Years-- H.G.Conklin Am I a Novice Teacher?: The Voices of Induction Teachers in a Preschool-- S.K.Park& A.N.Parks Responsivity Rather than Readiness-- E.Graue PART II: RESPONSIVE TO WHAT?-- M.D.Vagle Pursuing an Answerable Education for Young Adolescents-- M.D.Vagle Black Adolescent Identity, Double-Consciousness, and a Socio-Historically Constructed Adolescence-- L.Harrison Fourteen is the New Thirty: Adolescent Girls, their Bodies, and Sexuality-- H.E.Hughes The SMART Board as an Adolescent Classroom Technology-- S.Bridges-Rhoads PART II RESPONSE-- E.R.Brown PART III: CONVERSATIONS ACROSS FIELDS-- K.Lee& M.D.Vagle A Schismatic Family and a Gated Community?-- M.D.Vagle& A.Parks Walking the Borderland-- K.Lee& H.Conklin.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- In this book, the contributors challenge dominant discourses and practices in the fields of early childhood and middle grades education that are based on the last century's grand developmental theories. The contributors to this book examine the notion of development in their own work by employing various alternative frameworks, including Bakhtinian ideas, Buddhism, cultural psychology, and post-structuralism. Exploring issues related to developmentalism within and across the fields, the contributors invite the reader to participate in the cross-field dialogue which provides new language and perspectives for the education of young children, young adolescents, and teachers in both fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Kyunghwa Lee and Mark D. Vagle.
- Critical cultural studies of childhood