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Comparative early childhood education services : international perspectives / edited by Judith Duncan and Sarah Te One.


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1st ed. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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  • xxxi, 240 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Introduction
  • Judith Duncan and Sarah Te One * Building communities: Begins in the early years
  • Judith Duncan * Working with strengths: Building resilience in communities and families
  • Robyn Munford * Families and young children in Arizona: Stories from a contextualized statewide study
  • Beth Blue Swadener, Jamie Joanou, and Dawn Holiday * Beyond heteronormativity: Hospitality as curriculum
  • Debora Lee * Integrated Services in Australia
  • Jennifer Sumsion, Fraces Press, and Sandie Wong * Disturbing cultures of incarceration: Resilience, the struggle for normality and the imprisoned family
  • Rachel Holmes, Liz Jones, and Maggie MacLure * Creating community through connections in SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children's Education)
  • Sarah Te One and Val Podmore * Active adult participation in early childhood centres: Community well-being
  • Judith Duncan * Collaborative play as new methodology: Co-constructing knowledge of early child development in The CHILD Project
  • Hillel Goelman and Jayne Pivik * Conclusion and final comments
  • Judith Duncan.
"This edited collection reconceptualizes the place of early childhood education within communities. Contributors present a shift in the lens of the teachers and management within early childhood services to incorporate new ways of working with, alongside, and in collaboration with family, whanau (a Maori term referring to an extended family), and the wider community. "-- Provided by publisher. "This edited international collection reconceptualizes the place of early childhood education and care services (ECEC) within communities, and challenges traditional approaches to family involvement and partnerships in ECEC. Using a range of theoretical positions, the authors present research-based discussions from five countries which challenge existing ECEC discourses of child-centeredness. In this book teachers and a range of professionals working with children together with researchers explore pedagogy in ECEC as sites for building socially just, inclusive, democratic communities which enhance families' sense of belonging, connectedness, resilience and identity"-- Provided by publisher.
Duncan, Judith, 1963-
Te One, Sarah, 1954-
Critical cultural studies of childhood.

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