Children’s Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services: Discourses, Policies and Practices

Federico Farini (Editor), Angela Scollan (Editor)

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Abstract

This book investigates the position of young children’s self-determination within a range of social contexts, such as education, social care, mass-media, health, politics, law and the family. It brings to the fore the voices of the children in the present, with their interests, agendas and rights. Based on original primary research, the chapters tackle hegemonic discourses on children’s self-determination as well as current policies and practices. They address a broad range of topics, from the planning of role-play to national policies, from the use of digital technologies for pedagogy to children’s health and well-being, and from democratic practices in the classroom to the preservation of traditional family values. The book presents case studies to unravel how childhood and young children’s self-determination are constructed at the intersection with intergenerational relationships. Coming from different disciplines and using a diverse range of methodological traditions, the contributions in the volume eventually converge to generate a rich, complex and multi-layered analysis of contemporary cultures of childhood and young children’s rights.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages283
Volume25
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-14556-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14555-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)2468-8746

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Keywords

  • Sociology
  • children's rights
  • intercultural communication
  • dialogue
  • Early education
  • childhood studies

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Farini, F., & Scollan, A. (Eds.) (2019). Children’s Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services: Discourses, Policies and Practices. (1 ed.) (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14556-9