In spite of a growing international consensus on the strong influence of early childhood experiences on lifetime outcomes, the nineteen chapters reveal contemporary early childhood pedagogy as a collection of spaces characterised by plurality, complexity, and dissonance. These characteristics signal the importance of recognising early childhood pedagogies: multiple models of practice for the many diverse learning and care contexts that have the capacity to value young children as individuals and enable each to flourish now and throughout their lives. Moreover, such characteristics disrupt notions that a single ‘optimal’ early childhood pedagogy is either possible or desirable.
This exciting global collection of empirical research reports and discursive papers provides inspiration to spark new reflections, fresh debates, and innovative endeavours among early childhood students, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers around the world. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.
|Number of pages||322|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138202597, 9780367230951|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jul 2017|
Bibliographical noteJane Murray is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Education and Research at the University of Northampton, UK. Previously an early childhood teacher, she teaches, researches, and writes in the fields of early childhood and education, with particular focus on children’s agency and social justice. Her work includes projects with UNICEF and with governments in countries including Georgia, Ethiopia, and Bhutan.
- early childhood education
- early childhood
- early childhood development