‘Seen but not heard’: practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years

Donald Simpson, Sandra Loughran, Eunice Lumsden, Philip Mazzocco, Rory MacDowall Clark, Christian Winterbottom, Jane Murray (Editor), Colette Gray (Editor)

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Living in poverty disadvantages young children reducing school readiness. ‘Pedagogy of listening’ can potentially support resilience remediating against poverty’s negative effects. Little, though, is known about how early childhood education and care practitioners work with children in poverty and the attainment gap between such children and their peers remains significant within England and the United States of America. This article reports research using a mixed methodology which explored these issues in localities across both these countries. We argue a dominant technocratic model of early years provision in these contexts creates normalization and diversity reduction. This, and austerity measures, stymie pedagogical space and practice organizing out listening to children in poverty. We suggest this may help explain why the attainment gap remains so stubbornly resistant to reduction across these countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives from Young Children on the Margins
EditorsJane Murray, Colette Gray
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Pages5-16
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781138370234
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2018

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Keywords

  • Children
  • voices
  • Early years

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Simpson, D., Loughran, S., Lumsden, E., Mazzocco, P., MacDowall Clark, R., Winterbottom, C., ... Gray, C. (Ed.) (2018). ‘Seen but not heard’: practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years. In J. Murray, & C. Gray (Eds.), Perspectives from Young Children on the Margins (pp. 5-16). Abingdon: Routledge.
Simpson, Donald ; Loughran, Sandra ; Lumsden, Eunice ; Mazzocco, Philip ; MacDowall Clark, Rory ; Winterbottom, Christian ; Murray, Jane (Editor) ; Gray, Colette (Editor). / ‘Seen but not heard’: practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years. Perspectives from Young Children on the Margins. editor / Jane Murray ; Colette Gray. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. pp. 5-16
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‘Seen but not heard’: practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years. / Simpson, Donald; Loughran, Sandra; Lumsden, Eunice; Mazzocco, Philip; MacDowall Clark, Rory; Winterbottom, Christian; Murray, Jane (Editor); Gray, Colette (Editor).

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Simpson D, Loughran S, Lumsden E, Mazzocco P, MacDowall Clark R, Winterbottom C et al. ‘Seen but not heard’: practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years. In Murray J, Gray C, editors, Perspectives from Young Children on the Margins. Abingdon: Routledge. 2018. p. 5-16