Ethics and Politics in Early Childhood Education
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Ethics and Politics in Early Childhood Education by Gunilla Dahlberg
Book DescriptionThe early childhood services of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy has gained worldwide interest and admiration. Drawing on the 'Reggio approach', and others, this book explores the ethical and political dimensions of early childhood services and argues the importance of these dimensions at a time when they are often reduced to technical and managerial projects, without informed consideration for what is best for the child. Extending and developing the ideas raised in Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education the successful team of authors make a wide range of complex material accessible to readers who may have little knowledge of the various important and relevant areas within philosophy, ethics, or politics, covering subjects such as: * post-structural thinkers and their perspectives * the history and practice of early childhood work in Reggio Emilia * globalization, technological change, poverty, and environmental degradation * ethical and political perspectives relevant to early childhood services from Foucault and Deleuze, to Beck, Bauman and Rose. This book presents essential ideas, theories and debates to an international audience. Those who would find this particularly useful are practitioners, trainers, students, researchers, policymakers and anyone with an interest in early childhood education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415280419
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gunilla Dahlberg
Ethics and Politics in Early Childhood Education, Paperback (January 2005)
By drawing upon the 'Reggio approach', other post-structural theories and new thinking about democratic politics and power, this book sets out to explore the ethical and political dimensions of early childhood services.
Governing the Child in the New Millennium, Hardback (May 2001)» View all books by Gunilla Dahlberg
Contributors to this volume begins from the assumption that the changes wrought by globalization compel us to reflect upon the status of the child and childhood at the end of the 20th century. The essays in the book consider techniques used to govern the child and the role the family plays.
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Author Biography - Gunilla Dahlberg
Peter Moss is Professor in Early Childhood Provision at the Institute of Education, University of London. Gunilla Dahlberg is Professor at Stockholm Institute of Education. She is the leading exponent of the application of post-structural theory to the field of early childhood.
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