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Early childhood pedagogies: spaces for young children to flourish

Murray, J. (2015) Early childhood pedagogies: spaces for young children to flourish. Early Child Development and Care. 185(11-12) 0300-4430.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This paper introduces the Special Issue of Early Child Development and Care focused on Early Childhood Pedagogy. It opens by considering past and present discourses concerning early childhood pedagogy, and focus is given to established philosophical underpinnings in the field and their translation to contemporary guidance, alongside research and policy. It is argued that early childhood pedagogy is a contested, complex and diverse space, yet these factors are entirely appropriate for supporting young children to flourish as valued individuals in different contexts. Building on this argument, it is posited that it may be more appropriate to discuss early childhood pedagogies rather than early childhood pedagogy. The paper goes on to critique a range of established early childhood pedagogies, before introducing 18 papers from across the world that make exciting new contributions to the discourse. It is intended that this collection will inspire new debates and fresh endeavours concerning early childhood pedagogies.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Early childhood pedagogy, early childhood development, early childhood education, early childhood education and care, pedagogy
Creators: Murray, Jane
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Education and Research
Research Centres > Centre for Education and Research
Date: 20 December 2015
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Early Child Development and Care
Volume: 185
Number: 11-12
Language: English
ISSN: 0300-4430
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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