Race and Early Childhood Education: An International Approach to Identity, Politics, and Pedagogy (Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood) (Hardcover)

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Race and Early Childhood Education: An International Approach to Identity, Politics, and Pedagogy (Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood) (Hardcover)

By Kenneth A. Loparo (Editor), K. Davis (Editor)

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This book critiques the often presumed racial innocence of young children. The authors challenge early childhood educators to engage with the racialized identity politics that form among their students, and to reform their own identities and intersect and frame children's identities throughout their earliest years.
GLENDA MACNAUGHTON is Director of the University of Melbourne's Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood, Australia and has researched around issues of cultural diversity and 'race' in the early childhood field for over 15 years. KARINA DAVIS is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood and a lecturer at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9780230613249
ISBN-10: 0230613241
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: August 11th, 2009
Pages: 196
Language: English
Series: Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood

“Mac Naughton and Davis explode the popular conception of racial innocence in early childhood. This provocative work challenges early childhood educators to rethink how they engage with issues of ‘race’ in their classrooms and argues strongly for the inclusion of anti-racist pedagogies in early education.”--Julie Kaomea, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Hawai‘I at Manoa.

“This book locates race; it does not erase it from being a pedagogical imperative for early childhood educators. It takes us out of the soft, safe spaces where notions of inclusivity are tucked away, dangerous and outdated. Mac Naughton and Davis have looked into and beyond the mirror and found where the challenges lie, and where the changes can occur in ways that expand our work, not diminish it. They have embraced race and this makes this work an essential text for all early childhood professionals.”--Karen L. Martin, Associate Professor, School of Education, Southern Cross University.