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International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Children, Development and Education

Cultural, Historical, Anthropological Perspectives

Editors: Kontopodis, Michalis, Wulf, Christoph, Fichtner, Bernd (Eds.)

  • Emphasizes cultural-historical, performative and dramatic aspects of
  • everyday action and human development
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  • Brings together cultural-psychological, historical and anthropological approaches to childhood and child development
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  • Introduces innovative research methodologies, e.g. practice research or
  • video-microanalysis
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  • Discusses a series of current educational issues with a specific focus on minorities and gender
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  • Claims for reflectivity and plurality in developmental and educational
  • research and practice
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About this book

Historical anthropology is a revision of the German philosophical anthropology under the influences of the French historical school of Annales and the Anglo-Saxon cultural anthropology. Cultural-historical psychology is a school of thought which emerged in the context of the Soviet revolution and deeply affected the disciplines of psychology and education in the 20th century. This book draws on these two schools to advance current scholarship in child and youth development and education. It also enters in dialogue with other relational approaches and suggests alternatives to mainstream western developmental theories and educational practices.

This book emphasizes communication and semiotic processes as well as the use of artifacts, pictures and technologies in education and childhood development, placing a special focus on active subjectivity, historicity and performativity. Within this theoretical framework, contributors from Europe and the U.S. highlight the dynamic and creative aspects of school, family and community practices and the dramatic aspects of child development in our changing educational institutions. They also use a series of original empirical studies to introduce different research methodologies and complement theoretical analyses in an attempt to find innovative ways to translate cultural-historical and historical anthropological theory and research into a thorough understanding of emerging phenomena in school and after-school education of ethnic minorities, gender-sensitive education, and educational and family policy. Divided into two main parts, “Culture, History and Child Development”, and “Gender, Performativity and Educational Practice”, this book is useful for anyone in the fields of cultural-historical research, educational science, educational and developmental psychology, psychological anthropology, and childhood and youth studies.

This book presents interesting original research with a strong cultural dimension. It provides material for important theoretical innovations regarding the notions of practice, performativity, or subjectivity. It shows the relevance of historical approaches to the understanding of human cultural development and cultural practices, that may help students and researchers of education and psychology better understand their own constructed actuality.

Bert van Oers, Professor, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The strongest aspect of Children, Development and Education is its interdisciplinary character. The breadth of approaches, cutting across evolution, ontogenesis, and cultural history, is impressive and innovative, and makes an original and timely contribution to the study of human development.

Igor Arievitch, Professor, The City University of New York, USA

This excellent book brings to discussion, in an innovative way, issues of culture, childhood and development that are of great interest for the international audience since it opens new paths to look at cultural-historical research, educational science, developmental psychology and childhood research.

Maria Cecília Camargo Magalhães, Professor, Catholic University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Children, Development and Education – A Dialogue Between Cultural Psychology and Historical Anthropology

    Kontopodis, Michalis (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Darwin and Vygotsky on Development: An Exegesis on Human Nature

    Stetsenko, Anna

    Pages 25-40

  • Two Lines of Development: Reconsidering and Updating Vygotsky’s Argument

    Seeger, Falk (et al.)

    Pages 41-56

  • Material Culture, Semiotics and Early Childhood Development

    Moro, Christiane

    Pages 57-70

  • Touching Each Other: Video Analysis of Mother–Infant Interaction After the Birth

    Klasen, Sigrid

    Pages 71-88

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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3576-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children, Development and Education
Book Subtitle
Cultural, Historical, Anthropological Perspectives
Editors
  • Michalis Kontopodis
  • Christoph Wulf
  • Bernd Fichtner
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0243-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0243-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0242-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3576-7
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 264
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