International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Children’s Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services

Discourses, Policies and Practices

Editors: Farini, Federico, Scollan, Angela (Eds.)

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  • Paints a vivid picture of the meanings and spaces of young children’s self-determination
  • Offers intelligent and innovative discussions around policies, practices and discourses
  • Presents a unique collection of case-studies from 14 nations, 10 languages and 5 continents
  • Is written in a language accessible to scholars, researchers, students, practitioners and policy-makers
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This book investigates the position of young children’s self-determination within a range of social contexts, such as education, social care, mass-media, health, politics, law and the family. It brings to the fore the voices of the children in the present, with their interests, agendas and rights. Based on original primary research, the chapters tackle hegemonic discourses on children’s self-determination as well as current policies and practices. They address a broad range of topics, from the planning of role-play to national policies, from the use of digital technologies for pedagogy to children’s health and well-being, and from democratic practices in the classroom to the preservation of traditional family values. The book presents case studies to unravel how childhood and young children’s self-determination are constructed at the intersection with intergenerational relationships. Coming from different disciplines and using a diverse range of methodological traditions, the contributions in the volume eventually converge to generate a rich, complex and multi-layered analysis of contemporary cultures of childhood and young children’s rights.


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Farini, Federico (et al.)

  • Practices/1, Italy: Facilitating Participation in Early Childhood Education

    Pages 23-36

    Baraldi, Claudio

  • Practices/2, Japan: The Exploration of Four-Year-Olds Potential: Focusing the Democratic Meeting During the Sports Festival Day

    Pages 37-50

    Miyamoto, Yuta

  • Practices/3, Finland: A Collective Method of Early Childhood Self-Determination

    Pages 51-62

    Rosqvist, Leif (et al.)

  • Practices/4, United Kingdom: Finding the Voice of Children. Video-Observation to Discover Children’s Claims of Knowledge Through Play

    Pages 63-76

    Vipond, Sarah

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14556-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14555-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children’s Self-determination in the Context of Early Childhood Education and Services
Book Subtitle
Discourses, Policies and Practices
Editors
  • Federico Farini
  • Angela Scollan
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14556-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14556-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14555-2
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 284
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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