Reconceptualizing Quality in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development

Understanding the Child and Community

Editors: Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah, Escayg, Kerry-Ann (Eds.)

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  • Challenges interpretations of best practice in early childhood education
  • Draws from global research to offer unique perspectives
  • Opens up new intellectual pathways for theoretical and cultural knowledge
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Recognizing the various ecological contexts that support children’s development while amplifying voices from across the globe, this book challenges narrow interpretations of quality and best practice.  Each author offers a unique perspective on issues germane to the field of early childhood education: perceptions of children, curriculum, teacher education, and play-based learning. An innovative, timely, and much-needed contribution, this book represents an inclusive collection of theoretical and cultural knowledge, as well as research. Such a diverse multicentric lens opens new intellectual pathways for authentic, reciprocal knowledge exchange, while ensuring that a reimagining of early childhood education remains at the core of our teaching practice, scholarship, and activism.  This book invites everyone to imagine, to dare to believe, to hope, and to act—in the interests of children, in the interests of communities and families, and in the moral precepts of equity, inclusion and justice.

About the authors

Zoyah Kinkead-Clark is Senior Lecturer and coordinator of early childhood programmes at The University of the West Indies, Jamaica. As a researcher, she is particularly interested in understanding how young children are shaped by their ecological experiences within the home and wider community with the view to explore how educators can build on these in early years settings.

Kerry-Ann Escayg is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA. Dr. Escayg’s research interests are children and race, anti-racism in early childhood education, racial socialization, and qualitative research with children.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Child as “Other”: The Duality of the Other and the Pedagogy of Care

    Pages 3-23

    Nitecki, Elena (et al.)

  • Paradigmatic Discourses: Reconceptualizing the Role of the Critical Paradigm and Revisiting the Image of the Child as a Social Agent

    Pages 25-61

    Portelli, John P. (et al.)

  • Questioning Quality in Early Childhood Teacher Education Through the Lens of Culture

    Pages 65-86

    Kim-Bossard, MinSoo (et al.)

  • Indigenous Children’s ‘Ways of Knowing’: Exploring Literacy Learning for Indigenous Preschool Children in Remote Communities in Australia

    Pages 87-109

    Spencer, Alexis (et al.)

  • Rethinking an Early Care and Education Program: Responding to Linguistic Diversity

    Pages 111-134

    Meléndez, Luisiana (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reconceptualizing Quality in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development
Book Subtitle
Understanding the Child and Community
Editors
  • Zoyah Kinkead-Clark
  • Kerry-Ann Escayg
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69013-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69013-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69012-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 300
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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