Perspectives on Children and Young People

Feminism(s) in Early Childhood

Using Feminist Theories in Research and Practice

Editors: Smith, Kylie, Alexander, Kate, Campbell, Sheralyn (Eds.)

  • Features research, policy and practice from a wide range of international contexts
  • Focuses on feminist theories within the specific context of early childhood
  • Shows how feminist theories can be used in different ways in research, policy and practice in early childhood
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About this book

This unique book brings together international scholars from around the globe to examine how different feminist theories are being used in early childhood research, policy and pedagogy. The array of feminist discourses captured by the authors offer contextualised possibilities for disrupting dominant patriarchal beliefs and producing change. The authors address and challenge how early childhood experiences, institutions and practices produce gendered effects across and within diverse contexts and demonstrate how feminism(s) in action can be used to reconceptualise research methods, government policy, children’s learning, teaching practice and educational resources. In this way, the book contributes to creating new knowledge connections and community alliances in the global effort to end gender-based inequalities across local and global communities. 

About the authors

Kylie Smith is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Youth Research Centre and Associate Dean Research Training at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Her research examines how theory and practice can challenge the implementation of equity in the early childhood classroom. She has worked with children, parents and teachers to build safe and respectful communities.
Kate Alexander is a Senior Administrator at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, where she provides support to staff located in the Youth Research Centre. Previously, she worked as a Research Fellow on a variety of research projects, grants and publications development exploring equity issues in early childhood. She has completed a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (Hons), a Master of Education (Research) that focused on gender and early childhood and is currently undertaking a PhD on the life histories of researchers that explore gender in early childhood.
Sheralyn Campbell is an educator and fellow at the University of Melbourne. Most recently she has worked as manager of children’s services for a small rural Australian local government organisation. She has worked for 40 years in a range of Australian children’s services and completed her doctoral studies with the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood. Her research and practice have focused on creating changes to how equity and diversity are experienced in early childhood education and care settings.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Smith, Kylie (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Feminism and the Development of Early Childhood Education in Australia

    Coady, Margaret M.

    Pages 11-24

  • The Didgeridoo, an Instrument of Oppression or Decolonisation?

    Lopez-Atkinson, Sue

    Pages 25-33

  • Celebrating Pioneering and Contemporary Feminist Approaches to Studying Gender in Early Childhood

    Osgood, Jayne (et al.)

    Pages 35-47

  • Black Feminist Thought in Early Childhood Studies: (Re)Centering Marginalized Feminist Perspectives

    Pérez, Michelle Salazar

    Pages 49-62

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminism(s) in Early Childhood
Book Subtitle
Using Feminist Theories in Research and Practice
Editors
  • Kylie Smith
  • Kate Alexander
  • Sheralyn Campbell
Series Title
Perspectives on Children and Young People
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3057-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3057-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3055-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9776-8
Series ISSN
2365-2977
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 192
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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