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Ricoeur Identity and Early Childhood

Author : Sandy Farquhar
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Early childhood education in Western society has come under increasing scrutiny by governments that see early education as an important factor in economic growth and development. Thus, social traditions in the field are increasingly giving way to an intensified focus on marketization and regulation, but with a corresponding diminishing concern for ethics and social participation. Drawing on the work of contemporary French philosopher Paul Ricoeur, Sandy Farquhar analyzes the problematic way in which we become who we are and the discourse that surrounds that learning. The book explores the ethical basis of identity formation in early childhood education and seeks fresh alternatives to commonly accepted perspectives on social policy, education, and the nature of our 'selves.' Farquhar uses Aotearoa New Zealand bicultural curriculum and policy context as examples for developing the theme of curriculum as a contest of ideas and a powerful form of resistance. Promoting the importance of narrative in understanding identity formation, the book elaborates on contemporary themes of difference, ethics, and social justice, calling for a revitalized sense of liberalism and social democracy.

Philosophy and Pedagogy of Early Childhood

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In recent years, new discourses have emerged to inform the philosophy and pedagogy of early childhood. This collection brings together contributions from leading scholars in early childhood education, and each chapter engages with the critical task of reformulating early childhood education and the philosophy of the child with a specific focus on pedagogy. The contributors to Philosophy and Pedagogy of Early Childhood explore pedagogy through a philosophical lens, and discuss themes including intersubjectivity, alterity, ethics, and creative experience. Although these themes are addressed in very different ways, each invokes a call to teachers to consider their own position in the dialogical process of learning, and suggests that pedagogy is necessarily situated, provisional, compositional, and discursive. Such critical and philosophical inquiry is a welcome antidote in an era of pedagogical certainty and standards-based agendas. This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research

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Recent and increasing efforts to standardize young children’s academic performance have shifted the emphases of education toward normative practices and away from qualitative, substantive intentions. Connection to human experience, compassion for societal ailments, and the joys of learning are straining under the pressure of quantitative research, competition, and test scores, exemplified by federal funding competitions and policymaking. Disrupting Early Childhood Education Research critically interrogates the traditional foundations of early childhood research practices to disrupt the status quo through imaginative, cutting-edge research in diverse U.S. and international contexts. Its chapters are driven by empirical data derived from unique research projects and a variety of contemporary methodologies that include phenomenological studies, auto-ethnographic writings, action-oriented studies, arts-based methodologies, and other innovative approaches. By giving voice to marginalized social science researchers who are active in learning, school, and early education sectors, this volume explores the meanings of actionable and everyday approaches based on the experiences of young children, their families, and educators.

Innovations in Narrative and Metaphor

Author : Sandy Farquhar
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This book pursues an interdisciplinary approach to open a discourse on innovative methodologies and practices associated with narrative and metaphor. Scholars from diverse fields in the humanities and social sciences report on how they use narrative and/or metaphor in their scholarship/research to arrive at new ways of seeing, thinking about and acting in the world. The book provides a range of methodological chapters for academics and practitioners alike. Each chapter discusses various aspects of the author’s transformative methodologies and practices and how they contribute to the lives of others in their field. In this regard, the authors address traditional disciplines such as history and geography, as well as professional practices such as counselling, teaching and community work.

Emphasizing Social Justice and Equity in Leadership for Early Childhood

Author : Julie Nicholson
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This book highlights the urgent need to expand conceptions of leadership in early childhood to emphasize postmodern epistemology, a belief that equity starts by acknowledging and making diversities visible, and to unite leadership in a commitment to work for social justice.

Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa New Zealand History Pedagogy and Liberation

Author : J. Ritchie
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Taking as a starting point the work of Aotearoa New Zealand to provide an education system that includes curriculum, pedagogy, and language from indigenous Maori culture, this book investigates the ensuing practices, policies, and dilemmas that have arisen and provides a wealth of data on how truly culturally inclusive education might look.

Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

Author : Sandy Farquhar
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This book provides an insightful reflection on contemporary issues & theories underpinning early childhood education. The essays, penned by an international group of educators, are both critical & transformative, offering new insights on the practices & policies within early childhood education.

The Wild Region in Life History

Author : Laszlo Tengelyi
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A critique of--and alternative to--pure narrative approaches to life-history, offered by a distinguished Hungarian philospher

Recognition Responsibility and Rights

Author : Robin N. Fiore
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This collection of papers by prominent feminist thinkers advances the positive feminist project of remapping the moral by developing theory that acknowledges the diversity of women.

Leo Tolstoy and the Alibi of Narrative

Author : Justin Weir
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Elaborating this theory of authorship while revisiting Tolstoy's most famous works of fiction, Weir offers new interpretations of the Childhood trilogy, The Cossacks, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, as well as a host of such later stories as "The Kreutzer Sonata" and "The Death of Ivan Ilyich." Weir concludes with a discussion of Tolstoy's place within the tradition of western authorship theory. --Book Jacket.

Paul Ricoeur and Narrative

Author : Morny Joy
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Paul Ricoeur's theory of narrative has implications for a wide spectrum of contemporary thought. This collection of essays explores many of the areas to which his narrative strategies can be fruitfully applied, including architecture, psychology, psychoanalysis, feminist theory, ethics, sociology, medieval and contemporary literature, and religious studies. The book provides an introduction to the creative and productive resources of Ricoeur's narrative theory and offers a helpful survey of many of his key concepts for those who may be unfamiliar with Ricoeur's work. With Contributions By: Pamela Anderson David D. Brown Helen M. Buss Bernard P. Dauenhauer Jocelyn Dunphy Blomfield Lori Egger Linda Fisher James Fodor Hermina Joldersma Morny Joy GrahamLivesey David Pellauer Dominique Perron C. Bryn Pinchin Jamie S. Scott Henderikus J. Stam Robert D. Sweeney Terrence W. Tilley

British Education Index

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The Sociocultural Turn in Psychology

Author : Suzanne Kirschner
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The sociocultural turn in psychology treats psychological subjects, such as the mind and the self, as processes that are constituted, or "made up," within specific social and cultural practices. In other words, though one's distinct psychology is anchored by an embodied, biological existence, sociocultural interactions are integral to the evolution of the person. Only in the past two decades has the sociocultural turn truly established itself within disciplinary and professional psychology. Providing advanced students and practitioners with a definitive understanding of these theories, Suzanne R. Kirschner and Jack Martin, former presidents of the American Psychological Association's Division of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, assemble a collection of essays that describes the discursive, hermeneutic, dialogical, and activity approaches of sociocultural psychology. Each contribution recognizes psychology as a human science and supports the individual's potential for agency and freedom. At the same time, they differ in their understanding of a person's psychological functioning and the best way to study it. Ultimately the sociocultural turn offers an alternative to overly biological or interiorized theories of the self, emphasizing instead the formation and transformation of our minds in relation to others and the world.

The Philosopher s Index

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Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.

Feminisms on Edge

Author : Dr. Karen Atkinson
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Relating Narratives

Author : Adriana Cavarero
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Drawing from a diverse array of thinkers from philosophical and literary traditions, this text shows how narrative models can open new ways of thinking about formation of human identities.

Current Research in French Studies at Universities and University Colleges in the United Kingdom

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Dissertation Abstracts International

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Identity and Emotion

Author : Harke Bosma
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This work focuses on the individual development of identity and the processes involved. By working from emotions and a dynamic systems perspective, it offers a new approach to human identity and its development across the lifespan.

Understanding the Family

Author : Cathleen Getty
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