Against Race- and Class-Based Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education

  • Authors
  • Stephanie¬†C.¬†Smith

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Urban Education book series (PSUE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Legacies of Race- and Class-Based Pedagogies in Early Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 3-11
    3. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 13-42
    4. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 43-63
  3. Inside Classrooms, Inside Pedagogy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 67-102
    3. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 103-114
    4. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 115-130
    5. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 131-143
    6. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 145-152
    7. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 153-167
  4. Differing Pedagogies, Differing Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Stephanie C. Smith
      Pages 171-199
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 219-239

About this book


This book examines differing classroom pedagogies in two early childhood programs serving vulnerable populations in Chicago, one program Reggio Emilia-inspired, while the other uses a more didactic pedagogy. The structure of classroom pedagogies is defined using Basil Bernstein's theories of visible and invisible pedagogy.


Early childhood education Reggio Emilia Head Start Basil Bernstein progressive pedagogy child-centred teaching Chicago urban education prekindergarten minority students/children childhood education Classroom Management education kindergarten

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55317-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-48202-0
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