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Beyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Childhood Contexts

Transnational Challenges

  • Editors
  • Soula Mitakidou
  • Evangelia Tressou
  • Beth Blue Swadener
  • Carl A. Grant

Part of the Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood book series (CCSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Beth Blue Swadener, Soula Mitakidou, Evangelia Tressou, Carl A. Grant
      Pages 1-10
  3. Pedagogies and Policies of Exclusion and Inclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Panayota Gounari, Donaldo Macedo
      Pages 31-46
    3. Gustavo E. Fischman, Luis Armando Gandin
      Pages 65-80
  4. Curricular Conversations: Successful Programs and Initiatives

  5. Toward Inclusionary Teacher Education and Professional Development

  6. Epilogue: On to Even More Engaging and Challenging Transnational Conversations about Pedagogies of Inclusion

About this book


Contributing authors share a deep commitment to naming ways in which social exclusion has diminished the educational and life chances of many students in our various sites of work and regions of the world – and to moving the discourse and action beyond pedagogies of exclusion to a more visionary and inclusive praxis.


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About the authors

Beth Blue Swadener is a Professor in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University.

Bibliographic information


"Hope and despair, participation and exclusion, education and misunderstanding - Beyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Contexts brings these tensions into focus through the commitment of scholars who seek to engage ways of learning and knowing that bring peoples and their cultures and languages together to forge a rich tapestry of practitioners for the world of tomorrow." - Elizabeth Kozleski, Professor, Education Policy, Leadership & Curriculum, and Executive Director, the Equity Alliance, Arizona State University