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Race and Early Childhood Education

An International Approach to Identity, Politics, and Pedagogy

Palgrave Macmillan

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

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Thinking Differently: The Call and the Desire

    1. Introduction: Thinking Differently: The Call and the Desire

      • Karina Davis, Glenda Mac Naughton
      Pages 1-14
  3. Exploring the Politics of Children’s Racialized Identities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Discourses of “Race” in Early Childhood: From Cognition to Power

      • Glenda Mac Naughton, Karina Davis
      Pages 17-30
    3. Exploring “Race-Identities” with Young Children: Making Politics Visible

      • Glenda Mac Naughton, Karina Davis, Kylie Smith
      Pages 31-47
    4. The Dynamics of Whiteness: Children Locating Within/Without

      • Karina Davis, Glenda Mac Naughton, Kylie Smith
      Pages 49-65
    5. Intersecting Identities: Fantasy, Popular Culture, and Feminized “Race”-Gender

      • Glenda Mac Naughton, Karina Davis, Kylie Smith
      Pages 67-84
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 99-109
  5. Exploring the Politics of Adults’ Racialized Identities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111
    2. Languages Matter: My Subjective Postcolonial Struggle

      • Prasanna Srinivasan
      Pages 155-166
    3. Working Within, Beyond, and Through the Divides: Hopes and Possibilities for De-“Racing” Early Childhood

      • Sue Atkinson, Merlyne Cruz, Prasanna Srinivasan, Karina Davis, Glenda Mac Naughton
      Pages 167-179
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 181-186
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 187-196

About this book

This book  critiques the often presumed racial innocence of young children. The authors challenge early childhood educators to engage with the racialized identity politics that form among their students, and to reform their own identities and intersect and frame children's identities throughout their earliest years.

Keywords

  • childhood education
  • education
  • Locat
  • Personal
  • research

Reviews

"Mac Naughton and Davis explode the popular conception of racial innocence in early childhood. This provocative work challenges early childhood educators to rethink how they engage with issues of race in their classrooms and argues strongly for the inclusion of anti-racist pedagogies in early education." - Julie Kaomea, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Hawai I at Manoa.

"This book locates race; it does not erase it from being a pedagogical imperative for early childhood educators. It takes us out of the soft, safe spaces where notions of inclusivity are tucked away, dangerous and outdated. Mac Naughton and Davis have looked into and beyond the mirror and found where the challenges lie, and where the changes can occur in ways that expand our work, not diminish it. They have embraced race and this makes this work an essential text for all early childhood professionals." - Karen L. Martin, Associate Professor, School of Education, Southern Cross University.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

    Glenda Mac Naughton

  • University of Melbourne’s Centre for Equity and Innovation, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia

    Karina Davis

About the editors


GLENDA MACNAUGHTON is Director of the University of Melbourne's Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood, Australia and has researched around issues of cultural diversity and 'race' in the early childhood field for over 15 years.

KARINA DAVIS is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood and a lecturer at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, Australia.

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USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-62375-0
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 110.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)