Conclusion: Discourses and Dreams on Becoming

Part of the Policy and Pedagogy with Under-three Year Olds: Cross-disciplinary Insights and Innovations book series (POPED, volume 2)


The contents in the chapters in this book have shown how ECEC institutions are both globally linked and locally constructed within networks of powers, discourses, philosophies, paradoxes and practices. The kinds of ‘becoming(s)’ that arise for these young children as a consequence are different – in an increasingly globalised world, we think, these are of great significance in thinking about the present and future realities that are posed accordingly. Thus, with this concluding chapter, we seek to address existing and future challenges, dreams and opportunities in contemplation of a future that we can only imagine, in consideration of the practices and discourses that structure becoming(s) of infants and toddlers in the first 1000 days of life across the world. If we are to embrace fuller interpretations of becoming, we must also consider becoming as a human encounter in the present, as well as the implications of these for unimaginable futures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.University of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  3. 3.Charles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  4. 4.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  5. 5.Western Norway University of Applied SciencesBergenNorway
  6. 6.University of StavangerStavangerNorway

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