Co-published with the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), Educational Change in International Early Childhood Contexts: Crossing Borders of Reflection examines the role of teacher reflection in a variety of educational contexts worldwide. Using a case study approach that integrates research, theory, policy, and practice, international contributors show how, in some settings, local traditions and values are honored while, in others, international educational ideas and programs become modified to suit local needs. Cases from Japan, China, Palestine, South Africa, Kenya, Finland, Italy, and New Zealand are discussed, as well as models from the United States.
Through its thorough investigation into teacher reflection practices throughout the world, Educational Change in International Early Childhood Contexts: Crossing Borders of Reflection focuses on the transformative value of these practices to promote change in early childhood education. Framing commentary from Linda R. Kroll and Daniel R. Meier provides context and places the case studies in conversation with one another, allowing for productive international comparisons in this dynamic collection.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
"What really hits you when you read this book is the sheer number of first-hand experiences included and the associated wealth of ideas these bring. I love the onus on the importance of really actively listening to children and how important this is alongside reflective practice and enquiry from an international perspective, while respecting loyal voice." - Martine Horvath, EYE Magazine
"This innovative and unique book offers relevant encounters with teachers and children in educational contexts much larger than the title implies. Reflective practice and inquiry, the heart of the stated topic, become a complex and varied prism through which the experiences of teachers and children, learning along with families and communities of many cultures of the globe, are presented and analyzed while respecting local voices." - Lella Gandini, Ed.D, Reggio Children US Liaison, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Lesley University
"This text details a wealth of first-hand experiences of those working with very young children in a variety of roles and global contexts. The importance of listening to children and taking into account their differing circumstances and agency is recognised, and the insights communicated will be of value to anyone involved in the complexities and tensions underlying the minute-to-minute decisions that comprise life inside and outside of the classroom. A book that is of as much relevance to education in the world today as it will be tomorrow." - John Jessel, Reader in Education, Goldsmiths, University of London
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