Found in Translation: Connecting Reconceptualist Thinking with Early Childhood Education Practices highlights the relationships between reconceptualist theory and classroom practice. Each chapter in this edited collection considers a contemporary issue and explores its potential to disrupt the status quo and be meaningful in the lives of young children. The book pairs reconceptualist academics and practitioners to discuss how theories can be relevant in everyday educational contexts, working with children who are from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, gender, language, and social orientations to enable previously unimagined ways of being, thinking, and doing in contemporary times.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 188
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Motivated by 25 years of critical early childhood scholarship, pedagogy, and activism, the authors contributing to Found in Translation share conversations and relations generated by/with/through reconceptualist thought. In this very important volume, reconceptualist early childhood education and care becomings are illustrated by collaborative author projects that engage children with political knowledge and social justice in classrooms and illustrate teacher education that focuses on navigating sensitive knowledges and issues with children. The reader will gain insight into the multiple issues and critical possibilities that are always/already generated by reconceptualist perspectives for the 21st century."
-Gaile S. Cannella, Researcher and Independent Scholar
"In dark times, here is light-chapter upon chapter of portraits that make visible the courageous and imaginative work of reconceptualist educators. These are stories of now, of scholars and teachers, adults and children, working together to build vibrant classrooms and a better world. Read this book to be inspired, to learn and to make your teaching all that it might."
-Jonathan Silin, Author of Early Childhood, Aging and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground