Educating for social justice in early childhood

Shirley A. Kessler, Beth Blue Swadener

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Bringing together scholarship and examples from practice, this book explores ways in which early childhood curriculum - including classroom practices and community contexts - can more actively engage with a range of social justice issues, democratic principles and anti-oppressive practices. Featuring a stellar list of expert contributors, the chapters in this volume present a cross-section of contemporary issues in childhood education. The text highlights the voices of children, teachers and families as they reflect on everyday experiences related to issues of social justice, inclusion and oppression, as well as ways young children and their teachersengage in activism. Chapters explore curriculum and programs that address justice issues, particularly educating for democracy, and culminate in a focus on the future, offering examples of resistance and visions of hope and possibility. Designed for practitioners, graduate students and researchers in early childhood, this book challenges readers to explore the ways in which early childhood education is - and can be - engaging with social justice and democratic practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages188
ISBN (Electronic)9781000651034
ISBN (Print)9780367246983
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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