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Title Practical transformations and transformational practices : globalization, postmodernism, and early childhood education / edited by Sharon Ryan, Susan Grieshaber.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier JAI, 2005.

Series Advances in early education and day care ; v. 14.
Advances in early education and day care ; v. 14.
Subject Early childhood education.
Teachers -- Training of.
Multicultural education.
Alt Name Ryan, Sharon.
Grieshaber, Susan.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 272 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction / Stuart Reife -- Transforming ideas and practices / Susan Grieshaber, Sharon Ryan -- Voices at the table: an analysis of collaboration in the policy process for a local preschool initiative / Lucinda G. Heimer -- (De) Centering the kindergarten prototype in the child-centered classroom / Elizabeth Graue -- Teaching notes / Felicity McArdle -- The amorphous pretend play curriculum: theorizing embodied synthetic multicultural props / Richard Johnson -- Implementing Te Whàriki / Jenny Ritchie -- Postcolonial theory and the practice of teacher education / Radhika Viruru -- Becoming early childhood teachers: linking action research and postmodern theory in a language and literacy course / Celia Genishi, Shin-ying Huang, Tamara Glupczynski -- Putting postmodern theories into practice in early childhood teacher education / Jennifer Sumsion -- Challenging the culture of expertise: moving beyond training the always, already failing early childhood educator / Sue Novinger, Leigh O'Brien, Lou Sweigman -- Improvisation: postmodern play for early childhood teachers / Carrie Lobman.
Summary Both traditional and progressive curricula are inadequate for the task of responding to the economic, political, social, and cultural changes that have occurred as a result of globalization. This book documents some of the ongoing work occurring in early childhood settings that is aimed at improving, and ultimately transforming, early childhood practice in these changed and changing times. The authors do not simply critique developmental approaches or the increasing standardization of the field. Instead, they describe how they are playing around with postmodern ideas in practice and developing unique approaches to the diverse educational circumstances that confront early childhood educators. Whether it is preparing teachers, using materials, or developing policies, each chapter provides readers with possibilities for enacting pedagogies that are responsive to the contemporary circumstances shaping the lives of young children.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 0080460771 (electronic bk.)
9780080460772 (electronic bk.)
9781849503648 (electronic bk.)
1849503648 (electronic bk.)
9780762312382 (hbk.)
0762312386 (hbk.)
OCLC # 77234479
Additional Format Print version: Practical transformations and transformational practices. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier JAI, 2005 0762312386 (OCoLC)60611243.

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