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Author Dahlberg, Gunilla, 1945-
Title Beyond quality in early childhood education and care : postmodern perspectives / Gunilla Dahlberg, Peter Moss, and Alan Pence.
Imprint London ; Philadelphia, PA : Falmer Press, 1999.

Author Dahlberg, Gunilla, 1945-
Subject Early childhood education -- Philosophy.
Child care services.
Postmodernism and education.
Critical pedagogy.
Alt Name Moss, Peter, 1945-
Pence, Alan R., 1948-
Description 1 online resource (vi, 206 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-200) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. What this Book is About -- Ch. 2. Theoretical Perspectives: Modernity and Postmodernity, Power and Ethics -- Ch. 3. Constructing Early Childhood: What Do We Think It Is? -- Ch. 4. Constructing the Early Childhood Institution: What Do We Think They Are For? -- Ch. 5. Beyond the Discourse of Quality to the Discourse of Meaning Making -- Ch. 6. The Stockholm Project: Constructing a Pedagogy that Speaks in the Voice of the Child, the Pedagogue and the Parent -- Ch. 7. Pedagogical Documentation: A Practice for Reflection and Democracy -- Ch. 8. Minority Directions in the Majority World: Threats and Possibilities.
Summary Annotation Working with postmodern ideas, Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care challenges received wisdom and the tendency to reduce philosophical issues of value to purely technical issues of measurement and management. In its place, it offers alternative ways of understanding early childhood, early childhood institutions and pedagogical work. It gives full consideration to the importance of social construction and meaning making, and to documentation and dialogue, The book places issues of early childhood into a global context and relates them to writers from many fields. Drawing on work with aboriginal peoples in Canada, on the experience of Reggio-Emilia in Italy and on a project in Stockholm inspired by Reggio, the book considers the implications of these alternative ways of understanding, for practice and a reconceptualization of early childhood education and care.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203980581 (electronic bk.)
9780203980583 (electronic bk.)
9780750707695 (print)
0750707690 (print)
9780750707701 (cased ; alk. paper)
0750707704 (cased ; alk. paper)
0750707704 (cased ; alk. paper)
0750707690 (paper ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 559268765
Additional Format Print version: Dahlberg, Gunilla, 1945- Beyond quality in early childhood education and care. London ; Philadelphia, PA : Falmer Press, 1999 (DLC) 99208603