"Race" and Early Childhood Education: An International Approach to Identity, Politics, and Pedagogy

Hardcover | July 15, 2009

EditorGlenda Mac Naughton, Karina Davis

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This book explores the prominence of ‘race’ in the lives of young children and their early childhood educators. It critiques the often presumed racial innocence of young children and shows instead how young children actively engage with the politics of race as they form their own identities. It challenges early childhood educators to engage with children’s racialised identity politics, and  shows how this often requires early childhood educators to rethink their own racialised identities. Amongst the challenges the book presents it  offers points of possibility and hope for creating more racially just early childhood classrooms.

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This book explores the prominence of ‘race’ in the lives of young children and their early childhood educators. It critiques the often presumed racial innocence of young children and shows instead how young children actively engage with the politics of race as they form their own identities. It challenges early childhood educators to e...

Glenda Mac Naughton has worked in the early childhood field for over 35 years. She is currently a Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, at the University of Melbourne University where she established and now directs the Centre for Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood (CEIEC). Glenda has researched, published, an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230613241

ISBN - 13:9780230613249

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Thinking Differently: the Call and the Desire--Glenda Mac Naughton and Karina Davis * PART I: Exploring the Politics of Children’s Racialised Identities * Discourses of ‘Race’ in Early Childhood: From Cognition to Power--Glenda Mac Naughton and Karina Davis * Exploring ‘Race-identities’ with Young Children: Making Politics Visible--Glenda Mac Naughton, Karina Davis, and Kylie Smith * Intersecting Identities: Fantasy, Popular Culture and Feminised Race-Gender--Glenda Mac Naughton and Karina Davis * Masculinities, Mateship, and Young boys--Karina Davis and Glenda Mac Naughton * The Dynamics of Whiteness: Children Locating within/without--Karina Davis and Glenda Mac Naughton * PART II: Exploring the Politics of Adults’ Racialised Identities * (Un)masking Cultural Identities:  a Challenge for White Early Childhood Educators--Karina Davis * On Race and Resistance: Transforming Racialised Identities: A Personal Journey * Merlyne  Cruz * Adults Constructing the Young Child, Race, and Racism--Sue Atkinson * Languages Matter: My Subjective Postcolonial Struggle--Prasanna  Srinivasan * Working within, beyond and through the Divides: Hopes and Possibilities for De-‘racing’ Early Childhood--Sue Atkinson, Merlyne Cruz, Karina Davis, Prasanna Srivinasan and Glenda Mac Naughton

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“Mac Naughton and Davis explode the popular conception of racial innocence in early childhood. This provocative work challenges early childhood educators to rethink how they engage with issues of ‘race’ in their classrooms and argues strongly for the inclusion of anti-racist pedagogies in early education.”--Julie Kaomea, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Hawai‘I at Manoa.“This book locates race; it does not erase it from being a pedagogical imperative for early childhood educators. It takes us out of the soft, safe spaces where notions of inclusivity are tucked away, dangerous and outdated. Mac Naughton and Davis have looked into and beyond the mirror and found where the challenges lie, and where the changes can occur in ways that expand our work, not diminish it. They have embraced race and this makes this work an essential text for all early childhood professionals.”--Karen L. Martin, Associate Professor, School of Education, Southern Cross University.