Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Canadian Scholars’ Press
Approx. 300 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
August 2019
Print ISBN: 9781773381244
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Composed of original Indigenous and Canadian content,this ground-breaking textbook features multiple voices from the field that, together, offer an extensive and balanced examination of the historical and philosophical influences of early childhood education. Broad in scope, this collection presents the various topics and approaches in the field before examining each in detail. Specific subjects include Indigenous ways of knowing, holistic education, and the influence of educational philosophers and theorists such as Rousseau and Dewey. The text also discusses contemporary issues such as children’s rights, diversity and inclusion, multimodality, technology, ecology, and Indigenous education in the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Featuring essays that examine the field’s history and future, as well as chapter questions that inspire critical analysis, this unique textbook is a fundamental resource for all students, academics, practitioners, and policymakers in education and early childhood education.

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Table of Contents

Susan Jagger

Chapter 1 Awāsisīwiwin: Early Childhood Education and Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Angelina Weenie

Chapter 2 Spirituality of Play
Patrick Lewis

Chapter 3 A Diffractive Analysis of Early Childhood Education in Canada through Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Emilé
Margaret MacDonald

Chapter 4 The Right to Education and the Child
Peter Pericles Trifonas

Chapter 5 Holistic Education: Teaching and Learning, Planning and Reflecting with the Whole Child in Mind
Lovisa Fung

Chapter 6 Experiencing Education in the Early Years
Susan Jagger

Chapter 7 A Critical Exploration of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Early Years
Kristy Timmons

Chapter 8 Reconfiguring Early Childhood Education: Common Worlding Pedagogies
Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Randa Khattar, and Meagan Montpetit

Chapter 9 Children in Society – The Sociology of Childhood in Canadian Contexts
Noah Kenneally

Chapter 10 Thinking Otherwise: Reconceptualist Contributions to Early Childhood Education
Rachel Berman and Zuhra Abawi

Chapter 11 Children’s Rights: Raising Awareness Amongst Professionals Working with and for Children
Aurelia Di Santo and Bethany Robichaud

Chapter 12 Empathy and Rubber Sushi: Re-thinking Strategies for Anti-Oppression in Early Childhood Education and Care
Kathryn Underwood

Chapter 13 First Nations, Metis and Inuit Children’s Access to Culturally Appropriate Early Childhood Care and Development Programs
Jessica Ball

Chapter 14 There are Relationships Beyond the Classroom: A Nature Kindergarten
Enid Elliot

Chapter 15 Young Children Using Digital Media: The Case of Belle
Laura Teichert

Susan Jagger

Susan Jagger is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Early Childhood Studies.

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