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Interrupting stereotypes : teaching and the education of young children

Grieshaber, Susan J. (2008) Interrupting stereotypes : teaching and the education of young children. Early Education and Development, 19(3), pp. 505-518.

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Abstract

Despite calls to the contrary, research about teaching has tended to take a back seat to research about children's development and learning in early childhood education. After exploring why this might be the case, this essay considers the importance of teaching for early childhood education and the contexts in which it occurs in these early years of the twenty-first century. It presents a view from the Antipodes (Australia), a down-under perspective from the southern hemisphere where early childhood education and research associated with it have been influenced to a large extent by what happens in the northern hemisphere. The paper encourages the active interruption of stereotypical performances of early childhood practitioners and children by suggesting practitioners push the boundaries of their theoretical and practical knowledge by making way for contradictions and inconsistencies that accompany all forms of diversity and difference, taking risks, and disrupting the status quo.

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ID Code: 14794
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The author-version of this article will be available 18 months after publication. For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Early childhood education, teaching, interrupting stereotypes, diversity
DOI: 10.1080/10409280802068670
ISSN: 1556-6935
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [Early Education and Development 19(3):pp. 505-518]. [Early Education and Development ] is available online at informaworldTM with http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t775653644
Deposited On: 16 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:48

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