Forward: Which childhood? Whose deficit?

Luke, Allan (2015) Forward: Which childhood? Whose deficit? In Anderson, Ann, Anderson, Jim, Hare, Jan, & McTavish, Mary (Eds.) Language, Learning and Culture in Early Childhood: Family, School and Community Contexts. Taylor & Francis Group, New York & London.

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Abstract

A commentary on Whiteness studies, linguistic and cultural minority and Indigenous studies in early childhood language and literacy socialization.

When the literature on ‘Whiteness’ first emerged in the 1990s, I was offended and skeptical. As an Asian who has lived in White-dominant cultures most of my life, my reflex was to say something like: “Yeah – they want to be ‘special’ too. After all our struggles to get beyond an unmarked place of deficit in the fields of disciplinary knowledge and social sciences – now they want ‘Whiteness’ as their own ethnic studies”...

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ID Code: 84695
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: literacy, early childhood education, Whiteness, Indigenous education, Multicultural education
ISBN: 9781138920835
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > LOTE ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Ethnic Education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maori and Pacific Peoples) (130307)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author
Deposited On: 09 Jun 2015 00:18
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 06:01

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