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World Yearbook of Education 2009

Childhood Studies and the Impact of Globalization: Policies and Practices at Global and Local Levels

Edited by Marilyn Fleer, Mariane Hedegaard, Jonathan Tudge

Routledge – 2012 – 352 pages

Series: World Yearbook of Education

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    978-0-415-50534-5
    June 22nd 2012

Description

The World Yearbook of Education 2009: Childhood Studies and the Impact of Globalization examines the concept of ‘childhood’ and ‘childhood development and learning’ from educational, sociological and psychological perspectives. This contributed volume seeks to explicitly provide a series of windows into the construction of childhood around the world, as a means to conceptualizing and more sharply defining the emerging field of global and local childhood studies.

Contents

Section One

Chapter Focus

Author

Region

The global construction of childhood development and learning

Marilyn Fleer, Mariane Hedegaard, Jonathan Tudge, and Alan Prout

NB: Authorship order may change

A cultural-ecological perspective on childhood – African perspective

Jonathan Tudge, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Africa

Western influences on post-Soviet education

Joe Elliott, University of Durham

Russia

Sociological critiques of psychological perspectives on children – their impact on institutional practices

William Corsaro, Indiana University, USA

North America

Locating the learning context – Pacific journey and the Fa’aSamoa

Suatu Gualo, Monash University, Australia

South Pacific

Development and learning as activist projects: learning from and expanding Vygotsky’s approach

Anne Stetsenko, The Graduate Centre, City University of New York

USA

The power of motives: the interaction between biological constraints and activity in the development of children

Louise Bottcher, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark

Play and learning – the learning and relearning of play in contemporary societies

Elena Kravtsova, Russian State University for the Humanities, L.S. Vygotsky Psychology Institute, Russia.

Russia

Activity systems within schools – the voice of special education

Harry Daniels, University of Bath, UK)

UK

Section Two

Global politics shaping local childhoods

Marilyn Fleer, Mariane Hedegaard, Jonathan Tudge, and Alan Prout

NB: Authorship order may change

Global-local practice informing research and research informing global-local practice

Seth Chaiklin, Bath University, UK, Mariane Hedegaard

Scandinavia

Are universal views of ‘development’ and ‘learning’ being constructed or politicized? – when home culture works and western schooling mean different things

Ernest Kofi Davis. University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Africa

How are assessment or accountability measures being developed, sanctioned and policed -

Indigenous learning perpectives

Denise Williams-Kennedy, Yiparinya community, Marilyn Fleer, Ana, Mantilla, Trish Rivalland, Monash University, Australia

Australia

Views of childhood in Turkey – the global-local tension

Cigdan Kağitçibaşi, or Artin Göncü, US

European continent

Intent community participation – learning in communities in the Americas

Barbara Rogoff et al., University of Santa Cruz, California

Americas

Family contexts and how they position children as active agents in local and global contexts

Mariane Hedegaard, Jytte Bang; University of Copenhagen; Marilyn Fleer Monash University

Denmark and Australia

Developmental teaching in schooling in the Netherlands

Bert van Oers, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Europe

Development of participation on social practice: How does local social practice impact on global issues of childhood?

Charlotte Hojholt, Roskilde University, Denmark

Scandinavia

Section Three

The politics of childhood research

Marilyn Fleer, Mariane Hedegaard, Jonathan Tudge, and Alan Prout

NB: Authorship order may change

Historical and comparative analyses of early childhood policies in the US and Brazil

Lia Freitas Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Americas

Kenyan learning in the context of political and NGO imperatives

Dolphine Odero, Egerton University

Africa

Methodological constraints and affordances in childhood studies

Angela Bronco, Brasilia University, Brazil

Americas

Majority world perspectives on childhood research

Nirmala Rao, University of Hong Kong

Asia

An OECD perspective on policy and childhood research

Collette Taylor, formally OECD

Europe

Policy imperatives – Joined up Government discourses and constructions of childhood research across institutions

Anne Edwards, Oxford University, UK

UK

Global-local orientations in researching childhood

Jaan Valisner, Clark University, Worchester, USA)

US

Emerging or silenced research contexts for childhood studies

Samantha Punch, University of Sterling

Author Bio

Marilyn Fleer is Professor of Early Childhood Education and Foundation Chair at Monash University, Australia. She is also the Centre Research Director for the Centre for Childhood Studies.

Mariane Hedegaard is a Professor and Leader of the Centre for Person, Practice, Development, and Culture (PPUK) at the Department of Psychology, Copenhagen University.

Jonathan Tudge is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.

Name: World Yearbook of Education 2009: Childhood Studies and the Impact of Globalization: Policies and Practices at Global and Local Levels (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Marilyn Fleer, Mariane Hedegaard, Jonathan Tudge. The World Yearbook of Education 2009: Childhood Studies and the Impact of Globalization examines the concept of ‘childhood’ and ‘childhood development and learning’ from educational, sociological and psychological...
Categories: Childhood, Sociology of Education, Sociology & Social Policy