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Resistance & Representation: Rethinking Childhood Education


reviewed by Ellen Delaney 2002

coverTitle: Resistance & Representation: Rethinking Childhood Education
Author(s): Janice A. Jipson and Richard T. Johnson (Editors)
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 082044250X, Pages: 349, Year: 2001
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Resistance & Representation: Rethinking Childhood Education is a collection of essays, the 12th volume in the Rethinking Education series. Both the volume and the series grow out of a position that challenges the "hegemony" of the psychologically based prevailing perspective in education, especially early childhood education. This edited volume includes chapters applying feminist, critical, multicultural, postcolonial and postmodern theories and methodologies. For the rest of the review, the term post modern will be used as a way to refer to these various theories. In addition to these closely allied theoretical positions, the editors also see the essays connected by a "shared commitment to creating social change and improving the lives of children." The aim of the book is to provide a place to present alternative representations of knowledge and considerations of issues of identity and theory making, as well as to examine resistances and reconceptualizations of traditional practice in early childhood education. Jan Jipson, one of the editors of the volume, has provided an introduction that not only... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 1, 2002, p. 50-53
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10793, Date Accessed: 3/27/2017 8:32:18 PM

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  • Ellen Delaney
    Bank Street College of Education
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    Ellen M. Delaney is a member of the Graduate Faculty at Bank Street College of Education. She is an early childhood educator who has worked as a teacher, an educational consultant, and a teacher educator. Her research interests include teacher thinking and the spiritual development of young children. She received her Ed.D. from Teachers College in 1995.
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