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Diversities in Early Childhood Education: Rethinking and Doing


reviewed by Mariana Souto-Manning June 27, 2008

coverTitle: Diversities in Early Childhood Education: Rethinking and Doing
Author(s): Celia Genishi and A. Lin Goodwin
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415957141, Pages: 293, Year: 2007
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Imagine culturally responsive education across the country. Imagine classrooms and programs that are built to honor children’s strengths and are succeeding in an age of accountability and testing. Imagine the promise of schools, classrooms, and curricula built upon culturally grounded and informed child development. Now, stop imagining and open Diversities in Early Childhood Education: Rethinking and Doing, edited by Celia Genishi and A. Lin Goodwin. By reading this book, in addition to seeing culturally responsive education taking place in classrooms across the country, readers have the opportunity to learn about policies and programs that honor families and communities as experts, adapting common notions of “best,” working with the communities to which children belong to rethink and come to a shared ownership of what best truly means. Through the exploration of diverse studies, the editors and authors invite readers to rethink and do diversity in teaching, policy-making, programming, and educating teachers. How... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 27, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15290, Date Accessed: 7/25/2017 8:38:24 AM

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  • Mariana Souto-Manning
    University of Georgia
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    MARIANA SOUTO-MANNING, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Child & Family Development at the University of Georgia. From a critical perspective, she examines the sociocultural and historical foundations of schooling, language development, literacy practices, cultures, and discourses. She studies how children, families, and teachers from diverse backgrounds shape and are shaped by discursive practices, employing a methodology that combines discourse analysis with ethnographic investigation. She has authored book chapters and articles published in journals such as Early Child Development and Care, Early Childhood Education Journal, Journal of Early Childhood Research, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Journal of Research in Childhood Education, and Teachers College Record. For more information, please visit http://www.fcs.uga.edu/newfacs/cfd/faculty.php?id=265.
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