Researching Everyday Childhoods

Download Researching Everyday Childhoods ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Researching Everyday Childhoods book pdf for free now.

Researching Everyday Childhoods

Author : Rachel Thomson
ISBN : 9781350011762
Genre : Education
File Size : 80.34 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 739
Read : 1086

How can we know about children's everyday lives in a digitally saturated world? What is it like to grow up in and through new media? What happens between the ages of 7 and 15 and does it make sense to think of maturation as mediated? These questions are explored in this innovative book, which synthesizes empirical documentation of children's everyday lives with discussions of key theoretical and methodological concepts to provide a unique guide to researching childhood and youth. Researching Everyday Childhoods begins by asking what recent 'post-empirical' and 'post-digital' frameworks can offer researchers of children and young people's lives, particularly in researching and theorising how the digital remakes childhood and youth. The key ideas of time, technology and documentation are then introduced and are woven throughout the book's chapters. Research-led, the book is informed by two state of the art empirical studies – 'Face 2 Face' and 'Curating Childhoods' – and links to a dynamic multimedia archive generated by the studies.
Category: Education

Early Learning In The Digital Age

Author : Colette Gray
ISBN : 9781526463166
Genre : Education
File Size : 42.78 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 773
Read : 844

Digital practices are forging ahead in leaps and bounds. Examining digital practices in early childhood education, this book seeks to inform the discussion on how digital technologies are best integrated into play-based pedagogy, and demonstrates effective practices that enhance children’s learning and development. With a range of international contributors, perspectives, and case studies, the fusion of play and portable technology is explored through contemporary research.
Category: Education

Childhood Mobile Technologies And Everyday Experiences

Author : E. Bond
ISBN : 9781137292537
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 36.90 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 206
Read : 996

This timely volume offers an in-depth theoretical analysis of children's experiences growing up with mobile internet technologies. Drawing on up-to-date research, it explores the relationship between childhood as a social and cultural construction and the plethora of mobile internet technologies which have become ubiquitous in everyday life.
Category: Social Science

Qualitative Researching With Text Image And Sound

Author : Paul Atkinson
ISBN : 0761964819
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 27.92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 519
Read : 196

`This excellent text will introduce advanced students - and remind senior researchers - of the availability of a broad range of techniques available for the systematic analysis of social data that is not numeric. It makes the key point that neither quantitative nor qualitative methods are interpretive and at the same time demonstrates once and for all that neither a constructivist perspective nor a qualitative approach needs to imply abandonment of rigor. That the chapters are written by different authors makes possible a depth of expertise within each that is unusually strong' - Susanna Hornig Priest, Texas A&M University; Author of `Doing Media Research' Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound off
Category: Social Science

Early Childhood Teacher Research

Author : Kathryn Castle
ISBN : 9781136858192
Genre : Education
File Size : 21.34 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 675
Read : 749

What is early childhood teacher research and why is it important? How does a teacher researcher formulate a research question and a plan for doing research? How do teachers apply research results to effect change? Early Childhood Teacher Research is an exciting new resource that will address the sorts of questions and concerns that pre- and in-service teachers of young children frequently have when engaging in teacher research. Accessible and interactive, this book touches upon the important issues every early childhood teacher should know—the uniqueness of early childhood teacher research, reasons for doing it, and how to do it. In this comprehensive guide, Kathryn Castle explores each stage of teacher research, from conceptualization, generating research questions, identifying data sources, gathering and analyzing data, interpreting results, sharing results, to taking action based on results. Special features included in each chapter: Teacher Researcher Journal prompts for the reader to record ideas for research questions and to develop a plan for doing research. From the Field provides rich examples of real life early childhood teacher researchers and their perspectives on doing teacher research. Reflections ask readers to pause and think deeply about relating content to their own situations. Exploration of additional content, websites, resources, and activities are located in each chapter to help the reader go further in constructing their knowledge of teacher research.
Category: Education

Researching Virtual Worlds

Author : Louise Phillips
ISBN : 9781136250514
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 35.15 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 534
Read : 1042

This volume presents a wide range of methodological strategies that are designed to take into account the complex, emergent, and continually shifting character of virtual worlds. It interrogates how virtual worlds emerge as objects of study through the development and application of various methodological strategies. Virtual worlds are not considered objects that exist as entities with fixed attributes independent of our continuous engagement with them and interpretation of them. Instead, they are conceived of as complex ensembles of technology, humans, symbols, discourses, and economic structures, ensembles that emerge in ongoing practices and specific situations. A broad spectrum of perspectives and methodologies is presented: Actor-Network-Theory and post-Actor-Network-Theory, performativity theory, ethnography, discourse analysis, Sense-Making Methodology, visual ethnography, multi-sited ethnography, and Social Network Analysis.
Category: Social Science

Flexible Childhood

Author : Helmut Wintersberger
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124269767
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 50.95 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 421
Read : 421

Children's spaces are widening â?? culturally and socially. Socially, childrenâ??s spaces are more often multilocal. Culturally, they are enlarged through mobility in the globalized and virtual spaces in the media-saturated world. Children's times are also less confined by strict borderlines. The more flexible and individualized use of time in the world of work impacts on children's lives in families, day care, and school. The chapters of this volume each present particular temporal and spatial aspects of social change in childhood. The book is directed toward considering the impact of such change on children's welfare. As former boundaries between generations begin to blur and neo-liberal forces enter all realms of people's lives, it can no longer be taken for granted â?? as it was in former periods of modernity â?? that continued efforts to realize the childhood project will automatically guarantee the "best interest of the child." With respect to children's welfare in time and space, Flexible Childhood? discusses tensions between demands from the market economy, dynamics of rationalization and technology, and visions of a "good" childhood. Together with the above companion volume â?? Childhood, Generational Order and the Welfare State, also by the University Press of Southern Denmark â?? this book is the final result of COST Action A19, Children's Welfare, which has been supported by the European COST Framework.
Category: Political Science

Doing Foucault In Early Childhood Studies

Author : Glenda MacNaughton
ISBN : 041532100X
Genre : Education
File Size : 51.13 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 778
Read : 429

This book shows the important contribution that Foucault and other poststructural theorists can make to research and practice in early childhood.
Category: Education

Researching Children S Experience

Author : Sheila Greene
ISBN : 9781847877253
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 65.44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 307
Read : 741

`Strongly recommended as it provides a very useful overview of a range of methods, mainly textual, for exploring children's experiences. These accounts are placed well in the broader conceptual frameworks concerning both methodologies and ethical considerations' - Educational Review How should the researcher approach the sensitive subject of the child? What are the ethical issues involved in researching children's experiences? In essays written by a collection of key, international authors, Researching Children's Experience addresses these questions, and examines up-to-date methodological and conceptual approaches to researching children. This book is a practical, comprehensive and interdisciplinary guide for advanced students and researchers, exploring a range of studies, and the theoretical and ethical motivations behind them. The book is divided into three coherent sections: - Conceptual, methodological and ethical issues in researching children's experiences. - Methods for conducting research with children. - The generation and analysis of text. Researching Children's Experience provides examples of how researchers from a variety of social science perspectives have set about carrying out research into children's experience. Useful to students embarking on a research project, and to experienced researchers wishing to explore new methods, Greene and Hogan's book is an essential addition to anyone doing research on children. It will be especially useful to those in developmental psychology, education, nursing and other disciplines interested in studying children's experience.
Category: Psychology

Critical Issues In Early Childhood Education

Author : Yelland, Nicola
ISBN : 9780335228485
Genre : Education
File Size : 62.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 847
Read : 257

"This book is a valuable contribution to the creation of a more critical and theoretically diverse approach to early childhood policy and practice. Through many vivid examples and a varied cast-list of authors, both academics and practitioners, it shows the potential of this approach for pedagogical work in early childhood institutions and the education of the early childhood workforce." Professor Peter Moss, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. "In the era of No Child Left Behind in the U.S., you might think that the landscape of educational research and practice has been transformed into a row of 'scientific' models and unvarying curricular scripts. Nicola Yelland's volume will persuade you that, in contrast, the landscape in early childhood education is varied and full of unconventional angles. The authors examine virtually every significant aspect of curricular practice and postmodernist theory, while challenging readers to be skeptics themselves - to engage with risky ideas on the way to transformative actions." Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA. This book challenges long-established beliefs about early childhood education. It offers readers the opportunity to think about the aspects of their profession that are fundamental to providing effective and equitable educational opportunities for young children in the 21st century. Well-known contributors explore issues that are not only 'critical' in terms of being fundamental to early childhood education, but also 'critical' in that they present alternative ideas and use frameworks that are not traditional to the field. Organized in three parts, the book considers: Contemporary views of early childhood education and teaching The rethinking of early childhood practices The emergence of new technologies and multiliteracies The chapters in the book focus on aspects of early childhood education that have for a long time been accepted as truisms, or have been too hard to deal with and thus often ignored. For example, they include a consideration of issues that range from examining play that might be sexual in focus or learning how to cope with traumatic events in young children's lives, to the ways in which popular culture and new literacies impact on what young children are interested in and how they can be engaged in learning with information and communications technology. Essential reading for students in all early childhood studies programmes, as well as early childhood practitioners who want to engage in more reflective practices around their work. Contributors Yarrow Andrew, Chelsea Bailey, Mindy Blaise, Elizabeth Brooker, Sheralyn Campbell, Gaile Cannella, Richard Johnson, Anna Kilderry, Jackie Marsh, Jeanette Rhedding Jones, Leonie Rowan, Sharon Ryan, Jonathan Silin, Jennifer Sumsion, Daniel Walsh, Nicola Yelland
Category: Education

Educational Research With Our Youngest

Author : Eva Johansson
ISBN : 9400723946
Genre : Education
File Size : 42.86 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 408
Read : 1319

Interpreting the voices of under three year olds is central to early childhood education. Yet entering into their life-worlds is fraught with challenges and unrealised possibilities. This ground-breaking book generates a dialogue about the multiple ways researchers have exploited a range of methods for approaching, accessing, understanding and interpreting infant voice. Each chapter explores the kinds of ethical considerations and dilemmas that may arise in this process. The book itself represents a chorus of international voices (researchers, children, teachers and parents), all adding to a discussion about various circumstances, dilemmas and possibilities involved in doing research with our youngest. This book is an essential read for researchers and teachers alike who seek to 'listen' and 'see' very young children with fresh ears and eyes.
Category: Education

Doing Early Childhood Research

Author : Glenda Mac Naughton
ISBN : UOM:39015053530153
Genre : Education
File Size : 78.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 218
Read : 574

Introducing the most common qualitative and quantitative methods in early childhood education training, this work covers a wide range of conventional and newer approaches including surveys, observation, action research, ethnography, and policy analysis.
Category: Education

Researching Young Children S Perspectives

Author : Deborah Harcourt
ISBN : 9781136822308
Genre : Education
File Size : 48.31 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 456
Read : 1249

This book is designed to help students face the ethical, methodological and theoretical challenges and complexities involved in engaging children in rights-based, participatory research.
Category: Education

Peer Relationships In Early Childhood Education And Care

Author : Margaret Kernan
ISBN : 9781136935442
Genre : Education
File Size : 55.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 471
Read : 717

Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care brings together fresh perspectives and research about young children’s relationships. It examines children’s rights and well-being against a backdrop of increased social movement and migration, changing family structures and work practices, and the growing prevalence of education and care services for young children. With contributors from diverse cultural, geographical and disciplinary backgrounds, this edited collection shows how educators support children’s peer relationships and use these as a basis for enhancing social and cognitive development. Themes discussed include: conflicts and negotiations friendships and play group phenomena independence and interdependence identity and belonging peer relations and children with disabilities attuning adults to young children’s relationships. This book will be highly relevant for academics, researchers and students concerned with early childhood care and education, especially those interested in relating these issues on a global scale.
Category: Education

Multicultural Teaching In The Early Childhood Classroom

Author : Mariana Souto-Manning
ISBN : 9780807771457
Genre : Education
File Size : 46.74 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 295
Read : 1095

This unique book features an array of approaches, strategies, and tools for teaching multiculturally in the early years. The teachers and classrooms portrayed here provide young children with rich educational experiences that empower them to understand themselves in relation to others. You will see how amazing teachers engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while also meeting state and national standards (such as the Common Core State Standards). This engaging book is sprinkled with questions for reflection and implementation that encourage educators to start planning ways of enhancing their own teaching, making their early childhood setting a more equitable learning space. Book Features: Multicultural education in action,including the everyday issues and tensions experienced by children and their families. Powerful vignettes from diverse Head Start, preschool, kindergarten, 1st- and 2nd-grade classrooms throughout the United States. Sections on “Getting Started” and “Considering Obstacles and Exploring Possibilities” in each chapter. A list of multicultural children’s books and resources for further reading. Chapters: Multicultural Tools and Strategies for Teaching Young Children Multicultural Education as Transformative Education Interviews: Encouraging Children to Ask Questions Critical Inquiry: Supporting Children’s Investigations Culture Circles with Multicultural Literature: Addressing Issues of Fairness Community Resources and Home Literacies: Developing Funds of Knowledge Technology: Media(ting) Multicultural Teaching Storytelling and Story Acting: Creating Spaces for Children to Negotiate Change Reflecting on the Possibilities of Teaching Multiculturally: What Next? What If? Mariana Souto-Manning is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. “A profound, rich, and rewarding meditation and deep conversation with teachers fully engaging young children with culture, social history, and learning for the future. This wide-ranging book escapes temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries. Read it and reflect on how you can take it into your own life of learning.” —Shirley Brice Heath, Professor Emerita, Stanford University “Early childhood educators will experience this unique book as a warm and detailed invitation to engage in multicultural education. The emphasis throughout is on “multi”—multiple pedagogical approaches, from culture circles to podcasts to story acting, and multiple cultural heritages embodied by active children and teachers. From a critical perspective and alongside creative teachers who aspire to be transformative, Souto-Manning links accessible theory with rich and thoughtful practices.” —Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University “Mariana Souto-Manning’s Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom rightly places the use of deficit thinking and ineffective teaching strategies in the wasteland of classroom instruction. The author superbly documents and explains ways of teaching multiculturally that will richly benefit the learning of all students and make teaching become the fun that teachers dreamed it would be when they first said, ‘I want to teach because I love kids.’” —Carl A. Grant, Hoefs-Bascom Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom encourages teachers to honor, affirm, and challenge even our very youngest children to think inclusively, critically, and democratically—a necessity if we are to help develop knowledgeable, caring, and empowered learners.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Category: Education

Researching Gender In Adult Learning

Author : Joanna Ostrouch
ISBN : 363158251X
Genre : Education
File Size : 46.48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 954
Read : 569

Contents: Joanna Ostrouch/Edmée Ollagnier: Introduction: claiming space - making waves - Edmée Ollagnier: Gender, learning, recognition - Agnieszka Zembrzuska: Gender aspects of career counselling in Poland: a Foucauldian perspective - Elżbieta Wołodźko: Reflectivity and emancipation in feminist action research - Linden West: Gendered space: men, families and learning - Joanna Ostrouch: Researching with gender sensitiveness: two cases - Monika Grochalska: Qualitative methods in social mobility research - Tuula Heiskanen: Approaching gender issues with action research: collaboration and creation of learning spaces - Ingrid de Saint-Georges: «She will never be a mason»: interacting about gender and negotiating a woman's place in adult training and education - Agnieszka Bron: Biographical methodology in gender studies and adult learning - Edyta Łyszkowska: Polish women's mimetic behaviour under TV influence - Borislav Tchalovski: School context and stereotypes reproduction: the role of the teacher - Sheila Gaynard: Choices and transitions in lifelong learning and life course development: one woman's story - Anna Vidali: Women and knowledge: a study of teachers in early childhood education.
Category: Education

Reflective Teaching In Early Education

Author : Jennifer Colwell
ISBN : 9781441184702
Genre : Education
File Size : 50.20 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 810
Read : 928

Reflective Teaching in Early Education is the definitive textbook for reflective professionals in early education, drawing on the experience of the author team and the latest research, including the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) findings. It offers extensive support for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and career-long professionalism for early years practitioners working in pre-schools, child care settings and the first years of primary schools. Written by a collaborative author team of leading early years educationalists and practitioners led by Jennifer Colwell, Reflective Teaching in Early Education offers two levels of support: - comprehensive, practical guidance for practitioner success with a focus on key issues such as building relationships, communication, behaviour, inclusion, curriculum planning and learning, and teaching strategies; and - evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to aid understanding of the theories informing practice, offering ways to develop deeper understanding of early years practice in early childhood education and care. Reflective activities, case studies, diagrams and figures, end-of-chapter summaries and research briefings are provided throughout. This book, along with the companion reader and associated website, draw upon the work of Andrew Pollard, former Director of the TLRP, and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of early years practitioners, primary school teachers and educationalists. The team includes: Early Years Educationalists: Jennifer Colwell (University of Brighton, UK) | Helen Beaumont (Early Years Advisor, Brighton, UK) | Helen Bradford and Holly Linklater (University of Cambridge, UK) | Julie Canavan, Denise Kingston and Sue Lynch (University of Brighton, UK) | Catriona McDonald and Sheila Nutkins (University of Aberdeen, UK) | Tim Waller (Anglia Ruskin University, UK) Early Years Practitioners: Emma Cook, Sarah Ottwell and Chris Randall (Oneworld Nursery, Brighton, UK) with staff from One World Nursery and Phoenix Nursery (Brighton, UK) Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Education directly compliments and extends the chapters of this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts, working as a compact and portable library. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.
Category: Education

Rethinking Gender And Sexuality In Childhood

Author : Emily W. Kane
ISBN : 9781441190574
Genre : Education
File Size : 60.81 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 344
Read : 722

Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Childhood explores gender and sexuality in children's lives, from early childhood through adolescence, bringing together key inter-disciplinary perspectives. Kane explores how childhood gender and sexuality are constructed, resisted, and refined within children's peer cultures, within social institutions like the family, education, and media and the role the state holds in structuring children's lives - defining their rights and opportunities through gender and sexuality-related policies and programs. Examples of research, interviews, activities, key points and guidance on further reading encourage the reader to actively engage with the material and to develop a critical relationship with the content. Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in Childhood is essential for those studying childhood at undergraduate and graduate level and of great interest to those working with children in any field.
Category: Education

Doing Action Research In Early Childhood Studies

Author : Glenda Mac Naughton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132244547
Genre : Education
File Size : 79.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 970
Read : 219

This title is a resource and inspiration for people in the early childhood field who wish to do action research but are unsure as to precisely what it means and how to do it.
Category: Education