Lived Spaces of Infant-Toddler Education and Care

Exploring Diverse Perspectives on Theory, Research and Practice

  • Linda J. Harrison
  • Jennifer Sumsion

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Jennifer Sumsion, Linda J. Harrison
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jennifer Sumsion, Tina Stratigos, Ben Bradley
    Pages 43-58
  4. Linda J. Harrison, Sheena Elwick, Claire D. Vallotton, Gregor Kappler
    Pages 59-74
  5. Robyn Dolby, Eilish Hughes, Belinda Friezer
    Pages 89-102
  6. James Elicker, Karen M. Ruprecht, Treshawn Anderson
    Pages 131-145
  7. Anne Kultti, Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson
    Pages 147-159
  8. Claire D. Vallotton, Tamesha Harewood, Ashley Karsten, Kalli B. Decker
    Pages 161-172
  9. Sharynne McLeod, Sheena Elwick, Tina Stratigos
    Pages 173-185
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 241-244

About this book

Introduction

This book conceptualizes the ‘lived spaces’ of infant and toddler early education and care settings by bringing together international authors researching within diverse theoretical frameworks. It highlights diverse ways of understanding the experiences of very young children by exposing the ways that the authors are grappling with the unknown. The work explores broadly the construct and meanings of ‘lived spaces’ as relational spaces, interactional spaces, transitional spaces, curriculum spaces, or pedagogical spaces operating within the social, physical and temporal environment of infant-toddler education settings. The book invites interchange between and among diverse theories and approaches, and through this build new understandings of infants’ and toddlers’ experiences and interactions in early education and care settings. It also considers the implications of this work for policy and practice in infant and toddler education and care.

‘The strength of this manuscript is the international gathering of studies on infants and toddlers in ECEC, where the children are considered active participants and agents in their own lives.’
Camilla Björklund, Department of Education, Communication and Learning, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
‘The strongest aspect of the work is the confidence shown in each chapter. The book is a celebration of expertise from a variety of perspectives. It would be required reading for anyone with a special interest in young children.’
Jane Bone, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Frankston, Victoria, Australia

 

 

Keywords

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Editors and affiliations

  • Linda J. Harrison
    • 1
  • Jennifer Sumsion
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and EducationCharles Sturt UniversityBathurstAustralia
  2. 2.Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and EducationCharles Sturt UniversityBathurstAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8838-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8837-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8838-0
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