Feminism(s) in Early Childhood

Using Feminist Theories in Research and Practice

  • Kylie Smith
  • Kate Alexander
  • Sheralyn Campbell

Part of the Perspectives on Children and Young People book series (PCYP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Kylie Smith, Kate Alexander, Sheralyn Campbell
    Pages 1-7
  3. Feminism(s) Reconceptualising Histories

  4. Feminism(s) Reconceptualising Institutions

  5. Feminism(s) Reconceptualising Practice

About this book


This unique book brings together international scholars from around the globe to examine how different feminist theories are being used in early childhood research, policy and pedagogy. The array of feminist discourses captured by the authors offer contextualised possibilities for disrupting dominant patriarchal beliefs and producing change. The authors address and challenge how early childhood experiences, institutions and practices produce gendered effects across and within diverse contexts and demonstrate how feminism(s) in action can be used to reconceptualise research methods, government policy, children’s learning, teaching practice and educational resources. In this way, the book contributes to creating new knowledge connections and community alliances in the global effort to end gender-based inequalities across local and global communities. 


Early Childhood Practice Early childhood education Early childhood pedagogy Early childhood policy Early childhood studies Equity in education Feminism in early childhood Feminist theories Gender and children International Early Childhood Leadership in Early Childhood Social justice in education

Editors and affiliations

  • Kylie Smith
    • 1
  • Kate Alexander
    • 2
  • Sheralyn Campbell
    • 3
  1. 1.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3055-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3057-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-2977
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-2985
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