Tag Archives: power

Picture books, critical literacy and place

Margaret Zeegers wrote an article some time ago in which she analysed certain Australian picture books for the way they hid or exposed indigenous landrights and indigenous histories. Her interest was based on the observation that many schools are on … Continue reading

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Children’s power and a ‘community centered’, rather than ‘child-centered’, curriculum

http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/ I am still going through a pile of interesting articles I printed out ages ago. In that pile, was an article by Yoon-Joo Lee and Susan L Recchia on power in an early childhood classroom. I confess to being … Continue reading

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“FOUCAULT’S HETEROTOPIA AND CHILDREN’S EVERYDAY LIVES”

Another interesting looking article that caught my eye is one that adopts Foucault’s concept of ‘heterotopias’ to analyse the construction of childhood. The author, Sara McNamee, introduces her thoughts in this way: “Jenks (1996) has argued that childhood is constructed … Continue reading

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