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Palgrave Studies in Urban Education

Against Race- and Class-Based Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education

Authors: Smith, Stephanie C.

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This book examines differing classroom pedagogies in two early childhood programs serving vulnerable populations in Chicago, one program Reggio Emilia-inspired, while the other uses a more didactic pedagogy. The structure of classroom pedagogies is defined using Basil Bernstein's theories of visible and invisible pedagogy.

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Stephanie C. Smith is Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

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"In descriptive style, Smith uses direct classroom observations to bring to life some of the mechanisms by which the less visible curricula of a progressive approach can be successfully implemented with low-income minority children. This timely book revives still-relevant questions, while echoing findings of curriculum comparison studies of the 1960s and 1970s that demonstrated the effectiveness of using child-initiated, non-didactic approaches in high-poverty preschool settings. A must-read catalyst for expanding this important and unfinished conversation." - Kristen Kemple, Professor of Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Against Race- and Class-Based Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Urban Education
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48202-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-48202-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48201-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 239
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