Democratic challenges and potentials in pre-schools

Jan Kampmann, Annegrethe Ahrenkiel, Maja Røn Larsen, Anja Hvidtfeldt Stanek

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Abstract

This paper takes point of departure in research approaching both empirical and theoretical challenges related to the study of very young children’s everyday lives in institutional settings. In this paper, we present an analysis of pedagogical practice about developing democracy and influence for children in a Danish nursery. On the one hand the paper highlight the situated processes of developing a pedagogical practice of influence and democracy for children, emphasising the explorative and experimenting character of such processes, and on the other hand show, how exactly processes like these tend to be neglected and restricted in the management strategies of documentation, that forms institutional conditions for the pedagogues.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date30. Oct 2015
Publication statusPublished - 30. Oct 2015
Event23rd International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference: Narratives of Difference: Translations, Transgressions, and Transformations - Blanchardstown Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 27. Oct 201531. Oct 2015

Conference

Conference23rd International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference
LocationBlanchardstown Institute of Technology
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period27/10/201531/10/2015

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