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Margrain, V. & Löfdahl, A. (Eds.). (2019). Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagement in Changing Global Contexts. Singapore: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagement in Changing Global Contexts
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book explores how concepts and values of contemporary democracy are variously understood and applied in diverse cultural contexts, with a focus on children and childhood and diversity. Drawing on a range of methodological approaches relevant to early childhood education, it discusses young children's engagement and voice. The book identifies existing practices, strengths, theories and considerations in democracy in early childhood education and childhood, highlighting the democratic participation of children in cultural contexts. Further, it illustrates how democracy can be evident in early childhood practices and interactions across a range of curriculum contexts and perspectives, and considers ways of advancing and sustaining practices with positive transformational opportunities to benefit children and wider ecological systems.It offers readers insights into what democracy and citizenship look like in lived experience, and the issues affecting practice and encouraging reflection and advocacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer, 2019. p. 274
Series
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development, ISSN 2468-8746, E-ISSN 2468-8754 ; 8
Keywords
early childhood education, preschool, democracy, global, challenge
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74442 (URN)10.1007/978-981-13-7771-6 (DOI)978-981-13-7770-9 (ISBN)978-981-13-7771-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A. & Margrain, V. (2019). Challenging the challenges: Democratic spaces and opportunities in ECE (1ed.). In: Margrain, V., & Löfdahl Hultman, A. (Ed.), Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagmement in Changing Global Contexts (pp. 265-274). Singapore: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging the challenges: Democratic spaces and opportunities in ECE
2019 (English)In: Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagmement in Changing Global Contexts / [ed] Margrain, V., & Löfdahl Hultman, A., Singapore: Springer, 2019, 1, p. 265-274Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This volume started with expressing concerns of what might challenge democracy in early childhood education (ECE) settings of today  – all over the world. We have, throughout the work as authors and editors, been more and more aware of the different ways early childhood practices are challenged by the contemporary issues mentioned in Chap. 1 of this volume. We have learned not only the fact that there are challenges but also gained insights into how ECE practitioners, children and researchers deal with these challenges. The subtitle of this volume says Engagement in Changing Global Contexts, and in this concluding chapter, we will further elaborate the engagement expressed by the authors. By referring to the conceptual framework from Chap. 2, challenges will relate to the different but linked dimensions in the democracy model provided by Hägglund, Löfdahl Hultman and Thelander (2017). Our lessons learned and our conclusions deal with ideas about children and childhood, about the way policies structure children’s lives and the everyday life in preschool for teachers and for children. As already stated in the introduction, the democracy model takes the position that democracy in ECE is influenced from the ideas and actions in all four dimensions of the model: historical views, curriculum and other formal documents, intentional teaching practices, and children’s arenas. In addition, democracy is challenged by content in the same dimensions. Each chapter of this book has presented an individual discussion and analysis of empirical research, and our intention here is not to repeat what has already been written but to highlight synergies and connections. The structure for this analysis builds around three concepts that we use to highlight what is important to challenge the challenges: reciprocity, togetherness and empowerment. We also argue these three concepts form new core values of democracy especially in ECE and as such need to be considered and questioned

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education, ISSN 2468-8746, E-ISSN 2468-8754 ; 28
Keywords
democracy, challenge, early childhood education, reciprocity, togetherness, empowerment
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education; Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74467 (URN)10.1007/978-981-13-7771-6_18 (DOI)978-981-13-7770-9 (ISBN)978-981-13-7771-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Enochsson, A.-B. & Löfdahl Hultman, A. (2019). Ethical issues in child research: Caution of ethical drift. In: Margrain, Valerie & Löfdahl Hultman, Annica (Ed.), Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagement in changing global contexts (pp. 27-39). Singapore: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethical issues in child research: Caution of ethical drift
2019 (English)In: Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagement in changing global contexts / [ed] Margrain, Valerie & Löfdahl Hultman, Annica, Singapore: Springer, 2019, p. 27-39Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The background for this study is the last decades emphasised ethical considerations in child research. We have found ethics to be more and more acknowledged and regulations to be strengthened. Based on this, the aim of the study is to review the ethical issues in child research to find out how ethical considerations are dealt with in this respect. Four important journals, representing three important editors were selected. Through reading 707 abstracts from volumes 2016 and 2017, empirical studies focusing on children under the age of 8 were found in 95 articles and were further analysed regarding ethical issues. The result shows that regardless of requirements in journal guidelines, about one third of the articles lack any ethical reflection. Further, it is also shown that just over half of the articles merely stated compliance with regulations and standards, and just a few of articles presented a deeper reflection on the ethical considerations including occurring dilemmas. The shift towards stronger ethical regulations is discussed as if it might encourage the tendency of just doing what is necessary according to laws and when doing so, the risk of ethical drift is elaborated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer, 2019
Series
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development, ISSN 2468-8746, E-ISSN 2468-8754 ; 28
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74204 (URN)10.1007/978-981-13-7771-6_3 (DOI)978-981-13-7770-9 (ISBN)978-981-13-7771-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-13 Created: 2019-08-13 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Margrain, V. & Löfdahl Hultman, A. (2019). Introduction: Content and Context. In: Margrain, V., & Löfdahl Hultman, A. (Ed.), Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagment in Changing Global Contexts (pp. 3-12). Singapore: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Content and Context
2019 (English)In: Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagment in Changing Global Contexts / [ed] Margrain, V., & Löfdahl Hultman, A., Singapore: Springer, 2019, p. 3-12Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book is an edited text of chapters, connected by a focus on contemporarydemocracy and on what challenges democracy in early childhood educationof today. Contemporary issues such as migration, refugees, changes in teacher education,early childhood regulations, transition and assessment expectations provideboth opportunities and challenges for early childhood education (ECE).Sociopolitical influences may mean that there can be a gap between democraticaspirations and experiences, including tension, dissent and power relations. Theseare challenges we are all aware of and often speak about as influencing implementationof democratic aims, children’s rights and agency espoused in curriculum andpolicy. As Peter Moss stresses in the foreword of this book, one of the main challengesto democracy is largely invisible and deals with political and economicregimes. From this view, the image of the child is a potential human capital, and theaim of ECE is to realise and fulfil sociopolitical ideas and images. A liberalistagenda manipulates the role of the ECE teachers from an adult focused on relationshipto a technical implementer of human capital development. Such challengesneed to be more visible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer, 2019
Series
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development, ISSN 2468-8746, E-ISSN 2468-8754 ; 28
Keywords
early childhood education, preschool, democracy, global, challenge
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education; Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74464 (URN)10.1007/978-981-13-7771-6_1 (DOI)978-981-13-7770-9 (ISBN)978-981-13-7771-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A., Olin-Scheller, C. & Tanner, M. (Eds.). (2018). Berättelser: Vänbok till Héctor Pérez Prieto. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Berättelser: Vänbok till Héctor Pérez Prieto
2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Denna vänbok tillägnas vår kollega Héctor Pérez Prieto. Boken består av olika berättelser med anknytning till Héctors forskning och tillsammans formar bidragen en ny berättelse om hans forskarliv, en slags livsberättelse.

Författarna är akademiska vänner som vid olika tidpunkter och på olika platser samarbetat med Héctor som handledare, student, doktorand och kollega.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2018
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2018:3
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65444 (URN)978-91-7063-829-9 (ISBN)978-91-7063-924-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2018-02-22
Löfdahl, A., Enochsson, A.-B., Ribaeus, K. & Hildén, E. (2018). Democracy education in ECE: A step forward by linking preschool teacher education, research and preschool practice. In: : . Paper presented at NERA 2018, 8-10 March 2018, University of Oslo, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democracy education in ECE: A step forward by linking preschool teacher education, research and preschool practice
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66723 (URN)
Conference
NERA 2018, 8-10 March 2018, University of Oslo, Norway
Available from: 2018-03-15 Created: 2018-03-15 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A. (2018). Förskolechefer hanterar undervisningsbegreppet i förskola. In: : . Paper presented at Forskningsfestival, Karlstad, 2018-11-08.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förskolechefer hanterar undervisningsbegreppet i förskola
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70220 (URN)
Conference
Forskningsfestival, Karlstad, 2018-11-08
Note

Presented at the UBBs forskningsfestival

Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A. & Hildén, E. (2018). Förskolechefer hanterar undervisningsbegreppet i förskolan. In: : . Paper presented at UBB forskningsfestival, 8 november 2018, Karlstad.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förskolechefer hanterar undervisningsbegreppet i förskolan
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70975 (URN)
Conference
UBB forskningsfestival, 8 november 2018, Karlstad
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-04-11Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A., Hildén, E. & Bergh, A. (2018). I "larmrapportens" skugga: Om undervisning och kvalitet i förskolan. In: Annica Löfdahl Hultman, Marie Tanner & Christina Olin Scheller (Ed.), Berättelser: Vänbok till Héctor Pérez Prieto (pp. 57-72). Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I "larmrapportens" skugga: Om undervisning och kvalitet i förskolan
2018 (Swedish)In: Berättelser: Vänbok till Héctor Pérez Prieto / [ed] Annica Löfdahl Hultman, Marie Tanner & Christina Olin Scheller, Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2018, p. 57-72Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2018
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2018:3
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70942 (URN)978-91-7063-924-1 (ISBN)978-91-7063-829-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A. (2018). Involve the outside world in Preschool- ways to educate democratic values. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Education In A Democratically Troublesome Time. Threats And Opportunities, Örebro, 2018-10-30/31.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Involve the outside world in Preschool- ways to educate democratic values
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70206 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Education In A Democratically Troublesome Time. Threats And Opportunities, Örebro, 2018-10-30/31
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
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