Comparing ‘being, and ‘becoming’. Negotiating readiness in Early Childhood Education and Care in Zealand (Denmark) and New Zealand.

Niels Kryger, Allan Westerling

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The interactive workshop comprises presentations of findings from an ongoing (2016-18) Danish research project focusing on concepts and practices of readiness in ECEC in comparing and analysing sites (field works in ECEC as well as curricula) in Denmark and New Zealand with a particular focus on cooperation between institutions and families. The project shows complex connection between readiness, cultural identity and institutionalization of childhood. We found that in both countries ECE is considered as a key factor in Nation building and in identity politics in production of what can be labelled the (multi- cultural) ‘Kiwi child’ vs. the (mono-cultural) ‘Danish Child’.
Publikationsdato26 okt. 2017
StatusUdgivet - 26 okt. 2017
Begivenhed25th International RECE Conference: Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship - Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Varighed: 24 okt. 201727 okt. 2017


Konference25th International RECE Conference
LokationRyerson University

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