Parenting for digital literacy in Denmark and Germany: Exacerbating inequality by promoting alienating child-adult ontologies

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Inequality-promoting policy-making in Early Childhood Education and Care is alsoengrained in the ontological and epistemological concepts used in order to maintain and transform institutional practice. On the grounds of a qualitative-heuristic, phronetic analysis of online documents and ethnographic empirical material generated in daycare institutions in Germany and Denmark, the presentation exemplifies how current discourses on parenting for digital literacy
perpetuate alienating child-adult ontologies. It thereby exercises epistemological violence, which hampers transgenerational pedagogical collaboration and thus parents’, pedagogues’ and children’s possibilities for understanding themselves as citizens actively contributing to maintaining and transforming digital capitalism.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event26th International RECE conference 2018 : Inequality in Early Childhood Education and Care - DPU, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 Oct 201818 Oct 2018
Conference number: 26


Conference26th International RECE conference 2018
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