Recently a discourse on preparing children academically from an increasingly younger age has been strengthened in a Danish context. Based on an ongoing research project we examine different aspects of this intensified focus on readiness. One aspect is intensified pressure on pedagogues to function as supervisors for parents. Another aspect is a shared ambivalence: from the top state levels to the level of every day practice and discourse in families and day care – early childhood is (still) viewed as a period which should be more unstructured and free as the same time as there is growing anxieties about preparation.
|Publication date||26 Oct 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Oct 2017|
|Event||25th International RECE Conference: Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship - Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada|
Duration: 24 Oct 2017 → 27 Oct 2017
|Conference||25th International RECE Conference|
|Period||24/10/2017 → 27/10/2017|