Appropriate readiness and parenting culture

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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.
Translated title of the contributionPassende parathed og "parenting culture
Original languageEnglish
Publication date26 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2017
Event25th International RECE Conference: Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship - Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 24 Oct 201727 Oct 2017


Conference25th International RECE Conference
LocationRyerson University
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