The Child In The World/The World In The Child / Edition 1

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Overview

In this collection, the contributors look at the current spread of universalizing discourses concerning young children across the globe, examining the way these discourses, which purport to describe everyone in a scientific and neutral way, actually create mechanisms through which children are divided and excluded. The contributors to this book employ post-structuralist, postcolonial, and feminist theoretical frameworks.

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Meet the Author

Marianne Bloch is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Devorah Kennedy is a Ph.D. candidate in Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Theodora Lightfoot is Assistant Professor of bilingual education at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dar Weyenberg is a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum Theory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Table of Contents

Preface—Elizabeth Swadener, Gaile Cannella & Marianne Bloch
• Foreword—Thomas S. Popkewitz
Part I: The Child in the World/ The World in the Child
• Education and the Configuration of a Universal, Modern, and Globalized Childhood: An Introduction—Marianne Bloch, Devorah Kennedy, Theodora Lightfoot, and Dar Weyenber
Part II: Governing the Universal, Modern Child and Family
• Educational Theories and Pedagogies as Technologies of Power/Knowledge: Educating the Young Child as a Citizen of an Imagined Nation and World—Marianne Bloch
• Configuring the Jewish Child: Intersections of Pedagogy and Cultural Identity—Devorah Kennedy
• The Construction of the Asian American Children as "Model" Students—Susan Matoba Adler
Part III: Governing the Modern and Normal Child through Pedagogical Discourses
• Constructing the Young Child as a "Productive Citizen" through Language Acquisition Theory—Theodora Lightfoot
• The Quest for Health in Different Timespaces—Dar Weyenberg
• Visual Images and the Construction of Childhood Cultural Stories—Nancy Pauly
• The System of Reasoning the Child in Contemporary Japan—Jie Qi
• The Specter of Irregularity Haunts the Child: A Historical Study of the "Problem-Child" in Brazilian educational discourses—Ana Laura Godinho Lima
Part IV: Governing the Modern and Post-Modern Citizen and Nation through Universal Reforms in Education
• No Child Left Behind? The Specters of Almsgiving and Atonement: A Short Genealogy of the Saving Grace of US Education—Karen S. Pena
• Illusions of Social Democracy: Early Childhood Educational Voucher Policies in Taiwan—I Fang Lee
• The Foundation Stage Child in a Shifting Sea: A History of the Present of the United Kingdom's Education Act 2002—Ruth L. Peach

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