View the culture of childhood through a whole new lens. Identify age-based bias and expand your outlook on and understanding of early childhood as a culture. Examine various elements of childhood culture: language, belief economics, arts, and social structure to understand children's dispositions of questioning, engagement, and cooperation.
Emily Plank specializes in play-based education, diversity and culture in early childhood education, and outdoor learning. In 2011, the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children identified Emily as one of seven emerging leaders. She earned her bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University. She and her family currently reside in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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About the Author
Emily Plank has worked as a family child care provider, mentor, and adult educator, and as a writer and consultant on workshop presentations and interactive keynotes for educators and families. Her specialties include play-based education, diversity and culture in early childhood education, respectful guidance and discipline, and outdoor learning. In 2011, the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children identified Emily as one of seven emerging leaders in the field of early childhood education. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University and has lived in various locations around the world. She and her family currently reside in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Table of Contents
Introduction: "Becoming Outsiders": An Invitation 1
Chapter 1 "It's a Good Thing You're Fat!": Why Culture Matters 15
Chapter 2 "Poison Meat Eaters": The Social Lives of Children 33
Stories from the Field: Trap and Maps 55
Stories from the Field: No Forced Apologies 57
Chapter 3 "We're Stuck!": The Language of Childhood 61
Stories from the Field: The Value of Fenceless Play 86
Chapter 4 "It's Going to Eat Me!" Systems of Belief 89
Stories from the Field: We Know the Difference 112
Stories from the Field: Lions Listen to No! 116
Chapter 5 "This Feels Amazing": Artistic Expression 121
Stories from the Field: "It's a Zoo!" 141
Chapter 6 "Look at Me!": The Economics of Belonging 145
Stories from the Field: Teatime 169
Conclusion: "No One Remains Unchanged" Transformation 171
Group Discussion Guide 177
Resources by Chapter 183