Early Childhoods in the Global South: Local and International Contexts

Early Childhoods in the Global South: Local and International Contexts


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This interdisciplinary volume aims to deepen and enrich the reader’s understanding of children’s lives in the Global South. At a time when provision for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is expanding across the globe, this book highlights issues around early childhood development as well as exploring the importance of including local traditions, culture and knowledge in developing professional practices in the sector. A range of international contributors, including key scholars in the field of early childhood, draw on topics identified for discussion at the Early Childhood in Developing World Contexts International Conference, held at University College Cork, Ireland, in 2011. Much of the exciting research being undertaken in this area remains unrecognized, and the volume aims to communicate some of the important debates currently taking place. The essays are organized into three broad themes: children’s lives and livelihoods; early years policy and practice; and language and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034308793
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Pages: 349
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jacqui O’Riordan lectures in the School of Applied Social Studies at University College Cork. She has extensive experience in a range of equality concerns, through her research in Tanzania in the mid-1990s as well as a number of community sector research consultancies undertaken in Ireland. Her research interests include gendered lives and livelihoods, analysis of care and caring and, more recently, examination of aspects of childhood and children’s lives.
Deirdre Horgan is Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Applied Social Studies and Director of the multi-disciplinary BA (Early Years and Childhood Studies) at University College Cork. Her research interests include childhood well-being and citizenship, within the broad framework of diversity.
Shirley Martin is Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Applied Social Studies at University College Cork. Her main research interest is in the well-being of children and her research focuses on key areas of children’s lives, such as early years care and education, educational disadvantage and participatory research with children and young people.

Table of Contents

Contents: Karen Wells: Mobility and Social Reproduction: Key Issues for Early Childhood Research in Developing Countries – Angela Veale/Susan McKay/Miranda Worthen/Michael Wessells: Children of Young Mothers Formerly Associated with Armed Forces or Groups in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Northern Uganda – Una Murray: Child Labour: A Complex Problem Requiring ‘Joined Up’ Responses – Samuel Okyere: An Assessment of the Impact of Hazardous Work on Children’s Educational Attainment – Helen Penn: Does International Aid Work? The Example of Early Childhood – Johanna Davis: Values in Early Childhood Development: A Venture into the Field of Childhood Aid – Rosarii Griffin/Jacqui O’Riordan: Early Childhood and Primary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Impact of HIV and AIDS on Education in Lesotho – Jacqui O’Riordan/James Urwick/Matemoho Khatleli/Stella Long/Grace Ntaote/Florence Nyakudya/Nthabeleng Maketela: Identification of Disabilities in Young Children in Lesotho: The Role of the Early Childhood Sector – Mahima Mitra: The Take-Up of Government Early Childhood Education and Care Services in Developing Countries: Evidence from India and Theoretical Frameworks for Guiding Research – Annika Pissin: Migration in China: Floating Mothers and Fathers, Left-Behind Girls and Boys – Barney Shiels: The Equity Approach to Early Childhood Development and Accomplishing the Millennium Development Goals – Mary Kellett: Research Methods with Young Children: Extending the Canvas – Jacqui O’Riordan/Deirdre Horgan/Shirley Martin/Michael Blaney: Day-To-Day Transitions for Children of People Seeking Refugee Status Living in Ireland – Joy Chalke: Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language in the Early Years Foundation Stage (UK): Meeting the Challenges – Anne M. Dolan: Critically ‘Reading the World’ through Picture-Books – Pamela Mackenzie: A Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Curriculum as a Means to Quality Education: Lessons from Minority Language Communities in India and Bangladesh – Sarah Quinn/Sue Kraftsoff: Maintaining the Mother Tongue: An Exploratory Study of Russian-Speaking Immigrant Parents’ Opinions on Maintaining their Primary Language in their Children.

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