Peter Moss offers some of the contemporary considerations facing the field of early childhood education. Challenging dominant discourses, this book provides an accessible introduction to alternative narratives and diverse perspectives that are increasingly to be heard in this field. Drawing on material published in the Contesting Early Childhood series, readers are introduced to thinking that questions the current mainstream approach to early childhood education and offers rich examples to illustrate how this thinking is being put to work in practice. Key topics addressed include the meaning of ‘dominant discourse,’ why politics and ethics are the starting points for early childhood education, and Reggio Emilia as an example of an alternative narrative.
Authored by Peter Moss, Routledge, 2018; illus., softbound, 192 pages