Local Childhoods in Global Times (Book)

Presents perspectives of childhood from around the world. Each chapter presents a different focus on early childhood showing the diversity and complexity across multiple countries. Issues emerge around multi-language development, nationalism and multiculturalism and cultural theories of every-day life. 30 b&w illus.

Category: Cultural Studies


•The focus on global childhoods will enable readers to develop an understanding of how changing perspectives on children and childhood and identity over time and through globalization, are expressed among children, families and educators in and outside educational environments. We also aim to, through "local" perspectives, develop an understanding of contemporary ideals about children and childhood. Childhood is described as a time period between birth to 18 years. The book will bring together active researchers in the field of global childhoods to sustain and develop our community of research and scholarship, promoting internationalization through global childhoods as a way of cultural diversity and acceptance.

Anette Hellman, Associate Professor in Education work as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Communication and Learning at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research interests include issues related to cross-national comparative studies, critical childhood studies and social justice in education.

Professor Susanne Garvis is the current Chair of the Department of Education at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests include early childhood education and teacher education.

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