Putting postmodern theories into practice in early childhood teacher education

Jennifer Sumsion

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    In this chapter, I describe how postmodern perspectives assist me in negotiating my multiple roles and responsibilities as an early childhood teacher educator in an increasingly complex pedagogical and workplace context. In particular, I focus on how postmodern understandings support me in theorizing my practice and envisioning productive possibilities for change. Underpinning the chapter are three interconnecting motifs that imbue my work as teacher educator - reflexivity, hope, and a commitment to transformative change. The chapter concludes with reflections about the potential of postmodern perspectives to enhance the agency of teacher educators and preservice teachers alike.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPractical transformations and transformational practices
    Subtitle of host publicationglobalization, postmodernism and early childhood education
    EditorsSharon Ryan, Susan Grieshaber
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam ; Oxford
    PublisherElsevier Academic Press
    ISBN (Print)0762312386
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in early education and day care
    PublisherElsevier Academic Press
    ISSN (Print)0270-4021

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