Playing, teaching and caring: Generative productions of gender and pedagogy in/through Early Years assemblages

Fairchild, Nikki (2019) Playing, teaching and caring: Generative productions of gender and pedagogy in/through Early Years assemblages. In: Gender in Learning and Teaching: Feminist Dialogues across International Boundaries. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 157-171. ISBN 9781138479159

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Abstract

This chapter develops the notion of posthuman feminist pedagogy to explore gendered productions in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in England. The current ECEC workforce is predominantly female, seen as deficient in key skills and qualifications, performing a role with young children which has been equated to ‘mothering’. The chapter is divided into two parts; the first part initially explores the development of ECEC professional roles; the second part considers the ways in which gender development for children has been theorised in classrooms and how this may influence views of working with young children. Building on previous work on feminist pedagogy, it discusses how posthuman modes of thinking can provide alternative visions for posthuman feminist pedagogy, which is developed further in the second part of the chapter. By employing the concepts of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s assemblage and Rosi Braidotti’s nomadic theory the chapter suggests a move beyond binarized thinking to a more expansive and generative view of playing, teaching and caring in ECEC. These theorisations are exemplified through two vignettes, which illustrate how material and social relations reveal how gender is produced, enacted and mediated in ECEC classrooms.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Chapter 10 eBook ISBN 9781351066464
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender difference, Realism, Feminism, Education, Sociology of Education, Gender & Sexuality,Teachers & Teacher Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Childhood and Youth
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Depositing User: Nikki Fairchild
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 14:35
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 14:13
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4034

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