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Progressive Teachers of Young Children: Creating Contemporary Agents of Change

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Title: Progressive Teachers of Young Children: Creating Contemporary Agents of Change
Authors: Adler, Susan Matoba
Iorio, Jeanne M.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers
Citation: Adler, S.M. & Iorio, J.M. (2015) Progressive Teachers of Young Children: Creating Contemporary Agents of Change. In M.Y. Eryaman and B.C. Bruce (Eds.), International Handbook of Progressive Education. Peter Lang, pp. 293-308.
Abstract: This chapter describes how an early childhood teacher education program in Hawaii builds upon a history of progressivism in the field of early education in the U.S. to encourage students to become critical thinkers and agents of change. Reflecting through the historical lenses of educators such as Jane Adams, Patty Smith Hill, and Lucy Sprague Mitchell, two progressive teacher educators call on their students to become “transformative intellectuals” (Giroux, 1988) and move from being agents of surveillance to agents of change (Foucault, 1972, 1995). Student data from blogs and action research projects illustrate how students challenged habituated practices in the field of early childhood education (ECE), which has been rapidly narrowing toward academic readiness and standardization of children and programs due to No Child Left Behind legislation and the Race to the Top competition for federal funds.
Description: Modified from original accepted manuscript version to conform to ADA standards.
Pages/Duration: 18 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10790/3510
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