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Narratives from the Nursery : Negotiating professional identities in early childhood - Jayne Osgood

Narratives from the Nursery

Negotiating professional identities in early childhood

Paperback Published: 24th November 2011
ISBN: 9780415556224
Number Of Pages: 179

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This accessible and timely book builds upon and contributes to ongoing debates surrounding professionalism in the early years workforce. In a sector where policy is rapidly changing, Jayne Osgood challenges existing assumptions concerning professional identities and questions what broader lessons might be learnt about race, ethnicity, social class and gender in early years research and practice.

This engaging text:

  • offers a thematic overview to the concept of professionalism in an increasingly critical area of study
  • includes unique autobiographical contributions alongside new and compelling empirical evidence
  • stimulates wider debates within a clear theoretical framework
  • provides an in-depth examination of the individual views of early years practitioners.

Addressing new debates and policies from a focussed academic perspective, Narratives from the Nursery provides inspirational and enlightening reading for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students.

List of tablesp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Policy contextp. 6
Putting theory to workp. 27
Government policy and childcare workforce reform: a critical discourse analysisp. 40
Imagined childhood: subjectivities and pedagogical practicesp. 58
Maternal discourses and the formation of æprofessional' identitiesp. 87
Negotiating professionalism: challenges and resistancep. 119
Conclusion: towards critically reflective emotional professionalismp. 148
Referencesp. 155
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780415556224
ISBN-10: 0415556228
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 24th November 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3

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