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Bone, Jane – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This philosophically driven work is intended to trouble the position of the small chair in early childhood settings. It is theoretically driven by an aspect of sociological and cultural theory called hauntology, and by the theories of new feminist materialism. The work of Sara Ahmed influences the direction taken here. An assemblage of personal…
Descriptors: Furniture, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment, Power Structure
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Bone, Jane; Blaise, Mindy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Events in Australia have acted as provocations to thinking about the consequences of becoming a "package" and then being processed. The image of the human, as prisoner, together with narratives about the child and the nonhuman animal as package, are used here in order to understand the world we share with others. These disparate elements…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Institutionalized Persons, Animals
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Bone, Jane – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
Animal- and bird-becoming is an aspect of play as metamorphosis connected to spirituality in early childhood settings. The reconceptualisation of play presented here is supported by research that explored the spiritual experiences of young children in different early childhood contexts. Qualitative case study research carried out in Aotearoa New…
Descriptors: Animals, Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Bone, Jane; Cullen, Joy; Loveridge, Judith – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand includes different philosophical perspectives, may be part of the public or private sector and aims to be inclusive and holistic. The early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, supports these aims. Aspects of the curriculum that are holistic may be conceptualized in diverse ways and this qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Philosophy, Holistic Approach