School of Education Professor Co-Edits New Book on Early Childhood Education

Book Explores Tensions, Political Agendas, and Notions about Children, Childhood, and Learning that Impact ECE in Canada

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, Peterborough

Book coverDr. Luigi Iannacci, an assistant professor in the School of Education and Professional Learning at Trent University, has co-edited with Dr. Pam Whitty of the University of New Brunswick, a new book on early childhood education.

Early Childhood Curricula: Reconceptualist Perspectives explores the tensions, political agendas, and taken-for-granted notions about children, childhood, and learning that impact ECE in Canada.

The volume contains pan-Canadian research grounded in reconceptualist early childhood curriculum theorizing that draws on sociocultural, feminist, critical, postmodern and decolonizing understandings about early childhood and education to examine the limits, problematics and possibilities of ECE.

The book is offered in response to a global emphasis on early childhood policies and curricula and as a way of contributing to a growing field with the hope that it will foster further conversations and contributions by and among other ECE researchers and educators.

Within Trent’s School of Education and Professional Learning, Dr. Iannacci coordinates and teaches language and literacy and special needs learners focused courses. Dr. Iannacci’s first book, Early Childhood Curricula and the De-pathologizing of Childhood, was co-written with Dr. Rachel Heydon, UWO.

For more information about Early Childhood Curricula: Reconceptualist Perspectives please visit the web site.

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For more information, please contact:
Dr. Luigi Iannacci, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Professional Learning, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x7508