Space considerations: materials in the learning environment in three majority world preschool settings

Prochner, Larry and Cleghorn, Ailie and Green, Nicole (2008) Space considerations: materials in the learning environment in three majority world preschool settings. International Journal of Early Years Education, 16 (3). pp. 189-201. ISSN 0966-9760


This paper draws on the comparative and qualitative data from a triple case study carried out in three semi-rural early childhood education centres in Canada, India, and South Africa. The primary objective of this four year study was to provide in-depth understanding of the ways in which policy, practice, and culture intersect in semi-rural contexts. This article focuses on the organisation and use of materials in the preschool space as a means to examine the interplay between indigenous cultural norms as these relate to working with children and trends towards uniformity or globalisation of early childhood practice.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Version restricted in accordance with publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 13 May 2014 11:35
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 11:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative education; international education; pedagogy; curriculum; preschool
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/09669760802343857

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