C2 Edited work
Documentation in Institutional Contexts of Early Childhood : Normalisation, Participation and Professionalism (2020)

Alasuutari, M., Kelle, H., & Knauf, H. (Eds.). (2020). Documentation in Institutional Contexts of Early Childhood : Normalisation, Participation and Professionalism. Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-28193-9

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Alasuutari, Maarit; Kelle, Helga; Knauf, Helen

ISBN: 978-3-658-28192-2

eISBN: 978-3-658-28193-9

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages in the book: 257

Publisher: Springer VS

Place of Publication: Wiesbaden

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-28193-9

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Internationally, documentation has gained importance in institutional contexts of early childhood during the last 20 years. This edited volume illuminates different practices and aspects of documentation in early childhood and provides theoretically informed analytical perspectives on documentation in childhood institutions. Whilst drawing on different national and early service contexts, the edited volume explores the ways in which documentation may be consequential in childhood and in the practices of early childhood professionals. The different chapters examine assessment and normativity in documentation, children’s participation in it, and the impact of documentation on professionalism. The edited volume is targeted to students, researchers and professionals in the field of education and social sciences.

Keywords: early childhood; early childhood education and care; documentation; evaluation; institutions (social mechanisms); normativity; social inclusion; professionalism

Free keywords: childhood studies; documentation; early childhood centres; social studies

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Reporting Year: 2020

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