27th International RECE Conference
Border/lands and (Be)longings.
New Mexico State University • Las Cruces,NM • USA • October 31 - November 5, 2019
Members of the NMREX are collaborating on carpooling and accommodations in Las Cruces. To get in on the action, email email@example.com
Reconceptualist approaches to Early Childhood Education are compatible with the Reggio Emilia Approach:
“The reconceptualist movement in early childhood education gained momentum in the 1980s with conversations among scholars around the world who were concerned about the dominance of psychology and child development theory and drew from an array of more critical, feminist, postcolonial and postmodern perspectives in their work. Such reconceptualist scholars, like those in other fields, question the belief that scientific truths could be "discovered" about any individual or group of children and then applied to all children, no matter the culture, language, belief structure, or physical life circumstances. In other words, the early work from reconceptualists in our field questioned the promotion of universal prescriptions for "best practice" and other "grand narratives" which continue to dominate our field. Many of us were doing anti-bias or cultural and gender focused research that seeks to appreciate and support diversity in people, ideas, and ways of being. We share a concern about privileging particular sets of beliefs or forms of knowledge (or "grand narratives" that typically reflect western or Eurocentric values), which can create power for certain groups of people and oppress others.”