Early childhood education, globalization and mobility

Signe Hvid Thingstrup, Karen Prins, Anne Harju, Annika Åkerblom

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Time, space and the social intersect in the political framings and daily negotiations of the meaning of diversity, as illustrated in the term, mobility. Mobility refers not only to the increasingly global character of childhoods, but also to the time/space dimension of learning and development, e.g. as a move from undesirable to desirable social positions (social or cultural mobility) . ‘Mobility’, in this sense, not only refers to migration or an aim of social advancement, but also encompasses a hierarchization of social and cultural spaces.
The symposium examines how diversity and mobility is understood and dealt with in the politics and practices of preschool, more specifically, what conditions for participation that are offered for children and families, and how these are negotiated.
Original languageDanish
Publication date2021
Publication statusSubmitted - 2021
EventChildhood and Time - IX conference on Childhood Studies - Tampere University, Tampere, Finland
Duration: 10 May 202112 May 2021


ConferenceChildhood and Time - IX conference on Childhood Studies
LocationTampere University
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  • daycare institutions
  • children

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