ECEC as a commons: Involving communities in the development of ECEC-services as an alternative to dominant approaches to early intervention in Denmark

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This session presents findings from two research projects that explore relations between everyday lives in communities and ECEC-services, and how these affect children’s and parents’ belonging. The projects critique dominant approaches to vulnerability in ECEC and argue that they increase marginalization by reducing curriculum and stigmatizing lives and knowledge forms of children and parents. Through participatory methods, the projects explore possibilities for developing ECEC-services as a commons where differences are recognized and where conflict and disagreement contributes to development of novel communities and forms of belonging. The panel session shares empirical material and invites discussions about this.
Translated title of the contributionDaginstitutioner som et fællesgode: Involvering af lokalsamfund i udviklingen af daginstitutioner som et alternativ til dominerende tilgange til tidlig indsats i Danmark
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateOct 2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
EventRECE: Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education - Las Cruces, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 20194 Nov 2019


Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Cruces


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