Reimagining quality in early childhood [Editorial]

Jones, Liz, Osgood, Jayne ORCID logoORCID:, Holmes, Rachel and Urban, Mathias (2016) Reimagining quality in early childhood [Editorial]. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 17 (1) . pp. 3-7. ISSN 1463-9491 [Article] (doi:10.1177/1463949115627912)

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This special issue brings together a collection of rich, complex and challenging contributions that attempt to offer generative approaches to reconfigure what might constitute ‘quality’ within early years education. The issue came about from a shared concern about what Moss (this issue) refers to as the ‘gravitational pull’ of quality in early childhood education; debates about quality have existed for a considerable time and, despite rigorous critique, remain resolute. This issue aims to revisit and extend the groundbreaking work undertaken by Gunilla Dahlberg, Peter Moss and Alan Pence (1999, 2007) in Beyond Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care: Postmodern Perspectives and in the subsequent revised edition. In both texts, the authors made the astute observation that the concept and language of quality cannot accommodate issues such as diversity and multiple perspectives, contextual specificity and subjectivity. They argue that we must ‘go beyond the concept of quality’ (Dahlberg et al., 2007: 6) and, in so doing, suggest working with a new concept: ‘meaning making’.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special issue: Reimagining quality in early childhood
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 22412
Notes on copyright: This is the author’s manuscript, the final version of record is published as: Liz Jones, Jayne Osgood, Rachel Holmes, Mathias Urban, Reimagining quality in early childhood, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, Vol 17, Issue 1, pp. 3 - 7. Copyright © 2016 (The Author(s)). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 16:52
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