Special Issue Call for Papers – Participatory Pedagogies: Instituting children’ rights in day to day pedagogic development
Edited by EECERA
Call for Papers
There are two essential modes for developing pedagogy: the transmissive mode and the participatory mode. Of these two modes, only the participatory can answer to the complexity of early childhood education and answer to the child that is multidimensional and holistic.
The participatory mode focuses on the actors who co-construct knowledge by participating in the learning process. It assumes a rights’ approach and empowerment pedagogy and asserts the participation of all individuals and each one of them (e.g. children, educators, families) in the day-to-day pedagogic development. Participation is the best antidote against the abstract nature of the mainstream transmissive pedagogy.
To guarantee the day-to-day lived experience of children in a participatory mode is very challenging and under threat from mainstream transmissive pedagogies often supported by prevailing organizational culture and neoliberal policy decisions.
This Special Issue on Participatory Pedagogies aims to present a range of researched praxis about young children’s participation in the daily life of early childhood centres in a number of different contexts.
Inscribed in EECERA ethos, this issue will be plural in what concerns theories and methods for researching participatory praxis and its processes of transformation.
We invite prospective authors to submit proposals on a variety of issues concerning the theme of the special issue. The papers must be based on recent research; however, there is no restriction on the type of research, theoretical frameworks or conceptual underpinning.
Prospective authors should submit a 700-word proposal outlining the theoretical underpinning, methodology, findings and implications of their research. These must be sent to Eleni Loizou, Joana Sousa and Paulo Focchi by 15th August 2018.
The editors will review proposals and authors will be notified by 15th September 2018.
Final drafts of all articles will be due by 10th December 2018 and will undergo the regular review process of the EECERA journal.
This special issue will be published in 2019.