File(s) not publicly available

The mall, the library and the church : inquiring into the resourcing of early learning through new spaces and networks

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by S Nichols, Sophia RainbirdSophia Rainbird
Early learning has increasingly been the focus of social policy and programmes with a proliferation of public, community and commercial entities entering the field of production. Understanding this phenomenon requires educational researchers to conceptualise early learning both within a globalised network of circulating commodities and within specific situated spaces of local sociocultural practice. This paper describes how a research project has drawn on geosemiotic and actor-network theories, and employed spatially sensitive methods, to investigate the resourcing of early learning in spaces new to most educational researchers. Focusing on the suburban field site ‘Midburb’, we analyse the ways in which discourses operate through/in place producing different entry points, pathways and access for parents, impacting on their opportunities for encountering early learning resources.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

26

Issue

2

Start Page

198

End Page

215

Number of Pages

18

eISSN

1366-5898

ISSN

0951-8398

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Routledge

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Not affiliated to a Research Institute; University of South Australia;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of qualitative studies in education.