The Politics of Early Childhood Education

Third Printing

by Lourdes Diaz Soto (Volume editor)
©2008 Textbook XVIII, 228 Pages
Series: Rethinking Childhood, Volume 10


The basic premise of this book is simple – it brings together early childhood and cultural-studies professionals who are willing to provide a kaleidoscope of views capable of challenging the sanctity of the early childhood western lens. Marianne Bloch, Hedy Chang, Amos Hatch, Henry Giroux, Jan Jipson, Joe Kincheloe, Shirley Kessler, Sally Lubeck, Shirley Steinberg, Beth Blue Swadener, Nila Rinehardt, and Lourdes Diaz Soto call for a move toward the critical, toward the multicultural, toward the dialogic, toward the feminist, toward the personal, with the others, with the silenced, and in solidarity with multiple players.


XVIII, 228
ISBN (Softcover)
Early childhood youth Critical Pedagogy Oppression capitalism children
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008. XVIII, 228 pp., 2 fig.

Biographical notes

Lourdes Diaz Soto (Volume editor)

The Editor: Coordinator of the Bilingual/Multicultural Education Program, Lourdes Diaz Soto has taught diverse early childhood, elementary, secondary, and university students since 1970 in New York, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Pennsylvania. She has authored numerous research articles and book chapters, received a Spencer Grant, and is the author of Language, Culture and Power: Bilingual Families and the Struggle for Quality Education. Her most recent work has examined issues of equity and social justice. She serves on the Professional Development Panel, chairs the Bilingual Caucus, and is a governing board candidate for the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She is past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Bilingual Education, and past chair of the Early Childhood Special Interest Group of the National Association for Bilingual Education.


Title: The Politics of Early Childhood Education