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- Reference: Aslanian, T. (2015) ‘Getting behind discourses of love, care and maternalism in early childhood education’, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 16(2): 153–165.
Description: An interesting article that looks at historical discourses of love, caring and maternalism against current thinking in this area.
- Reference: Douglass, A. (2016) ‘Resilience in change: Positive perspectives on the dynamics of change in early childhood systems’, Journal of Early Childhood Research 14(2): 211–225.
Description: This article explores some important aspects of change within systems governing the education of children in the early years. In particular, the author explores the positive dynamics at the centre of change and examines the ‘collective resilience’ of practitioners involved in implementing a new system within one state in the USA. In addition to other data sets, the author has drawn upon interviews with professional development providers.