Tagged with culture and context

Book review: Early childhood education for Muslim children

Note: My colleague Hasina Ebrahim from South Africa invited me to review her insightful book as it was being published in late 2016. I was honoured to have the opportunity to review it and comment on its contribution to the field. Hasina Banu Ebrahim’s book, Early Childhood Education for Muslim Children: Rationales and Practices in South Africa (2017), is … Continue reading

Why I use the term ‘Majority world’ instead of ‘developing countries’ or ‘Third world’

As you may have noticed in my blog posts, I avoid using the terms ‘developing world’ or ‘Third world’. Instead, I use the term ‘Majority world’. Here’s why. The terms ‘developing world’ and ‘Third world’ imply that ‘development’ is a standard, linear process, and that certain ‘developed’ countries have finished ‘developing’ and are the norm towards … Continue reading

Racism and imperialism in the child development discourse: deconstructing ‘developmentally appropriate practice’

[This post is part of a series highlighting particular publications or resources I have written or developed in the past which may be of interest to my blog readers.] One of the most influential approaches to early childhood education in North America is ‘Developmentally Appropriate Practice’ (DAP), articulated by the NAEYC. When I used Foucauldian and other … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 6: Education in Present-Day Pakistan

Today’s post is the final post in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan (this post) Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 5: A Separate Nation

Today’s post is the fifth in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation (this post) Education in Present-Day Pakistan A Separate Nation Over the centuries, India – including present-day Pakistan – has been … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 4: British Influences

Today’s post is the fourth in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences British Influences (this post) A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, “Going … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 3: Islamic Influences

Today’s post is the third in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences Islamic Influences (this post) British Influences A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, “Going to … Continue reading

Education in Pakistan: A historical socio-cultural perspective >> Part 2: Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences

Today’s post is the second in a six-part series reviewing the historical and current context of education in Pakistan. These posts include: Introduction Ancient India – Hindu and Buddhist Influences (this post) Islamic Influences British Influences A Separate Nation Education in Present-Day Pakistan Some of the information in this series is drawn from the book, “Going to … Continue reading