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Abstract

Working against the grain of history and contemporary assumptions about the nature of the field, the author makes a counterintuitive argument that decenters the child and brings forward the adult in early childhood education (ECE).

Author Biography

Jonathan Silin is a fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto. He is the author/editor of three books, including Sex, Death, and the Education of Children: Our Passion for Ignorance in the Age of AIDS. A former member of the Bank Street College graduate faculty and editor of the Occasional Paper series, he is the 2014 recipient of the Bloch Distinguished Career Award, Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference.

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