Journal article

Moron, Sick and Perverted - Injurious Speech: Advocacy for Gender Equity in Early Childhood

K Smith, K Alexander, S Campbell

International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal | International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal | Published : 2017

Abstract

This article describes feminist post-structuralist attempts to enact anti-bias education as resistance to sexisms and heterosexisms in Australian early childhood education. We describe what this form of activism for anti-bias gender equity work looks like for some educators, children, and academics in the Australian early childhood classroom and in the public arena. We then use concepts of discourse and relations of power to link these examples with their location in dominant discourses of gender and childhood innocence. Drawing from the experiences of Kylie Smith, we ask the following questions: What are the challenges and risks for educators and others in ‘doing’ anti-bias work that resist..

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