In 2007, I began a journey with the Investigating Quality Project (IQ Project), at the University of Victoria. It has been an investigative journey that goes beyond the common Euro-Western discourses/ideas we hold regarding children and encourages us to examine the language we use for children, and the images that come to mind when thinking about children. It is a journey that has changed the way I think and the way I work, both as an educator and a parent.
I discovered that my child-centred and developmentally-appropriate practices limited my perspectives and perhaps excluded other ways of thinking. I realized that the early childhood environments I have contributed to, that I believed to foster choice and freedoms for children,.........Read More