PART 1: Young Children Engaged in Intercultural Learning1 Young Children in Global Contexts: Diversities and Intercultural Possibilities in the Early YearsAnn Farrell and Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson2 Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Education: Teaching and Learning for Social and Cultural SustainabilityAnne Kultti and Niklas Pramling3 Embracing Diversity in Childhood Studies: Methodological and Practical ConsiderationsJohanna Einarsdottir and Snaefridur Thora EgilsonPART 2: Adults Engaged in Intercultural Learning4 Playing with Diversity: Learning Stories in Early ChildhoodLinda Mitchell and Amanda Bateman5 Intercultural Teacher Education: Elementary Teacher Educators' Perspectives of the Role of Gender in Leadership in Papua New GuineaLaura Scholes, Jo Lunn Brownlee, Julie Davis and Ann Farrell6 Indigenous Children, Families and Early Years Education in Australia and Canada Nereda White and Jackie Ottmann7 Challenges and Rewards in Working with Displaced Children and Families: Early Childhood Practitioner Strategies for Engaging with Linguistic and Ethnic DiversityAnna Kirova8 Children's Rights to Participation in Two Cultures: Guatemala Maya and Scandinavian Parent Views of Young ChildrenIngrid Pramling Samuelsson, Dion Sommer and Monica Berger GonzalezPART 3: Challenges and Implications9 Rethinking Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Preservice Teacher Education: Teaching and Learning through an Interdisciplinary Lens Julie Davis, Lyndal O'Gorman, Megan Gibson, Lindy Osborne and Jill Franz10 Intercultural Early Childhood Teacher Education: Diversity and Inclusion in Global and Local Contexts Ann Farrell and Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson11 Prologue-Where to Now? Niklas PramlingIndex
Ann Farrell is Professor of Early Childhood and Head of the School of Early Childhood. Earning a PhD from The University of Queensland in 1996, she received an Honorary Doctorate from Gothenburg University (Sweden) in 2012. Member of QUTs Children and Youth Research Centre, her research and teaching expertise is in research ethics, childrens rights to protection and participation, childhood and families studies, and children in the legal and criminal justice systems. Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson is Professor and coordinator for early childhood education at the Department of Education, Goeteborg University, Sweden. Her research mainly deals with how children create meaning and make sense of different aspects of the surrounding world, in the context of preschool (day care and kindergarten) and teachers professional development.