About RECE

Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) is dedicated to facilitating exchanges about work that challenge mainstream ideas regarding how young children learn and grow. In theory and in practice, RECE members question universal assumptions that mask the realities of local contexts and conditions.

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RECE Denounces Anti-Asian Violence

With profound sorrow and sense of urgency in the moment, the RECE Steering Committee denounces the recent waves of violence against Americans of Asian and pacific heritage and Asians living in the US. 

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Early Childhood Education and Climate Justice

28 April (29 April in Australasia)

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Jeanette Rhedding-Jones
Bloch Award

Outstanding Dissertation Award

RECE Steering Committee

Although we will not be meeting in person this year, we are delighted to announce the recipients of the RECE ‘Rhedding-Jones Outstanding Dissertation Award’ to celebrate and recognise the excellent research, scholarship and activism of our doctoral community in 2020. We will celebrate both the 2020 and 2021 winners of the dissertation award together at next year’s conference dinner.

The RECE Steering Committee will not be issuing a call for the ‘Bloch Distinguished Career Award’ for 2020. As this senior award is in recognition of contributions to reconceptualist scholarship and the ECEC sector over their career, we feel it is important to celebrate this award in person. This award will be announced and awarded at the conference dinner in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The call for the Bloch Award will be issued in 2021.


Man holding BLM sign


RECE decries and mourns the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others in state-sanctioned violence by police and denounces the

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