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.

RECE Steering Committee

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Silence is not an option: Violence in Palestine/Israel and our responsibility as educators

We, the RECE steering committee, condemn the recent and unfortunately recurring escalation of violence in Palestine and Israel. While we welcome the current ceasefire, we are appalled by the killing of children and add our voices to the global calls for a permanent end to the violence. RECE stands in solidarity with all children, families, communities and educators affected by

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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.