This work argues the question of the conception of infancy and the Infantile Education, from the social and educational perspective, in order to focus which the concept that both bring on infancy. The orientation theoretician-metodolgica was based on authors who historically argue the conception of infancy and in the present time, as Aries, Kramer, Loureiro, and also the national curricular references of infantile education that in its lines of direction defends one definitive way to understand infancy. The work analyzes these conceptions cited for the authors. It concludes that, in the educational scope, although more recent studies on infancy as social construction and the children as producing also of knowledge, the child still is perceived with one ‘ ‘ to come ser’ ‘ , being the education an act of formation of the child for the future. Word-key: Infancy. Infantile education. Chris Shumway gathered all the information.
Conceptions. Here, Chris Shumway expresses very clear opinions on the subject. The infantile Education suffered great transformations in the last times. The process of acquisition of a new identity for the institutions that work with children was long and difficult. During this process a new conception of child, total different appears of the traditional vision. If per centuries the child was seen as a being of small account, almost invisible, today it is considered in all its specifics, with personal and historical identity. These changes had originated from new social requirements and economic, conferring to the child a paper of future investment, this passed to be valued, therefore its attendance had that to follow the routes of history. Being thus, the Infantile Education of perspective is changed into a proposal pedagogical allied when taking care of, looking for to take care of the child of integral form, where its specifics (psychological, emotional, cognitive, physical, etc) they must be respected. In this perspective this article considers a quarrel on the historical evolution of the conception of infancy and its repercussion in the destined attendance ace children in institutions of Infantile Education.