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Kilburn, M. Rebecca, Ed. – RAND Corporation, 2014
The Promising Practices Network (PPN) on Children, Families and Communities (www.promisingpractices.net) began as a partnership between four state-level organizations that help public and private organizations improve the well-being of children and families. The PPN website, archived in June 2014, featured summaries of programs and practices that…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Well Being, Web Sites, Child Development
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Burns, Kellie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
In this response to Damien Riggs' analysis of sex education websites, the author draws on Foucault's understanding of knowledge, power and governmentality to understand how some forms of knowledge about sex and sexuality become normalised "official knowledge" that frame institutional policies and practices and shape everyday discourses. Foucault…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Educational Practices, Children
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Payne, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
This article is written in response to the work of Damien Riggs, providing a critical reading of his analysis of the inherent homophobia and gender normativity present in a selection of sexuality education websites targeted at children. Taking up the productive possibilities of both silences and narrative disruptions, the author examines a moment…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Homosexuality, Paleontology, Internet
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Riggs, Damien W. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
Whilst sex education in Australia has moved beyond a focus solely on abstinence, it is still in many instances shaped by what Silin refers to as the "silences" that accompany topics considered unspeakable to young people. The present article focuses specifically on one such silence, namely the representation of non-heterosexual…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Homosexuality, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Lindgren, Anne-Li – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Documentation for pedagogical purposes is an increasingly important practice in Sweden, in Europe, and in the United States. This article focuses on the ethical aspects that need to be addressed in documentation practices in preschool. The empirical material is drawn from the blogs of Swedish preschool teachers who recorded their thoughts on…
Descriptors: Documentation, Instruction, Ethics, Preschool Education
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Loo, Alfred – Gifted Education International, 2012
The Internet is an effective learning tool for gifted children because it allows them to independently select the areas in which they have talent. The Internet also enables children to discover and maximize their potential. However, younger children might not have a large enough vocabulary to surf the Internet, even if they are gifted. For…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Gifted, Reading Ability, Kindergarten
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Lynch, Meghan – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
Social media sites, such as message boards and blogs, provide innovative data sources for researchers as these sites feature people sharing advice and discussing issues in a public arena. Research has found the online context can encourage people to reveal more information than do such traditional methods as interviews or focus groups. However,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Methods, Internet