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Arndt, Sonja; Tesar, Marek – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article explores quality in early childhood education by de-elevating the importance of the human subject and experience, and heightening instead a focus on and tensions with the post-human. The argument traces the intricate web of "qualities" woven throughout entanglements of subjects, objects and things that constitute what is…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Social Change, Educational Philosophy
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Westman, Susanne; Bergmark, Ulrika – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This paper aimed to explore how preschool teachers' experience their strengthened teaching mission, specifically when working with scientific exploration. The study was based on the philosophy of the life-world, a branch of the phenomenological movement. Life-world philosophy focuses on the concrete reality humans inhabit and is responsive to its…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology, Teacher Role, Self Concept
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Somerville, Margaret; Powell, Sarah J. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
This article addresses the problem of writing the posthuman in educational research. Confronted by our own failures as educational researchers within posthuman and new materialist approaches, it seeks a more radical opening to Lather and St Pierre's question: 'If we give up "human" as separate from non-human, how do we exist? … Are we…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Postmodernism, Humanism, Epistemology
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Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Person-centered therapy (PCT) comes from the experiential and relationship-oriented therapy tradition. It is considered to be a third force in therapeutic engagement, along with the psychoanalytic and behavioral approaches. PCT is based on faith in and empowerment of human beings to be joyful, creative, self-fulfilled and willing and able to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Therapy, Therapeutic Environment, Psychiatry
Saracho, Olivia, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2019
Researchers from different disciplines (e.g., physiological, psychological, philosophical) have investigated motivation using multiple approaches. For example, in physiology (the scientific study of the normal function in living systems such as biology), researchers may use "electrical and chemical stimulation of the brain, the recording of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Motivation, Cognitive Processes, Young Children
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Stuart, Margaret – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2016
New Zealand has received world-wide accolades for its Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum, Te Whariki. This paper explores the tension between economic imperialism, and a curriculum acknowledged as visionary. The foundational ideas of Te Whariki emanate from sociocultural and anti-racist pedagogies. However, its implementation is hampered…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Foreign Countries
Parker, Denise – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2010
Play is so important that it is declared as one of the human rights by the United Nations. Although it is focused on children, play does "not" stop there. In the 1990s the author designed and facilitated a blended curriculum for a Head Start Program. The instructional goal was to introduce and get the children to effectively and…
Descriptors: Play, Disadvantaged Youth, Adult Basic Education, Preschool Children
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Valkanova, Yordanka – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
The Russian Revolution of February 1917 displaced the autocracy of the Romanov royal family and aimed to establish a liberal republican Russia. The Bolsheviks, who came to power a few months later in the revolution of October 1917, announced that their new policy in education "had no analogy in history." Their reforms sought to establish…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Philosophy, Labor, Foreign Countries
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Dahlbeck, Johan; De Lucia Dahlbeck, Moa – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2012
This text deals with a problem concerning processes of the productive power of knowledge. We draw on the so-called poststructural theories challenging the classical image of thought--as hinged upon a representational logic identifying entities in a rigid sense--when formulating a problem concerning the gap between knowledge and the object of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Educational Television, Role
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DellaMattera, Julie – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2010
Current preschool learning guidelines, created in response to NCLB requirements, focus on three areas of human development in an effort to ensure that preschoolers are ready for kindergarten. This study examined four New England states' preschool learning guidelines, looking at how each detailed its support for preschoolers' development. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Children, Guidelines, Cognitive Development
Stejzygier, Aneta – Online Submission, 2009
The paper presents the social capital as the essential element of success of the Reggio Emilia preschools known for their unique approach to the early childhood education. The collaborative effort is introduced through examples of the currently ongoing "Reggio Narrates" project of Reggio preschools, the "Dialogue with the…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Social Capital
Thompson, Lisa; Uyeda, Kimberly – UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, 2004
The federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has launched a five-year initiative that will support state efforts to build comprehensive early childhood service systems. This initiative--the State Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (SECCS) Initiative--provides planning and implementation grants to the state and territory Maternal and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Family Programs, Leadership, Home Visits
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Rossholt, Nina – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2012
The article explores the need to eat as a biological and social practice among children in a preschool in Norway. The children in this preschool are aged from one to two years of age, and some of them have just started there. Different events from mealtimes relate to Derrida's concept of touch and Grosz's notion of bodies in-place and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Food, Human Body
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Buono, Alexia – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
There has been considerable distress in early childhood classrooms due to a cultural bias of Cartesian dualism, which has led to the bullying and disappearance of Body in education. Efforts of bringing about shifts in pedagogical practices toward holistic, bodily views of the self must be supported and developed. However, with classrooms that are…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Bullying