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Grindheim, Liv Torunn – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
The voices of both early childhood education teachers and children tend to be weak in the choir of agents that constitute the aims and practices of early childhood education. In this article, a video that a teacher made of four children playing dragons, followed by open-ended interviews exploring why she found this particular activity of interest…
Descriptors: Imagination, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Teachers, Video Technology
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Antonsen, Connie M. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article emerged through the author's involvement with the University of Victoria's Investigating Quality in Early Learning Environments project in British Columbia. During an eight-month internship, the author had the opportunity to collaborate with community facilitators in the province; participate in monthly learning-circle discussions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Body, Early Childhood Education, Ethics
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Areljung, Sofie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article seeks to contribute new perspectives to the ontology and epistemology of preschool science education by exploring the idea of using everyday verbs, rather than nouns, to discern possibilities for science learning in preschool. Herein, the author merges empirical examples from preschools with findings from research on children's noun…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Science Education, Language Usage, Verbs
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Drew, Christopher – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Rules charts are commonplace on classroom walls throughout the world. This article examines how such charts work to sustain discursive power relationships among teachers and students by mobilising idealised notions of the student within the classroom. The article reports on a discourse analysis of 50 rules charts and identifies three disciplinary…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Charts, Standards
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Sandvik, Ninni – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article takes a discrepancy between experienced pedagogical and childish life orientations as a point of entry and speculates about loosening play from its organised position as form and instead looking at play as processes. Accordingly, the speculative focus of the article is on how different orientations might come into existence within an…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Play, Philosophy, Learning Processes
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Albin-Clark, Jo – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Reflexivity is recognized as an important constituent in how teachers build their professional knowledge and develop their pedagogical practice. However, less is known about the function that emotions play in the reflexive process and how these emotions can act as a catalyst to mobilize action that can create spaces for small activisms. Implicit…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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Evans, Lesley Anne; Gold, Lindsay A. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Pre literacy skills in young children have been well established. Explorations of the parallel concept of pre mathematic skills in young children are minimal. Recommendations for how to engage young children, specifically infants, in math have been limited to caregiver counting games. This colloquium presents an example of how an 11-month-old is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Infants, Numeracy, Learning Activities
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Osgood, Jayne; Andersen, Camilla Eline – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this paper we grapple with the ways in which real-world issues directly impact children's lives and ask "what else" gets produced through encounters with children's global news media, specifically within the contexts of the United Kingdom and Norway. Our aim is to experiment with storytelling and worldling practices as a means to open…
Descriptors: Feminism, Mass Media, News Media, Children
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Rumberger, Alyson – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Children's news media offers access points for students to learn about the complex and evolving world around them, and school libraries are spaces where students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to interact with media. Yet despite the potential of children's news media, school libraries often become regulatory spaces where children are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Libraries, Censorship, Media Literacy
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Tesar, Marek; Tong, Zhen Phoebe; Gibbons, Andrew; Arndt, Sonja; Sansom, Adrienne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this article we consider historical and contemporary ideologies of childhood in China and critically examine notions of 'child' and 'childhood' in Chinese children's literature. We analyse the themes and knowledge that relate to relevant historical and contemporary political events and policies, and how these contribute to the production of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, History, Politics, Public Policy
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Robinson, Kerry H.; Díaz, Criss Jones; Townley, Cris – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This paper examines the ways in which current affairs related to diversity and difference, nationally and globally, are represented to Australian children in children's digital news media and through family discussions. The discussion is based on qualitative research that explores parents' views and practices in addressing news media and diversity…
Descriptors: News Media, Current Events, Discourse Analysis, Parent Child Relationship
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Lange, Troels; Meaney, Tamsin – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Media for children reflects societal views about appropriate childhoods in that the content has been chosen based on adults' views of what is appropriate for children to engage with. In this article, the mathematics in puzzles and handicrafts in a selection of Danish children's magazines from 1925 to 1930 are analysed to understand the childhoods…
Descriptors: Puzzles, Handicrafts, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Pérez, Michelle Salazar – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
On 8 November 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. During his campaign, Trump put on display long held sexist, racist, and bigoted views on women; people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex peoples, and Others. Media coverage in the U.S. and around the world was not limited to news…
Descriptors: Presidents, Elections, Political Campaigns, News Media
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Gunn, Alexandra C.; Surtees, Nicola – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Attending to current affairs and news within schools' curricula is a potential pedagogical strategy that holds promise for addressing children's knowledge, perspectives and agency in the world. However, our research suggests teachers' good intentions may be compromised by tension between the details of news media content and the curriculum as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, News Media, Children, Current Events
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Madrid Akpovo, Samara – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This research examined the critical incidents of 10 United States (US) early childhood student teachers during a three-week university-sponsored international field experience conducted in three urban preschools in Kathmandu, Nepal. The purpose of employing the critical incident technique was to allow the US student teachers to reflect critically…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Critical Incidents Method, Preschool Teachers, Field Experience Programs
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