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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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Press, Frances; Harrison, Linda; Wong, Sandie; Gibson, Megan; Cumming, Tamara; Ryan, Sharon – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
A considerable body of research suggests that knowledgeable and skilled educators are key to the quality of early childhood services. However, the skills and knowledge of educators is subject to being underestimated and contested. In response, the Exemplary Early Childhood Educators at Work Study has been designed to bring to light the distinctive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies
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Cumming, Tamara; Logan, Helen; Wong, Sandie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Children's well-being has received extensive research attention and has a central role in early childhood policy and curricular guidelines. However, the well-being of early childhood educators has received fragmentary research attention and is unacknowledged in policy and curricular documents. Given the seemingly self-evident links between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Conditions
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Powell, Alana; Langford, Rachel; Albanese, Patrizia; Prentice, Susan; Bezanson, Kate – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
In the Canadian province of Ontario, the early childhood education and care workforce continues to be undervalued, underpaid and burdened with challenging working conditions. Drawing on Fairclough and Lazar, this study employed a feminist critical discourse analysis to explore the discourses of care work present in the 2018 childcare platforms of…
Descriptors: Elections, Child Caregivers, Political Attitudes, Discourse Analysis
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Sullivan, Victoria; Coles, Laetitia; Xu, Yuwei; Perales, Francisco; Thorpe, Karen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Theoretical perspectives, and a large body of empirical research examining sex-segregated occupations, identify the attitudinal barriers of the majority as pivotal for both workplace well-being and the retention of minorities. Globally, where more than 90% of the early childhood education and care workforce is female, understanding the attitudes…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Males, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Oosterhoff, Arda; Oenema-Mostert, Ineke; Minnaert, Alexander – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Early childhood teachers worldwide feel that their ability to act according to their professional knowledge and values is constrained. This sense of constraint is commonly attributed to the pressures of accountability policies, aimed at ensuring and improving educational quality. By law, Dutch schools are free to choose how they design their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Professional Autonomy, Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Moss, Peter; Urban, Mathias – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This is the fourth colloquium for "Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood" on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study, and marks the recent publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development of reports on the first round of this study. In…
Descriptors: International Organizations, Child Welfare, Early Childhood Education, International Assessment
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Nganga, Lydiah; Madrid Akpovo, Samara; Thapa, Sapna; Mwangi, Agnes Muthoni – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Research shows that modern forms of colonization are vested with globalizing discourses which include early childhood education, gender, and curriculum policies and practices that are Euro-western based. In this collaborative qualitative study, four ethnographic researchers--two who conduct research in Nepal and two who conduct research in…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Ethnography, Global Approach, Resilience (Psychology)
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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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