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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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Nagasawa, Mark – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This is a case study of political struggles over early care and education in the USA using a combination of archival, interview, and observational data from a study conducted in the US state of Arizona. This case analysis illustrates how a combination of the episodic nature of public attention paid to early care and education in the USA, internal…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Pierlejewski, Mandy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
In this article, an evaluation of the English early childhood education context reveals children constructed as data. The complex, chaotic and unpredictable nature of the child is reconstituted in numerical form -- a form which can be measured, compared and manipulated. Children are reconceptualised as data doppelgängers, ghostly apparitions which…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Rosenberg, Anette Ringen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Currently, little research exists on social studies within the context of Norwegian early childhood education and care, and how early childhood teachers work to familiarise children with social studies contexts . This article is a scoping literature review offering a preliminary research agenda. Its aim is to explore the ways in which the early…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Literature Reviews
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Karlsdottir, Kristin; Einarsdottir, Johanna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
The aim of this article is to explore democracy and agency for children with diverse backgrounds in Icelandic early childhood education and care. In the last decade, Icelandic society has become more multicultural, as reflected in the increasing number of children in preschools with a home language other than Icelandic. Hence, this article also…
Descriptors: Democracy, Immigrants, Student Diversity, Child Care
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Sadownik, Alicja R. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article uses the concept of 'superdiversity' as a lens through which various conceptualisations of diversity in Norwegian early childhood education and care policies and professionals' understandings are made visible. Although Norwegian early childhood education and care is expected to highlight, value, and promote diversity and mutual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Diversity
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Lamminmäki-Vartia, Silja; Poulter, Saila; Kuusisto, Arniika – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article examines the learning trajectory of the emerging professionalism of Finnish early childhood education and care student teachers, focusing in particular on their professionalism in early childhood education and care world-view education in the context of cultural and world-view superdiversity. Of specific interest here is what students…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Learning Processes, Professionalism, Child Care
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Fairchild, Nikki – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Engaging with posthuman theorising, this article puts to work a number of concepts to produce generative reimaginings of early years leadership. In 1992, Deleuze argued that we are witnessing a transition from societies of confinement to 'societies of control'. In societies of control, power operates through neo-liberal corporate worlds via a…
Descriptors: Leadership, Power Structure, Educational Philosophy, Humanism
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Palaiologou, Ioanna; Male, Trevor – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this conceptual article, the authors examine the context of early childhood education and care in England and the underpinning predominant ideologies to explore how these impact on the framing of leadership. The English context entails several contradictions (antinomies) at ontological, epistemological and axiological levels, and is heavily…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Epistemology
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Penn, Helen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This colloquium argues that writings on leadership in the early years commonly assume a service ethos. The aim of nurseries and other early childhood settings is to provide a service for children and their parents, and the task of leadership is seen to be to find effective ways of defining and realizing this aim. But increasingly, and especially…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Commercialization
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Sumsion, Jennifer; Harrison, Linda; Letsch, Karen; Bradley, Benjamin Sylvester; Stapleton, Matthew – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article considers opportunities and risks arising from the prominence of the belonging motif in Australia's Early Years Learning Framework and, more implicitly, in the National Quality Standard, against which the quality of the early childhood education and care services is assessed. A vignette constructed from case study data generated in…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Press, Frances; Woodrow, Christine; Logan, Helen; Mitchell, Linda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Since the 1990s, neo-liberal economics has profoundly altered the nature and delivery of early childhood education and care in both Australia and New Zealand through the creation of childcare markets. Accompanying the rise of the market has been a discourse of childcare as a commodity -- a commodity marketed and sold to its consumers (read…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Commercialization
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Bown, Kathryn; Sumsion, Jennifer – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article contributes to the global conversation about generating a "vision" in early childhood education and care policy by reporting on an investigation of influences on politicians' policy decisions in early childhood education and care in Australia. This article is inspired by the provocations of social and political theorists who…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Semi Structured Interviews
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Aslanian, Teresa K. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Discourses of love, care and maternalism affect the everyday lives of children enrolled in early childhood education. These discourses bear witness to the ontological transformation that has occurred since the Romantic era that birthed the kindergarten movement to today. Reflecting on historical discourses of love, care and maternalism from the…
Descriptors: Caring, Early Childhood Education, Intimacy, Hermeneutics
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