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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lee, Joohi – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article presents steps that can be used to expose children to concrete experiences of practicing coding using unplugged activities, including using directional words or directional arrows, using sequential words, combining both directional and sequential words, and connecting with grids.
Descriptors: Programming, Early Childhood Education, Learning Experience, Manipulative Materials
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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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Bone, Jane – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This philosophically driven work is intended to trouble the position of the small chair in early childhood settings. It is theoretically driven by an aspect of sociological and cultural theory called hauntology, and by the theories of new feminist materialism. The work of Sara Ahmed influences the direction taken here. An assemblage of personal…
Descriptors: Furniture, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment, Power Structure
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Srinivasan, Prasanna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Early childhood curricular documents in countries such as Australia position children's voice and agency as central to all early childhood practices. Children's choices expressed by their voices are regarded as children's exhibition of their agency. Hence, early childhood educators are urged to listen and respond to children's voices, and such…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Individual Power, Foreign Countries
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Moss, Peter; Urban, Mathias – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this colloquium, the authors provide an update on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's proposal for an International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study, the 'first wave' of which is now being implemented in three countries: England, Estonia and the USA. The authors argue that as the International Early Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, International Organizations
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Baroutsis, Aspa; Kervin, Lisa; Woods, Annette; Comber, Barbara – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Examining how young children learn to write is increasingly important as global society moves further towards a knowledge economy, where the production of texts of various kinds is an increasingly ubiquitous practice in everyday life and work. While there has been recent policy and practice focus on children's writing performance in standardised…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Freehand Drawing, Writing Processes, Young Children
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Mäntyjärvi, Marjo; Puroila, Anna-Maija – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This study addresses leadership enactment in the context of early childhood education and care centres in Finland. The study was implemented at a time when the early childhood education and care legislation had changed. The research draws from relational leadership theory to address the following questions: How do leaders, practitioners and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Private Schools
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