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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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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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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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Sunday, Kristine – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article explores the ways that the classroom environment announces a way of being a teacher in relation to pedagogical practices informed by the municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia. Drawing on theories of new materialism, the author considers the idea of environment, understood in/by the context of a Reggio-inspired preschool, to question…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Toddlers, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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Prioletta, Jessica – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Child development ideologies have long informed early childhood education, shaping teachers' perceptions of children and their classroom practices through teacher education programs and education policies. Following the rise of post-developmental perspectives in the early childhood literature, the author uses a critical feminist lens to examine…
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Child Development
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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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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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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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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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