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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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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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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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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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Knudsen, Jan Sverre; Aglen, Gry Sagmo; Danbolt, Ingrid; Engesnes, Nina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Based on an empirical study in selected Norwegian kindergartens, this article investigates the practice of musically active employees, with or without professional training. The overarching aim is to develop an understanding of early childhood music practitioners that may challenge dominant views of professional identity and provide some new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Music Activities, Music Education
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Elfström Pettersson, Katarina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This article explores how a template in documentation of preschool systematic quality development work acts to produce elements of quality. Assuming that documentation produces rather than represents preschool quality, and using a post-humanist agential realist perspective, the article shows how thematic work, care and education become elements of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschools, Documentation, Educational Quality
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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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Yang, Weipeng – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
School leadership plays a critical role in providing appropriate and sustainable curriculum practices. However, there remain significant knowledge gaps in understanding early childhood curriculum leadership in Chinese contexts. In order to examine early childhood curriculum leadership in such contexts, this study analyses and interprets data from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Curriculum
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