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Carlyle, Donna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article discusses the merits of vitalism theory in practice. It suggests a more creative and ecological approach to vitalism theory in the field of child health and development as a way of unlocking childhood potential and research innovation. By using an example from the author's doctoral research concept (based on Deleuzian ideas) for…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Philosophy
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Moxnes, Anna Rigmor; Osgood, Jayne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article aims to challenge the prominence of reflexivity as a strategy for early childhood teachers to adopt by taking Norwegian early childhood teacher education as its focus. Observed micro-moments from a university classroom generate multilayered, multi-sensorial entangled narratives that address what reflection and diffraction are and what…
Descriptors: Reflection, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Khan, Mohammad Afzal – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article analyses the status of early childhood education in Pakistan. The education systems in place in Pakistan are mainly framed within a didactic approach to teaching and learning, which addresses certain areas of education but does not teach the child as a whole. Domains of children's holistic development such as social, ethical,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Public Schools
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Nash, Kindel; Howard, Joy; Miller, Erin; Boutte, Gloria; Johnson, George; Reid, Lisa – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Grounded in critical and emancipatory theories, five critical ethnographies about the lives of children, grandchildren, colleagues, students, and teachers are analyzed and synthesized to illuminate the ways in which individuals are racially socialized over their lifespans. Three propositions for early childhood contexts were apparent across the…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Literacy, Family Environment, Early Childhood Education
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Linder, Sandra M.; Simpson, Amber – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article presents the results of a literature review spanning 15 years (2000-2015), identifying empirical research relating to early childhood mathematics education. A total of 1141 articles were identified and examined in order to determine the current state of research in terms of location, participants, research questions, and the research…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education, Research Methodology, Educational History
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Nilsson, Monica; Ferholt, Beth; Lecusay, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
In this article, the authors problematize the dichotomization of play and learning that often shapes the agenda of early childhood education research and practice. This dichotomization is driven in part by the tendency to define learning in terms of formal learning (i.e. learning as an outcome of direct instruction and school-based approaches that…
Descriptors: Play, Learning Processes, Child Development, Outcomes of Education
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Selby, Jane M.; Bradley, Benjamin S.; Sumsion, Jennifer; Stapleton, Matthew; Harrison, Linda J. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article evaluates the concept of infant 'belonging', central to several national curricula for early childhood education and care. Here, the authors focus on Australia's Early Years Learning Framework. Four different meanings attach to 'belonging' in the Early Years Learning Framework, the primary being sociopolitical. However, 'a sense of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Toddlers, Attachment Behavior
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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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Arndt, Sonja – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Early childhood education settings are arguably places of community, togetherness and belonging. But what if they are not? What if individuals' senses of identity, place or reality clash, do not fit or, worse, repel or offend? This article picks up on the largely under-researched area of teachers' belonging and sense of cultural identity in early…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity
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Peers, Chris – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
The theory of belonging as it arises in the theme of the Australian "Early Years Learning Framework" suggests a complex arrangement of philosophical concepts, which deserve rigorous explication and interrogation. In this article, the author draws out some of the most pertinent implications of 'belonging' for the theory of early learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Early Childhood Education, Risk
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Mitchell, Linda; Bateman, Amanda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
As a concept, 'belonging' is acknowledged to be complex, culturally determined and multifaceted. The processes of supporting belonging through early childhood education, especially where different cultural beliefs require understanding and negotiation, are not well understood. This is certainly the case for refugee children and families within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Belonging and being are inextricably linked. From a Maori perspective, belonging and being can be viewed through a number of interconnected historical and contemporary frames. One frame is derived from Maori perceptions of the creation of the universe and genealogical relationships to the universe and everything in it. Another frame of belonging…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, History, Values
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Silin, Jonathan – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
Hope is at the heart of the educational endeavour. Yet it is a challenge for educators to sustain a sense of hope in a worried world where terrorism, mass migrations, global warming and ultra-right political movements are on the rise. Acknowledging that hopefulness always involves risk, this article identifies three pedagogical practices which…
Descriptors: Risk, Early Childhood Education, Psychological Patterns, Children
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Lee, Joohi; Pant, Mohan D. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article presents the correlation analyses of mathematics item response theory scores from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998 and 2010 data, and proposes the critical need for systematic efforts to improve the quality of pre- and in-service teachers of young children in teaching mathematics.
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Correlation, Item Response Theory, Longitudinal Studies
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