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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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Brown, Christopher P; Weber, Natalie Babiak; Yoon, Yeojoo – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article documents the pedagogical and practical struggles of a sample of early educators in a large urban school district in the USA who engaged in a professional development course which offered them alternative conceptions of teaching that critically questioned the norms and practices of their high-stakes neo-liberal early education system.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Preschool Teachers, Urban Schools
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Arndt, Sonja – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
When "they" come to "us" in "our" place, what happens, for "them" and for "us"? This article investigates conceptions of Otherness through the story of an immigrant early childhood teacher, seen as the stranger, foreigner, who comes to "our" place, our early childhood setting. It provokes…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Immigrants, Early Childhood Education, Social Attitudes
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O'Connor, Jane; Fotakopoulou, Olga – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The rise in personal ownership of touch-screen technology such as iPads and smartphones in the UK in recent years has led to the increasing use of such technology by babies and very young children. This article explores this practice via an online parental survey with 226 UK parents of children aged 0-3 years within the context of the current…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Foreign Countries, Parent Surveys, Online Surveys
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Guimaraes, Sofia; Howe, Sally; Clausen, Sigrid Brogaard; Cottle, Michelle – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Baseline assessment has recently been trialled as part of an accountability measure in English primary schools. The research presented in this colloquium examines the views of teachers related to using well-being and involvement indicators as a starting point for baseline assessment. The findings suggest that the focus on well-being was welcomed…
Descriptors: Well Being, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Gibbons, Andrew – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The arrival of digital media in early education appears to have been both the cause and effect of an idea of a universal experience of rapidly changing time. In this article, the role and purpose of the phrase "we live in rapidly changing times" is of critical concern. The phrase is questioned in order to avoid taking its meaning for…
Descriptors: Time, Early Childhood Education, Technology Education, Technological Advancement
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Duhn, Iris – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Childhood and time are closely linked concepts in education. Childhood as a modern domain is a cornerstone of the human narrative of being in time, with birth as the beginning and death as the end. A newborn child marks new beginnings and hope for the future, and geopolitically early childhood education is now seen as a cornerstone for building…
Descriptors: Child Development, Futures (of Society), Novels, Time
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Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This "whakatauki" or "proverb" speaks to Maori perspectives of time, where the past, the present and the future are viewed as intertwined, and life as a continuous cosmic process. Within this continuous cosmic movement, time has no restrictions--it is both past and present. The past is central to and shapes both present and…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Criticism, Early Childhood Education
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Tesar, Marek – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article argues that the denial of development can be a productive space and a liberating time for children in the current outcomes-driven times. The author offers an alternative reading of childhood, considering children's development differently through various philosophical theorizations of events, which emerge through utilizing philosophy…
Descriptors: Child Development, Reading Instruction, Popular Culture, Children
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Farquhar, Sandy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Time is an important driver of pedagogy which is often overlooked in the busy atmosphere of an early childhood centre. Engaging philosophically with three different concepts of time, and drawing examples from literature and art to focus attention on how time is constituted in early childhood centres, this article argues that we inhabit the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Foreign Countries
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Myers, Casey Y. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Through multimodal retellings of kindergarten children's performances of "baby," this article aims to contribute to the emerging "posthuman conversation" within early childhood studies. Specifically, this work makes moves toward reconceptualizing children's becomings within educational contexts by, first, interrogating the ways…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica; Kummen, Kathleen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article, the authors bring the new temporal theorizations of the Anthropocene into the pedagogical realm by grappling with the shifting time relationships the Anthropocene makes one aware of within the context of children's common worlds. Using an actively inclusive more-than-human common worlds framework that reassembles worlds by…
Descriptors: Children, Time Perspective, Early Childhood Education
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Michael Luna, Sara – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Using three tenents of Critical Race Theory, this study examines the influence of edTPAs on diverse early childhood pre-service teachers in a graduate program. Findings suggest that (1) Color-blind admissions policy and practice were at odds with edTPA's perceived academic language demands; (2) A tension emerged between financial demands of edTPA…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Evaluation, Early Childhood Education
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Mackey, Glynne; Hill, Diti; De Vocht, Lia – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article, the authors opine that the introduction of an international assessment of children's early learning, such as proposed by the OECD with its planned International Early Learning Study, will shift the emphasis away from pedagogies which focus on that which is meaningful and relevant in children's lives and their learning, to an…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality
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Carr, Margaret; Mitchell, Linda; Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article, the authors argue that the use of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standardized tests to evaluate the early childhood education sector, while it may be perfectly "scientific", could be disastrous for "Te Whariki", a curriculum that is child-centred and learning-oriented. The basic…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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