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Paananen, Maiju; Lipponen, Lasse – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In this paper, we consider pedagogical quality particularly as equal opportunities for participating in decision-making in preschool. Relying on Ferraris' [2013. "Documentality: Why it is necessary to leave traces." New York: Fordham University Press] theory of Documentality, we demonstrate how pedagogical documentation can contribute to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education
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Kroll, Linda R. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This case study examines the development of self-regulation, socially, cognitively and emotionally, through the use of play in the curriculum in five preschool classrooms for children ages 2-5 years old at a university laboratory school. Five teachers were interviewed about their deliberate use of play to support the development of self-regulation…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Role, Child Development, Play
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Harris, Kathleen I. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Although developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) has strong merits, there are considerations pertaining to its development and implementation which must be raised. In order for educators to include diverse voices of young children, the time has come for a new conversation to unfold introducing developmentally universal practice (DUP). With this…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Diversity, Young Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wishon, Phillip; Geringer, Jennifer – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
Fifty years ago, on 17 May 1954, the United States Supreme Court ruled in "Brown v. Board of Education" that the "separate but equal" doctrine that had effectively legalized "educational apartheid" some 58 years earlier deprived racially segregated children of the equal protection of laws guaranteed by the fourteenth…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Lane, Jane – Early Child Development and Care, 1988
Discusses racism and ways in which children learn racism. Describes five techniques teachers can use to discourage racism. (RJC)
Descriptors: Blacks, Culture Conflict, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
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Garcia, Eugene E. – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Argues that Americanization has not been a successful goal for educational programs in the United States that contain culturally and linguistically diverse students. Explains that there is a need to go beyond multiculturalism, developing forms of education that allow all children to participate in meaning making. Discusses educational equity and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy
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Aydin, Gul – Early Child Development and Care, 1994
Describes the present status of early childhood education in Turkey, contrasting the provision of government-supported preschools and increased formal educational opportunities in urban areas with the lack of preschool education in rural areas. The important role of primary teachers in rural villages is also discussed, as well as new government…
Descriptors: Child Health, Daily Living Skills, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change
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Pardeck, John T.; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1994
Suggests that the educational system in the United States needs to undergo significant reform. Specifically, education should be viewed not only as a means to an end that teaches basic skills for employment but also as a process that enhances social development and self-actualization. (MDM)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wilkinson, J. Eric – Early Child Development and Care, 1995
Examines a number of theoretical issues in the provision of education and care for preschool children in the United Kingdom, focusing on the ideology of child care, the psychology of child development, and definitions of education and care. Argues that present services are too rigid and outdated, uncoordinated, and inequitable. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Definitions, Educational Policy
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Hildebrand, Verna – Early Child Development and Care, 1994
Advances 14 general propositions on family and gender equity that seek to promote gender equality; an end to female genital mutilation; an awareness of sexually transmitted diseases; responsible parenthood and parent education; healthy gender relations; compulsory education for both sexes; and acceptance of unmarried or divorced adults, single…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Compulsory Education, Equal Education, Family Role
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Parkins, Hazel – Early Child Development and Care, 1988
Discusses the Amendment to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, P.L. 99-457. Provides background information and discussion of new federal preschool and early intervention programs under the amendment. (RJC)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Preschool Children