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French-Lee, Stacey; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study is to learn how early childhood educators make ethical decisions. The study also explores how these educators might learn to base their ethical decisions on a professionally accepted ethical code through a participatory professional development process. The professional code of ethics used in this study is the National…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Ethics
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Hoot, James L.; Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This article provides practical strategies for beginning scholars to assist in writing for professional publications. Specific strategies include awareness/understanding of publication requirements of institutions, types of manuscripts, creating time and space for writing, knowing publication outlets in the field, ethics/plagiarism, the manuscript…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Publishing Industry
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Giovacco-Johnson, Tricia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This project explores how one early childhood preparation program integrated applied ethics in introductory coursework. Recognizing that students enter teacher education with well-formed values and beliefs regarding children and teaching, carefully planned learning experience and encounters in real life learning contexts expand their understanding…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Ribers, Bjørn – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
A Code of Ethics for Early Childhood Educators has been established in Denmark, accentuating the development of a professional ethos. However, the divergence between professional ethical ideals and the complex realities of professional practice can result in the phenomenon defined as moral distress. This article is a case study that discloses how…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Ethics
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Taggart, Geoff – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
This article builds upon an earlier attempt (Taggart 2011) to articulate a rationale for professional training in early childhood education and care (ECEC) which is "ethical" as opposed to one which is purely instrumental or rooted in a patriarchal notion of women's supposed unique suitability. The argument proposes that a feminist…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Professional Education
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Pascal, Chris; Bertram, Tony – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2012
The discipline and practice of participatory, practice-led research has grown rapidly in recent years and it is now widely accepted as making an important and serious contribution to the knowledge base of early childhood. Despite this progress recently we have come to understand that our worldview has needed to shift again in response to the…
Descriptors: Ethics, World Views, Models, Praxis
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Woodrow, Christine; Busch, Gillian – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2008
Robust leadership is increasingly recognised as a critical element of healthy professions, yet some research suggests that early childhood practitioners do not readily identify with the concept of leadership. This article explores some dimensions of leadership in early childhood and how it is understood and practised in Australian early childhood…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Ethics, Leadership Responsibility, Early Childhood Education
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Einarsdottir, Johanna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2007
Methodological and ethical challenges that researchers face when they conduct research with children are the focus of this article. The discussion is based on a study conducted with 2-6-year-old children in Iceland, where the purpose was to shed light on children's perspectives on their early childhood settings. The study is built on the…
Descriptors: Research Problems, Ethics, Research Methodology, Childhood Attitudes
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2002
Contrasts the "fictions of teamwork" existing in educational settings with the characteristics of true colleagueship, focusing on how gender socialization encourages women educators in early childhood settings to remain silent. Addresses ethical responsibilities, perspectives on conflict and criticism, view of excellence, responses to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Editorials, Ethics, Gender Issues