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Taylor, Affrica; Giugni, Miriam – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
"Common worlds" is a conceptual framework developed to reconceptualise inclusion in early childhood communities. Common worlds take account of children's relations with all the others in their worlds--including the more-than-human others. The ethics and politics of living together in these common worlds is the central concern of this article. The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Human Relations, Ethics
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Giugni, Miriam – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
This article shares a story about an "activist" early childhood teacher encountering the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Specifically, it focuses on the overarching concepts of "belonging" and "becoming" through the EYLF's call for early childhood educators to engage with theory in their everyday practice. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Preschool Teachers
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Giugni, Miriam – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
Religion, like Superhero discourse, is a contested topic of question and debate in early childhood education. This article draws on data from a small ethnographic study that took place in a long day care centre in Sydney Australia. The study examined how children negotiated their "identity work" in the context of popular culture. In this…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Popular Culture, Early Childhood Education, Christianity