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Mäntyjärvi, Marjo; Puroila, Anna-Maija – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This study addresses leadership enactment in the context of early childhood education and care centres in Finland. The study was implemented at a time when the early childhood education and care legislation had changed. The research draws from relational leadership theory to address the following questions: How do leaders, practitioners and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Private Schools
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Vijayadevar, Sukuna; Thornton, Kate; Cherrington, Sue – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Leadership in early childhood education has been promoted as a collaborative process in which all teachers, rather than just the positional leader, are involved. Collaborative leadership practices are not well understood within the marketised Singapore early childhood education context. Beyond mandatory leadership training, little is known about…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preschool Teachers, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership
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Michael Luna, Sara; Grey, Leslee J. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Drawing on case-study data, this inquiry explores the lived experiences of four universal pre-kindergarten teachers to address the question: How do practitioners narratively interpret a local school district policy directive of child autonomy, use their professional capacities to reconstruct the directive to address diverse students' needs, and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience, Board of Education Policy, Personal Autonomy
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Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
An important factor that may be missing from recent attempts to counter, resist, and/or reconceptualize the neoliberal framing of the early education process is the actions of children, particularly those that reinforce the neoliberal assemblage of schooling they learn through their interactions with their teacher in school. This article begins to…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Hadley, Fay; Rouse, Elizabeth – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine the disconnect happening in relation to family-centre partnerships. Developing partnerships with families is hotly debated and provides challenges for educators teaching in the early childhood sector. Using a comparative case study analysis, several research studies conducted in the states of New South…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Comparative Analysis
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Madrid Akpovo, Samara; Nganga, Lydiah – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This colloquium problematizes the use of early childhood international field experiences as a tool for professional development with Euro-Western pre-service and in-service teachers. The authors critique experiences where minority-world educators teach or implement internships within majority-world contexts. It is critical for Euro-Western teacher…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Field Experience Programs, Preschool Teachers
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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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Nikiforidou, Zoi – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
Taking risks and enjoying challenges are fundamental to the lives of young children from a developmental and evolutionary point of view. However, in modern societies, increasing concern about dangers and injuries has led to the escalation in regulation and provisions for the safety of young children. This intent to establish secure and risk-free…
Descriptors: Risk, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Instruction
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Cooper, Maria – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
Implementing relationships-based pedagogies in infant and toddler settings might assume that teachers' experiences of emotional labour will be acknowledged. This assumption may be complicated by assessment practices that both rely on and detract from relationship-building opportunities with infants and toddlers. Assessment also relies on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Infants, Toddlers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Salamon, Andi; Sumsion, Jennifer; Harrison, Linda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
Research about infants' capacity to communicate using cries, smiles and sophisticated emotional strategies to connect with adults in their lives has predominantly emerged from the field of developmental psychology, with relatively limited attention to how babies enact such communicative practices with key adults in naturalistic settings. This…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Communication, Emotional Development
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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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Delaney, Katherine K. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Borderlands of practice are spaces where teachers are engaged in negotiating multiple conceptions of "best practices" within their daily teaching practice. Teachers at work in borderlands must actively negotiate varied conceptions, expectations, and assumptions about what is "best" for their students. These conceptions often…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Garrity, Sarah; Guerra, Alison Wishard – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The school-readiness gap for Latino dual language learners in the United States has been well documented, despite a strong research base highlighting effective strategies and practices for supporting their academic success. However, current educational practices reflect the hegemonic discourse that, because the United States is an English-speaking…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Role, Interviews, Experimental Groups
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Masoumi, Davoud – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This study aimed to identify the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are integrated in three preschools in south-western Sweden. The case study involved observations of and interviews with preschool teachers. The findings support claims that ICT can enhance preschool practices by providing a variety of complementary…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Campbell, Stacey; Torr, Jane; Cologon, Kathy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Language-rich environments are key to overall quality in early childhood settings, including frequent child-staff interactions around picture books and dramatic play. In a language-rich environment, explicit teaching of literacy concepts, such as phonics, is embedded in authentic and meaningful situations where alphabet letters and sounds are…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Literacy Education, Phonics, Teaching Methods
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