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Sadownik, Alicja R – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article contextualizes the dark sides of play from a cultural-historical perspective using Fraser's theory of social justice based on the concepts of recognition and redistribution. Through a micro-ethnographic analysis of a kindergarten's daily life and play situations between 2 five-year-old girls, the article describes the dark play from a…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Social Justice, Play, Ethnography
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Bernstein, Katie A. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The past two decades have seen a proliferation of studies investigating, complicating, and reimagining the relationship between second language learning and identity. Yet, with only a handful of exceptions, these studies are limited to adolescent and adult second language learners. In this article, the author proposes that identity research with…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Lafton, Tove – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Various forms of digital devices have established themselves as resources within constructions of professional practices in early childhood education. This article is centred on the question of how we might rethink an example of digital practice based on a Foucauldian understanding of discourse and a rhizomatic understanding of digital practice…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Kindergarten
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Gluschankof, Claudia – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
In a study conducted in kindergartens in Israel, three "cultures" converge: the kindergarten, the community, and the home. The differences among the two kindergartens in this study do not reside solely in the urban vs. non-urban and Jewish vs. Arab. They also reside in the contexts created by the adults as a result of their beliefs about…
Descriptors: Play, Jews, Ethnography, Arabs
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Johnson, Amy Suzanne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
In this article the author uses a socially situated view of identity to take a close look at how one male pre-service early educator shapes his professional identities during a fieldwork experience in a kindergarten classroom. In organizing his pedagogy and relationships this pre-service teacher simultaneously draws from his personal experiences…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Males