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Dachyshyn, Darcey M. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
We have been in the postmodern turn for some time in early years care and education. As a result, much has been said and written about what policies, theories, and practices we no longer wish to see govern us. However, alternative ways of being in the world with young children still are reticent to take hold. Proposed here is a turn…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control
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Hennig, Kelly; Kirova, Anna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
Starting with the research question "What is the role of play as a means of genuine inclusion of home language and cultural traditions in an intercultural early learning programme?", the article focuses on the role of cultural artefacts in a programme in which the majority of the children were refugees from Africa. The sociocultural…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Environment, Cultural Background, Ethnography
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Nsamenang, A. Bame – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
This article explores critical issues linked to early child development (ECD) professionalism in African childhood contexts in the light of rights-based consideration. Against the backdrop of acculturation being a reality in Africa, it accepts professionalism as a "good thing" for ECD programmes in Africa. The article sketches a portrait…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Development, Cultural Context, African Culture