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Vintimilla, C. D. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article documents the initial work and encounters of a pedagogista with a group of educators on the west coast of Canada. The article retraces the complexities and vulnerabilities of such encounters, and presents them as generative and rich conversations that were carried along by, and not despite, their difficulty. They followed a practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Nxumalo, Fikile – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article seeks to contribute towards an unsettling of dominant framings of quality pedagogical practices. The author puts to work the figure of the modest witness as a way of storying everyday pedagogical encounters in childhood settings that might refigure quality in practice as materialized more-than-human becomings. Working within the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Art
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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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Land, Nicole – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
In Canada, forces such as the media, medical discourse, and public policy work to position childhood obesity as increased body fat content or excess adiposity due to various personal, social, and economic factors. Drawing on Barad's "agential realist ontology", this article aims to inhabit-with obesity in an effort to disrupt dominant…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Foreign Countries, Picture Books
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Richardson, Brooke; Langford, Rachel; Friendly, Martha; Rauhala, Ann – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
A critical discourse analysis (CDA) was used to analyze the representation of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in the 2006 federal election in Canada. Guided by Fairclough's approach to CDA, this study analyzed written documents including newspaper articles from "The Globe and Mail" and "The National Post", the policy…
Descriptors: Elections, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Early Childhood Education
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Underwood, Kathryn; Valeo, Angela; Wood, Rebecca – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
This article explores the application of current discourse in inclusive education, particularly the capability approach and its utility in early childhood education. The article highlights the tensions between a rights-based discourse that informs inclusive education practice and the right for children to have early intervention. Structural…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education
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Manning, John P.; Thirumurthy, Vidya; Field, Harriet – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
In a previous publication the authors examined selected aspects of the structure and curriculum of fifteen childcare centers located in three geographically distant locations in North America and determined that contrasts within and between the regions in terms of structure and curriculum guided by the National Association for the Education of…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Participant Observation, Global Approach, Content Analysis
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Binder, Marni – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
This article draws from a larger study that examines the multiple literacies inherent in children's drawings. The author discusses a qualitative research project conducted with a split grade one and two classroom in Toronto, Canada. She argues that pictorial images can be read as a form of literacy, where thought is made public through visual…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Childrens Art, Foreign Countries, Art Products
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Ruffolo, David V. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2009
This article examines how notions of "child" and "childhood" are produced in relation to recent early childhood policies in Ontario, Canada. It centers on an ongoing shift from Foucauldian disciplinary societies to Deleuzian control societies where it is argued that early childhood subjects (researchers, students, educators,…
Descriptors: Privatization, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Quality Control
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Ali, Mehrunnisa Ahmad – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
The early settlement experiences of immigrant parents of young children arriving in Canada make it difficult for them to meet their young children's physiological, social and emotional needs, or to help them navigate the structures of their new environment. They lose their sense of self-efficacy in their parenting role in the face of rapid…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Child Rearing, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Batycky, Jennifer – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
The early childhood classroom is a space filled with contradictions. While a primary classroom is full of possibility, there exists a quiet narrative that we take for granted which serves to silence the voices of both children and teachers. This narrative is powerful in the space it occupies and within these contexts it manifests itself in a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Power Structure, Curriculum, Classroom Environment
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Pence, Alan; Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
This article contextualizes the authors' work on a project entitled "Investigating Quality in Early Learning Environments (IQ)," conducted in British Columbia (BC), Canada, within national and international contexts. One of the project's primary objectives has been to engage in discussions that situate British Columbia's promotion of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Intelligence Quotient, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
This article explores how child care acts as a zone of governance for immigrant young children, enacted through discourses of multiculturalism implied to be flexible and open. It draws on an analysis of early childhood educators' interpretations and understandings of their own practices when working with racialized young immigrant children and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Young Children, Cultural Pluralism, Immigrants
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Brooks, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
Using examples from children drawing in a year one classroom, this article examines firstly, how drawing operates as a unique mental tool, and secondly, the role of drawing in the construction and development of knowledge. Young children utilize prior knowledge and experience to negotiate and construct meaning through their interactions with…
Descriptors: Young Children, Interpersonal Communication, Childrens Art, Freehand Drawing
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Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
In response to current discussions about a universal Canadian childcare system (affordable childcare for "all" families), this article deconstructs the position that childcare occupies in the province of Ontario through the examination, from a historical perspective, of a document that outlines regulations for childcare programs: the Day…
Descriptors: Child Care, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Educational Legislation