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Antonsen, Connie M. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article emerged through the author's involvement with the University of Victoria's Investigating Quality in Early Learning Environments project in British Columbia. During an eight-month internship, the author had the opportunity to collaborate with community facilitators in the province; participate in monthly learning-circle discussions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Body, Early Childhood Education, Ethics
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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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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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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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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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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