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Arndt, Sonja; Urban, Mathias; Murray, Colette; Smith, Kylie; Swadener, Beth; Ellegaard, Tomas – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
In this collective article, the authors explore constructions of early childhood practitioners and how they disconnect and reconnect in a global neo-liberal education policy context. The contributions to the conversation provide windows into shifting professional identities across five national contexts: New Zealand, the USA, Ireland, Australia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Professional Identity, Comparative Education
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Chan, Angel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article advocates for fluid pedagogies that align with the transnational parenting practices of immigrant families. New Zealand is now considered to be a superdiverse country with a large population of immigrants. This superdiversity phenomenon can therefore also be found in its early childhood education settings. Research has indicated that…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Asians, Parenting Styles, Foreign Countries
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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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Mitchell, Linda; Bateman, Amanda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
As a concept, 'belonging' is acknowledged to be complex, culturally determined and multifaceted. The processes of supporting belonging through early childhood education, especially where different cultural beliefs require understanding and negotiation, are not well understood. This is certainly the case for refugee children and families within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Press, Frances; Woodrow, Christine; Logan, Helen; Mitchell, Linda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Since the 1990s, neo-liberal economics has profoundly altered the nature and delivery of early childhood education and care in both Australia and New Zealand through the creation of childcare markets. Accompanying the rise of the market has been a discourse of childcare as a commodity -- a commodity marketed and sold to its consumers (read…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Commercialization
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Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Belonging and being are inextricably linked. From a Maori perspective, belonging and being can be viewed through a number of interconnected historical and contemporary frames. One frame is derived from Maori perceptions of the creation of the universe and genealogical relationships to the universe and everything in it. Another frame of belonging…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, History, Values
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Redder, Bridgette; White, E. Jayne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
While academic attention is now being paid to infant-peer relationships in early childhood education and care settings and the role of teachers in these interactions, research is inclined to emphasise the importance of shared understanding as a feature in infant-peer relationships. As such, little research attention has been given to the alteric…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Infants
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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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Chan, Angel; Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article interrogates notions of teacher "partnership with parents" within early childhood care and education settings in the context of Aotearoa (New Zealand). "Te Whariki," the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, clearly positions children's learning and development as being fostered when their families' cultures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Parents, Parent Participation
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Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article it is argued that notions of "quality" in early childhood education have been captured by neo-liberal discourses. These discourses perpetuate the western, individualistic, normativising and exploitative attitudes and practices that are contributing to the climate crisis currently imperilling our planet. Educators may…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Vignettes
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Arndt, Sonja – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
When "they" come to "us" in "our" place, what happens, for "them" and for "us"? This article investigates conceptions of Otherness through the story of an immigrant early childhood teacher, seen as the stranger, foreigner, who comes to "our" place, our early childhood setting. It provokes…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Immigrants, Early Childhood Education, Social Attitudes
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Gibbons, Andrew – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The arrival of digital media in early education appears to have been both the cause and effect of an idea of a universal experience of rapidly changing time. In this article, the role and purpose of the phrase "we live in rapidly changing times" is of critical concern. The phrase is questioned in order to avoid taking its meaning for…
Descriptors: Time, Early Childhood Education, Technology Education, Technological Advancement
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Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This "whakatauki" or "proverb" speaks to Maori perspectives of time, where the past, the present and the future are viewed as intertwined, and life as a continuous cosmic process. Within this continuous cosmic movement, time has no restrictions--it is both past and present. The past is central to and shapes both present and…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Criticism, Early Childhood Education
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Farquhar, Sandy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Time is an important driver of pedagogy which is often overlooked in the busy atmosphere of an early childhood centre. Engaging philosophically with three different concepts of time, and drawing examples from literature and art to focus attention on how time is constituted in early childhood centres, this article argues that we inhabit the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Foreign Countries
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Carr, Margaret; Mitchell, Linda; Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article, the authors argue that the use of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standardized tests to evaluate the early childhood education sector, while it may be perfectly "scientific", could be disastrous for "Te Whariki", a curriculum that is child-centred and learning-oriented. The basic…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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