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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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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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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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Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
This article draws upon a range of theoretical domains, first to outline the historical rationale for the urgent changes needed to challenge and transform the dominator culture which has justified exploitation of Indigenous peoples and the resources of the earth. It invites educators to reconsider the narratives that are either consciously or…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries