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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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Brennan, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Caring for infants is a significant cultural activity, yet the subjective nature of this work has received little attention in socioculturally informed infant pedagogies. This article presents an alternative way of conceptualising the subjective and affective nature of infant care, and critiques the "downward" sociological focus applied…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Care, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers
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Duncan, Judith; Bartle, Carol – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Normalising practices as a tool for controlling the body and bodily processes have been well-documented using Foucault's theories, including debates around breastfeeding. In this article we explore how the ideas of "normalisation" of the bottle-feeding culture of infants in New Zealand early childhood settings has become the accepted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition, Child Health, Infants
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Danko-McGhee, Katherina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
This research focused on the observation of infants between the ages of 2 and 18 months with regard to their aesthetic preferences for a variety of visual stimuli. These stimuli included: a black-and-white schematic drawing of a baby, a popular cartoon image, a colorful abstract painting of a baby, and a photographic image of a baby's face. Prior…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Cartoons, Infants, Visual Perception