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Penn, Helen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article considers the contribution of memoir as a method for understanding complex early childhood issues. It recounts the author's first visit to Tanzania, a low-income country with a chequered history of independence from colonial rule. The article uses memories from that initial visit to reflect on the changing interpretations of colonial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Developing Nations, Politics of Education
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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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Mtahabwa, Lyabwene – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
This study sought to assess provision of pre-primary education in Tanzania as a basic right through analyses of relevant policy documents. Documents which were published over the past decade were considered, including educational policies, action plans, national papers, the "Basic Education Statistics in Tanzania" documents, strategy…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education