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Vintimilla, C. D. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article documents the initial work and encounters of a pedagogista with a group of educators on the west coast of Canada. The article retraces the complexities and vulnerabilities of such encounters, and presents them as generative and rich conversations that were carried along by, and not despite, their difficulty. They followed a practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Land, Nicole – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
In Canada, forces such as the media, medical discourse, and public policy work to position childhood obesity as increased body fat content or excess adiposity due to various personal, social, and economic factors. Drawing on Barad's "agential realist ontology", this article aims to inhabit-with obesity in an effort to disrupt dominant…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Foreign Countries, Picture Books
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Underwood, Kathryn; Valeo, Angela; Wood, Rebecca – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
This article explores the application of current discourse in inclusive education, particularly the capability approach and its utility in early childhood education. The article highlights the tensions between a rights-based discourse that informs inclusive education practice and the right for children to have early intervention. Structural…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education
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Ali, Mehrunnisa Ahmad – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
The early settlement experiences of immigrant parents of young children arriving in Canada make it difficult for them to meet their young children's physiological, social and emotional needs, or to help them navigate the structures of their new environment. They lose their sense of self-efficacy in their parenting role in the face of rapid…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Child Rearing, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Pence, Alan; Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
This article contextualizes the authors' work on a project entitled "Investigating Quality in Early Learning Environments (IQ)," conducted in British Columbia (BC), Canada, within national and international contexts. One of the project's primary objectives has been to engage in discussions that situate British Columbia's promotion of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Intelligence Quotient, Young Children, Foreign Countries