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Taylor, Affrica; Giugni, Miriam – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
"Common worlds" is a conceptual framework developed to reconceptualise inclusion in early childhood communities. Common worlds take account of children's relations with all the others in their worlds--including the more-than-human others. The ethics and politics of living together in these common worlds is the central concern of this article. The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Human Relations, Ethics
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Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica; Berikoff, Ahna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
This article reinterprets practising for diversity and difference discursively and contextually using post-colonial, anti-racist feminist, and post-structural lenses. Working with data from a participatory action research project, the article critically reflects on normalized and standardized discourses of difference and diversity by interrogating…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Action Research, Young Children, Student Diversity
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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
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Jones, Liz; Osgood, Jayne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
The principal aim of this article is to highlight how childminders come to be both valorised and demonised. The question of not only who cares for the child but the 'quality' of such care is of course inextricably linked with the identity of the carer. The article focuses on and illustrates the means by which the identity of childminders is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Caregivers
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Bunyard, Derek – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
This article uses figurations taken from popular culture to explore Donna Haraway's concept of cyborg identities, extending this to include childhood. Starting from her identification of the image of the cyborg as an ironic metaphorical response to capitalism, two negative forms of identity are explored in relation to current technological…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Identification (Psychology), Human Body, Technology
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Taguchi, Hillevi Lenz – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
This article constitutes an attempt to investigate how student teachers and teacher educators in the context of Swedish early childhood teacher education are invented and reinvented by practices that are inspired by feminist and post-structural thinking. I give examples of practice that explicitly make use of different aspects of the personal,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Feminism, Postmodernism