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Mäntyjärvi, Marjo; Puroila, Anna-Maija – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This study addresses leadership enactment in the context of early childhood education and care centres in Finland. The study was implemented at a time when the early childhood education and care legislation had changed. The research draws from relational leadership theory to address the following questions: How do leaders, practitioners and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Private Schools
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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
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Tobin, Joseph; Karasawa, Mayumi; Hsueh, Yeh – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
In this article the reflections of the teachers and directors of Komatsudani Hoikuen ("day-care center") on a video the authors recently made at their preschool are used to explore processes of continuity and change in Japanese preschool education over the course of a generation. The social changes that are associated with changing…
Descriptors: Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Education, Educational Change, Reflection
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Lee, Kenneth Siu Woo; Na, Anna Yeung On; Yee, Wong Shuk – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Hong Kong's most recent education reform proposal is the "Consultation Document of the Working Party on Harmonisation of Pre-primary Services" ("Consultation Document".) This examines the feasibility of combining kindergarten and childcare centres and having one single body regulating them. It has stimulated great responses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Consultation Programs, Position Papers