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Skarpenes, Ove; Saeverot, Ane Malene – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Jacques Rancière's sophisticated critique of critical theory is the first step in his call for a renewal of a theory of emancipation. In the first part of the article, the authors outline this critique. Rancière combines pedagogy, art and policy in his attempt to develop a new understanding of equality and emancipation. The authors try as…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Equal Education
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Chan, Angel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article advocates for fluid pedagogies that align with the transnational parenting practices of immigrant families. New Zealand is now considered to be a superdiverse country with a large population of immigrants. This superdiversity phenomenon can therefore also be found in its early childhood education settings. Research has indicated that…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Asians, Parenting Styles, Foreign Countries
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Mitchell, Linda; Bateman, Amanda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
As a concept, 'belonging' is acknowledged to be complex, culturally determined and multifaceted. The processes of supporting belonging through early childhood education, especially where different cultural beliefs require understanding and negotiation, are not well understood. This is certainly the case for refugee children and families within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Procter, Lisa; Hackett, Abigail – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In this article, the authors bring together the cultural studies of emotion with theories that foreground the agency of place and objects in order to analyse the entanglement of place, children and emotion (particularly fear) in children's play encounters. When children, objects and places come into play with each other, intensities and emotions…
Descriptors: Play, Emotional Response, Young Children, Ethnography
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Sadownik, Alicja R – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article contextualizes the dark sides of play from a cultural-historical perspective using Fraser's theory of social justice based on the concepts of recognition and redistribution. Through a micro-ethnographic analysis of a kindergarten's daily life and play situations between 2 five-year-old girls, the article describes the dark play from a…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Social Justice, Play, Ethnography
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Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this brief colloquium, the authors consider a reconfiguring of quality and how this has impacted on practice in an early years setting. They demonstrate how their move from a formal quantitative strategic plan for the setting to their current narrative version, known as "Violet's Story", contributes to the academic debate of quality…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Story Telling, Humanism, Models
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Wernet, Jamie L; Nurnberger-Haag, Julie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Little research exists on young children's beliefs about mathematics, and current research perspectives on early mathematical activity may overlook a great deal of young children's sophisticated mathematical thinking. We argue this is attributable, in part, to a need for a broader view of what mathematics is, including cultural practices that are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Beliefs, Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
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Campbell-Barr, Verity; Nygård, Mikael – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
The international interest in early childhood education and care (ECEC) by supranational organisations, including the European Union, has grown considerably due to its dual function of sustaining parental employment and fostering child development. Focussing primarily on child development debates around ECEC, this article argues that human capital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Employed Parents
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Gomez, Grace Felix – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
The aim of this article is to examine the literature and review the risk factors and disparities contributing to early childhood caries (ECC), which is a major health problem among preschoolers in the United States of America. A search was conducted using MEDLINE, PubMed, Google Scholar, and the Cochrane Library databases and the key terms…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Health, Dental Health, Public Health
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Nuttall, Joce – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
Developmental Work Research (DWR) is a methodology for simultaneous research and innovation in workplace settings, developed by Finnish researcher Yryo Engestrom. This interventionist approach builds on the principles of cultural-historical activity theory, articulated by developmental psychologists L.S. Vygotsky and A.N. Le'ontev. The article…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Innovation, Intervention, Educational Theories
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Manning, John P.; Thirumurthy, Vidya; Field, Harriet – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
In a previous publication the authors examined selected aspects of the structure and curriculum of fifteen childcare centers located in three geographically distant locations in North America and determined that contrasts within and between the regions in terms of structure and curriculum guided by the National Association for the Education of…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Participant Observation, Global Approach, Content Analysis
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Petriwskyj, Anne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
In early childhood settings prior to school and in the early years of primary school, debate continues over the meaning of inclusion and its scope in terms of the groups under consideration. The genealogies of early childhood education and care, early primary school, special education and cultural education were examined to identify recurring and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Public Policy, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change
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Lloyd, Eva; Penn, Helen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
Young children are particularly vulnerable to war and armed conflict. Although the long-term priority is always to try to unravel and reduce violence and conflict, in the short term some interventions may reduce suffering. In this article the authors report on recent evidence on psychosocial interventions designed to mitigate the impact of armed…
Descriptors: Violence, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Conflict, Young Children
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Nsamenang, A. Bame – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
This article explores critical issues linked to early child development (ECD) professionalism in African childhood contexts in the light of rights-based consideration. Against the backdrop of acculturation being a reality in Africa, it accepts professionalism as a "good thing" for ECD programmes in Africa. The article sketches a portrait…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Development, Cultural Context, African Culture
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Islam, Zahirul – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
Early childhood as a professional field with its concern for the young child has gained a distinctive perspective in Bangladesh. The prevailing thoughts and practices of this field, derived from a modern scientific paradigm, are a continuation of the trend that was introduced through colonization. The prime concern of practitioners is that…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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