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Elfström Pettersson, Katarina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This article explores how a template in documentation of preschool systematic quality development work acts to produce elements of quality. Assuming that documentation produces rather than represents preschool quality, and using a post-humanist agential realist perspective, the article shows how thematic work, care and education become elements of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschools, Documentation, Educational Quality
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Penn, Helen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This colloquium argues that writings on leadership in the early years commonly assume a service ethos. The aim of nurseries and other early childhood settings is to provide a service for children and their parents, and the task of leadership is seen to be to find effective ways of defining and realizing this aim. But increasingly, and especially…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Commercialization
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Alnervik, Karin – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Swedish preschool teachers must systematically document activities in the preschool in order to evaluate the quality of these activities. Pedagogical documentation is one form of documentation that is proposed. The aim of this article is to discuss and create knowledge of structures and tools based on different communicative aspects of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Sumsion, Jennifer; Harrison, Linda; Letsch, Karen; Bradley, Benjamin Sylvester; Stapleton, Matthew – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article considers opportunities and risks arising from the prominence of the belonging motif in Australia's Early Years Learning Framework and, more implicitly, in the National Quality Standard, against which the quality of the early childhood education and care services is assessed. A vignette constructed from case study data generated in…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Duhn, Iris; Grieshaber, Sue – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The prevailing discourse of quality in early childhood education in Australia and internationally supports the idea that everyone, from families to educators, policymakers, researchers and politicians, wants high-quality early childhood education programs for all young children. This dominance is so pervasive that it becomes difficult to think…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Vignettes, National Standards
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Jones, Liz; Rossholt, Nina; Anastasiou, Thekla; Holmes, Rachel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article considers what the repercussions are when the concept of "quality" is examined within the epistemological and ontological theoretical shifts that are afforded by post-humanism. In particular, Braidotti's configuring of thinking as "nomadic activity" and the need for "process ontology", together with…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Epistemology, Humanism, Educational Philosophy
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Nxumalo, Fikile – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article seeks to contribute towards an unsettling of dominant framings of quality pedagogical practices. The author puts to work the figure of the modest witness as a way of storying everyday pedagogical encounters in childhood settings that might refigure quality in practice as materialized more-than-human becomings. Working within the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Art
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Evans, Katherine – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article is an exploration of the possibilities encountered through shifting from a "logic of quality" to a "space of meaning-making" within early years education. Focusing on ideas of "readiness", this discussion aims to challenge normative understandings that relate this concept to the predictable achievement of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Readiness, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Reinertsen, Anne Beate – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article is crafted through three scenes, through which the author tries to imagine quality as something that is third space, semiotic, plasticity, eternal, and simultaneously something solid and obviously good here and now, through a Spinozian/Deluzian/Braitottian joy/you/me. The author rhizomatically tries to lay everything out on a plane of…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Semiotics, Social Change, History
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Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article it is argued that notions of "quality" in early childhood education have been captured by neo-liberal discourses. These discourses perpetuate the western, individualistic, normativising and exploitative attitudes and practices that are contributing to the climate crisis currently imperilling our planet. Educators may…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Vignettes
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Brogaard Clausen, Sigrid – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
International comparisons strongly influence national policy agendas in the early years. However, an appreciation of details and national context and differences is imperative to promote democracy. From the perspective of a Danish social pedagogue lecturing in Early Childhood Studies in England, the author presents a cross-national comparison to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Quality
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Boyd, Wendy; Walker, Susan; Thorpe, Karen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
Australian women make decisions about returning to paid work and care for their child within a policy environment that presents mixed messages about maternal employment and childcare standards. Against this background, an investigation of first-time mothers' decision-making about workforce participation and childcare was undertaken. Four women…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reentry Workers, Females, Family Work Relationship
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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
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Manhas, Sarika; Qadiri, Fouziya – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
Quality preschool education enhances the social, cognitive and language development of children. Children in an enriched environment are more likely to be emotionally secure, self-confident and proficient in language use. Preschool settings where staff have higher qualifications demonstrate higher-quality education and provide children with better…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Young Children, Educational Quality
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Fenech, Marianne; Sumsion, Jennifer; Shepherd, Wendy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
The early childhood education (ECE) sector in Australia is marked by a habitus where "professionalism" is confined to objective, technical practices. The authors suggest that this is a diminished view of professionalism, and one that compromises high-quality ECE. This article is concerned with how teacher professionalism can be…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Childhood Interests
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