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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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Salamon, Andi; Sumsion, Jennifer; Harrison, Linda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
Research about infants' capacity to communicate using cries, smiles and sophisticated emotional strategies to connect with adults in their lives has predominantly emerged from the field of developmental psychology, with relatively limited attention to how babies enact such communicative practices with key adults in naturalistic settings. This…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Communication, Emotional Development
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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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Elwick, Sheena – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article offers a methodological reflection on how "baby-cam" enhanced ethically reflective attitudes in a large-scale research project that set out to research with infants in Australian early childhood education and care settings. By juxtaposing digital images produced by two different digital-camera technologies and drawing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Preschool Children, Participatory Research
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Clarke, Verity; Watson, Debbie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This article utilises critical whiteness theory to explore the ethnic discourses observed in a children's centre in South London. Whilst critical whiteness has been used as a framework to understand race, racism and multiculturalism in a number of settings, including education, there are few studies that have sought to understand ethnicity in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Whites, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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Flannery Quinn, Suzanne M.; Manning, John P. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
This article examines the use of photography within the profession of early childhood education (including teacher education) and provides a post-structural critique of its use in light of ethical implications, particularly with regard to power relations between the various stakeholders, including children, their families, teachers, schools,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Photography, Criticism
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MacDonald, Amy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
When conducting research with young children it is important to consider not only the data which have been produced as a result of the research, but also the research process itself. This article presents a parallel analysis of data which has been articulated elsewhere from a three-year study of children's understandings about measurement. This…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Research, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Loizou, Eleni – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
This was a two-phase qualitative study that investigated the humorous aspects of humorous photographs young children took in their school and home environment, which were examined in the context of the theory of the absurd and the empowerment theory. The participants in the study were six children--three boys and three girls--between the ages of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Photography, Interviews, Family Environment
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Danko-McGhee, Katherina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
This research focused on the observation of infants between the ages of 2 and 18 months with regard to their aesthetic preferences for a variety of visual stimuli. These stimuli included: a black-and-white schematic drawing of a baby, a popular cartoon image, a colorful abstract painting of a baby, and a photographic image of a baby's face. Prior…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Cartoons, Infants, Visual Perception
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
Children have long been "objects of inquiry", that is, research has been "done" on children. Research into starting school is but one example, where children have been observed, tested and assessed at various points, as a means of evaluating their adjustment to the school environment. The Starting School Research Project aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Freehand Drawing, Group Discussion
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Lind, Ulla – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
This article presents a negotiating practice that demonstrates the importance of the interplay of visual, verbal and linguistic signs. As such it discusses the relationship between identity and a signifying practice in a Swedish preschool, as children and teachers negotiate meaning. With emphasis on the relationship between building identity and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Photography, Foreign Countries
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Farrell, Lynn – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
The concept for the piloting of a contemporary early childhood kindergarten in China was visualised by the chief executive officer of TMC Academy, Dr Chin, in July 2002 when he participated in a Singaporean-led mission to Liaoning Province in China. Shenyang Creative Kindergarten is the result of that concept. It opened for children in September…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Administrators