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Madrid Akpovo, Samara – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This research examined the critical incidents of 10 United States (US) early childhood student teachers during a three-week university-sponsored international field experience conducted in three urban preschools in Kathmandu, Nepal. The purpose of employing the critical incident technique was to allow the US student teachers to reflect critically…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Critical Incidents Method, Preschool Teachers, Field Experience Programs
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Pérez, Michelle Salazar; Kim, Koeun; Cahill, Betsy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this article, the authors reflect on Myrna's Children's Village, their university laboratory school located in southern New Mexico in the USA. The Village serves children from the age of six weeks to five years through an array of early childhood programs. This diversity provides a unique context, while also posing issues and concerns, such as…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Laboratory Schools, Preschool Education
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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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Nilsson, Monica; Ferholt, Beth; Lecusay, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
In this article, the authors problematize the dichotomization of play and learning that often shapes the agenda of early childhood education research and practice. This dichotomization is driven in part by the tendency to define learning in terms of formal learning (i.e. learning as an outcome of direct instruction and school-based approaches that…
Descriptors: Play, Learning Processes, Child Development, Outcomes of Education
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Ulla, Bente – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article explores sleep among kindergarten infants and toddlers. Although the collective order of sleep in kindergarten makes it a relational issue, the search here is for relations that extend beyond human actors and beyond the idea of the pram as a sleep container used by a sleeping subject. Here, sleep is seen as entangled with bodies and…
Descriptors: Sleep, Preschool Children, Infants, Toddlers
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Arndt, Sonja; Tesar, Marek – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article explores quality in early childhood education by de-elevating the importance of the human subject and experience, and heightening instead a focus on and tensions with the post-human. The argument traces the intricate web of "qualities" woven throughout entanglements of subjects, objects and things that constitute what is…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Social Change, Educational Philosophy
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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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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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Garrity, Sarah; Guerra, Alison Wishard – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The school-readiness gap for Latino dual language learners in the United States has been well documented, despite a strong research base highlighting effective strategies and practices for supporting their academic success. However, current educational practices reflect the hegemonic discourse that, because the United States is an English-speaking…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Role, Interviews, Experimental Groups
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Masoumi, Davoud – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This study aimed to identify the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are integrated in three preschools in south-western Sweden. The case study involved observations of and interviews with preschool teachers. The findings support claims that ICT can enhance preschool practices by providing a variety of complementary…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Sisson, Jamie Huff; Iverson, Susan V. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Educational reforms across the globe have had implications for the work of preschool teachers and thus their professional identities. This article draws on a feminist discourse lens to examine data collected from a recent narrative inquiry focused on understanding the professional identities of five public preschool teachers in the USA. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Feminism, Educational Change
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Lee, Joohi – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Within United States policymaking, there is widespread recognition that universal preschool works towards a societal good, advancing children's social and academic needs while expanding the economic landscape for a nation. However, in trying to deliver these benefits, all too often educational policies apply a rigid format that overemphasizes…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Preschool Education, Learning, Mathematics
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Axelrod, Ysaaca – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Drawing on the work of Celia Genishi, this article discusses data from an ethnographic case study of young Latina/o children, starting in their four-year-olds classroom in a Head Start Program through their first grade year in a dual-language program in a public school. The children attended a bilingual Head Start program that followed a…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Education, Preschool Children
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Fassler, Rebekah – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This sociolinguistic study explores complexities of supporting preschool emergent bilinguals' communicative competence in multilingual classrooms. These complexities were highlighted in the author's qualitative research of a three-month school-home literacy project in one Head Start classroom. This article investigates what supported the…
Descriptors: Books, Group Discussion, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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