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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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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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Robson, Jennifer van Krieken; Martin, Estelle – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Early childhood education settings can be understood as public forums where adults and children engage together in the implementation of national policy. The authors reflect on ethical dilemmas for leaders in early childhood education arising from the implementation of national policy. Dilemmas can be problematic in the sense that they are…
Descriptors: Ethics, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Vijayadevar, Sukuna; Thornton, Kate; Cherrington, Sue – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Leadership in early childhood education has been promoted as a collaborative process in which all teachers, rather than just the positional leader, are involved. Collaborative leadership practices are not well understood within the marketised Singapore early childhood education context. Beyond mandatory leadership training, little is known about…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Preschool Teachers, Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership
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Palaiologou, Ioanna; Male, Trevor – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this conceptual article, the authors examine the context of early childhood education and care in England and the underpinning predominant ideologies to explore how these impact on the framing of leadership. The English context entails several contradictions (antinomies) at ontological, epistemological and axiological levels, and is heavily…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Epistemology
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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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Michael Luna, Sara; Grey, Leslee J. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Drawing on case-study data, this inquiry explores the lived experiences of four universal pre-kindergarten teachers to address the question: How do practitioners narratively interpret a local school district policy directive of child autonomy, use their professional capacities to reconstruct the directive to address diverse students' needs, and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience, Board of Education Policy, Personal Autonomy
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Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
An important factor that may be missing from recent attempts to counter, resist, and/or reconceptualize the neoliberal framing of the early education process is the actions of children, particularly those that reinforce the neoliberal assemblage of schooling they learn through their interactions with their teacher in school. This article begins to…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Vintimilla, C. D. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article documents the initial work and encounters of a pedagogista with a group of educators on the west coast of Canada. The article retraces the complexities and vulnerabilities of such encounters, and presents them as generative and rich conversations that were carried along by, and not despite, their difficulty. They followed a practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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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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Delaney, Katherine K. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
In this article, the author examines the ways in which a classroom quality metric framed the teaching and learning experiences of teachers and children in three Head Start classrooms. Using comic subjectivity theory, the author critically analyzes the ways in which the high-stakes classroom quality measure used in Head Start settings directed her…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies
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Wright, Travis – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
The purpose of this investigation is to deepen understanding of the clandestine professional lives of men who care for young children, exploring the pressure to hide parts of themselves experienced by many. The author utilizes an autoethnographic approach to examine social and psychological experiences he has navigated during his work as a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Caregiver Attitudes, Professional Identity
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Sisson, Jamie Huff – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article explores the lived and sometimes clandestine professional experiences of early childhood teachers who exist within contexts where dominant discourses of professional are competing with teacher's own understandings of their professional identities. Cultural models theory is used to shed light on the secrete and undercover work of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Public Schools, Foreign Countries, Professional Identity
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Arndt, Sonja; Urban, Mathias; Murray, Colette; Smith, Kylie; Swadener, Beth; Ellegaard, Tomas – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
In this collective article, the authors explore constructions of early childhood practitioners and how they disconnect and reconnect in a global neo-liberal education policy context. The contributions to the conversation provide windows into shifting professional identities across five national contexts: New Zealand, the USA, Ireland, Australia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Professional Identity, Comparative Education
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Gaches, Sonya; Walli, Shelina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Current teacher preparation programmes in the USA are required to report to state agencies on how their students are attaining professional preparation standards in order to fully become named as a 'teacher'. As teacher educators immersed in these neo-liberal policies and expectations, the authors sought a way for their students to work through…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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