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Madrid Akpovo, Samara; Nganga, Lydiah – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This colloquium problematizes the use of early childhood international field experiences as a tool for professional development with Euro-Western pre-service and in-service teachers. The authors critique experiences where minority-world educators teach or implement internships within majority-world contexts. It is critical for Euro-Western teacher…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Field Experience Programs, Preschool Teachers
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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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Wu, Fang; Li, Xingbang; Wei, Quihong – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Through the 2002 Early Childhood Education Initiative, Shouguang City in the Shandong province of China expanded its early childhood education program to include children below the age of three. The strategies which were applied to ensure the successful implementation of the program included: (1) creating a three-tiered professional development…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Lam, Stella Wai Man; Wright, Susan – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
This article examines the multifaceted nature of pre-primary music teachers' and supervisors' beliefs and practices in music education. It focuses on the general process of creativity (particularly as applied to music education); the classroom setting and how it influences the way music educators approach teaching and learning; and the structuring…
Descriptors: Music Education, Creative Activities, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers