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Delaney, Katherine K. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Borderlands of practice are spaces where teachers are engaged in negotiating multiple conceptions of "best practices" within their daily teaching practice. Teachers at work in borderlands must actively negotiate varied conceptions, expectations, and assumptions about what is "best" for their students. These conceptions often…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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McArdle, Felicity; Knight, Linda; Stratigos, Tina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
This article examines how creativity and the arts can assist teachers who teach from a social justice perspective, and how knowledge built through meaningful experiences of difference can make a difference. Just as imagining is central to visual arts practice, so too is the capacity to imagine a necessity for social justice. The authors ask what…
Descriptors: Creativity, Social Justice, Visual Arts, Imagination
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Chalke, Joy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
This article explores, through a review of a body of literature, whether it is possible to create a new understanding of what it means to be a professional in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in England. It reviews some competing views of the nature of professionalism and then explores the distinctive attributes and qualities required by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Professional Identity, Professional Recognition
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Adair, Jennifer Keys – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
This article explores how discrimination acts as a barrier to providing the highest quality education to young Latino children of immigrants. Preschool teachers' concerns emerged from focus group data with 40 teachers in four US cities, collected as part of the international Children Crossing Borders study of immigration and early childhood…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Quality, Immigration, Preschool Teachers
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Apple, Peggy; McMullen, Mary Benson – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
In this article the authors explore the need for early childhood practitioners and scholars to engage in joint problem solving to create and support early childhood education and care (ECEC) professional development systems in which all constituents benefit. Primary constituent groups and principal decision-making bodies are defined and analyzed,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Professional Development, Teacher Qualifications
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Hedges, Helen; Cullen, Joy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
The concept of "subjects" has posed a philosophical dilemma and polarised debate within early childhood education. Consequently, little attention has been paid to teachers' and children's subject knowledge and the role these might play in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy to extend and enhance children's learning. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Gupta, Amita – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Using sociocultural-historical constructivism, and post-colonial theory, the author conducted a study to examine, through the perceptions of teachers, school principals, and teacher educators, the relationship between the preparation and practice of early childhood teachers in private schools in New Delhi, India. The research questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Li, Yuen Ling – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Kindergarten teachers in Hong Kong are often criticised for not putting early childhood education theory into practice after their in-service training. It appears that they may be too concerned about academic work and discipline in the classroom and neglect to create a coherent vision of early childhood education. It might be suggested that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education