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Stearns, Clio – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article offers a critique of social-emotional learning programs through the lens of psychoanalytic theory and with a particular focus on the theoretical contributions of Kleinian psychoanalysis. In particular, the article draws on concepts of affective positions to show that social-emotional learning is mired in a paranoid-schizoid mentality…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Metacognition, Self Control
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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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Kalkman, Kris; Hopperstad, Marit Holm; Valenta, Marko – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article approaches newcomer migrant girls' experiences with social competition and relational aggression. This the authors do through a detailed analysis of the interactional practices that a group of preschool-aged girls make use of as they socially exclude one of two newcomer migrant girls from participating in a sharing activity involving…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Preschool Children, Females
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Monrad, Merete – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article examines the interplay between governance and cost-containment efforts in the public sector and the emotional labour and well-being of childcare workers. Care-work researchers have highlighted the complexities of power in emotional labour, such as the fact that emotional labour may simultaneously benefit the individual worker and…
Descriptors: Governance, Public Sector, Cost Effectiveness, Child Caregivers
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Degotardi, Sheila – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article examines how joint attention episodes constitute a core feature of relational pedagogy for infants and toddlers. It draws on social interactionist approaches to language and cognitive development to propose that joint attention may afford significant current and future potential for young children's learning. However, most joint…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Attention
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Brown, Christopher P; Weber, Natalie Babiak; Yoon, Yeojoo – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article documents the pedagogical and practical struggles of a sample of early educators in a large urban school district in the USA who engaged in a professional development course which offered them alternative conceptions of teaching that critically questioned the norms and practices of their high-stakes neo-liberal early education system.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Preschool Teachers, Urban Schools
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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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Seland, Monica; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Bratterud, Åse – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The aim of the study on which this paper is based was to explore in which situations and contexts Norwegian 1-3-year-olds experience subjective wellbeing in day care. The data in this study was collected through qualitative phenomenological observations of 18 children, and an inductive process of analysis was conducted. The results show that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Child Care
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Simpson, Donald; Envy, Rose – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Neoliberalism and an associated "new politics of parenting" adopts a predominantly economic rationale which discursively positions early childhood education and care (ECEC) as essential to tackling several social ills by allowing individual parents (particularly young mothers) to improve their labour force participation, thus boosting…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Low Income, Qualitative Research
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Miller, Kyle; Hilgendorf, Amy; Dilworth-Bart, Janean – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This qualitative study was an exploration of mothers' perspectives on home-school connections to better understand the variable ways families engage with schools in early childhood. The study was conducted in the USA, and included 47 mothers with preschool-aged children who participated in semi-structured interviews concerning their children's…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Family School Relationship, Guidelines, Qualitative Research
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Cooper, Maria; Hedges, Helen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Increasing the participation rates of Pasifika children in early childhood settings is a policy target in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Yet, participation may not engender positive learning outcomes for children from diverse cultural backgrounds without attention to teacher knowledge and practice. The early childhood curriculum document, Te Whariki,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education
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Davies, Cristyn; Robinson, Kerry H. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
Based on qualitative research, this article examines the complex kinship relations involved in constructing queer families. The discussion focuses on the heterogeneity of queer families; the difficulties encountered in association with processes of recognition and how this is negotiated across different contexts within queer families, extended…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Foster Care, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries
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DeMulder, Elizabeth K.; Stribling, Stacia M. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
This qualitative research study was designed to explore the perceptions of parents with low income regarding the effects of involvement in a comprehensive preschool program on their children's development and on the families' quality of life. A purposeful sample of parents who became actively involved in the preschool community was interviewed…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Preschool Education, Grounded Theory, Parent Attitudes
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Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
This article draws upon a range of theoretical domains, first to outline the historical rationale for the urgent changes needed to challenge and transform the dominator culture which has justified exploitation of Indigenous peoples and the resources of the earth. It invites educators to reconsider the narratives that are either consciously or…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Binder, Marni – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
This article draws from a larger study that examines the multiple literacies inherent in children's drawings. The author discusses a qualitative research project conducted with a split grade one and two classroom in Toronto, Canada. She argues that pictorial images can be read as a form of literacy, where thought is made public through visual…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Childrens Art, Foreign Countries, Art Products
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