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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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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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Morphis, Elizabeth A – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article focuses on a shift in the author's approach to teaching a literacy course to a coaching-based model after observing pre-service teachers "struggle" to implement the teaching practices during on-site fieldwork with a kindergarten, first-, or second-grade child partner. The author discusses how she provided more timely…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Literacy 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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Millei, Zsuzsa; Kallio, Kirsi Pauliina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
In his inspirational article titled 'Bringing politics into the nursery', Peter Moss argues for early childhood institutions to "become" places of 'democratic political practice'. In this article, the authors add to Moss's call and argue that these institutions are sites of 'mundane political practice', containing various attitudinal…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Democratic Values
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Buzzelli, Cary A – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article conceptualizes assessment in early childhood education as a moral practice using Amartya Sen's capability approach and Thomas A Schwandt's practical hermeneutic approach to assessment and evaluation. After describing the moral connection Sen makes between development and assessment, Schwandt's conceptualization of evaluation is…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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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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Chan, Angel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article advocates for fluid pedagogies that align with the transnational parenting practices of immigrant families. New Zealand is now considered to be a superdiverse country with a large population of immigrants. This superdiversity phenomenon can therefore also be found in its early childhood education settings. Research has indicated that…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Asians, Parenting Styles, Foreign Countries
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Moxnes, Anna Rigmor; Osgood, Jayne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article aims to challenge the prominence of reflexivity as a strategy for early childhood teachers to adopt by taking Norwegian early childhood teacher education as its focus. Observed micro-moments from a university classroom generate multilayered, multi-sensorial entangled narratives that address what reflection and diffraction are and what…
Descriptors: Reflection, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Linder, Sandra M.; Simpson, Amber – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article presents the results of a literature review spanning 15 years (2000-2015), identifying empirical research relating to early childhood mathematics education. A total of 1141 articles were identified and examined in order to determine the current state of research in terms of location, participants, research questions, and the research…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education, Research Methodology, Educational History
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Skjaeveland, Yngve – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article discusses the teaching of history in early childhood education and care centres and children's understanding of history. Based on interviews with eight Norwegian early childhood education and care teachers and on interpretative phenomenological analysis, the article shows how the early childhood education and care centres teach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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Bjartveit, Carolyn; Panayotidis, E. Lisa – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In an online graduate-level early childhood education course, the authors sought to playfully disrupt and transform educators' conceptions of children's "dark play," as provoked by contemporary popular culture. Embracing the imaginative potential of darkness and liminality, the course participants problematized and expanded their…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Play, Popular Culture, Student Attitudes
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Huh, Youn Jung – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In contrast to studies focusing on digital games as learning tools, this study shows how young children use digital games as a means of facilitating spontaneous play in their everyday lives. This article highlights how 4 three-year-old children's play with digital games revealed their ability to create new forms of play by mixing their digital…
Descriptors: Video Games, Young Children, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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