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Masoumi, Davoud – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This study aimed to identify the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are integrated in three preschools in south-western Sweden. The case study involved observations of and interviews with preschool teachers. The findings support claims that ICT can enhance preschool practices by providing a variety of complementary…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Bone, Jane; Blaise, Mindy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Events in Australia have acted as provocations to thinking about the consequences of becoming a "package" and then being processed. The image of the human, as prisoner, together with narratives about the child and the nonhuman animal as package, are used here in order to understand the world we share with others. These disparate elements…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Institutionalized Persons, Animals
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Dachyshyn, Darcey M. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
We have been in the postmodern turn for some time in early years care and education. As a result, much has been said and written about what policies, theories, and practices we no longer wish to see govern us. However, alternative ways of being in the world with young children still are reticent to take hold. Proposed here is a turn…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Perception, Metacognition, Attention Control
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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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Land, Nicole – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
In Canada, forces such as the media, medical discourse, and public policy work to position childhood obesity as increased body fat content or excess adiposity due to various personal, social, and economic factors. Drawing on Barad's "agential realist ontology", this article aims to inhabit-with obesity in an effort to disrupt dominant…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Foreign Countries, Picture Books
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Stratigos, Tina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Belonging is emerging as an important concept in contemporary early childhood curricula, and calls have recently been made for belonging to be critically interrogated and further theorized. This article explores how belonging was operating for an infant in Australian family day care by looking at an episode that took place between the infant, a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Infants, Children, Child Care Centers
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Lafton, Tove – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Various forms of digital devices have established themselves as resources within constructions of professional practices in early childhood education. This article is centred on the question of how we might rethink an example of digital practice based on a Foucauldian understanding of discourse and a rhizomatic understanding of digital practice…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Kindergarten
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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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Macfarlane, Kym; Lakhani, Ali – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This paper examines notions of childhood development in a significant Australian policy document. Using Fairclough's approaches to discourse analysis as guides, Foucault's understanding of regimes of truth and discourses as systems of power relations and Nikolas Rose's concept of "responsibilisation," the paper argues that discourses of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Accountability
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Ben Maad, Mohamed Ridha – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The preparation of early childhood educators in Tunisia has become part of the mainstream pre-service teacher education programmes. Nonetheless, this field has not yet reached the expected maturity as evidenced by the lack of a guiding vision. A case in point that attests to this state of opacity is the example of foreign language (FL) education.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Tesar, Marek – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This article reconceptualises the postmodern "Child" through the lens of Havel's work on ideology, power and subject formations. Set in an any ideologically charged early childhood setting, it analyses Havel's claim that all citizens, including children, are instrumental in maintaining the ideology of the establishment, and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Power Structure, Early Childhood Education, Ideology
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Sisson, Jamie Huff; Iverson, Susan V. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Educational reforms across the globe have had implications for the work of preschool teachers and thus their professional identities. This article draws on a feminist discourse lens to examine data collected from a recent narrative inquiry focused on understanding the professional identities of five public preschool teachers in the USA. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Feminism, Educational Change
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Brennan, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Evidence indicates that the nature of adult-infant attachments will impact on the quality of care the infant receives, although findings are often couched in outcomes for children rather than adult concerns. In this article, the argument is made that the adult's experience of caregiving is also an important area for investigation.…
Descriptors: Infant Care, Child Caregivers, Adults, Experience
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Lee, Joohi – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Within United States policymaking, there is widespread recognition that universal preschool works towards a societal good, advancing children's social and academic needs while expanding the economic landscape for a nation. However, in trying to deliver these benefits, all too often educational policies apply a rigid format that overemphasizes…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Preschool Education, Learning, Mathematics
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Bjartveit, Carolyn J.; Panayotidis, E. Lisa – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
In this article, the authors discuss how Shaun Tan's graphic novel "The Arrival" (2006) opened a polyphonic dialogue with culturally diverse early childhood educators. Using visual, graphic and symbolic languages provided alternative ways for the research participants to express their experiences and understandings of being recent…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, Early Childhood Education, Immigrants
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