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Anderson, Elizabeth M. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
There is tension growing in early childhood education between an emphasis on higher learning standards, teacher-directed activities, and evidence-based instructional methods and maintaining active, dynamic and integrated learning experiences for young children. This short essay highlights the ways in which our existing values and beliefs,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Reflection, Educational Methods
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Axelrod, Ysaaca – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Drawing on the work of Celia Genishi, this article discusses data from an ethnographic case study of young Latina/o children, starting in their four-year-olds classroom in a Head Start Program through their first grade year in a dual-language program in a public school. The children attended a bilingual Head Start program that followed a…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Education, Preschool Children
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Yoon, Haeny S. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Play is well documented as a purposeful, authentic way for children to engage in literacy practices. Although the benefits of play are widely agreed upon, there is some debate regarding its place in school. In fact, play is often marginalized in place of "back to the basics" language instruction. For kindergartners, this means word…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Play, Word Recognition
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Colegrove, Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki; Adair, Jennifer Keys – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This article documents what happened in a first grade classroom when young Latina/o children of immigrants had consistent classroom-based opportunities to use their agency in their learning. Applying theoretical constructs from development economics to data from the Agency and Young Children ethnographic project, we explore three forms of agency…
Descriptors: Young Children, Elementary School Students, Student Empowerment, Learning Experience
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Fassler, Rebekah – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This sociolinguistic study explores complexities of supporting preschool emergent bilinguals' communicative competence in multilingual classrooms. These complexities were highlighted in the author's qualitative research of a three-month school-home literacy project in one Head Start classroom. This article investigates what supported the…
Descriptors: Books, Group Discussion, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Long, Susi; Volk, Dinah; López-Robertson, Julia; Haney, Mary Jade – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Profiling human beings occurs daily throughout our society, typically grounded in inaccuracies, misperceptions, and biases related to race, faith, sexual orientation, language, family structure, and other factors. This article appropriates discriminatory profiling in conjunction with conceptualization of diversity as a verb to vividly convey the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Young Children, Student Diversity
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Spencer, Tamara – 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, Stakeholders, Preschool Education, Policy Formation
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Fennimore, Beatrice S. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This article explores the way in which Professor Celia Genishi structured her expansive scholarship on her fundamental commitment to social justice. Written from the perspective of the author's long collegial relationship and deep regard for the creative dynamics of Genishi's research and writing, the article is based on an interview…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Interviews, Educational Change, Teacher Education
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Huang, Pingting; Szente, Judit – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This article provides information about children's creativity in the People's Republic of China. More specifically, it introduces the Chinese cultural and social background along with the school and family environments as they relate to young children's creativity. The article also provides some suggestions for schools and families to foster…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Children, Cultural Background
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Grindheim, Liv Torunn – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
This article calls into question the idyllic picture of Norwegian kindergartens where harmonious and joyful interaction is the preferred and normal way to participate. If taking children's right to democratic participation and freedom of expression seriously, anger can also be seen as a legitimate way of participating. Conflicts of interest,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response, Kindergarten
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Hargraves, Vicki – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
"Working theories" are described as one of the two principal outcomes of Te Whariki, the early childhood curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite its prominence as a curricular outcome, the theoretical positioning of the concept of working theory remains relatively undebated, with researchers readily attributing the term to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Theories
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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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Campbell-Barr, Verity; Nygård, Mikael – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
The international interest in early childhood education and care (ECEC) by supranational organisations, including the European Union, has grown considerably due to its dual function of sustaining parental employment and fostering child development. Focussing primarily on child development debates around ECEC, this article argues that human capital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Employed Parents
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Cologon, Kathy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
While there is increasing international commitment to inclusive education, as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), many children remain excluded at school. One marginalised and frequently excluded group of people are people who experience disability. In the recently released first report on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Prevention, Disabilities
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Cumming, Tamara; Sumsion, Jennifer – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
A growing body of research suggests that a range of "hidden" or "less tangible" aspects of early childhood practice play an important part in early childhood practice. The purpose of this article is to contribute to this existing research literature by identifying some of the complex ways that less tangible aspects…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Educational Practices, Childrens Television
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