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Moreno, Amanda J.; Nagasawa, Mark K.; Schwartz, Toby – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Social and emotional learning is a young field, but a very old concept. The idea that children require explicit instruction in social-emotional capacities is present in the writings of philosophers as far back as Plato, and partly constitutes the roots of the "whole-child development" and "developmentally appropriate practice"…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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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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Pérez, Michelle Salazar; Kim, Koeun; Cahill, Betsy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this article, the authors reflect on Myrna's Children's Village, their university laboratory school located in southern New Mexico in the USA. The Village serves children from the age of six weeks to five years through an array of early childhood programs. This diversity provides a unique context, while also posing issues and concerns, such as…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Laboratory Schools, Preschool Education
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Cumming, Tamara; Wong, Sandie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Both the concept of well-being and the work of early childhood educators are complex. To date, research concerning educators' well-being has lacked a comprehensive conceptualisation that reflects these complexities. With increased research, policy and practice attention, a clearly articulated conceptualisation is now needed to guide empirical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being, Ecology, Psychological Patterns
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Watson, Karen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In early childhood education, playing with friends has long been considered developmentally appropriate and an indicator of a child's growing social competency. 'We are all friends' is a familiar mantra heard in classrooms and playgrounds. For children with a diagnosed disability and their families, inclusive settings offer the promise of play…
Descriptors: Friendship, Play, Early Childhood Education, Students with Disabilities
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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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Shin, Minsun – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
This colloquium brings forward the "inside" voices of early childhood student teachers in order to critically examine the impact of the edTPA (Educative Teacher Performance Assessment) on student teaching experiences, especially the "educative" function that the edTPA claims.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Student Teacher Evaluation, Student Teachers
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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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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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Hadley, Fay; Rouse, Elizabeth – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine the disconnect happening in relation to family-centre partnerships. Developing partnerships with families is hotly debated and provides challenges for educators teaching in the early childhood sector. Using a comparative case study analysis, several research studies conducted in the states of New South…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Comparative Analysis
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Skarpenes, Ove; Saeverot, Ane Malene – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Jacques Rancière's sophisticated critique of critical theory is the first step in his call for a renewal of a theory of emancipation. In the first part of the article, the authors outline this critique. Rancière combines pedagogy, art and policy in his attempt to develop a new understanding of equality and emancipation. The authors try as…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Equal Education
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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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