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Yamada-Rice, Dylan – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article reports on a knowledge-exchange network project that had the core aim of informing the development of a video game for hospitalized children. In order to do this, it brought together hospital play specialists, academics and representatives from the digital games industry to co-produce knowledge that could be used in the future…
Descriptors: Video Games, Hospitalized Children, Design, Coping
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Procter, Lisa; Hackett, Abigail – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In this article, the authors bring together the cultural studies of emotion with theories that foreground the agency of place and objects in order to analyse the entanglement of place, children and emotion (particularly fear) in children's play encounters. When children, objects and places come into play with each other, intensities and emotions…
Descriptors: Play, Emotional Response, Young Children, Ethnography
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Coulson, Mark; Oskis, Andrea; Gould, Rebecca L – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In this article, the authors discuss the light and dark side of attachments and attachment style in physical and digital worlds. They argue that many games offer opportunities for the generation of new and meaningful attachments to both physical and digital others. They discuss two "fundamental attachment errors" and show how these can…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Video Games, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Moss, Peter; Urban, Mathias – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In this article, the authors provide an update on what has happened over recent months with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's proposal for an International Early Learning Study, and review responses to the proposed International Early Learning Study, including the concerns that have been raised about this new venture in…
Descriptors: International Assessment, International Organizations, International Education, Early Childhood Education
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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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Sadownik, Alicja R – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article contextualizes the dark sides of play from a cultural-historical perspective using Fraser's theory of social justice based on the concepts of recognition and redistribution. Through a micro-ethnographic analysis of a kindergarten's daily life and play situations between 2 five-year-old girls, the article describes the dark play from a…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Social Justice, Play, Ethnography
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Roselló, Jarod – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
My daughter has always been drawn to the frightening and the spooky, with a special interest in zombies. When she was four years old, she and I played a zombie video game together which instigated a series of zombie-related events. This article is a collection of metonymic moments rendered in comics and writing, that revisits these events as…
Descriptors: Video Games, Memory, Experience, Aesthetics
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Sinker, Rebecca; Phillips, Mike; de Rijke, Victoria – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
"Pregnant Rapunzel Emergency" is part of a series of online free games aimed at young girls (forhergames.com or babygirlgames.com), where dozens of characters from fairy tales, children's toys and media feature in recovery settings, such as "Barbie flu". The range of games available to choose from includes not only dressing,…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Females, Fairy Tales, Toys
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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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Brown, Alice; Grigg, John – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
Early childhood educators are regularly confronted by dominant discourses (e.g. ensuring children are prepared for school) and the politics and pedagogy that are embedded in their practice and early childhood contexts. These discourses impact on ways of thinking and engaging with others, and professional behaviour, as well as shaping curriculum…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Reflection, Perspective Taking, Transformative Learning
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Potts, Miriam – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
In this colloquium, the author responds artistically to Bone and Blaise's article "An uneasy assemblage: Prisoners, animals, asylum-seeking children and posthuman packaging," published in "Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood in 2015" (EJ1058615), continuing their trajectory of "different kinds of images than those…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Early Childhood Education, Ethics, Material Development
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Nilsen, Ann Christin E. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
The provision of early childhood development services is expanding in developing countries. The rationale behind this expansion is rooted in developmental psychology, socio-economic and human rights narratives. However, there are some limitations to this rationale, which are in particular related to the implicit universalism it assumes. This…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evidence, Developing Nations, Intervention
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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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Fairchild, Nikki – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
There has been extensive research and analysis of the professionalization of early childhood educators/teachers. The recent promotion of a teacher-led workforce in England has further focused discussions on the modelling of early years teachers as professionals. In this article, the author develops an alternative analysis using the concepts of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Professionalism, Professional Training
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Myhre, Cecilie Ottersland; Myrvold, Hanne Berit; Joramo, Unn-Wenche; Thoresen, Marianne – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2017
This article draws on new materialism, especially the work of Karen Barad, in order to explore curious encounters and intra-actions within the context of a Norwegian kindergarten. The article argues that intra-actions between both human and non-human agents can potentiate forms of learning as well as forms of knowledge that can be neither…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Workplace Learning, Aptitude Treatment Interaction
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