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Duhn, Iris – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Childhood and time are closely linked concepts in education. Childhood as a modern domain is a cornerstone of the human narrative of being in time, with birth as the beginning and death as the end. A newborn child marks new beginnings and hope for the future, and geopolitically early childhood education is now seen as a cornerstone for building…
Descriptors: Child Development, Futures (of Society), Novels, Time
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Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This "whakatauki" or "proverb" speaks to Maori perspectives of time, where the past, the present and the future are viewed as intertwined, and life as a continuous cosmic process. Within this continuous cosmic movement, time has no restrictions--it is both past and present. The past is central to and shapes both present and…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Criticism, Early Childhood Education
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Tesar, Marek – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article argues that the denial of development can be a productive space and a liberating time for children in the current outcomes-driven times. The author offers an alternative reading of childhood, considering children's development differently through various philosophical theorizations of events, which emerge through utilizing philosophy…
Descriptors: Child Development, Reading Instruction, Popular Culture, Children
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Farquhar, Sandy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Time is an important driver of pedagogy which is often overlooked in the busy atmosphere of an early childhood centre. Engaging philosophically with three different concepts of time, and drawing examples from literature and art to focus attention on how time is constituted in early childhood centres, this article argues that we inhabit the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Foreign Countries
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Myers, Casey Y. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Through multimodal retellings of kindergarten children's performances of "baby," this article aims to contribute to the emerging "posthuman conversation" within early childhood studies. Specifically, this work makes moves toward reconceptualizing children's becomings within educational contexts by, first, interrogating the ways…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica; Kummen, Kathleen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article, the authors bring the new temporal theorizations of the Anthropocene into the pedagogical realm by grappling with the shifting time relationships the Anthropocene makes one aware of within the context of children's common worlds. Using an actively inclusive more-than-human common worlds framework that reassembles worlds by…
Descriptors: Children, Time Perspective, Early Childhood Education
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Michael Luna, Sara – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Using three tenents of Critical Race Theory, this study examines the influence of edTPAs on diverse early childhood pre-service teachers in a graduate program. Findings suggest that (1) Color-blind admissions policy and practice were at odds with edTPA's perceived academic language demands; (2) A tension emerged between financial demands of edTPA…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Evaluation, Early Childhood Education
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Mackey, Glynne; Hill, Diti; De Vocht, Lia – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article, the authors opine that the introduction of an international assessment of children's early learning, such as proposed by the OECD with its planned International Early Learning Study, will shift the emphasis away from pedagogies which focus on that which is meaningful and relevant in children's lives and their learning, to an…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Quality
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Carr, Margaret; Mitchell, Linda; Rameka, Lesley – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article, the authors argue that the use of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) standardized tests to evaluate the early childhood education sector, while it may be perfectly "scientific", could be disastrous for "Te Whariki", a curriculum that is child-centred and learning-oriented. The basic…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development
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Farquhar, Sandy; Tesar, Marek – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article reports on a focus group study of newly qualified early childhood teachers' experiences during their first year of teaching. It argues that focus groups have the potential to invite dialogical engagement in ways that support teachers' exploration of their own identities, and it emphasises the significant role group context plays in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Beginning Teachers, Ecology
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Brennan, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Caring for infants is a significant cultural activity, yet the subjective nature of this work has received little attention in socioculturally informed infant pedagogies. This article presents an alternative way of conceptualising the subjective and affective nature of infant care, and critiques the "downward" sociological focus applied…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Care, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers
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Adams, Megan; Fleer, Marilyn – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Historically, "free play" in many European heritage communities has been a valued practice. However, political imperatives have challenged these beliefs and necessitated a more academic curriculum to raise standards, resulting in a "push-down" curriculum. By contrast, many Asia-Pacific communities have increasingly included…
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Moss, Peter; Dahlberg, Gunilla; Grieshaber, Susan; Mantovani, Susanna; May, Helen; Pence, Alan; Rayna, Sylvie; Swadener, Beth Blue; Vandenbroeck, Michel – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is initiating the International Early Learning Study, a cross-national assessment of early learning outcomes involving the testing of 5-year-old children in participating countries. The authors use this colloquium to inform members of the early childhood community about this project and to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Delaney, Katherine K. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Borderlands of practice are spaces where teachers are engaged in negotiating multiple conceptions of "best practices" within their daily teaching practice. Teachers at work in borderlands must actively negotiate varied conceptions, expectations, and assumptions about what is "best" for their students. These conceptions often…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Self Concept, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Parks, Amy Noelle – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article reports on a literature review of 49 articles that cited a single monograph East Lansing written in 1981 about early learning in mathematics to make claims of similarity or difference across lines of race and class in early mathematics. The review found that while about two-thirds of the articles cited the monograph to make claims of…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Mathematics Instruction, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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