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Somerville, Margaret; Williams, Carolyn – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Sustainability education is increasingly practiced in early childhood, but a previous review of the literature suggests that there is little empirical research to provide the necessary foundation and critique. The current paper addresses the question of whether there has been an increase in empirical research in the field since this review, and if…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Meta Analysis
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Wernet, Jamie L; Nurnberger-Haag, Julie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Little research exists on young children's beliefs about mathematics, and current research perspectives on early mathematical activity may overlook a great deal of young children's sophisticated mathematical thinking. We argue this is attributable, in part, to a need for a broader view of what mathematics is, including cultural practices that are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Beliefs, Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
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Aslanian, Teresa K. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Discourses of love, care and maternalism affect the everyday lives of children enrolled in early childhood education. These discourses bear witness to the ontological transformation that has occurred since the Romantic era that birthed the kindergarten movement to today. Reflecting on historical discourses of love, care and maternalism from the…
Descriptors: Caring, Early Childhood Education, Intimacy, Hermeneutics
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Jiles, Tywanda – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article address home visits and the professional development needs of teachers who perform visits. The author writes from a practitioner's point of view, focusing on training needs for providers. The author argues that training and preparation for conducting home visits is needed to equip professionals with the skills needed to execute this…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Home Visits, Preschool Teachers
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Buzzelli, Cary A. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article presents an overview of the human capital approach to human development and how it has been used for evaluating early education programs. It critiques the human capital approach by considering how its focus on measurable returns on economic investments limits an understanding of the full and complex contribution of early education to…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Early Childhood Education, Program Evaluation, Child Development
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Lee, Joohi – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article presents effective strategies for educators of young children to promote children's mathematical communications, which include think-aloud during individual work time, utilizing reasoning and proof questions, and questioning back to children.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Communication Strategies, Protocol Analysis, Mathematical Logic
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Elwick, Sheena – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article offers a methodological reflection on how "baby-cam" enhanced ethically reflective attitudes in a large-scale research project that set out to research with infants in Australian early childhood education and care settings. By juxtaposing digital images produced by two different digital-camera technologies and drawing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Preschool Children, Participatory Research
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Andrew, Yarrow – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This article examines the value of work in childcare, and the ways this is impacted by historical schemes of value in relation to social class and gender. It critically examines the push for professionalism within the field, showing that this favours particular classed forms of cultural capital, while rendering other forms of capital invisible.…
Descriptors: Child Care, Social Class, Gender Differences, Cultural Capital
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Wallis, Jake; Dockett, Sue – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The importance of a positive start to school has been highlighted in a range of national and international research. This has stimulated considerable ongoing research attention, as well as initiatives across policy and practice, all with the aim of promoting a positive transition to school for all children. Despite the common interests across…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Educational Policy, School Readiness, Position Papers
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Brogaard Clausen, Sigrid – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
International comparisons strongly influence national policy agendas in the early years. However, an appreciation of details and national context and differences is imperative to promote democracy. From the perspective of a Danish social pedagogue lecturing in Early Childhood Studies in England, the author presents a cross-national comparison to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Quality
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Franck, Karianne; Nilsen, Randi Dyblie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
In line with social studies of children and childhood, it is necessary to pay attention to local contextual understandings and practices in those places where constructions of children and childhood occur. The authors argue that the discourse of the competent child has become intertwined with a discourse of early intervention. In Norwegian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Early Intervention, Child Caregivers
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Bentley, Dana Frantz – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The concept of social justice and critical thinking are prevalent topics in conversations about early childhood education. Usually, critical conversations around these practices tend to involve academics in discussion rather than include practitioners. In today's world, young children are frequently confronted with the realities of violence and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Thinking, Violence, Early Childhood Education
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Bjørgen, Kathrine; Svendsen, Birgit – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
This research is based on interviews that explore the reflections of 10 Norwegian kindergarten practitioners with regard to the importance of their involvement in children's physically active outdoor playtime. The data were analysed from a qualitative phenomenological perspective and resulted in basic themes that describe the practitioners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Physical Activities, Play
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Garrity, Sarah; Guerra, Alison Wishard – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The school-readiness gap for Latino dual language learners in the United States has been well documented, despite a strong research base highlighting effective strategies and practices for supporting their academic success. However, current educational practices reflect the hegemonic discourse that, because the United States is an English-speaking…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Role, Interviews, Experimental Groups
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Stratigos, Tina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Belonging is emerging as an important concept for early childhood education and care. However, it is one that requires further theorisation beyond everyday or romanticised understandings. The politics of belonging provides a potentially productive focus for thinking about belonging in early childhood education and care because of its attention to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Infants, Day Programs, Infant Care
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