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Hordern, Jim – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This paper draws on Bernstein's sociology of knowledge to examine the academic study of early childhood in England, involving scrutiny of how knowledge is recontextualised from contributory disciplines to take account of early childhood practice and professionalism, and of governmental influence on what counts as disciplinary and curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Campbell-Barr, Verity – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
It is widely accepted that the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is central to the quality of services. Modernist constructs of quality signal the importance of qualifications for quality, but the preoccupation with qualification levels silences questions about the knowledge required of ECEC professionals. Postmodern perspectives…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Professionalism, Postmodernism, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Page, Jools – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Framed as an extension of Noddings' notion of the 'ethic of care,' the paper sets out an argument about 'Professional Love' as both a term to comprehend the reciprocal pedagogic relationship which develops in positive interactions between primary caregiver, child and parent and as a core normative component of early years educational discourse;…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, Intimacy, Caregiver Child Relationship
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White, E. Jayne; Gradovski, Mikhail – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Discussions of love and care might seem a natural alliance for early childhood teachers. Yet, while care is now at last beginning to be accepted as a legitimate feature of early years childhood within professional discourse alongside 'education' (enshrined in concepts such as 'educare', 'ECEC', or 'well-being'), articulations of love remain an…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Caring, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy
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Hayes, Nóirín; Filipovic, Katarina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The current future-focused, outcomes driven early childhood policy climate presents a danger that early years pedagogy will lose sight of the 'present' child. Increasingly policy support for early childhood education is built around an emphasis on preparing children for school and positioning it as a key element in enhancing society through…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Educational Policy
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Bateman, Amanda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This article introduces the methodological approach of conversation analysis (CA) and demonstrates its usefulness in presenting more authentic documentation and analysis of children's voices. Grounded in ethnomethodology, CA has recently gained interest in the area of early childhood studies due to the affordances it holds for gaining access to…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Interpersonal Communication, Early Childhood Education, Research Methodology
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Kourti, Evangelia; Androussou, Alexandra – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This article focuses on the development of future preschool teachers' critical awareness through the introduction of two "new" subjects--intercultural education and media education--in the curriculum of an early childhood department in Greece. The current social and political context, the structure of preschool teachers' training in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Thinking
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Vasconcelos, Teresa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This article describes how the Portuguese National Council for Education initiated a participatory process that gave rise to the development of a "public statement", "The Education for Children from Zero to Six Years". This statement and its 11 recommendations were directed towards the Ministry of Education and called for a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Planning, Early Childhood Education, Participative Decision Making
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Elwick, Sheena; Sumsion, Jennifer – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
Drawing on Thomas, Whybrow and Scharber's four participatory perspectives, this paper describes and complicates endeavours to move beyond utilitarian perspectives of infant participation in participatory research. It proposes that film-mediated encounters between researchers and infants have the potential to be more than sites that privilege…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Infants, Participatory Research, Films
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Lopez, Yany; Hayden, Jacqueline; Cologon, Kathy; Hadley, Fay – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
It has been shown that child participation can have positive results in the rescue, relief and rehabilitation phases of a disaster. Currently child participation is achieving increased attention as a component of disaster risk reduction (DRR). This paper examines the ongoing dialogues on child participation and reviews pertinent literature…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Social Class, Childrens Rights, Participation
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Brostrom, Stig – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
In (post) modern society children are seen as active subjects and participants who have a legitimate basis in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. As a consequence of this, children are able to play an active role in the planning of/and participation in both education and research in their own preschool settings. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Childrens Rights, Researchers, Participation
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Dalli, Carmen; Te One, Sarah – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
Since the 1990s, childhood researchers have become increasingly creative in their efforts to understand children's experiences in as authentic a way as possible. This article draws on a review of research methodologies across a range of projects involving 0-13 year-old children and reports on interviews with researchers which revealed real-life…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Research, Researchers, Children
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Bath, Caroline – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
This article discusses the findings about pedagogical documentation which were drawn from a study which the author co-directed in a range of English early childhood education and care settings and which focused on children's views of the early years curriculum. The article poses questions provoked by the study and uses the work of Rinaldi and Carr…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, English Instruction
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Mortari, Luigina; Harcourt, Deborah – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
This article will explore some of the ethical dilemmas that confront researchers when they seek to invite children's participation in research. It firstly tracks the historical landscape of ethical research and will examine the influence of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on participatory research with children.…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Children, Participatory Research, Childrens Rights
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Dayan, Yael; Ziv, Margalit – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
An important component in the role of an early childhood teacher is the ability to respect children, interact with them and respond to each child's ideas, thoughts and desires. Therefore, early childhood teacher education should emphasise the significance of relating to children as independent and thoughtful human beings. We suggest that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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