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David, Tricia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Examines the significance of several developmental theories for early childhood education, including those of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bronfenbrenner. Raises questions about how ideological assumptions and contextual factors affect theory development. Argues that contemporary theorists can share ideas, cross geographical and interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Child Development, Context Effect, Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Presents salient features of workshop discussion examining values, culture, and identity in early childhood education. Discusses issues related to identity, child rearing, language, and curriculum content for trainers and children. Considers the relationship between minority and majority cultures, language and power relations, and dominant and…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Curriculum