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Lavina, Leanne; Fleet, Alma; Niland, Amanda – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2017
Understanding how teachers come to know and make sense of teaching is a challenging endeavor. Uncovering elusive strands of thinking through arts-informed approaches has the potential to transform personal understandings of teacher selves and professional practice across diverse early childhood contexts (Clandinin, Downey, & Huber, 2009).…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Art Expression, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Cutcher, Alexandra; Boyd, Wendy – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2016
Picasso once famously said "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." This visual inquiry is engaged through a community of creative practice in two rural children's centers where the researchers along with 4- and 5-year-old children collaborated to create a large-scale canvas and several smaller…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Artists
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Sherfinski, Melissa; Weekley, Brandi Slider; Slocum, Audra – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2016
This case study explores how opportunities for critical, place-based education can be eclipsed by the decontextualized curricula and pedagogies inherent in neoliberal, standards-based early education reforms such as universal pre-kindergarten that contain some progressive elements. Following Schwab (1973), we explore the roles of teachers and…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Early Childhood Education, Case Studies, Kindergarten