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Chaiklin Seth, September, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
This article introduces a theoretical framework for analysing preschool teaching as a historically-grounded societal practice. The aim is to present a unified framework that can be used to analyse and compare both historical and contemporary…
Brennan Margaret, September, 2014
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Evidence indicates that the nature of adult-infant attachments will impact on the quality of care the infant receives, although findings are often couched in outcomes for children rather than adult concerns. In this article, the argument is made…
Millei Zsuzsa, Jones Alexandra, April, 2014
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In our interconnected and interdependent world, national early childhood education and care (ECEC) policies can no longer be made or read independently from their global contexts. Policy statements often display a global awareness that construct…
Turunen Tuija, Uusiautti Satu, Maatta Kaarina, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper aims at investigating the changing constructions of childhood in two Finnish pre-school education curricula during the time of pre-school reform in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These constructions are part of the underlying curriculum…
Vandenbroeck Michel, February, 2014
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This commentary touches upon several controversial issues encountered in the publication of early childhood research. The author identifies the following general challenges: the conflicts of interested faced by researchers affiliated with programs…
Ghirotto Luca, Mazzoni Valentina, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
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This paper begins with some general comments regarding the concept of participation in educative processes as it has developed in the preceding decades from a rights-based perspective, following the implementation of the United Nations Convention on…
Sommer Dion, Samuelsson Ingrid Pramling, Hundeide Karsten, December, 2013
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From research we know that there is no specific early childhood education programme that is superior to other approaches (National Research Council. 2001). At the same time, historically it looks like people think there is a specific programme that…
Shonkoff Jack P., Fisher Philip A., November, 2013
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Half a century of research and program evaluation has fueled a diverse landscape of early childhood policies and practices that produce a range of positive effects on the life prospects of children who face the burdens of significant adversity.…
Stover Sue, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
What happens to children's free play when learning outcomes are required? What happens when safety is foregrounded over exploration? When does accountability become surveillance? When does visualising children as an investment opportunity make…
Dobozy Eva, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper illustrates the value of strategic alignment as a model to navigate the current Australian education landscape, highlighting numerous changes to national overseeing bodies and their mandates. More importantly, it provides a critical…
Atmore Eric, September, 2013
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In April 1994, South Africa held its historic first democratic election. The African National Congress overwhelmingly triumphed and Nelson Mandela became the first president of a free and democratic South Africa. In this review, the situation of…
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative, Fall 2013
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A special issue of the journal Early Childhood Research & Practice with articles addressing several divergent issues related to early care and education in Illinois
Romano Judith T., September, 2013
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The vast majority of young children spend time in settings outside of the home, and the nature of those settings directly impacts the child's health and development. The ecobiodevelopmental framework of early brain and child development serve as the…
Bath Caroline, September, 2013
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Peer Reviewed
This paper focuses on recent discourses and practices of listening to young children, in order to highlight listening as an ethical practice in early childhood education and care settings. The paper asks how discourses of listening should be viewed…