The importance of play, and learning that is grounded in contextually and culturally relevant pedagogies that embrace difference are highlighted in this issue.
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Table of Contents
- 5 • Statement of Purpose
- 6 • Review Board
- 7 • Editorial
- 15 • Culturally Responsive Instruction: Listening to Children
- 23 • Déjà Vu All Over Again: What’s Wrong With Hart & Risley and a “Linguistic Deficit” Framework in Early Childhood Education?
- 43 • Getting Back on Track: The Importance of Play and Storytelling in Young Children’s Development
- 51 • Connecting With Children—Something That Cannot Be Taught
- 61 • Gay and Lesbian Families in the Early Childhood Classroom: Evaluation of an Online Professional Development Course
- 81 • Despite the Odds: Factors Related to the Academic Success of First Grade Students From At-Risk Backgrounds
- 95 • Bilingualism in the Early Years: What the Science Says
- 113 • The Brilliance of Children
- 129 • Listening to Children’s Voices: Reflections onResearching With Children in Multilingual Montreal
- 149 • Developing Multi-Agency Partnerships for Early Learning: Seven Keys to Success
- 171 • “School Readiness”: The Struggle for Complexity
- 187 • Wondering With Children: The Importance of Observation in Early Education
- 203 • How We Learn Together: Young Children (and Their Mums) Using Animal Metaphors and Imagery to Understand and Manage Learning
- 219 • The Canadian Forest School Movement
- 235 • Learning From the Past to Inform Our Present: A Survey of the Evolution of Childhood and the Kindergarten
- 249 • Creating an Early Childhood Nature-Based Play Space—A Success Story
- 269 • A Look at Grade 2 Writing: Successes and Challenges in Early Literacy Development
- 283 • Portraits of Home: Working in Community Daycare Homes in New Brunswick
- 301 • Learning to Attend to Children’s Familial Curriculum-Making Worlds
- 319 • Regulating Early Childhood Mathematical Provision: An Exploration Across the Sectors