The surprise of bias

Recently, in one of the assignments I completed for my Masters course, we were asked to reflect on some questions regarding different bias’ and “-isms” such as racism, sexism, and heterosexual-ism. One experience that I would like to share for the purpose of this blog post is one that I experienced and was witness to […]

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Microaggression in Early Childhood

This week, while examining an experience of observed microaggression (brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people’s differences/races/preferences), I was easily able to pinpoint one I wish to highlight for you. I have a family that joined us […]

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My Three Items

Consider this: A major catastrophe has almost completely devastated the infrastructure of your country. The emergency government has decided that the surviving citizens will be best served if they are evacuated to other countries willing to take refugees. You and your immediate family are among the survivors of this catastrophic event. However, you have absolutely […]

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Current International Research in ECE

Using European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) as a guide, here are a number of current ECE Research issues that are internationally valuable. Reliability of classroom measures The reliability and structure of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System in German pre-school Free choice and free play Choice-driven peer play, self-regulation and number sense Social justice […]

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International Contact Reflection

Post at least three consequences of learning about the international early childhood field for your professional and personal development (any format, any length This semester in my ECE studies I was afforded the opportunity to make connections to professionals internationally. I found that it really wasn’t very easy to establish reciprocal relationships with the professionals […]

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Connecting with Reggio Emelia

Throughout my experience trying to reach out to international contacts, I have had brief exchanges with many people and professionals who live or have experienced the Reggio Emelia approach first hand. Reggio Emelia is actually a place you can go and visit. Reggio Emelia is a very proud community full of history, art and bicycles. […]

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Birth Customs Around the World

Considering the customs and traditions in other countries regarding any topic is usually quite interesting. It is always important to remember how other people see and celebrate things, interpret life and look at the world. It can sometimes be so vastly different from what we know and experience that it is humbling. Birth in other […]

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