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Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education is an online peer-reviewed journal in which teachers provide a critical perspective on their roles in children's development and learning.


 

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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Promoting Equity through Teacher Research (Voices)

Teacher research has a new generation of scholars who are passionate about methodology and ready to lead us into the future.

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Authored by: Megina Baker
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

تطبيق نهج التعلم القائم على المشاريع في فصول الدمج: المحاولة الأولى لإحدى المعلمات لاستخدام التعلم القائم على المشاريع Implementing the Project Approach in an Inclusive Classroom: A Teacher’s First Attempt With Project-Based Learning (Voices)

The most powerful learning I have gleaned from my work with the project approach is that when children learn to inquire, they are learning how to learn. They are empowered to ask questions and seek answers.

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Authored by: Stacey Alfonso
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Understanding Vivian Paley as a Teacher Researcher

The more important truth is that it does not matter what we label Vivian Paley in the end if our goal is authenticity. It only matters that we disseminate her work to the next generation of early childhood teachers, so that they, too, may tame the classro

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Authored by: Patricia (“Patsy”) M. Cooper
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Becoming Victor Paley

Indeed, part of Vivian’s genius, something that made her a great teacher researcher, was her commitment to try to understand, empathize, and be kind.  

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Authored by: Ben Mardell
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Learning from One Another

Vivian Paley’s contribution to the field of early childhood education and teacher education is certainly her approach to creating the space and opportunities for children to share their stories through storytelling and story acting, but it is much more.

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Authored by: Mary Jane Moran
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Searching for the Meaning of Play

Vivian’s desire to create space for stories, her ability to listen fully and her longing to elevate, illuminate and understand children’s play all continue to push me to be a better teacher. 

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Authored by: Todd Erickson
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Needing to Know

Whenever I teach theories of child development, I always include Vivian Paley among the inductive theorists that early childhood teachers need to know.

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Authored by: Andrew Stremmel
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Learning to Listen: A Tribute to Vivian Paley

We want to honor Vivian’s memory and her contributions to the field with the inclusion of a few essays in our annual Voices compendium.

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Authored by: Ben Mardell
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Parallel Voices Commentary—Reframing Teachers’ Understandings of Conflicted Play

Christopher’s work can help us replace a deficit view of difficulty with a more trusting approach to children as they work through the challenges that serve their current developmental and relationship growth (Madrid, Fernie, & Kantor 2015).

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Authored by: Robyn Brookshire
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Promoting Equity through Teacher Research

This commentary by Megina Baker makes clear that teacher research has a new generation of scholars who are passionate about the methodology and ready to lead us into the future.

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Authored by: Megina Baker
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Introduction: Getting Things Right for Teachers

This issue of Voices of Practitioners demonstrates how teacher research can be a central and continuing part of all educators' daily practice.

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Authored by: Barbara Henderson, Isauro M. Escamilla, Andrew Stremmel
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

From Fear to Freedom: Risk and Learning in a Forest School (Voices)

As an outdoor educator and “nature elder,” Heather Taylor tells two stories that stretched her personal views of what it means to allow children to have the freedom to make their own choices as they study nature.

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Authored by: Heather B. Taylor
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