Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education, the online journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, has been published since 2004. Voices editor Gail Perry passed away in the summer of 2015, and her presence, expertise in teacher research, and deep knowledge of early childhood education are sorely missed. Starting in July 2016, one Voices of Practitioners article will be published in each issue of Young Children as well as online.
Voices of Practitioners is a vehicle for dissemination of early childhood teachers’ systematic study of an aspect of their own classroom practice. Deeply involved in the daily lives of children and their families, teachers provide a critical insider perspective on life in their classrooms through communication of their investigations, the results, and their reflections.
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Influences on Development within Sociocultural Contexts
by Jamie Solomon
Gender is an element of identity that young children are working hard to understand. It is also a topic that early childhood teachers are not always sure how best to address. Jamie Solomon’s teacher research demonstrates how pedagogy that takes a critical stance on gender stereotyping is a social justice issue because the performance of femininity still maps directly onto disparities in opportunity within our society... read more
Featured VOP Articles
by Carlyn Joy Bracken
How to make new technologies serve as learning tools, not simply electronic toys or worksheets, is a challenge Carlyn embraces in her classroom for 4- and 5-year-olds…read more
by Rekha S. Rajan
Rekha draws from her own passion and history to address a rarely studied topic: engaging in musical theater with 6- and 7-year-olds. However, rather than ask the research question that … read more
by Sarah L. Smidl
As a preschool teacher, Sarah describes her reflection on the moment: her brief struggle for control, for propriety, and then relenting to join in wholeheartedly to joy… Read more