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On Listening to Vivian Gussin Paley

On Listening to Vivian Gussin Paley

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D., RECE.  For the past six months I have been writing, editing, revising, and rewriting a manuscript on professional friendships in early childhood education. When published, this book will be dedicated to all my professional friends, past, present, and future. Some of these relationships have stood the test of time, having spanned … Continue reading

Critically Reflecting on Critical Friendships

Critically Reflecting on Critical Friendships

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D., RECE. For the last six months, I have been thinking and writing about critical friendships in anticipation of new book on the topic for Redleaf Press. The experience has been transformational as I think back and think forward about professional friendships and children’s peer-to-peer relationships. The construct of friendship implies a … Continue reading

To Theme or Not to Theme: That is the Question

To Theme or Not to Theme: That is the Question

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. When I first started work on my doctorate, about twenty years ago, I was determined to remain true to my early childhood education roots and to focus my research on issues that connected to my context of early learning. I wanted my research to reach early childhood educators to build … Continue reading