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Hayward, Kate; Raine, Jackie; Hendry, Carla – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This project seeks to understand the 'possible worlds, possible selves' (Carr, M., A. B. Smith, J. Duncan, C. Jones, W. Lee, and K. Marshall. 2010. "Learning in the Making." Rotterdam: Sense) afforded to children by collaborative imaginative play involving negotiation. We investigate how 3 and 4-year-olds achieve their ends through…
Descriptors: Imagination, Creativity, Play, Preschool Children
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Türkoglu, Bengü – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The main aim of this study was to qualitatively analyze preschool teachers' opinions about the aggressive behaviors of children in the classroom. The phenomenology design, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. 46 preschool teachers selected by the maximum diversity sampling method constituted the study group. The data of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems
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Bell, Courtney A.; Dobbelaer, Marjoleine J.; Klette, Kirsti; Visscher, Adrie – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Observation systems are increasingly used around the world for a variety of purposes; 2 critical purposes are to understand and to improve teaching. As observation systems differ considerably, individuals must decide what observation system to use. But the field does not have a common specification of an observation system, nor does it have…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Systems Approach
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Schachter, Rachel E.; Strang, Tara M.; Piasta, Shayne B. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This study used an embedded mixed method design to examine teachers' experiences with a state-mandated kindergarten readiness assessment during its inaugural year. Participants were 143 kindergarten teachers from one county in a Midwestern state. In general, teachers did not perceive the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment as useful for one of its…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, School Readiness
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Degotardi, Sheila; Gill, Amy – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This study examined infant educators' beliefs about infant language development in the context of early childhood classrooms. Participants were 59 educators who were employed to work directly with under-two-year-old children. Educators were interviewed to determine their understandings of infant language development and Grounded Theory qualitative…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Grounded Theory, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education
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Hayes, Nóirín; O'Neill, Sandra – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
The Strengthening Foundations of Learning (SFL) project is an early years CPD intervention and part of the wider Preparing for Life (PFL) Initiative in an area of urban disadvantage in Dublin, Ireland. Working within the context of the "Aistear" curriculum framework, and building on research evidence on the importance of practitioners to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas
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Hariawan, Rudi; Ulfatin, Nurul; A. Y., Muhammad Huda; Arifin, Imron – International Education Studies, 2019
Early age is a "golden moment" which will not be repeated in the period of child development. A rare opportunity must be utilized to provide the best education and care in three centers, namely; school, family and community environment. The purpose of this research is to; 1) Describe the contribution of parenting education management;…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Education, Child Rearing, Parenting Skills
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Kondracka-Szala, Marta; Michalak, Marcin – International Journal of Music Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to investigate the presence of popular music within the area of preschool education. To this end, an online survey was conducted with a sample of 115 Polish preschool teachers. This allowed for an analysis of teachers' opinions on using popular music in various didactic activities, and on the educational value of…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, Singing, Psychomotor Skills
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Hong, Eunsook; Rowell, Lonnie – Educational Action Research, 2019
We discuss democratizing knowledge production and dissemination in education illustrated in two parts that challenge the current knowledge monopoly. Our discourse includes (a) problematic cultivation of the status quo in the hierarchy of knowledge value in the U.S. as a component of civic illiteracy and (b) the need for more evidence through…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Teacher Researchers, Access to Information, Evidence Based Practice
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Whittingham, Colleen E. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2019
The purpose of the present article is to attend to the theoretical and methodological implications of expanding a view of geosemiotic to include a social geography lens. A Geosemiotics<-->social geography approach creates possibilities to more fully attend to the dynamic and dialogic relationship of material, spatial, and social resources as…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Semiotics, History, Literacy
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Furman, Melina; De Angelis, Susan; Dominguez Prost, Enzo; Taylor, Inés – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Information communication technologies (ICT) is increasingly being introduced in the preschool level, but questions have been raised regarding its potential to develop content knowledge or specific skills. This quasi-experimental study looked into the impact that hand-held tablets can have on science learning outcomes in five-year-olds. Four…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Menning, Soern Finn – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Several authors have argued that early childhood education and care (ECEC) is essentially an ethical practice based on certain values and conceptions about the purpose of education. Is this also the case for educational practices surrounding the highly valued notion of curiosity? While psychological approaches portray it as neutral, this article…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Focus Groups
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Dajani, Majida; Meier, Daniel R. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This one-year collaborative study examined the role of narrative in promoting new forms of culturally responsive literacy learning in two contrasting international preschool contexts. The qualitative project was carried out by a U.S.-based teacher educator and a Palestinian-based teacher educator who examined the benefits of culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Preschool Education
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Oshiro, Aiko; Pihl, Agneta; Peterson, Louise; Pramling, Niklas – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study reports an analysis of how children in a Japanese kindergarten are scaffolded when facing the challenge of collaboratively retelling a "kitsune" story they have been told. What is referred to as a "kitsune" story is an example of a trickster tale with foxes as anthropomorphised animals. The participants were ten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Story Telling
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Ocak Karabay, Sakire – Education 3-13, 2019
The way how pre-school teachers perceive their relationships they formed with their students, teaching beliefs regarding the profession and teachers' competencies to regulate their emotions are effective issues in order to enhance teacher-child relationships. The participants of this research were 94 Turkish pre-school teachers and 282 children,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Correlation
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