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Jonasson, Mikael – Ethnography and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to use an ethnographic method in order to map where understandings of teaching and learning practices (TaLP) are being discussed in three schools. The questions posed are: what are the relations between thick places, meaning, affect, and TaLP? This study uses an ethnographic method outside the classroom and in between…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Haggerty, Maggie; Loveridge, Judith – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Recent education policy analysis has revealed the standardisation of education systems and an intensified focus on learners and learning to meet the requirements of the global economy and neo-liberalism. In this paper we analyse the way that early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand has become increasingly entangled with school sector…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Early Childhood Education
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Bakker, Merel; Torbeyns, Joke; Wijns, Nore; Verschaffel, Lieven; De Smedt, Bert – Developmental Science, 2019
Numerical competencies acquired in preschool are foundational and predictive for children's later mathematical development. It remains to be determined whether there are gender differences in these early numerical competencies which could explain the often-reported gender differences in later mathematics and STEM-related abilities. Using a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Numeracy
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Hirst, Nicola – Education 3-13, 2019
This paper considers an Action Research project which was implemented to establish a shared understanding of the term 'Education for Sustainable development' within the context of an Early Childhood Studies degree. Students engaged in projects with children and local early years' providers, and the research aligns with previous work undertaken by…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Early Childhood Education, Change Agents, Undergraduate Students
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Mitchell, Edwina – Education 3-13, 2019
This small-scale interpretative study, carried out in the reception classes of three English primary academies, examined educator perceptions of summer-born children, their expectations of children on entry to reception classes and whether those expectations were age differentiated. It also investigated the support and intervention strategies used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Expectations of Students, Preschool Teachers
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Kendall, Lynne – Education 3-13, 2019
This study draws upon data gathered from five parents who have children with Down syndrome (DS), being educated in mainstream settings in England. The parental perspective of practices, both inclusive and otherwise, is explored through a qualitative lens. Findings suggest that early intervention, such as portage, is important. However, access to…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Mainstreaming, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Giannopoulou, Ioanna; Pasalari, Evdokia; Korkoliakou, Panagiota; Douzenis, Athanasios – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2019
A recent special education legislation reform in Greece puts emphasis on the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs into mainstream schools. The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of ASD among 67 mainstream nursery and primary classroom teachers, and evaluate the effectiveness of a half-day ASD awareness seminar…
Descriptors: Autism, Consciousness Raising, Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ismail, Sadiq Abdulwahed Ahmed; Jarrah, Adeeb Mohamed – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The issue of preparing qualified and motivated teachers equipped with all the essential pedagogical and content knowledge and language proficiency has recently become a top priority in many countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The main aim of the present study is to investigate the impact of teaching practice on pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Language Proficiency
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Tezer, Murat; Kan, Sebnem Guldal; Bas, Cizem – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this research is to investigate multi-dimensional self-efficacy beliefs of prospective teachers towards creative drama activities in terms of various variables. The study group consists of 288 prospective teachers attending preschool education and classroom teaching degree undergraduate programs of a private university located in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Özkut, Berna; Kaya, Saibe Özlem – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this research is to reveal the accumulation of musical culture of preschool teachers and to get their viewpoints about music culture. The sub-objectives of the research are consisted of finding answers to "To what extent pre-school teachers support the music activities in the city where they work", "how often they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Popular Culture
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Gürbüzoglu Yalmanci, Sibel; Gözüm, Ali Ibrahim Can – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The aim of this research is to determine the predictive power of environmental ethics approaches of the development of high school students' environmental attitudes. In this sense, it is studied whether meaningful differences in significant predictive and dependent variants arise or do not arise when preschool education is received. A total of 200…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Predictor Variables, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Koray, Özlem; Kahraman, Emine – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
Formative assessment is based on the principle of determining students' learning needs and teaching them with their needs in mind. The main goal of formative feedback is to strengthen students' knowledge, specific skills, understanding in certain contents, and general skills such as problem solving. The aim of this study is to determine…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Formative Evaluation
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Ucus, Sukran; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Creative school environments use creative approaches in their curriculum, content, and teaching and learning. Considering that creativity is fostered by all elements of educational processes such as teachers, classrooms, and school environments, the purpose of the current study was to explore perceptions of Turkish student teachers in an early…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Freedom of Speech, Freehand Drawing
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Zhu, Jie; Li, Hui; Hsieh, Wu-Ying – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Inclusive education has been promoted in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong since the 1990s, and it has now spread to pre-primary education. Without qualified teachers and sufficient resources, however, it is difficult to implement inclusion in early childhood settings. This case study investigated how inclusive education was practised in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Svärdemo Åberg, Eva; Insulander, Eva – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article presents a meta-interpretative synthesis of contrasting research studies about methodological and theoretical challenges for Swedish preschool teachers in systematic quality development work. The first challenge involves an awareness of producing documentation from different levels of preschool work. The second challenge concerns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Documentation
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