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Håland, Anne; Hoem, Toril Frafjord; McTigue, Erin Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Writing at school start is critical for students' literacy development but student composition is often undervalued in early education classrooms and understudied by literacy researchers. To address such needs, this mixed methods, sequential survey study investigated how writing practices are enacted in the fall semester of Norwegian 1st grade…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Birkeland, Åsta – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Regulation of time is an important structuring tool of everyday practices in kindergarten. Despite the fundamental importance, investigation of temporal patterns have been underestimated in early childhood education research. The purpose of this article is to illuminate how ideas of childhood and children's cultural formation are embedded in the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational History, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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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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Meland, Aud Torill; Kaltvedt, Elsa Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate how gender manifests itself in Norwegian kindergarten, as observed by students during three weeks' work experience. The empirical basis was collated from 40 accounts of work experience from 20 kindergartens. Student kindergarten teachers' observations of how gender is expressed in kindergarten forms the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Gender Issues
Shuey, Elizabeth A.; Kim, Najung; Cortazar, Alejandra; Poblete, Ximena; Rivera, Lorena; Lagos, María José; Faverio, Francesca; Engel, Arno – OECD Publishing, 2019
Curriculum plays an important role in ensuring continuity and progression from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to primary education. The alignment of curricula and standards across these settings shapes children's early experiences with education systems, with implications for children's relationships and engagement in both ECEC and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Alignment (Education), Academic Standards
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Aamaas, Åsmund; Duesund, Knut; Lauritzen, Solvor Mjøberg – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper uses scaffolding theory to examine structures surrounding Norwegian preschool student teachers on placement in India. Through a case study involving a teacher-training programme in Norway, we explore the extent to which learning outcomes from international placements in a foreign cultural context depend on scaffolding structures. Using…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Placement, Preschool Teachers
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Reikerås, Elin; Salomonsen, Tone – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of the study is to examine how toddlers (33 months) with weak mathematical skills differ from their peers, the extent to which those weak skills persist into preschool age (57 months), and how the group with persisting weak skills differs from the group with temporary weak skills. Participants were 692 children (344 girls, 348 boys). The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Toddlers, Preschool Children, Child Development
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Saraçoglu, Dürdane Sirin; Karaoglan, Deniz – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Drawing on cognitive science, child psychology, education and economics literature, this paper investigates the significance of early childhood development and highlights the value of investment in early childhood education (ECE). The young child requires adequate psycho-stimulation for the optimal development of the brain, which subsequently…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Human Capital, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Kaufmann, Odd Tore – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2019
This study examined third-grade students' reasoning and discussions on multiplication when they initially encounter it in the classroom. The aim of the study was to analyse the data from teaching and learning multiplication in 24 classrooms and, thus make a contribution to the research and conceptualisations about students' reasoning and strategy…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Elementary School Students, Multiplication, Elementary School Mathematics
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Skoglund, Ruth Ingrid – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2019
Conflict situations occur in daily life in kindergarten. Often children find solutions by negotiations and compromises, but sometimes they also can use physical force against each other. The focus in this article is kindergarten practitioners' interventions in conflict situations when children use physical force and do not stop when they are told.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Conflict Resolution, Child Behavior
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Olsen, Kathrin; Croydon, Abigail; Olson, Maria; Jacobsen, Karl Henry; Pellicano, Elizabeth – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
This study identifies and reflects on barriers to inclusion that children with autism can meet in kindergarten. We use a single case study with participant- and video observation to map inclusion for a single 5-year-old boy with autism, in a mainstream kindergarten in Norway. Analysis identified three modes of inclusion;…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Autism, Kindergarten, Interaction
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Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Janson, Harald; Lamer, Kari – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of social competence for children's development, well-being, and learning. Thus age- and context-appropriate measures are needed. This study addresses the structural validity of the Lamer Social Competence in Preschool (LSCIP) scale, developed to accommodate the Nordic model of early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Child Development, Well Being
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Blömeke, Sigrid; Thiel, Oliver; Jenßen, Lars – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines the stability of Norwegian prospective preschool teachers' enjoyment of mathematics and their mathematics-related self-efficacy before, during, and after a teacher-education examination. In addition, the stability of the two constructs across countries was examined through a comparison with Germany. The data revealed partial…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy
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Ree, Marianne; Alvestad, Marit; Johansson, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study focuses on children's participation in community and the research question is as follows: "What do children describe as hallmarks influencing their ability to participate in the ECEC community?" The study is based on a qualitative hermeneutic analysis of semi-structured group interviews with 12 five-year-old children from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Participation, Hermeneutics, Preschool Children
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Berge, Anita – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This research explores how the material environment in kindergarten frames social practices and everyday life and how change may affect pedagogy. Data were drawn from an ethnographic study conducted in a large, newly established kindergarten in Norway. The analyses focus on one conversation between two educators and the head of the kindergarten.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Kindergarten, Furniture, Caring
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