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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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Ingleby, Ewan – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper is about HE in FE (higher education in further education) in England. The content reflects on the nature of this form of higher education by presenting research findings from a qualitative inductive research study. The policy-makers ideally wish to see higher education leading to vocational expertise and employability. The research has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Potential
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Owen, Alex – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores inclusive and exclusive perceptions within early years practice settings in England. Inclusion is understood to involve the acknowledgement and celebration of difference, rather than its problematization. A deficit-based discourse regarding diversity is challenged and the concept of "diversity gain" is explored. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Carroll-Meehan, Catherine; Bolshaw, Polly; Hadfield, Eleanor – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This paper examines the extent by which the four domains of the sustainable early childhood leadership model were evident in the experiences of New Leaders in Early Years (NLEY) participants. This original piece of research explores the impact of pedagogical leadership and focuses on participants recruited to a national pilot to make a difference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Leadership, Disadvantaged Youth
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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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Simon, Antonia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
OECD countries have established statistical collections to ensure quality within Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Focusing on one part of ECEC -- preschool 'childcare services' -- this paper critically reviews statistical collections specifically designed to measure childcare patterns in England alongside UK data collected for other…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Bradbury, Alice – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article uses data from a research project exploring grouping practices based on 'ability' in classrooms for children aged 3-7 years in England to consider the relationship between teachers' views of ability and their ways of organising children. The widespread use of grouping with young children and the concomitant 'fixed-ability thinking' by…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Barriers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Soni, Anita – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This article examines how the practice of supervision has developed within a range of early childhood education and care (ECEC) provision in a county in Central England in the United Kingdom. Supervision has been recently introduced as a mandatory requirement for ECEC in England in 2012, and there is limited research looking at the impact of this.…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Supervision
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Howells, Kristy; Meehan, Catherine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored early years' practitioners' and teachers' attitudes and confidence in delivering the UK Physical Activity guidelines [National Health Service (NHS). (2013). "Physical activity guidelines for children and young people." Retrieved July 15, 2015, from…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Guidelines, Physical Fitness, Nursery Schools
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Roberts-Holmes, Guy – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article examines why the government in England has signed the country up to taking part in the OECD's new international assessment known as The International Early Learning and Well-being Study (IELS). The article highlights the role of IELS as a technology of neoliberal governance. Looking forward it considers how IELS may open up new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, International Assessment, Commercialization
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Albon, Deborah; Hellman, Anette – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Inspired initially by Elias's (1994) work on 'civilising processes', this article draws on a project in which an English and a Swedish researcher examines ethnographic data on mealtimes from two of their respective studies undertaken in early childhood settings. Despite the differing contexts, the data show a marked similarity in the way…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Food
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Bradbury, Alice – Learning, Media and Technology, 2019
This paper examines processes of datafication in early childhood education (ECE) settings for children from birth-five years in England and how this relates to increased formalisation. Unusually, ECE in England includes a standardised curriculum and formative and statutory assessments; thus it has been described as subject to both datafication and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Robson, Jennifer van Krieken; Martin, Estelle – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Early childhood education settings can be understood as public forums where adults and children engage together in the implementation of national policy. The authors reflect on ethical dilemmas for leaders in early childhood education arising from the implementation of national policy. Dilemmas can be problematic in the sense that they are…
Descriptors: Ethics, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Early Childhood Education
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