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Niikko, Anneli; Ugaste, Aino – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This study examined Estonian and Finnish teachers' conceptions of their own learning and of possible ways to learn. Altogether, 70 teachers participated in the study. Theoretical and methodological solutions were directed according to the phenomenographic approach. For most teachers, learning appeared to be at the surface level and focused on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Rivalland, Corine; Armstrong, Lauren C.; Monk, Hilary – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Early childhood education has undergone immense change over the years. In Australia, this has included the introduction of curriculum and quality frameworks [ACECQA. 2012. "National Quality Framework." http://acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/the-national-quality-standard; DEEWR. 2009. "Belonging, Being and Becoming: The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Guidelines
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Newman, Linda; Leggett, Nicole – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is increasingly used by and with teachers to counter discourses and policies of top-down standardisation. Growing numbers of researchers advocate benefits as the learning and empowerment of educators, and the sense of achievement for university researchers when they research with rather than about educators. We focus here on…
Descriptors: Action Research, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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Leggett, Nicole; Newman, Linda – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is an approach increasingly used by and with teachers, including in early childhood (EC) education. Studies outlining the benefits of educator engagement in research show learning, empowerment and self-determination in professional direction. There is also a sense of achievement for university researchers when they research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Mentors, Sociocultural Patterns
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Sak, Ramazan; Rohrmann, Tim; Sahin Sak, Ikbal Tuba; Schauer, Gabriele – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
A better gender balance is seen as an important factor for the future development of the ECEC work force. But are parents willing to accept men as teachers and carers for their children? What do parents expect from male ECEC professionals, and do attitudes of parents differ in relation to cultural backgrounds? This cross-cultural study analyses…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Males, Foreign Countries
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Olivares-García, M. A.; González-Alfaya, M. E.; Mérida-Serrano, R.; Muñoz-Moya, M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This dissertation assesses an innovation experience carried out by the RIECU network (Early Childhood Education Schools -Teachers' Centre- University). The aim is to enable children to investigate the wealth of their city's heritage through an inclusive proposal, due to the value of a paradigm of peaceful intercultural coexistence. 234 people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Young Children
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Ma, Junqian – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Transition to school is a critical period in child development and has raised great concern among contemporary studies. However, most studies focus on vertical transition and only a few investigate vertical and horizontal transitions as a whole. To bridge the gap, this paper explores how an immigrant Chinese child makes the horizontal transition…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Child Development, Asians, Foreign Countries
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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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Barenthien, Julia; Oppermann, Elisa; Steffensky, Mirjam; Anders, Yvonne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Science is an important domain in early childhood education. Though, initial results indicate that preschool teachers rarely offer science activities. Against this background professional development aims to encourage preschool teachers to provide science activities more frequently. In Germany, professional development is often offered as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Fenech, Marianne; Salamon, Andi; Stratigos, Tina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Educator-parent partnerships have long been constructed in a discourse of improving outcomes for children. Notwithstanding the value of parent engagement for children's learning, development and wellbeing, this paper calls for a broader construction. In the context of marketised provisioning in which parents generally operate as uninformed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Educational Quality
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Smith, Helen Victoria – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
At a time when neo-liberal policy agenda are resulting in many public services being taken away from families with young children, this paper draws on Basil Bernstein's concepts of visible and invisible pedagogies to reveal how professionals offer 'support' to parents of young (under five years old) children in a small town in the East Midlands…
Descriptors: Mothers, Literacy, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education
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Duddy, Elaine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This article presents findings from the first stage of a wider study exploring parents' perspectives on, and experiences of, participation in Early Years settings in Northern Ireland. The data presented here consists of findings relating to becoming involved in these services. It emerged from in-depth interviews with 10 parents who are currently…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Education
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Uslu, Banu – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This study focuses on preschool teachers'/principals' perceptions on 'academicians' via the metaphors they produced. 'Academic Metaphor Form' is applied to 65 preschool teachers/principals (64 female and 1 male) during the spring term of 2018. The research was designed as a phenomenological study, a qualitative research method. To analyze the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Pons, Francisco; Giménez-Dasí, Marta; Daniel, Marie-France; Auriac-Slusarczyk, Emmanuèle; Businaro, Nicoletta; Viana, Karine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Children's emotion understanding has emerged as one of the best predictors of their psychological well-being, pro-social competences and school achievement. The main goal of this study was to evaluate for the first time the impact of an easy-to-use and not time-consuming classroom dialogue-based intervention (a) on preschool children's…
Descriptors: Intervention, Classroom Techniques, Dialogs (Language), Emotional Development
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