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Motiejunaite-Schulmeister, Akvile; Balcon, Marie-Pascale; de Coster, Isabelle – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2019
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) -- the phase before primary education -- is increasingly acknowledged as providing the foundations for lifelong learning and development. This second edition of 'Key data on early childhood education and care in Europe' charts the progress made in the key quality areas identified in the Council…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Child Care
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Stockinger, Helena – Religious Education, 2019
The qualitative Early Childhood research project analyzes how children, aged five to six years, talk about the dimensions of diversity they recognize in their kindergarten and how two kindergartens in Austria deal with diversity. The children talk about age, gender, size, language, religion, different countries of origin, and skin colors. With…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Diversity
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Nolan, Andrea; Molla, Tebeje – London Review of Education, 2019
The issue of continuing professional learning for educators in the early childhood education and care sector is in the spotlight in Australia due to the government's reform agenda, which seeks to professionalize the workforce. In an effort to ensure quality programmes are on offer for all children, educators are expected to upskill. The assumption…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Liu, Xiaolin; Hu, Biying; Huang, Jian-hao – English Language Teaching, 2019
As one typical form of play, play center activities are commonly used in early childhood education programs in China. This study used the Activities Sub-scale of the Chinese Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (CECERS) to measure the quality of the play center activities in K2 (4-5 years old) classroom, which based on a stratified random…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Learning Centers (Classroom), Educational Quality
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Cheung, Sum Kwing; Kam, Cheuk Sin – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2019
Teachers' attitudes towards parental involvement play an important role in the ways they approach children's families. This study examined Hong Kong pre-service early childhood teachers' attitudes towards different types of parental involvement strategies and investigated whether these attitudes were related to the quality of relationships within…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Parent Teacher Conferences
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Ilovan, Oana-Ramona; Dulama, Maria Eliza; Xenia, Havadi-Nagy Kinga; Botan, Christian Nicolae; Horvath, Csaba; Nitoaia, Andrei; Nicula, Alexandru-Sabin; Rus, George Mihai – Romanian Review of Geographical Education, 2019
This paper analyses a part of the results regarding environmental education (EE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) in Romania, obtained by administering a survey in 2017, willingly and anonymously filled out by 335 teachers (preschool teachers, primary school teachers, Geography teachers). It examines: respondents' interest,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Forsman, Hilma – Oxford Review of Education, 2019
The book-gifting programme, the Letterbox Club, was developed as a response to the increased interest in ways of improving the educational outcomes of children in out-of-home care. By reporting quantitative and qualitative findings from a Swedish trial, and compiling findings from previous British evaluations, the purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Foreign Countries, Books, At Risk Students
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Oesterlen, Eva; Seitz-Stein, Katja – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
In contrast to classical phonological span tasks, which require verbal recall, those used in self-reliant, group-administrable working memory measurement contain a visuospatial response format. As a consequence, these tasks involve recoding, executive, and visual search requirements in addition to encoding and storage processes. To examine…
Descriptors: Children, Adults, Phonology, Short Term Memory
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Ceylan, Remziye; Gök Çolak, Feride – International Education Studies, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of drama activities on the life skills of five-year-old children. Experimental design with pretest posttest control group was used in the study. The sample group of the study consisted of 32 children aged five years who were educated in a kindergarten in Istanbul province in the academic year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Drama
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Kapoyannis, Theodora – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
This article presents qualitative findings from a larger design-based research doctoral study in which I examined the impact of a curricular innovation to challenge the monolingual and monocultural norms of literacy practices and to be responsive to the linguistic and cultural landscape of 21st century classrooms. I collaborated with 11 university…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism, Intervention
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Ring, Emer; O'Sullivan, Lisha; O'Keefe, Suzanne; Ferris, Fiona; Wall, Eugene – Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 2019
In response to the exponential growth in the prevalence of autism in Ireland and 95% of all children availing of the universal free pre-school scheme, AsIAm delivered a continuing professional development (CPD) programme, to 311 adult learners. The paper reports on a multi-method evaluation of the impact of the programme on early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Singh, Renu; Mukherjee, Protap – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This mixed methods study draws upon Young Lives India longitudinal data to analyse whether children who attended private preschools demonstrate higher cognitive skills and enhanced subjective wellbeing at the age of 12 compared to those who attended government preschools in India. Using linear logistic regression models, the analysis reveals that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness
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Kourieos, Stella; Diakou, Maria – New Educator, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of pre-service education in Cyprus, in preparing primary teachers to teach English in primary state schools. A survey and follow up interviews were employed to investigate the following: a) Novice teachers' perceptions of their preparedness to teach English after completing a 4-year Teacher Education program,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Chireac, Silvia-Maria; Francis, Norbert; McClure, John – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
This report presents findings from a follow-up exploratory study of the development of writing ability in an attempt to identify key component skills and competencies for elementary school literacy learners, grades 2nd, 4th and 6th. The first evaluation consisted in scoring first draft narrative texts for coherence, the second, an assessment of…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish
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Jones, Shelley; Mutumba, Safina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2019
This article reports on a collaborative action research project, conducted in a pre-primary school in South Central Uganda, which explores the opportunities for children to draw upon and integrate their home and community-based knowledge and experiences through mother tongue (MT) instruction and resources. We use the funds of knowledge (Moll,…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Cultural Background, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
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