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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
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
Zein, Subhan, Ed.; Garton, Sue, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
Language teacher education is widely identified as one of the most important areas that needs addressing in order to improve early language instruction, yet research into teacher education for early language teachers remains relatively sparse. This volume responds to this gap by compiling studies with diverse methodological tenets from a wide…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Educational Research
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Nolan, Andrea; Molla, Tebeje – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2018
Framing professional learning as a social practice underscores the interplay between subjective meaning systems and objective conditions of the social space where learning occurs. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu's theory of social practice, and methodologically guided by critical realism, the paper identifies what constitutes effective teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Boyle, Tess; Wilkinson, Jane – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2018
This paper presents an account of a cross-sectorial study investigating whether shared understandings of practices might enhance continuity during transitions to school. Applying an ontological lens to cross-sectorial leading practices, the paper sheds light on the contextualised realities of transitions to school as a site specific lived…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Leadership, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Howard, Steven J.; Melhuish, Edward – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
Several methods of assessing executive function (EF), self-regulation, language development, and social development in young children have been developed over previous decades. Yet new technologies make available methods of assessment not previously considered. In resolving conceptual and pragmatic limitations of existing tools, the Early Years…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Language Acquisition, Self Management, Social Development
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Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter; Ronnerman, Karin – Educational Action Research, 2016
Practices such as formal focused professional dialogue groups, coaching conversations, mentoring conversations and professional learning staff meetings have been taken up in schools and pre-schools as part of long-term action research and development activities to improve the learning and teaching practices. The development of relational trust has…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Stagnitti, Karen; Bailey, Alison; Hudspeth Stevenson, Edwina; Reynolds, Emily; Kidd, Evan – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2016
The current study investigated the influence of a play-based curriculum on the development of pretend play skills and oral language in children attending their first year of formal schooling. In this quasi-experimental design, two groups of children were followed longitudinally across the first 6 months of their first year at school. The children…
Descriptors: Investigations, Play, Oral Language, Foreign Countries
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Morris, Heather; Skouteris, Helen; Edwards, Susan; Rutherford, Leonie Margaret; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; O'Connor, Amanda; Mantilla, Ana; Huang, Terry TK; Lording, Kate Marion; Williams-Smith, Janet – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
We sought to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a preschool/kindergarten curriculum intervention designed to increase 4-year-old children's knowledge of healthy eating, active play and the sustainability consequences of their food and toy choices. Ninety intervention and 65 control parent/child…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Intervention, Questionnaires
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Cumming, Tamara; Sumsion, Jennifer; Wong, Sandie – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2015
Early childhood practice has often been described as complex in both policy documents and research literature; however, less attention has been given to exploring the nature and consequences of complexity in early childhood practice. At a time of intense policy attention in many national contexts, there is the potential for closing down, as well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Difficulty Level, Educational Practices
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Spilt, Jantine L.; Koomen, Helma M. Y.; Harrison, Linda J. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
This longitudinal study examined developmental links between closeness in teacher-child relationships and children's receptive language ability from the end of the preschool years into the early elementary years, while controlling for changes in peer interaction quality and child behavioral functioning. The sample included children and their…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Davis, Belinda; Degotardi, Sheila – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This paper explores the construction of "care" in early childhood curriculum and practice. An increasing number of infants are attending formal early childhood settings in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011. "Childhood education and care, Australia, June 2011." (4402.0). Retrieved from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Coley, Rebekah Levine; Lombardi, Caitlin McPherran; Sims, Jacqueline – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Using nationally representative data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC; N = 5,107), this study assessed prospective connections between children's early education and care (EEC) experiences from infancy through preschool and their cognitive and behavioral functioning in 1st grade. Incorporating 6 waves of data, analyses…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Behavior, Grade 1
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Glover, Anna; McCormack, Jane; Smith-Tamaray, Michelle – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are prevalent among primary school-aged children. Collaboration between speech and language therapists (SLTs) and teachers is beneficial for supporting children's communication skills. The aim of this study was to investigate the needs of both professional groups and their preferences for service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Elementary School Teachers
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Cumming, Tamara – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to explore the complex interrelations between educators' work environments and their experiences as an entryway for thinking differently about workforce stability and sustainability. Concepts of macro- and micropolitics (drawn from the work of Deleuze and Guattari) are used to explore one educator's experiences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Work Environment
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