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Puroila, Anna-Maija; Johansson, Eva; Estola, Eila; Emilson, Anette; Einarsdóttir, Johanna; Broström, Stig – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2016
This study explored how practitioners interpreted educational practices from the perspective of values in Nordic preschools. Drawing data from group interviews in five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), practitioners reflected on an observational episode about children dressing for outdoor play in a Swedish preschool.…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Values Clarification, Values Education, Preschool Education
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Zachrisen, Berit – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2016
Developing a sense of belonging and experiences about the value of community are important democratic values that children may learn during play in preschool. Through the different ways that teachers' interact with children during play, children can learn about democratic values. This study is part of a Nordic project on values education in early…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Løndal, Knut; Greve, Anne – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2015
This article explores the nature of teachers' involvement in child-managed play. We approached this didactic issue through analysis of interactional situations in a kindergarten and an after-school programme and by drawing on relational theory and the concept of "pedagogical tact". Qualitative material was gathered from observations and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Participation
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Lillemyr, Ole Fredrik; Sobstad, Frode; Marder, Kurt; Flowerday, Terri – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
In the school's conception of learning, the cultural aspect of children's play has often been lacking. In different countries, it is emphasized that play is important for learning (Dockett and Fleer, Play and pedagogy in early childhood: Bending the rules. Harcourt Brace & Comp, Sydney, "1999"; Lillemyr, Nordisk Pedagogik/Nordic…
Descriptors: Play, Multicultural Education, Indigenous Populations, Educational Research