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Dashti, Fatimah A.; Yateem, Azizah K. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
This study explored children's usage and understandings about mobile devices. The study included 112 children aged 3-5¬†years, of whom 53 children lived in Kuwait and 59 children lived in the United States. The children were interviewed about their access to and usage of mobile devices, about how they learned to use mobile devices, and the actions…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Case Studies, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Weldemariam, Kassahun; Boyd, Diane; Hirst, Nicky; Sageidet, Barbara Maria; Browder, Jamison K.; Grogan, Leanne; Hughes, Fran – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
Curriculum frameworks have an important role in providing guidance to early childhood practitioners on how to integrate knowledge about sustainability into their practice. This article examines how ideas about sustainability are integrated in the early childhood curricula for Australia, England, Norway, Sweden and the USA. The analyses were guided…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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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
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Engdahl, Ingrid; Rabusicova, Milada – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
This article presents a large project on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The project was organised by OMEP, the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education, where the authors were the appointed as project coordinators. The purpose of ESD is to reorient education towards sustainability. The aims of the project were to gather…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries