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Guo, Karen; Kuramochi, Kiyomi – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study addresses children's Kyoiku (education) as it is explored by two kindergartens in Japan. It reports how the teachers, parents and children defined and experienced children's education and draws on the sociocultural concepts to understand their perspectives. Situated in the personal, educational, and sociocultural landscape of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational Experience, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
Ohm, Modgun; Hjelle, Kristine – Online Submission, 2019
This paper investigates an institutional practice of the educational conversation that is a part of the undergraduate kindergarten teacher education program at a Norwegian university. The formal goal connected to this practice is to facilitate students coping with their courses of study. Thus, this paper reconstructs the perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study, Kindergarten
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Valente, Joseph Michael – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
This article reports on our use of a "deaf lens" in adapting video-cued multivocal ethnography for the "Deaf Kindergartens in Three Countries: Japan, France, and the United States" project. Beginning with a discussion of how this "deaf lens" shaped the design of the study, research questions, and methodology, the…
Descriptors: Deafness, Cross Cultural Studies, Video Technology, Cues
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Türkoglu, Bengü – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2019
This study, which was carried out to determine the opinions of pre-school teachers and pre-service teachers on values education in the pre-school period, is a qualitative study. The case study design was used in the study. The study group of the research consists of 60 pre-school teachers working at independent kindergartens and nursery classes…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers
Hoyt-Parrish, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
New policy at LHP (pseudonym) requires all teachers to implement the Danish Forest School approach and integrate the natural outdoor areas surrounding the campus in their curriculum and pedagogy. The purposes of the present study are to identify the cognitive, affective and psychomotor impact of the Danish Forest School approach on students and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods
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Botturi, Luca; Kappler, Daniela; Negrini, Lucio – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article presents the design, implementation and outcomes of AlpConnectar, a Swiss project that exploits technologies for digitally-supported language exchange (LE) in primary schools. Launched in 2013, the project involves three Swiss cantons where different languages are spoken (namely German, French and Italian) and respectively taught as…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Information Technology
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Erkan, Nefise Semra; Tarman, Ilknur; Sanli, Zeynep Seda; Kosan, Yekta; Ömrüuzun, Isil – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to reveal first grade students' perceptions of their preschool and elementary school experience. Phenomenological research design was used in this qualitative study. Participants were twenty first grade students who had attended preschool. The data were obtained by using semi-structured interviews and pictures drawn…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Student Attitudes, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students