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Bateman, Amanda – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article discusses how children in New Zealand make meaning in their spontaneous pretend play from kindergarten (four years old) through to their first year of primary school (five years old). The findings discussed here are taken from a wider project investigating children's storytelling where 12 child participants were video recorded during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Li, Minyi; Grieshaber, Sue – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
Chinese kindergartens' over 110 years of adaptation of foreign models is a vivid example of how globalization comes into direct contact with Chinese culture and creates cultural hybridities. Learning Stories as a narrative assessment tool to children's development from New Zealand, has swept China with the endorsement from the professional…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Professional Development
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Masters, Jennifer; Grogan, Leanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This paper highlights the similarities and differences of seven nature kindergarten programmes in Australia and New Zealand. The study targeted three programmes from New Zealand and four from Australia. Participant observations and semi-structured interviews were used to build a profile of each site. The profiles were compared on factors such as…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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Fisher, Anthony; Carlyon, Tracey; Peter, Mira – Teacher Development, 2017
Literacy skills acquired during the first years of schooling have been recognised as the key to students' learning success. However, despite the continuing efforts by the New Zealand government and teachers there is still a large proportion of students who struggle to become literate. To address this issue the Ministry of Education funded selected…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Ability, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Brennan, Margaret – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Research indicates that adult sensitivity to psychological states (both the adult's and the infant's) will affect the security of attachment yet the teacher's internal state has received little attention in infant care. "Perezhivanie" is a sociocultural concept that presents affect and intellect as a unit rather than separate elements.…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Preschool Teachers, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Children represent their efforts to make sense of their social worlds in various ways. Having, making and being friends are common foci of children's interactions and identity development. These efforts may become visible through analysing video-recorded snippets of children's play. In particular, repeated viewing of episodes of children's…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Early Childhood Education, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Qilong – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2017
A sociocultural approach to emergent literacy and growing concerns over the de-emphasis on literacy of the New Zealand early childhood education curriculum "Te Whariki" call for locally situated emergent literacy programmes co-constructed by teachers, parents and children. While teachers' approach to emergent literacy takes centre stage…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Kim, Heejin; Kim, Hajin – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
The aim of this research is to make a cross-national comparison of art curricula for kindergarten-aged children across five countries--Korea, Norway, New Zealand, Slovakia and Singapore. A document analysis was conducted on the five curricula using a constant comparative approach for selected qualitative statements to analyse two major constructs:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Art Education, Kindergarten
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Gilmore, Gwen; Truong, Thi My Dung; Reilly, Michelle – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
For preservice teachers in early childhood education, having a rich exposure to multiple forms of literacy in diverse communities is an essential dimension of their teacher education. In this study, 10 Australian preservice early childhood education students, in the first year of their course, visit two early childhood settings in a large city in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Gunn, Alexandra C. – Journal of Pedagogy, 2015
This article draws from experiences in an ongoing study of children's narrative competence in the early years across early childhood education and school settings. Focusing on the research as it is being conducted in the early childhood context (a kindergarten), the paper inquires into what it means to do research in education settings where…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Narration, Kindergarten
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May, Helen – Journal of Pedagogy, 2015
The nineteenth century colonial setting of Aotearoa NZ is the most distant from the cradle of European Enlightenment that sparked new understandings of childhood, learning and education and spearheaded new approaches to the care and education of young children outside of the family home. The broader theme of the Enlightenment was about progress…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Social Attitudes, Land Settlement
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Sellers, Marg – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2015
Rhizoanalysis is introduced here as a way of processing through an assemblage involving research methodology, data generation and analytical possibilities entwined within. In concert, rhizomethodology is presented as a way of working (with) data, complexly; a way of putting the Deleuzo-Guattarian philosophical imaginary of rhizome to work.…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Systems Approach, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research
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Westerveld, Marleen F.; Gillon, Gail T.; van Bysterveldt, Anne K.; Boyd, Lynda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This study investigated the emergent literacy and language skills of four-year-old children in New Zealand during their kindergarten year prior to school-entry. A total of 92 four-year-old children from a range of socio-economic areas were seen individually at their local kindergarten and were assessed on code-related measures (letter name…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Westerveld, Marleen F. – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
There are few emergent literacy assessments available for bilingual children. This study investigated the usefulness of a screening battery of oral language and print-related measures as an assessment tool for bilingual Samoan-English speaking children. A total of 18 children were recruited from three Samoan language immersion kindergartens (Aoga…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Speech Language Pathology
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Suggate, Sebastian; Reese, Elaine; Lenhard, Wolfgang; Schneider, Wolfgang – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
Beginning readers in shallow orthographies acquire word reading skills more quickly than in deep orthographies like English. In addition to extending this evidence base by comparing reading acquisition in English with the more transparent German, we conducted a longitudinal study and investigated whether different early reading skills made…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, German, English
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