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Fromberg, Doris Pronin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
The political, economic, social, equity, and historical influences on the status of kindergarten education and early childhood teacher education in the United States are discussed. There are many sources of data that create a picture of the diverse programs, resources, and opportunities that kindergarten children experience, including the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Taylor, Satomi Izumi; Rogers, Cosby Steele; Dodd, Arleen Theresa; Kaneda, Toshiko; Nagasaki, Iku; Watanabe, Yasuhiro; Goshiki, Toru – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
Early childhood teachers' understandings of play were examined in a qualitative comparative study of 41 Japanese and 41 American participants. Qualitative analysis of the data yielded five themes: the power of living, the opportunity to learn and to develop, fun activities, child's work, and the opportunity to explore nature. Two themes emerged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten