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Read, Jane – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
In 1900, London infant school head teacher and Froebelian, Lucy R. Latter, travelled to southern India to introduce kindergarten pedagogy to schools in Mysore. A hundred years later Froebelians continue to implement projects in very different environments from kindergarten's European roots, including Soweto, South Africa and Kolkata, India. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Travel, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Botha, Liz Johanson; Baxen, Jean – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2018
The preparation of teachers for diversity within and between schools is a growing focus in teacher education worldwide, and particularly in South Africa, where the education landscape has shifted dramatically since the democratic elections of 1994. While diversity is a recurring theme in the literature, the matter of contextual diversity still…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Disadvantaged, Teacher Education Programs
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Andrich, Christelle; Hill, Anne; Steenkamp, André – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
"Visual Perception is the mind's ability to interpret or give meaning to what is seen with the eyes" (WCED 2006). Grade Reception Phase (R) teachers, of five and six year-old learners, need to impart Visual Perceptual Skills (VPS) during visual training for pre-reading. These prereading activities in Grade R support early reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Ebrahim, Hasina Banu – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2014
The development of standards in early childhood is associated with governments wanting to assert their influence on what young children should know and be able to do before they enter formal schooling. In South Africa the National Early Learning and Development Standards (NELDS), released in 2009, attempts to assert influence in the context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education
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Pretorius, Jannie P. H.; Du Toit, D. Stephan; Martin, Colwyn; Daries, Glynnis – Journal of Aesthetic Education, 2013
In this essay the authors provide arguments that teaching is an art and that teachers can learn much about their trade from a careful study of the performances of other artists. Artists and teachers have the same basic challenge: in order to be successful, both groups have to obtain and retain peoples' attention. This also holds for popular music…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Females, Preschool Education
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Feza, Nosisi Nellie – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2012
South African students' poor mathematics performance on national and international tests can be attributed to the gap the children begin schooling with from different socio economics homes. Wright et al assert that this gap continues to grow the longer students are in school. Early childhood research highlights the significant educational gains of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Mathematics Instruction
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Fritz, Elzette – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2011
This article gives a critical analysis of a nursery school (kindergarten/pre-school) play performance, in which lyrics and movement set the stage for gender stereotyping and sexualised behaviour. Using extracts of lyrics, the reader is invited to participate as an outsider and 'witness' (in accordance with narrative therapy tradition) to the way…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes
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Bornman, Juan; Sevcik, Rose A.; Romski, MaryAnn; Pae, Hye Kyeong – Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
A need exists for culturally valid and reliable developmental assessment tools for children with disabilities that are able to accommodate multiple languages. One way in which this goal can be achieved is through test translations. The purpose of this preliminary study was to examine the use of translations of select developmental assessment…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Evaluation Methods
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Leffler, Eva; Svedberg, Gudrun; Botha, Melodi – Education Inquiry, 2010
Policy documents for schools and education are being increasingly standardised all over the world and some research claims that a global curriculum is developing in which aspects such as entrepreneurship, lifelong learning and sustainable development are common denominators. This is regarded as a sign that economic rationality is gaining more and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Democratic Values, Entrepreneurship, Role of Education