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Spiteri, Jane – Environmental Education Research, 2021
How children piece together their reasons for protecting the environment is an important but under-research area in early childhood education for sustainability (ECEfS). This article reviews findings related to young Maltese children's (aged 3-7 years) reasons for protecting the environment. Adopting a qualitative case study approach, preliminary…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Young Children, Childrens Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
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Mor, Smadar; Shem-Tov, Naphtaly – Research in Drama Education, 2021
This paper presents the findings of aesthetic qualitative research conducted in Israel for the purpose of increasing the understanding of the reception process among kindergarten children (aged 5-6). The paper focuses on the link between Theatrical Communication, personal 'Cargo' young audiences 'carry' upon attending a theatrical event and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Learning Processes
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Giamminuti, Stefania; Merewether, Jane; Blaise, Mindy – Professional Development in Education, 2021
Professional learning is considered essential for early childhood teachers, and is frequently associated with childhood outcomes and dominant constructs of quality which perpetuate neoliberal ideals and position early childhood teachers within a framework of rationality, privileging discourses of masculinity and power. By engaging with feminist…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Educational Research, Feminism
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Whitelaw, Jessica – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2021
In this article, I examine collage in pre-service teacher education as an arts-based theory and practice to interrogate knowledge in the classroom; how it gets generated, by whom, and to what end. I consider how historical legacies of collage that revolutionized modern art by shifting focus away from technique and mastery toward concept, process,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Activities, Teacher Education Programs, History
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Lavina, Leanne; Niland, Amanda; Fleet, Alma – Teacher Development, 2020
This article presents installation as a professional learning site for early childhood teachers to visualise relationships between key events, people and places influencing their professional identity journeys. Aesthetic processes of collecting, creating and representing the ways teachers see their evolving identities offer opportunities to reveal…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Faculty Development, Professional Identity, Identification (Psychology)
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Takeuchi, Miwa A.; Sengupta, Pratim; Shanahan, Marie-Claire; Adams, Jennifer D.; Hachem, Maryam – Studies in Science Education, 2020
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education garnered significant attention in recent years and has emerged as a key field of research globally. The goal of this article is to offer a critical review of how STEM education and its transdisciplinarity were defined and/or positioned in empirical studies published during the early…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Critical Theory, Discourse Analysis, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Sintonen, Sara – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2020
In this article, I have sought to develop an understanding of the contribution of imaginative and nature appreciation in early childhood environmental education dealing with old, cultural nature myths and beliefs. The argument rests on the belief that the basis of a child-environmental education is in imagination which resonates with play,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Environmental Education, Imagination, Natural Resources
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Khaled, Mohammad A. Bani; Al-khresha, Anoud – Educational Research and Reviews, 2020
The aim of this study is to know the extent to which the national interactive curriculum scheduled for governmental kindergartens in Jordan take into account the psychological, social, aesthetic and cognitive foundations are considered. The researchers used the analytical descriptive approach. The sample of the study consisted of all kindergarten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Mutlu Danaci, Hacer; Kiran, Gamze – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2020
In this study, the visual assessment of building facades, which define the boundaries of avenues, were based on the color factor with the aim of revealing its effect on the aesthetic perception of a city. Being part of the façade coloring work implemented in the Province of Antalya, the facades along the Avenues of Gulluk, Yuzuncuyil and Mevlana…
Descriptors: Architecture, Color, Urban Areas, Buildings
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Hobbs, Renee – Reading Research Quarterly, 2020
In this commentary, the author considers the rise of algorithmic personalization and the power of propaganda as they shift the dynamic landscape of 21st-century literacy research and practice. Algorithmic personalization uses data from the behaviors, beliefs, interests, and emotions of the target audience to provide filtered digital content,…
Descriptors: Propaganda, Aesthetics, Advertising, Persuasive Discourse
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Sunday, Kristine – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article explores the ways that the classroom environment announces a way of being a teacher in relation to pedagogical practices informed by the municipal preschools of Reggio Emilia. Drawing on theories of new materialism, the author considers the idea of environment, understood in/by the context of a Reggio-inspired preschool, to question…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Toddlers, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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Penn, Leslie Rech – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
Much research on children's classroom drawing emerged from an interest in the relationships between drawing and early writing and focused on drawing as a pedagogical tool to engage young children in planning, generating, and illustrating story ideas. In an eight-month case study of children's drawing in a kindergarten language arts curriculum, the…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Case Studies, Kindergarten, Language Arts
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Flint, Tori K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This qualitative, 8-month study analyzed first-grade children's playful responses to literature in the classroom context. The broad purpose of this research was to investigate the ways that children construct meaning as they respond to literature through play as a form of reader response. The findings presented in this paper highlight the ways the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Critical Thinking, Play, Classroom Environment
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Blomgren, Henriette – Educational Action Research, 2020
This article examines aesthetically sensitive pathways to knowledge in and through action research with artists and pedagogues in Danish kindergartens. The action research process took place from January 2016 through June 2017 and involved collaboration between artists and pedagogues ("paedagoger" in Danish). Artists and pedagogues…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Action Research, Aesthetics
Apugo, Danielle, Ed.; Mawhinney, Lynnette, Ed.; Mbilishaka, Afiya, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2020
"Strong Black Girls" lays bare the harm Black women and girls are expected to overcome in order to receive an education in America. This edited volume amplifies the routinely muffled voices and experiences of Black women and girls in schools through storytelling, essays, letters, and poetry. The authors make clear that the strength of…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, African American Students, Womens Education
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