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Rimmer, Mark – British Journal of Music Education, 2018
This article explores children's reflections on the value of their participation in "In Harmony," a social and music education programme whose approach and philosophy derives from the Venezuelan 'El Sistema' ('The System') model. More specifically, through an analysis of participating children's accounts (n = 111) and an exploration of…
Descriptors: Children, Music Education, Participation, Childhood Attitudes
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Aslanian, Teresa K. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2018
A growing body of research incorporates children's perspectives into the research process. If we are to take children's perspectives seriously in education research, research methodologies must be capable of addressing issues that matter to children. This article engages in a theoretical discussion that considers how a posthuman research…
Descriptors: Piagetian Theory, Children, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Edwards, Susan; Nolan, Andrea; Henderson, Michael; Mantilla, Ana; Plowman, Lydia; Skouteris, Helen – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Young children from around the world are accessing the internet in ever increasing numbers. The rapid increase in internet activity by children aged 4-5 years in particular is due to the ease access enabled them by touchscreen internet-enabled tablet technologies. With young children now online, often independently of adult supervision, the need…
Descriptors: Young Children, Internet, Child Safety, Safety Education
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Dunhill, Ally – Education 3-13, 2018
The purpose of the article is to demonstrate how the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Rights Respecting Schools Award makes positive contributions to children's lives and experiences at school. Within the overall context of education as a right, the Award supports children to learn about their rights and the rights…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Citizenship Education, Student Experience, Elementary School Students
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Odenbring, Ylva – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Research relating to children's views on their childhood and everyday activities, as well as comparative studies around this topic, is still lacking. From this background, the current study hopes to contribute new knowledge to this field of research. This study is a comparative study exploring how children aged 6-7 years experience their everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Grade 1, Student Experience
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Pyle, Angela; Alaca, Betül – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Practitioners in play-based learning contexts face the challenge of developing developmentally appropriate practices while meeting rigorous academic curriculum standards. To date, play and academic learning have been predominantly conceptualized from an adult perspective. Considering that children are key agents in classroom play contexts, it is…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Play
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Polivanova, K. N.; Shakarova, M. A. – Russian Education & Society, 2018
The current state of childhood research is grounded in classical psychological theories, and Russian psychology is tied to cultural and historical theory in particular. These theories were invented to generalize and make sense of the realities of childhood as they existed at the time when these theories were created. Rapid social changes,…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Childhood Attitudes, Films, Foreign Countries
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Purdon, Anne – Education 3-13, 2018
This study aims to consider children's perspectives about free time activity choices. Through the use of drawings, favourite free time activities of third culture kids in Albania are compared with those of children in the UK. The sample comprises four boys and three girls from four to eight years from each country. Further conversations reveal…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Parents, Child Caregivers
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Brooks, Elspeth; Murray, Jane – Education 3-13, 2018
Internationally, school readiness is increasingly the rationale for early childhood education and care (ECEC). This is the case in England, yet the statutory English Early Years Foundation Stage framework for children 0-5 years also requires practitioners to listen to children's voices: discourse indicates dissonance between school readiness and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Thomas-Richmond, Jamia M.; O'Quinn, M. Caroline – SRATE Journal, 2018
For several years, the authors were involved as volunteer literacy tutors in a low-income housing development with predominantly African American residents. In this volunteer role, the authors were troubled by the ways in which the youth and their families were misunderstood and not well served by the schools. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Childhood Attitudes, Caring, Low Income Students
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Martin, Jeno; Riazi, Hedyeh; Firoozi, Armin; Nasiri, Maliheh – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
Mothers have an important role to play in teaching their children about sexual issues and shaping children's sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. In many cases, however, mothers themselves need help and support. This study was conducted to examine the effects of a sex education programme on the knowledge and attitudes of the mothers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Education, Mothers, Parent Role
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Hopple, Christine J. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
"That was so fun!" is a phrase that physical education teachers and coaches will likely never get tired of hearing from children. Without fun, youth are unlikely to voluntarily engage in physical activity. While the notion of fun (i.e., enjoyment) in physical activity has been increasingly studied over the past few decades, there has…
Descriptors: Children, Learner Engagement, Physical Activities, Physical Education
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Dautel, Jocelyn B.; Kinzler, Katherine D. – Cognitive Science, 2018
Despite early emerging and impressive linguistic abilities, young children demonstrate ostensibly puzzling beliefs about the nature of language. In some circumstances monolingual children even express the belief that an individual's language is more stable than her race. The present research investigated bilingual children's thinking about the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, French, Second Language Learning, Metalinguistics
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Dutro, Elizabeth; Haberl, Ellie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Spurred by burgeoning racist and xenophobic immigration policy and rhetoric, we analyzed the writing of seven second-grade children about their experiences of living connections that span the United States-Mexico border. Informed by research on children's "testimonios" in literacy classrooms and Anzaldúa's concept of the border/lands, we…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Childrens Writing, Race, Ethnicity
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Deich, B. A.; Galeeva, N. V. – Russian Education & Society, 2018
The article examines the relationship between the development of the subculture of childhood and the evolution of out-of-school education. It identifies the historical stages of the influence of the subculture of childhood on the nature of extracurricular learning and development. We analyze the concepts of the "subculture of childhood"…
Descriptors: Subcultures, Concept Formation, Children, Child Development
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