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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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Hareket, Erdem; Yel, Selma – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study was carried out with the goal of investigation of perceptions and views which are related to children's rights of forth grade primary school students. The research was designed properly to qualitative research approach. This research was made with 156 4th grade students. In determining of the research group, criterion sampling technique…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Childhood Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Nikiforidou, Zoi – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Risk is a fundamental component of well-being and is interconnected with all aspects of child development. The aim of this paper is to explore children's (N = 50) own perspectives and perceptions of risky situations. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and images were used as prompts. Children aged five to six years were asked to identify…
Descriptors: Risk, Preschool Children, Well Being, Childhood Attitudes
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Flynn, Jennifer I.; Bassett, David R.; Fouts, Hillary N.; Thompson, Dixie L.; Coe, Dawn P. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2017
This study evaluated a 4-week program to increase the time families spent engaging in outdoor activity. Parents were provided strategies to increase family outdoor activity and locations to be active. Sixteen families completed the program. Duration and number of family outdoor activity bouts per week, type of activities, locations, and family…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Family Programs, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities
Wilson-Simmons, Renée; Jiang, Yang; Aratani, Yumiko – National Center for Children in Poverty, 2017
Despite the multitude of obstacles that low-income parents face, many of them succeed in helping their children flourish. They raise children who possess the social-emotional competence needed to develop and keep friendships; establish good relationships with parents, teachers, and other adults; and experience a range of achievements that…
Descriptors: Parents, Low Income Groups, Resilience (Psychology), Child Rearing
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Scholes, Laura; Lunn Brownlee, Jo; Walker, Susan; Johansson, Eva; Lawson, Veronica; Mascadri, Julia – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
As classrooms continue to diversify, there is an increasing need to understand children's inclusive behaviours and moral reasoning. Research shows that epistemic beliefs (beliefs about knowing and knowledge) can influence reasoning for adults, but we know little about this relationship in younger children or how classroom contexts relate to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students
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Kagaari, James; Nakasiita, Kirabo; Ntare, Edward; Atuhaire, Richard; Baguwemu, Ali; Ojok, Gerald; Okumu, Auma S.; Kaahwa, Goretti; Byamugisha, Gastone; Semakula, Paul; Namusoke, Jane; Mayengo, Nathan; Dennis, Barbara; Thompson, Chalmer E. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Oppenheimer urged communities all over the world to study how children come to understand peace, conflict, and war. Set in various countries, their review of studies, as well as more recent examinations reveal trends in how children view these phenomena, often differing by gender, age, and extent to which they were exposed to highly dangerous and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childhood Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Pick, David; Symons, Christine; Teo, Stephen T. T. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
In this paper, academic identity work is explored through an examination of its portrayal in a work of narrative fiction using a conceptual tool from literary studies. It is found that such an approach provides insights that would otherwise be difficult to uncover by more conventional methods. The analysis reveals academic identity work as an…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, College Faculty, Novels, Self Concept
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Russell, Joshua – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Children's experiences of death are a potentially vital component of their developing sense of relatedness to non-human others and nature. Environmental education theory and practice would benefit from a broader understanding of how children view death and loss within ecological systems as well as within human-animal-nature relationships, but such…
Descriptors: Children, Childhood Attitudes, Death, Animals
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Sandberg, Anette; Broström, Stig; Johansson, Inge; Frøkjaer, Thorleif; Kieferle, Christa; Seifert, Anja; Roth, Angela; Tuul, Maire; Ugaste, Aino; Laan, Meeli – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article explores how some children in Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Sweden describe their perspective on learning. The aim of the international study is to gain knowledge of how preschool children in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Germany reflect and perceive their learning in preschool and other surrounding social contexts. The results are…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Focus Groups, Interviews, Goal Orientation
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Heagle, Kaitlyn; Timmons, Kristy; Hargreaves, Fabienne; Pelletier, Janette – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The objective of the present study is to capture children's voices to compare traditional half-day and play-based full-day kindergarten children's perspectives on two research questions: What is important about kindergarten, and what is your favourite thing about school? Children's responses were compared for emerging academic and social themes.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Comparative Analysis, Relevance (Education), Student Satisfaction
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MacNevin, Maggie; Berman, Rachel – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This article explores how multicultural policy approaches, which mandate the inclusion of culturally and ethnically "diverse" play materials in early childhood classrooms influence the pedagogical practice of educators and, in turn, children's play and social interactions. Using data collected through participant observation of…
Descriptors: Toys, Play, Early Childhood Education, Policy
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Bullying is a serious problem that affects the young children's well being. Early childhood educators find it difficult to manage bullying in the classroom. Preschool is the first environment outside of the home setting where children encounter difficulties when they socially interact with their peers. Based on the principles of protecting and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Early Childhood Education, Well Being
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