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Ahlskog-Björkman, Eva; Björklund, Camilla – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study focuses on teachers' ways of mediating meaning through communicative tools and modes in preschool thematic work. A socio-cultural perspective is used for analysis on how tools and modes are provided for children to make use of for communicative purposes. The research questions are: (1) what communicative tools do teachers use in their…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Communication Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Acar-Ciftci, Yasemin – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine the perceptions of preschool teachers regarding critical multicultural education competencies. The study is based on "Critical Multicultural Education Competency Model." The sample of this descriptive research consists of 120 teachers employed at 56 kindergartens and 24 independent nursery classes in…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Construct Validity
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Wake, Donna G.; Benson, Tammy Rachelle – Journal of Education and Learning, 2016
Many states have adopted the Common Core Standards for literacy and math and have begun enacting these standards in school curriculum. In states where these standards have been adopted, professional educators working in K-12 contexts have been working to create transition plans from existing state-based standards to the Common Core standards. A…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Common Core State Standards, Professional Development
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Sundberg, Bodil; Areljung, Sofie; Due, Karin; Ekström, Kenneth; Ottander, Christina; Tellgren, Britt – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
The aim of this study is to explore how cultural factors interact with preschool teachers' shaping of activities with science content, and also how Activity Theory (AT) as a theoretical framework can be useful for examining interrelations within preschool systems. Qualitative data was collected from three preschools in the form of guided group…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Social Theories
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Sahin, Fatma Tezel; Sak, Ramazan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The aim of the present study is to provide a comparative analysis of job satisfaction among male and female teachers in early childhood education. A total of 163 teachers participated in the study, which utilized Tahta's (An analysis of job satisfaction of preschool teachers, Hacettepe University, Ankara, 1995) Job Satisfaction Survey and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Gender Differences
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Zaranis, Nicholas; Oikonomidis, Vassilios – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
The purpose of this article is to examine the main factors of Greek kindergarten teachers' attitudes towards information and communication technology (ICT) in kindergarten. This two-phase survey was carried out in 2007 and 2012 and used 383 and 295 participants respectively. The participants in both groups were drawn from kindergarten teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten
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Edwards-Groves, Christine; Grootenboer, Peter; Ronnerman, Karin – Educational Action Research, 2016
Practices such as formal focused professional dialogue groups, coaching conversations, mentoring conversations and professional learning staff meetings have been taken up in schools and pre-schools as part of long-term action research and development activities to improve the learning and teaching practices. The development of relational trust has…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Barron, Ian – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This paper documents trainees' "flight turbulence" as they negotiate the complexities that lie between "the self" and the securing of Early Years Teaching Status in England. Early Years Teachers, besides teaching, are expected to lead improvements to the quality of provision. However, drawing on interview data, an impasse is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Chen, Ru-Si – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This study focuses on preschool teachers' attitudes toward integrated Internet applications for professional development by a survey in Taiwan. The researcher developed a survey questionnaire consisting of five factors: usefulness, effectiveness, behavioral intention, Internet connection, and professional competence. This study analyzed the survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Sims-Schouten, Wendy – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Early years care and education have been high on British political agendas. This includes partnership working between early years practitioners and parents. Yet, more research is needed to examine how childcare staff engage with parents and vice versa. This study addresses the role of position and positioning in parent-practitioner relationships,…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Statistical Analysis
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Bergström, Helena; Eidevald, Christian; Westberg-Broström, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The objective of this research review is to synthesize research published between 2000 and 2015 regarding child sexual abuse, preschool and preschool teachers. The review identifies themes relevant for the preschool teacher profession: child sexual abuse at preschools, suspicions and consequences for the preschool sector, preventing techniques and…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Preschool Children, Child Abuse, Preschool Teachers
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Guler-Yildiz, Tulin; Erturk-Kara, H. Gozde – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
The purpose of the current study is to determine pre-school teachers' opinions about the current applications to promote their professional development and level of readiness to Teaching Partnership system to be constructed through the adaptation of My Teaching Partner-MTP implemented in America to Turkey. My Teaching Partner was planned to…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development, Partnerships in Education, Research Methodology
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan; Sun, Baoqi – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2016
Singapore's bilingual policy legitimises English not only as the language of governmental administration and interethnic communication, but also as the medium of instruction in all schools on all levels and across all subjects except mother tongues (MTs). As a result of these politics of language recognition, a visible shift has occurred in all…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Policy
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Davis, Elizabeth A.; Janssen, Fred J. J. M.; Van Driel, Jan H. – Studies in Science Education, 2016
Curriculum materials serve as a key conceptual tool for science teachers, and better understanding how science teachers use these tools could help to improve both curriculum design and theory related to teacher learning and decision-making. The authors review the literature on teachers and science curriculum materials. The review is organised…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Hellman, Anette – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The purpose of this article is to explore the way preschool teachers teach reflective care in Japan. The article builds on a two-month ethnographic study conducted in Japanese kindergartens and nurseries among children aged 3-6 years. The data were analysed using concepts of age and gender. The results show that care in Japan, in contrast to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Gender Differences
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