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Park, Eunhye; Jang, Minyoung; Park, Seonhye – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
In 1968, OMEP established the "International Journal of Early Childhood" (IJEC). In 50 years of publication, the journal has become an important platform for knowledge-sharing within the early childhood education community. Theory, policy, and practice change over time and content of the journal reflects the emergence of various topics.…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Information Retrieval, Journal Articles, Periodicals
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Rahmatullah, Bahbibi; Rawai, Norshakila Muhamad; Samuri, Suzani Mohamad; Yassin, Sopia Md – Hungarian Educational Research Journal, 2021
Early childhood care and education (ECCE) is commonly understood in Malaysia as providing care and education for young children from the age of newborn until about six years old, before they enter formal elementary education. Various curriculum and teaching approaches were developed to enhance children's learning experiences based on their needs,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational History
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Fenech, Marianne; King, Samantha – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2022
Regulatory drivers of teacher quality and teacher professionalism are increasingly being utilised in Australia and internationally to improve children's outcomes. In the context of a recent national review on teacher registration, this article reports on findings from a small-scale study that investigated three early childhood teachers'…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Professionalism, Preschool Teachers
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Gibbs, Leanne – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
Effective leadership influences the process quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs and therefore the academic, health and socio-emotional outcomes for children. Yet, the cultivation of leadership is impacted by the complex nature of ECEC environments and the persistent challenges therein. Complex workforce issues, inadequate…
Descriptors: Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Leadership Effectiveness
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Pence, Alan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
The Investigating Quality (IQ) Project was conceptualized as a multiple systems approach to transforming early childhood education, care, and development (ECE/ECD) in British Columbia, Canada. Those systems extended from provincial government to local programs, from innovative policies to new approaches to practice. Fortunately, the tenure of the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Preschool Education, Educational Policy, Educational Innovation
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Veijalainen, Jouni; Reunamo, Jyrki; Heikkilä, Minna – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
This paper aims to determine possible gender differences in children's observed emotional expressions and their relationship with teacher-rated self-regulation (SR) skills in the setting of early childhood education and care (ECEC). Supporting SR and emotional wellbeing in early childhood can be considered a favourable pathway towards holistic…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Emotional Response, Self Management, Self Control
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Ruutiainen, Ville; Alasuutari, Maarit; Karila, Kirsti – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2021
In accordance with the Nordic welfare model, the Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) system has traditionally been based on public provision and the idea of universalism. However, over the last twenty years the ECEC system has undergone market-oriented reforms. As a result, the share of private for-profit ECEC provision has grown…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2018
Federal funding for early childhood education and care promotes three overarching policy goals: (1) increasing children's access to services; (2) raising the quality of early childhood programs; and (3) fostering greater coordination among the many providers--public schools, center-based child care, home-based child care, Head Start, and more--of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Federal Aid, Access to Education
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Ang, Lynn; Lipponen, Lasse; May Yin, Sirene Lim – Policy Futures in Education, 2021
The early childhood years are pivotal as they mark the beginning of a young child's life journey into education. This paper offers critical reflections of the early childhood care and education landscape in Singapore as it has evolved over the last decade. The discussion will draw on findings of the study "Vital Voices for Vital Years 2"…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Child Care, Young Children
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Lamminmäki-Vartia, Silja; Poulter, Saila; Kuusisto, Arniika – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2020
This article examines the learning trajectory of the emerging professionalism of Finnish early childhood education and care student teachers, focusing in particular on their professionalism in early childhood education and care world-view education in the context of cultural and world-view superdiversity. Of specific interest here is what students…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Learning Processes, Professionalism, Child Care
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Shin, Minsun – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2021
This colloquium discusses the intersection of love, care, and education in the field of early childhood education and care. While the name of the field reflects the belief that both care and education are seen as legitimate elements of the field's professional discourse, love is still unspoken, undefined, and taken for granted. The author argues…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Caring, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Mohamad Rasli, Roznim; Aziz, Nor Azah Abdul; Saari, Erni Marlina; Mustafa, Mazlina Che; Yassin, Sopia Md – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2021
Education, either formal or informal, plays an important role to help the masses. As such, educators, especially trainees, are entrusted to teach young generations all important elements, principles, or concepts in a wide range of disciplines. Surely, such an undertaking, especially for early childhood care and education, requires quality…
Descriptors: Career Development, Preschool Teachers, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education
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Albon, Deborah; Huf, Christina – Ethnography and Education, 2021
This special issue aims at provoking discussion on the systematic contribution that ethnographic studies in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) can make to enquire into the question: "What matters in early childhood education and care?" In so doing this issue examines "what" matters and "how" ECEC…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Public Sector
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Diale, Boitumelo M.; Sewagegn, Abatihun A. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
Early childhood care and education (ECCE) has a crucial contribution to the future life of children, and overall quality of learning and development of a country. Even though there are no well-established international criteria to evaluate the quality of ECCE programmes because of the variability in nations' economies, workforces, political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Barriers, Teacher Education
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van der Werf, W. M.; Slot, P. L.; Kenis, P. N.; Leseman, P. P. M. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
The present study examined how in the context of the hybrid, privatized and marketized Dutch early education and care system (ECEC), childcare organizations respond to the public task of supporting inclusion and equity in an increasingly diverse society. Applying cluster analysis on the organizational characteristics of a nationally representative…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education
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