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Oppong Frimpong, Samuel – African Educational Research Journal, 2021
An individual is born with millions of neurons and the quality of the experiences he/she will have at the early years can potentially determine the future life of that person. This makes quality early childhood education pivotal. However, the perception people have about this influence how they prepare themselves to provide that quality early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Development, Outcomes of Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Al-Hassan, Omayya M. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2020
This paper introduces a study that examined the difficulties faced in an early childhood teacher education program at one of the universities in Jordan. A qualitative research approach has been opted utilizing the in-depth interviewing and grounded theory methodology. The study revealed that the students faced different types of difficulties in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality
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Gobena, Gemechu Abera – International Online Journal of Primary Education, 2020
The study aimed at assessing Problems of Social Skills in Early Childhood Education Program in Ethiopia. Descriptive survey research design was employed through using stratified random sampling procedure to collect the survey data from 280 teachers recruited from early childhood education programs across three cities: Dire Dewa (130 teachers; 10…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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Kim, Jinhee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Homelessness is an important social issue relevant to "all" children's lives in the United States, yet it has been little explored in early childhood education. Navigating a multiple-case study that focuses on teacher candidates' experiences with homelessness in school, this study illustrates how homelessness is addressed in early…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Early Childhood Education, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers
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Vintimilla, Cristina D.; Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Arising from the question 'How might we think of pedagogy in early childhood education?', this article traces pedagogy's histories, conceptual difficulties, inherent foreclosures, and contextual particularities. It argues that within the context of early education, pedagogy has become an obscure, sophisticated supplement of some sort rather than…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Instruction, Educational History, Misconceptions
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Applebaum, Lauren; Zakai, Sivan – Journal of Jewish Education, 2020
This article examines the practice of pretend Israel trips in Jewish early childhood education. Jewish early childhood educators who work in markedly different preschool settings, and who have differing beliefs about Israel and Israel education, nonetheless converge on a practice of pretend trips to Israel that remains remarkably stable across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Imagination, Early Childhood Education, Judaism
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Fenech, Marianne; Harrison, Linda J.; Press, Fran; Sumsion, Jennifer – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
This paper reports on a study in which educators from four early childhood centres used metaphor to discuss their provision of high-quality early childhood education. Qualitative mining of focus group data confirmed 'quality' to be complex, multi-dimensional and value-laden. Findings contribute to understandings of quality in early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Educational Quality, Facilitators (Individuals)
Paradis, Nichole; Johnson, Kira; Richardson, Zsalanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2021
With an average annual salary of just over $16,000, the work of early childhood education professionals is grossly undervalued and leads to high turnover rates. And yet, the quality and consistency of the care they provide to infants and young children has a lasting impact on their brain development and social-emotional well-being. This article…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Infants, Young Children, Child Care
Ashokan, Varun; Gurjar, Monu Singh – Online Submission, 2020
This paper explains various good practices and perspectives of Early Childhood Education across the nation. A good number of reviews across the globe has collected from various sources, research projects, PhD thesis and so on which put categorized as knowledge base, developmentally appropriate practice, observation and assessment, positive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Cross Cultural Studies, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Phillips, Beth M.; Koon, Sharon; Folch, David C. – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2020
Evidence suggests that participation in high quality early childhood education supports the school readiness of young children. Therefore, it is important to understand whether children from different geographic regions, such as urban and rural neighborhoods, have comparable access to high quality programs. This study explores whether neighborhood…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, School Readiness
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Moreno, Amanda J.; Nagasawa, Mark K.; Schwartz, Toby – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Social and emotional learning is a young field, but a very old concept. The idea that children require explicit instruction in social-emotional capacities is present in the writings of philosophers as far back as Plato, and partly constitutes the roots of the "whole-child development" and "developmentally appropriate practice"…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Park, Mi-Hwa; Tiwari, Ashwini; Neumann, Jacob W. – Educational Studies, 2020
Emotions can either help or hinder students' learning. This is especially true in early childhood education. This article analyzes data on how two early childhood teachers account for students' emotions in their teaching, a process we call "emotional scaffolding." These teachers use emotional scaffolding for three main instructional…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Emotional Response, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment
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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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Vu, Thao Thi – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2021
Vietnam has an age-old history of education, and Vietnamese people have high respect for learning. However, early childhood education (ECE) in Vietnam has been the main concern only since 1945. This paper describes the process of establishment and development of ECE in Vietnam. Before and during the French colonial period in Vietnam, early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Development
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Gencoglu, Cem; Demirtas-Zorbaz, Selen; Demircioglu, Haktan; Ekin, Samet – Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to identify views of counselors working in early childhood education institutions about psychological counseling and guidance services. To this end, face-to-face interviews were carried out with 73 guidance teachers using semi-structured interview forms in order to explore their views about counseling and guidance…
Descriptors: Psychological Services, Counseling Services, Guidance Programs, Early Childhood Education
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