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Gibson, Megan; McFadden, Amanda; Williams, Kate E.; Zollo, Lyn; Winter, Abigail; Lunn, Jo – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Early childhood teachers have a myriad of possible employment options, with birth to eight years degree qualifications preparing graduates to work in a range of early childhood settings, including prior-to-school. At the same time, early childhood workforce policies in Australia, and elsewhere, are increasingly requiring degree-qualified teachers…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Munchan, Leanne; Agbenyega, Joseph – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
This paper argues that whilst inclusive education in early childhood is gaining wider acceptance in the equity and diversity movement, the value and contribution of educators' voices about what is working and challenging are frequently ignored. This small-scale research explored five early childhood educators' understandings and experiences of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Rachmani, Rachel – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Phonological awareness (PA) and alphabet knowledge (AK) are two of the strongest predictors of reading acquisition, and evidence shows that many New Zealand children are entering school with low levels of emergent literacy (EL) skills. The current research showed that four-year-old children identified as having low levels of EL, who participated…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Alphabets, Knowledge Level, Intervention
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Barblett, Lennie; Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Knaus, Marianne; Cooper, Trudi – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
This paper reports on findings from four case studies, as part of a large-scale study undertaken to evaluate the KindiLink initiative across Western Australia in remote, regional and metropolitan communities. KindiLink is an educator-led playgroup initiative in public school sites in Western Australia targeted at Aboriginal children and their…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Indigenous Populations, Play, Public Schools
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Kim, So Jung; Wee, Su-Jeong; Park, Soyeon – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Although previous studies have underlined the importance of social interactions, multicultural education, prediction/imagination, and bilingual/bi-literacy learning, the intersection of all these four areas is yet to be explored. This qualitative case study explored how young bilingual readers create meanings and develop literary responses through…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Multicultural Education, Books, Childrens Literature
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Ey, Lesley-Anne; Walker, Sue; Spears, Barbara – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Research into young children's understanding of bullying in the early years of schooling is limited. The current study examined young children's understanding, explanations and reasoning behind whether behaviours represented in cartoon scenarios depicted bullying or non-bullying incidents. Seventy-seven children aged 4-8 years from one…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childrens Attitudes, Bullying, Moral Development
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Jakobovich, Ronit; Shoval, Ella; Berry, Elliot M.; Shulruf, Boaz – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This study aims to examine the effects of an intervention model, "Change Nutrition by Doing," in which children act as agents of change -- by 'doing' -- in taking responsibility for the contents of the lunch box they bring from home to consume at an early childhood centre. This quasi-randomised case-control trial consisted of 35 Israeli…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Intervention, Change Agents, Kindergarten
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McDonough, Andrea; Sullivan, Peter – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Much research on early measurement learning is small-scale and dependent on the items used. While such research is helpful for indicating the key aspects of learning length, it does not give teachers a clear indication of the expectations for student learning of them. This paper presents substantial data from a large project that used individual…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Interviews, Child Development, Longitudinal Studies
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Overton, Jenny – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
This article reports on findings from a qualitative research project (Overton, 2006) that highlighted a lack of empowerment experienced by, with and for eight early childhood teachers working in Tasmanian schools. The study investigated how change affects teachers, and focused on the theme of power as experienced by these teachers. The study noted…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers