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Inchaustegui, Yeni Acosta; Alsina, Ángel – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
The mathematics curricula of countries such as the United States, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand have started to incorporate the teaching of algebra in early childhood education. From this perspective, our study has two objectives: (a) to design a learning trajectory and teaching itinerary introducing patterns for children between the ages…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learning Processes, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Madanipour, Parian; Cohrssen, Caroline – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
The incorporation of digital technologies is explicitly addressed in the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. The use of augmented reality (AR) technology, as one form of digital technology, is increasingly embedded in digital applications because it allows individuals to interact with real and virtual objects. A significant body of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Technology Integration
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Chen, Yu-Ting – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Aesthetic education can be integrated into students' everyday lives and into different learning areas. Its integration into science education is also valued in schools. Using mixed methods, this study investigated young children's science and aesthetic learning in a science aesthetic thematic curriculum in a preschool classroom in Taiwan. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Aesthetic Education, Science Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Walker, Sue; Fleer, Marilyn; Veresov, Nikolai; Duhn, Iris – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
This paper presents the findings of a study conducted with preschool teachers trialling an intervention in which executive function activities are embedded in teachers' daily practices and imaginary play is used to build meaningful problem situations that children solve using executive functions. The participants were 227 preschool children (53%…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Imagination, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Webb, Gwendalyn; Williams, Cori – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This paper describes the findings of research into children's interactions with educators who were of the same or different culture from that of the children. The research investigated the effect of cultural context on the children's communication and the quality of their interactions in one mainstream early childhood setting. Aboriginal and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Populations
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Lewis, Rebecca; Fleer, Marilyn; Hammer, Marie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This study investigated the practice of two early-childhood educators and their interactions with 24 children (mean age 5.2 years) in an inner-suburban Australian preschool setting. The study specifically examined the nature of how educators 'intentionally teach' concepts to young children in a child-centred programme. Six hours of educator-child…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning
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Kaplun, Catherine – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Children's views have often been supplementary to those of adults in research on children's lives. With growing awareness of the Rights of the Child, children are being engaged as experts in their own lives, that is, young people who have valid perspectives on the things that matter and are important to them. In this study, a draw-write-tell…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Childrens Rights, Sociocultural Patterns, School Readiness
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Smith, Jessica; McLaughlin, Tara; Aspden, Karyn – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
The article will explore early childhood teachers' perspectives about social behaviours and gender in young children, in particular the way in which children's gender related to teachers' reports of the prevalence and interpretations of children's social behaviours. The specific social behaviours examined were prosocial behaviours, social…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teacher Attitudes
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Jenkin, Chris – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
An important essence becoming bicultural and bilingual is for additional languages to be learnt early on. This article is based on an infant and toddler case study within my doctoral research to discover how practitioners with this age group incorporate the bicultural curriculum into their teaching. The methodology was action development which is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Case Studies
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Davidson, Christina; Given, Lisa M.; Danby, Susan; Thorpe, Karen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
Much of what is written about digital technologies in preschool contexts focuses on young children's acquisition of skills rather than their meaning-making during use of technologies. In this paper, we consider how the viewing of a YouTube video was used by a teacher and children to produce shared understandings about it. Conversation analysis of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Preschool Education
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Löfdahl, Annica – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
The article is framed by a project designed to study the teacher profession in a current Swedish preschool through work on systematic documentation of quality. Questions deal with how teachers handle the demands on visibility, how they perform and what aspects of the teaching profession will be exposed and what parts will be silenced. This article…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preschool Children, Observation, Educational Policy
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Hawkins, Karen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
There is little doubt that throughout the preschool years children are not only becoming more aware of themselves and their surroundings but they are also developing their moral frameworks by absorbing the attitudes and values of their family, culture and society. Undeniably the preschool years are crucial in shaping cultural and racial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Early Childhood Education, Childhood Attitudes
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Luo, Renfu; Zhang, Linxiu; Liu, Chengfang; Zhao, Qiran; Shi, Yaojiang; Rozelle, Scott; Sharbono, Brian – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The main goal of this paper is to analyse factors (accessibility, attendance rates and quality of preschools) that may be affecting the educational readiness of China's rural children before they enter the formal school system. Using data from a survey of 82 preschools and 492 households in six counties in three provinces of China, this paper…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Counties
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Hudson, Kim – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This article presents the key findings and discussion from a research project and subsequent report: "Involving young children in decision making: An exploration of practitioners' views". This research explored early childhood practitioners'--childcare workers, kindergarten, pre-primary and grade 1-2 teachers--views on decision making…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Young Children, Participative Decision Making, Decision Making
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Swit, Cara; McMaugh, Anne – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Relational aggression is a subtle form of aggressive behaviour that uses dyadic relationships and manipulation as a vehicle of harm. Little is known about relational aggression in preschool-age children in cultural contexts outside the United States. This study examined relationally aggressive behaviours and prosocial behaviours in Australian…
Descriptors: Age, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Preschool Children
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