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Sims; Margaret; Saggers, Sherry; Frances, Katie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Child care for indigenous children provides an important site for early health and wellbeing interventions, and smooths the transition to school. It is demonstrably protective for children vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Furthermore, employment in child care and/or having access to child care in order to take up other employment provides a…
Descriptors: Employment, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Community Involvement
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Warren, Elizabeth; Miller, Jodie; Cooper, Thomas – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This paper focuses on very young students' ability to engage in repeating pattern tasks and identifying strategies that assist them to ascertain the structure of the pattern. It describes results of a study which is part of the Early Years Generalising Project (EYGP) and involves Australian students in Years 1 to 4 (ages 5-10). This paper reports…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Techniques, Young Children, Mathematics
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Klibthong, Sunanta – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This study focuses on the role of interpersonal interaction in early literacy development in one public preschool school in Bangkok, Thailand. Specifically, it explores and analyses the nature of interpersonal interaction and collaborative activities the teachers employ in teaching literacy to children. The study involves observation of 82…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Interpersonal Communication, Foreign Countries
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Guo, Karen; Dalli, Carmen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
A multiple-case study investigation of the experiences of eight Chinese immigrant children in New Zealand early childhood centres suggested that the immigrant children's learning experiences in their first centre can be understood as a process of negotiating and creating intercultural relations. The children's use of family cultural tools, such as…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wainman, Briony; Boulton-Lewis, Gillian; Walker, Sue; Brownlee, Jo; Cobb, Charlotte; Whiteford, Chrystal; Johnsson, Eva – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Previous research has emphasized the importance of active citizenship in the early years for the development of a tolerant and cohesive Australian society. This paper presents findings related to young children's beliefs about exclusion based on gender and race. The findings draw from a larger study exploring the development of children's moral…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Play, Moral Development
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Ollerenshaw, Alison – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This article describes the evaluation outcomes of an innovative, community based educational initiative to enhance and promote the awareness of literacy and numeracy in young children in two regional communities in Moorabool Shire, Victoria. With the support of committed educational and community partners (through the Moorabool Best Start…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Principles, Literacy Education, Numeracy
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Fenech, Marianne; Giugni, Miriam; Bown, Kathryn – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The "National Quality Framework" (NQF) has been heralded by the Australian Government as a significant reform that will raise the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) across the country. Drawing on Foucault's (1991) conceptualisation of governmentality this article critically analyses the NQF. From this analysis we…
Descriptors: Activism, Foreign Countries, Criticism, Early Childhood Education
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Fields, Barry – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Increasingly, early childhood practitioners are faced with children who present with significant levels of oppositional and defiant behaviour. The management of this behaviour is often difficult and stressful. Efforts to minimise disruptive behaviour and to encourage more prosocial behaviour have very much revolved around the teaching of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Discipline, Positive Reinforcement
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Widger, Susan; Schofield, Anne – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This study investigated early childhood educators' beliefs regarding whether and when they should interact with children. Interviews were conducted with five educators chosen for their alignment with five distinct philosophical approaches representing a range of contemporary early childhood education services in New Zealand. A qualitative approach…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teachers
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Harrison, Cathie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This paper provides an overview of one aspect of a research project to investigate the contribution of the television program "Play School" to the health and wellbeing of young Australian children. The research question for this aspect of the study was: How do young children respond to the various elements and segments of "Play…
Descriptors: Well Being, Television, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Aravani, Evagelia – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The purpose of this case study is to examine the ways in which the systematic teaching of poetry reading at Greek primary school enhances children's interest in reading and helps develop their oral skills by enriching their vocabulary and creative thinking. The present poetry project was implemented at a Greek public kindergarten in Rethymno,…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary Schools, Observation, Poetry
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Wong, Pui Ling – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Families and schools need to gain a mutual understanding in order to provide a favourable learning environment for the school child, especially in a culturally diverse society. This paper explores the interrelationships between the family and school practices of two Hong Kong-Australian families from the parents' perspectives. The data presented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Parent School Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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Singh, Michael; Han, Jinghe; Woodrow, Christine – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The potential of a sociocultural approach for empowering early childhood educators cannot be presumed, and its impact on leadership strategies and literacy teaching may be open to question. This paper reports on research into a professional learning program, the "Programa Futuro Infantil Hoy", developed and implemented by a team of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Mentors
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Skouteris, Helen; Watson, Brittany; Lum, Jarrad – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
To our knowledge, no previous literature review has focused specifically on the effectiveness of transition programs that target collaboration between primary school and pre-school teachers, parents and children. Hence, in this paper we sought to review the literature on this topic. The findings of published studies to date reveal that,…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Elementary Schools, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Sweetser, Penelope; Johnson, Daniel; Ozdowska, Anne; Wyeth, Peta – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
In this paper we report some initial findings from our investigations into the Australian Government's Longitudinal Study of Australian Children dataset. It is revealed that the majority of Australian children are exceeding the government's Screen Time recommendations and that most of their screen time is spent as TV viewing, as opposed to video…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Play, Video Games
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