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Weldemariam, Kassahun Tigistu – Childhood Education, 2014
Play is a natural and significant aspect of children's learning and development. Adults can be important to children's play, as they act as "play agents." Their involvement significantly influences the quality of the play activities in which children engage. The author briefly reviews the theoretical assumptions about adults' role in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Preschool Education
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Freeman, Ramona; Karlsson, Fil dr Malene – Childhood Education, 2012
The outlook for teaching and learning in the homes of family child care (also called "day care" and "child minding" [the latter term is used in the United Kingdom]) is both promising and precarious. The authors believe such programs hold potential for high-quality learning, yet they suffer from lack of recognition and support.…
Descriptors: Child Care, Vignettes, Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles
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O'Brien, Leigh M. – Childhood Education, 2007
In this article, the author discusses her investigations into the connection between the values of Swedish society and Swedish classroom practices by way of the early childhood special education system. She describes Swedish educational policies and the challenges surrounding moving from policy to practice, and also uncovers themes regarding…
Descriptors: Investigations, Relationship, Social Values, Foreign Countries
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Sheridan, Sonja; Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling – Childhood Education, 2003
Examines the critical role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Swedish early childhood classrooms. Suggests that for children to become skillful users of ICT, equipment and a variety of software must be readily available, and teachers must develop their expertise with technology in order to use it effectively and creatively in…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Use, Computer Uses in Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Arnqvist, Anders – Childhood Education, 2000
Examines three Swedish research projects concerning how reading and writing are viewed in the preschool context. Finds that linguistic awareness is a precondition, stimulating linguistic awareness fosters literacy development, linguistic awareness activities are common in preschools, and attitudes have changed about when and how young children…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Foreign Countries, Learning Readiness
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Passantino, Richard J. – Childhood Education, 1971
Swedish preschool programs evidence respect for the ability of the child and a sense that every aspect of daily life has its learning as well as esthetic value. (NH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Community Involvement, Day Care, Employed Parents
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Weiser, Margaret G. – Childhood Education, 1982
A comparison of public family policy, either as legislation or as a pervasive attitude, is offered with the intention of providing an international perspective to an issue that is becoming more significant and explosive in the United States. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents
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Moore, Dennis R.; And Others – Childhood Education, 1976
Reports on European preschools and child care arrangements considering particularly teacher-child ratios, school entry and amount of playground space available. (MS)
Descriptors: Child Care, Classroom Environment, Comparative Education, Curriculum
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Rodney, Clare – Childhood Education, 1976
Discusses child care in Europe in terms of school age entry priorities, family day care, staffing, major goals of child care programs and trends. Stresses the importance of viewing comparative education with objectivity. (MS)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Care, Comparative Education, Day Care