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Warden, Claire – Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the valuable role nature plays in human development as well as humans' responsibility toward the earth is critically important when considering how to transform education for the betterment of the individual and society. In this article, the author views nature as a force or phenomenon of the metaphysical world. As such, she suggests…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Individual Development, Educational Change, Environment
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Brown, Christopher P.; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
The focus on improving children's readiness for kindergarten has intensified globally. While most studies examine this issue prior to children entering kindergarten, little is known about how education stakeholders make sense of readiness once children enter kindergarten. This article addresses this gap by examining how a range of stakeholders…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Stakeholders
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Valente, Joseph Michael – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
In this article, I demonstrate how hybrid language practices allow for children to make use of their full linguistic repertoire in negotiating the social and communicative demands of the school environment (Axelrod in "Early Child Educ J," p 1-8, 2014). I argue that the unusual case of classe LSF and École Maternelle Gabriel Sajus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Bilingual Education, Kindergarten
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Polly, Drew; Wang, Chuang; Lambert, Richard; Martin, Christie; McGee, Jennifer Richardson; Pugalee, David; Lehew, Amy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigates the impacts of a year-long professional development program on Kindergarten teachers' beliefs and practices and the association of these changes with student achievement in mathematics measured by curriculum-based instruments. Although teacher content knowledge was not statistically significantly different before and after…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Faculty Development
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Wu, Shu-Chen; Faas, Stefan; Geiger, Steffen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study investigated Chinese and German teachers' and parents' conceptions and understanding of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents took part in this study. Among the participants, 12 kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) were interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Play, Focus Groups
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Needham, Martin; Kuleimenov, Daurenbek; Soltanbekova, Arailym – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article presents a case study exploring how national guidance for kindergartens in Kazakhstan was interpreted in practice. Document analysis of the "State Education Standards of Preschool Upbringing and Education," together with stakeholder interviews and observations of six Astana kindergarten settings, illustrates how competing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Kindergarten, Academic Standards
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Li, Yuen Ling – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Several leadership approaches have been advocated as effective ways of bringing about substantial changes in practices. "Instructional" or "transactional leadership" describes the qualities of a leader who provides the vision and impetus for change. In contrast, "transformational leadership" refers to those whose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership
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Hu, Bi Ying; Li, Kejian – Childhood Education, 2012
In China, the Central People's Government (2010) recently promulgated the "Compendium for China's Mid- and Long-Term Education Development," which declared that 95% of Chinese children should receive at least one year of preschool education, while 75% of children should receive a three-year preschool education by 2020. Subsequently, The…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Program Effectiveness, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Taleb, Tagreed Fathi Abu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Jordan's education system is currently undergoing rigorous and comprehensive reform processes that focus on improving the status of educational policies and experiences for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Kindergarten education in Jordan has been dominated until recently, by the private-sector. For the past decade, the Ministry of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Guidelines, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten
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Brown, Christopher P.; Ku, Da Hei; Barry, David P. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2021
Many within early childhood and early childhood teacher education are concerned about the changed kindergarten. At the same time, students entering early childhood teacher education programs were educated in these changed schooling systems that emphasize standards and accountability, which can impact the ways in which they make sense of teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Lin, Chien-Heng – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
The present models for the integration of computer technology not only cannot satisfy teachers' actual needs but also are difficult to follow and perform by teachers in their classroom teaching. Consequently, the integration cannot be implemented properly and effectively in the real classroom teaching. Therefore, a practical integration model…
Descriptors: Investigations, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Yuen, Lai Ha Freda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Working within the context of a school improvement project, a kindergarten moved from its use of a theme approach in the classroom to a project-based learning approach in which the children were asked to seek relevant information and materials based on their daily interests and exploration. The children were encouraged to integrate drawing and…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Active Learning, Educational Change, Kindergarten
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Brown, Christopher P.; Weber, Natalie Babiak; Yoon, Yeojoo – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
The field of publicly funded early childhood education continues to evolve into a discipline in which early educators are expected to teach a more culturally and linguistically diverse student population a standardized set of knowledge and skills so that they can meet policymakers' academic achievement requirements. This creates a range of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Accountability, Professional Development, Preschool Teachers
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Oun, Tiia; Ugaste, Aino; Tuul, Maire; Niglas, Katrin – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2010
The aim of this study was to examine how teachers in the Step by Step and traditional kindergartens assess their child-centred activities. 308 teachers participated in the study and a questionnaire was used. The results of the study showed that teachers in the Step by Step programme used a child-centred approach more in their work than teachers in…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Curriculum, Preschool Evaluation
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Yuen, Lai Ha – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
Emphasis on continuing professional development is seen as an important aspect of educational reform at all levels of education. In recent years, a number of colleges and universities have established partnerships for the professional development of teachers at the elementary and secondary levels. However, there have been few partnerships within…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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