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Polyzoi, Eleoussa; Matsopoulos, Anastassios; Acar, Elif; Babb, Jeff – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
This study explores the utility of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) as a population-based measure of school readiness in Crete, Greece, during times of economic austerity. It is unique in that no similar investigation examining school readiness for grade one has been conducted in this country. More specifically, it identifies kindergarten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Birkeland, Åsta – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Regulation of time is an important structuring tool of everyday practices in kindergarten. Despite the fundamental importance, investigation of temporal patterns have been underestimated in early childhood education research. The purpose of this article is to illuminate how ideas of childhood and children's cultural formation are embedded in the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational History, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Tigistu, Kassahun – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite claims about the significance of early childhood education in improving later outcomes in an individual's life, this stage of development has not received sufficient attention by education systems across the world. Until recently, early education or preschool education did not come under the purview of the formal education system in most…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Educational History, Child Care
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Oda, Yutaka; Mari, Mori – Childhood Education, 2006
Many education critics, teachers, and parents have lamented the recent poor achievement scores of Japanese school-age children, and have sought the reasons for the decline. Some critics, including the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, and Science and Technology, blame the practice known as yutori-kyoiku (literally translated as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History
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Blank, Jolyn – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2010
Over the past decade, many states have increased their investment in prekindergarten (pre-K) school programs that serve 3- and 4-year-old children. This increase has raised questions about what constitutes a well-qualified early childhood teacher. Similar questions were raised in the late part of the nineteenth century when states began investing…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Best Practices
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Manning, John P. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
This article examines the life of Friedrich Froebel, the founder of the kindergarten movement and his first 10 "gifts to children." The author suggests that Froebel's philosophy of German Romanticism caused the waning use of his methods. He continues to state that Froebel's development of instructional material and structured play-based curricula…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Materials, Play
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Lee, Guang-Lea; Myers, Donald A.; Kim, Kyoung Jin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2009
This article describes kindergarten teachers' professional training and their social status in Korea. It includes discussions of the historical development of Korea's kindergarten teacher training system and pedagogical methods, the unequal social status of kindergarten teachers, and the implementation of innovative pedagogical practices modeled…
Descriptors: Social Status, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Wortham, Sue C. – Childhood Education, 1985
Traces development of the Association for Childhood Education International from its founding in 1892 to the present, emphasizing historical events, social trends, and educational philosophies which have influenced its organizational endeavors. Examines current social problems and their influences on the educational and administrative direction of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Harris, Nini – Childhood Education, 1983
Briefly reviews the history of the first kindergarten system in the United States on the occasion of the transformation of the Des Peres School in St. Louis, Missouri, into a museum and library. The transformed facility contains a restored kindergarten classroom, the Susan E. Blow museum, local historical and educational archives, and meeting…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historic Sites, Kindergarten, Library Facilities
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Webster, Nancy K. – Childhood Education, 1984
Describes the changes in early childhood education from the 1960s to the 1980s, discussing the current early childhood program.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Practices
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DuCharme, Catherine C. – Childhood Education, 2000
Examines early influences of educator Lucy Wheelock's life, her contributions to the kindergarten movement, and her legacy to early childhood educators today. Discusses her early education, preparation as a kindergarten teacher, and her efforts to spread the "gospel of Froebel." Maintains that Wheelock's legacy is her belief in the…
Descriptors: Biographies, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Practices
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Moore, Mary Ruth – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes one educator's research journey to Friedrich Froebel's homeland of Germany to study the beginnings of the early childhood profession and to celebrate Froebel's important contributions. Offers descriptions of early Froebel schools and Froebel artifacts to illustrate his educational philosophy and practice. (KB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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Leeb-Lundberg, Kristina – Childhood Education, 1977
Traces the development and influence of Frobel's mathematics program for kindergarten-aged children. (JB)
Descriptors: Educational History, Guides, Kindergarten, Mathematics Curriculum
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Spodek, Bernard – Childhood Education, 1973
Early childhood educators may well debate the challenges presented by this historical review of major goals toward which kindergartens in America have been directed. (Editor)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Emotional Experience
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Karila, Kirsti; Kinos, Jarmo; Niiranen, Pirkko; Virtanen, Jorma – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2005
The presentation is based on the ongoing research project The Pedagogical Formation of Early Childhood Education in Finland. The data of the first stage consists of all written kindergarten teacher training curricula drawn up in 1973-2002. The aim is to discover the nature of the expertise that the kindergarten teacher training programmes…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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