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Warrier, Sheela; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This article focuses on aspects of children's rights as portrayed in television. The results of a six-month research study show analyses of television content of Channel 5, which is the only free-to-air, 24-hour, English-language entertainment channel in Singapore. The results identify the role of television in assisting Singapore to meet its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Television, Childrens Rights, Television Research
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Winter, Pam; Russo, Sharon; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Teo-Zuzarte, Geraldine Lian Choo; Goh, Mandy – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This paper presents one aspect of a research project evaluating a curriculum model of a selected child study centre in Singapore. An issue of worldwide interest and concern is the "quality of learning" debate as it relates to early childhood centres. In Singapore, the government is focusing on expansion in child care settings and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Child Care, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Evaluation
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Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Lee, Lai Wan Maria; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The teaching of values has seen renewed interest, as educators, policymakers and parents seek ways of increasing peaceful coexistence for children in a conflict-driven world. Education systems are again reviewing values as part of their core mission. Confucian values form the core of most Asian cultures, penetrating different levels of social…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Confucianism
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
This article provides a synthesis of current theory and research in relation to attachment between infants/toddlers and their caregivers. Worldwide statistics show that there are a significant number of women working in the global labour market. In Australia, recent research also found that over 300,000 children aged 0-5 years are currently…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Toddlers, Infants, Interviews
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Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Child Development and Care, 2001
Examined school attitudes of 101 mothers of preschoolers who were immigrants to Australia from Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, mainland China, and the Philippines; also examined views of 100 early childhood teachers. Found differences in views regarding the importance of maintaining family culture and first language, and the importance of sharing…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cultural Maintenance, Early Childhood Education, Ethnic Groups
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Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Interviewed 130 Hong Kong parents to examine child-rearing practices and their educational implications. Results, in the areas of parental expectations, parent support, discipline, and homework, underscore the difficult task of rearing children when traditional family practices are changing and where preschools and schools operate with more formal…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Child Rearing, Children, Discipline
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Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Explains the need for examining socialization forces in identifying strategies of differential treatment of preschool boys and girls. Reports analyzed areas of differences in teachers' interactions with boys as compared with girls in different curriculum areas. (Author/AS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Ebbeck, Fred – Early Child Development and Care, 1994
Surveyed kindergarten and child care workers in Hong Kong on various aspects of training, such as its duration, nature, content, and problems. Found that respondents were dissatisfied with the current training situation and that they felt a need for government intervention. (BAC)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Child Development and Care, 1995
Discusses the implementation of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, including progress made since 1989, and aims of early childhood education under the convention's mission and ideals. Proposes that the convention should be enacted in domestic law and become a reality in day-to-day teaching, thus ensuring that the philosophy of the…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Safety, Childrens Rights, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Child Development and Care, 1990
Discusses characteristics of professionalism and the professional. Considers early childhood education professionals' skills, attributes, and attitudes; their obligation to develop and articulate their knowledge base; and their obligation to advocate on behalf of children and their families. (BG)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Preschool Teachers
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Clyde, Margaret – Early Child Development and Care, 1988
Examines the teacher's role in early childhood education in Australia in light of the demands of working with families and responding to changes in the community. Suggests methods for bringing unity and cohesion to the early childhood profession. (RJC)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Social Workers