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Goodhall, Natasha; Atkinson, Cathy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
From a sociology of childhood and children's rights agenda, this review explores how children define 'play' and 'work' in the classroom, and the contextual influences on the development and reinforcement of these perceptions. Twelve studies were identified, analysed and reported using PRISMA guidelines. These studies strived to understand…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Childrens Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Ochaita, E.; Espinosa, M. A.; García-Llorente, I.; Fernández-López, M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article chronologically reviews different contributions of the non-governmental organizations to the positive parenting initiative currently adopted in Spain. It starts with the theoretical framework adopted by UNICEF and the Oxford University researchers on the contribution of the International Agencies and NGOs to this subject that was…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Parenting Styles, International Organizations, Foreign Countries
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Alaca, Betül; Rocca, Claudia; Maggi, Stefania – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The present study, guided by a child rights framework, aimed to gain insight into young children's perspectives of their communities and to explore the effectiveness of PhotoVoice methodology during this process. Thirty-two children aged three to five years from a childcare centre and a kindergarten classroom from an urban neighbourhood captured…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas
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Mayne, Fiona; Howitt, Christine; Rennie, Léonie – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Ideas about ethical research with young children are evolving at a rapid rate. Not only can young children participate in the informed consent process, but researchers now also recognize that the process must be meaningful for them. As part of a larger study, this article reviews children's rights and informed consent literature as the foundation…
Descriptors: Young Children, Informed Consent, Childrens Rights, Models
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Brodin, J.; Hollerer, L.; Renblad, K.; Stancheva-Popkostadinova, V. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The aim of this article is to highlight the concept "quality" with a special focus on preschool teachers' understanding and compare what preschool teachers in Austria, Bulgaria and Sweden regard as quality. Although quality is at high degree a subjective concept, some aspects are regarded decisive for good quality. A questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis
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Salamon, Andi – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Participatory research methods aim to break down the distinction between researchers and the researched. Infants are increasingly being seen as participants in research, but the nature of their participation is being questioned following an increased interest in participatory research with children. This article offers a perspective on…
Descriptors: Infants, Participatory Research, Ethics, International Law
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Tedam, Prospera – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The branding of children as "witches", capable of harming others is a widespread practice in some countries in Africa and across the world. There is evidence of this within specific communities and faith groups; however, the extent to which this phenomenon occurs in England is unclear as is the response by childcare professionals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Child Abuse, African Culture
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Lumsden, Eunice – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The importance of safeguarding children from violence is internationally recognised. However, detecting, intervening and protecting children from abuse both within the family and in institutions is complex. This paper specifically focuses on safeguarding in England and how workforce reform in the early years offers the opportunity to forge new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Young Children, Child Abuse
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Palaiologou, Ioanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Over the recent years there has been a shift in the field of early childhood research to involving young children in the research process. A vast body of literature [Evans, P., & Fuller, M. (1996). Hello. Who am I speaking to? Communicating with pre-school children in educational research settings. "Early Years," 17(1), 17-20; Clark,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Educational Research, Children, Ethics
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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