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Nicholson, Julie; Kuhl, Katie; Maniates, Helen; Lin, Betty; Bonetti, Sara – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
With the increasing acknowledgement of the benefits of early childhood education, there is a need to ask critical questions about whether ample leadership exists for guiding ambitious systemic change in the field. This review of leadership in early childhood educational contexts between 1995 and 2015 examines the epistemological assumptions…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Social Justice, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Qualities
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Robertson, Natalie; Yim, Bonnie; Paatsch, Louise – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Dramatic play is a typical activity that provides many benefits for preschool children's learning and development. This paper presents the findings of a mixed-method study that examined the level of preschool children's involvement in dramatic play and the connection between this involvement and the quality of the classroom environment. The study…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Student Participation
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Ma, Junqian – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Children's transition to school has been widely investigated, but most studies do not clearly define its starting point. By drawing on the cultural-historical concept of the social situation of development, and selecting 'role adjustment' as the unit of analysis, this paper seeks to clearly define the starting point of children's transition to…
Descriptors: Social Adjustment, School Readiness, Case Studies, Asians
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Thorpe, Karen; Sullivan, V.; Jansen, E.; McDonald, P.; Sumsion, J.; Irvine, S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Pressure on labour-supply has rekindled concern about the low participation of men in early childhood education and care (ECEC) and public debate about the 'appropriateness' and 'value' of male educators in these settings. We examined this issue from the perspective of all staff (N = 23), in two Australian ECEC centres employing a male educator. A…
Descriptors: Males, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Gender Issues
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Ward, Tanya; Goldingay, Sophie; Parson, Judi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Concern has been raised recently in relation to excessive use of digital technology and the detrimental effect this has on familial relationships, well-being and development, andon people's connection with nature. This article provides a timely response to this concern by presenting the findings of a qualitative evaluation of a supported nature…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Play, Outdoor Education, Well Being
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Jose, Kim; Christensen, Daniel; van de Lageweg, Wietse I.; Taylor, Cate – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Tasmania's Child and Family Centres (Centres) provide a single entry point to early childhood services (ECS) and aim to improve the health and well-being, education and care of Tasmania's children through supporting families and carers. This mixed methods study investigated the impact of Centres on parents' confidence and competence. Centre users…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Family Programs
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Rademacher, Annika; Koglin, Ute – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In recent years, preschooler's self-regulation has been extensively researched. This systematic review deals with the overlaps and differences among the many different terminologies and definitions of self-regulation in childhood and the association with preschooler's social-emotional and behavioural development. A systematic literature search in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Management, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Wishart, Llewellyn; Rouse, Elizabeth – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This manuscript presents the findings of a study that explored how teachers' perceptions of natural play learning environments were transformed through targeted professional learning (PL). Australia's early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy outlines a responsibility for educators to ensure that outdoor learning spaces provide experiences…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Faculty Development, Play
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Jabbar, Sinaria Abdel; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of depression and anxiety among (12) Iraqi refugee children, 6 males and 6 females (aged 7-14) who had fled ISIS and are residing in Jordan awaiting resettlement. The authors used four scales to measure depression, field observation, and structured interviews with the mothers to examine exile-related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Refugees
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O'Connor, Amanda; Skouteris, Helen; Nolan, Andrea; Hooley, Merrilyn; Cann, Warren; Williams-Smith, Janet – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Supporting parent-child relationships is vital for children's social and emotional development, future health and well-being. As children now spend significant amounts of time attending early childhood education and care settings, it is opportune that interventions be designed for educators to promote and nurture parent-child relationships. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Fane, Jennifer; MacDougall, Colin; Jovanovic, Jessie; Redmond, Gerry; Gibbs, Lisa – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Recognition of the need to move from research "on" children to research "with" children has prompted significant theoretical and methodological debate as to how young children can be positioned as active participants in the research process. Visual research methods such as drawing, photography, and videography have received…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Student Empowerment, Preschool Children, Child Development Centers
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Parents play a key role in supporting young children's interactions with tablets (e.g. iPads). Little is known about the types of scaffolding parents provide during tablet activities and how these relate to child age, SES, and home use. Fifty-five parent-child dyads (M child age = 3.49 years) were videoed as they played on an iPad. All parent…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Young Children, Handheld Devices, Parents as Teachers
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Davis, Belinda; Dunn, Rosemary – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In Birth-2 early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, where evidence-based practices are still emerging, tensions exist about what it means to be an infant educator. While it is widely accepted that infants require responsive, supportive and care, relationships between educators and infants in early childhood settings necessarily involve…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Infants, Toddlers
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Grace, Rebekah; Walsh, Rosalind; Baird, Kelly – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study contributes to child voice research that seeks to understand the early childhood education and care (ECEC) experiences of young children. Forty-seven children from seven disadvantaged communities in NSW Australia, including urban, rural and remote areas, participated in a face-to-face interview guided by Ecocultural theory. The children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Disadvantaged Environment, Student Participation
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Colliver, Yeshe; Arguel, Amaël – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Play is traditionally considered the foundation of learning in the early years. Because play is characterized by free choice, it can be difficult for adults to ensure all learning is useful for children. The intervention described here took a novel approach to this problematic. It exposed 17 four-year-olds to different adult demonstrations to see…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Role Models, Play, Intervention
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