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Hofslundsengen, Hilde; Magnusson, Maria; Svensson, Ann-Katrin; Jusslin, Sofia; Mellgren, Elisabeth; Hagtvet, Bente E.; Heilä-Ylikallio, Ria – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study investigates the physical literacy environment of preschools in three Nordic countries. The environments were assessed using an observation protocol in a total of 131 classrooms with children aged between one and seven in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The results showed that children's books were common and accessible in all three…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Preschool Education, Technological Literacy, Multilingualism
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Cederborg, Ann-Christin – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study explores how 3-5 year-old children negotiate participation rights during peer play in a preschool in Sweden. The interest is on how they build relations moment-by-moment. I specifically analyze how they negotiate participation rights with a focus on how they include and exclude each other in the ongoing activity. This is an ethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children
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Palla, Linda – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This review aims to provide an overview of content in Nordic research between 2006-2014 in the field of special education in preschool. More specifically, this review identifies the similarities and variation in and between content in the research. A total of 31 studies were found to be relevant. A summative thematic content analysis was made. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Special Education, Inclusion
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Svärdemo Åberg, Eva; Insulander, Eva – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article presents a meta-interpretative synthesis of contrasting research studies about methodological and theoretical challenges for Swedish preschool teachers in systematic quality development work. The first challenge involves an awareness of producing documentation from different levels of preschool work. The second challenge concerns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Documentation
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Borg, Farhana; Winberg, T. Mikael; Vinterek, Monika – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored Swedish preschool children's knowledge about the environmental impact of various transport modes, and investigated whether or not eco-certification has any role to play in relation to this knowledge. Additionally, this study examined children's perceived sources of knowledge. Using illustrations and semi-structured questions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Knowledge Level, Ecology
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Öztürk Dönmez, Renginar; Bayik Temel, Ayla – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of this review is to identify the behavioural soothing interventions (BSIs) used for reducing infant crying and to determine their effect. Studies had to describe an experimental study addressing infant crying and BSIs in the first six months after birth. Searches were performed in Web of Science, Pubmed, Science Direct, EBSCOhost,…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Infant Behavior, Infants
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Elvstrand, Helene; Lago, Lina – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to answer the question of how pupils' participation is acted within the context of Swedish leisure time centres (LTCs) through the analysis of ethnographic material from five different LTCs. The analysis took a grounded theory approach, and the results show that pupils' participation in LTCs can be seen as an ongoing negotiation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Recreational Facilities, Student Participation
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Hjalmarsson, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In times of global tendencies on governance of the public sector, 'quality' has become a keyword, an ideal. In Sweden, all municipalities, school heads and teachers are required to carry out systematic quality work to meet the demand on goal attainment. Working with documentation is a crucial aspect of this process. The Swedish leisure-time centre…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Leisure Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Hedlin, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to investigate how preschool teachers see their interaction with the home. The empirical material consists of semi-structured interviews with 30 qualified preschool teachers working in Swedish preschools. The informants describe how they promote cooperation and prevent conflict by clarifying that parents'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship
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Sivberg, Bengt; Jakobsson, Ulf; Lundqvist, Pia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Very early precursors of disrupted social behaviours are significant to understanding the possibility of mitigating or changing behaviours through interventions. Spontaneous play situations between infant and parent in two groups of infants aged 8.5-9 months were observed. First, a large number of videos were analysed to develop an observational…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Nonverbal Ability
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Borg, Farhana – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored preschool children's knowledge and views of other children's economic situation worldwide, and their self-reported sources of such knowledge. A total of 53 final-year preschool children, aged 5-6, from 12 preschools in Sweden were interviewed. Children's responses were analysed using content analysis and the Structure of the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childrens Attitudes, Preschool Children, Preschools
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Nasiopoulou, Panagiota; Williams, Pia; Sheridan, Sonja; Yang Hansen, Kajsa – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores preschool teachers' professional profiles in Sweden. Considering various educational policy reforms in Sweden the last decades, this study is grounded in interactionist perspectives and Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological model. A set of multiple professional indicators related to preschool teachers' educational background,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Profiles, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Background
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Lager, Karin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article is positioned in the context of a discussion about an increasing focus on quality in education. The aim of the article is to explore discourses enacted in Systematic Quality Work (SQW) in municipalities and leisure-time centres. In Sweden, SQW comes within the statutory obligations of municipals and leisure-time centres and…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Educational Quality, Discourse Analysis, Municipalities
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Saraçoglu, Dürdane Sirin; Karaoglan, Deniz – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Drawing on cognitive science, child psychology, education and economics literature, this paper investigates the significance of early childhood development and highlights the value of investment in early childhood education (ECE). The young child requires adequate psycho-stimulation for the optimal development of the brain, which subsequently…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Human Capital, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Lunneblad, Johannes; Garvis, Susanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In the last decade, neo-liberal movements have entered parts of the Swedish society, bringing increased accountability and public management to preschool (catering for children aged 1-5 years). While early childhood education research has generally focused on preschool, children and teachers, few studies have explored the perspectives of preschool…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Preschool Education, Content Analysis, Foreign Countries
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