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Säre, Egle; Tulviste, Tiia; Luik, Piret – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Effective questioning helps preschoolers to reason verbally during philosophical group discussions. The aim of this study was to identify which researcher's questions preschoolers respond to with verbal reasoning during such discussions. The data were collected through video-recorded group discussions. A total of 1567 questions and 1119 verbal…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Verbal Ability, Thinking Skills, Group Discussion
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Paananen, Maiju; Lipponen, Lasse – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In this paper, we consider pedagogical quality particularly as equal opportunities for participating in decision-making in preschool. Relying on Ferraris' [2013. "Documentality: Why it is necessary to leave traces." New York: Fordham University Press] theory of Documentality, we demonstrate how pedagogical documentation can contribute to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education
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Heikka, Johanna; Halttunen, Leena; Waniganayake, Manjula – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study investigated perceptions of early childhood education (ECE) professionals employed at three ECE centres on teacher leadership enactment in Finland. These professionals comprised childcare nurses, teachers and ECE centre directors. Theoretically, the study was anchored on an analysis of teacher leadership and distributed leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Leadership, School Nurses
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Albin-Clark, Jo; Shirley, Ian; Webster, Maggie; Woolhouse, Clare – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The dyadic nature of the teacher-child relationship is recognized as a significant factor in young children's learning experiences. However understandings about how teachers' own personal and professional identities and experiences influence their construction of teacher-child relationships are under researched. This article extends upon earlier…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wood, Peter – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper raises questions about social and emotional learning (SEL) as a facilitator of all children's social, emotional and behavioural skills. Drawing on qualitative data, in the form of group and individual interviews with a range of primary school and early years staff members across four case studies, the findings indicate that children's…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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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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Arnott, Lorna – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Early Childhood Education (ECE) typically positions the child at the centre of their own learning, with a high degree of child-initiated and child-led experiences. As such, ECE is often characterized by 'free play' during which children are provided with opportunities to manage and negotiate their socio-emotional interactions. This process of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Play, Student Role
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Katsiada, Eleni; Roufidou, Irini; Wainwright, Jonathan; Angeli, Varvara – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Most research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, in Greece and internationally, focuses on children's relationships with their early years practitioners, but evidence regarding young children's role in the formation of these relationships is limited. This paper focuses on 10 children, under the age of three, recognizing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children
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McCree, Mel; Cutting, Roger; Sherwin, Dean – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper presents a longitudinal mixed methods study tracking 11 children (aged 5-7 on entry), defined as disadvantaged in multiple ways, i.e. social, behavioural and economic. They attended weekly Forest School and outdoor learning sessions over three years. The study investigates the project's impact on the children in terms of their academic…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Disadvantaged, Intervention, Forestry
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Elfer, Peter; Greenfield, Sue; Robson, Sue; Wilson, Dilys; Zachariou, Antonia – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The significance of practitioners' emotions in nursery interactions is evident in vivid accounts from widely different socio-cultural contexts. Work Discussion (WD) is a model of professional reflection distinctive in its attention to emotion in work interactions. Psychoanalytic conceptions, particularly the notion of the defended subject,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Job Satisfaction, Burnout
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Stefan, Catrinel A.; Avram, Julia – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The aims of the current study were (1) to replicate findings regarding the mediator role of emotion regulation (ER) between attachment and empathy; (2) to extend current knowledge by testing the moderator effect of ER on the relationship between attachment and empathy; and (3) to test an integrative moderated mediation model in which attachment…
Descriptors: Empathy, Attachment Behavior, Self Control, Preschool Children
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Odenbring, Ylva – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Research relating to children's views on their childhood and everyday activities, as well as comparative studies around this topic, is still lacking. From this background, the current study hopes to contribute new knowledge to this field of research. This study is a comparative study exploring how children aged 6-7 years experience their everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Grade 1, Student Experience
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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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Abdul-Majied, Sabeerah; Figaro-Henry, Sandra; Suepaul, Natalie – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Formative assessment and effective use of data to support student learning are key components of practice in early childhood (EC) centres. Although Trinidad and Tobago has developed an impressive EC care system, to decrease the achievement gap which international studies have shown to be significant in core subjects, educational planners must…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education
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