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Ojala, Maria; Ekman Ladru, Danielle; Gustafson, Katarina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Due to the emergence of new forms of preschools and parents' increased freedom of choice regarding early childhood education, more research on parental preschool preferences is needed. Although preschool offers a seedbed for the development of knowledge and competencies, this development matures through interaction with parents. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, School Choice, Preschools, Mobile Educational Services
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Nasiopoulou, Panagiota – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study aims to explore profiles of preschool teachers' intentions when they divide the children into subgroups. Interactionist perspectives, Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, and a pedagogical perspective on preschool quality provide the foundation for the study's theoretical framework. By applying a person-centered analytical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Intention, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Otterborn, Anna; Schönborn, Konrad J.; Hultén, Magnus – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Modern preschool education is seen as an essential foundation for nurturing children's digital literacy. Early childhood education environments have witnessed increased emphasis on integrating programming activities in combination with digital tablets. However, little is known about how preschool teachers implement programming as part of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Curriculum Implementation, Programming, Preschool Curriculum
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Sandberg, Anette; Broström, Stig; Johansson, Inge; Frøkjaer, Thorleif; Kieferle, Christa; Seifert, Anja; Roth, Angela; Tuul, Maire; Ugaste, Aino; Laan, Meeli – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article explores how some children in Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Sweden describe their perspective on learning. The aim of the international study is to gain knowledge of how preschool children in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Germany reflect and perceive their learning in preschool and other surrounding social contexts. The results are…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Focus Groups, Interviews, Goal Orientation
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Thulin, Susanne; Redfors, Andreas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article reports on student preschool teachers' views of science and its role in preschool. Three cohorts of students have been given a written questionnaire with open-ended questions before and after a one-semester course including science (specifically Chemistry and Physics) in a 3.5-year preschool teacher programme in Sweden. The science…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sheridan, Sonja; Gjems, Liv – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The most important benefits of international comparisons are the indications that make hidden national characteristics visible and shed new light on the system in each country. From a comparative perspective, this article explores what Swedish and Norwegian preschool teachers emphasise as important to preschool student teachers about preschool as…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Teacher Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Preschool Teachers
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Palmér, Hanna; Henriksson, Jenny; Hussein, Rania – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In recent years the interest in preschool mathematics has increased. However, studies seldom focus on children under the age of three and research is scarce on the early use of mathematics observed in natural settings. This article reports a study of mathematical possibilities during diaper changing in a preschool setting. A diaper change can be a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Toddlers, Mathematics Instruction
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Alatalo, Tarja; Meier, Joanna; Frank, Elisabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This study highlights teachers' experiences with transition from Swedish preschool to preschool class, i.e. from the daycare centre to the formal school. One assumption was that transition activities, to favour continuity in the long-term, need to focus on children's learning within the target areas that the policy documents specify for preschool.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers
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Ljunggren, Åsa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This article summarizes the work and the main findings of an action research project that was conducted in an early childhood education and care setting in the city of Malmö, Sweden in the autumn of 2013 and spring 2014. Rönnerman's model (Aktionsforskning i praktiken: förskola och skola på vetenskaplig grund [Action research in practice:…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Child Care
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Brodin, Jane; Renblad, Karin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
There is today an increasing global interest in early childhood education, especially with regard to curriculum and quality work. The aim of this article is to study preschool teachers' and child care workers' views on the revised national curriculum for preschool in Sweden (Lpfö 98, rev. 2010), and if the educators perceive that they can conduct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Svensson, Birgitta; Andershed, Henrik; Janson, Staffan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
The aim of this study was to investigate a problem that is related to pre-school teachers' prolonged and temporary concerns for children's home situations and the extent to which these children were in need of special support in pre-school and/or were reported to the CPA. Data were obtained from a Swedish prospective study (the SOFIA-study)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Children
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Andrews, Paul; Sayers, Judy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
It is known that an appropriately developed foundational number sense (FONS), or the ability to operate flexibly with number and quantity, is a powerful predictor of young children's later mathematical achievement. However, until now not only has FONS been definitionally elusive but instruments for identifying opportunities for children to acquire…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Karlson, Ingrid; Simonsson, Maria – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Lately the interest to develop a gender-perspective in preschool has grown in Sweden. The aim of this study is to focus on Swedish preschool work teams understanding of gender and gender-sensitive pedagogy and their descriptions of what they actually do to be gender-sensitive preschools. Studies of gender and children often focus construction of…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Svensson, Birgitta; Janson, Staffan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Objective: To investigate the actions of Swedish preschool staff when suspecting the maltreatment of children in their domestic environment, and the staff's further experiences and relations to the family members. Methods: A questionnaire in 2005 to the staff of 189 child groups in community preschools, including 3,100 children. Results: A report…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Questionnaires
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Guldbrandsson, Karin; Bremberg, Sven – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Preschools are environments where children are given opportunities to develop emotional, social and intellectual capabilities, characteristics that by recent research have been revealed as health protecting. The objectives of this study were to examine the intentions of 25 Swedish municipalities to develop such capabilities through activities in…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Intention, Preschool Children, Preschool Education