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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Pedagogical documentation is practised in early childhood centres all over the world as a means to gauge the learning and development of children. From the point of view of teachers, however, documentation must compete with numerous other tasks. This paper explores the strategies teachers employ in order to integrate documentation into their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Caring is the core value that empowers families and early childhood professionals. This article articulates the meaning and power of caring in the lives of children and families. It also explores family, professional, and community strategies for creating caring and nurturing children and families. In particular, insights that show that caring is…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Strategies, Child Development
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Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
This article describes the power of goal-setting in order to help children become self-motivated and responsible for their actions. It also provides a road-map for a successful process by describing the following strategies: changing negative thoughts into positives, creating affirmations, designing action plans and utilizing visualization. This…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Visualization, Parent Participation, Student Educational Objectives
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Nagayama, Mariko; Gilliard, Jennifer L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Staff interviews and classroom observations based on predetermined observation criteria and open-ended questions were conducted at early care and education programs in Kakunodate, Akita, Japan; Tazawako, Akita, Japan; Butte, Montana; and Missoula, Montana. Differences in curriculum, classroom structure and educational strategies were found. For…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Ethnic Groups