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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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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Bullying is a serious problem that affects the young children's well being. Early childhood educators find it difficult to manage bullying in the classroom. Preschool is the first environment outside of the home setting where children encounter difficulties when they socially interact with their peers. Based on the principles of protecting and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Early Childhood Education, Well Being
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Kragh-Muller, Grethe; Isbell, Rebecca – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate young children's perspectives related to their experiences in child care. Researchers used individual interviews and drawings in an early childhood program in Denmark and one in the United States as the basis for examining children's perspectives on their everyday lives in child care. Observations…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Child Care
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Nikiforidou, Zoi – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Risk is a fundamental component of well-being and is interconnected with all aspects of child development. The aim of this paper is to explore children's (N = 50) own perspectives and perceptions of risky situations. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and images were used as prompts. Children aged five to six years were asked to identify…
Descriptors: Risk, Preschool Children, Well Being, Childhood Attitudes
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Baird, Kelly; Grace, Rebekah – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This article reports on findings from longitudinal research that explored perceptions of family life for three- to five-year-old children whose families were participating in an intensive, therapeutic family support programme (N = 5) in a disadvantaged community in Sydney, Australia. There were two early childhood comparison groups, one comprising…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Learning Activities, Family Environment, Longitudinal Studies
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Gascoyne, Sue – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
"Messy play" is often viewed as a purely ludic play activity in early childhood settings, however, some professionals in therapeutic contexts have understood it as potentially significant for supporting young children who have experienced trauma. This article reports on a study that explored how young children who have experienced trauma…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Trauma, Emotional Response
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Colliver, Yeshe – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
As young children's perspectives are increasingly "taken seriously" across disciplines, the pursuit of authentic and ethical research with young children has become the subject of recent discussion. Much of this relates to listening "authentically" to (or understanding) young children, focusing on research design, ethics,…
Descriptors: Listening, Childhood Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Fleer, Marilyn; Li, Liang – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
In recent times there has been a major international push for giving voice to children in the provision of services for early education and development particularly among researchers and non-government organisations. However, what has been missing from this body of literature and activity is the children's perspective when centres and services are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Models, Childhood Attitudes
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Penderi, Efthymia; Rekalidou, Galini – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
The preschool setting offers many opportunities to promote development of responsibility in young children. Clean-up routines may support children's distributional judgments, and reveal their sense of responsibility about classroom duties. Although there is a large number of studies regarding children's views about resource distribution,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Beliefs, Social Responsibility, Sanitation
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Pálmadóttir, Hrönn; Einarsdóttir, Jóhanna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
The article seeks to explore the relationship between the researcher and children aged from one to three years old. The findings are drawn from a research project in an Icelandic preschool where video recordings were used as the main method. The aim of the research project was to understand children's lived experiences when creating their…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Phenomenology, Learning Experience, Naturalistic Observation
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Holmes, Christine L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Illustrates how the director and teachers of a child care program and the staff of a residential nursing home facility collaborated to develop, implement, and evaluate an onsite intergenerational program. Describes program goals; recruitment plan; elder, staff, and teacher orientation; options for intergenerational activities; and program…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Preschool Children, Nursing Homes, Health Facilities
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Turunen, Tuija A.; Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
This article reports on methodological issues in the study of autobiographical narratives about transition to school within a life course approach. The data consist of 89 Australian participants' recollections of starting school between 1928 and 1995. These narratives are considered as life reviews and part of the story of "continuing…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries, Research Methodology
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Smith, Kylie – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2014
This article will report on a project, which consulted children about their understandings of safety in relation to the people and places in their lives. Thirty-nine children aged between three and five years attending preschool and long day-care services reflected on their experiences of what is safe and unsafe in their world through dialogue,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Safety, Preschool Children, Childhood Attitudes
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Georgeson, Jan; Porter, Jill; Daniels, Harry; Feiler, Anthony – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2014
From consideration of children's rights in general and equal opportunities for disabled children in particular, it is important to consult children about barriers and supports to learning and participation. Finding appropriate and feasible ways, however, to incorporate this into educational programmes for younger children can present challenges.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Barriers, Learning, Preschool Children
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Walker, Kathleen; Myers-Bowman, Karen S.; Myers-Walls, Judith A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Early childhood educators are in a unique position to provide peace education to young children and have been called to do so by their professional organizations. This article is intended to support early childhood educators in these endeavors by providing an overview of young children's conceptions of peace, war, and peacemaking strategies. In…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Peace, War
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