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Longstreth, Sascha L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend our previous work using the Teaching and Guidance Policy Essentials Checklist (TAGPEC) by examining the extent to which early childhood behavior guidance policies address language and culture and support program practices that promote fairness and equity for all children. Policies previously collected from…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Preschool Children
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French-Lee, Stacey; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study is to learn how early childhood educators make ethical decisions. The study also explores how these educators might learn to base their ethical decisions on a professionally accepted ethical code through a participatory professional development process. The professional code of ethics used in this study is the National…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Ethics
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Hoot, James L.; Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This article provides practical strategies for beginning scholars to assist in writing for professional publications. Specific strategies include awareness/understanding of publication requirements of institutions, types of manuscripts, creating time and space for writing, knowing publication outlets in the field, ethics/plagiarism, the manuscript…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Publishing Industry
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Gaywood, Donna; Bertram, Tony; Pascal, Chris – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper discusses some of the ethical issues encountered when involving refugee children in research. It draws on a study that aims to investigate how young Syrian refugee children experience Early Education, in one English local authority. This small-scale qualitative piece of research was developed in response to the deepening refugee crisis…
Descriptors: Refugees, Young Children, Childrens Rights, Ethics
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Saçkes, Mesut; Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Shaheen, Maria – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to identify the curricular preferences of parents for their youngsters. The study sample included 1490 parents with children enrolled in private preschool and prekindergarten classrooms. Data for the present study were collected via online surveys. Parents prioritized eleven academic and developmental areas in…
Descriptors: Preferences, Preschool Curriculum, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Education
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Richardson, Tanya – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
It is widely documented that young children participating in research should be protected from harm and that ethical considerations should be applied throughout a research project. What this paper strives to assert, however, is that protecting these participants is insufficient. A research project into children's speech and language development,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Research, Participation, Ethics
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Giovacco-Johnson, Tricia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This project explores how one early childhood preparation program integrated applied ethics in introductory coursework. Recognizing that students enter teacher education with well-formed values and beliefs regarding children and teaching, carefully planned learning experience and encounters in real life learning contexts expand their understanding…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Ribers, Bjørn – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
A Code of Ethics for Early Childhood Educators has been established in Denmark, accentuating the development of a professional ethos. However, the divergence between professional ethical ideals and the complex realities of professional practice can result in the phenomenon defined as moral distress. This article is a case study that discloses how…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Ethics
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Mayne, Fiona; Howitt, Christine; Rennie, Léonie J. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This paper introduces a hierarchical model of children's (3- to 8-year olds) research participation rights that builds on work by Roger Hart and integrates key participation rights drawn from UNCRC Article 12: information, understanding, voice, and influence. It provides insight into the various levels of information that can be provided to…
Descriptors: Children, Research, Participation, Childrens Rights
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Fives, Allyn; Canavan, John; Dolan, Pat – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
There is significant controversy over what counts as evidence in the evaluation of social interventions. It is increasingly common to use methodological criteria to rank evidence types in a hierarchy, with Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) at or near the highest level. Because of numerous challenges to a hierarchical approach, this article…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Randomized Controlled Trials, Ethics
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Taggart, Geoff – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2016
This article builds upon an earlier attempt (Taggart 2011) to articulate a rationale for professional training in early childhood education and care (ECEC) which is "ethical" as opposed to one which is purely instrumental or rooted in a patriarchal notion of women's supposed unique suitability. The argument proposes that a feminist…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Professional Education
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Lindahl, Ingrid – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
How can preschool teachers approach multiplicity and complexity in the preschool? The aim of this article is to discuss two approaches to education, one based on design and the other on open reflection, and to propose "situational sensitivity" as a concept connected within the latter approach. Special attention is paid to the ethical…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Andresen, Ragnhild – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2013
The research questions of the article are: What takes place in the professional cooperative work of including children with special needs in kindergartens and in counteracting exclusive process? How are views on children and ethics expressed through practice and in reflections on practice among the staff in kindergarten? What constitutes…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Inclusion, Ethnography, Teaching Methods
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Pascal, Chris; Bertram, Tony – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2012
The discipline and practice of participatory, practice-led research has grown rapidly in recent years and it is now widely accepted as making an important and serious contribution to the knowledge base of early childhood. Despite this progress recently we have come to understand that our worldview has needed to shift again in response to the…
Descriptors: Ethics, World Views, Models, Praxis
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