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Greve, Anne; Garnier, Pascale; Ulvik, Oddbjørg Skjaer; Øien, Ingvil; Chantseva, Victoria; Fallang, Bjørg; Gulbrandsen, Liv Mette; Rayna, Sylvie – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Food practices are culturally and historically situated, and so are conceptions of 'risk'. Comparative studies of food practices can highlight these cultural norms and conceptions. In this article we will present results from a study that investigated food practices in Norwegian and French kindergartens with a particular focus on constructions of…
Descriptors: Food, Risk, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background
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Lyndon, Helen; Bertram, Tony; Brown, Zeta; Pascal, Chris – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This paper reports on a segment of Ph.D. research which was undertaken to develop participatory pedagogy working specifically within a praxeological paradigm [Oliveira-Formosinho, J., and J. Formosinho. 2012a. "Praxeological Research in Early Childhood: a Contribution to a Social Science of the Social." European Early Childhood Education…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Trust (Psychology), Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers
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Gejard, Gabriella; Melander, Helen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This study explores preschool children's mathematizing in everyday block play activities. Building on an ethnomethodological and multimodal conversation analytic framework, we explore how geometry (i.e. spatiality, shape, and symmetry) is actualized in children's verbal and embodied interaction with their peers, pedagogues, and material…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Play
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Breathnach, Helen; Danby, Susan; O'Gorman, Lyndal – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Engaging with children as research informants and supporting their participation in research is increasingly recognised as valuing children's views on matters that affect them. Less attention, however, is given to the ways in which children co-construct and manage their participation in child-researcher interactions. Drawing on sociology of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Participation, Participatory Research, Ethnography
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Syrjämäki, Marja; Pihlaja, Päivi; Sajaniemi, Nina – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article focused on the pedagogy that enhances peer interaction in integrated special groups. In Finland, most children identified as having special educational needs (SEN) attend day-care in mainstream kindergarten groups; the rest are in integrated or segregated early childhood special education (ECSE) groups in public day-care centres…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Peer Relationship, Interaction
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Wu, Shu-Chen; Faas, Stefan; Geiger, Steffen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This qualitative study investigated Chinese and German teachers' and parents' conceptions and understanding of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents took part in this study. Among the participants, 12 kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) were interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. These…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Play, Focus Groups
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Correa Gorospe, José Miguel; Martínez-Arbelaiz, Asunción; Fernández-Olaskoaga, Lorea – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Social, political and economic conditions shape a context of permanent flux where early childhood education teachers have to join the labour market and build their professional identity while facing numerous challenges. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects that a changing world and precarious job conditions can have on newly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Anderson, Babs – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article highlights the findings of an empirical research project, using an ethnographic approach, taking place over one academic year. It investigates the different forms of engagement that children may present, when acting in free play situations in a nursery in NW England, without direct adult intervention. This range of engagement includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Nursery Schools, Young Children
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Lunneblad, Johannes – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This article is from a study about the integration of refugee children (aged one to five) and their families in Sweden. Refugee children and parents who have received a residence permit are entitled to be introduced into the Swedish society. One of the first encounters refugee children and families have with Swedish society is with the preschool.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Inclusion, Preschool Children
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Grindheim, Liv Torunn – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
In this article, play is understood as activities of major importance for child-citizens and as activities that constitute various ways of participating. The researcher joined children in three early childhood education institutions in Norway in their activities and categorised their participation in their everyday life. The study depicts that, in…
Descriptors: Play, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Nilsen, Ann Christin E. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Building on ideals of social cohesion, equality of opportunities and socio-economic benefits, there has been an increasing awareness in Norway of kindergarten employees' responsibility to initiate early childhood intervention. The process of identifying children in need of intervention involves a complex chain of actions in which documentation is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Ólafsdóttir, Sara Margrét; Danby, Susan; Einarsdóttir, Jóhanna; Theobald, Maryanne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
In preschool settings, children challenge the adult-initiated rules in many ways during their play activities with peers. This ethnographic study with children aged 3-5 years was built on Corsaro's sociology of childhood construct that views children as agents and active participants in preschool society. The study is conducted in two preschools…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Standards, Ethnography
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Garrity, Sheila; Canavan, John – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Conceptualising early years settings as "communities of care" reflects the narrative arising from recent ethnographic research conducted in the West and Midlands areas of Ireland. Drawing on the ethic of care as an underpinning theoretical framework, this article outlines the potential of early years settings to represent reliable,…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Parent Caregiver Relationship, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Kalkman, Kris; Clark, Alison – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Using the concept of "suitability" to describe newcomer migrant children's connection to multiple fields of social and cultural relations, we explore a newcomer migrant girl's transition from an introductory group for migrant children with a refugee background into a mainstream day-care group. Inspired by sociocultural and transitional…
Descriptors: Refugees, Migrant Children, Child Care Centers, Role Playing
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Murray, Jane – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
The academy has tended to marginalise young children as researchers (YCAR), even in matters affecting them, which denies young children agency and amounts to social injustice. Drawing on the YCAR study, which adopted a qualitative "jigsaw" methodology to co-research with children aged four to eight years (n = 138), their parents,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Epistemology, Early Childhood Education, Researchers
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