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Kamenarac, Olivera – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
The article opens a conversation about specificities and complexities of the positioning and identity constructions of early childhood (ECE) preservice teachers within initial teacher education (ITE) spaces and places. It draws on a study on if/how ITE can support preservice teachers to build a critical mentality to engage with robust professional…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Professional Identity, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education
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Cowie, Bronwen; Mitchell, Linda – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
This article analyses data from a study that explored the role of early childhood education in supporting a sense of belonging for immigrant children and families in Aotearoa New Zealand, whilst sustaining their connections with homes and homelands. We draw on teachers' documentation of curriculum experiences, focus group discussions, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Immigrants, Cultural Maintenance
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Kahuroa, Raella – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
The enactment of everyday democratic practice in early childhood settings supports children to practise being active agents in their own lives. Through learning to take action on matters of importance, practising collaboration and listening, and seeing that their ideas matter and have significance, children are positioned to become engaged…
Descriptors: Democracy, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers
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Bates, Susan; Page, Wyatt; Stover, Sue – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
Excessive noise levels in early childhood centres have a direct impact on the learning of young children, as well as on the wellbeing of teachers. Psycho-acoustic studies show that noise is a key factor contributing to elevated adult stress levels and annoyance, leading to lower levels of adult sensitivity to children's needs and fewer direct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acoustics, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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Alderson, Joanne; Kenny, Donna; Fisher, Rick – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
This article reports on research conducted in New Zealand that deals with early childhood education (ECE) centre working relationships with external organisations, including agencies, social services, and other education providers. The goal of the research was to identify the types of current collaboration, the nature of these relationships, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Agency Cooperation
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White, Amanda; Padtoc, Irene – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
Young children learn how to communicate with others through their everyday interactions and social relationships. In this article, we argue that stories about personal experiences are a valuable context for exploring how 1-year-old toddlers learn to engage with others across their family homes and early childhood settings. We demonstrate how…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Interpersonal Communication, Story Telling, Competence
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Griffiths, Veronica; Hall, Erin; Hartley, Derek; Hohaia-Rollinson, Fleur; Illston, Karen; Malcolm, Jenny; Purdue, Kerry; Tate, Alice – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
"He Taonga te Tamaiti, Every Child a Taonga: Early Learning Action Plan 2019-2029" (Ministry of Education, 2019) presents goals directed towards strengthening quality provision in early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand, including actions needed to attract and retain a diverse range of kaiako in the sector. Because…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Equal Education
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Southey, Jacqui – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
Despite more than a century of academic scrutiny on parental discipline of children, parents' use of positive discipline practices is not well understood. This article draws from a larger study (Southey, 2020) aimed at understanding the prosocial practices parents use to guide their children's social, emotional, and behavioural development, and…
Descriptors: Discipline, Positive Behavior Supports, Parenting Styles, Parent Attitudes
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Freeman, Sola – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
This article presents findings from a doctoral study which examined the ways teaching teams in six New Zealand early childhood education (ECE) centres fostered and supported young children's scientific experiences. The focus of this article is the pedagogical practice of using provocations to facilitate scientific opportunities. The way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Preschool Education, Child Care Centers
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Takemoto, Madoka – Early Childhood Folio, 2021
Early childhood education (ECE) settings in Aotearoa New Zealand are becoming increasingly ethnically superdiverse. This article draws on a research project that examined the cultural challenges that Japanese children sometimes encounter in New Zealand ECE contexts which was undertaken for my Doctor of Education. Data were analysed using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Treweek, Julie; Kelly-Ware, Janette – Early Childhood Folio, 2020
This qualitative case study research explored children's social disputes in one New Zealand kindergarten. The disputes typically related to the possession of resources and space. "First possession" was found to be significant, hence the name of this article. The notion that children have to experience "possession" and…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Conflict, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Bailey, Judy; McChesney, Jane – Early Childhood Folio, 2020
Mathematical learning is an integral part of early childhood education (ECE). In Aotearoa New Zealand there is a range of valuable curriculum resources including "Te Kakano," a "living, evolving" framework of purposeful activities, to assist teachers to notice and respond to mathematics learning. This article aims to contribute…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Culturally Relevant Education, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries
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McLaughlin, Tara; Cherrington, Sue; McLachlan, Claire; Aspden, Karyn; Hunt, Lynda – Early Childhood Folio, 2020
Data and the use of data for teaching and learning can be a powerful tool. However, data can also be overwhelming or underused if teachers and leaders do not have adequate systems, supports, or mindsets to facilitate effective data use. The Data, Knowledge, Action programme of research involves early childhood researchers and teachers working…
Descriptors: Data Use, Early Childhood Teachers, Educational Researchers, Educational Change
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McChesney, Katrina; Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette – Early Childhood Folio, 2020
The quality of early childhood education and care fundamentally depends on teachers' wise practice. However, the environments in which that education and care occur can influence, inform, and shape teachers' practice, and children's and families' experiences. This article draws on a written "portrait" of the learning environment created…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Educational Environment
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McChesney, Katrina – Early Childhood Folio, 2020
Greerton Early Learning Centre (GELC), is a privately owned full-day early childhood centre in Tauranga, New Zealand. GELC was operated in two centres on neighbouring streets: an infant and toddler centre (licensed for 30 children) and an older children's centre (licensed for 40 children). After two decades operating in repurposed residential…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Educational Facilities
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