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Fenech, Marianne; Lotz, Mianna – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
Dominant constructions of professionalism in early childhood education can diminish early childhood teachers' and educators' undertaking of advocacy at the systems or political level. In this paper, we propose an ethically grounded construction of professionalism that provides space for professional practice to move beyond the classroom and into…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Professionalism, Ethics
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Li, Xia; Liu, Song; DeBey, Mary; McFadden, Karen; Pan, Yue-Juan – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
In China, preschool curriculum has undergone reform and profound changes. Much remains unknown, however, regarding preschool teachers' teaching beliefs after 30 years of curriculum reform and adaptation. This study aimed to address the issue and investigate teachers' beliefs concerning teaching mathematics. Twelve preschool teachers in China…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Peterson, Shelley Stagg; Madsen, Audrey; San Miguel, Jayson; Jang, Soon Young – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
Ten teachers in kindergarten and grade one classrooms in remote northern Canadian Ojibway communities, and two consultants from a First Nations Student Success Program participated in focus group discussions about the place of rough and tumble and superhero play, and teachers' roles in preventing relational and physically aggressive play in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Sahin-Sak, Ikbal Tuba; Sak, Ramazan; Tezel-Sahin, Fatma – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This survey-based quantitative study investigates 310 Turkish preschool teachers' views about classroom management, using the following six models of disciplinary strategy: behavioral change theory, Dreikurs' social discipline model, Canter's assertive discipline model, the Glasser model of discipline, Kounin's model, and Gordon's teacher…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Classroom Techniques
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Yelland, Nicola J.; Leung, Wai Man Vivienne – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
In this paper we outline the provision of pre-primary education in the Hong Kong SAR and discuss how the educational reform initiatives of 2000 (Learning to Learn) and global imperatives provided the impetus to reshape a new educational approach to early childhood education. We use the example of a half-day pre-primary (kindergarten) programme to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Educational Change, Lifelong Learning
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Bateman, Amanda – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article discusses how children in New Zealand make meaning in their spontaneous pretend play from kindergarten (four years old) through to their first year of primary school (five years old). The findings discussed here are taken from a wider project investigating children's storytelling where 12 child participants were video recorded during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Van Laere, Katrien; Vandenbroeck, Michel – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
It is generally accepted that Early Childhood Education and Care should adopt a holistic view on education, in which education and care are inseparable concepts. Perspectives of staff members themselves are, however, often absent in these educare debates. We conducted six video-elicited focus groups with various preschool staff members (n = 69) in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teacher Attitudes
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Whitehead, Kay – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article focuses on Inspector Lydia Longmore and 29 infant mistresses who were leading South Australian infant schools in the interwar year era. During 1926/1927 Longmore and each infant mistress in the state school system were interviewed by a journalist about her career path and current role, and profiles of their work featured week by week…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Journalism, Profiles
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Tesar, Marek – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
There is a complexity to the early years and childhoods in communist Czechoslovakia. On the surface, childhoods and early years education can be perceived as homogenous and monolithic. However, close examination reveals not only a multiplicity of childhoods, but also cracks in the ideological governance that positions these childhoods as happy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Gawlicz, Katarzyna; Starnawski, Marcin – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
The article focuses on selected educational developments in early twentieth century Poland. It begins with an overview of the changes in the organisation of education and care for young children during the pre-independence and interwar periods. The authors discuss social and political challenges as reflected in educational realities as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, European History, Child Care
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Bethell, Kerry – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article chronicles the experiences of four New Zealand kindergarten teachers who, between 1932 and 1937, were individually awarded Carnegie Corporation of New York Travel Fellowships to undertake an academic year of advanced study at the progressive Teachers College at Columbia University in New York and to visit educational provisions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fellowships, Professional Continuing Education, Networks
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Logan, Helen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This paper presents lesser known accounts from policy makers whose experiences as elite informants span 40 or so years in Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy history between 1972 and 2009. Drawing on a post-structuralist theoretical frame, this paper employs a Foucauldian-influenced approach to discourse analysis. Given the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Singer, Elly; Wong, Sandie – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This paper, based on interviews conducted for the "Early Childhood Oral History Project," draws on oral life-history interviews with 14 prominent early childhood researchers who have been active since the 1970s within diverse European countries. A common theme across the interviews is the key role that collaborative research between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Interviews, Oral History, Researchers
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Boyd, Diane – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This paper considers Early Childhood Education for Sustainable Development from the perspective of two pioneers, Maria Montessori and Rudolph Steiner. These pioneers advocated for strong community ethics based on social justice, peace and equality. This is discussed in relation to current practices in England. Although the Early Years Foundation…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Sustainable Development, Social Justice, Change Agents
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Read, Jane – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
In 1900, London infant school head teacher and Froebelian, Lucy R. Latter, travelled to southern India to introduce kindergarten pedagogy to schools in Mysore. A hundred years later Froebelians continue to implement projects in very different environments from kindergarten's European roots, including Soweto, South Africa and Kolkata, India. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Travel, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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