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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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Nolan, Andrea; Molla, Tebeje – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
In Australia, as is the case in other countries around the world, the Early Childhood workforce is in the process of 'skilling up' to meet government demands related to quality service provision. This paper sets out to identify what constitutes effective teacher professional learning through mentoring. Guided by critical realism and social…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Mentors, Program Descriptions
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Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Papandreou, Maria; Birbili, Maria – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
Over the past years, Greece has been undergoing a severe financial crisis. The main purpose of this study was to examine how early childhood teachers perceive continuing professional development (CPD) under such societal turmoil. More specifically, this study examined the perceptions of 45 in-service kindergarten teachers attending the…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Viskovic, Ivana; Višnjic Jevtic, Adrijana – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
The quality of educational processes with children of preschool age and long-term educational outcomes are largely related to the work quality of teachers. Lifelong learning and professional development, as predictors of quality, need to be regarded as an ongoing task for kindergarten teachers. Findings of an empirical study of Croatian…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Cherrington, Sue – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article reports a multiple-case study project into early childhood teachers' thinking and reflection on their teaching interactions with children in three New Zealand early childhood education centres. Using stimulated-recall interviews, teaching teams viewed video-recorded episodes of their teaching and discussed their thinking and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Case Studies, Reflection, Teacher Student Relationship
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Wang, Xiao-lei; Plotka, Raquel – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
Idiom comprehension and production reflect a child's language competence. Research suggests that there is a positive relationship between children's reading comprehension skills and their idiom understanding. This study examines whether adult verbal scaffolding, in conjunction with the deliberate use of iconic gestures, can facilitate young…
Descriptors: Chinese, Bilingualism, Experimental Groups, English (Second Language)
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Hakim, Lukmanul; Dalli, Carmen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
Focus group discussions with 21 degree-qualified early childhood education teachers in South Sulawesi, Indonesia, and individual follow-up interviews with 10 volunteer participants, were conducted to investigate the teachers' perspectives on early years professionalism. Thematic analysis of the data identified the key elements that made up the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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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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