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Lago, Lina; Elvstrand, Helene – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This article focuses on how pupils' everyday transitions constitute a condition for pupils' activities and relationships, and how pupils understand and give meaning to their everyday transitions between different school settings (school and Leisure Time Centre). To examine this, we made participant observations in three different educational…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Educational Environment, Student Experience, Peer Relationship
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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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Puskás, Tünde – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2017
This paper examines the strategies monolingual teachers use to scaffold meaning and encourage and enhance verbal communication with emergent bilingual children in a Swedish mainstream preschool. The study is based on ethnographic fieldwork in a preschool group in which seven of twelve children spoke Swedish as their second, additional language.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Söderström, Åsa; Löfdahl Hultman, Annica – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2017
This article deals with experiences from an action learning project against bullying and degrading treatment among nine Swedish preschools. Even though definitions of bullying and degrading treatment tend to lead to thoughts of school-age children rather than preschoolers, previous research shows that bullying occurs in preschool as well. Our data…
Descriptors: Bullying, Preschool Education, Prevention, Foreign Countries
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Areljung, Sofie; Kelly-Ware, Janette – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2017
"Working theories" encompass children's theorising about the social and material worlds. This article looks explicitly at power relations involved in pedagogy around children's working theories by focusing on the teacher's control of what and whose working theories get unpacked and extended. From an analysis of four cases from early…
Descriptors: Theories, Power Structure, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Haraldsson, Katarina; Isaksson, Pernilla; Eriksson, Monica – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2017
A need for research on young children's mental health has been identified. Moreover, there is a need to enhance teachers' skills regarding health promotion work in preschool. The aim of the study is to examine the impact of a specific course on mental health promotion among Swedish preschool teachers. Data were gathered through interviews and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Mental Health, Trust (Psychology)
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Löfgren, Håkan – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
This article investigates what happens to institutional narratives of care in Swedish preschool when a policy on increased documentation is introduced. Questions deal with preschool teachers' professionalism as expressed through the teachers' talk about documentation. The analysis is based on theories in education policy, teacher professionalism…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Documentation, Professional Personnel
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Marklund, Leif; Dunkels, Elza – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
This paper presents different angles on the subject of digital play as a means to develop children's literacy and power, using an online ethnographical study of Swedish preschool teachers' discussions in informal online forums. Question posts (n = 239) were analysed using the Technological Pedagogical Knowledge framework and the Caring, Nurturing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy
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Karlsson Lohmander, Maelis – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2015
Professional experience in preschool settings comprises an important part of the education of preschool teachers. During their placements, students are expected to link theory to practice, to integrate university-based knowledge with workplace-based knowledge and skills essential for their future profession. They often refer to a perceived gap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Curriculum
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Maier-Höfer, Claudia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2015
By focusing on a collective aesthetics based on sensation and affect, researchers, especially in Stockholm, Sweden, are exploring a pedagogy that opens up space for assemblages of desire, acknowledging the expressions of children who transform themselves and their milieus into a weave of bodies, spaces, signs and media. By analysing this pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Löfdahl, Annica; Folke-Fichtelius, Maria – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2015
This article focuses on aspects of the notion of care in relation to the work of quality documentation in the Swedish preschool. Questions deal with how teachers enact pedagogy in relation to the documentation work; how they handle the demands of visibility; and which aspects of the teacher profession are exposed and which are silenced. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Nursery Schools, Teaching (Occupation)
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Lagerlöf, Pernilla – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2015
This study presents an analysis of a video observation of three six-year-olds interacting in front of a synthesizer in a Swedish preschool and using a new music technology ("MIROR-Impro"). It investigates how a musical role-play unfolds as an intermediate activity when there is a malfunction with the set-up of the technology and how it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Music, Technology Uses in Education
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Williams, Pia; Sheridan, Sonja; Sandberg, Anette – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
The aim is to investigate Swedish preschool teachers' accounts of children's learning in relation to the goals in the Swedish preschool curriculum. The research question is: "What do preschool teachers see as fundamental aspects of learning in preschool practice?" The study is based on interactionist perspectives founded in Urie…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Franzén, Karin – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
This project highlights preschool teachers' views of toddlers' learning in mathematics. The Swedish national curriculum covers even the youngest children who are 1-3?years old. Interesting questions are thus: what should mathematics be for this age group and how should preschool teachers work with maths to achieve the curriculum objectives? Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Toddlers
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Emilson, Anette; Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
The aim of this study is to investigate communication between preschool teachers and children in documentation situations. The focus is also on what preschool teachers actually document. The research questions are: What characterizes the communication between teachers and children when these teachers are documenting at the same time? What is the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Student Relationship
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