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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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Marsh, Jackie; Plowman, Lydia; Yamada-Rice, Dylan; Bishop, Julia; Scott, Fiona – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
This paper draws on an ESRC-funded study of play and creativity in preschool-aged children's use of apps in the UK. The main objectives of the study were to collect information about access to and use of apps in the home, establish the most popular apps and identify the features of those apps that are successful in promoting play and creativity. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Creativity
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Aubrey, Carol; Dahl, Sarah – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
A review of evidence on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the early years was commissioned by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency. Views of practitioners, parents and children were obtained and practitioner ICT audits completed. Most young children grow up in media-rich digital environments in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Foreign Countries
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Wong, Sandie; Sumsion, Jennifer – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2013
This article reports on the findings of a thematic review of research literature about integrated early years services (IEYS) [1995-2012]. Four themes are discussed: broad support for IEYS; critiques of claims about IEYS; a focus on inter-professional practice; and the challenge of evaluating IEYS. The article concludes with reflections concerning…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews, Attitudes
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Davenport, Helen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2012
Using stories from two employees in the UK Sure Start initiative, this paper offers insight into the complexity of developing a professional identity within a newly established, nebulous role of "outreach worker". Such a role is highly diverse in terms of its duties and the people with whom it engages. As such, it poses challenges for…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Professional Identity, Womens Studies, Interviews
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Jones, Liz; MacLure, Maggie; Holmes, Rachel; MacRae, Christina – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2012
This paper considers young children's (aged 3-5 years) relations with objects, and in particular objects that are brought from home to school. We begin by considering the place of objects within early years classrooms and their relationship to children's education before considering why some objects are often separated from their owners on entry…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Developmental Psychology
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McInnes, Karen; Howard, Justine; Miles, Gareth; Crowley, Kevin – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2011
This paper presents research that examines the links between practitioners' understanding of play and its relationship to learning, their pedagogic interactions with children and children's own perceptions of their play. Previous research has shown a mismatch between practitioners' understanding of play and their practice. This research identifies…
Descriptors: Play, Child Caregivers, Educational Practices, Individual Differences
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Bath, Caroline – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2011
This paper aims to explore democratic values in higher education pedagogies, as related to an Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree course in an English university. It seeks to find out what constitutes a multi-disciplinary course from both student and tutor perspectives. It is contextualised by the concepts of participation embedded in the idea of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Democratic Values, Interdisciplinary Approach, Early Childhood Education
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Ang, Lynn – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2010
This paper presents a discussion of the complexities that arise from addressing issues of cultural diversity in the early years context. It explores the challenges of developing an effective early years provision and pedagogy that values cultural difference within the framework of a mandated curriculum, "The Early Years Foundation Stage…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Ethnic Diversity
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Stephen, Christine – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2010
This paper sets out to look critically at the influences on pedagogy in early years education, at the ways in which it is enacted in practice and the pedagogical perspectives held by practitioners. The aim of the paper is to explore the current state of understanding and suggest areas to be included in an agenda for future research. The factors…
Descriptors: Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Social Theories, Play
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Pugh, Gillian – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2010
This article explores the considerable developments in both early years policy and in the provision of services for young children in England since 1997, noting the role that such services have had in informing the broader "Every child matters" agenda. Many challenges remain, however, not least the numbers of children and families who…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Broadhead, Pat – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2009
This paper draws from continuing research into the growth of sociability and cooperation in young children. It began in the mid-1980s and has continued periodically in a range of early years educational settings across the 3-6 age range. The research has underpinned the development of an observational tool. This tool--the Social Play Continuum or…
Descriptors: Play, Conflict, Young Children, Conflict Resolution
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Roberts-Holmes, Guy P. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2009
Positive father involvement and investment in the early years is of importance for children's later emotional, cognitive and social well-being. This article critically examines the multiple motivations and barriers experienced by the growing number of father primary carers. The small-scale research study presented suggests that for a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Fathers
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Arnold, Cath – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2009
Edward was one of 58 children studied by workers and parents as part of a study on Well-being and Resilience at the Pen Green Nursery. Within the larger study, eight children were studied in greater depth in order to explore connections between cognitive and emotional development. Schematic theory and attachment theory were used as frameworks for…
Descriptors: Play, Mothers, Psychotherapy, Emotional Development
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Rogers, Sue; Rose, Janet – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2007
This paper arose out of a research brief undertaken for a UK local education authority that is currently considering the option of introducing a policy of single-point entry for Reception children. This increasing trend has particular significance in the light of dramatic changes in the early years sector, not least the proposals for a new Early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, School Entrance Age, Preschool Curriculum
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