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Degotardi, Sheila; Gill, Amy – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This study examined infant educators' beliefs about infant language development in the context of early childhood classrooms. Participants were 59 educators who were employed to work directly with under-two-year-old children. Educators were interviewed to determine their understandings of infant language development and Grounded Theory qualitative…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Grounded Theory, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education
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Cloughessy, Kathy; Waniganayake, Manjula – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
Children's picture books featuring same-sex parented families have been suggested as a powerful resource in leading change in the struggle against heteronormativity in early childhood education. At present, little is known about lesbian parents' perceptions of how picture books in their homes and in early childhood settings can influence…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Parent Attitudes, Homosexuality, Childrens Literature
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Hu, Jiangbo; Torr, Jane; Degotardi, Sheila; Han, Feifei – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
This study investigated the manner in which 56 infant educators used language to direct the behaviour of infants (defined as children aged birth to two years), on the basis that the ways in which educators frame their commands represent an important component of young children's learning experiences. Underpinned by systemic functional linguistic…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Behavior, Preschool Teachers, Language Acquisition
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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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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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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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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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Kilderry, Anna; Nolan, Andrea; Scott, Caroline – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2017
It has been seven years since the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) was introduced in Australia and four years since the National Quality Standard (NQS) was implemented. To gain insight into how educators are understanding practice in the Australian early childhood and care context, the study draws on a praxeological frame where educators have…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Davis, Belinda; Torr, Jane – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
Educators' questions can encourage children to engage in extended conversations, facilitate comprehension and stimulate thinking. Many studies of educators' questioning have focused on children aged 3 years and older. Little is known about the manner in which educators of infants in non-parental group care settings use questioning as a pedagogical…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Foreign Countries, Nursery Schools, Child Care
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Edwards, Susan; Skouteris, Helen; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Rutherford, Leonie; O'Conner, Mandy; Mantilla, Ana; Morris, Heather; Elliot, Sue – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
Early childhood educators currently provide content focused learning opportunities for children in the areas of well-being and environmental education. However, these are usually seen as discrete content areas and educators are challenged with responding to children's interests in popular-culture inspired food products given these influence their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Preschool Teachers, Well Being
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Kimer, Merilin; Tuul, Maire; Õun, Tiia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
The aim of this study was to describe the activities of Estonian preschool teachers in the context of different teaching approaches and to compare the assessments of teachers of their own teaching with the assessments of observers of their teaching. For the data collection, the Early Childhood Classroom Observation Measure (ECCOM) and a structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Delivery Systems, Curriculum Implementation
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Ferholt, Beth; Rainio, Anna Pauliina – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
Ambivalence is a relatively little advanced concept for studying young people's engagement in education. We present a case study in which a teacher of a kindergarten-first-grade classroom works within an activity called a "playworld" to engage a child who had been excluded from certain classroom practices, after having been perceived by…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship
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Edwards, Susan; Nolan, Andrea; Henderson, Michael; Skouteris, Helen; Mantilla, Ana; Lambert, Pamela; Bird, Jo – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
Advancements in technology have increased preschool children's access to the Internet. Very little research has been conducted to identify pre-school-aged children's understandings of the Internet and ramifications of being "online." Without an understanding of children's thinking about the Internet, it is difficult to provide age- and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Internet, Safety, Foreign Countries
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