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Niikko, Anneli; Ugaste, Aino – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This study examined Estonian and Finnish teachers' conceptions of their own learning and of possible ways to learn. Altogether, 70 teachers participated in the study. Theoretical and methodological solutions were directed according to the phenomenographic approach. For most teachers, learning appeared to be at the surface level and focused on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Birkeland, Åsta – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Regulation of time is an important structuring tool of everyday practices in kindergarten. Despite the fundamental importance, investigation of temporal patterns have been underestimated in early childhood education research. The purpose of this article is to illuminate how ideas of childhood and children's cultural formation are embedded in the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational History, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Rivalland, Corine; Armstrong, Lauren C.; Monk, Hilary – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Early childhood education has undergone immense change over the years. In Australia, this has included the introduction of curriculum and quality frameworks [ACECQA. 2012. "National Quality Framework." http://acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/the-national-quality-standard; DEEWR. 2009. "Belonging, Being and Becoming: The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Guidelines
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Newman, Linda; Leggett, Nicole – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is increasingly used by and with teachers to counter discourses and policies of top-down standardisation. Growing numbers of researchers advocate benefits as the learning and empowerment of educators, and the sense of achievement for university researchers when they research with rather than about educators. We focus here on…
Descriptors: Action Research, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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Leggett, Nicole; Newman, Linda – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is an approach increasingly used by and with teachers, including in early childhood (EC) education. Studies outlining the benefits of educator engagement in research show learning, empowerment and self-determination in professional direction. There is also a sense of achievement for university researchers when they research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Mentors, Sociocultural Patterns
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Sak, Ramazan; Rohrmann, Tim; Sahin Sak, Ikbal Tuba; Schauer, Gabriele – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
A better gender balance is seen as an important factor for the future development of the ECEC work force. But are parents willing to accept men as teachers and carers for their children? What do parents expect from male ECEC professionals, and do attitudes of parents differ in relation to cultural backgrounds? This cross-cultural study analyses…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Males, Foreign Countries
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Olivares-García, M. A.; González-Alfaya, M. E.; Mérida-Serrano, R.; Muñoz-Moya, M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This dissertation assesses an innovation experience carried out by the RIECU network (Early Childhood Education Schools -Teachers' Centre- University). The aim is to enable children to investigate the wealth of their city's heritage through an inclusive proposal, due to the value of a paradigm of peaceful intercultural coexistence. 234 people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Young Children
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Richardson, Tanya – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
It is widely documented that young children participating in research should be protected from harm and that ethical considerations should be applied throughout a research project. What this paper strives to assert, however, is that protecting these participants is insufficient. A research project into children's speech and language development,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Research, Participation, Ethics
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Ma, Junqian – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Transition to school is a critical period in child development and has raised great concern among contemporary studies. However, most studies focus on vertical transition and only a few investigate vertical and horizontal transitions as a whole. To bridge the gap, this paper explores how an immigrant Chinese child makes the horizontal transition…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Child Development, Asians, Foreign Countries
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Hayward, Kate; Raine, Jackie; Hendry, Carla – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This project seeks to understand the 'possible worlds, possible selves' (Carr, M., A. B. Smith, J. Duncan, C. Jones, W. Lee, and K. Marshall. 2010. "Learning in the Making." Rotterdam: Sense) afforded to children by collaborative imaginative play involving negotiation. We investigate how 3 and 4-year-olds achieve their ends through…
Descriptors: Imagination, Creativity, Play, Preschool Children
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Lake, Gillian; Evangelou, Maria – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This study developed, delivered and evaluated an interactive intervention, which targeted three- and four-year-old children's oral language. The intervention was carried out over twice-weekly sessions, for ten weeks. The first weekly session was a group shared storybook reading session with a puppet and the second weekly session consisted of…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Preschool Children, Oral Language, Control Groups
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Bulunuz, Mizrap; Koç, Demet – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The aim of the study is to evaluate pre-service teachers' views and experiences regarding integrated guided reading practices in kindergarten. 66 senior pre-service teachers participated in the study. The views and experiences of the pre-service preschool teachers were analyzed qualitatively. The analysis of the interviews and observations…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction
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Larrea, Inaki; Muela, Alexander; Miranda, Nekane; Barandiaran, Alexander – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
The aim of this study was to examine whether the availability of affordances in preschool outdoor environments influences children's social play. Participants were 173 children aged between 3 and 6 years (M = 3.95, SD = 0.82) who were attending a total of 18 early childhood education centers in the Basque Country (Spain). The results indicate that…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Playgrounds, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Yili; Palonen, Tuire; Hurme, Tarja-Riitta; Kinos, Jarmo – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Children's ability to establish peer relationships is an important issue in early childhood education. Making and maintaining friendships fosters children's social skills development. This longitudinal study examines the transitivity, mutuality, and stability of five- and six-year-old children's peer relationships over one preschool academic year.…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Foreign Countries
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Dinkel, Danae; Snyder, Kailey; Patterson, Tyler; Warehime, Shane; Kuhn, Miriam; Wisneski, Debora – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Unstructured outdoor play is important for children's development. The present study examined infants' and toddlers' physical and social unstructured outdoor play behaviors within childcare centers. Children's outdoor play behaviors were video recorded at two centers (A&B) and assessed using a modified version of the Observational System for…
Descriptors: Play, Infants, Toddlers, Recreational Activities
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