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Vandekerckhove, Ankie; Aarssen, Jeroen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Among asylum seekers in the EU, many are families with young children (0-4 years). In policy and practice, however, these children remain invisible. During the asylum proceedings, which can take quite some time, there is hardly any pedagogical offer available in reception centres nor are there clear policies to guarantee accessible, useful and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Young Children
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Wihstutz, Anne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Little is known about the everyday life of very young children in refugee collective accommodation centres, hosted together with their parents. Access to high-quality provision of early education and care is not implemented. Against this background, the paper explores young children's everyday life practices in these specific centres. This paper…
Descriptors: Refugees, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Lamb, Cherie S. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
This holistic cross-sectoral study explored barriers and enablers to access and participation in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services for refugee families with three-to-five-year-old children living in Queensland, Australia. Constructivist grounded theory (CGT) methodology honoured the lived experience of participants through their…
Descriptors: Barriers, Access to Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Silva, Clara; Bajzáth, Angéla; Lemkow-Tovias, Gabriel; Wastijn, Bert – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper presents the results of a European survey that was part of a European funded project, entitled 'Multicultural Early Childhood Education', carried out between 2017 and 2018, in three countries: Italy, Spain, and Hungary. The goal was to explore the intercultural training needs of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) professionals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Gaywood, Donna; Bertram, Tony; Pascal, Chris – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
This paper discusses some of the ethical issues encountered when involving refugee children in research. It draws on a study that aims to investigate how young Syrian refugee children experience Early Education, in one English local authority. This small-scale qualitative piece of research was developed in response to the deepening refugee crisis…
Descriptors: Refugees, Young Children, Childrens Rights, Ethics
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Tobin, Joseph – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
"Children Crossing Borders" was an ambitious study of the intersection of im/migration and early childhood education in five countries: England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States. This article looks back at this study a decade later, presenting the main findings and proposing suggestions about how in the contemporary climate…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Early Childhood Education, Student Needs
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Wolf, Katrin M.; Broekhuizen, Martine L.; Moser, Thomas; Ereky-Stevens, Katharina; Anders, Yvonne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Research has demonstrated educational inequalities for children with migrant background. This article focuses specifically on children and families with a Turkish immigration background in four European countries. Because of the great potential of high quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) for decreasing educational disparities, we…
Descriptors: Attendance, Family Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Background
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Peleman, Brecht; Vandenbroeck, Michel; Van Avermaet, Piet – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Influenced by a growing number of longitudinal studies showing positive effects of preschool attendance, Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is framed as a potential equaliser of opportunities, benefitting children at risk of social exclusion and children from families with a migration background. However, as research into daily interactions…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, At Risk Persons, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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Lazzari, Arianna; Balduzzi, Lucia; Van Laere, Katrien; Boudry, Caroline; Rezek, Mateja; Prodger, Angela – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Positive transitions across home, ECEC and compulsory school education (CSE) are critical in promoting children's development and educational achievement: this seems especially the case for children from migrant backgrounds. However, as a consequence of entrenched institutional practices and lack of ownership the issues by the different groups of…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, At Risk Students, Cultural Differences, Transitional Programs
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Aguiar, Cecília; Silva, Carla S.; Guerra, Rita; Rodrigues, Ricardo B.; Ribeiro, Luísa A.; Pastori, Giulia; Leseman, Paul – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
We analysed effective and promising interventions, within the classroom and school microsystems, aiming to promote equality and belongingness for immigrant, Roma, and low-income children attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) and primary education in eight European countries. Over 500 interventions were identified, and 78…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Equal Education, Low Income Students, Early Childhood Education
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Bulca, Yesim; Ozdurak, R. Hurrem; Demirhan, Giyasettin – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Fundamental movement skills acquired during pre-school years provide the basis of normal motor development, positive self-image, self-perceived sports competencies in the adolescence. An instructional approach supported with visual materials may improve learning in pre-school children. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Exercise, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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Vidal-Hall, Charlotte; Flewitt, Rosie; Wyse, Dominic – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
The effective integration of educational technologies into early childhood education remains a significant challenge. An important element of this challenge is how practitioner beliefs about pedagogy relate to how digital technologies are used in the early years classroom. Focussing on early childhood practitioner beliefs in relation to pedagogy…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Technology Integration, Student Centered Learning, Classroom Environment
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Pöntinen, Susanna; Räty-Záborszky, Sinikka – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
It is important that educators create a good basis for young students to develop their digital competence. This two-year case study aimed to find ways to foster the digital competence of young students in the early years of primary school education. The results show that spontaneous problems provided opportunities for students to show their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Young Children, Technological Literacy, Competence
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Brown, Sally – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
There is a need to gain insight into the ways technology positively impacts the literacy development of young children learning English as a new language given public scrutiny about the use of technology in early childhood classrooms. When thinking about the future, being multiliterate is important and requires learners to make, remake, and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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Undheim, Marianne; Jernes, Margrethe – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Digital technology is a central part of young children's everyday lives in most societies today. This paper contributes to current research by exploring two teachers' pedagogical strategies when creating digital stories together with groups of six kindergarten children (age 4-5). The study has a qualitative, multiple-case study design. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing, Kindergarten
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