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Hansen, Joakim Evensen; Alvestad, Marit – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article focuses on educational language practices as described by preschool teachers in Norwegian kindergartens in groups consisting of one- to three-year-old children. Research indicates a relationship between high-quality childcare and language development, yet there is a need for more research on educational practices in high-quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Jensen, Bente; Brandi, Ulrik – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Research has shown the potential for early childhood education and care (ECEC) in making a difference for all children. However, research also highlights how hard overcoming the "gaps" between children from differing social backgrounds still is. The overall aim of this article is to examine the impact of a professional development…
Descriptors: Social Differences, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Program Descriptions
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Blöchliger, Olivia R.; Bauer, Georg F. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Burnout is a widespread occupational stress outcome among child care teachers, jeopardizing the quality of care and children's development. This study aimed at exploring the relationships between individual and organizational level characteristics (representing the six work-life areas control, reward, workload, community, fairness, and values) and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Caregivers, Teacher Burnout, Preschool Teachers
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Correa Gorospe, José Miguel; Martínez-Arbelaiz, Asunción; Fernández-Olaskoaga, Lorea – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Social, political and economic conditions shape a context of permanent flux where early childhood education teachers have to join the labour market and build their professional identity while facing numerous challenges. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects that a changing world and precarious job conditions can have on newly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Tillett, Valerie; Wong, Sandie – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This paper presents findings from a small exploratory study examining eight diversely qualified early childhood (EC) educators' understandings about belonging. Data from interviews were analysed drawing on 10 dimensions and 3 axes of belonging. Findings from this study demonstrate that educators had a strong sense of social, emotional, spatial and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Hamerslag, Robert; Oostdam, Ron; Tavecchio, Louis – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
For the first time in the Netherlands, the Adjustment Scales for Early Transition in Schooling (ASETS) have been applied to kindergarten and first-grade elementary school. A study was conducted to examine the relation between the different behavioral (phenotypes) and situational dimensions (situtypes) of the ASETS and learning performance on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Eliassen, Erik; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Melhuish, Edward – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
In countries with universal access to early childhood education and care (ECEC), child participation is high across a range of socioeconomic groups. However, ECEC quality is often varying, and many children spend much time in ECEC settings that are not necessarily high quality. In this observational study, we therefore examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Toddlers, Foreign Countries
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Bjørnestad, Elisabeth; Os, Ellen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore the quality of toddler childcare in Norway using the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised Edition (ITERS-R; [Harms, Thelma, Debby Cryer, and Richard M. Clifford. 2006. "Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scales Revised Edition." New York: Teachers College Press.]), drawing on a sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Child Care, Toddlers
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Anderson, Babs – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article highlights the findings of an empirical research project, using an ethnographic approach, taking place over one academic year. It investigates the different forms of engagement that children may present, when acting in free play situations in a nursery in NW England, without direct adult intervention. This range of engagement includes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Nursery Schools, Young Children
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Fleet, Alma; De Gioia, Katey; Madden, Lorraine; Semann, Anthony – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This paper illustrates an evaluation model emerging from Australian research. With reference to a range of contexts, its usefulness is demonstrated through application to two professional development initiatives designed to improve continuity of learning in the context of the transition to school. The model reconceptualises approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment
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Lin, Xunyi; Li, Hui – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Play is a fundamental concept in early childhood development and education. As partners in the child's learning, parents play a crucial role in how play is defined, valued, and practised. The present study explores the constructs of parents' beliefs about and engagement in young children's play in two coastal cities in China. A sample of 483…
Descriptors: Play, Parent Attitudes, Child Development, Foreign Countries
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Rogers, Susanne – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This article reports on the perspectives of mothers and educators in relation to the engagement of mothers in their children's learning as children living in complex circumstances made the transition to school. For the purposes of this study, family engagement related to engaging with children's learning, which may not necessarily equate to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Transitional Programs, Foreign Countries, Metropolitan Areas
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Van Laere, Katrien; Van Houtte, Mieke; Vandenbroeck, Michel – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
The discourse on parental involvement as a means to increase the educational attainment of underprivileged children has gained ground in the scholarly and policy field of preschool education. Nevertheless, this discourse is characterised by a 'democratic deficit' in which parents themselves are rarely involved in determining goals and modalities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Ward, Ute – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
This study deepens the understanding of the interactions between early childhood practitioners and the parents of young children in English day care settings, nurseries and pre-schools. Using a phenomenological approach and semi-structured interviews with 17 experienced practitioners the study highlights practitioners' lived experiences and their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Phenomenology, Interaction, Preschool Teachers
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Hostettler Schärer, Janine – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Using case study methodology including weekly focus group meetings and individual interviews, this article reports results of a study in a Canadian childcare centre in which four educators shared their attitudes and experiences on their role as educators and on building relationships with the children transitioning into their care and their…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Child Care, Teacher Role, Case Studies
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