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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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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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