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Grindheim, Liv Torunn – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
In this article, play is understood as activities of major importance for child-citizens and as activities that constitute various ways of participating. The researcher joined children in three early childhood education institutions in Norway in their activities and categorised their participation in their everyday life. The study depicts that, in…
Descriptors: Play, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Zakai-Mashiach, Mati; Ziv, Margalit; Dromi, Esther – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This study examined the Theory of Mind (ToM) abilities of typically developing preschoolers in three age groups: three- to four-, four- to five- and five- to six-years-old (n = 110), who differed in their spontaneous social interest toward included children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Social interest was assessed by administering a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Theory of Mind, Age Differences, Autism
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Korkmaz, Aysel; Guler Yildiz, Tulin – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This study assesses the practices and environmental properties of preschools implementing the Eco-Schools program, targeting education for sustainable development (ESD) in terms of the program's environmental, sociocultural, and economic pillars. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used. The sample group, determined through criterion…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Environmental Education, Sustainability, Sustainable Development
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Nikiforidou, Zoi – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Risk is a fundamental component of well-being and is interconnected with all aspects of child development. The aim of this paper is to explore children's (N = 50) own perspectives and perceptions of risky situations. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and images were used as prompts. Children aged five to six years were asked to identify…
Descriptors: Risk, Preschool Children, Well Being, Childhood Attitudes
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Kleppe, Rasmus; Melhuish, Edward; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
While research has investigated risk-taking in play for children from the age of four years upwards, less is known of risky play with children under four years. A small-scale observational study with children from five childcare settings with differing characteristics was undertaken to explore the occurrence and characteristics of risky play for…
Descriptors: Risk, Play, Age Groups, Early Childhood Education
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Bauters, Valerie; Vandenbroeck, Michel – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
In several countries, childminders grew in times of economic austerity and growing awareness of the economic function of childcare, as they were legitimised by a "home as heaven" ideology and low costs. As a result, childminders have long been regarded as the "Cinderellas" of childcare. Three decades later, scholars and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers
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van Polanen, Marleen; Colonnesi, Cristina; Tavecchio, Louis W. C.; Blokhuis, Susanne; Fukkink, Ruben G. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
In this observational study, male and female professional caregivers' (n = 42) levels of sensitivity and stimulation toward three-year-old children (n = 42) were observed in a semi-structured play situation. Further, sex roles of male and female caregivers were examined with the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI). Male and female caregivers showed the…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Gender Differences, Sex Role
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Meyer, Grete Skjeggestad; Eilifsen, Margareth – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Based on many years' work designing introductory, immersive, aesthetic experiences that lead to problem-based learning (PBL) tasks for student teachers (called "INTRO"), we problematize the concept of creativity and playfulness in Early Childhood Teacher Education (ECTE). The article reports on our analysis of students' experiences of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Aesthetics, Problem Based Learning
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Colmer, Kaye – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This article contributes to understanding of professionalism in early childhood education and argues that in working to implement a mandated curriculum framework, professional identity and professionalism can be enhanced. While primarily focused on examining the nature of leadership practice during professional development and learning to…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Professional Identity, Early Childhood Education, Case Studies
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Garnier, Pascale; Rayna, Sylvie; Brougère, Gilles; Rupin, Pablo – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
In a French early childhood care and education system that is strongly divided by age and institution, the current research studies the collective life of children at the pivotal age of two to three years of age in four different early childhood settings: (1) a group of "grands" (nursery) in a "crèche" (daycare centre), (2) a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Visual Aids, Age Differences
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Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Children represent their efforts to make sense of their social worlds in various ways. Having, making and being friends are common foci of children's interactions and identity development. These efforts may become visible through analysing video-recorded snippets of children's play. In particular, repeated viewing of episodes of children's…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Early Childhood Education, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Lunneblad, Johannes – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This article is from a study about the integration of refugee children (aged one to five) and their families in Sweden. Refugee children and parents who have received a residence permit are entitled to be introduced into the Swedish society. One of the first encounters refugee children and families have with Swedish society is with the preschool.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Inclusion, Preschool Children
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Salamon, Andi – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
As emerging literature reflects, "praxis" is an important and useful concept for thinking about the many aspects of early childhood education (ECE) and early childhood research. In this article, I seek to contribute to discussions about praxis in ECE as a valuable concept for meeting the ethical challenges that arise in participatory…
Descriptors: Infants, Praxis, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Soo Won; Hassett, Dawnene D. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This study explores Mikhail Bakhtin's notion of ideological becoming (IB) in a bilingual (Korean and English) kindergarten classroom. For Bakhtin, IB is the process of appropriating authoritative discourse as one's own dialogic interactions. In our study, we view the literacy and language discourses of schooling as one type of authoritative…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Ideology, Persuasive Discourse, Korean
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Baird, Kelly; Grace, Rebekah – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This article reports on findings from longitudinal research that explored perceptions of family life for three- to five-year-old children whose families were participating in an intensive, therapeutic family support programme (N = 5) in a disadvantaged community in Sydney, Australia. There were two early childhood comparison groups, one comprising…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Learning Activities, Family Environment, Longitudinal Studies
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