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May, Helen – Global Education Review, 2022
Miss Isabel Little was a Scottish infant teacher who immigrated to New Zealand in 1912. She was described as a "Froebel trained Scot from Edinburgh" and known around Wellington education circles for her "modern methods". In contrast to known Froebelian pioneers, Miss Little's historical footprint is light but the few glimpses…
Descriptors: Educational History, Early Childhood Education, Strategic Planning, Foreign Countries
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Sillanpää, Taina; Visuri, Fredrika; Ruokonen, Inkeri – Global Education Review, 2022
Historically, Finnish early childhood education has been largely based on Friedrich Froebel's pedagogy. However, Froebelian pedagogy is no longer as well known in Finland as it once was. We at the Kindergarten Museum in Helsinki wanted to increase awareness of the Froebelian tradition. Together with artist Alexander Reichstein, we came up with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Play, Instructional Design
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Håberg, Liv Ingrid Aske – Global Education Review, 2022
In the Scandinavian tradition, "how" children learn is of much greater importance than "what" children. However, this study seeks primarily to investigate "what to learn" as opposed to "how to learn." The matter of what topics are most valued is under-researched, particularly in regard to kindergarten…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Oral Language, Phonological Awareness, Preschool Teachers
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Wasmuth, Helge – Global Education Review, 2022
What does it mean to be a Froebelian in the 21st century? It is not a new question but one that is more urgent than ever. Not only since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic but for years, young children and their well-being have been thrust aside, and Early Childhood Education and Care worldwide has been treated as subordinate. The Global Education…
Descriptors: Young Children, Well Being, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Bettney, Esther; Nordmeyer, Jon – Global Education Review, 2021
In this article, we explore glocality within a transnational network of independent schools to understand the interdependence of the global and the local in language policies and practices. Using glocality as a lens, we draw on narrative school profiles written by educators at member schools within the WIDA International School Consortium, a…
Descriptors: International Schools, Consortia, Private Schools, Language Usage
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Albers, Peggy; Flint, Amy Seely; Matthews, Mona – Global Education Review, 2019
This longitudinal ethnographic study involved a professional development project, Project Partnerships Achieve Literacy (Project PAL) in South Africa, with eight rural foundation phase teachers who taught Reception (kindergarten) through grade three (R-3). This Project was designed to support teachers in an under-resourced school as they learned…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Aesthetic Education, Elementary School Teachers, Disadvantaged Schools
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Repko-Erwin, Melia E. – Global Education Review, 2017
Since the passage of "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) in 2001, public schools in the United States have witnessed an influx of reforms intended to elevate students' academic standing in a global economy. The unprecedented federal involvement in education resulting from the passage of NCLB has propelled a nationwide movement to standardize…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Public Schools, Literature Reviews, Academic Standards
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Rosemberg, Celia Renata; Alam, Florencia; Stein, Alejandra – Global Education Review, 2014
The study analyzed the conversational exchanges through which child tutors mediated literacy abilities and knowledge with young children in the framework of the project "From Child to Child: A Tutor-Child Literacy Program," that is being conducted in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The analysis considered the conversational moves deployed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Emergent Literacy, Tutors
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Purcell-Gates, Victoria – Global Education Review, 2014
This analysis examines the nexus of marginalization and education, particularly the literacy potential and achievement of young children from socially and politically marginalized communities. Drawing on data from a study of literacy practice among Nicaraguan immigrants in Costa Rica and the schooling of the Nicaraguan children in Costa Rican…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Immigrants, Literacy, Foreign Countries