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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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Solorio, Michelle – Global Education Review, 2020
Through the Ministry of Education program "Programme des Écoles Integrées" (PEI) in Côte d'Ivoire, 26 rural public primary schools may use one of 10 local languages as the language of instruction in Grades 1-3 prior to switching to a French-only system. The purpose of a PEI school is to support basic academic skills development and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Rural Schools, Urban Schools
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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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Vitali, Frances – Global Education Review, 2016
Undergraduate teacher education program students have the opportunity to work with diverse student populations in a local school district in the Four Corners Area in the Northwest part of New Mexico. The family oral history practicum is a way to connect theory and practice while recognizing the issue that language is not a neutral landscape. What…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teacher Education, Oral History, Practicums
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Lindenberg, Anni; Henderson, Kathryn I.; Durán, Leah – Global Education Review, 2016
This study used ethnographic methods to understand factors influencing the implementation of an educational intervention combining short math content videos with teacher trainings and mentorship in high-poverty primary schools in Nicaragua with implications for rural school reform. Educators in rural schools in Latin American face serious…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Intervention
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Heißenberger, Petra – Global Education Review, 2016
This study examined relationships between the work of innovative school principals and innovative primary schools determined by defining eight areas of school leadership: Instructional Development, Classroom Management, School Organization, Social Interaction, Personnel Development, Cooperation, Infrastructure and School Marketing. A questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Primary Education, Principals
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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
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Drajea, Alice J.; O'Sullivan, Carmel – Global Education Review, 2014
This article investigates the effect of parents' literacy levels and family income in Uganda on the quality and nature of parents' involvement in their children's primary education. A mixed-methods study with an ethnographic element was employed to explore the views and opinions of 21 participants through a qualitative approach. Methods for data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Family Income, Parent Participation