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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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McNair, Lynn J.; Blaisdell, Caralyn; Davis, John M.; Addison, Luke J. – Global Education Review, 2022
This paper reports on findings from a small pilot study undertaken with early years practitioners in Scotland. The Scottish Government is currently implementing its key election promise of almost doubling the entitlement to publicly funded early learning and childcare (ELC) for all three and four-year old and eligible two-year old children. A key…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Child Care
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Flemig, Sophie; McNair, Lynn – Global Education Review, 2022
In this article, we engage with a question that has occupied the professional, policy, and popular discourse on education and socialization: are a child's development potential and outcomes contingent on innate abilities ("nature") or environment ("nurture") (Plomin, DeFries, & Fulker, 1988; Stiles, 2011; Tabery, 2014;…
Descriptors: Nature Nurture Controversy, Child Development, Environmental Influences, Educational Change
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Morrison-Love, David – Global Education Review, 2014
The ability of pre-service teachers (PSTs) to transfer learning between subjects and contexts when problem solving is critical for developing their capability as technologists and teachers of technology. However, a growing body of literature suggests this ability is often assumed or over-estimated, and rarely developed explicitly within courses or…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Transfer of Training, Technology Education, Problem Solving