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Wise, Sarah – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
This research uses data from the Early Childhood in Foster and Kinship Care (ECIFKC) study to identify the proportion of young children, under 2 years of age, in foster and kinship care who use formal child care; weekly hours of child care; predictors of weekly hours of child care; and quality of care experienced. The sample for these analyses…
Descriptors: Child Care, Foster Care, Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables
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Bautista, Alfredo; Moreno-Núñez, Ana; Ng, Siew-Chin; Bull, Rebecca – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
While preschool educators are currently encouraged to educate young children in and for sustainable development, limited observational research has focused on documenting how sustainability notions are introduced or discussed in preschools. Drawing on a large database of videos of practice, this study describes typical features of conversations…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teacher Student Relationship, Sustainable Development
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Brown, Christia Spears; Tam, Michelle; Aboud, Frances – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Ethnic prejudice, even among very young children, is a universal occurrence. Yet, little research has been conducted on this issue outside of Westernized contexts. The current study evaluated a storybook intervention in Indonesia, a country of historically high racial tensions, designed to reduce young children's ethnic bias regarding out-groups…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Social Bias, Intervention, Social Distance
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Williams, Kate E. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Differences in early self-regulation skills contribute to disparities in success in early learning and school transition, as well as in childhood well-being. Self-regulation refers to managing emotional, cognitive, and behavioral processes that are conducive to positive adjustment and social relationships. Researchers have identified that various…
Descriptors: Self Control, Metacognition, Social Adjustment, Music Education
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Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette; Carr, Margaret; Thomas, Rebecca; Tinning, Andrea; Waitai, Maiangi – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Museum visits can offer rich learning environments for preschool children. In potentiating learning environments, power is shared between adults and children as children and teachers co-construct understanding. Such learning environments also maximise opportunities for dialogue between adults, children and their peers. Drawing on the findings from…
Descriptors: Imagination, Case Studies, Museums, Preschool Children
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Schwarz, Eva; Lindqvist, Beatriz – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
This article explores how constructions of identity, race and difference permeate and are challenged in a Swedish preschool class. The study is informed by theories of phenomenology and critical whiteness. Data are drawn from a larger ethnographic study conducted in an ethnically diverse preschool. The purpose of the study was to explore how…
Descriptors: Whites, Preschool Children, Freehand Drawing, Personal Narratives
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Kim, So Jung; Park, Soyeon; An, Song – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
This interdisciplinary study explores the intersection of economic equality, bilingual discussion, and early literacy instruction by examining Korean kindergarteners' discussions about poverty and wealth during read-alouds. As part of a larger qualitative study, the current study was conducted in a kindergarten classroom at the Korean Language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Kindergarten, Poverty, Literacy Education
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Dashti, Fatimah A.; Yateem, Azizah K. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
This study explored children's usage and understandings about mobile devices. The study included 112 children aged 3-5 years, of whom 53 children lived in Kuwait and 59 children lived in the United States. The children were interviewed about their access to and usage of mobile devices, about how they learned to use mobile devices, and the actions…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Case Studies, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Ang, Lynn; Tabu, Mikiko – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Home-based child care or childminding as it is commonly known in the United Kingdom (UK) is a service often used by parents and families in many countries. However, despite its prevalence, there is a paucity of research on the subject. Addressing this gap, this study presents new empirical data to better understand this type of provision in…
Descriptors: Child Care, Family Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn; Chapman, Denise – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Use of tablet technologies, like the iPad, are now commonly used in families and have become customary in the everyday lives of children. This paper explores how the use of iPads at school influences children's activities at home and how children's activities at school can be influenced by home activities. A case study of one child (aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Family Environment
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Cook, Kyle DeMeo; Dearing, Eric; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
The importance of parent engagement in children's schooling is well documented, yet there is limited research on the quality of parent-teacher relationships specifically. In the present study, we aimed to help build knowledge in this area by investigating parent and teacher reports of home-school cooperation during children's first year of school…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Academic Achievement, Interpersonal Competence, Student Behavior
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Hugo, Karen; McNamara, Kelley; Sheldon, Kristin; Moult, Fiona; Lawrence, Kate; Forbes, Cathy; Martin, Natasha; Miller, Melinda G. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
In early childhood education, a long-standing debate exists around issues related to school readiness and the transition to school. This paper describes an action research project implemented by teachers in an urban Australian preschool which gathered multiple stakeholder perspectives about school transition. The project was initiated to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Urban Schools
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Salonen, Eija; Sevón, Eija; Laakso, Marja-Leena – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
The study explores Finnish mothers' and educators' perceptions on young children's experiences and child-responsive practices related to flexibly scheduled early childhood education and care (ECEC). Data were gathered by ethnography-based interviews with mothers and educators of 1- to 3-year-old children attending this form of ECEC and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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McLinden, Mike; Lynch, Paul; Soni, Anita; Artiles, Alfredo; Kholowa, Foster; Kamchedzera, Elizabeth; Mbukwa, Jenipher; Mankhwazi, Mika – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Given the narrow scope and conceptualisation of inclusion for young children with disabilities in research within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) contexts, we draw on a bioecological systems perspective to propose the parameters for a broader unit of analysis. This perspective situates human development within a specific cultural context…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Child Care Centers, Foreign Countries, Young Children
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Chen, Huan; Wang, Xiaoying – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
The quality of the physical environment is an important factor to assess in evaluating programs in early childhood education (ECE). However, children's evaluation of the quality of their physical environments in ECE has been rarely explored. Across two kindergartens, 32 children, aged 5 years, were interviewed to rate photographs of features in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Physical Environment
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