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Schachter, Rachel E. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
The knowledge that teachers hold about children's learning is important to teachers' practice. Few studies have examined how early childhood teachers use such knowledge during moment-to-moment instruction for language and literacy learning. This study employed a phenomenological approach to understand the knowledge that eight early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Knowledge Level, Preschool Teachers, Phenomenology
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Bull, Rebecca; Yao, Shih-Ying; Ng, Ee Lynn – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
The early childhood sector in Singapore has witnessed vast changes in the past two decades. One of the key policy aims is to improve classroom quality. To ensure a rigorous evaluation of the quality of early childhood environments in Singapore, it is important to determine whether commonly used assessments of quality are valid indicators across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rating Scales, Educational Environment, Educational Quality
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Eckhoff, Angela – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
This research documents the use of digital media by young children in outdoor play spaces. The research was conducted at a child care center on an urban university campus in the southeastern USA. The research employed a participatory design and used a qualitative, reflexive approach to include the child's voice, ideas, and understandings of their…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Child Care Centers, Urban Areas
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Williams, Kate E.; Berthelsen, Donna – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
This research considers the role of parenting practices and early self-regulation, on children's prosocial behaviour when they begin school. Data for 4007 children were drawn from "Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children" (LSAC). The analyses explored relations between self-reported parenting practices for…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Self Control, Prosocial Behavior
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Puskás, Tünde; Andersson, Anita – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
The Swedish preschool is an important socializing agent because the great majority of children aged, from 1 to 5 years, are enrolled in an early childhood education program. This paper explores how preschool teachers and children, in an ethnically diverse preschool, negotiate the meaning of cultural traditions celebrated in Swedish preschools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Cultural Influences, Cultural Maintenance
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Lee, I.-Fang; Yelland, Nicola J. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
This paper explores the concept of miniature students to interrogate the ways in which early childhood care and education systems in East Asian countries are being constructed. Experiences drawn from working in the Hong Kong education system and observations of teaching and researching in Hong Kong have enabled an analysis about the ways in which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Education
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Koch, Anette Boye – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
Voice is a basic tool in communication between adults. However, in early educational settings, adult professionals use their voices in different paralinguistic ways when they communicate with children. A teacher's use of voice is important because it serves to communicate attitudes and emotions in ways that are often ignored in early childhood…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Interaction, Young Children, Paralinguistics
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Kim, Jinyoung – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
In early childhood programs, music is an important part of the curriculum that provides children with learning opportunities that can enhance cognitive and social-emotional development as well as esthetic appreciation. Important skills for twenty-first century learning can also be supported by music experiences in early childhood education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Music Education, Singing, Music Activities
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McLachlan, Claire; Smith, Jessica; McLaughlin, Tara; Ali, Ajmol; Conlon, Cathryn; Mugridge, Owen; Foster, Sophie – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
In order to support children's physical health and well-being in early childhood education programmes, it is important to understand how teacher practices concerned with physical activity and nutrition can be addressed effectively. Current evidence suggests that young children's opportunities for physical activity in early childhood are…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Intervention, Early Childhood Education
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Kim, Heejin; Kim, Hajin – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
The aim of this research is to make a cross-national comparison of art curricula for kindergarten-aged children across five countries--Korea, Norway, New Zealand, Slovakia and Singapore. A document analysis was conducted on the five curricula using a constant comparative approach for selected qualitative statements to analyse two major constructs:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Art Education, Kindergarten
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Wals, Arjen E. J. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
In this article, based on a keynote address presented at the 68th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference held in Seoul in July 2016, it is argued that children are more in tune with sustainability than most adults and that both adults and children can benefit from intergenerational dialogue and expanded learning opportunities in…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Children, Neoliberalism, Social Influences
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Kagan, Sharon Lynn; Roth, Jessica L. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
In a rapidly shifting twenty-first century context, early childhood education and care (ECEC) must consider contextual, scientific, and policy realities in order to realize its social obligations to young children. The current status of ECEC globally bears both good and bad news; many countries are paying attention to the importance of the early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Educational Quality, Sustainability
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Lenaerts, Filip; Braeye, Sarah; Nguyen, Thi Lan Huong; Dang, Tuyet Anh; Vromant, Nico – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
Vietnam is promoting active teaching and learning as a key strategy to enhance children's learning in preschools. This change depends largely on building the capacities of teachers to implement child-centered education in practice and handover the initiative for learning to children. Vietnamese teachers need to be better equipped with pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Faculty Development
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Lee, Jae Eun – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
The study investigated preschool teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in mathematics. The construct of PCK for teaching mathematics in preschool involves three components: (1) noticing mathematical situations in which children engage; (2) interpreting the nature of children's math activity; and (3) enhancing children's mathematical…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Schmidt, Catarina – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
The development of language and literacy abilities of young multilingual children is important to their future educational engagement and success in school. In this study, the value of taking account of place and sustainability in early literacy education is considered. This research provides ideas for practice-based research on early literacy in…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods
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