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Pribišev Beleslin, Tamara; Travar, Marica – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
Although education for sustainable development in early childhood has been a key issue globally at the preschool level for decades, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, it does not receive the attention it deserves. For the future professional role of preschool teachers, it is important for them to develop the concept of sustainability as a fundamental…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Preschool Teachers, Citizenship Education, Early Childhood Education
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Spiteri, Jane – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
Even though environmental sustainability (ES) efforts are becoming a critical concern in education (UN, 2015), there is sparse empirical research into children's views about ES. This qualitative case study explores young Maltese children's (aged 3-7 years) perceptions of how ES can be achieved. Data were generated from semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Young Children, Childrens Attitudes
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Willockx, Dietlinde; Dom, Leen – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
This article is based on a 2-year (2017-2019) project that aimed to find out in what ways and with what materials childcare settings can bring "raising for a sustainable society" into a lived practice and what kind of support they need to accomplish that. The project mainly consisted of an action research in two day-care centres for…
Descriptors: Child Care, Sustainability, Toddlers, Sustainable Development
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Višnjic-Jevtic, Adrijana; Lepicnik Vodopivec, Jurka; Pribišev Beleslin, Tamara; Šindic, Aleksandra – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
Education for sustainable development is one of the key components of the 2030 Agenda. Previous research emphasizes the importance of access to education as early as possible in accordance with the goals and contents of sustainable development. It is assumed that educational policies have incorporated education for sustainable development (ESD)…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education
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Lecusay, Robert; Mrak, Lina; Nilsson, Monica – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
In UNESCO's recent publication "Education for Sustainable Development: A Roadmap" the idea of community is described as playing an important role in the organization of education for sustainable development as a means of supporting transformations towards sustainability. In the present study we examine the relationship between community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Preschool Children
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Chapman, Susan Narelle; O'Gorman, Lyndal – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
UNESCO's Education for Sustainable Development Roadmap highlights the need to transform learning environments by integrating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from United Nations Agenda 2030. This presents challenges for early childhood education in establishing a trajectory to transform the way young children see the world and themselves.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Environment, Early Childhood Education, Art Education
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Fermín-González, Marlene; Echenique-Arginzones, Ada – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
The Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (ECEfS) program is ever-increasingly being promoted in the field of early childhood education. This proposal is articulated with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and UNESCO's Education 2030 Agenda, which understands that children may learn and develop competencies on sustainability,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries
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Zudaire, Isabel; Buil, Raquel; Uriz, Irantzu; Napal, María – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
Inquiry-based science education has become one of the most effective methodologies to learn science; however, proposals in preschool are scarce. Different factors are responsible for this situation, such as the low self-confidence of teachers to teach science and the belief that young children are unable to develop certain reasoning skills. This…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Education, Active Learning, Inquiry
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Wadel, Carl Cato; Knaben, Åse Dagmar – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
The importance of professional learning and development for quality in kindergartens has been established in international research. The fact that the kindergarten is a learning organization can be crucial in achieving necessary professional learning. The aim of this study was to investigate what characterizes Norwegian kindergartens as learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Koliouli, Flora; Pinel-Jacquemin, Stéphanie; Zaouche Gaudron, Chantal – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
This research aims to analyse the barriers and facilitators to enrolling a toddler in inclusive day care facilities. Data were gathered from ten (N = 10) childcare providers who work in inclusive day care centres in Paris, France. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and analysed using the thematic analysis (Braun and Clarke in Qual Res…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Benefits, Infants, Toddlers
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Borzekowski, Dina L. G.; Chale, Mussa L.; Cole, Charlotte – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
Along with emerging literacy and numeracy, spatial skills and reasoning set the foundation for young children's school readiness and early education. This study explored introducing an innovative curriculum for promoting young children's spatial learning in Morogoro, Tanzania. Four hundred twenty-eight children from 21 schools participated; 11…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Young Children
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Rosiek, Marcia A.; Etnier, Jennifer L.; Willoughby, Michael T. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
The aim of this study was to explore the effects of preschooler PA in two separate environments (indoor/outdoor) on measures of executive functions in preschoolers. Eighteen preschool-age (3-5 years) children were recruited for the study. Participants of the study wore an accelerometer for 30 min during indoor classroom-based activities and 30 min…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Outdoor Education, Educational Environment
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Cetinkaya, Fatih Cetin; Oksuz, Halil Ibrahim; Yildirim, Kasim; Rasinski, Timothy; Valerio, Meghan – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
This study aimed to explore the opinions of the preservice teachers about the children's picture books related to single-parent families. A total of 61 preservice teachers majoring in English Language Arts participated, and the data were collected with semi-structured interviews. The data of the research were analyzed using a content analysis…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Literature, One Parent Family, Preservice Teachers
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Xu, Tingting; He, Yuan – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
This study adopted a case study design with mixed methods to examine Chinese kindergarten children's body size perceptions. Forty-two Chinese kindergarten children between ages five and six were interviewed through child-friendly language. Results showed majority of children could describe the image provided to them and explain the differences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Human Body
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Kaplan-Berkley, Sharon – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2022
Educators and parents increasingly report the influence of digital culture on the daily lives and relationships of young children. Contemporary young children are growing up in a world saturated with digital technologies. Adapting to this phenomenon, the existing classroom is evolving into an environment that supports the interface between digital…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Mass Media, Young Children
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