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Daniels, Karen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
This paper reports on an analysis of patterns of children's bodily movements in an Early Years classroom. I illustrate two prevalent patterns identified during close observations of children's walking movements as they as they followed their interests while accessing continuous provision in an Early Years setting in England. I termed the patterned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Body, Motion, Play
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O'Sullivan, June – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
This paper examines how 15 London social enterprise nurseries undertook a short pilot study to ascertain how to successfully replace a formal reading scheme with the Whitehurst and Lonigan dialogic reading (DR) approach. DR has shown to work very successfully with children from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds, which is the focus group of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschools, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Giles, Rebecca M. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
Museums are literacy-rich environments where visitors may interact with text in a variety of ways. Examining the environment for indicators of literacy learning provides insight into how the museum is meeting its mission as a cultural and educational institution, particularly for museums geared towards children as visitors. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Science Teaching Centers, Literacy
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Albuquerque, Ana; Martins, Margarida Alves – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
There is considerable evidence on the connections between emergent literacy-related skills in preschool-age and successful reading and writing. The purpose of this double-designed experimental/descriptive study was to analyse the impact of invented spelling activities on kindergarten children's spelling performance and to explore adult mediation…
Descriptors: Invented Spelling, Emergent Literacy, Spelling Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ahmad, Jamal – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to assess whether Arab speaking children ages 5, 6 and 7 can read a word in a logo with the print, colour, and context as opposed to when the word is in black and white in manuscript form. The purpose of the study is important because it adds to the body of knowledge about how children develop literacy skills across…
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Semitic Languages, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Friedrich, Nicola; Portier, Christine; Stagg Peterson, Shelley – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
In this paper, we describe patterns in and associations between the ways in which young (ages 3-7) children living in northern rural and Indigenous communities in two Canadian provinces communicated ideas as they drew, talked, and wrote in response to researcher prompts. Prompting the children to draw and talk about a personal experience afforded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Writing (Composition), Young Children
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Colliver, Yeshe; Arguel, Amael; Parrila, Rauno – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
Early literacy is largely acquired through child-led learning, yet current ways to support and enhance it may present problems of coercion and adult control. The "Following in our Footsteps II" intervention sought to circumvent such problems by teaching parent and educator pairs of 46 preschoolers how to make everyday literacy and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Adult Literacy, Learning Processes, Child Development
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Simpson, Donald – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
A powerful discursive formation claims 'bad parenting' amongst the poor predisposes their children to educational underachievement. A small number of children in poverty succeeding within early education potentially undermines this construction of 'parent blame'. This requires an explanation which perpetuates the dominant discourse about…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Males, Poverty, Child Development
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Xia, Xiaoying; Hackett, Rachelle Kisst; Webster, Linda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
This study preliminarily examined the multiple dimensions of Chinese family involvement in early childhood education across demographic variables through a pilot translation and validation of a revised 36-item measure of the Family Involvement Questionnaire (FIQ; Fantuzzo, J., E. Tighe, and S. Childs. 2000. "Family Involvement Questionnaire:…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family Environment, Family Characteristics, Parent Teacher Conferences
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Owen, Alex – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
There is an increased understanding of the importance of high-quality early years education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, in relation to their future attainment and future life chances. A recent government initiative in England has sought to provide two-year-olds, from disadvantaged backgrounds, with free early education and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Poverty, Low Income Groups
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Cole, Sharline M. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
This research seeks to contextualise parental involvement in Jamaica based on data collected at the Grade One level from parents, teachers and principals. A sequential explanatory mixed methods design was employed in conducting the study in 10 primary schools. A total of 248 parents, 26 teachers and 5 principals were sampled. The findings suggest…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Self Efficacy
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Levkovich, Inbar; Eyal, Galit – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
This study aimed to examine the perceptions of preschool teachers regarding their work with divorced parents. In-depth, semi-structured qualitative interviews with 15 preschool teachers were conducted. The findings show that preschool teachers devote twice as much time to communicating with divorced parents than with married parents. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Divorce, Preschool Teachers, Conflict, Teacher Attitudes
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Al-Hassan, Omayya M.; De Baz, Theodora; Ihmeideh, Fathi; Jumiaan, Ibrahim – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
Values have complex constructions and are influenced by the larger cultural ideologies of the society. The child-rearing values parents embrace for their children exert telling influences on their development. This study explores the values mothers wish to instil in their children in Jordan. Semi-structured interviews with 71 mothers were…
Descriptors: Collectivism, Individualism, Mothers, Parent Attitudes
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Han, Myae; Buell, Martha; Hallam, Rena; Hooper, Alison – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
The quality of early care and education affects a wide range of children's experiences and developmental outcomes. Family Child Care (FCC) is no exception, and attention to increasing the quality of Family Child Care is needed. The purpose of the current study was to examine an experimental case of intensive Professional Development (PD) in FCC…
Descriptors: Child Care, Professional Development, Child Caregivers, Workshops
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Cameron, Catherine Ann; Pinto, Giuliana; Stella, Claudia; Hunt, Anne Kathryn – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
In enacting a quasi-ecological approach to observing young children at both home and school, this study explored young participants' drawing transactions in and out of school in diverse communities around the globe. We applied a qualitative, visual, 'Day in the Life' methodology that films one full "Day in their Lives." Using examples of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Freehand Drawing, Ecology, Family Environment
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