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Van Bergen, Penny; Andrews, Rebecca – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2022
When children reminisce with adults about their own past experiences, they are offered a rich forum in which to develop cognitive and socioemotional skills, build their sense of self, and form emotional bonds. Little attention has been directed to reminiscing in educational contexts, however. Our aim was to explore when, how often, and why early…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal Communication, Preschool Teachers
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Holme, Caitlin; Harding, Sam; Roulstone, Sue; Lucas, Patricia J.; Wren, Yvonne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2022
Linguistic interactions between parents and their children are frequently studied to investigate how children acquire language. From observations, researchers have identified interaction strategies that foster children's language development. In turn, interventions to support children's early language skills employ styles of interaction derived…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Language Usage, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Input
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Bateman, Amanda; Cekaite, Asta – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2022
Globally, there has been increasing adaptation of curricula frameworks in early childhood education, providing overarching principles of practice rather than subject specific templates for teaching and learning. While such a movement is to be commended as supporting a socio-cultural approach in meeting each child's unique social and cultural…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Literacy Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Curriculum
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Sheng, Ling; Dong, Wenming; Han, Feifei; Tong, Shiming; Hu, Jiangbo – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2022
This study examined the distribution of language expansion in parent-child (preschool aged) mealtime conversations in 30 Chinese middle-class families. The conversations were categorised into four types: "contextualised & conflicted," "contextualised & non-conflicted," "decontextualised & conflicted," and…
Descriptors: Food, Parent Child Relationship, Middle Class, Classification
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Degotardi, Sheila; Han, Feifei; Hu, Jiangbo – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2022
This study compares the mental-state talk of infant educators in Australia and China in order to determine the nuanced differences in the ways that they use this talk with the infants in their room. Participants are 44 native English-speaking Australian educators from centres in Sydney, Australia and 30 native Chinese-speaking infant educators…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Caregiver Child Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship
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Strycharz-Banas, Anna; Dalli, Carmen; Meyerhoff, Miriam – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2022
'I'm a big boy, you're a baby': How do such phrases do the vital work of managing young children's peer interactions? We trace the function of such phrases as they were used over an 18-month period by young children (2; 6-4; 11) who attended a New Zealand an early childhood centre. Using interactional sociolinguistics methods of analysis we…
Descriptors: Labeling (of Persons), Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Communities of Practice
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Stagg Peterson, Shelley; Friedrich, Nicola – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2022
We report on our analysis of talk during an assessment task where we asked children living in northern Canadian communities to draw and write about activities they share with family and friends in their daily lives. We introduce a language as context approach to assessing young children's (ages 4-6 years) literacy and sociocultural knowledge,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Freehand Drawing, Literacy
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Jensen, Hanne; Kvalsvig, Jane Dene; Taylor, Myra; Sibisi, Snenhlanhla; Whitebread, David; McLellan, Ros – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
Early educators' perceptions of play and learning influence whether they adopt responsive roles to facilitate learning in play. While studies have investigated perceptions of play as pedagogical practice and its perceived relevance for learning, few have also interrogated educator learning perceptions, and hence compared these perceptions. This…
Descriptors: Play, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Konrad, Manuela; Fuchs-Neuhold, Bianca; Staubmann, Wolfgang; Grach, Daniela; Hörmann-Wallner, Marlies; Kronberger, Anika; Peterseil, Marie; Pilz, René; Aufschnaiter, Anna Lena; Krause, Raphaela; Martin, Jochen; Holasek, Sandra; Pail, Elisabeth – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
Children's food preferences are strongly associated with their consumption patterns. Children tend to choose foods with which they are familiar. It is proposed that the earlier and broader the experience with food, the healthier the child's or adult´s diet. In a focus group we developed a toolkit consisting of a training course for kindergarten…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Foods Instruction, Dietetics, Eating Habits
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Nutbrown, Cathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
In the context of an ongoing policy crisis in relation to the qualifications of the early childhood workforce in England, this paper first rehearses the context and long overdue need for reform before presenting a framework for career structure and professional early childhood education qualifications in England. This framework is designed to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Haslip, Michael J.; Donaldson, Leona – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
Positive psychology interventions, such as the application of character strengths, can improve job performance and satisfaction across industries, but little of this research has been applied to the early childhood education profession. A qualitative study of in-service early childhood educators (n = 17) completing a character strength application…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Personality, Psychology, Faculty Development
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Shaw, Patricia A.; Traunter, Joanne E.; Nguyen, Nam; Huong, Trinh Thi; Thao-Do, Thi Phuong – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
This paper presents a unique perspective into challenges faced by kindergarten teachers in engaging children in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education in Vietnam. It reports on teachers' perspectives of an adaptation of immersive learning experiences (ILE), to develop understanding of pedagogical approaches to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Araújo, Sara Barros; Antunes, Ana Pereira – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
Workplace-based experiences are considered centrally relevant in the professional preparation of prospective teachers. In spite of this, few studies have focused on the assessment of workplace-based learning (WBL) in early childhood education (ECE). This study aims to examine pathways of professional learning of students attending an ECE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Masters Programs, Early Childhood Education
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El-Abd, Maria; Chaaban, Youmen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2021
The present mixed-methods study investigated classroom management self-efficacy (CMSE) beliefs of early childhood pre-service teachers in Lebanon. Vicarious experiences, through observation of an in-service teacher, were analysed for efficiency in supporting the development of pre-service teachers' CMSE beliefs. The sample consisted of 23 students…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Preservice Teachers, Student Development, Classroom Techniques
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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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