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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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Aras, Selda; Erden, Feyza Tantekin – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
It is thought that our behavioural, social and intellectual development is fostered in early childhood alongside the acquisition of metacognitive and self-regulatory abilities. This qualitative investigation reports on how 11 children applied these skills via pedagogical documentation. Participant observation and interviews were used to gather…
Descriptors: Self Control, Metacognition, Child Development, Self Management
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von Suchodoletz, Antje; Barza, Lydia; Larsen, Ross A. A. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
Teacher-child interactions provide an important context for children's development and learning. The study explored how teacher- and classroom-level factors were associated with quality of teacher-child interactions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We also investigated associations between teacher-child interactions and child outcomes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Kindergarten
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
Through observations and interviews and guided by Socio-cultural Theory, this article seeks to describe how dominant approaches to parenting shape child-caregiver interactions within childcare settings. The research question that guided this study is; how do commonly held cultural assumptions about gender, discipline and the purposes of early…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Infants, Toddlers, Foreign Countries
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Nikiforidou, Zoi; Stack, James – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to explore how children bring together motor processes, language and perception when embodying emotional states (Condition 1) versus factual events (Condition 2) through the story characters of 'Little Red Riding Hood'. Children aged 3-4 years (N = 33) were observed while enacting each story-character through…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emotional Development, Emotional Response, Language Skills
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Scollan, Angela; Farini, Federico – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
A rich tradition of pedagogical and psychological research has explored the impact of technology on the cognitive and social development of the child. However, little research has focused on the implications of the use of digital technologies in educational settings for children's agency. This article introduces hybrid-transitions as a theoretical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Interaction
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Boardman, Karen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
This research paper investigates how graduate early years practitioners support under-threes with early reading; presenting their perceptions and daily encounters. Previous research into the practice and pedagogy of early reading appears to have resulted in the latest overarching policy investment in phonics. This paper suggests that this…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy
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Robson, Jennifer van Krieken – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
In 2015, the United Kingdom government harnessed Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) providers to its anti-terrorism strategy by placing them within the scope of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. They became subject to the 'Prevent Duty' which requires them to have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Legislation, Teachers
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Furman, Melina; De Angelis, Susan; Dominguez Prost, Enzo; Taylor, Inés – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Information communication technologies (ICT) is increasingly being introduced in the preschool level, but questions have been raised regarding its potential to develop content knowledge or specific skills. This quasi-experimental study looked into the impact that hand-held tablets can have on science learning outcomes in five-year-olds. Four…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Menning, Soern Finn – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Several authors have argued that early childhood education and care (ECEC) is essentially an ethical practice based on certain values and conceptions about the purpose of education. Is this also the case for educational practices surrounding the highly valued notion of curiosity? While psychological approaches portray it as neutral, this article…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Focus Groups
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Yuen, Lai Ha – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
The immigrant population in Hong Kong is steadily increasing every year. This immigrant population largely comprises families, most of whom have pre-school and school-age children. However, limited information is known on the practices that immigrant parents adopt when they become involved in their children's schooling. In the present study, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Parent Education, Parent Participation
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Soni, Anita – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This article examines how the practice of supervision has developed within a range of early childhood education and care (ECEC) provision in a county in Central England in the United Kingdom. Supervision has been recently introduced as a mandatory requirement for ECEC in England in 2012, and there is limited research looking at the impact of this.…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Supervision
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Dajani, Majida; Meier, Daniel R. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This one-year collaborative study examined the role of narrative in promoting new forms of culturally responsive literacy learning in two contrasting international preschool contexts. The qualitative project was carried out by a U.S.-based teacher educator and a Palestinian-based teacher educator who examined the benefits of culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Preschool Education
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Oshiro, Aiko; Pihl, Agneta; Peterson, Louise; Pramling, Niklas – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study reports an analysis of how children in a Japanese kindergarten are scaffolded when facing the challenge of collaboratively retelling a "kitsune" story they have been told. What is referred to as a "kitsune" story is an example of a trickster tale with foxes as anthropomorphised animals. The participants were ten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Story Telling
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Brogaard-Clausen, Sigrid; Robson, Sue – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Friendship matters for young children's development, learning and experience of wellbeing. This paper emphasises the significance of young children's friendships for their wellbeing, especially in the context of early years settings. Findings are presented from two online questionnaires developed for the project, in which 155 parents/carers and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Well Being, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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