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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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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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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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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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Jones, Charlotte; Aubrey, Carol – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This case study attempts to capture the way gender is constructed and experienced in the social world of the nursery school. It presents findings from a staff survey, structured and unstructured observations of one male's and one female's professional practice and one-to-one interviews with children aged three to four years. Despite practitioners'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Gender Differences, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Jack, Christine; Higgins, Steve – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
There are many digital technologies available to support teaching and learning. Historically the focus has tended to be on computers, but this has extended to include interactive whiteboards and tablets. As well as these technologies, which were originally designed for adults, there are devices specifically designed to support teaching and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Kingdon, Zenna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The new paradigm of early childhood allows for the construction of the child as active agents able to comment on their own lives. Historically children have been constructed using divergent discourses as either beings or becomings. More recently they have been seen as complementary and a further temporal state of having been allows for a richer…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Role Playing, Play, Foreign Countries
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Canning, Natalie; Payler, Jane; Horsley, Karen; Gomez, Chris – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This study explores children's narratives of their curiosity and imagination through innovative use of an information technology app--Our Story. Novel use of the app allowed children to express and record their opinions they considered significant to them. The research captured children's approaches to everyday situations through their play.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Stirrup, Julie; Evans, John; Davies, Brian – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Drawing on the theoretical work of the British sociologist Basil Bernstein, this paper documents how learning is structured and organised through play in three Early Years Education (EYE) settings catering for children aged three to five in England, UK. Its data address current issues raised within EYE research relating to "quality and high…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Social Class
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Barron, Ian – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This paper documents trainees' "flight turbulence" as they negotiate the complexities that lie between "the self" and the securing of Early Years Teaching Status in England. Early Years Teachers, besides teaching, are expected to lead improvements to the quality of provision. However, drawing on interview data, an impasse is…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Ingleby, Ewan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This article investigates the application of technology to pedagogy in early years. The research considers the perceptions of technology that are held by a variety of practitioners in a range of settings. The research explores the factors influencing the participants' interpretation of the pedagogical value of technology by asking two questions.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Nursery Schools, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Chesworth, Liz – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Children's interests are widely recognised as pivotal to meaningful learning and play in the early years. However, less is known about how children's diverse interests may contribute to relationships and interactions within peer cultures. This article builds upon previous studies to argue that participation in sociocultural activity generates…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Play, Child Development, Peer Relationship
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Blackburn, Carolyn; Aubrey, Carol – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
The aim was to investigate the policy-to-practice context of delays and difficulties in the acquisition of speech, language and communication (SLC) in children from birth to five in one local authority within the context of Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological model. Methods included a survey of early years practitioners (64 responses), interviews with…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Early Intervention, Interviews, Speech Communication
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Carter, Caron; Nutbrown, Cathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Children's friendships are often neglected by teachers and researchers. This phenomenological study conducted with seven children aged five and six years explores young children's perceptions of their everyday friendship experiences. This multi-method study used role play interviews, drawings and persona doll scenarios to consider children's…
Descriptors: Instruction, Friendship, Young Children, Phenomenology
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Wild, Mary; Silberfeld, Carolyn; Nightingale, Beverley – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This paper considers the overt and covert discourses in two contemporary policy documents in England and Wales, "The Nutbrown Review: Foundations for Quality" ([DfE] Department for Education Department for Education. 2012. "The Nutbrown Review: Foundations for Quality: The Independent Review of Early Education and Childcare…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Child Care
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