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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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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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Boldermo, Sidsel – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
With the aim of developing new knowledge on inclusive practices for young children in early childhood education, the following research question was explored: what characterises young children's negotiations of belonging and togetherness in a diverse peer group in kindergarten? Data from field work in a young children's group in a multicultural…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Peer Groups, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries
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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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Dunn, Rosemary; Wyver, Shirley – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Young children seem to begin to develop a sense of historical consciousness and associated belonging to a wider collective identity prior to the commencement of formal schooling. Historical consciousness is a capacity to differentiate and also make connections between the past, present and future that contributes to a growing understanding of…
Descriptors: Museums, Preschool Children, Self Concept, History
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Sigurdardottir, Ingibjorg; Williams, Pia; Einarsdottir, Johanna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This empirical study aims to find if and how preschool teachers communicate values they consider important for children to learn in preschool. The study is a part of a Nordic research project on values education in Nordic preschools. Values are understood as desirable principles that guide human actions. Theoretically, the study draws on a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Values Education, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Ree, Marianne; Alvestad, Marit; Johansson, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study focuses on children's participation in community and the research question is as follows: "What do children describe as hallmarks influencing their ability to participate in the ECEC community?" The study is based on a qualitative hermeneutic analysis of semi-structured group interviews with 12 five-year-old children from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Participation, Hermeneutics, Preschool Children
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Eliyahu-Levi, Dolly; Ganz-Meishar, Michal – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to describe the teacher's personal connection with parents as an intermediary factor between cultures and to examine the implications for the future of the migrant group in the receiving society. The study is a qualitative study based on the phenomenological approach and involved five teachers working with African…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Immigrants, Cultural Differences
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Areljung, Sofie – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Numerous initiatives are carried out across the world to support science teaching in early childhood education. However, professional development research shows that in order for teaching interventions to bring about successful changes in practice, it is key that teacher's beliefs, confidence and knowledge change. As a complement to studies…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Preschool Children, Faculty Development
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Samuelsson, Robin – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This paper studies the scaffolding of conceptual development for children aged 4-5 years old during a science project at a Swedish preschool. It specifically examines how bodily knowledge and language are used in interaction, and how conceptual knowledge can be scaffolded with the use of external tools and artefacts. The science project was…
Descriptors: Interaction, Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Science Projects
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Cohrssen, Caroline; Niklas, Frank – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
In Australia, early childhood education takes a play-based approach to supporting children's engagement with mathematical ideas and numeracy development. To assist preschool teachers' implementation of the outcomes in the national Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, the Northern Territory (NT, Australia) has introduced the NT Preschool…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, Educational Games, Numeracy
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Magnusson, Maria; Pramling, Niklas – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The overarching interest of this study concerns how to outline learning opportunities and support in early childhood education (ECE) without losing its play-based character. More specifically, the study reports an empirical investigation into the evolving activity of a 6.5-year-old child and an adult conversing about the child's drawing of…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Skills
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Brown, Christopher P.; Lan, Yi-Chin – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The call by policymakers, education stakeholders, and families for children to enter school 'ready' has led to numerous empirical studies that seek to identify how children and their families are or are not prepared for school. In the United States, this empirical work tends to identify particular children and their families 'at-risk' for school…
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Rantavuori, Laura – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
A successful transition from preschool to school demands continuity in education between the institutions: continuity in pedagogy, values and institutional structures. One way to achieve continuity is to learn how to do "boundary work" in the borderline of two activity systems. This article examines what kinds of discourses frame the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Transitional Programs
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