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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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Harju, Anne; Åkerblom, Annika – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
This paper explores language practice in early childhood education for children new to the majority language, discussing how language practice can be transformed through actions such as reflexive dialogues with educators. In a Swedish action-research project, educators and researchers collaborated in reflexive dialogues to develop language…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Language Usage, Code Switching (Language), Action Research
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Androusou, Alexandra; Iakovou, Maria – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
The aim of this paper is to present an action research project focusing on refugee children's integration to the formal Greek education system as it relates to their mothers' Greek language learning. Drawing on the interrelation between formal and non-formal education, this project took place at the Open Reception facility of Eleonas in Athens and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Greek, College Students
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Matsumoto, Hiroo; Tsuneda, Miho M. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of early literacy beliefs held by early childhood education and care (ECEC) teachers in Japan by developing a novel scale. We believed that overviewing ECEC teachers' beliefs about early literacy from ecological perspectives would contribute to understanding the underlying factors influencing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Björklund, Camilla; Ahlskog-Björkman, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study presents an analysis of preschool teachers' reasoning about pedagogical goals. Of specific interest is how teachers in a Swedish and a Finnish context describe goals for children's learning and how they describe them implementing these goals into their practice. The research question is thus: How are pedagogical goals perceived and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Nolan, Andrea; Paatsch, Louise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Learning through play has traditionally been a central tenet in early childhood education, however, in recent times primary schools have begun to consider the benefits of introducing a play-based approach into early years classrooms to support young children's learning, especially in the areas of language and literacy. This study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Professional Identity
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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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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Westerberg, Lauren; Fleishman, Hailey; Sands, Kaitlin; Mischka, Melissa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the influence of guidance instruction and type of activity on parental guidance of young children's mathematics and scientific inquiry during cooking, games, and nature activities at home. Thirty families participated with their preschool-aged child; half were randomly assigned to an inquiry guidance instruction group and…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Parent Role, Preschool Children, Inquiry
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Page, Jools – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Framed as an extension of Noddings' notion of the 'ethic of care,' the paper sets out an argument about 'Professional Love' as both a term to comprehend the reciprocal pedagogic relationship which develops in positive interactions between primary caregiver, child and parent and as a core normative component of early years educational discourse;…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, Intimacy, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Merewether, Jane – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
If children are to be heard in research and pedagogy, we need to find ways to listen to them. But how do we listen to young children when words are not their primary means of communication? Drawing on research investigating children's perspectives of outdoor spaces in pedagogical settings, this article discusses the use of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Listening, Outdoor Education, Young Children
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Agbenyega, Joseph S.; Tamakloe, Deborah E.; Klibthong, Sunanta – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This research utilised a "stimulated recall" methodology [Calderhead, J. 1981. "Stimulated Recall: A Method for Research on Teaching." "British Journal of Educational Psychology" 51: 211-217] to explore the potential of African folklore, specifically Ghanaian folk stories in the development of children's reflective…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, African Culture, Foreign Countries, Story Telling
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Skantz Åberg, Ewa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This empirical study investigates what activities emerge when six-year olds are instructed to create narratives with an interactive whiteboard (IWB). A detailed analysis is provided of what the participants are oriented towards in the activity, and further what aesthetic judgements are used and their role in the evolving activity. Theoretically,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Teaching Methods, Bulletin Boards, Interactive Video
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Theobald, Maryanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Working within culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms may present challenges for monolingual researchers wishing to gain children's perspectives. Consequently, children who are not fluent speakers of the dominant language are under-represented in early years' research. When linguistic boundaries exist, one recommended approach is working…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Japanese, English (Second Language)
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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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