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Kocak, Omer; Goktas, Yuksel – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2021
This study aims to analyze the views of children whose spatial concept development is supported by activities conducted with educational cartoons compared to traditional methods. In this context, preschool children's views on the activities, their memory retention of them, and the levels of awareness caused by the activities were investigated.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Preschool Children, Cartoons, Teaching Methods
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Li, Minyi; Birkeland, Åsta; Duan, Tianxue – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to address the impact of international collaboration on education for sustainable development in the context of early childhood education in rural China. Government stakeholders in three Chinese provinces participated in a 14-day program in Bergen, Norway, focusing on early childhood education for sustainability…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, International Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Rural Areas
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Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Berg, Karianne; Kolberg, Asbjørn – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2021
For an Indigenous population, there is a need for an inclusive educational space from the language and culture srevitalisation perspective. This is especially important during the early years when the basics of the language are formed alongside cultural knowledge. This paper takes a closer look at a South Sámi preschool language learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Preschool Education
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Lin, Kuan-Ling – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2021
The purpose of this study is to utilize the concept of China's recent policy, Supply-side Structural Reform (SSSR) in education, in order to explore participants' identities in early childhood education and care (ECEC) in rural areas of China. The concept of the SSSR was integrated with Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory (BEST) as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Early Childhood Education
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Berge, Anita; Johansson, Eva – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2021
The aim of this paper is to advance knowledge about the politics of belonging in Norwegian preschools by exploring how educators describe and consider processes of belonging in their educational practice. In educational research, the dominating focus has been on the sense of belonging and children's emotional bonding to others. Here belonging is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Group Membership
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Kuusisto, Arniika; Poulter, Saila; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2021
This paper examines how worldviews and national values are displayed in the national (Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) curricula of Sweden, Finland and Norway. The specific interest is to investigate what similarities and differences there are between these three ECEC curricula with regard to the position of religions and other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, National Curriculum, Values
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Veraksa, Nikolay – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2020
There are two ways of understanding child development. The first places emphasis on the human cultural dimension. The essential component of culture is a system of cultural norms known as "ideal forms," wherein the adult acts as a bearer of these ideal forms or culture. From this standpoint, the child acquires already established forms…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Child Development, Social Theories
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Veraksa, ?leksander; Bukhalenkova, Daria; Smirnova, ?lena – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2020
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between the main components of role play, according to Vygotsky (object substitution, idea of play, play interaction), and executive functions (working memory, inhibition, cognitive flexibility, planning) in preschool age. The study involved 56 children, 5 to 6 years old (29 boys and 27…
Descriptors: Correlation, Role Playing, Play, Preschool Children
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Brofman, Vera; Karpov, Yuriy V.; Rabinovitch, Inna – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2020
The Vygotskian preschool education program (VPEP) is built around mediation in the context of preschool age-specific activities such as sociodramatic play, constructive play, listening and retelling fairy tales, playing with dollhouses, motor activities, and some others. We used the VPEP as part of the daily curriculum in two pre-K classes at PS…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Play, Fairy Tales, Educational Philosophy
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Chen, Feiyan – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2020
Emotion regulation--as a vital part of children's development, school readiness, and academic success--begins to develop in infancy and toddler time. Much of the research on toddler emotion regulation are correlational studies in laboratory settings. Little attention has been directed to toddlers' emotion regulation in everyday naturalistic…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Self Control, Correlation, Child Development
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Shifflet, Rena; Mattoon, Cassandra; Bates, Alan – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2020
Today's young children are exposed to a variety of digital technologies in their home and school environments. While the presence of these technologies is increasing in US prekindergarten classrooms, teachers must critically analyze the role these tools will play in the quest to provide early learners with developmentally appropriate practice. The…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Preschool Education, Phonological Awareness, Reading Instruction
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Hansen, Ole Henrik – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2020
Interpersonal interactions during childhood form the foundation for development and learning (Tomasello, 2014; Vygotsky, 1962, 1978). Numerous studies have documented the impact of interactions between preschool teachers and preschool-aged children between 3 and 6 years of age (e.g., Denham et al., 2003; Hamre, Hatfield, Pianta & Jamil, 2013).…
Descriptors: Child Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Le-van, Tatiana; Shiyan, Igor; Shiyan, Olga; Zadadaev, Sergey – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2020
The results of a Russian national study of the quality of preschool education (2016-2017, N[subscript kindergartens]= 1,301) are discussed with a focus on possible predictors of quality dynamics on the relations between Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale--Revised scores and group size, number of teachers in a group, child/adult ratio,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Predictor Variables
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Lohmander, Karlsson Lohmander; Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2020
Since the beginning of the 1970s, quality early childhood education and care (preschool) has been a national priority in Sweden. Over the years, policy changes such as the marketisation of the welfare system with increased state regulation and a focus on cost-effectiveness and performativity have resulted in modifications to the services offered.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Large Group Instruction, Educational Environment
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Olsen, Bent – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2019
This article presents a study on plausible correlations between social background and educational values in a group of 700 employees in 80 Danish kindergartens. It investigates whether the pedagogical efforts of the staff are indebted to their living milieus of upbringing. The basic premises of research are developed along Pierre Bourdieu's theory…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Kindergarten, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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