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Lamb, Iris – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
Research highlights the importance of inclusive and culturally responsive teaching. This study sought to understand to what extent Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) in Southern Ontario, upon graduation from their pre-service programmes, feel they are prepared for teaching Indigenous students and supporting Indigenous families in an inclusive,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students
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Toran, Mehmet; Sak, Ramazan; Xu, Yuwei; Sahin-Sak, Ikbal Tuba; Yu, Yun – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
This paper reports Turkish and Chinese parents' experiences with their 3-6 year-old children during the COVID-19 quarantine process. Thirteen Turkish and 11 Chinese parents participated in a study that employed semi-structured interviews to examine participant self-perceived experiences. Findings show that the study revealed many commonalities in…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Parent Attitudes, Experience
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Wu, Shu-chen – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
In discussions about how to implement learning through/in/at play, there is still not a commonly agreed view. This qualitative study investigated Chinese teachers' and parents' perspectives on learning in play to attain a co-constructed picture of learning in play through real classroom practices and perceptions using the Mosaic approach. Fourteen…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Play, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Fleer, Marilyn – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
In unprecedented times, the global community is calling for greater knowledge and engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to support the decision making and practices of the general community. COVID-19 has highlighted this pressing need and inviting a 'new normal'. But STEM is not the core business of early childhood.…
Descriptors: Play, Role Playing, Story Telling, Imagination
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Koshyk, Jamie; Wilson, Taylor; Stewart-Tufescu, Ashley; D'Souza, Melanie; Chase, Robert M.; Mignone, Javier – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
The Abecedarian Approach is an internationally recognised early childhood intervention program that has shown long-term positive outcomes for children living in low SES communities. However, there are few studies examining the broader influence of such interventions for young children on the lives of their parents. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Low Income Groups
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Tembo, Shaddai – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
The participation of Black educators in the UK's education system has been a source of much debate in recent years. Research indicates having a teaching force that better represents society is critical because of the character, ubiquity, pervasiveness, duration and importance of teaching as a social activity. However, to date, many of the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Minority Group Teachers, Diversity (Faculty)
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Thomas, Amanda – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
This paper explores one child's use of their schema to construct their knowledge and understanding within the early years curriculum for Wales -- the Foundation Phase (FP). It considers how a knowledge of schemas can facilitate practitioners in supporting children along their learning continuum and inform classroom pedagogy. This paper explores…
Descriptors: Schemata (Cognition), Teaching Methods, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Children
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Klopper, Cecilia – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
This study addressed the knowledge gap regarding South African parents' view of their role in the education of young children as democratic citizens. The study was conducted with parents of children younger than 8 years in 2 multicultural primary schools in Gauteng, South Africa. The explanatory sequential mixed methods research design was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role
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Kook, Janna Fuccillo; Greenfield, Daryl B. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
High-quality instructional interaction, in which teachers engage children in conversations that support the development of higher order thinking skills, conceptual understanding, and advanced language skills, is associated with positive outcomes for preschool children. Classrooms serving low-income preschoolers tend to have lower levels of this…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Interaction
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Tan, Tony Xing; Li, Gen; Zhou, Yi; Li, Yanzheng – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
This paper reports a follow up analysis of longitudinal date. We (1) examined urban Chinese mothers' occupations as a function of their educational levels, (2) tested mediating effects of home environment variables after fine-tuning key variables of maternal education and home environment by excluding data that were provided by the children's…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Urban Areas
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Street, Martina – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
'Well-being' is increasingly used in child rights discourses and early childhood education (ECE) policy contexts as a desirable outcome for young children. In spite of its ubiquitous use, however, child well-being remains largely under-theorised, thereby contributing to implicit understandings within policy arenas. This paper contributes to…
Descriptors: Well Being, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Cerniglia, Luca; Cimino, Silvia; Ammaniti, Massimo – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
The use of digital devices among very young children is quickly spreading, although the effects of screen time on emotional and cognitive functioning are still debated. In a sample of N = 422 children and their mothers, this 4-year longitudinal study aimed to evaluate the hypothesis that the use of digital devices as smartphones and tablets at 4…
Descriptors: Young Children, Academic Achievement, Emotional Response, Self Control
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Lee, Siew Fung – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
This article examines how the policy of funded early years places for 'disadvantaged' 2-year-olds (FNP) in England reconfigures spaces within early childhood and care (ECEC) in new ways of working with young children. Using practitioners' interview data from early years settings in London, this article uses Foucauldian technologies of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Governance, Disadvantaged
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Fantozzi, Victoria B. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
Although existing literature has established that technologies are utilized in play and can be supportive of learning, utilization of technologies in play-based classrooms is not commonplace. This study is an holistic examination of a successful 2-year process of integrating an iPad into a play-based preschool setting. Each year the use of the…
Descriptors: Play, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Preschool Education
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Hedges, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2021
Evidence of outcomes of the early years is highly dependent on what is considered as an outcome, the curriculum and relationships children experience, and the research designs and methods used to ascertain the value of early childhood education. This article reports from an original study in New Zealand that used narrative inquiry to interview…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Child Development, Experience
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