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Latham, Gloria – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
The initial research undertaken was an attempt to understand what it is like for young children to be in the world. The study was a search to reclaim a sense of place for the teacher/researcher and the children, and to capture young children's profound wondering. This article is a reflective look back at that study and attempts through methods of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Young Children
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Henderson, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
This article highlights autoethnography as an arts-based methodology in early years research, giving consideration to its challenges and critics as well as the power of its application to elicit voices in a way that other methodologies do not. It embraces and models autoethnography through sharing a performative autoethnographic narrative of one…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Public Policy, Teaching Methods, Child Safety
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Cologon, Kathy; Cologon, Timothy; Mevawalla, Zinnia; Niland, Amanda – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
While the importance of inclusive approaches to research has been identified, much childhood research is still done 'to' not 'with' young children, with research focusing on the experiences of children who experience disability commonly involving data from parents/families/practitioners, rather than from children themselves. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Isolation, Disabilities, Participatory Research
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Blaisdell, Caralyn; Arnott, Lorna; Wall, Kate; Robinson, Carol – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Young children are often ignored or marginalised in the drive to address children's participation and their wider set of rights. This is the case generally in social research, as well as within the field of Arts-Based Education Research. This article contributes to the growing literature on young children's involvement in arts-based research, by…
Descriptors: Play, Art Education, Puppetry, Creativity
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Read, Kirsten; James, Sarah; Weaver, Andrew – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This study examined the relationship between four common types of language play and their correlations with the verbal and social abilities of 3- to 5-year-old children. While observation has shown that children this age produce a range of play, research has not yet examined whether play is a measurable skill connected to preschoolers' language…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Play, Preschool Education, Educational Games
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Brierley, Julie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
The findings from this study suggest that 2-year-old children regularly use mark making as a tool to further support their emergent thoughts and understanding of the world. The qualitative study of three 2-year-old children uses observations and informal interviews to construct narrative stories of their explorations and play both at nursery and…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Futures (of Society), Teaching Methods, Play
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Stage, Virginia C.; Wilkerson, Kristi; Hegde, Archana; Lisson, Sarah; Babatunde, Oyinlola Toyin; Goodell, L. Suzanne – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
Parents play a significant role in molding their children's nutrition knowledge and behavior. The purpose of the present study was to explore parental influence on preschooler's nutrition education from the perspectives of North Carolina-based Head Start coordinators and teachers. Investigators conducted 63 in-depth, structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children
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Nxumalo, Fikile – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This article examines children's encounters with dead and dying bumble bees in their everyday entangled lives. Within the context of an early childhood classroom located in suburban British Columbia, Canada, the article stories situated and emergent bee-child worldings to illustrate possibilities for learning with other species in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Environmental Education, Animals, Sustainability
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Peltoperä, Kaisu; Turja, Leena; Vehkakoski, Tanja; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Laakso, Marja-Leena – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This article explores accounts given by Finnish educators (n = 31) on the topic of flexibly scheduled early childhood education and care (i.e. childcare provided during non-standard as well as standard hours). Previous research has shown this to be a sensitive topic because of the contradiction between what is deemed in the interests of children…
Descriptors: Flexible Scheduling, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology
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Lee, RaeHyuck; Han, Wen-Jui; Waldfogel, Jane; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
We examined the associations between preschool attendance and academic school readiness at kindergarten entry among 5-year-old children of immigrant mothers in the United States using data from a US nationally representative sample (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, N = 1650). Comparing children who were in preschool (Head Start,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Attendance, School Readiness, Immigrants
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Lynch, Paul; Gladstone, Melissa; McLinden, Michael; Douglas, Graeme; Jolley, Emma; Schmidt, Elena; Chimoyo, Josephine – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This is a first mixed-methods study, which created, adapted and tested the feasibility of a training programme targeted at parents, community professionals, specialist teachers and volunteers to provide advice on developmental stimulation for children with visual impairment in their homes in rural and urban settings of Malawi. The study followed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Feasibility Studies, Young Children
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Menning, Soern Finn – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This article explores the notion of curiosity as a gateway to value dilemmas in early childhood education and care practices. The concept of dilemmatic space (Honig) is used to highlight the complexity of educational practices. Through an ethnographic approach based on video-observation and stimulated recall interviews, the reflections of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Guidelines, Child Behavior
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Ozturk, Gulsah; Ohi, Sarah – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
The effect of digital literacy practices upon young children's learning is a contentious and growing area for research and debate. Nowadays, children encounter many different types of texts through their everyday engagement with digital technologies. The study reported here investigated the relationships between 6 and 7-year-old children's home…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Reading Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Fettig, Angel; Cook, Amy L.; Morizio, Laura; Gould, Kaitlin; Brodsky, Lauren – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
As educators begin to understand the need for a social-emotional learning curriculum for young students, finding opportunities to implement a curriculum that supports students' social-emotional development is important. Research supports that using shared reading opportunities that are common in young students' in-school and out-of-school routines…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Reading Strategies, Elementary School Students, Parent Attitudes
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
Young children are surrounded by ubiquitous environmental print (e.g. signs, product labels) on a daily basis in their homes and communities. Parent-child interactions with environmental print has the potential to foster emergent literacy. A randomised controlled pre-posttest study was conducted to examine the effects of a parent-child…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Emergent Literacy, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness
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