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Vallberg Roth, Ann-Christine – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
This paper addresses national concern about teaching in preschool, building on the challenges, opportunities, and requirements facing today's preschools due to the higher expected level of preschool assignments. The aim is to build knowledge of how preschool teachers and managers from 10 Swedish municipalities characterise preschool teaching. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Sandberg, Gunilla; Norling, Martina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
The aim of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of teachers' perspectives on promoting reading and writing for pupils with various linguistic backgrounds in grade 1. Focus group interviews were conducted with 17 teachers who work in preschool classes and in grade 1. The teachers' perspectives on reading and writing can be characterised as…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Williams, P.; Sheridan, S.; Pramling Samuelsson, I. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study explores how group size influences children's conditions for wellbeing, learning and development in preschool in relation to the intentions in the revised (2010) Swedish preschool curriculum. The study is based on qualitative methods generated from interviews and open-ended questions in a questionnaire. Group size is dependent on three…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Child Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Janson, Harald; Lamer, Kari – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of social competence for children's development, well-being, and learning. Thus age- and context-appropriate measures are needed. This study addresses the structural validity of the Lamer Social Competence in Preschool (LSCIP) scale, developed to accommodate the Nordic model of early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Child Development, Well Being
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Blömeke, Sigrid; Thiel, Oliver; Jenßen, Lars – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines the stability of Norwegian prospective preschool teachers' enjoyment of mathematics and their mathematics-related self-efficacy before, during, and after a teacher-education examination. In addition, the stability of the two constructs across countries was examined through a comparison with Germany. The data revealed partial…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy
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Jensen, Peter; Rasmussen, Astrid Würtz – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study reviews the European evidence on the impact of professional development (PD) of pre-school educators on child outcomes. A meta-analysis investigates how PD of pre-school educators in formal pre-school centers in Europe affects child outcomes. The European studies are quite recent and limited in numbers, and our results show a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Meta Analysis, Preschool Teachers, Outcomes of Education
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Puroila, Anna-Maija; Haho, Annu – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This article employs a narrative approach to explore educators' moral functioning in Finnish preschools. Our study is theoretically inspired by notions drawn from feminist and sociocultural studies, according to which education is understood as an entirely moral phenomenon. Within a holistic framework, moral functioning is understood as a concept…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Feminism
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Björklund, Camilla; Barendregt, Wolmet – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Revised guidelines for Swedish early childhood education that emphasize mathematics content and competencies in more detail than before raise the question of the status of pedagogical mathematical awareness among Swedish early childhood teachers. The purpose of this study is to give an overview of teachers' current pedagogical mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Ahtola, Annarilla; Björn, Piia Maria; Turunen, Tiina; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Kontoniemi, Marita; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on parents' and teachers' perceptions of practices aimed at easing the transition to formal schooling (e.g., familiarization with the school, discussions about the school entrants). A total of 230 preschool teachers, 131 elementary school teachers, and 2,662 mothers and fathers filled in a questionnaire containing items on how…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Educational Practices, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Närvänen, Anna-Liisa; Markström, Ann-Marie – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The aim of this article is to describe how parents and preschool teachers talk about children's interactional skills in parent-teacher conferences in the Swedish preschool and how this can be related to socialization processes. The analyses show that children's communicative skills, such as turn-taking in conversation and co-operation, are…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Löfgren, Håkan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article analyses how the teaching profession takes shape when policy demands on increased documentation in preschool is interpreted and enacted by teachers. The profession and professional identities take shape in the tension between two forms of professionalism: occupational professionalism, based on collegial authority, and organizational…
Descriptors: Interviews, Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Standards
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Pihlaja, Paivi Marjo; Holst, Teija Kristiina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine teachers' reflections of their early childhood special education work in Finnish day care. Work contents and work roles have faced many challenges in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and therefore general reflection and research need to be developed. Teachers ("n"?=?218) evaluated, via an…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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Niikko, Anneli; Ugaste, Aino – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this study is to describe the conceptions of the Finnish and Estonian pre-school teachers' goals, and the achievement of these goals in their pedagogical work. The study consisted of 60 (30 from each country) interviews with pre-school teachers. The interview data was analyzed phenomenographically. The findings showed that children…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Play, Preschool Teachers, Social Development
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Hirsto, Laura – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
In this study, the strategies teachers use in home and school collaboration were surveyed. The subjects were early education teachers in Helsinki, Finland. Questionnaires were used for the data collection. Factor analysis resulted in the extraction of six strategy types. Strategies representing parents as the recipients of information were most…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship
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Niikko, Anneli; Havu-Nuutinen, Sari – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2009
This study was conducted during the academic year 2002-2003 in a municipality in Eastern Finland. It focuses on pre-school education assessing its quality factors from the parents', teachers' and children's points of view. Theoretically, the study focuses on analyses of the purposes of the national core curriculum and pedagogical issues that are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Teachers
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