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Warren, Jane; Harden-Thew, Kathryn – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Smooth transitions through the early years of education are recognised as pivotal to later personal and academic success. However, for children considered outside the mainstream, these transitions can provide extra challenge for them, their families and educators. This paper reveals the findings of two qualitative studies investigating early…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Adjustment (to Environment), Bilingual Students, Parent Attitudes
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Kim, So Jung; Wee, Su-Jeong; Park, Soyeon – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Although previous studies have underlined the importance of social interactions, multicultural education, prediction/imagination, and bilingual/bi-literacy learning, the intersection of all these four areas is yet to be explored. This qualitative case study explored how young bilingual readers create meanings and develop literary responses through…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Multicultural Education, Books, Childrens Literature
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Boyd, Wendy; Newman, Linda – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
There is well-established evidence that the quality of early childhood education workforce impacts upon children's learning. Attracting qualified teacher graduates to work in early childhood centres is an essential component towards the provision of quality care. Significant investment by the Australian Government has been made to prepare early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Educational Quality, Work Environment, Teacher Education Programs
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This article describes a study of early childhood teachers' understanding of teaching and learning in children 4 and 5 years of age in technology education. The research aimed at assisting teachers' understanding of learning in technology using a developed framework. This study investigated the development of dispositions and attitudes including…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children, Child Development
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Webb, Gwendalyn; Williams, Cori – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This paper describes the findings of research into children's interactions with educators who were of the same or different culture from that of the children. The research investigated the effect of cultural context on the children's communication and the quality of their interactions in one mainstream early childhood setting. Aboriginal and…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Populations
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Lewis, Rebecca; Fleer, Marilyn; Hammer, Marie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This study investigated the practice of two early-childhood educators and their interactions with 24 children (mean age 5.2 years) in an inner-suburban Australian preschool setting. The study specifically examined the nature of how educators 'intentionally teach' concepts to young children in a child-centred programme. Six hours of educator-child…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning
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Ey, Lesley-Anne; Walker, Sue; Spears, Barbara – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Research into young children's understanding of bullying in the early years of schooling is limited. The current study examined young children's understanding, explanations and reasoning behind whether behaviours represented in cartoon scenarios depicted bullying or non-bullying incidents. Seventy-seven children aged 4-8 years from one…
Descriptors: Young Children, Childrens Attitudes, Bullying, Moral Development
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Brooker, Melinda; Cumming, Tamara – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
It could be suggested that persistent workforce problems in the early childhood (EC) field in Australia -- such as job satisfaction and turnover may be related to ineffective leadership practices, low pay and lack of professional acknowledgement. In this article we report on a small qualitative study completed in 2017, investigating 12 educators'…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Work Environment
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White, Antoinette D.; Fleer, Marilyn – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Educational change is dependent on the practices and perceptions of educators. Yet efforts to sustain teacher's adoption and implementation of reform packages often deteriorate over time. Monitoring educators' engagement across the reform process, and making adaptions to reflect key findings, is central to successful implementation. This…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Jakobovich, Ronit; Shoval, Ella; Berry, Elliot M.; Shulruf, Boaz – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This study aims to examine the effects of an intervention model, "Change Nutrition by Doing," in which children act as agents of change -- by 'doing' -- in taking responsibility for the contents of the lunch box they bring from home to consume at an early childhood centre. This quasi-randomised case-control trial consisted of 35 Israeli…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Intervention, Change Agents, Kindergarten
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Disney, Leigh; Barnes, Alan; Ey, Lesley; Geng, Gretchen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Advances in technology have seen a proliferation of touch-screen interfaces available to young children. These screens have changed the way in which young children engage with digital technology; with increased exposure and use, it raises debates about the suitability of integrating digital technology within early childhood settings. There are…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Numeracy, Young Children
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Mantilla, Ana; Edwards, Susan – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This paper reports on a systematic review of the literature conducted to inform Early Childhood Australia (ECA) in the development of a national Statement on Young Children and Digital Technologies. The review examines empirical studies published between 2012 and 2017 identified through systematic screening to advise adults on appropriate digital…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Video Games
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Devine, Amanda; Wallace, Ruth; Lo, Johnny; Miller, Margaret; Sambell, Ros; Costello, Leesa; Lombardi, Karen; Veurink, Samantha – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Building on the success of the SNAC (Supporting Nutrition Australian Childcare) community, a comprehensive online programme SNACPlus provided professional development (PD) and resources to embed nutrition curriculum and supportive food environments in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services. Process and impact evaluation were conducted…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Nutrition Instruction, Food, Intervention
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Davis, Belinda; Dunn, Rosemary – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has shown that there is a steady growth in the numbers of infants attending early childhood services. Despite growing interest in infant learning, recognition of infant teachers as specialised professionals is limited. This research aims to explore the role of early childhood teachers…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Page, Jane; Eadie, Patricia – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
There is growing evidence that coaching early childhood educators leads to higher quality teaching practices and improved child learning outcomes. Despite this, there is a lack of Australian evidence on the impact that coaching in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams in early childhood education and care settings has on teacher effectiveness and…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Interdisciplinary Approach, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Improvement
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