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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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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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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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Roberts, Pauline; Barblett, Lennie; Robinson, Ken – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
National Assessment Program for Numeracy and Literacy (NAPLAN) is the national assessment programme for literacy and numeracy in Australia administered to children in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 each year. The testing process was introduced in 2008 and is described by the developers as low stakes, however, research has highlighted that this is not the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, National Competency Tests, Literacy
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Hill, Allen; Emery, Sherridan; Nailon, Di; Dyment, Janet; Getenet, Seyum; McCrea, Nadine; Davis, Julie M. – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
The development of Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (ECEfS) practices with young children from birth to eight years is an emerging area in academic and professional literature. ECEfS practices reflect growing awareness of the imperative for twenty-first century societies to respond to the pressures of unsustainable patterns of living.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Children, Sustainability
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Hudson, Kim – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This article presents the key findings and discussion from a research project and subsequent report: "Involving young children in decision making: An exploration of practitioners' views". This research explored early childhood practitioners'--childcare workers, kindergarten, pre-primary and grade 1-2 teachers--views on decision making…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Young Children, Participative Decision Making, Decision Making
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Fields, Barry – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Increasingly, early childhood practitioners are faced with children who present with significant levels of oppositional and defiant behaviour. The management of this behaviour is often difficult and stressful. Efforts to minimise disruptive behaviour and to encourage more prosocial behaviour have very much revolved around the teaching of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Discipline, Positive Reinforcement
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Aravani, Evagelia – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The purpose of this case study is to examine the ways in which the systematic teaching of poetry reading at Greek primary school enhances children's interest in reading and helps develop their oral skills by enriching their vocabulary and creative thinking. The present poetry project was implemented at a Greek public kindergarten in Rethymno,…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary Schools, Observation, Poetry
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Skouteris, Helen; Watson, Brittany; Lum, Jarrad – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
To our knowledge, no previous literature review has focused specifically on the effectiveness of transition programs that target collaboration between primary school and pre-school teachers, parents and children. Hence, in this paper we sought to review the literature on this topic. The findings of published studies to date reveal that,…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Elementary Schools, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Drummond, Murray – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This paper is based on qualitative research data from a project investigating early childhood boys' constructions of masculinities in relation to sport, health and the body. The focus group data, with 33 boys, has been collected in each of the boys' first three years at school. It is part of the data that will be collected over eight years with…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Males, Qualitative Research, Young Children
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McDonough, Andrea; Sullivan, Peter – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Much research on early measurement learning is small-scale and dependent on the items used. While such research is helpful for indicating the key aspects of learning length, it does not give teachers a clear indication of the expectations for student learning of them. This paper presents substantial data from a large project that used individual…
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Interviews, Child Development, Longitudinal Studies
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Kelly, Rachel; Dissanayake, Cheryl; Ihsen, Elfriede; Hammond, Sabine – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
The role of executive function, specifically inhibitory control and generativity, in symbolic play was investigated in 20 children aged 48-89 months. Assessment of inhibitory control was via the Sun-Moon Stroop task, and generativity was assessed with the Semantic Fluency task, as well as a new object substitution task which required children to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Executive Function, Perspective Taking
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Millar, Ngaire – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
This study investigated Korean children's cultural adjustment during transition to South Australian junior primary school settings. Using case-study methodology to provide a sociocultural perspective, data were collected during interviews with a sample of South Korean international students aged five to eight years, their mothers and teachers. All…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Acculturation, Foreign Countries, Asians
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