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Thornton, Kate; Cherrington, Sue – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
Professional learning communities in the early childhood education sector have been under-researched. The focus on collaborative learning, collective enquiry and shared leadership of such communities makes them worthy of study in order to establish their relevance to the sector. One of the foci of this research involving case studies of different…
Descriptors: Leadership, Communities of Practice, Early Childhood Education, Cooperative Learning
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Ikegami, Kiiko; Agbenyega, Joseph Seyram – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
The quality of early childhood education has dominated current debates in the ways educators develop and implement learning programs for children yet conceptions of quality vary contextually and culturally. This qualitative case study explored the insider perspectives of six early childhood educators in Sapporo, Japan regarding their conceptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Psychological Patterns
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Lam, Mei Seung – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
The transition from home to early childhood education can be stressful for both children and parents. How parents cope with this potentially stressful event affects both the children's adaptation and the parents' lives during the preschooler stage of the family lifecycle. This paper examines how parents respond to their children's adjustment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Coping, Early Childhood Education
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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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Wong, Pui Ling – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Families and schools need to gain a mutual understanding in order to provide a favourable learning environment for the school child, especially in a culturally diverse society. This paper explores the interrelationships between the family and school practices of two Hong Kong-Australian families from the parents' perspectives. The data presented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Parent School Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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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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Chowdhury, Nurun Nahar; Rivalland, Corine – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
In early childhood education the dominant discourse of play-based pedagogy is greatly influenced by a western play approach. This paper examines how play is valued as early learning in Bangladesh. It reports on a qualitative study that explored the understandings of four parents and four early childhood educators in semi-rural Bangladesh. Findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Bohanna, India; Davis, Elise; Corr, Lara; Priest, Naomi; Tan, Huong – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Family Day Care (FDC) is a distinctive form of child care chosen by many Australian families. However, there appears to be little empirical research on FDC conducted in Australia. The aim of this study was to systematically review the recent published literature on FDC research in Australia, assess its quality, and identify pertinent topics for…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Well Being, Child Care, Foreign Countries