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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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Jenkin, Chris – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
An important essence becoming bicultural and bilingual is for additional languages to be learnt early on. This article is based on an infant and toddler case study within my doctoral research to discover how practitioners with this age group incorporate the bicultural curriculum into their teaching. The methodology was action development which is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Case Studies
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Davidson, Christina; Given, Lisa M.; Danby, Susan; Thorpe, Karen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
Much of what is written about digital technologies in preschool contexts focuses on young children's acquisition of skills rather than their meaning-making during use of technologies. In this paper, we consider how the viewing of a YouTube video was used by a teacher and children to produce shared understandings about it. Conversation analysis of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Preschool Education
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Löfdahl, Annica – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
The article is framed by a project designed to study the teacher profession in a current Swedish preschool through work on systematic documentation of quality. Questions deal with how teachers handle the demands on visibility, how they perform and what aspects of the teaching profession will be exposed and what parts will be silenced. This article…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preschool Children, Observation, Educational Policy
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Hawkins, Karen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
There is little doubt that throughout the preschool years children are not only becoming more aware of themselves and their surroundings but they are also developing their moral frameworks by absorbing the attitudes and values of their family, culture and society. Undeniably the preschool years are crucial in shaping cultural and racial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Early Childhood Education, Childhood Attitudes
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Luo, Renfu; Zhang, Linxiu; Liu, Chengfang; Zhao, Qiran; Shi, Yaojiang; Rozelle, Scott; Sharbono, Brian – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The main goal of this paper is to analyse factors (accessibility, attendance rates and quality of preschools) that may be affecting the educational readiness of China's rural children before they enter the formal school system. Using data from a survey of 82 preschools and 492 households in six counties in three provinces of China, this paper…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Counties
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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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Swit, Cara; McMaugh, Anne – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Relational aggression is a subtle form of aggressive behaviour that uses dyadic relationships and manipulation as a vehicle of harm. Little is known about relational aggression in preschool-age children in cultural contexts outside the United States. This study examined relationally aggressive behaviours and prosocial behaviours in Australian…
Descriptors: Age, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Preschool Children
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Ollerenshaw, Alison – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This article describes the evaluation outcomes of an innovative, community based educational initiative to enhance and promote the awareness of literacy and numeracy in young children in two regional communities in Moorabool Shire, Victoria. With the support of committed educational and community partners (through the Moorabool Best Start…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Educational Principles, Literacy Education, Numeracy
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Harrison, Cathie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This paper provides an overview of one aspect of a research project to investigate the contribution of the television program "Play School" to the health and wellbeing of young Australian children. The research question for this aspect of the study was: How do young children respond to the various elements and segments of "Play…
Descriptors: Well Being, Television, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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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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Barblett, Lennie; Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Kilgallon, Pam; Maloney, Carmel – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Transition practices that ensure continuity between early childhood settings have been shown to be important in assisting children's short-term and long-term growth and development (Vogler, Cravello & Woodhead, 2008). In Western Australia many young children move from and between long day care (LDC) settings to kindergarten. In that state,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Principals
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Howitt, Christine; Upson, Emily; Lewis, Simon – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Children have immense curiosity, a thirst for knowledge and a questioning attitude. They are innate scientists. The challenge for early childhood educators is to fuel this curiosity through the provision of appropriate learning experiences and an engaging environment within early learning centres. This paper presents a detailed case study of how a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Inquiry, Crime
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Stagnitti, Karen; Malakellis, Mary; Kershaw, Beth; Hoare, Majella; Kenna, Rachel; de Silva-Sanigorski, Andrea – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Australian children from disadvantaged families are at increased risk of delays in acquiring fundamental movement skills, with physical inactivity and increased risk of the potential consequences of obesity. The aims of this pilot study were to: 1) assess the fundamental movement skills of disadvantaged children; 2) evaluate the feasibility and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Play, Intervention, Physical Activities
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