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Widger, Susan; Schofield, Anne – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This study investigated early childhood educators' beliefs regarding whether and when they should interact with children. Interviews were conducted with five educators chosen for their alignment with five distinct philosophical approaches representing a range of contemporary early childhood education services in New Zealand. A qualitative approach…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teachers
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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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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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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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Singh, Michael; Han, Jinghe; Woodrow, Christine – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The potential of a sociocultural approach for empowering early childhood educators cannot be presumed, and its impact on leadership strategies and literacy teaching may be open to question. This paper reports on research into a professional learning program, the "Programa Futuro Infantil Hoy", developed and implemented by a team of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Mentors
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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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Sweetser, Penelope; Johnson, Daniel; Ozdowska, Anne; Wyeth, Peta – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
In this paper we report some initial findings from our investigations into the Australian Government's Longitudinal Study of Australian Children dataset. It is revealed that the majority of Australian children are exceeding the government's Screen Time recommendations and that most of their screen time is spent as TV viewing, as opposed to video…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Play, Video Games
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Davis, Elspeth; Eivers, Areana; Thorpe, Karen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Evidence concerning the impact of child care on child development suggests that higher-quality environments, particularly those that are more responsive, predict more favourable social and behavioural outcomes. However, the extent of this effect is not as great as might be expected. Impacts on child outcomes are, at best, modest. One recent…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Development, Evidence, Caregivers
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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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Lim, Sirene; Hoo, Lum Chee – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
We introduce and reflect on "Images of Teaching", an ongoing web documentation research project on preschool teaching in Singapore. This paper discusses the project's purpose, methodological process, and our learning points as researchers who aim to contribute towards inquiry-based professional learning. The website offers a window into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Reflection, Best Practices
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Davis, Elise; Freeman, Ramona; Doherty, Gillian; Karlsson, Malene; Everiss, Liz; Couch, Jane; Foote, Lyn; Murray, Patricia; Modigliani, Kathy; Owen, Sue; Griffin, Sue; Friendly, Martha; McDonald, Grace; Bohanna, India; Corr, Lara; Smyth, Lisa; Morkeseth, Elisabeth Ianke; Morreaunet, Sissel; Ogi, Mari; Fukukawa, Sumi; Hinke-Rahnau, Jutta – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Despite emerging evidence of the contributors to high-quality family day care, a comprehensive comparison of international family day care systems has not been undertaken. The aim of this paper is to compare regulated family day care (FDC) in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA,…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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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
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Gould, Peter – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
At the start of the first formal year of schooling in New South Wales, teachers gather information on a number of aspects of children's numeracy to guide their teaching program. This information is essential to planning teaching activities to meet the needs of all students. This paper reports on some key aspects of number knowledge held by 65,000…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Browne, Graeme; Cashin, Andrew; Graham, Iain – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
When young children with behaviour and mental health disorders do not receive appropriate specialised support their problems can escalate over time. Their parents find the transition to and early years of schooling stressful and difficult. This paper argues that case management can be an effective strategy for this group of children. Although…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Behavior Disorders, Mental Disorders
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