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Mihic, Sanja Skocic; Trošelj, Danijela Blanuša; Katic, Vesna – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
With a half-century of tradition, early and preschool education in the Republic of Croatia is a highly organised system in which preschool teachers meet high professional standards. Among their professional requirements, they have been legally bound to counsel parents since 2008. However, no other documents or papers in Croatia describe or specify…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Counseling
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Rek, Mateja – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
In Slovenia, the concept of media literacy has been integrated into the formal education system, including early childhood education. The Preschool Curriculum sets certain goals to be followed in educating preschool children on media-related topics. Research done in other Member States of the EU points to the conclusion that the actual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Media Literacy
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Beaudoin, Kathleen; Mihic, Sanja Skocic; Loncaric. Darko – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2018
Managing behaviour is a complex component of the teaching process and one that teachers consistently identify as an area of great concern. This study aimed to examine teachers' perceptions regarding their competence for managing the challenging behaviour of young children and to identify the factors that affect these beliefs. A total of 204…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies
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Bercnik, Sanja; Devjak, Tatjana – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
This paper analyses the importance, role, and methods of cooperation between parents and preschool institutions through the different concepts of preschool education and different educational approaches and formal frameworks. Through educational approaches, the authors analyse how cooperation affects the implementation of preschool education in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Parent School Relationship, Educational Methods, Models
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Šebart, Mojca Kovac; Kuhar, Roman – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The article takes as its starting point the public debate about the newly proposed Family Code in Slovenia in 2009. Inter alia, the Code introduced a new, inclusive definition of the family in accordance with the contemporary pluralisation of family life. This raised a number of questions about how--if at all--various families are addressed in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Cultural Influences, Preschool Education
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Turnšek, Nada; Škraban, Olga Poljšak; Razpotnik, Špela; Pavel, Jana Rapuš – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
Problems in vulnerable families are multilayered and include the intersection of physical, psychosocial and other forms of distress. The multidimensional nature of the problems of these families is closely linked to the fact that there are many institutions in the field of education, social welfare, health care and others, in which treatment and…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Qualitative Research, At Risk Persons, Preschool Children
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Pesikan, Ana; Ivic, Ivan – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The concept of equal opportunity for all students is deeply embedded in the Serbian constitution and in education laws. On that level, there is no doubt that everyone is ensured an opportunity to receive quality education. Many measures in education policy have been created specifically to achieve this objective and make the system fair and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Practices, Preschool Education
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Duh, Matjaž – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
In the contemporary process of teaching fine arts, children's own creative expression and art appreciation are used to encourage learners towards both perception and reception; consequently, the evaluation and internalization of works of art play an equally important role. In a qualitative empirical research study that takes the form of a case…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Preschool Children, Art Appreciation, Teaching Methods
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Zupancic, Tomaž; Cagran, Branka; Mulej, Matjaž – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
This article presents preschool teachers' and assistant teachers' opinions on the importance of selected fields of educational work in kindergartens. The article first highlights the importance of activities expressing artistic creativity within modern curriculums. Then, it presents an empirical study that examines the preschool teachers' and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Curriculum, Art Education
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Vorkapic, Sanja Tatalovic; Katic, Vesna – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
Preschool teachers play a very important but highly sensitive role in preschool children's play. It is therefore very important to build their play competences in a quality way. As this is not easily achieved, the main objective of the present study was to analyse the roles of students of preschool education in children's play. The study included…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Play, Competence
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Batic, Janja; Haramija, Dragica – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
In this paper, the two authors showcase the results of a research survey on the role of illustrations in the interpretation of literary texts. The survey sample included students of primary education and preschool education, who were given the poem Ucenjak (Scholar) by Niko Grafenauer and asked to answer questions regarding the character's…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Reading, Student Surveys, Poetry
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Walan, Susanne; Rundgren, Shu-Nu Chang – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2014
In recent years, the curricula reforms at the levels of preschool and primary school in Sweden have caused new demands on the teachers. In particular, numerous teachers lack the educational training in science subjects. Therefore, this study aims to investigate teachers' self-efficacy and needs in relation to science teaching. A total of 71…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Likert Scales
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Turnšek, Nada – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2013
The present study is based on a quasi-experimental research design and presents the results of an evaluation of Antidiscrimination and Diversity Training that took place at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana, rooted in the anti-bias approach to educating diversity and equality issues (Murray & Urban, 2012). The experimental group included…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Quasiexperimental Design, Multicultural Education, Social Justice
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Miljevic-Ridicki, Renata; Pahic, Tea; Šaric, Marija – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2013
In the project "Methods and Models in the Education of Preschool Children in Kindergartens" conducted at the Faculty of Teacher Education in Zagreb, we were interested in practitioners' and kindergarten teacher students' opinions, motivation, satisfaction, expectations and attitudes with regard to their work. Two open-ended questions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Teacher Education
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Ärlemalm-Hagsér, Eva – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2013
Embedded in the notion of sustainability lies a striving for an environmentally sustainable world and respect and care for the non-human world, as well as efforts to establish social, economic and political justice for all people. This paper deals with education for sustainability in Swedish pre-schools from two perspectives: first, the views held…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Preschool Education, Ecology
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