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Loizou, Eleni – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
This was a two-phase qualitative study that investigated the humorous aspects of humorous photographs young children took in their school and home environment, which were examined in the context of the theory of the absurd and the empowerment theory. The participants in the study were six children--three boys and three girls--between the ages of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Photography, Interviews, Family Environment
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
Children have long been "objects of inquiry", that is, research has been "done" on children. Research into starting school is but one example, where children have been observed, tested and assessed at various points, as a means of evaluating their adjustment to the school environment. The Starting School Research Project aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Freehand Drawing, Group Discussion
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Farrell, Lynn – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
The concept for the piloting of a contemporary early childhood kindergarten in China was visualised by the chief executive officer of TMC Academy, Dr Chin, in July 2002 when he participated in a Singaporean-led mission to Liaoning Province in China. Shenyang Creative Kindergarten is the result of that concept. It opened for children in September…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Administrators