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Rintakorpi, Kati; Reunamo, Jyrki – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Documentation in early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions has been developed for decades in various contexts. Today, documentation is preferred as an inclusive method of evaluating, planning, and developing ECEC in the curricula of many countries. Qualitative research on documentation has increased in past years, but quantitative…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Documentation, Kindergarten, Preschool Children
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Cheng Pui-Wah, Doris; Reunamo, Jyrki; Cooper, Paul; Liu, Karen; Vong, Keang-ieng Peggy – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The article describes a comparative case study on children's agentive orientations in two Hong Kong preschools, one is play-based and the other is academically focused. Agentive orientations were measured using Reunamo's interview tool, which focuses on children's uses of accommodative and agentive orientations in everyday situations. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Nursery Schools
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Reunamo, Jyrki; Kalliomaa, Milla; Repo, Laura; Salminen, Essi; Lee, Hui-Chun; Wang, Li-Chen – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Bullying is a common phenomenon in early childhood education. It is also difficult to erase from the classroom activities and it may have long-lasting effects on children. In this article, bullying is studied from the perspective of the victims. Three- to seven-year-old children answered the question 'another child comes to tease you, what do you…
Descriptors: Bullying, Child Care, Interviews, Victims
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Reunamo, Jyrki; Lee, Hui-Chun; Wang, Li-Chen; Ruokonen, Inkeri; Nikkola, Teemu; Malmstrom, Sanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
In this research, children's creativity in pretend play and the conditions for creativity during high involvement are studied from four points of view: as a zone for proximal development, as a skill, as a personal orientation and as a culturally shared environment creation. The theoretical model is influenced by Vygotsky's ideas of creativity as…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Observation, Skill Analysis
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Reunamo, Jyrki; Sajaniemi, Nina; Suhonen, Eira; Kontu, Elina – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Children's stress in day care is related to the stressful qualities of the environment and to children's orientations in that environment. The study involved 55 children in five day centres in Finland. Baseline saliva samples for measuring cortisol (stress) levels were collected five times during the day. Children were interviewed to measure their…
Descriptors: Child Care, Foreign Countries, Young Children, Metabolism