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Ünlü-Çetin, Senil; Olgan, Refika – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
One of the important implications of the rights given to children by Article 12 of UN Convention on the Rights of Children 1989 is the inclusion of children in research on issues related to their lives. However, studies on father involvement are still conducted "for" young children not "with" them and there are no…
Descriptors: Young Children, Attitude Measures, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Fane, Jennifer; MacDougall, Colin; Jovanovic, Jessie; Redmond, Gerry; Gibbs, Lisa – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Recognition of the need to move from research "on" children to research "with" children has prompted significant theoretical and methodological debate as to how young children can be positioned as active participants in the research process. Visual research methods such as drawing, photography, and videography have received…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Student Empowerment, Preschool Children, Child Development Centers
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Paz-Albo Prieto, Jesús – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Nurturing experiences in preparation for prospective early childhood educators' work with families during their training are critical for establishing empowering relationships. This article details a qualitative case study of 77 prospective early childhood educators engaged with the Parent, Family and Community Engagement Simulation. An electronic…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Simulation, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Baker, Fiona S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Social Affairs has launched an initiative to revive traditional play so as to increase children's knowledge of the UAE's rich culture, traditions and heritage. Inspired by the initiative, this qualitative study is a synthesis of locally written historical accounts interlaced with 52 Emirati kindergarten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods, Play
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Paananen, Maiju; Lipponen, Lasse – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In this paper, we consider pedagogical quality particularly as equal opportunities for participating in decision-making in preschool. Relying on Ferraris' [2013. "Documentality: Why it is necessary to leave traces." New York: Fordham University Press] theory of Documentality, we demonstrate how pedagogical documentation can contribute to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education
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Heikka, Johanna; Halttunen, Leena; Waniganayake, Manjula – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study investigated perceptions of early childhood education (ECE) professionals employed at three ECE centres on teacher leadership enactment in Finland. These professionals comprised childcare nurses, teachers and ECE centre directors. Theoretically, the study was anchored on an analysis of teacher leadership and distributed leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Leadership, School Nurses
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Maree, Jacobus G.; Venter, Cobus J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined whether life design counselling can enhance the career resilience of a sexual abuse survivor. One participant was selected through purposive sampling. Five life design sessions occurred over a period of three months. Various (postmodern) qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to gather data while data analysis was…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Career Counseling
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Gustavsson, Hans-Olof; Ehrlin, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The study focuses on how preschool and musical school teachers experience working with El Sistema-inspired activity at two municipal preschools in a multicultural district in a medium-sized Swedish town. What, according to the educators,is the most significant aspect of working with El Sistema-inspired activities? The theoretical point of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Preschool Teachers, Music Teachers
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Albin-Clark, Jo; Shirley, Ian; Webster, Maggie; Woolhouse, Clare – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The dyadic nature of the teacher-child relationship is recognized as a significant factor in young children's learning experiences. However understandings about how teachers' own personal and professional identities and experiences influence their construction of teacher-child relationships are under researched. This article extends upon earlier…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wood, Peter – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper raises questions about social and emotional learning (SEL) as a facilitator of all children's social, emotional and behavioural skills. Drawing on qualitative data, in the form of group and individual interviews with a range of primary school and early years staff members across four case studies, the findings indicate that children's…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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Arnott, Lorna – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Early Childhood Education (ECE) typically positions the child at the centre of their own learning, with a high degree of child-initiated and child-led experiences. As such, ECE is often characterized by 'free play' during which children are provided with opportunities to manage and negotiate their socio-emotional interactions. This process of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Play, Student Role
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Svinth, Lone – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The article investigates how nurturing touch practices, such as gentle brush massage, finger massage and body massage, are applied in 10 Danish toddlers' early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings. Thirteen practitioners contributed to the study with written narratives on their experiences with nurturing touch practices and how they…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Foreign Countries, Empathy, Tactual Perception
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine; Erdemir, Ersoy – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This qualitative study investigated 27 US and 28 Turkish dyads of children between 4 and 6 years old who read 12 app books across a school year. Emergent coding and constant comparison were used to identify reading patterns in which the dyads engaged: hotspot-centric, text-centric, and integrated. Then we examined how characteristics of readers…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Multimedia Materials, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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Grace, Rebekah; Walsh, Rosalind; Baird, Kelly – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study contributes to child voice research that seeks to understand the early childhood education and care (ECEC) experiences of young children. Forty-seven children from seven disadvantaged communities in NSW Australia, including urban, rural and remote areas, participated in a face-to-face interview guided by Ecocultural theory. The children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Disadvantaged Environment, Student Participation
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Colliver, Yeshe; Arguel, Amaël – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Play is traditionally considered the foundation of learning in the early years. Because play is characterized by free choice, it can be difficult for adults to ensure all learning is useful for children. The intervention described here took a novel approach to this problematic. It exposed 17 four-year-olds to different adult demonstrations to see…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Role Models, Play, Intervention
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