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Davis, Belinda; Dunn, Rosemary – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In Birth-2 early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, where evidence-based practices are still emerging, tensions exist about what it means to be an infant educator. While it is widely accepted that infants require responsive, supportive and care, relationships between educators and infants in early childhood settings necessarily involve…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Infants, Toddlers
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Bussey, Katherine; Hill, Diti – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This article investigates the approach of care as curriculum and teachers' perceptions of this notion. It is a descriptive account of the interviews of four Aotearoa New Zealand-based infant and toddler teachers' perceptions of care as curriculum. Care as curriculum is a pedagogical approach that was brought to the research process. This was an…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Investigations, Definitions, Interviews
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Alcock, Sophie Jane – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Ethnographic methods are used to investigate infant--toddlers relationships in an early childhood setting. The metaphorical and emotionally based concepts of holding [Winnicott, D. W. (1960). "The theory of the parent-infant relationship." "International Journal of Psychoanalysis," 41, 585-595.] and container: contained [Bion,…
Descriptors: Play, Interpersonal Relationship, Ethnography, Infants
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Adair, Jennifer Keys; Phillips, Louise; Ritchie, Jenny; Sachdeva, Shubhi – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Using data from an international, comparative study of civic action in preschools in New Zealand, Australia and the US, we consider some of the types of civic action that are possible when time and space are offered for children to use their agency to initiate, work together and collectively pursue ideas and things that are important to the group.…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Indigenous Populations, Hispanic Americans
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Nicholson, Julie; Shimpi, Priya Mariana; Jevgjovikj, Maja; Kurnik, Jean; Ufoegbune, Veronica – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study examined play memories from adults who grew up in a wide range of international contexts. Surveys and semi-structured interviews asking adults to recollect play memories were completed with 135 adults (100 Females, 35 Males) who grew up in 21 countries. Play memories were analysed to identify adults' favourite types of childhood play,…
Descriptors: Adults, Play, Memory, Surveys
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Gilmore, Gwen; Truong, Thi My Dung; Reilly, Michelle – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
For preservice teachers in early childhood education, having a rich exposure to multiple forms of literacy in diverse communities is an essential dimension of their teacher education. In this study, 10 Australian preservice early childhood education students, in the first year of their course, visit two early childhood settings in a large city in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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White, Elizabeth Jayne; Redder, Bridgette – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Using mixed methods to analyse the experience of a 4-month-old and a 10-month-old infant in a high-quality New Zealand education and care setting, this paper utilises dialogic methodology to foreground the importance of key teacher proximity to infant relationships with adults, peers and artefacts in a group context. Quantitative findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Early Childhood Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Mellgren, Elisabeth; Margrain, Valerie – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
A total of 659 photographs of text in early childhood environments were gathered by student teachers in New Zealand and Sweden, replicating an earlier Swedish study [Gustafsson, K., & Mellgren, E. (2002)." Using text in pre-school: A Learning Environment." "Early Child Development and Care", 172(6), 603-624]. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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Lovatt, Daniel; Hedges, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
One of the outcomes of the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, "Te Whariki", is "working theories". Prior research on this concept has primarily utilised sociocultural theoretical underpinnings and neglected Piagetian constructivist theories. This paper explores ways the Piagetian concepts of equilibrium and disequilibrium…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Piagetian Theory, Teaching Methods
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Skouteris, Helen; Hill, Briony; McCabe, Marita; Swinburn, Boyd; Sacher, Paul; Chadwick, Paul – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The aim of this paper was to compare the recruitment strategies of two recent studies that focused on the parental influences on childhood obesity during the preschool years. The first study was a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of the Mind, Exercise, Nutrition?…?Do It! 2-4 obesity prevention programme and the second was a longitudinal cohort…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Obesity, Prevention, At Risk Persons
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Cooper, Maria; Hedges, Helen; Dixon, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Families play important roles in children's learning. Yet, teachers' values and beliefs may sway how families may participate in assessment of their child's learning within early childhood education. This paper reports on a qualitative case study in a New Zealand early childhood setting that explored teachers' views about involving families in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Keown, Louise J.; Palmer, Melanie – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This study compared father-son and mother-son involvement in two-parent families from early to middle childhood. Ninety-four families were recruited for a three-year follow-up study that began when the children were four years old. At each time point, in comparison to mothers, fathers were less accessible to their son on weekdays, and spent more…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Fathers, Mothers, Sons
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Rockel, Jean – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This paper critically examines current concerns regarding professional issues in labour force development for teachers with children up to two years of age (UtoT). The concerns in New Zealand (NZ) relate to whether initial teacher-education (ITE) qualifications prepare teachers to work with children UtoT, involving synergy between ITE and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Infants
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Lee, Scott Weng Fai – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The assessment of young children's thinking competence in task performances has typically followed the novice-to-expert regimen involving models of strategies that adults use when engaged in cognitive tasks such as problem-solving and decision-making. Socio-constructivists argue for a balanced pedagogical approach between the adult and child that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Task Analysis, Young Children, Cognitive Tests
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McIntosh, Caroline; Stephens, Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
In this paper we describe a method for exploring young children's views of illness causality in social context. Studies of children's conceptualisation of illness have predominantly focused on the nature of children's knowledge rather than locating that knowledge within socio-cultural contexts. Adopting a socio-constructivist perspective we sought…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Cultural Context, Attitude Measures, Childhood Attitudes
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