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Goff, Wendy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The study reported in this paper was conducted in Australia and was situated in the context of starting school. The focus of the inquiry was on determining and understanding the processes that adults engage with when coming together to support children making the transition to school. The theoretical lens of the cultural interface was used as a…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Young Children, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Pirskanen, Henna; Jokinen, Kimmo; Karhinen-Soppi, Anu; Notko, Marianne; Lämsä, Tiina; Otani, Midori; Meil, Gerardo; Romero-Balsas, Pedro; Rogero-García, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The transition to formal education is a critical transition in children's lives that has importance for socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. In the transition process, teachers are key players who work intensively with children and their families. This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of children´s socio-emotional behavior during…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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McFarland, Laura; Laird, Shelby Gull – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study contributes to the understanding of early childhood educators' and parents' attitudes and practices in relation to outdoor risky play for children. This study included 26 early childhood educators and 112 parents in rural and metropolitan areas of Australia and the United States. Participants completed an online survey about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Play, Risk
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Despite the increasing attendance of children with food allergy in schools in Australia and globally, little is known about how affected families manage their children's transition to school. This paper discusses the experiences and support needs of ten mothers during their child's transition to school in Sydney, Australia, drawn from the thematic…
Descriptors: Mothers, Special Needs Students, Food Standards, School Readiness
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Leggett, Nicole – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Creativity is a topic of wide global interest, often discussed in fields such as education, psychology and business (Runco, "Divergent thinking and creative potential," Hampton Press, New York, 2013; Yoruk and Runco, "Journal for Neurocognitive Research" 56:1-16, 2014). However, the relationship of pedagogical practices in…
Descriptors: Creativity, Teacher Role, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
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Niklas, Frank; Cohrssen, Caroline; Tayler, Collette – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Children's cognitive development has a neural basis, yet children's learning is facilitated by interactions with more knowledgeable others. Young children experience such interactions in the context of the home learning environment (HLE), when parents support children's thinking and learning during everyday activities. Consequently, one way to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Family Environment, Educational Environment
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Leggett, Nicole; Ford, Margot – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The National Quality Standards (NQS) as part of the Australian National Quality Framework were developed in 2011 and included several references to the organisation of small and large groups within early childhood settings (ACECQA 2013). The NQS act in tandem with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DEEWR 2009) and are the basis by which…
Descriptors: Standards, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers
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Torr, Jane; Pham, Lien – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Little is known about the quality and characteristics of the language used by childcare staff when interacting with infants in non-parental group care settings. This qualitative study analysed the manner in which staff used language when interacting with ten children aged between 9 and 20 months in four different long day care centres in Sydney,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Language Usage, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Maher, Marguerite; Bellen, Linda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
There is a growing awareness that some children transition into formal schooling more readily than others. Compelling evidence indicates that children familiar with the skills and knowledge associated with the dominant practices of literacy teaching in schools have an advantage. While families play a pivotal role in children's early literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, Indigenous Populations, Rural Areas
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Kultti, Anne; Pramling, Niklas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
The study focuses on how young children are socialised in early childhood education practice in activities with and around toys. A premise of this study is the theoretical notion of sociocultural theory that people do things with artefacts and other cultural tools, and tools do things with people. This is captured in the unit of analysis,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Socialization, Early Childhood Education
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Little, Helen; Sweller, Naomi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Motor competence and physical activity (PA) patterns are established during the early childhood years. Early childhood education (ECE) settings are an important context for children's engagement in physically active play. This paper reports the findings from an online survey examining resources, spaces and affordances for PA and risk-taking in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Physical Activities, Early Childhood Education
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Boyer, Wanda; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Expectations for academic writing and publication have intensified in Academia. Doctoral students in colleges of education are advised to publish even before they graduate and evidence of successful publication is influential in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions. The purpose of this research was to study the process of writing for…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Doctoral Programs, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research
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Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This paper reports on a cross-cultural research study of children's preferences for group musical activities in child care centres. A total of 228 young children aged 4-5 years in seven child care centres in Hong Kong and in the Adelaide City of South Australia participated in the study. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected via a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Music Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Ebbeck, Marjory Anne; Dela Cerna, Carmencita H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Child care services in Australia, for example, are largely defined and shaped by the historically dominant Anglo-Australian discourse and norms. The aim of this research was to examine critically and to find meaning in the experiences of recently arrived Sudanese families as they began to settle into their new cultural environment. The cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Research Methodology, Cultural Context
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Hatch, J. Amos; Grieshaber, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2002
Describes the changing ways child observation is being used by preschool teachers in the United States and Australia in relation to the accountability movement pressuring young children and their teachers in both countries. Explores the costs of the accountability movement in early childhood education. Calls for genuine accountability based on…
Descriptors: Accountability, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Observation
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