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Özkubat, S.; Ulutas, I. – Educational Studies, 2018
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of the "Visual Awareness Education Programme" developed to support the visual literacy skills of preschool children. The study group comprised 40 children (20 children in the experimental group and 20 children in the control group) attending preschool in the 2014-2015 school…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Visual Aids, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Yuksel-Arslan, Pelin; Yildirim, Soner; Robin, Bernard Ross – Educational Studies, 2016
This study investigates how early childhood education (ECE) teachers incorporated digital storytelling in their classrooms and the challenges and successes that they faced in the process. After the teachers attended a digital storytelling workshop, in-depth phenomenological interview, observation and focus group interviews were used to collect…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Early Childhood Education, Story Telling, Teaching Experience
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Dijkstra, Elma M.; Walraven, Amber; Mooij, Ton; Kirschner, Paul A. – Educational Studies, 2016
This article presents the findings from a teacher intervention in Dutch kindergartens aimed at improving teachers' differentiation practices (DP) to better anticipate student differences. The intervention was designed to improve the match between student levels and curricular activities, in particular for high-ability students and consists of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Individualized Instruction, Teacher Improvement
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Aslan, Durmus; Aktas Arnas, Yasare – Educational Studies, 2015
This study was conducted to investigate the immediate impacts of preschool attendance on Turkish children's mathematics achievement. The participants were 200 children who attended or did not attend preschool. The number and operation task and the geometric shapes sorting task were used as the data collection tools. The children who attended…
Descriptors: Preschool Evaluation, Attendance, Mathematics Achievement, Investigations
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Lewis, Jane; Finnegan, Cathy; West, Anne – Educational Studies, 2011
This paper explores the development of children's centres in England between 2004 and 2008, focusing on the newly created centres that have been located on primary and nursery school sites. Using both an analysis of policy documents and interview data from three urban local authorities, we examine the use of premises and the differing priorities…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Elementary Schools, Nursery Schools, Urban Schools
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Anliak, Sakire; Beyazkurk, Derya Sahin – Educational Studies, 2008
While, in some professions, the gender balance seems to be changing in the direction of equality, the participation of males in early childhood education has not expanded because of stereotypical perceptions of this occupation, low salaries and status, and fear of being accused of sexual abuse. Males may make important contributions to the field…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Early Childhood Education, Gender Bias, Males
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2006
This paper examines the contribution of parents' education and children's gender on parental expectations of their children's future education and the role of parental perceptions of their child's competencies in the formation of their expectations. A group of university and vocationally educated parents (N = 418) were asked to estimate the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Probability, Vocational Education, Social Differences
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Swinson, Jeremy; Harrop, Alex – Educational Studies, 2005
Nineteen teachers took part in a brief, one session, in-service course in which they were trained in behavioural techniques with the main aim of helping them increase their rates of approval contingent upon required behaviours from their pupils and to decrease their rates of disapproval. Subsidiary aims were that the teachers would be enabled to…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Inservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teachers
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Cremin, Hilary; Slatter, Barbara – Educational Studies, 2004
This paper presents a rationale for consulting with very young children to enable their voices to be heard, and taken into consideration, when planning pre-school provision. It goes on to suggest that the expressed preferences of pre-school children can be taken as an accurate account of their thoughts and feelings. This is tested through a case…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Student Attitudes