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Ghosh, Saikat – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Global investment in early childhood education is a key policy to address social and economic disadvantage for children and families. Since 1975, India has one of the world's largest provisions for free, public early childhood education, under a program called the "Integrated Child Development Scheme." However, almost half of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Demand
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Thompson, Mumuni – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
In the quest for quality in early childhood education, it is important to explore the subtleties that define socio-culturally relevant pedagogy. A qualitative, multi-case study approach was used to explore perspectives of teachers about socio-cultural influences on their teaching in kindergarten classrooms in Ghana. Four teachers from two…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Culturally Relevant Education, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Admas, Fantahun – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
The present study assesses the quality of preschools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and examines differences in quality between government and private preschools. Thirty-seven preschools (16 government and 21 private) and 37 preschool teachers from Addis Ababa participated in this study. Data were collected using the Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA)…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Preschools, Public Schools
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Sparling, Joseph; Meunier, Kimberly – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
The Abecedarian Approach was created in the early 1970s to serve as the 'educational treatment' in the Abecedarian Project, a rigorous randomized controlled trial for children of disadvantaged families. The elements of the Abecedarian Approach are Language Priority, Enriched Caregiving, Conversational Reading, and LearningGames®. The Approach…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Educational History, Disadvantaged Youth
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Karjalainen, Satu; Hanhimäki, Eija; Puroila, Anna-Maija – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
The study focuses on teachers' and children's shared moments of joy in early childhood education settings and contributes new knowledge in educational research by exploring joy as a relational rather than an individual phenomenon. The theoretical and methodological framework draws on a narrative approach and Martin Buber's dialogical philosophy.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Stevens, Harvey; Santos, Rob; Jonasson, Shelley; Young, Carolyn; Mann, Sandy; Sass, Carly; Sanderson, Jan; Jamieson, Janet; D'Souza, Melanie; Meunier, Kimberly; Sparling, Joseph – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Despite the best efforts, persistent educational gaps remain between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children when they begin school. This evaluation explores the impact of the Abecedarian Approach for early education on the language development of First Nations and non-First Nations children, living in a low-resource, urban neighborhood in Canada.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Urban Areas, Canada Natives
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Kahriman-Pamuk, Deniz; Uzun, N. Bilge; Yildiz, Tülin Güler; Haktanir, Gelengül – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Integrating basic principles, values, and practices of education for sustainability in early childhood education (ECE) is important for developing and developed countries. In this context, there is a need to identify and evaluate indicators that measure sustainable practices in ECE programs. This study was conducted in 18 preschools in Turkey to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Reliability
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Page, Jane; Cock, Megan L.; Murray, Lisa; Eadie, Tricia; Niklas, Frank; Scull, Janet; Sparling, Joseph – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
New approaches to support the early learning for young Indigenous children are important to government policies across Australia. This study explores whether the Abecedarian Approach Australia (3a) intervention, with strong cultural adaptations, can boost young Aboriginal children's early language and learning skills, prior to preschool.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Intervention, Prediction, Parent Child Relationship
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Borzekowski, Dina L. G.; Lando, Agnes Lucy; Olsen, Sara H.; Giffen, Lauren – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Children in developing countries often lack sufficient support for early learning skills prior to beginning school. This research evaluates an educational media intervention using an animated cartoon program, "Akili and Me." The program was originally created in Tanzania to teach early learning skills. This program was adapted in content…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Early Childhood Education
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Wagner, Judith T.; Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Framed by a social practice perspective, this article presents a theoretical, political, and practical rationale for implementing and expanding water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) in preschools throughout the world. Every day thousands of young children die, while others suffer serious illness or stunting from water-, sanitation-, and…
Descriptors: Health Education, Hygiene, Water Quality, Sanitation
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Grace, Kelly; Eng, Sothy – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Gender equity in education has been a priority in Cambodia for nearly a decade. However, within the early childhood education sector, issues of gender equity are largely overlooked. This qualitative research uses interviews with five mothers and seven teachers involved in a home-based preschool program, located in Siem Reap in Cambodia, to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Eckhoff, Angela – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This paper reports findings from a qualitative investigation that documented the exhibition of children's work in public spaces within early learning centers and elementary schools. An iterative, photo-documentation methodology was used to document the student work on display using photographs taken in 20 public elementary schools and four early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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An, Song; Tinajero, Josefina; Tillman, Daniel; Kim, So Jung – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
There is a history of innovative educators who have taught mathematics through literacy-based activities that enable children to connect new mathematical knowledge using children's real-life experiences. The picture book, "Math Curse", was utilized as the stimulus for 72 preservice teachers to analyze the structure and content of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Berge, Anita – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This research explores how the material environment in kindergarten frames social practices and everyday life and how change may affect pedagogy. Data were drawn from an ethnographic study conducted in a large, newly established kindergarten in Norway. The analyses focus on one conversation between two educators and the head of the kindergarten.…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Kindergarten, Furniture, Caring
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Weatherholt, Tara; Jordan, Rachel; Crouch, Luis; Barnett, Ed; Pressley, Jennifer – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Consistent over-enrollment, together with low official repetition rates, in the early years of school indicates inaccurate reporting of repetition, which may mask the reasons for low primary school completion. Actual repetition rates may be higher and pose issues for teachers through overcrowding of classrooms and issues for governments through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade Repetition, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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