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Coates, Elizabeth; Coates, Andrew – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2006
Research related to how young children's drawings change and develop is well documented and an extensive literature on this area can be traced back to the nineteenth century. Most of this literature, however, focuses on developmental aspects and largely fails to explore what would seem to be an essential ingredient in each drawings…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Freehand Drawing, Cognitive Processes, Play
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Coates, Elizabeth – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2002
Examined drawings and transcripts of accompanying narratives made by 3- to 7-year-old children in a preschool setting. Analyzed the symbolism of the pictures and the children's stories about them that formed a background or explanation of each picture, noting developmental differences between the age groups. (JPB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Development, Childrens Art, Content Analysis
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Coates, Elizabeth – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Introduces this new journal and highlights the six papers included in the first issue of the journal. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Editorials, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
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Coates, Elizabeth – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Presents a policy statement from delegates at the Warwick International Conference of Early Years Education that opposes a British government proposal to introduce a one-year nongraduate teacher training certificate course for nursery nurses and classroom assistants, which will qualify them to teach in infant classes. (BB)
Descriptors: British Infant Schools, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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Coates, Elizabeth; And Others – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Reviews four books on early childhood education: "Understanding the Nursery School" (David Hartley), which examines Scottish Nursery Schools from a sociological standpoint; "Teaching Media in the Primary School" (Adrian Emerson); "Learning Difficulties in Primary Schools: Delivering the Whole Curriculum" (Kevin Jones…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Child Abuse, Child Development, Early Childhood Education