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Dowrick, Nick – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1997
Interviewed postgraduate early years student teachers in England. Found that, despite initial doubts about the value of spending time in nurseries, the student teachers focused on similar teaching issues in nurseries and primary classrooms. In nurseries, students learned the importance of flexibility and responsiveness to children, of noncoercive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews
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Dowrick, Nick – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Reports on a small-scale study of 13 dyads working at number tasks that found "sidework," a modified form of associative interaction, gave rise to more high order talk and to more posttest learning than did collaboration. Suggests sidework may have greater potential to enhance students' learning than the collaborative mode. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Discussion, Learning Processes
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Dowrick, Nick; And Others – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Reports on workshops that explored various themes in child care and education programs: (1) parent-worker interaction in educare for disadvantaged children and their families in several countries; (2) child protection in six countries; (3) learning through creative arts that encourage children's thinking and expressive ability; and (4) equal…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Creative Art, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education