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Dockett, Sue; Einarsdottir, Johanna; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Changing perspectives of children and recognition of the importance of researching with, rather than on, children, have contributed to a great deal of interest in participatory research methods. While many participatory methods have been developed to incorporate visual elements, uncertainty remains about the role and purpose of the image within…
Descriptors: Photography, Pictorial Stimuli, Young Children, Research Methodology
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This paper investigates the role of child experts (siblings and buddies) in young children's transition to school. Drawing on two recent studies, that sought the perspectives of children, educators and family members about effective supports at this time, we explore the roles of other children in the processes and practices of transition.…
Descriptors: Siblings, Peer Influence, School Readiness, Young Children
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This paper details and compares the discernible trends observed in a wide-ranging review of the recent starting school literature in Australia and beyond. More than half of the research reviewed considers children's readiness for school. This research is critiqued through a three-way view of readiness: child readiness, school readiness and support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Transitional Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Dockett, Sue; Einarsdottir, Johanna; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
Participatory approaches to engaging in research with young children place a great deal of emphasis on children's rights to choose whether or not they wish to be involved. A number of recent studies have reported a range of strategies both to inform children of their research rights and to establish options for checking children's understanding of…
Descriptors: Dissent, Foreign Countries, Childrens Rights, Young Children
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
This paper reports a survey of 355 parents and 166 teachers of young children starting school in New South Wales, Australia. Parents and teachers were asked to rate a list of 20 items in answer to the question 'How important are the following for deciding whether a child has had a successful first two terms of school?' The results are presented in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Discusses the coverage of current issues in the mathematics education of young children, noting the numerous examples of activities and processes. Argues that while some insights into mathematics learning and teaching have become outdated, the book is useful for educators working with young children. (JPB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Mathematical Concepts