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Sylva, Kathy; Taggart, Brenda; Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Totsika, Vasiliki; Ereky-Stevens, Katharina; Gilden, Rose; Bell, Daniel – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2007
The purpose of this paper is to show how curricular quality is related to the day-to-day activities experienced by children and the pedagogical activities of staff, both coded through systematic target-child observations. Data were drawn from the Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) and the Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Teaching Methods, Physical Development, Listening
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Siraj-Blatchford, John; Siraj-Blatchford, Iram – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2002
Collected qualitative data through interviews and triad elicitation with 5-year-olds in London to determine children's current knowledge and understanding of their "making" activity and of Lego construction kit components. Data provided triangulation for another study that found that young children could achieve a great deal with…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Knowledge Level, Learning Experience
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1994
Reports on a United Nations appraisal of the preschool component of India's Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS). Discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the program, the efficacy of preschool programs in India, and the role of staff training, calling for the upgrading of initial and on-the-job training. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Presents salient features of workshop discussion examining values, culture, and identity in early childhood education. Discusses issues related to identity, child rearing, language, and curriculum content for trainers and children. Considers the relationship between minority and majority cultures, language and power relations, and dominant and…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Curriculum