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Robson, Jennifer van Krieken – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
In 2015, the United Kingdom government harnessed Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) providers to its anti-terrorism strategy by placing them within the scope of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. They became subject to the 'Prevent Duty' which requires them to have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Legislation, Teachers
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Furman, Melina; De Angelis, Susan; Dominguez Prost, Enzo; Taylor, Inés – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Information communication technologies (ICT) is increasingly being introduced in the preschool level, but questions have been raised regarding its potential to develop content knowledge or specific skills. This quasi-experimental study looked into the impact that hand-held tablets can have on science learning outcomes in five-year-olds. Four…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Assisted Instruction, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Menning, Soern Finn – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Several authors have argued that early childhood education and care (ECEC) is essentially an ethical practice based on certain values and conceptions about the purpose of education. Is this also the case for educational practices surrounding the highly valued notion of curiosity? While psychological approaches portray it as neutral, this article…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Focus Groups
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Yuen, Lai Ha – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
The immigrant population in Hong Kong is steadily increasing every year. This immigrant population largely comprises families, most of whom have pre-school and school-age children. However, limited information is known on the practices that immigrant parents adopt when they become involved in their children's schooling. In the present study, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Parent Education, Parent Participation
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Soni, Anita – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This article examines how the practice of supervision has developed within a range of early childhood education and care (ECEC) provision in a county in Central England in the United Kingdom. Supervision has been recently introduced as a mandatory requirement for ECEC in England in 2012, and there is limited research looking at the impact of this.…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Supervision
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Dajani, Majida; Meier, Daniel R. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This one-year collaborative study examined the role of narrative in promoting new forms of culturally responsive literacy learning in two contrasting international preschool contexts. The qualitative project was carried out by a U.S.-based teacher educator and a Palestinian-based teacher educator who examined the benefits of culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Preschool Education
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Oshiro, Aiko; Pihl, Agneta; Peterson, Louise; Pramling, Niklas – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study reports an analysis of how children in a Japanese kindergarten are scaffolded when facing the challenge of collaboratively retelling a "kitsune" story they have been told. What is referred to as a "kitsune" story is an example of a trickster tale with foxes as anthropomorphised animals. The participants were ten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Story Telling
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Hordern, Jim – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This paper draws on Bernstein's sociology of knowledge to examine the academic study of early childhood in England, involving scrutiny of how knowledge is recontextualised from contributory disciplines to take account of early childhood practice and professionalism, and of governmental influence on what counts as disciplinary and curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Sigurdardottir, Ingibjorg; Williams, Pia; Einarsdottir, Johanna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This empirical study aims to find if and how preschool teachers communicate values they consider important for children to learn in preschool. The study is a part of a Nordic research project on values education in Nordic preschools. Values are understood as desirable principles that guide human actions. Theoretically, the study draws on a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Values Education, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Jones, Charlotte; Aubrey, Carol – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This case study attempts to capture the way gender is constructed and experienced in the social world of the nursery school. It presents findings from a staff survey, structured and unstructured observations of one male's and one female's professional practice and one-to-one interviews with children aged three to four years. Despite practitioners'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Gender Differences, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Fan, Si; Yost, Helen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Parent and family engagement has long been a significant element in early childhood (EC) education. Lack of family involvement can lead to a number of consequences in children's physical and emotional development. However, attempts and strategies used by early learning centres and childcare centres to resolve this issue are often unsuccessful.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Asynchronous Communication
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Nugent, Clare; MacQuarrie, Sarah; Beames, Simon – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Nature kindergartens present opportunities to foster a love of natural environments through formative early childhood experiences. Three early childhood education settings -- one in Denmark, one in Finland and one in Scotland -- provided insight into nature kindergarten provision that has historically attracted a high proportion of male staff. At…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education
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Ree, Marianne; Alvestad, Marit; Johansson, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study focuses on children's participation in community and the research question is as follows: "What do children describe as hallmarks influencing their ability to participate in the ECEC community?" The study is based on a qualitative hermeneutic analysis of semi-structured group interviews with 12 five-year-old children from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Participation, Hermeneutics, Preschool Children
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Eliyahu-Levi, Dolly; Ganz-Meishar, Michal – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to describe the teacher's personal connection with parents as an intermediary factor between cultures and to examine the implications for the future of the migrant group in the receiving society. The study is a qualitative study based on the phenomenological approach and involved five teachers working with African…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Immigrants, Cultural Differences
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Palmér, Hanna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This article explores collective and individual perspectives on preschool mathematics within a professional development programme. All seven teachers at one Swedish preschool participated in a one-year research-based professional development programme. At the beginning and then again at the end of the programme, the teachers collectively wrote…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Mathematics Education, Preschool Curriculum
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