NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 14 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Björklund, Camilla; Ahlskog-Björkman, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study presents an analysis of preschool teachers' reasoning about pedagogical goals. Of specific interest is how teachers in a Swedish and a Finnish context describe goals for children's learning and how they describe them implementing these goals into their practice. The research question is thus: How are pedagogical goals perceived and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the quality of teacher--child interaction and its effects on children's classroom engagement and disaffection in Vietnamese kindergartens. The quality of teacher-child interaction was measured using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System. Children's classroom engagement and disaffection were assessed by Engagement versus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Björklund, Camilla; Ahlskog-Björkman, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Thematic work that integrates different knowledge areas is considered suitable for developing young children's knowledge and skills in early childhood education. This paper reports evidence from a survey of early childhood teachers' work with mathematics and art integrated in thematic work. In this study, we aim to explore how teachers perceive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Education, Art Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hilppö, Jaakko; Lipponen, Lasse; Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Rainio, Anna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This socioculturally informed study investigated children's sense of agency in relation to their everyday life in preschool. The empirical data comprised focus groups reflection situations wherein Finnish preschool children (n. 19, aged 6-7) reflected on their everyday life with the help of photographs and drawings they made. Building on a…
Descriptors: Investigations, Preschool Children, Focus Groups, Photography
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Vlasov, Janniina; Hujala, Eeva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine changes that have taken place in centre-based early childhood education (ECE) in the USA, Russia, and Finland between 1991 and 2014. The cross-culturally conducted study aimed to identify and contrast socio-cultural differences and similarities of the perceived changes in the context of the studied…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Einarsdottir, Johanna; Purola, Anna-Maija; Johansson, Eva Marianne; Broström, Stig; Emilson, Anette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
The aim of the study is to explore how Nordic Early Childhood Education and Care policies frame values education in preschools with a special focus on the values of democracy, caring and competence. The study is part of a larger Nordic project, "Values education in Nordic preschools: Basis of education for tomorrow," the aim of which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Democracy, Caring
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Aunio, Pirjo; Korhonen, Johan; Bashash, Laaya; Khoshbakht, Fariba – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This research investigates similarities and differences in young children's early numeracy skills related to age, nationality and gender. The participants were five- to seven-year-old children from Finland and Iran. Early numeracy was investigated by using tasks measuring number-related relational skills (e.g. comparison, one-to-one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numeracy, Children, Investigations
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Raittila, Raija – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
This article discusses theory and methods of researching the everyday experiences of children in the city environment combined with the question of giving a voice to children. The article is organised into three parts. Part one provides a conceptual background, theorising the relational as well as intergenerational character of the concept of…
Descriptors: Urban Environment, Children, Urban Areas, Ethnography
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bjorklund, Camilla – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2010
The aim of this study is to analyse and discuss those strategies for learning that are essential for toddlers' development of an understanding of basic aspects of mathematics. Analysis focuses on authentic episodes where toddlers aged one to three are interacting with other people. The settings chosen for the qualitative analysis emanate from a…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Qualitative Research, Toddlers, Mathematics Achievement
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Alasuutari, Maarit – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2009
The article studies parent-practitioner interaction in Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC). It focuses on a new kind of collaboration practice and studies meetings at which parents and practitioners draw up an individual educational plan for the child. The functions of laughter in connection with the description of the child in these…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Early Childhood Education, Cooperation, Interaction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Aunio, Pirjo; Aubrey, Carol; Godfrey, Ray; Pan, Yuejuan; Liu, Yan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
This research investigated the similarities and differences between countries in young children's early numeracy skills related to age, culture, and gender. The participants were five-year-old children from Beijing (People's Republic of China), England, and Finland. The rationale for the cross-cultural comparison originates from research results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Numeracy, Young Children
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Niikko, Anneli – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2002
Investigated the attitudes of Finnish kindergarten teacher education students toward portfolios. Examined individual profiles of 5 students who completed portfolios for 3 years. Considered student responses in terms of seven themes: personal development, professional development, thinking skills, learning, collection of portfolio material,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Portfolio Assessment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Moriarty, Viv – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2000
Semi-structured interviews were conducted to examine early years educators' views of their professional role in England and Finland, related to the role of parents during early years education. Findings suggested that Finnish educators had adopted understanding of professionalism based more closely on notions of complexity and democracy than…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews