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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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Tal, Clodie – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This study seeks to determine how and to what extent the core principles of the early childhood education programme at Levinsky College of Education in Israel were applied by a third-year student teacher in a traditional fieldwork placement. At the beginning of the school year, the student planned to engage two small groups of children in her…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education
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Dayan, Yael; Ziv, Margalit – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
An important component in the role of an early childhood teacher is the ability to respect children, interact with them and respond to each child's ideas, thoughts and desires. Therefore, early childhood teacher education should emphasise the significance of relating to children as independent and thoughtful human beings. We suggest that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Court, Deborah; Merav, Liat; Ornan, Etty – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2009
This study investigated 10 Israeli preschool teachers' reasons for choosing their profession and their perceptions of the teacher's role. A narrative approach was chosen because teachers' narratives can reveal their practical knowledge and the meanings they ascribe to their teaching. Data were subjected to content analysis and linguistic analysis.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Content Analysis, Preschool Teachers, Personal Narratives
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Nasser, Ilham – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2002
This interview study investigated mothers', fathers', and first-born children's ideas about child development among Palestinians in an urban Israeli community. Findings indicated that parents of first-born girls emphasized school-related skills, independence, politeness, and compliance as most important for girls, whereas parents of first-born…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Comparative Analysis