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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
The aim of this small-scale, qualitative study is to understand the perspective of varying stakeholders responsible for student transitions from pre-primary to primary school in the Jamaican context. The questions that guided the research are: What factors affect student transitions to primary school? What skills do children need in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Stakeholders, Preschool Education
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Samms-Vaughan, Maureen; Franklyn-Banton, Lisa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder defined by impaired social skills, impaired language development and stereotyped or repetitive behaviors. The increasing prevalence of autism worldwide has made this an important condition among professionals working with young children, including those in Jamaica. Early identification and intervention…
Descriptors: Autism, Identification, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Ricketts, Heather; Anderson, Patricia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
This study assesses levels of parent-child interaction, and the impact of poverty and parental stress, using data from a national survey of Jamaican parenting practices. It reveals that 1 in every 4 parents feels trapped/controlled by their responsibilities, with the poor at increased risk of experiencing high levels of stress and their children…
Descriptors: Poverty, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Interaction
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Davies, Rose – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
Good teachers and good teaching have been shown by numerous research studies to be the critical elements which make the difference in effective early years education programs. Becoming a good teacher is a process that begins with initial teacher preparation and progresses through a series of stages from novice through to expert status. It is…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Brown, Janet; Johnson, Sharon – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
Existing research in Jamaica on children and families has focused on family structure and function. The recent worldwide focus on the rights of children, particularly young children, has highlighted the absence of research on child rights in Jamaica. This article explores the implementation of protection and participation rights within the family,…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Children, Family Structure, Foreign Countries