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Thompson, Linda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1997
Observed six children of settled migrants on their first day in nursery school and again 12 weeks later, analyzing changes in their time-on-task. Found that the number of activities selected did not generally increase, but the time spent on sustained activities did, with this time period being significantly longer than those recorded in previous…
Descriptors: Attention, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Minority Group Children
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Penn, Helen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Prefaces this journal issue on policy-making in early childhood services. Reviews ideas about policy-making processes and policy agendas and what processes shape them, with particular reference to the relationship between research and policies on early childhood services, setting a context for the subsequent articles in the journal. (Author/AA)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cross Cultural Studies, Decision Making, Early Childhood Education
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Faulkner, Dorothy; Miell, Dorothy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Reports the findings from a pilot study that investigated the effects of friendship on four and five year olds during their first term in school. Results suggested that friendship played an important part in developing children's social and communicative competencies and influenced children's performance in classroom-based learning activities. (BB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cooperation, Early Childhood Education
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Das Gupta, Mani; And Others – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Reviews four books which address (1) preschool teacher student interactions as analyzed through case studies of preschool teachers; (2) ways for teachers to evaluate schools' attempts to meet requirements of equal opportunity, especially across gender; (3) issues related to the education of children in the early years; and (4) international…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Day Care
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Coates, Elizabeth – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Presents a policy statement from delegates at the Warwick International Conference of Early Years Education that opposes a British government proposal to introduce a one-year nongraduate teacher training certificate course for nursery nurses and classroom assistants, which will qualify them to teach in infant classes. (BB)
Descriptors: British Infant Schools, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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Rothenberg, Dianne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Summarizes ERIC documents on grandparents, the Situation Approach in Asia, and educating young children in a diverse society. Summarizes nine journal articles on child care, parenting, education, kindergarten and nursery schools, hearing-impaired children, and social policy in China, Australia, and various countries in Europe, Latin America, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Day Care, Deafness, Developing Nations
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Rothenberg, Dianne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Presents abstracts of 10 documents and 11 journal articles representing recent research related to early childhood education, policy and educational provision in Canada, Italy, Latin America, Caribbean, Great Britain, Japan, Africa, Sweden, El Salvador, and Australia. Topics include child labor and basic education, culture and curriculum, social…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Day Care, Developed Nations, Developing Nations
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Beveridge, Sally; And Others – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Reviews three books: (1) "Special Educational Needs in Schools" (Sally Beveridge), concerning the education of special needs children in Britain; (2) "Class Management" (E.C. Wragg), one of a series of practical resource books for primary school teachers; and (3) "Teaching Music in the Primary School" (Joanna Glover…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education