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Brown, Christopher P.; Lan, Yi-Chin – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The call by policymakers, education stakeholders, and families for children to enter school 'ready' has led to numerous empirical studies that seek to identify how children and their families are or are not prepared for school. In the United States, this empirical work tends to identify particular children and their families 'at-risk' for school…
Descriptors: Family Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Webb, Grant; Knight, Bruce Allen; Busch, Gillian – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Children progress through a number of life transitions and each is a pivotal point of development and growth for them, their parents and family members. Through a review of the literature, the Bioecological Model will be used to frame childhood transitions as highly social, contextualised and political. This paper will assert that governments,…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Transitional Programs, Foreign Countries
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This paper details and compares the discernible trends observed in a wide-ranging review of the recent starting school literature in Australia and beyond. More than half of the research reviewed considers children's readiness for school. This research is critiqued through a three-way view of readiness: child readiness, school readiness and support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Transitional Programs, Early Childhood Education
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Liu, Yan; Pan, Yue-Juan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
Compared with the former policies on early childhood education, the policies recently issued in mainland China clearly defined early childhood education as an integral part of education and social public welfare and stipulated the responsibilities of the government in its development, shifting the developmental orientation to promoting social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Federal Government
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Nutbrown, Cathy; Clough, Peter – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2009
This paper argues for, and demonstrates the effectiveness of, including young children in commenting on and improving their learning environments. It reports the experiences gathered from of 16 setting-based, small-scale, practitioner-led projects. Taking a view of citizenship as "participation" the paper shows how practitioner-research…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Educational Research, Action Research, Young Children
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Nath, Samir Ranjan; Sylva, Kathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2007
Using the "Education Watch" household survey database, this paper explores children's access to pre-school education in Bangladesh. Participation in pre-school education has been increasing in Bangladesh at the rate of 0.6% per year and the net enrolment rate was found to be 13.4% in 2005. Enrolment of over-aged children in pre-school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy
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Little, Helen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2006
The safety of children as they learn and develop is of prime concern for parents, teachers and legislators alike. Legislation governing the provision of early childhood services provides guidelines and procedures for reducing the likelihood of children being exposed to injuries and unsafe environments. Such strategies, however, only take account…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, At Risk Persons, Child Behavior, Child Safety
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Petriwskyj, Anne; Thorpe, Karen; Tayler, Collette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2005
The construct of school readiness that focuses on children's maturation and homogeneity of their attainment at school entry has been challenged by recent research. This research indicates that there are difficulties in assessing young children's abilities, and there are limitations to the concomitant practice of retention. These challenges have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Chafel, Judith A. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2003
Although substantial scholarship of a theoretical and empirical nature has accumulated on the young child's developing self-concept, scholars have not to any great extent examined the child's self-knowledge as a spontaneously occurring process-in-action. This paper highlights findings of empirical research as well as classroom vignettes, personal…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Research, Social Influences, Identification (Psychology)
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Stephen, Christine; Plowman, Lydia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2003
This article reviews the research evidence that relates to the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in pre-school settings. While there is widespread agreement that children should be helped to become confident users of ICTs, the literature presents a more qualified picture of potential benefits and barriers. The review…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Preschool Education
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Podmore, Valerie N.; Sauvao, Le'Autuli'ilagi M.; Mapa, Lia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2003
Summarizes research investigating children's transition to primary school from Pacific early childhood centers in New Zealand. Key issues emerging from the review include continuity of Pacific Islands languages and culture between home, early childhood center, and school; home-school partnership; teachers' and parents' expectations regarding…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Developmental Continuity, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students
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Keyes, Carol R. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2002
Reviews literature on parent/teacher partnerships. Proposes a systemic theoretical approach which frames the factors in an ecological and social system perspective, thereby enabling teachers to visualize how complex and dynamic the parent/teacher partnership is, to view events from more than one perspective, and to monitor their responses to…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Literature Reviews, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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Rothenberg, Dianne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Presents 6 summaries of documents and 10 journal articles concerning elementary and early childhood education in an international context that were recently included in the ERIC collection. (AP)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language)
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Rothenberg, Dianne, Comp. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1997
Summarizes recent works addressing intercultural education in Italian schools; curriculum change via schema development; the IEA Preprimary Project; an ethnolinguistic study of 3-year-olds; community service delivery in Australia; Thai child-rearing practices; Korean kindergarten curriculum; a story-telling study in Spain; Effective Early Learning…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Community Services, Curriculum
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McLean, S. Vianne; Moyer, Joan E. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1997
Discusses broad issues surrounding the development of a more learner-centered approach to early childhood education and describes several initiatives in Australia and the United States. Examines issues of content, pedagogy, relationships, and context in the education of child-centered early childhood practitioners. Maintains that new ways of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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