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Mac Naughton, Glenda; Hughes, Patrick; Smith, Kylie – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2007
Young children's views are heard rarely in public debates and are often subordinated to adults' views. This article examines how early childhood staff could support and enhance young children's participation in public decision making. We argue that when early childhood staff use their expertise in young children's physical, social and cognitive…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Cognitive Development, Childrens Rights, Child Development
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Barrett, Margaret S. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2006
This article draws on systems views of creativity and their application in music education, to argue that young children's independent invented song making evolves from their early musico-communicative interaction with others, is evidential of their capacity for "elaboration," and is foundational in the development of creative thought and activity…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Creative Thinking, Creative Activities
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Whitburn, Julia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2003
Argues that the Japanese model of early years education enables children to make comparatively fast progress once they begin elementary schooling. Asserts that the understanding of group behavior and needs of other children contributes to children's sharing of responsibility and positive learning attitudes. Maintains that preschool routines…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational History
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Fleer, Marilyn – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2002
Discusses the need to reconceptualize early childhood education assessment in terms of the sociocultural theories that inform teaching and learning. Examines sociocultural approaches to assessment, considering assessment tools and the type of data they would gather. (JPB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Theories
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van Oers, Bert; Hannikainen, Maritta – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2001
Discusses the need to study the social interactive dimension of learning, attempting to formulate a definition of togetherness on a theoretical basis. Explores processes in early childhood that relate to understanding how children learn to maintain togetherness in their group activities, and how a strategy for togetherness may prepare children for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience
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Purdue, Kerry; Ballard, Keith; MacArthur, Jude – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2001
Addresses issues relating to the inclusion and exclusion of young children with disabilities in regular early childhood settings. Analyzes statements from parents, early childhood educators, and support staff as representing a number of discourses that are the context within which disability and provisions for children with disabilities are…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities
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Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2001
Explores the most appropriate form of activities to help children develop science concepts. Provides arguments and evidence from a pilot study that point to the significance of wonder for the invitation of children to the world of science. Argues that activities that do not appear to be pedagogically appropriate should not be excluded from…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Early Childhood Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum
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Meade, Anne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2000
Examines New Zealand research information on child-child learning and on the importance of adult-child interactions to enable children to formulate working theories and develop positive learning dispositions. Argues that future research needs to focus on children's learning and the teacher's pedagogical role. Suggests that a range of learning…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Grieshaber, Susan; Halliwell, Gail; Hatch, J. Amos; Walsh, Kerryann – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2000
Examines how early childhood teachers in one Australian state use child observations. Argues that the current economic/political climate has produced changes for early childhood settings and that how teachers respond to changes regarding child observation depends on their work context. Suggests that the purpose of observation is changing and that…
Descriptors: Accountability, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Expectation
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Holt, David – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1997
Considers causes for loss of confidence suffered by older primary children with regard to art, and identifies the passive nature of early arts teaching as a significant element. Suggests this passive approach derives from logistical problems in early childhood classrooms and, more importantly, from a misguided notion of the nature and purpose of…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Childrens Art, Instructional Improvement
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Solity, Jonathan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Addresses the question of whether it is possible for early years teachers to achieve understanding and appreciation of children's behavior and development without having insights into their own behavior and family backgrounds. Suggests that teachers must recognize the importance of their own backgrounds in how they look at children, teaching, and…
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Family Influence, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Waterhouse, Stephen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Explores teachers' tendency to adopt the "average" student as a reference point on personal and interpersonal dimensions of classroom life. Suggests that while reliance on this average might seem a solution to the problems of organizing learning for large groups, at a personal level, average children may be experiencing school life as a mere…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Student Characteristics
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Birckmayer, Jennifer – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Examines the special characteristics of adolescent parents and reviews a series of field-tested, hands-on parent education workshops for them. Suggests that recognizing the adolescent needs of very young parents and building a parent education program based on concrete, playful experiences with plentiful opportunities to interact with peers appear…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Early Parenthood, Family Problems
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Bruce, Tina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1994
Discusses the effects of child play on the learning and development of young children. Argues that play is an important part of an entire network of learning, a fact often overlooked by parents who view play as recreation. Maintains that, when parents and educators help children to enhance their play experiences, important learning outcomes can…
Descriptors: Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes, Games
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MacNaughton, Glenda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
Examines the status of current policies aimed at promoting gender equity for young children in the South and Southeast Asian Region. Details the main themes and concerns within these policies and outlines 10 elements for successful gender equity programs that would form the basis for developing a strong strategic approach to gender-equity in the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Discrimination, Educational Opportunities
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