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Dajani, Majida; Meier, Daniel R. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This one-year collaborative study examined the role of narrative in promoting new forms of culturally responsive literacy learning in two contrasting international preschool contexts. The qualitative project was carried out by a U.S.-based teacher educator and a Palestinian-based teacher educator who examined the benefits of culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy Education, Preschool Education
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Tonyan, Holli A.; Nuttall, Joce – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Family day care or childminding involves a particularly transient workforce. This paper introduces Eco(logical)-Cultural Theory (ECT) to examine the cultural organisation of childminding and presents an ECT analysis of pilot survey results: asking minders about their daily routines and their career paths. Reasons for becoming a minder and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Day Programs, Ecological Factors, Pilot Projects
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Paik, Jae H.; van Gelderen, Loes; Gonzales, Manuel; de Jong, Peter F.; Hayes, Michael – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2011
East Asian children have consistently outperformed children from other nations on mathematical tests. However, most previous cross-cultural studies mainly compared East Asian countries and the United States and have largely ignored cultures from other parts of the world. The present study explored cultural differences in young children's early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills