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Peeters, Jan; Vandekerckhove, Ankie – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
While policy-makers and researchers in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) often seem to speak different languages, overwhelming research evidence on how quality ECEC can play a key role in alleviating the effects of disadvantage can be extremely relevant for policy-makers. In this article, we focus on how philanthropic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Advocacy
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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
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van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina; Prakke, Bette; Konig, Anke; Goorhuis, Suzanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2010
This study compares the attitudes of preschool teachers and students between the Netherlands and Germany towards typical play activities in preschool. The data were responses to short video clips of preschool children's play and elicited the respondents' attitudes through questionnaires. The data were analysed by classifying the written responses…
Descriptors: Play, Student Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Preschool Children
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Medina, Jose A. Sanchez; Lozano, Virginia Martinez; Goudena, Paul P. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2001
Investigated preschool children's behavior during play, focusing on conflicts that occurred during leisure time and comparing differences between children from Andalusia and Holland. Found that Andalusian children showed a tendency to prioritize maintenance of the interaction above personal objectives; Dutch children showed a greater interest in…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Early Experience, Foreign Countries