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Fan, Si; Yost, Helen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Parent and family engagement has long been a significant element in early childhood (EC) education. Lack of family involvement can lead to a number of consequences in children's physical and emotional development. However, attempts and strategies used by early learning centres and childcare centres to resolve this issue are often unsuccessful.…
Descriptors: Social Media, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Asynchronous Communication
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Nolan, Andrea; Paatsch, Louise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Learning through play has traditionally been a central tenet in early childhood education, however, in recent times primary schools have begun to consider the benefits of introducing a play-based approach into early years classrooms to support young children's learning, especially in the areas of language and literacy. This study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Professional Identity
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Bennett, Jessica; Burridge, Peter – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This paper explores the successful mentoring of Timor-Leste early years teachers by Australian teachers to expand their knowledge and practice of child-centred play-based pedagogy. The mentoring programme for the Timorese teachers occurred through an extended visit to a school in Victoria, Australia, for eight weeks to work with mentor teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Training Methods, Mentors
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Rouse, Elizabeth; Hadley, Fay – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Overarching the Australian Early Childhood Education and Care sector currently are the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards and shape the practice of early childhood educators. Within these documents, the word LOVE is not mentioned as an important characteristic of effective teaching. This paper examines the notion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, National Standards, Interpersonal Relationship
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Degotardi, Sheila; Han, Feifei; Torr, Jane – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the quantity of audible and intelligible ('near and clear') educator talk directly experienced by under-two-year-old infants attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) programmes and examined whether the quantity of educator talk was related to characteristics of quality in their ECEC room. Participants were 57…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Language, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Masters, Jennifer; Grogan, Leanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This paper highlights the similarities and differences of seven nature kindergarten programmes in Australia and New Zealand. The study targeted three programmes from New Zealand and four from Australia. Participant observations and semi-structured interviews were used to build a profile of each site. The profiles were compared on factors such as…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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Niklas, Frank; Cohrssen, Caroline; Tayler, Collette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
In Australia, emphasis in early childhood education policy is placed on the importance of the role of the family as a child's first educator, and finding effective ways to raise the effectiveness of parents in supporting children's learning, development and well-being. International studies demonstrate that the home learning environment (HLE)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Numeracy
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Ren, Yonggang; Wyver, Shirley – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This study investigated whether host and heritage cultural orientations were associated with Chinese preschoolers' social competence and whether such associations varied across gender in Western contexts. Ninety-six Chinese-Australian children aged 36-69 months from 15 childcare centres in Sydney participated in the study. The General Ethnicity…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Gender Differences, Bilingual Students, Preschool Children
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Warren, Elizabeth; Miller, Jodie – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
In the Australian context, children living in disadvantaged circumstances, whose second language is English, are one of the groups at risk of failing in mathematics. This paper explores the impact purposely developed learning activities (Representations, Oral Language and Engagement in Mathematics Learning activities) have on pupils' mathematics…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Niland, Amanda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
The concept of belonging is widely recognised as a fundamental part of human development and a key element of early childhood curricula. The research presented here explores the role of singing in the development of children's sense of belonging in a day nursery for children aged from six months to two years. The research design incorporated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Singing, Group Membership
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Hoyte, Frances; Torr, Jane; Degotardi, Sheila – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
Friendships and play provide children with opportunities for mutual engagement, which both require and facilitate children's language use. Modality is a semantic system in the language associated with children's learning. One way in which modality is realised is through linguistic expressions which allow speakers to moderate the degree of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Friendship, Play
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Cohrssen, Caroline; Church, Amelia; Tayler, Collette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This paper describes how early childhood teachers' incorporation of pauses raises the quality of talk-in-interaction during play-based mathematics activities. Responses of both children and teachers are shown to be more contingent and expansive when conversations include protracted pauses than during interactions in which pauses are largely…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Activities, Play, Interpersonal Communication
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Degotardi, Sheila; Sweller, Naomi; Pearson, Emma – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This study investigated the perspectives of early childhood teachers and parents regarding the importance of provisions afforded by child-teacher and peer relationships in early childhood centres. Participants were 200 parents and 71 teachers of children aged 0-5 years who responded to an online survey containing a series of relationship function…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Peer Relationship
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Nyland, Berenice; Alfayez, Shatha – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
Early childhood education has become a focus of government policy across the world. Part of the present increased interest in early childhood education has been a focus on curriculum frameworks and socio/cultural methods of assessment. Currently, New Zealand has emerged as a world leader in early childhood education, and observation and assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Preservice Teachers
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Garvis, Susanne; Pendergast, Donna; Kanasa, Harry – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
The Australian Early Childhood Universal Access Agreement stipulates all children three and a half years of age and older access to 15 hours of a quality early childhood education programme. While most states and territories in Australia have a 90% or higher attendance rate, in 2010, in Queensland the attendance rate was a comparative 40%. This…
Descriptors: Barriers, Child Care, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries
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