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Robson, Jennifer van Krieken – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
In 2015, the United Kingdom government harnessed Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) providers to its anti-terrorism strategy by placing them within the scope of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. They became subject to the 'Prevent Duty' which requires them to have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Legislation, Teachers
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Crosby, Sapphire; Laird, Katie; Younie, Sarah – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study reports the findings of a mixed method research study (qualitative and quantitative) on the effectiveness of specifically developed learning resources and workshops on handwashing for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in the UK. The "A Germ's Journey" educational resources were developed to aid both young…
Descriptors: Health Education, Child Health, Hygiene, Young Children
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Little, Sabine – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the attitudes towards reading in the home, handed down through the generations and experienced by the young children in four families of Pakistani and Indian origin. The children's families originally arrived in the UK in the 1960s, and this paper unpicks the stories and attitudinal changes in relation to both English and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Indians, Early Childhood Education
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Chappell, Kerry Anne; Pender, Tamsin; Swinford, Elizabeth; Ford, Katherine – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This paper focuses on how wise humanising creativity (WHC) is manifested within early years interdisciplinary arts education. It draws on Arts Council-funded participatory research by Devon Carousel Project and University of Exeter's Graduate School of Education. It is grounded in previous AHRC-funded research, which conceptualised WHC in the face…
Descriptors: Creativity, Art Education, Participatory Research, Science Education
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Payler, Jane Katherine; Georgeson, Janet – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This paper reports on case study research in the UK analysing the participation of early years staff in interprofessional practice to provide effective care and education for children, primarily those with special educational needs. Even though case study staff in different "outstanding" settings had equivalent qualifications and similar…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Caregiver Training, Interprofessional Relationship, Early Childhood Education
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Aubrey, Carol; Ghent, Kathryn; Kanira, Eleni – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
A case study approach was adopted to investigate two thinking skills programmes for a maximum variation sample of five- to six-year-olds in four schools, in two local authorities (LAs), in England and Wales, using multiple methods. School staff interviewed felt that thinking skills programmes enhanced critical thinking skills and improved use of…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Evidence, Foreign Countries, Observation
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Howell, Sally; Kemp, Coral – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2009
The research reported in this paper used a modified Delphi procedure in an attempt to establish a consensus on tasks proposed to assess components of number sense identified as essential for early mathematics success by a broad range of academics with expertise in the area of early mathematics. Tasks included as measures of these components were…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Early Childhood Education