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Menning, Soern Finn – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
Several authors have argued that early childhood education and care (ECEC) is essentially an ethical practice based on certain values and conceptions about the purpose of education. Is this also the case for educational practices surrounding the highly valued notion of curiosity? While psychological approaches portray it as neutral, this article…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Focus Groups
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Deguara, Jo; Nutbrown, Cathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This paper examines the schematic underpinnings in the drawings of a four-year-old girl, Thea. The paper reviews literature on graphic representations, signs and meaning-making before discussing schematic "form" in children's drawings, the theoretical background for the study. The paper discusses ethical issues and methodological…
Descriptors: Childrens Art, Freehand Drawing, Early Childhood Education, Art Expression
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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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Shin, Minsun; Partyka, Thomas – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This qualitative case study explored how an infant teacher provided meaningful learning experiences for infants through play and the teacher's educational rationale behind these experiences. Findings were based on multiple sources of data, including classroom observations (natural observation and videotaped observation) for approximately 12 weeks…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Infants, Empowerment
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Pardhan, Almina; Pelletier, Janette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
A key area of interest is the way in which early years educators' perceptions about the concept of gender may influence their practice in relation to how children's ideas about gender might be supported and reinforced. However, this area has received little attention in the highly gender-segregated context of Pakistan. Understanding evidence-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Primary Education
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Canning, Natalie; Payler, Jane; Horsley, Karen; Gomez, Chris – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This study explores children's narratives of their curiosity and imagination through innovative use of an information technology app--Our Story. Novel use of the app allowed children to express and record their opinions they considered significant to them. The research captured children's approaches to everyday situations through their play.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Chopra, Neelima – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Schools run by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) play a pivotal role in providing early childhood education to young children belonging to marginalized sections of Delhi. However, literature review reveals that low learning outcomes are common among children attending these schools. Low levels of learning are often associated with poor quality…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Quality, Investigations
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Quennerstedt, Ann – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This paper explores ways in which human rights become part of and affect young children's everyday practices in early childhood education and, more particularly, how very young children enact human rights in the preschool setting. The study is conducted in a Swedish preschool through observations of the everyday practices of a group of children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Civil Rights, Observation, Toddlers
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Chesworth, Liz – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Children's interests are widely recognised as pivotal to meaningful learning and play in the early years. However, less is known about how children's diverse interests may contribute to relationships and interactions within peer cultures. This article builds upon previous studies to argue that participation in sociocultural activity generates…
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Play, Child Development, Peer Relationship
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Wood, Elizabeth Ann – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This article troubles the established discourse of free choice and free play in early childhood education, and develops post-structural approaches to theorising children's agency in the context of institutional and relational power structures. It is widely accepted that planning a curriculum based on children's needs, interests and patterns of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Play, Naturalistic Observation, Qualitative Research
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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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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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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