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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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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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Agbenyega, Joseph S.; Tamakloe, Deborah E.; Klibthong, Sunanta – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This research utilised a "stimulated recall" methodology [Calderhead, J. 1981. "Stimulated Recall: A Method for Research on Teaching." "British Journal of Educational Psychology" 51: 211-217] to explore the potential of African folklore, specifically Ghanaian folk stories in the development of children's reflective…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, African Culture, Foreign Countries, Story Telling
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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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Rose, Richard; Shevlin, Michael; Twomey, Miriam; Zhao, Yu – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Ireland has a policy of inclusive education to enable children with special educational needs to access education alongside their peers. The introduction of early assessment procedures to ensure that children receive support and resources on entering formal education has been an important strategy for delivery of this policy. This paper uses data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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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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Dong, Chuanmei; Newman, Linda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Western research over the last decade has shown that early childhood (EC) teachers' perspectives on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the early years strongly shape young children's experiences in educational settings and affect the integration of ICT into the classroom. The research in China is scant however. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in 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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Carter, Caron; Nutbrown, Cathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Children's friendships are often neglected by teachers and researchers. This phenomenological study conducted with seven children aged five and six years explores young children's perceptions of their everyday friendship experiences. This multi-method study used role play interviews, drawings and persona doll scenarios to consider children's…
Descriptors: Instruction, Friendship, Young Children, Phenomenology
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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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Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
International debates persist about what constitutes desirable outcomes from early childhood education experiences. The New Zealand early childhood curriculum brings together academic and social-pedagogic outcomes as interdependent holistic constructs named "dispositions" and "working theories". These constructs are complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Holistic Approach
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Sherwood, Gina; Nind, Melanie A. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
The aim of this paper is to present a way of supporting parents that can lead to positive outcomes for families. The findings and processes from a study in England of six parents' experiences of support services for their young children with special needs are discussed in making the case that co-constructing the stories of parent and researcher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Experience, Related Services (Special Education)
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Thao, Dang Phuong; Boyd, Wendy Anne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Since 2003, the Vietnamese government has prioritised curriculum reform efforts and commitment to improving the quality of the national curriculum. The Vietnamese early childhood education renovation has encountered considerable changes and challenges, particularly in the area of pedagogical approaches. Many early childhood teachers continue to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, Educational Change
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