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Moriarty, Viv – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2000
Semi-structured interviews were conducted to examine early years educators' views of their professional role in England and Finland, related to the role of parents during early years education. Findings suggested that Finnish educators had adopted understanding of professionalism based more closely on notions of complexity and democracy than…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Faulkner, Dorothy; Miell, Dorothy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Reports the findings from a pilot study that investigated the effects of friendship on four and five year olds during their first term in school. Results suggested that friendship played an important part in developing children's social and communicative competencies and influenced children's performance in classroom-based learning activities. (BB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cooperation, Early Childhood Education
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Kakvoulis, Alexandros – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1994
Examined the extent to which the differences between home or nursery school and primary school may cause difficulties to children in their psychological adjustment to first grade. A survey of nursery teachers, first grade teachers, and parents found that children faced a very different environment when entering first grade and often had…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment
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Ebbeck, Marjory – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Examined the views of both Chinese parents and Chinese teachers in Hong Kong concerning the purposes of early childhood education. Found that early childhood education in Hong Kong refers to kindergartens and nursery centers, and that this administrative division leads to community views whereby nurseries are perceived as being only child-minding…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Atmore, Eric – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Describes the context for early childhood education and care in South Africa. Focuses on the principles directing program and service delivery, the development of a training framework, the role of lobbying and advocacy networks, strategies for improving the quality and increasing quantity of provision, and the role of non-governmental…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education
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Smith, Anne B. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
A study examined experiences of infants and toddlers in New Zealand child care centers to determine if those experiences provided opportunities for learning in the context of shared attention. Results provided evidence of staff sensitivity and responsiveness, close child/caregiver relationships, the importance of language and shared meaning, and…
Descriptors: Attention, Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role
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Dincer, Caglayan; Guneysu, Sibel – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1997
Examined effects of problem-solving training on acquisition of interpersonal problem-solving skills by kindergartners. Consisted of pretesting, training, and post-testing activities. Showed that problem-solving training was effective in helping children acquire interpersonal problem-solving skills, specifically an increase in solutions generated…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Creative Thinking
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