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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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Breathnach, Helen; Danby, Susan; O'Gorman, Lyndal – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Play is valued conceptually and pedagogically, although its place in early years settings is under increasing pressure. Framed by the sociology of childhood and understandings of children's agency, this article reports on an ethnographic study with children aged five years in the first year of primary school in Australia. The study investigated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Primary Education
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Petriwskyj, Anne; Thorpe, Karen; Tayler, Collette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Policies of inclusion challenge the construct of readiness and require schools to prepare for the diversity of children as they transition to school. However, there is limited empirical evidence concerning how this challenge is met. This paper presents two Australian studies that investigate inclusive practices in the transition to school. Study 1…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Student Diversity, Educational Practices
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Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling; Carlsson, Maj Asplund; Olsson, Bengt; Pramling, Niklas; Wallerstedt, Cecilia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2009
In this article, the theoretical framework of developmental pedagogy is presented as a tool in studying and developing children's knowing within the arts. The domains of art focused on are music, poetry and dance/aesthetic movement. Through empirical examples from a large-scale research project, we illustrate the tools of developmental pedagogy…
Descriptors: Music, Children, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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Bundy, Anita C.; Luckett, Tim; Tranter, Paul J.; Naughton, Geraldine A.; Wyver, Shirley R.; Ragen, Jo; Spies, Greta – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2009
School playgrounds offer everyday opportunities for physically active and social play that combats obesity, develops skills, and promotes well-being. However, teachers' fear of the legal consequences of injury can elicit over-zealous risk reduction with the result that playgrounds lack challenge, and the potential benefits of play become limited.…
Descriptors: Obesity, Playground Activities, Play, Injuries
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Ho, Choi Wa Dora – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
Set within the market-driven context in educare for young children in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, this paper points to the importance of exploring the definitions of quality in early childhood programmes from the multiple perspectives of school stakeholders. This study describes two preschools that…
Descriptors: Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Financial Support
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O'Sullivan, Margo – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2003
Examined the usefulness of various Western strategies to teach reading in an inservice program in Namibia designed to develop teachers' capacity to teach reading more effectively. Found that structured and bottom-up strategies were more effective than top-down strategies. Findings highlight the importance of using an eclectic approach to teaching…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Culturally Relevant Education, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education
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Carlsson, Maj Asplund; Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling; Soponyai, Anna; Wen, Quifang – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2001
This study examined content and conventions of stories made up by 6- and 7-year-olds from China, Hungary, and Sweden. Analyses revealed qualitative differences in children's life worlds, which could be related to their cultural backgrounds. The study also explored the origin of characters in the stories, characteristic plot events, and cultural…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
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Uszynska, Janina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
This study investigated differences in verbal and artistic creative achievements among 6-year-old children. Creative-capacity level differentiation was analyzed, and factors which determine individual and group differences were determined. Results confirm a great differentiation of creative capacity levels and suggest that pedagogic factors are…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creativity
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Fisher, Ros – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1997
Presents case study of two teachers teaching reading in first year of school. Found very little direct, proactive teaching and more reacting, which can be interpreted as purposeful interaction; teachers worked to build bridges between children's experience and literacy learning. Argues that organizational structures that reduce individualization…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Case Studies, Emergent Literacy, Individualized Instruction
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Sollars, Valerie; Pumfrey, Peter D. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
Compared effects of a reciprocal model and a transmission model on 6-year olds' learning of English as a second language. Found that older 6-year olds performed significantly better than younger 6-year olds on receptive vocabulary and language and on reading accuracy and comprehension. The reciprocal model of teaching and learning had positive…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Instructional Effectiveness
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Peters, Sally – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Two studies examined the impact of mathematical games, some involving parents playing games with children in class, on 5- to 7-year-olds' number knowledge. Results showed that games appeared to be most effective as a way of enhancing children's learning when a sensitive adult was available to support and extend the children's learning as they…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Knowledge Level, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Gilbert, Jean – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
University education students examined three strategies to teach drawing--self-expression, observational drawing, and incorporating language input--to primary school students. Findings suggested that particular characteristics of language strategies were most successful in promoting learning, especially when instructors were clear about the type…
Descriptors: Action Research, Art Education, Childrens Art, Classroom Techniques
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Ravanis, Konstantinos; Bagakis, George – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Examines didactic strategies used for introducing preschoolers to the natural sciences. Describes general characteristics of activities based on empiricist or Piagetian theory of cognitive development. Discusses a new sociocognitive approach for developing natural-science kindergarten activities within the framework of Neo-Piagetian,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Hands on Science, Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities
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Fabian, Hilary – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2000
Explores how first-grade children cope with changes during their transition to school, including changes of status, environment, social experiences, and cultural influences. Notes the importance of communication and friendship for helping children cope. (JPB)
Descriptors: Coping, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emotional Adjustment
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