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Jones, Charlotte; Aubrey, Carol – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This case study attempts to capture the way gender is constructed and experienced in the social world of the nursery school. It presents findings from a staff survey, structured and unstructured observations of one male's and one female's professional practice and one-to-one interviews with children aged three to four years. Despite practitioners'…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Gender Differences, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Zhan, Ying; He, Rongyi; So, Winnie Wing Mui – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
There is a 'green gap' between environmental education policy and practice in China due to the lack of localised environmental programmes and the dominance of a lecture-based approach. In order to close this green gap, this study attempted to help elementary school children develop action competence (AC) by involving them in a water conservation…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Competence, Foreign Countries
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Furman, Melina; Luzuriaga, Mariana; Taylor, Inés; Jarvis, Diana; Dominguez Prost, Enzo; Podestá, María Eugenia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
The use of effective questions is an essential attribute of successful early years science teaching. In this case study, we analyse the questions and dialogues generated by four preschool teachers from two schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of contrasting socioeconomic contexts (one privileged and one underprivileged). We looked at the…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Foreign Countries, Preschools, Preschool Teachers
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Bennett, Jessica; Burridge, Peter – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This paper explores the successful mentoring of Timor-Leste early years teachers by Australian teachers to expand their knowledge and practice of child-centred play-based pedagogy. The mentoring programme for the Timorese teachers occurred through an extended visit to a school in Victoria, Australia, for eight weeks to work with mentor teachers in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Training Methods, Mentors
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Rouse, Elizabeth; Hadley, Fay – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Overarching the Australian Early Childhood Education and Care sector currently are the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards and shape the practice of early childhood educators. Within these documents, the word LOVE is not mentioned as an important characteristic of effective teaching. This paper examines the notion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, National Standards, Interpersonal Relationship
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Masters, Jennifer; Grogan, Leanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This paper highlights the similarities and differences of seven nature kindergarten programmes in Australia and New Zealand. The study targeted three programmes from New Zealand and four from Australia. Participant observations and semi-structured interviews were used to build a profile of each site. The profiles were compared on factors such as…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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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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Theodotou, Evgenia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Literacy as a social practice has a fundamental role in children's lives especially in the early years context, in which social interactions are in the centre of knowledge achievement. Several pieces of research investigate the positive contribution of the arts in children's literacy development in the early years settings. However, most of them…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literacy, Art, Early Childhood Education
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Brennan, Margaret – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Research indicates that adult sensitivity to psychological states (both the adult's and the infant's) will affect the security of attachment yet the teacher's internal state has received little attention in infant care. "Perezhivanie" is a sociocultural concept that presents affect and intellect as a unit rather than separate elements.…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Preschool Teachers, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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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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Ho, Joyce; Grieshaber, Susan Jane; Walsh, Kerryann – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Classroom discipline is a topic of international interest and teachers are bombarded with advice regarding how to and why they should manage children's behaviour in their classrooms. This paper draws on data related to classroom discipline gathered from a detailed classroom observation schedule, teacher interviews, and field notes with four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Discipline, Classroom Environment
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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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Shuker, Mary Jane; Cherrington, Sue – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
The early childhood education (ECE) sector in New Zealand has long been recognised for the diversity of service types and range of organisations involved in delivering ECE. However, less attention has been paid to diversity within individual ECE services. This article draws on a national survey carried out as part of a larger project, "The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Barriers, Educational Opportunities
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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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Blackburn, Carolyn; Aubrey, Carol – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
The aim was to investigate the policy-to-practice context of delays and difficulties in the acquisition of speech, language and communication (SLC) in children from birth to five in one local authority within the context of Bronfenbrenner's bio-ecological model. Methods included a survey of early years practitioners (64 responses), interviews with…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Early Intervention, Interviews, Speech Communication
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