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Campbell-Barr, Verity – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
It is widely accepted that the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce is central to the quality of services. Modernist constructs of quality signal the importance of qualifications for quality, but the preoccupation with qualification levels silences questions about the knowledge required of ECEC professionals. Postmodern perspectives…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Professionalism, Postmodernism, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Kingdon, Zenna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The new paradigm of early childhood allows for the construction of the child as active agents able to comment on their own lives. Historically children have been constructed using divergent discourses as either beings or becomings. More recently they have been seen as complementary and a further temporal state of having been allows for a richer…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Role Playing, Play, Foreign Countries
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Hayes, Nóirín; Filipovic, Katarina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The current future-focused, outcomes driven early childhood policy climate presents a danger that early years pedagogy will lose sight of the 'present' child. Increasingly policy support for early childhood education is built around an emphasis on preparing children for school and positioning it as a key element in enhancing society through…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Educational Policy
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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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Cousins, Sarah Bernadette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Love is rarely mentioned in Early Childhood Education and Care and there is no agreed definition for love in this context. In order to explore love in settings practitioner views on the topic should be sought. Unstructured interviews were carried out with senior practitioners in five contrasting settings. A range of qualitative methods were…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Psychological Patterns, Interviews
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Atherton, Frances; Nutbrown, Cathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
In this paper, we identify ways in which the learning of very young children can be supported by practitioners developing a schematic pedagogy which focuses on structures of children's thinking. First, we provide a critical overview of relevant literature on schemas and schematic approaches to pedagogy. We then outline an original study undertaken…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Schemata (Cognition), Family Environment
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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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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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Duhn, Iris; Fleer, Marilyn; Harrison, Linda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This article focuses on the "Relational Agency Framework" (RAF), an analytical tool developed for an Australian review and evaluation study of an early years' policy initiative. We explore Anne Edward's concepts of "relational expertise", "building common knowledge" and "relational agency" to explore how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Networks
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Wild, Mary; Silberfeld, Carolyn; Nightingale, Beverley – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This paper considers the overt and covert discourses in two contemporary policy documents in England and Wales, "The Nutbrown Review: Foundations for Quality" ([DfE] Department for Education Department for Education. 2012. "The Nutbrown Review: Foundations for Quality: The Independent Review of Early Education and Childcare…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Labor Force, Child Care
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Vidmar, Maša – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
In the present study the longitudinal relations between quantity of centre-based child care (in months) and teacher reports of internalising and externalising behaviour in the first and second grades were examined for 325 Slovenian children. The socio-political context of affordable, accessible and homogenously high-quality child care is quite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Context Effect, Longitudinal Studies, Child Care
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Kultti, Anne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This study focuses on the nature of children's participation in an Australian early childhood context in which their second language is used. The aim is to create knowledge of toddlers' modes and trajectories of participation. Empirical data documenting the participation of two toddlers were gathered through video observations of everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Toddlers, Child Development
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Gunnarsdottir, Bryndis – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Iceland has a strong tradition of universal public early childhood education and care (ECEC) services for children. The traditional pedagogy is founded on play-based learning with the holistic view of the development of the child is central to practice. With increased interest in education following the 2008 financial crisis, there are signs that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Play, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Adriany, Vina; Warin, Jo – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Globally, the child-centred approach to education has influenced practitioners' views of young children as having democratic rights. A key principle of this concept is the belief that each child is unique and can only be compared in relation to their own performance. Here we employ a feminist poststructuralist approach to critique the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Gender Differences, Caring
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