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Page, Jools – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Framed as an extension of Noddings' notion of the 'ethic of care,' the paper sets out an argument about 'Professional Love' as both a term to comprehend the reciprocal pedagogic relationship which develops in positive interactions between primary caregiver, child and parent and as a core normative component of early years educational discourse;…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, Intimacy, Caregiver Child Relationship
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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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Little, Sabine – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the attitudes towards reading in the home, handed down through the generations and experienced by the young children in four families of Pakistani and Indian origin. The children's families originally arrived in the UK in the 1960s, and this paper unpicks the stories and attitudinal changes in relation to both English and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Indians, Early Childhood Education
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Ingleby, Ewan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This article investigates the application of technology to pedagogy in early years. The research considers the perceptions of technology that are held by a variety of practitioners in a range of settings. The research explores the factors influencing the participants' interpretation of the pedagogical value of technology by asking two questions.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Nursery Schools, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Neaum, Sally – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
School readiness is currently a strong focus for education policy in England. However, understanding what it means to be ready for school, and how this is reflected in policy and enacted in practice, are sites of contention. This paper explores the genesis of the current disparity in understandings in the context of the English education system. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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Oberhuemer, Pamela – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
Just over a decade ago, an OECD "Starting Strong" team reviewed the system of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Germany. Regarding the staffing of early childhood provision and referring in particular to resistance at the political level to raise the formal qualification level of educators in alignment with European trends,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Dunlop, Aline-Wendy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This paper explores early childhood experience in Scotland in terms of how readily the aspirations of policy convert to day-to-day practices. Ambitions to improve the lives of children and families have been high on the political agenda. Policy may be understood as a tool that aims to influence childhood experience in positive ways. If this is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Aspiration, Educational Change
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Lazzari, Arianna; Picchio, Mariacristina; Balduzzi, Lucia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
In recent times, a growing consensus has emerged, among researchers and policy-makers, that a well-educated, competent and adequately supported workforce is crucial for the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC). Despite governmental initiatives aimed to enhance the professional preparation and continuing development of early years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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McMillan, Dorothy J.; McConnell, Barbara – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
Following a lengthy consultation process across Northern Ireland (NI), 2013 saw the publication of Learning to Learn: A Framework for Early Years Education and Learning [DE (Department of Education). 2013. "Learning to Learn: A Framework for Early Years Education and Learning." Accessed July 15, 2014.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Discourse Analysis
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Mitchell, Linda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy reflects ideas about childhood, labour force participation, education, the economy and the role of the state. This article spans a period of political change in New Zealand from a left of centre government during the first decade of the twenty-first century to a right of centre government from 2009.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Brown, Christopher P.; Lan, Yi-Chin; Jeong, Hye In – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
Policymakers across the globe continue to promote access to early education programmes as a means to improve children's readiness for school. Many of their reforms are rooted in a neoliberal conception of governance that frames policy solutions through economic rather than democratic terms. Such policies foster an image of the successful learner…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Neoliberalism, Power Structure, School Readiness
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Einarsdottir, Johanna; Purola, Anna-Maija; Johansson, Eva Marianne; Broström, Stig; Emilson, Anette – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
The aim of the study is to explore how Nordic Early Childhood Education and Care policies frame values education in preschools with a special focus on the values of democracy, caring and competence. The study is part of a larger Nordic project, "Values education in Nordic preschools: Basis of education for tomorrow," the aim of which is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Democracy, Caring
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Moss, Peter – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
The new Labour government that entered office in 1997 made early childhood education and care (ECEC) a policy priority, after decades of neglect. The article provides an overview of the subsequent policy developments, looking at three areas in more detail: governance and finance; the organisation and management of services; and the workforce. It…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Opportunities, Educational Finance
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Ang, Lynn – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Early childhood education and care (ECEC) has become a national priority in many countries. Governments across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region have placed considerable emphasis on the development of policy documents and national initiatives to improve the quality of services for young children and families. This paper presents findings from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Policy
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Zada, Khan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This paper presents a critical account of early childhood education (ECE) in Pakistan. It moves from a general review of the benefits of ECE to focus on the issues and challenges connected to the professional development of early childhood teachers. It highlights problems encountered in developing practitioners who are highly skilled in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Benefits, Faculty Development
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