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Yim, Eunice Pui-yu – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The conflicting education values in Hong Kong kindergartens and primary schools pose various challenges to kindergarten teachers in providing pupils with a smooth transition to primary school which requires collaboration from schools and families. This study explored these challenges as well as the benefits of a professional teacher training…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Grade 1, School Readiness
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Devi, Anamika; Fleer, Marilyn; Li, Liang – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Grounded in Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory, this paper examines how often teachers are involved in children's imaginative play and discusses their beliefs about their role in supporting children's imaginative play. To investigate this problem, video (65 hours of digital observations) and interview data (two hours and 30 minutes) of 60…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Play, Imagination
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Gray, Colette; Ryan, Anna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Launched in 2009, the Aistear early years curriculum framework sought to complement and extend the primary school curriculum (PSC) at infant class level in the Republic of Ireland. While Aistear focuses on the development of attitudes, values and learning dispositions and is neither statutory nor inspected, the PSC centres on the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers
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Levy, Rachael – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
This paper presents a historical reflection on gender and literacy, with a view to informing the present teaching of literacy in early childhood. The relationship between gender, literacy and opportunity in the labour market is examined, given that despite girls' achievement in literacy, in comparison with boys', women continue to earn…
Descriptors: Educational History, Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Preschool Teachers
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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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Thao, Dang Phuong; Boyd, Wendy Anne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
Since 2003, the Vietnamese government has prioritised curriculum reform efforts and commitment to improving the quality of the national curriculum. The Vietnamese early childhood education renovation has encountered considerable changes and challenges, particularly in the area of pedagogical approaches. Many early childhood teachers continue to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, National Curriculum, Educational Change
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Westman, Susanne; Bergmark, Ulrika – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This paper aimed to explore how preschool teachers' experience their strengthened teaching mission, specifically when working with scientific exploration. The study was based on the philosophy of the life-world, a branch of the phenomenological movement. Life-world philosophy focuses on the concrete reality humans inhabit and is responsive to its…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology, Teacher Role, Self Concept
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Ghirotto, Luca; Mazzoni, Valentina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This paper begins with some general comments regarding the concept of participation in educative processes as it has developed in the preceding decades from a rights-based perspective, following the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. In order to discuss the notion of participation, the authors introduce a…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Participation, Early Childhood Education, Adults
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Lin, Zheng – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
This paper is based on a qualitative inquiry that investigated the role of teachers' mediation in three different modes of coding in a kindergarten foreign language classroom in China (i.e. L2-coded intralinguistic mediation, L1-coded cross-lingual mediation, and L2-and-L1-mixed mediation). Through an exploratory examination of the varying effects…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Kindergarten, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Dayan, Yael; Ziv, Margalit – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
An important component in the role of an early childhood teacher is the ability to respect children, interact with them and respond to each child's ideas, thoughts and desires. Therefore, early childhood teacher education should emphasise the significance of relating to children as independent and thoughtful human beings. We suggest that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Democratic Values, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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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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Court, Deborah; Merav, Liat; Ornan, Etty – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2009
This study investigated 10 Israeli preschool teachers' reasons for choosing their profession and their perceptions of the teacher's role. A narrative approach was chosen because teachers' narratives can reveal their practical knowledge and the meanings they ascribe to their teaching. Data were subjected to content analysis and linguistic analysis.…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Content Analysis, Preschool Teachers, Personal Narratives
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Samms-Vaughan, Maureen; Franklyn-Banton, Lisa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder defined by impaired social skills, impaired language development and stereotyped or repetitive behaviors. The increasing prevalence of autism worldwide has made this an important condition among professionals working with young children, including those in Jamaica. Early identification and intervention…
Descriptors: Autism, Identification, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Davies, Rose – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
Good teachers and good teaching have been shown by numerous research studies to be the critical elements which make the difference in effective early years education programs. Becoming a good teacher is a process that begins with initial teacher preparation and progresses through a series of stages from novice through to expert status. It is…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Chafel, Judith A. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2003
Although substantial scholarship of a theoretical and empirical nature has accumulated on the young child's developing self-concept, scholars have not to any great extent examined the child's self-knowledge as a spontaneously occurring process-in-action. This paper highlights findings of empirical research as well as classroom vignettes, personal…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Research, Social Influences, Identification (Psychology)
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