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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn; Chapman, Denise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Even though studies of the accessibility of digital technologies in educational contexts have become progressively more extensive, understanding children's motive for play or for learning is essential for identifying the way they relate to touch technology. This research paper seeks to understand the relation between the motive for play and the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Rantavuori, Laura – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
A successful transition from preschool to school demands continuity in education between the institutions: continuity in pedagogy, values and institutional structures. One way to achieve continuity is to learn how to do "boundary work" in the borderline of two activity systems. This article examines what kinds of discourses frame the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Interprofessional Relationship, Teacher Collaboration, Transitional Programs
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Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the quality of teacher--child interaction and its effects on children's classroom engagement and disaffection in Vietnamese kindergartens. The quality of teacher-child interaction was measured using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System. Children's classroom engagement and disaffection were assessed by Engagement versus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Westerberg, Lauren; Fleishman, Hailey; Sands, Kaitlin; Mischka, Melissa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the influence of guidance instruction and type of activity on parental guidance of young children's mathematics and scientific inquiry during cooking, games, and nature activities at home. Thirty families participated with their preschool-aged child; half were randomly assigned to an inquiry guidance instruction group and…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Parent Role, Preschool Children, Inquiry
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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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Recchia, Susan L.; Shin, Minsun; Snaider, Carolina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Using a grounded theory approach, this study explores the ways a diverse group of pre-service student caregivers, new to teaching and caring for infants, come to understand notions of 'love' during an infant practicum course in the United States. Through analysing weekly dialogue journals and course assignments produced by each of the 8…
Descriptors: Infant Care, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Training, Practicums
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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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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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Aslanian, Teresa K. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Young children spend an increasing amount of time in out of home care, as neuroscientific research reveals the pivotal role love and touch plays in children's development. In response to this new knowledge, there is a growing interest in love and touch in the context of early childhood education. Sadly, cases of sexual abuse in early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Interpersonal Relationship, Psychological Patterns
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Massing, Christine – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Within the context of the education-care divide in the field, numerous studies have affirmed that preschool teachers feel unprofessional when they assume a caring role yet believe that love and care are central to their work. However, immigrant/refugee teachers may experience this tensionality more acutely since their own cultural beliefs and…
Descriptors: Blacks, Muslims, Refugees, Student Teacher Attitudes
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White, E. Jayne; Gradovski, Mikhail – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Discussions of love and care might seem a natural alliance for early childhood teachers. Yet, while care is now at last beginning to be accepted as a legitimate feature of early years childhood within professional discourse alongside 'education' (enshrined in concepts such as 'educare', 'ECEC', or 'well-being'), articulations of love remain an…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Caring, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy
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Degotardi, Sheila; Han, Feifei; Torr, Jane – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the quantity of audible and intelligible ('near and clear') educator talk directly experienced by under-two-year-old infants attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) programmes and examined whether the quantity of educator talk was related to characteristics of quality in their ECEC room. Participants were 57…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Language, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Ahmad, Jamal Fathi – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Research results have shown that what a child draws is influenced by many factors, including the child's culture and environment. The aim of this study was to analyse the drawings of five-year-old Jordanian children to determine the extent to which culture informs the content of their drawings. A total of 736 children took part in this research…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Foreign Countries, Young Children, Cultural Influences
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