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Åberg, Magnus; Hedlin, Maria; Johansson, Caroline – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Previous research shows that inexperienced preschool teachers experience anxiety in physical interaction with children. Against this backdrop, this article investigates how student-teachers and newly graduated preschool teachers talk about the risk of being accused of inappropriately touching children. This article is based on interviews with 20…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teacher Student Relationship, Risk
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Hoskins, Kate; Smedley, Sue – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
The current early years emphasis on ensuring young children achieve 'school readiness' has contributed to a context of academic pressure in early years settings in England. The debated term 'school readiness' is vaguely expressed in England's early years curriculum as 'Children reaching a good level of development in the prime areas of literacy…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Play, School Readiness, Preschool Curriculum
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Deguara, Josephine – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Children's drawings have been analysed in research for several decades, frequently using a narrative style. This article introduces an innovative methodological tool to analyse young children's drawings. Taking a social semiotics perspective, the aim of this tool is not to replace narrative analysis but to complement it. The study was conducted…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Family Environment, Educational Environment, Semiotics
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Quinones, Gloria; Ridgway, Avis; Li, Liang – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
This article examines how an educator develops a drama pedagogy through the course of her dramatic interactions with three toddlers. A cultural-historical approach was used to explore the concepts of dramatic interactions and dimensions of drama pedagogy. Visual research methodology involved video observations and a reflective interview with the…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Toddlers, Video Technology
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Underwood, Kathryn; Smith, Alison; Martin, Julia – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
This article explores how mapping is currently being used in social services research as well as practice, and discusses the potential for mapping to be a useful tool for resource consultants in the field. This article will review different mapping techniques, including community mapping, eco-mapping, journey mapping and institutional mapping, and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Ethnography, Social Science Research, Research Methodology
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Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
The global shift toward neoliberalism continues to impact early childhood in numerous ways. One example of this shift is the push by education stakeholders for the incorporation of technology into the teaching of young children. Advocates contend implementing such technology in the classroom will increase children's academic performance and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices
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Drew, Christopher – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Neoliberal rationalities predicated on consumer choice and market forces have increasingly positioned parents as consumers in early childhood and care markets. In this context, providers jostle to attract clientele by providing pathways through and around a milieu of parental anxieties and ambitions for their children. This article examines a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Child Care, Parent Attitudes, Parent Aspiration
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Latham, Gloria – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
The initial research undertaken was an attempt to understand what it is like for young children to be in the world. The study was a search to reclaim a sense of place for the teacher/researcher and the children, and to capture young children's profound wondering. This article is a reflective look back at that study and attempts through methods of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Young Children
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Henderson, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
This article highlights autoethnography as an arts-based methodology in early years research, giving consideration to its challenges and critics as well as the power of its application to elicit voices in a way that other methodologies do not. It embraces and models autoethnography through sharing a performative autoethnographic narrative of one…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Public Policy, Teaching Methods, Child Safety
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Cologon, Kathy; Cologon, Timothy; Mevawalla, Zinnia; Niland, Amanda – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
While the importance of inclusive approaches to research has been identified, much childhood research is still done 'to' not 'with' young children, with research focusing on the experiences of children who experience disability commonly involving data from parents/families/practitioners, rather than from children themselves. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Isolation, Disabilities, Participatory Research
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Blaisdell, Caralyn; Arnott, Lorna; Wall, Kate; Robinson, Carol – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Young children are often ignored or marginalised in the drive to address children's participation and their wider set of rights. This is the case generally in social research, as well as within the field of Arts-Based Education Research. This article contributes to the growing literature on young children's involvement in arts-based research, by…
Descriptors: Play, Art Education, Puppetry, Creativity
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Perren, Sonja; Sticca, Fabio; Weiss-Hanselmann, Barbara; Burkhardt Bossi, Carine – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
Social pretend play may have a positive impact on children's social development because it involves positive peer interactions and challenges their social-cognitive abilities. The current study aimed to investigate whether variations in play tutors' active support and play management are associated with variations in children's social pretend play…
Descriptors: Play, Tutoring, Social Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Karlsen, Lisa; Lekhal, Ratib – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
This research focuses on how practitioners in two Norwegian kindergartens interact with children during free play. The purpose of the study is to draw attention to the way the practitioners supported children's learning through their interactions with children during free play. Through naturalistic observations of 17 practitioners, results…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children
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Sakr, Mona; Scollan, Angela – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
This article aims to explore how the interactive whiteboard is situated in the social and material conditions of an early years free-flow learning environment. It examines how the affordances of the interactive whiteboard and the expectations of the surrounding classroom impact how activity involving the interactive whiteboard unfolds. It achieves…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interactive Video, Teaching Methods
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
In the Caribbean, as with many other contexts, though learning through play serves as the impetus behind recommended early years classroom practices, very little is known about children's play, what it looks like and the factors that shape it. To explore this issue, traditional qualitative methodology including interviews, documentation of field…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries
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