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Hujala, Eeva; Eskelinen, Mervi; Keskinen, Soili; Chen, Christine; Inoue, Chika; Matsumoto, Mariko; Kawase, Masahiro – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Leadership research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is a relatively new undertaking. It combines leadership concepts from school research as well as from business. There are common aspects in the leadership profession, but the context and the mission define the content of leadership tasks and responsibilities. Data in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Leadership, Cross Cultural Studies
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Holmqvist Olander, Mona; Nyberg, Eva – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study aims to describe how the learning study model can be used to improve lesson design and children's learning outcomes by enabling them to perceive and define the critical aspects of the object of learning, guided by variation theory. Three lesson designs were used with three groups of children (A = 24, B = 13, C = 14) from two schools.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Rothbaum, Fred; Nagaoka, Rika; Ponte, Iris C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
Western investigators assume that caregiver sensitivity takes similar forms and has similar outcomes in all cultures. However, cultural research suggests that sensitivity in the West has more to do with responsiveness to children's explicit expression of need, and that sensitivity in non-Western communities has more to do with anticipation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Cues, Preschool Children
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Klein, Helen Altman; Ballantine, Jeanne H. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1991
Assessed U.S., English, Israeli, and Japanese teachers' views of the ideal temperaments of children. Teachers in the U.S. and England had the most similar views, whereas those in Israel were most divergent. Differences and similarities of teacher's views are discussed in terms of eight dimensions of temperament. (BB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries