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Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Janson, Harald; Lamer, Kari – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of social competence for children's development, well-being, and learning. Thus age- and context-appropriate measures are needed. This study addresses the structural validity of the Lamer Social Competence in Preschool (LSCIP) scale, developed to accommodate the Nordic model of early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Child Development, Well Being
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Blömeke, Sigrid; Thiel, Oliver; Jenßen, Lars – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines the stability of Norwegian prospective preschool teachers' enjoyment of mathematics and their mathematics-related self-efficacy before, during, and after a teacher-education examination. In addition, the stability of the two constructs across countries was examined through a comparison with Germany. The data revealed partial…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy
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Williams, P.; Sheridan, S.; Pramling Samuelsson, I. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study explores how group size influences children's conditions for wellbeing, learning and development in preschool in relation to the intentions in the revised (2010) Swedish preschool curriculum. The study is based on qualitative methods generated from interviews and open-ended questions in a questionnaire. Group size is dependent on three…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Child Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Jensen, Peter; Rasmussen, Astrid Würtz – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study reviews the European evidence on the impact of professional development (PD) of pre-school educators on child outcomes. A meta-analysis investigates how PD of pre-school educators in formal pre-school centers in Europe affects child outcomes. The European studies are quite recent and limited in numbers, and our results show a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Meta Analysis, Preschool Teachers, Outcomes of Education
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Lundqvist, Johanna; Westling Allodi, Mara; Siljehag, Eva – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Understanding how children experience life in educational settings should be an imperative for educational practitioners, evaluators, and researchers. Listening to children's points of views would facilitate the development of educational settings that meet the needs of children and contribute to their wellbeing and development so that their…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Childrens Attitudes, Young Children, Value Judgment
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Erixon, Per-Olof; Erixon Arreman, Inger – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Sweden and many other countries, the academisation of teacher education goes along with increased emphasis on a student thesis, in Sweden formally entitled the final degree project. This study deals with students' writing trajectories in Early Childhood Education and Care aimed at work in the preschool or the recreation centre. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theses, Academic Language, Professional Identity
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Björklund, Camilla – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This is an empirical inquiry concerning children's concept development and early mathematics teaching. The intention is to broaden the understanding of preschool children's perceptions of the concept "half" (as 1 of 2 equal parts of a whole), in designed mathematics teaching settings. Three teachers working with 4-5-year-old children…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Mathematics Instruction
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Hagen, Åste M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the current study is to determine what language activities Norwegian preschool children took part in, and to examine whether these language activities predict children's language comprehension. We tested children (n = 134) with language measures at age 4/5 and age 5/6 and interviewed their teachers (n = 71) about the kinds of language…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development, Language Processing, Learning Activities
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Lam, Ho Cheong – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study set out to use phenomenography as a theoretical framework to investigate teaching in classrooms, focusing on how the same content is enacted differently in different teaching activities. We observed teaching activities intended to teach children to recognize Chinese characters in preschools and collected data about the delivery of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Chinese, Orthographic Symbols
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Puroila, Anna-Maija; Haho, Annu – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This article employs a narrative approach to explore educators' moral functioning in Finnish preschools. Our study is theoretically inspired by notions drawn from feminist and sociocultural studies, according to which education is understood as an entirely moral phenomenon. Within a holistic framework, moral functioning is understood as a concept…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Feminism
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Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid; Pramling, Niklas – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Honoring the variation theory principle that meaning springs from differences, in this article we will show how two different strands of theorizing emerging from the mutual base of phenomenography have developed into developmental pedagogy and variation theory, respectively. Through looking at texts from these two strands, we will illustrate how…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Educational Research
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Björklund, Camilla; Barendregt, Wolmet – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Revised guidelines for Swedish early childhood education that emphasize mathematics content and competencies in more detail than before raise the question of the status of pedagogical mathematical awareness among Swedish early childhood teachers. The purpose of this study is to give an overview of teachers' current pedagogical mathematical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Ahtola, Annarilla; Björn, Piia Maria; Turunen, Tiina; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Kontoniemi, Marita; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study focuses on parents' and teachers' perceptions of practices aimed at easing the transition to formal schooling (e.g., familiarization with the school, discussions about the school entrants). A total of 230 preschool teachers, 131 elementary school teachers, and 2,662 mothers and fathers filled in a questionnaire containing items on how…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Educational Practices, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Närvänen, Anna-Liisa; Markström, Ann-Marie – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The aim of this article is to describe how parents and preschool teachers talk about children's interactional skills in parent-teacher conferences in the Swedish preschool and how this can be related to socialization processes. The analyses show that children's communicative skills, such as turn-taking in conversation and co-operation, are…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Löfgren, Håkan – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article analyses how the teaching profession takes shape when policy demands on increased documentation in preschool is interpreted and enacted by teachers. The profession and professional identities take shape in the tension between two forms of professionalism: occupational professionalism, based on collegial authority, and organizational…
Descriptors: Interviews, Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Standards
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