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Hujala, Eeva; Vlasov, Janniina; Szecsk, Tünde – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2017
This article reports on the findings of a follow-up study, which examined parents' and teachers' perspectives regarding the quality of childcare for 3- to 5-year-old children in the United States, Russia and Finland between 1991 and 2011. The study aims to address a gap in early childhood education (ECE) research by examining how the quality of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Preschool Teachers
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Godsell, Sarah – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2016
This article focuses on how history as a concept is understood by first-year BA Education students. Students were asked to respond to the following questions: 'what is history?', 'what is history to you?' and 'who writes history?' Verbal and written consent was obtained from the students to participate in the study. Their answers demonstrated a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, History, Concept Formation
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van Rensburg, Ona Janse – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
Grade R is the year before learners in South Africa start formal schooling and has been part of the General Education Training Band (GET) since 1998. New efforts are being made to enable all five- to six-year-olds to attend a Grade R class. The nine provinces of South Africa approach this problem in different ways. Some of them, like Gauteng, try…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Young Children