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Antonopoulos, Konstantinos; Zacharos, Konstantinos – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
The teaching of Probability Theory constitutes a new trend in mathematics education internationally. The purpose of this research project was to explore the degree to which preschoolers understand key concepts of probabilistic thinking, such as sample space, the probability of an event and probability comparisons. At the same time, we evaluated an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Probability, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Golden, Deborah – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2004
This paper, based on an ethnographic study of an Israeli kindergarten, describes the practice of hugging, by the girls, of the teacher, and the latter's response to the girls' initiative. Based on Bourdieu's concept of "habitus" and the assumption that embodiment is crucial to social-cultural learning, the paper demonstrates the complex…
Descriptors: Females, Ethnography, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries