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Holmberg, Kristina; Zimmerman Nilsson, Marie-Helene – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
There is a lack of empirical studies that examine the influence of neoliberal ideas in preschool music and teaching. Neoliberal ideas have primarily been studied in a broader educational perspective and related to preschool policy reforms. The aim of this paper is to study preschool teachers' rhetoric concerning music contents and music activities…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education
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Günay Bilaloglu, Raziye; Aktas Arnas, Yasare; Yasar, Mustafa – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2017
The aim of the study is to investigate the types of questions that preschool teachers used during the science-related activities and preschool teachers' behaviors in terms of wait-time. Through this study, the types of questions (lower level and higher level), the time that teachers allocate to their students to respond, and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Questioning Techniques
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Gorodetsky, Malka; Barak, Judith – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper suggests a conjunction between the learning space of educational edge community (EEC) and the Deleuzeguattarian thought regarding the nature of teachers' "becoming." It attends to the emerging subjectivities of teachers/learners within an EEC, a nomadic, open, and smooth space of learning. It is suggested that autonomous…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Freedom, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Teachers
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Sisson, Jamie Huff – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
Human agency is significant to the understanding of professional identities and actions. It is through human agency that individuals can become powerful in changing or authoring their own identities. Stemming from a larger narrative inquiry focused on understanding the professional identities of public preschool teachers, this paper draws on…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Public School Teachers
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Davis, Beth; Murphy, M. Shaun – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2016
This paper inquires into the experiences of an early childhood educator named Claire who taught a young girl with a chronic illness at East Willows Elementary School, a western Canadian elementary school. Using narrative inquiry as the methodology, Claire's experiences in her curriculum making alongside Madeline a young girl with Turner syndrome…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chronic Illness, Genetic Disorders, Early Childhood Education
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Chang-Kredl, Sandra – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This article offers a unique perspective on teacher thinking by connecting the study of early childhood teachers' beliefs with the field of childhood studies, and with film and literature studies. The purpose of the research is to examine (a) how films can be used to evoke responses in teachers about their implicit beliefs in childhood and (b) the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Films, Teacher Response
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Quan-McGimpsey, Sharon; Marziliano, Sarah Carmen; Hassen, Trevor Gregory; Brown, Allison Sandra; Kuczynski, Leon – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This study investigated teachers' experiences of closeness during interactions with the group of children in child care. Structured interviews were conducted with 24 female teachers who were teaching children between the ages of three and five (mean age = 3.9) regarding their perceptions of closeness with the group of children in the class.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Child Care, Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Hoskin, Jake; Boyle, Christopher; Anderson, Joanna – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
Teachers' attitudes have been identified as being vital to the success of inclusive education (IE). With pre-school student populations becoming increasingly diverse, and many children experiencing this as their first involvement in formal education, the attitudes towards IE of pre-school teachers are more important than ever. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Nolan, Andrea; Taket, Ann; Stagnitti, Karen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2014
It is an accepted fact that resilience is a multifaceted phenomenon which has been proven to affect the learning, growth and development of individuals. A child's formative years are a time when resilience needs to be promoted so they can cope with the challenges of life. This paper reports some of the findings of an Australian Research…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Early Childhood Education, Teacher Role, Foreign Countries
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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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Walker, S.; Brownlee, J.; Whiteford, C.; Cobb-Moore, C.; Johansson, E.; Ailwood, J.; Boulton-Lewis, G. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
There is strong political and social interest in values education both internationally and across Australia. Investment in young children is recognised as important for the development of moral values for a cohesive society; however, little is known about early years teachers' beliefs about moral values teaching and learning. The aim of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Professional Development, Values Education
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Hedges, Helen – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The spontaneous nature of much early childhood teaching makes it vital to understand the range of knowledge that teachers draw on in their curricular and pedagogical decision-making. Hammersley argued that teaching practice cannot be based directly on research evidence because it needs to be filtered through teachers' experiences and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Childhood Education, Childhood Interests, Foreign Countries
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Hyvonen, Pirkko – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2008
The Finnish educational system and curricula lay emphasis on play, collaboration and equality. Modern educational practices allow the learning environment to be enlarged from indoor classrooms to outdoor playful learning environments (PLEs). PLEs have been constructed in schoolyards in Finland with the goal of increasing learning through play in…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Play, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries