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Ghirotto Luca, Mazzoni Valentina, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper begins with some general comments regarding the concept of participation in educative processes as it has developed in the preceding decades from a rights-based perspective, following the implementation of the United Nations Convention on…
Sommer Dion, Samuelsson Ingrid Pramling, Hundeide Karsten, December, 2013
Other
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From research we know that there is no specific early childhood education programme that is superior to other approaches (National Research Council. 2001). At the same time, historically it looks like people think there is a specific programme that…
Shonkoff Jack P., Fisher Philip A., November, 2013
Other
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Half a century of research and program evaluation has fueled a diverse landscape of early childhood policies and practices that produce a range of positive effects on the life prospects of children who face the burdens of significant adversity.…
Stover Sue, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
What happens to children's free play when learning outcomes are required? What happens when safety is foregrounded over exploration? When does accountability become surveillance? When does visualising children as an investment opportunity make…
Dobozy Eva, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper illustrates the value of strategic alignment as a model to navigate the current Australian education landscape, highlighting numerous changes to national overseeing bodies and their mandates. More importantly, it provides a critical…
Atmore Eric, September, 2013
Other
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In April 1994, South Africa held its historic first democratic election. The African National Congress overwhelmingly triumphed and Nelson Mandela became the first president of a free and democratic South Africa. In this review, the situation of…
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative, Fall 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
A special issue of the journal Early Childhood Research & Practice with articles addressing several divergent issues related to early care and education in Illinois
Romano Judith T., September, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
The vast majority of young children spend time in settings outside of the home, and the nature of those settings directly impacts the child's health and development. The ecobiodevelopmental framework of early brain and child development serve as the…
Bath Caroline, September, 2013
Other
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This paper focuses on recent discourses and practices of listening to young children, in order to highlight listening as an ethical practice in early childhood education and care settings. The paper asks how discourses of listening should be viewed…
van Oers Bert, September, 2013
Other
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As in many countries, in the Netherlands, governmental policy regulates the decisions of schools and care providers that concern and the control of the quality of education and care. Article 23 of the Dutch Constitution defines a fundamental right…
Sheridan Sonja, Samuelsson Ingrid Pramling, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
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This article aims to examine dominant discourses and changing paradigmatic views on children's learning and well-being in preschool in relation to theories on learning and research on quality and policy in Sweden. The key question: what are the main…
Faulkner Dorothy, Coates Elizabeth, September, 2013
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This article offers a chronological account and critical appraisal of changes to early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in England over the past 20 years. It describes the policy initiatives, educational interventions and research…
Miller Melinda G., Petriwskyj Anne, August, 2013
Other
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Early education in Australia encompasses both early education and care (ECEC) and the early years of school. Educational approaches to cultural and linguistic diversity have varied not only by sector but also by jurisdiction based on distinct…
Baker Fiona S., August, 2013
Other
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The revised UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) now places a stronger emphasis on personal, social and emotional development (PSED) as one of its three prime areas. PSED has three characteristics of learning: active learning, creating and…
Tough Suzanne, Rikhy Shivani, Benzies Karen, Vekved Monica, Kehler Heather, Johnston David W., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This study assessed public perceptions of child care and its providers in a Canadian province where government funding for child care includes subsidies and a voluntary accreditation process. In 2007-2008, 1,443 randomly selected…