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Roth Kristina, Kriemler Susi, Lehmacher Walter, Ruf Katharina C., Graf Christine, Hebestreit Helge, December, 2015
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This study aimed to evaluate a multicomponent, child-appropriate preschool intervention program led by preschool teachers to enhance physical activity (PA) and motor skill performance (MS) in 4- and 5-yr-old children. Methods: Evaluation involved…
Taggart Geoff, December, 2015
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The practitioner's own self is a resource in early childhood education and care (ECEC). It is proposed that an experiential training focusing on the 'professional self' helps to raise awareness of how psychological dispositions may impair or enhance…
Rekalidou Galini, Panitsides Eugenia A., December, 2015
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Within the knowledge era, Early Childhood Education has been attracting continued interest from scholars globally. In this regard, several studies have been conducted, with results identifying the multifarious attributes which members of the early…
Andrew Yarrow, December, 2015
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The ancient Greeks articulated three types of knowledge, episteme, techne and phronesis. Education has emphasised two of these -- 'pure' knowledge and technical skills -- while neglecting the latter. Within early childhood a key aspect of phronesis…
Brownlee Joanne, Sumsion Jennifer, Irvine Susan, Berthelsen Donna C., Farrell Ann, Walsh Kerryann, Ryan Sharon, Mulhearn Gerry, December, 2015
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This article builds on our ongoing work in conceptualising an 'evaluative stance' framework to assist in understanding how leaders in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) make decisions about the selection of professional…
Mahringer Helmut, Zulehner Christine, December, 2015
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The availability of affordable formal child care is an important determinant of the labour force participation of parents, particularly of mothers, which is increasingly discussed. This paper examines the impact of child-care costs on the employment…
Hulme Charles, Nash Hannah M., Gooch Debbie, Lervag Arne Olav, Snowling Margaret J., December, 2015
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The development of reading skills is underpinned by oral language abilities: Phonological skills appear to have a causal influence on the development of early word-level literacy skills, and reading-comprehension ability depends, in addition to word…
Staton Sally, Irvine Susan, Pattinson Cassandra L., Smith Simon, Thorpe Karen J., December, 2015
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The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (NQF) in Australia identifies the need for services to make provision for each child's sleep, rest and relaxation within a national early years' policy framework. The framework…
McLean Karen, Jones Mellita, Schaper Clare, December, 2015
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Despite widespread recognition of the importance of science in early childhood, the quality and quantity of science teaching in early childhood remains a concern. One way of addressing this problem may be to utilise early childhood teachers'…
Garvis Susanne, Pendergast Donna, December, 2015
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Recent initiatives in the early childhood education and care sector have increased the demand for early childhood teachers to work in long day care settings. This study explores the perceptions of pre-service teachers who had recently finished their…
Moss Bonita, Harper Helen, Silburn Sven, December, 2015
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This paper examines a recent example of a transition-to-preschool program in regional Australia. The program is significant in linking Aboriginal child health and early childhood learning services. The discussion is drawn from a mixed method…
Shoval Ella, Zaretzky Ester, Sharir Tal, Shulruf Boaz, December, 2015
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This research attempted to determine which kinds of free-choice motor activity improve balance control. One hundred and fifty children from three kindergarten classes participated in the research. They were provided with an environment that enabled…
Viterbori Paola, Usai Maria Carmen, Traverso Laura, De Franchis Valentina, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
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This longitudinal study analyzes whether selected components of executive function (EF) measured during the preschool period predict several indices of math achievement in primary school. Six EF measures were assessed in a sample of 5-year-old…
Parry John, December, 2015
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This paper reports on a small-scale study of the social interactions between six children labelled with special educational needs and their peers in their respective early years settings. Data from play observations, photographs and staff interviews…
Nikolopoulou Kleopatra, Gialamas Vasilis, December, 2015
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This study investigated early childhood teachers' beliefs about information and communications technology (ICT) and play in preschool, as well as their confidence in integrating ICT in the classroom. A 28-item questionnaire was compiled and…