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Maryland State Child Care Association, Maryland State Child Care Association, 04 May, 2020
Reports & Papers
This is a tally of 309 responses from a statewide survey of COVID-19 pandemic-related issues faced by child care sites in Maryland. Child care providers were asked questions about changes to operating status, ability to adjust to smaller classes,…
Bergey Rebecca, Quick Heather, Anthony Jennifer, Manship Karen, White Lisa J., Handjojo Candice, Hauser Alison, Keuter Shannon, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Initial findings from the First 5 California-funded Dual Language Learner Pilot Study indicate that overall beliefs about bilingualism and policies in place to support dual language learners (DLLs) are shifting in a direction that promotes the…
Fernandez Santin Merce, Feliu Torruella Maria, January, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We seem to have a problem in arts education at pre-school level: the lack of specific training for teachers teaching this subject to very young children. The future preschool teachers' training seems to be focused on the teaching and learning…
Luff Paulette, Kanyal Mallika, November/December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper explores feminist philosopher Sara Ruddick's concept of 'maternal thinking' and considers the applicability and use of her ideas for early childhood pedagogy. This is illustrated through a small-scale case study, undertaken in early years…
Turunen Tuija, Uusiautti Satu, Maatta Kaarina, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper aims at investigating the changing constructions of childhood in two Finnish pre-school education curricula during the time of pre-school reform in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These constructions are part of the underlying curriculum…
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…
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…
Sheridan Sonja, Samuelsson Ingrid Pramling, September, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
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…
Abrahamsson Agneta, Samarasinghe Kerstin, April-June 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction: Family centres in Sweden are integrated services that reach all prospective parents and parents with children up to their sixth year, because of the co-location of the health service with the social service and the open pre-school. The…
Amodei Michelle L., Jalongo Mary Renck, Myers Jacqueline, Onchwari Jacqueline Ariri, Gargiulo Richard, March, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A compilation of descriptive information about 24 publishing outlets in the field of early childhood education, with an explanation of the peer review process that is used to evaluate journal articles, and advice to authors seeking to publish in the…
Hreinsdottir Anna Magnea, Davidsdottir Sigurlina, October, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study, the merit of using deliberative democratic evaluations is studied in light of ten questions asked by House and Howe, which defined the approach and raise issues of interests, representation, and choice of stakeholders, power balances…
Lavenda Osnat, Hunter Beverly, Noelle McInerney, Bolick Leigh, Haselden Catherine, Tester Diana, Knopf Herman T., Ha Yoonsook, July, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Administrative data are data regularly collected by organizations for monitoring and documentation purposes. They usually represent entire populations; they are timely; and have direct influence on their sources which are mostly governmental…
Ozturk Safak, Winter 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Can we fulfill our responsibilities and obligations while we are working? Today, professional ethics is a necessity for each occupation. As teachers are directly responsible for children's growth, professional ethics and ethical decision making are…