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İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
İnönü University Journal of the Graduate School of Education     Open Access  
INOPENDAS : Jurnal Ilmiah Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Inspiramatika     Open Access  
Instructional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Integral Transforms and Special Functions     Hybrid Journal  
Interacções     Open Access  
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Interchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intercultural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Interdisciplinaridade. Revista do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interdyscyplinarne Konteksty Pedagogiki Specjalnej     Open Access  
Interespe. Interdisciplinaridade e Espiritualidade na Educação     Open Access  
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces : Revista de Extensão da UFMG     Open Access  
Interfaces da Educação     Open Access  
International Developments     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International e-Journal of Educational Studies     Open Access  
International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Educational Research     Open Access  
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for 21st Century Education     Open Access  
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Educational Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal for Talent Development     Open Access  
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Academic Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Active Learning     Open Access  
International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review     Open Access  
International Journal of Advancement in Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Art & Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Bullying Prevention     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Chinese Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Community Service Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Construction Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Designs for Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Early Years Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Education and Management Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Educational Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Methodology     Open Access  
International Journal of Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of English Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of English Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ethics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Inclusive Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Indonesian Education and Teaching     Open Access  
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Integrated Education and Development     Open Access  
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education (iJAI)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Learning and Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Lifelong Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Multicultural Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of New Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Pedagogy, Policy and ICT in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Play     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Public Legal Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research & Method in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research in Education Methodology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Research Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Science Education, Part B Communication and Public Engagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Servant-Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Technology and Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Training Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Lifelong Education and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Online Journal of Education and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Online Journal of Teachers in Collaboration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Quarterly of Community Health Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Review of Economics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Review of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Studies in Catholic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Technology and Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interritórios     Open Access  
InterScientia     Open Access  
Intervention in School and Clinic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Investigación en la Escuela     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Sobre Lectura     Open Access  
Investigating the Child’s World     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Investigations in Mathematics Learning     Hybrid Journal  
Irish Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Irish Journal of Academic Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IRJE (Indonesian Research Journal in Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iseedu : Journal of Islamic Educational Thoughts and Practices     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Language Instruction     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Istanbul Journal of Innovation in Education     Open Access  
Istawa : Journal of Islamic Education     Open Access  
Italiano a scuola     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italiano LinguaDue     Open Access  
Itinerario Educativo     Open Access  
Itinerarios Educativos     Open Access  
Izdihar : Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
JADECS : Journal of Arts, Design, Art Education and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JALIE : Journal of Applied Linguistics and Islamic Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAMP : Jurnal Administrasi dan Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JEKPEND : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jendela Olahraga     Open Access  
JET (Journal of English Teaching)     Open Access  
JIKAP PGSD : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JINoP (Jurnal Inovasi Pembelajaran)     Open Access  
JIPM (Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Matematika)     Open Access  
JMIR Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JMPM : Jurnal Matematika dan Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
JOHME : Journal of Holistic Mathematics Education     Open Access  
Jornal Internacional de Estudos em Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Language Teaching = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)

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International Journal of Early Childhood
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Number of Followers: 14  
 
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  • WASH from the START: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education in Preschool
    • Abstract: Abstract Framed by a social practice perspective, this article presents a theoretical, political, and practical rationale for implementing and expanding water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) in preschools throughout the world. Every day thousands of young children die, while others suffer serious illness or stunting from water-, sanitation-, and hygiene-related causes. Many of these consequences could be prevented with low-cost interventions. Although there is little peer-reviewed research on preschool WASH, justifications and ideas for action can be found in the results of WASH studies in primary schools. Pre-primary education and WASH are priorities within the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2015–2030. Numerous materials and methods from school-based WASH can be used or adapted for preschool. However, early childhood and WASH professionals and advocates must launch preschool initiatives and also advocate for incorporation of WASH curricula into pre-service and in-service teacher education. More research needs to be conducted on outcomes of WASH-focused experiences in preschool. Advocacy actions with governments, UNICEF, NGOs, and other organizations can ensure that aspirations and good intentions for WASH initiatives are realized, but such progress will require adequate funding.
      PubDate: 2019-03-13
       
  • The Impact of an Educational Media Intervention to Support
           Children’s Early Learning in Rwanda
    • Abstract: Abstract Children in developing countries often lack sufficient support for early learning skills prior to beginning school. This research evaluates an educational media intervention using an animated cartoon program, Akili and Me. The program was originally created in Tanzania to teach early learning skills. This program was adapted in content and language use in this study in Rwanda. The two-week intervention involved primary school students (mean age = 7.1 years) who were randomized into two groups (intervention and comparison group). The intervention group viewed one Ankit and Me episode a day for five days. This viewing was repeated the following week. Similarly, the comparison watched the same amount of television but the content consisted of local popular programs. Baseline and follow-up assessments evaluated 10 areas of early learning, using an adaptation of the International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA), and also children’s media receptivity. At follow-up, children in the intervention program, Akili and Me, had significantly higher scores for counting, number recognition, shape knowledge, letter identification, color identification, body part recognition, health knowledge, and vocabulary. The analyses provide promising evidence that locally produced educational media interventions can impact early learning skills, even among children living in resource-poor communities.
      PubDate: 2019-03-13
       
  • Public Displays of Children’s Work in Early Learning and Elementary
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      PubDate: 2019-03-05
       
  • Gender Socialization Among Cambodian Parents and Teachers of Preschool
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    • Abstract: Abstract Gender equity in education has been a priority in Cambodia for nearly a decade. However, within the early childhood education sector, issues of gender equity are largely overlooked. This qualitative research uses interviews with five mothers and seven teachers involved in a home-based preschool program, located in Siem Reap in Cambodia, to explore gender-based beliefs and educational aspirations for girls and boys. A grounded theory approach was used in data analyses. Belief systems were primarily based on traditional values and norms and most participants had little awareness about gender equity, although one teacher discussed transitional beliefs and another teacher held stronger transformational beliefs. Greater awareness of the importance of gender equity between girls and boys could be promoted in the pedagogy and practices of home-based preschool that involve parents, teachers, and children. This could lead to more awareness gender equity between girls and boys and raise family expectations and aspirations for girls’ education.
      PubDate: 2019-03-04
       
  • ‘I Believe that a Sofa can be of Great Help’: Materiality in a
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  • Preservice Teachers’ Development of Literacy-Themed Mathematics
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  • Early Learning of Children in Tanzania: A Comparison Study of Naturalized
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  • Ideas About STEM Among Australian Early Childhood Professionals: How
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    • Abstract: Abstract Early childhood professionals have an important role in supporting young children’s interest and engagement in STEM education. This study explores conceptualisations of STEM and beliefs about its importance in early childhood held by early childhood professionals. The Early Childhood STEM Habits of Mind Framework, described in this paper, was used as the key analytical lens for the analyses of data from 117 early childhood professionals who completed a written survey before engagement in a STEM professional learning workshop. Results show that conceptualisations of STEM education held by the early childhood professionals related to its constituent disciplines; play-based and/or hands-on learning experiences; and the development of habits of mind. STEM was perceived to be important in early childhood, albeit ranking behind children’s social–emotional development. This study highlights the potential utility of the Early Childhood STEM Habits of Mind Framework in supporting: (a) planning for integrated STEM learning experiences and (b) more holistic understandings and a shared language, among early childhood educators, parents and children, concerning STEM education.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
       
  • Supporting Literacy and Digital Literacy Development in Early Childhood
           Education Using Storytelling Activities
    • Abstract: Abstract Educators have increasingly adopted formalized approaches for teaching literacy skills in early childhood education. In line with an emergent critique of this approach, the present study investigated the design and effectiveness of a literacy intervention that blended Gagné’s nine events of instructional design with storytelling. Three classes in a public preschool in Indonesia participated in an experimental study involving 45 children, aged 5–6 years. Across 3 weeks, one experimental condition received storytelling activities and a second experimental condition received digital storytelling activities. The control condition received regular literacy classroom activities. Before, and after, the 3-week storytelling intervention, measures of literacy and digital literacy skills were administered to all groups. In the digital storytelling condition, children’s literacy skills increased significantly compared to children in the control condition. Other exploratory data analyses suggested that both types of storytelling activities enhanced digital literacy skills. The findings need to be replicated with an extended series of storytelling activities that involve larger groups of participants.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
       
  • Developing a Context-Sensitive Understanding of Infant Toilet Training:
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    • Abstract: Abstract This research develops a context-sensitive understanding of infant toilet training that takes account of a diversity of influences on the phenomenon. Data are drawn from a qualitative study of everyday life in families with young children. Parents in 54 families living in Norway were interviewed about the everyday life of the family during their child’s first year of life, and two follow-up interviews were conducted with 15 families in subsequent years. A contrastive–comparative approach to the analyses takes account of the social actions, related to toilet training, in another cultural context in order to better grasp the taken-for-granted assumptions about toilet training evident in one’s own culture. The analyses identify the significance of cleanliness-related regimes in toilet training. The cleanliness regimes were adjusted for parents’ everyday life considerations, which involved parental wishes to relate to the child as an individual subject; take the child out in public spaces; share care between parents; and involve other persons in the child’s care. A developmental perspective on parental practices and everyday life considerations provides a broadened understanding about later toilet training in Western contexts.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
       
  • Facilitating Social Emotional Learning in Kindergarten Classrooms:
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    • Abstract: Abstract Many young children spend a significant amount of time each day in preschool settings. It is important to understand how teachers create and maximize opportunities for children’s social and emotional learning (SEL) in the classrooms. This research was conducted in Singapore and explores how SEL is supported by teachers in areas identified in the national curriculum (self-awareness and positive self-concept, self-management, social awareness, relationship management, and responsible decision-making). The qualitative analyses draw on observations across six preschool classrooms. There were 32 instances identified in which teachers provided support for SEL across three aspects of interactional situations: group size, type of activity, and type of teaching opportunity. More opportunities for SEL were afforded in small group versus whole group activities and more often in outdoor play and planned lesson times than when children were in learning centers, at mealtimes, or making transitions between activities. Intentional teaching also afforded more opportunities for SEL as compared to incidental teaching. Teachers adopted a variety of verbal and non-verbal strategies to support SEL that included setting a positive tone, suggesting solutions, allocating tasks, and extending on responses. This research provides knowledge about how, and in what interactional situations, teachers demonstrate SEL support to individuals and groups of children in kindergarten classrooms.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
       
  • OMEP-Policy Forum: Financing Early Childhood Care and
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    • PubDate: 2018-08-01
       
  • Is Parent–Teacher Cooperation in the First Year of School Associated
           with Children’s Academic Skills and Behavioral Functioning'
    • Abstract: Abstract The importance of parent engagement in children’s schooling is well documented, yet there is limited research on the quality of parent–teacher relationships specifically. In the present study, we aimed to help build knowledge in this area by investigating parent and teacher reports of home–school cooperation during children’s first year of school in Norway. Associations between parents’ and teachers’ reports of cooperation were examined as predictors of children’s academic skills and social functioning during their first year of school in Norway (N = 932). Controlling for children’s achievement and behavior prior to school entry, children whose parents and teachers both reported very good cooperation with one another were rated as having better academic skills and social skills and as having fewer negative behaviors than children whose parents and teachers did not report very good cooperation. In addition, if both parents and teachers reported very good cooperation, children’s academic skills were rated as higher than if parents and teachers disagreed such that one reported very good cooperation, but the other did not.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
       
  • Children’s Evaluation of the Physical Environment Quality in
           Kindergarten: A Case Study from China
    • Abstract: Abstract The quality of the physical environment is an important factor to assess in evaluating programs in early childhood education (ECE). However, children’s evaluation of the quality of their physical environments in ECE has been rarely explored. Across two kindergartens, 32 children, aged 5 years, were interviewed to rate photographs of features in the outdoor, inside, and wall environments of their kindergarten. Analyses of children’s qualitative explanations of their rating identified seven factors into which their explanations could be categorized. Children’s perceptions about difficulty of use and functionality were the most common factors identified, while issues in layout, availability, physical attributes, maintenance, and access were also mentioned. This evidence suggests that children can offer authentic and specific suggestions about their environment that can contribute to efforts for continuous improvement in ECE settings. The research provided evidence that five-year-old children are competent to speak about the qualities of the physical environment that influence their daily life.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
       
  • Developing a Blueprint for Action on the Transition to School:
           
    • Abstract: Abstract In early childhood education, a long-standing debate exists around issues related to school readiness and the transition to school. This paper describes an action research project implemented by teachers in an urban Australian preschool which gathered multiple stakeholder perspectives about school transition. The project was initiated to support more collaborative partnerships across the local community in which the preschool was located. Data were gathered from children, parents and local school personnel. Specific research objectives included locating similarities in perceptions about school readiness between stakeholders to use as a basis for strengthening collaboration. Further, identifying ways to form connections between a play-based programme implemented at the preschool and the more didactic teaching and learning approaches within local schools. A blueprint on school transitions was developed that considered how local systems operate in both cooperative and opposing ways. The project identified multiple and complex factors that require consideration within the community to support children’s successful transition to school.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
       
  • Supporting Children with Disabilities in Low- and Middle- Income
           Countries: Promoting Inclusive Practice within Community-Based Childcare
           Centres in Malawi through a Bioecological Systems Perspective
    • Abstract: Abstract Given the narrow scope and conceptualisation of inclusion for young children with disabilities in research within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) contexts, we draw on a bioecological systems perspective to propose the parameters for a broader unit of analysis. This perspective situates human development within a specific cultural context in which family, peers and schooling are regarded as key in responding to young children with disabilities in a given setting. We outline a new bioecological model to illustrate the proximal and distal factors that can influence inclusive early development for children with disabilities within LMICs. To illustrate the relevance of this model to early child development research, we consider its application, as a conceptual framework, with reference to a research study in Malawi. The study was designed to promote greater inclusive practice for young children with disabilities in Community-Based Childcare Centres (CBCCs) with a particular focus on the role of the CBCC volunteer ‘caregiver’ in rural Malawi. It has significance for educators, service providers and researchers concerned with facilitating inclusive early development across national boundaries and contexts.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01
       
  • A Reciprocal Digital Relationship Between Home and School: A Case Study
           from Saudi Arabia Using Cultural–Historical Theory
    • Authors: Omar Sulaymani; Marilyn Fleer; Denise Chapman
      Abstract: Abstract Use of tablet technologies, like the iPad, are now commonly used in families and have become customary in the everyday lives of children. This paper explores how the use of iPads at school influences children’s activities at home and how children’s activities at school can be influenced by home activities. A case study of one child (aged 5.8 years) in Year 1 in a primary school in Saudi Arabia is presented to explore the relationship between children’s active engagement with iPads at home and school. In the case study, video observations of the child’s iPad activities at home and school are analysed. The research draws upon cultural–historical theory and concepts of demands and motives. The argument is made that the introduction of iPads into the classroom generates new demands on children and stimulates new motives towards the use of iPads in both the school and at home. This can generate a reciprocal digital relationship that advances child development in ways that support changes in classroom practices as well as at home.
      PubDate: 2018-06-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s13158-018-0217-9
       
 
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