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Curriculum in Primary Education (Australia)

Nicola Yelland

Nicola Yelland is Professor of Early Childhood Studies at Flinders University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Primary schooling and curriculum in Australia In Australia, primary school begins, for most children, at the age of five, and it is compulsory for the children of Australian citizens and permanent residents (Australian Government 2016...

Historical Context in Higher Education (Canada)

Melody Viczko

Melody Viczko is Assistant Professor at Western University, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Changes in higher education over time The history of Canadian higher education (HE) is linked to its colonial past, with the first formal institutions emerging from religious ministries in early French and British colonial times. Scholars...

Health, Well-being and Welfare in Youth (Canada)

Susan C. Rodger

Susan C. Rodger is a psychologist and associate professor at Western University, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Current data about youth health and well-being As described by Mikkonen and Raphael in their 2010 report on the social determinants of health in Canada, the primary factors that shape the lives of Canadians are the living conditions...

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Early Childhood Education (Finland)

Noora Heiskanen

Noora Heiskanen is a university teacher in the Department of Education at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Riitta Viitala

Riitta Viitala is a lecturer in the Department of Education at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Definition and approach to special education In Finland, early childhood education and care (ECEC) consists of services for children from birth to approximately 7 years of age (mandatory preprimary year for 6-year-olds and preceding ECEC...

Transitions in Early Childhood Education (Finland)

Kirsti Karila

Kirsti Karila is a professor at the University of Tampere, Finland . Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Laura Rantavuori

Laura Rantavuori is a doctoral researcher at the University of Tampere, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Types of transitions In Finland, children encounter both vertical and horizontal transitions (see Vogler et al. 2008) during their early years. The best recognized types of transitions are the vertical transitions from home to early...

Curricula: Domestic Higher Education (Japan)

Robert Aspinall

Robert Aspinall is Professor and Chair of Academic Affairs at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Designing, approving, and implementing HE curricula Establishment of new universities, new faculties, or any changes related to the size of student enrolment is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science...

Bilingualism and Multilingualism in Early Childhood Education (Mexico)

Rosa Guadalupe Mendoza-Zuany

Rosa Guadalupe Mendoza-Zuany is a researcher at the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marco Antonio Delgado-Fuentes

Marco Antonio Delgado-Fuentes is a senior lecturer in childhood at the University of Derby, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Understanding bilingualism and multilingualism According to the 2015 Mid-Census Survey (Institute for Statistics, Geography and Informatics [INEGI] 2015), one out of ten inhabitants in Mexico speaks an indigenous language. This percentage...

Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education (New Zealand)

Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips

Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips is Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Nature of child observation In Aotearoa New Zealand the observation and assessment of children is based on principles of formative assessment with a goal of encouraging children’s dispositions to learn (Carr 2001; Carr and Lee 2012...

Overview of Early Childhood Education (Norway)

Karin Hognestad

Hognestad is Associate Professor-PhD at University of South-East Norway, Norway Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...In Norway, early childhood education (ECE) is seen as the first step in the educational system for lifelong learning. Although ECE is voluntary, 91.3 percent of all Norwegian children attend ECE. This is an increase of 0.2 percent from...

Assessment in Higher Education (South Africa)

Johann Dreyer

Johann Dreyer is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies at the University of South Africa, South Africa Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Faculty member evaluation Higher education (HE) institutions in South Africa (SA) are obliged to include student evaluations of faculty as part of their quality assurance measures (Council for Higher Education [CHE] 2004). In some...