Space considerations: materials in the learning environment in three majority world preschool settings

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Prochner, Larry, Cleghorn, Ailie and Green, Nicole. 2008. "Space considerations: materials in the learning environment in three majority world preschool settings." International Journal of Early Years Education. 16 (3), pp. 189-201. https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760802343857
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Space considerations: materials in the learning environment in three majority world preschool settings

ERA Journal ID20173
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsProchner, Larry (Author), Cleghorn, Ailie (Author) and Green, Nicole (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Early Years Education
Journal Citation16 (3), pp. 189-201
Number of Pages13
Year2008
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0966-9760
1469-8463
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760802343857
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09669760802343857
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This paper draws on the comparative and qualitative data from a triple case study carried out in three semi-rural early childhood education centres in Canada, India, and South Africa. The primary objective of this four year study was to provide in-depth understanding of the ways in which policy, practice, and culture intersect in semi-rural contexts. This article focuses on the organisation and use of materials in the preschool space as a means to examine the interplay between indigenous cultural norms as these relate to working with children and trends towards uniformity or globalisation of early childhood practice.

Keywordscomparative education; international education; pedagogy; curriculum; preschool
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390401. Comparative and cross-cultural education
390302. Early childhood education
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Alberta, Canada
Concordia University, Canada
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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