By exploring the key issues, arguments and messages that exist in the field, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Early Childhood provides an international, comparative look at aspects of early childhood education and care. Pedagogical practices, learning cultures and the professional development of practitioners are considered within the wider political agenda of different countries. Pertinent policy and practice issues, such as numeracy and literacy, are carefully examined. Theodora Papatheodorou and Janet Moyles highlight how important it is to engage with and listen to children, to provide positive learning encounters.

Teaching Linear Measurement in the Israeli Kindergarten Curriculum

Teaching linear measurement in the Israeli kindergarten curriculum


This research investigated the influence of the implementation of a linear measurement concepts programme in a kindergarten in Israel. The research aimed to create a new understanding of existing theories on the development of mathematical concepts in kindergarten children and to define issues that would help kindergarten educators to develop a programme to support these concepts. The findings indicated that the designed programme enhanced the children's understanding and that their linear achievement level was markedly higher than that of a control group, even after a period of seven months. This suggests that a structured study programme has the capability of long-term enhancement of mathematical knowledge in young children and that ...

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