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Date: 2013
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/269610
Description: In Taiwan, current policy encourages parents to participate fully in their children's education and to regard themselves as their children's first teacher. There is, however, little data about whether ... More
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Date: 2012
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/202410
Description: Commercial phonics programmes (e.g. Jolly Phonics and Letterland) are becoming widely used in the early years of school. These programmes claim to use a systematic explicit approach, considered as the ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/145513
Description: Issues surrounding the introduction of English as a foreign language (EFL) instruction to children during the early childhood period are subject to much debate. Official government policies may not al ... More
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Date: 2011
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/146328
Description: Researchers have indicated that many children from Asian countries have the experience of learning English prior to school at home or at private institutes. The Taiwanese government promotes informal ... More
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Date: 2009
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/182118
Description: Early childhood education and care services in Australia are undergoing major reforms, following widespread community concern about the quality of provision in general and the viability of corporate c ... More
Reviewed: Reviewed
Date: 2008
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/77620
Description: Recent research has demonstrated that parents’ beliefs about their children's minds constitute an important environmental factor affecting children's development. One difficulty with this area of inve ... More
Reviewed: Reviewed
Date: 2008
Subject Keyword: 130100 Education Systems
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/77952
Description: Little is known about how children under 5 years respond to electronic texts. Traditional methods of transcription can record spoken language and paralinguistic features, but not the relations between ... More
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Authors: Torr, Jane
Date: 2008
Subject Keyword: 130100 Education Systems
Language: eng
Resource Type: book chapter
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/71093
Date: 2008
Subject Keyword: 130100 Education Systems
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/77961
Description: Singaporean preschool teachers are responsible for preparing their young students for a formal education that is predominantly conducted in English. What these teachers believe about how young childre ... More
Reviewed: Reviewed
Authors: Fleet, Alma | Torr, Jane
Date: 2007
Language: eng
Resource Type: book chapter
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/24569
Description: In this chapter, we explore reasons for assessing young children's literacy learning, as well as some of the controversies associated with this concept. Examples are provided of helpful strategies and ... More
Date: 2007
Subject Keyword: 130100 Education Systems
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/24418
Description: It is widely recognised that teachers' pedagogical practices are influenced by many factors, including their personal experiences, their theoretical knowledge and the institutional context in which th ... More
Reviewed: Reviewed
Authors: Torr, Jane
Date: 2007
Subject Keyword: 130100 Education Systems
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/24469
Description: Mature readers draw on a complex web of previous experiences when interpreting written and visual texts. Yet very little is known about how preschool children, who cannot yet read, make connections be ... More
Reviewed: Reviewed
Date: 2005
Subject Keyword: 130100 Education Systems
Language: eng
Resource Type: book chapter
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/25097
Description: 26 page(s)
Authors: Torr, Jane
Date: 2005
Language: eng
Resource Type: book chapter
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/6180
Description: One of the most exciting aspects of working with young children is watching them grow from newborns who communicate through crying and cooing, to confident young speakers who use language to represent ... More
Authors: Torr, Jane
Date: 2004
Language: eng
Resource Type: journal article
Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/6590
Description: This study analyses how pre-school children who differ in terms of maternal education respond to and interpret the images and written text in the same two picture books, one informational (The sleepy ... More
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