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Research Papers

Variations in Staff Viewpoints regarding Children’s
Outdoor Play in Japanese ECEC Playgrounds

Machiko Tsujitani(Shiraume Gakuen University)
Kiyomi Akita (The University of Tokyo)
Kaori Ishida(Preschool Outdoor Environment Design Office)
Mariko MIYATA (Shiraume Gakuen University)
Yuta Miyamoto (The University of Tokyo)

ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Vol.12, No.2, May 2018, pp.57-78

 

To Enrich Children’s Experiences: The Introduction of Devices for Improving the Quality of Playgrounds

The Center for Early Childhood Development, Education, and Policy Research,
The University of Tokyo
The Cedep Research Group of ECEC Outdoor Environment

 

Presentation

EECERA 28th Conference

Oral Presentation

Designing the Guideline Booklet to Improve the Quality of Japanese Playgrounds
KIYOMI AKITA(1), MACHIKO TSUJITANI(2), YUTA MIYAMOTO(1), MARIKO MIYATA(2) AND KAORI ISHIDA(3)
(1)The University of Tokyo,Japan; (2)Shiraume Gakuen University, Japan;
(3)Preschool Outdoor Environment Design Office, Japan

 

Japanese ECEC practices regarding playground rules and their relation with values shared in each centre
MACHIKO TSUJITANI(1), KIYOMI AKITA(2), KAORI ISHIDA(3), MARIKO MIYATA(1)
AND YUTA MIYAMOTO(4)
(1)Shiraume Gakuen University,Japan; (2)The University of Tokyo, Japan;
(3) Preschool Outdoor Environment Design Office, Japan;
(4) The University of Tokyo/Japan Societyfor Promotion of Science, Japan

 

Parents’ perspective of parent–teacher relationships in early childhood education and care in Japan
SACHIKO NOZAWA, YUMI YODOGAWA,  KIYOMI AKITA, MIDORI TAKAHASHI AND TOSHIHIKO ENDO ENDO
The Centrefor Early ChildhoodDevelopment, Education and Policy Research
The University of Tokyo, Japan

 

The role and challenges of ECEC advisers in Japan: as a cornerstone of improving ECEC quality in local communities
YUMI YODOGAWA, SACHIKO NOZAWA AND KIYOMI AKITA
The Centre for Early Childhood Development, Education, and Policy Research.

The University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Poster Presentation

Prosocial behaviour of 4-6 years old children to peers:
natural observation in Japanese nursery school
KIRI NISHIDA, the University of Tokyo/ Graduate School of Education/ The Centre for Early Childhood Development; Japan

 

Impromptu Dialogue in Children’s Drawing Activities:
Focusing on Mutual Interactions to Negotiate the Drawing Frame

YUKARI HOTTA, The University of Tokyo, Japan

 

Early Start Conference 2017

 

Challenging process quality in Japanese ECEC settings (1): Results from the CEDEP large-scale staff survey

Sachiko Nozawa, Midori Takahashi, Yumi Yodogawa, Toshihiko Endo and Kiyomi Akita Center for Early Childhood Development, Education, and Policy Research (CEDEP) The University of Tokyo

 

Challenging process quality in Japanese ECEC settings (2): Introduction of the newly developed assessment tool in Japan

Yumi Yodogawa, Sakiko Sagawa, Sachiko Nozawa, Toshihiko Endo, Kiyomi Akita Center for Early Childhood Development, Education,and Policy Research (CEDEP) The University of Tokyo

 

How Do Preschool Children and Teachers Recognize Their Playgrounds?

Kiyomi AKITA (The University of Tokyo)
Yuta MIYAMOTO (The University of Tokyo / JSPS research fellow)
Machiko TSUJITANI (The University of Tokyo / JSPS research fellow)
Takayo SUGIMOTO (Aichi University / The University of Tokyo)
Mariko MIYATA (Shiraume Gakuen University)

Photographs are used with permission of preschools.