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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Early childhood teachers' educational beliefs and their use of computers in the classroom

Chen, Weigh-Jen. 1997 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997. Typescript. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 185-196). Also available on the Internet.

Intimate interloper the contextualized life histories of four early childhood educators

Kinard, Timothy Allen. 2006 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2006. Vita. Includes bibliographical references.

"We are used to it" : explorations of childhood perceptions of danger and safety in living in the Johannesburg inner city.

Kent, Lauren 5 September 2014 (has links)
This thesis is an exploration of the daily realities of childhood in the Johannesburg inner city, investigating how the children understand and negotiate the possible dangers and probable safeties of the inner city. Growing up in the inner city is an image few think is possible. However, throughout my research I will argue for a conceptualisation of childhood that speaks to the urban public spaces in the Johannesburg inner city and an inner city that speaks to the a new childhood in South Africa. I have used danger and safety negotiation as the bridge between studies of the Johannesburg inner city and studies of a South African childhood, and as a bridge in the gap between theories on childhood and theories on the city. I investigate the ways that the children negotiate the everyday dangers in the city and develop practices of safety, and how these practices and avoidance techniques speak to the reality of living in the inner city. The very nature of the congested inner city offers a freedom that many suburban childhoods lack, and that the children experience an independent mobility within an infamously dangerous space speaks to the changes within the inner city often hidden behind the skewed opinion of many of the Johannesburg inner city. I make a claim that the inner city offers more freedom of mobility that is expected. This mobility is a relatively simple and well practiced form of creating visibility within the pedestrian congestion of the city. These practises of visibility, I argue, is heavily reliant on the layout of the inner city and the ways in which children understand the dangers that face them. As such, their safety practices are a complex network of sharing cautionary stories and avoidance techniques. For most children, this environment is also the only space that they know and therefore, what to outsiders might seem a dangerous, chaotic and confusing space is to the children just their everyday experience. These are the stories about which I write.

Association between clinical characteristics and TB investigation results in HIV-infected children treated for TB at a government sector paediatric HIV clinic in Soweto, South Africa

Fairlie, Lee 10 September 2014 (has links)
No description available.

Spirometric studies in children, with special reference to asthma

Heese, Hans de Villiers 1959 (has links)
This thesis is a report on the value and limitations of the practical application of the Forced Expiratory Volume and Forced Vital Capacity test in children aged from 7 to 16 years. The first part deals with review of the literature on lung function and evolution of the Forced Expiratory Volume and Forced Vital Capacity test. The method and apparatus used in the test, the establishment of "normal values", the correlation of these values and certain anthropometric data, the establishment of prediction formulae for normal values, a study of the effect of factors such as sex, "learning" and repeatability, posture, daily and day-to-day variations, and the inhalation of isoprenaline on these normal values are reported. The second part deals with the practical application of the test in various pathological conditions affecting the cardio-respiratory system. The effect of respiratory disorders on ventilatory function is reported and an attempt is made to assess the effect of management, medical treatment and prognosis of a respiratory disorder at any given stage of that disorder acknowledging always that the complete evaluation of a patient requires more than laboratory tests.

An investigation of the key factors in a parent involvement kindergarten readiness intervention program

Barnett, Sharon K. 1982 (has links)
No description available.

The role of the Wilms tumour gene WT1 in leukaemia and familial Wilms tumour

King-Underwood, Linda 1998 (has links)
No description available.

An examination of antenatal factors in the aetiology of childhood malignancies

McKinney, P. 1986 (has links)
No description available.

Heroes and heroines or just like us? : young people's views on childhood in children's books

Elsley, Susan 2009 (has links)
Childhood is socially constructed and holds profound meaning for contemporary society. Although children are increasingly seen as social agents, the dominant view is that children are unable to make substantial contributions to society due to their immaturity and minority status. Childhood theorists have countered this by emphasising the importance of seeking children’s views, an approach which underpins this study. Children’s books provide ideological sources for constructing and understanding childhood. They have a cultural role in representing childhood to children and adults and are widely perceived to be a resource for children’s education and socialisation. In addition, children’s books are written, produced and their use is mediated by adults. This study aims to find out if books provide a space for children in a predominantly adult constructed world by exploring what young people think about the ways in which childhood is represented in children’s books. The research was undertaken with young people aged 10 to 14 years, concentrating on the lower and higher end of the age group, and took place in schools. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used with 158 young people taking part in a questionnaire survey and 43 participating in interviews. The study found that young people were active co-constructors, rather than passive recipients, of representations of childhood in children’s books. Young people demonstrated that they were skilled text handlers who acknowledged the influence of other media on their engagement with books although there were marked differences in their reading interests depending on age and gender. Young people were interested in fiction which portrayed assertive and competent depictions of childhood which they could relate to their own experience as well as enjoying reading about young characters with powers and skills which were extraordinary. Young people did not view childhood or the depiction of childhood negatively, accepting it as a state of being rather than one of becoming, hence contributing to their own understandings of childhood.

Teachers' beliefs about socializing children's emotional development in preschool

Sung, So Young 2006 (has links)
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-07, Section: A, page: 2459. Adviser: Daniel J. Walsh. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 218-227) Available on microfilm from Pro Quest Information and Learning.

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