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ERIC Number: EJ953695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Cypriot Pre-Service Kindergarten Teachers' Beliefs and Intensions about the Importance of Teacher/Child Interactions
Sakellariou, Maria; Rentzou, Konstantina
Early Childhood Education Journal, v39 n6 p413-420 Jan 2012
Although a host of research has explored the association between beliefs and practices, limited research has been conducted exploring the association between beliefs and intensions. The present study aimed to explore Cypriot pre-service kindergarten teachers' self-reported beliefs and intensions about the importance of teacher/child interactions and the relationship between them. Interaction has been chosen to be the focus of the present study due to the fact that research results indicate that one of the most important indicators of the quality of early childhood education and care is sensitive and responsive caregiving. Research results indicated that participating pre-service kindergarten teachers favor sensitive and appropriate caregiving. Thus, beliefs have been found to predict the sample's intensions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus