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Poulou, Maria S.; Reddy, Linda A.; Dudek, Christopher M. – School Psychology International, 2019
Teachers' perceptions of self-efficacy are one of the few individual characteristics that predict teacher practice. There is limited research linking teachers' perceptions of self-efficacy and actual classroom practices. The study examined teacher' perceptions of self-efficacy and actual instructional and behavior management practices using the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
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Kluczniok, Katharina; Mudiappa, Michael – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This paper focuses on the influence of socio-economic risk factors and different aspects of the home learning environment in early childhood on children's language competencies (vocabulary and grammar skills). The assumption is that children with more risk factors have lower competencies, but the home learning environment (measured by everyday…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, At Risk Persons, Family Environment, German
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Tsuda, Emi; Chang, Seung Ho – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article introduces a sequence of movement tasks to teach one-handed sidearm striking with a short implement to preK- to second-grade children. Although one-handed sidearm striking is a complex skill, learning this skill during early childhood would expand future opportunities for children to engage in various lifetime physical activities.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 2, Grade 1
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Noel, Andrea M.; Lord, Kathleen M.; Varga, László – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
As teachers worldwide struggle to serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families who do not speak the dominant language, the authors present a research-based scenario illustrating practices in Hungarian preschools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Recchia, Susan L.; Puig, Victoria I. – New Educator, 2019
This reflective narrative explores the voices of two participants in the Early Childhood Professional Mentoring Group (ECPMG), created in response to our graduates' concerns about their lack of support as they entered the field of inclusive early childhood education. Building on their existing relationships with each other, and with us as their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion
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Pérez Navío, Eufrasio; Medina Domínguez, María; Cachón Zagalaz, Javier – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2019
This research aims to obtain knowledge of the perception of last year's students in Pre-primary and Primary Education Degrees and Secondary Education, Vocational Education and Languages Education in Teachers University Master (better known as Training Teachers Master or Secondary Education Master) at Jaen University (UJA) and the National Distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Zhang, Xiao; Hu, Bi Ying; Ren, Lixin; Huo, Shuting; Wang, Meifang – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
This chapter addresses how child-, family-, and school-level characteristics are associated with Chinese children's academic skill development during their preschool years. Academic skills are defined in terms of young children's emergent competencies in academic domains including literacy, mathematics, and science. First, we review the relations…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Skill Development, Family Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Pavão, Inês; Santos, Fernando; Wright, Paul M.; Gonçalves, Francisco – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
The teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model has been considered a valuable tool for children to reach their full potential in life. However, little research has been conducted with the TPSR model in preschool contexts. The purpose of the present study was to understand the experiences of a program leader while implementing a…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Ali, Özdemir; Cansu, Kaygisiz – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The main purpose of this study is to reveal the view of preschool teachers who are in the first five years of the occupation about mentoring programs applied to them. To reveal the experiences and opinions of the teachers, the qualitative research design, phenomenology, was used. To determine the preschool teachers who are in the first 5 years of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Cunningham, Christine – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
The aim of this work is to learn more about the Expert Review Group (ERG), a small but powerful team of bureaucrats in Western Australia's Department of Education whose role is to inspect the quality and standards of pre-K to year 12 government schools. Critical education policy analysis is utilised. Iterative understandings were developed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inspection, School Visitation, Educational Policy
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Paganelli, Andrea; Wrenn, Melissa – SRATE Journal, 2019
The present study addresses the complex challenge of showing how teacher candidates created original children's literature in the form of digital stories for their P-12 students within a clinical model. Through a step-by-step process, the researchers explain how to create digital stories that align with standards and students' needs. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preservice Teachers, Childrens Literature
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Guo, Karen; Kuramochi, Kiyomi – Issues in Educational Research, 2019
This study addresses children's Kyoiku (education) as it is explored by two kindergartens in Japan. It reports how the teachers, parents and children defined and experienced children's education and draws on the sociocultural concepts to understand their perspectives. Situated in the personal, educational, and sociocultural landscape of the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational Experience, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Altun, Dilek – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The integration of technology into education is a substantial issue for supporting and updating teachers' professional development in today's world and bringing up digitally literate generations and well-educated human capital. Studies have shown that technology integration in education is a complex and multidimensional issue. TPACK transcends the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Süral, Serhat – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
This study concerns the investigation of pre-service teachers' competencies in lesson planning from different perspectives. In this respect, it is intended to develop a roadmap to figure out the pre-service teachers' competency levels in lesson planning pertaining to a four-year- education program. The study was designed as a quantitative study…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Slutsky, Ruslan; Tuul, Maire; Gol-Guven, Mine; Kragh-Müller, Grethe; Foerch, Daniela Fenu; Paz-Albo, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Increased emphasis on academics has led to play becoming a controversial and topical issue in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Although play has been extensively researched we still lack consensus on what play is and how play is actually implemented and used in ECEC classrooms. The present cross-cultural study aims at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Correlation, Play
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