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Beneke, Margaret R.; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
Reading literature to engage young children in critical discussions about race -- and how it impacts their daily lives -- is a promising practice. This study examined how two teachers and eight young children talked about skin colour as they read books about racial diversity, and the extent to which participation structures and conversational…
Descriptors: Race, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Altun, Dilek – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Theory of mind (ToM) skills involve young children's mentalizing ability to be aware of their own selves and other individuals' thoughts, beliefs, desires, and intentions (mental states). The social cognition skills are essential for processing complex social relations and overcoming interpersonal difficulties in communication. Previous studies…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Senol, Fatma Betul; Turan, Figen – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
This study aims to conduct Turkish adaptation, validity and reliability studies of the Teacher Rating Scales of Early Academic Competence. This study also aims to examine and improve early academic competence thoroughly on the basis of teachers' ratings in Turkey, and lastly to contribute an assessment and measurement instrument to the literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rating Scales, Turkish, Test Validity
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Håkansson, Jan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2019
This article presents the results of a qualitative study with the aim of contributing to an understanding of preschool managers' leadership in systematic quality work in a Swedish context. In line with the Education Act and the preschool curriculum, systematic quality work is compulsory in all Swedish preschools. This consists of several steps,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Administrators, Leadership
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Ren, Lixin; Fan, Jieqiong – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Popular parenting literature has often emphasized the importance of establishing predictable routines during early childhood. Using a sample of 688 Chinese preschool-aged children, the current study examined how child routines were related to parent-child relationships and self-regulation. This study first examined the psychometric properties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Self Control
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Hast, Michael – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Various developmental studies have demonstrated that implied object weight is a key variable in children's interpretations of motion, such as predicting the objects' speeds. An additional bias in predictions of object motion is representational momentum (RM), where objects are anticipated to be found in a location farther along in the direction of…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Toddlers, Foreign Countries, Age Groups
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Peppler, Kylie; Wohlwend, Karen; Thompson, Naomi; Tan, Verily; Thomas, AnnMarie – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
While circuitry lessons have traditionally been first introduced in late elementary school, they remain challenging conceptually for undergraduates in physics and engineering courses. Seeking to provide a higher quality and earlier introduction to circuitry learning for young children (ages 3-5), this paper investigates the affordances of…
Descriptors: Electronics, Physics, Preschool Education, Nursery Schools
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Johnson, Anna D.; Finch, Jenna E.; Phillips, Deborah A. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Publicly funded center-based preschool programs were designed to enhance low-income children's early cognitive and social-emotional skills in preparation for kindergarten. In the U.S., the federal Head Start program and state-funded public school-based pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs are the two primary center-based settings in which low-income…
Descriptors: Low Income, School Readiness, Preschool Children, Disadvantaged Youth
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Bryan, Nathaniel – Gender and Education, 2019
Play is a gendered activity among young children, especially boys. Boys often tend to be more actively engaged in the (re)production of gendered play. However, most research studies and conceptual papers have misread, ignored, devalued, or scrutinized the gendered ways Black boys engage in play. This idea is particularly true for Black boys who…
Descriptors: Masculinity, Sex Role, Cultural Influences, Young Children
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Nilsson Jobs, Elisabeth; Bölte, Sven; Falck-Ytter, Terje – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Preschool informants may provide valuable information about symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of ratings by preschool staff with those by parents of 3-year-old children using the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment Preschool Forms. The sample consisted of 32 children at…
Descriptors: Autism, Preschool Children, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Warin, Jo – Gender and Education, 2019
This paper aims to open up the rationales that are used to argue for an increase in male participation in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce. Two theoretical concepts are highlighted and compared: gender balance and gender flexibility. An ethnographic study was conducted in one unusual nursery that has five male workers, using…
Descriptors: Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Fairness, Early Childhood Education
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Wodon, Quentin – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Serving the poor is a prime component of the mission of Catholic and many other faith-based schools. Do the schools succeed in doing so? This paper and a companion paper focusing on learning aim to answer this question. In this paper, the focus is on schooling or enrolment in school. The paper considers first global and regional data on the number…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Poverty, Preschool Education
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Kalmpourtzis, George – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This paper presents a teaching experiment with preschoolers, considering games as means for presenting problem-based situations and focusing on the development of game design in connection to problem posing skills. The study was conducted in a focus group of eighteen 5-6-year-old students who participated in game design sessions, compared to a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Problem Solving
Reynolds, Arthur J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Arthur Reynolds describes the significance, development, and effects of preschool to 3rd grade approaches. This school reform strategy integrates services and supports transitions, thereby increasing achievement, sustaining gains, and realistically reducing achievement gaps. Evidence from the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program is reviewed to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, Instructional Effectiveness
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Reinke, Stephanie; Peters, Lacey; Castner, Daniel – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
This article is a commentary developed by three early childhood teacher educators who are concerned about the negative consequences of contemporary policy trends in the United States. The commentary critically examines the influence of quality improvement in early childhood as it relates to environmental rating systems and the use of teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Early Childhood Education, Futures (of Society)
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