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Wong, Mun; Power, Thomas G. – Early Education and Development, 2019
This longitudinal study examined the association between Chinese children's coping strategies and depressive symptoms within the context of the transition from preschool to primary school in Hong Kong. Research Findings: Principal component analyses of children's strategies for coping with stress during the transition to school revealed three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Coping, Student Adjustment, Depression (Psychology)
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Fung, Wing-kai; Chung, Kevin Kien-hoa; Cheng, Rebecca Wing-yi – Early Education and Development, 2019
The present study investigated gender differences in social mastery motivation, vocabulary knowledge, behavioral self-regulation, and socioemotional skills and examined the relationships among this knowledge and these skills by gender. Participants were 134 Chinese children (68 boys, M age = 3.80; 66 girls, M age = 3.89) and their parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Social Behavior
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Nelson, Larry J.; Evans-Stout, Cortney – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' beliefs about and responses to children's withdrawn behaviors (reticence and solitary-passive behavior) and aggressive behaviors (relational and physical aggression) on the playground across grades (preschool through 2nd grade) and by gender. Participants included 171 female…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Withdrawal (Psychology), Aggression
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Scherr, Marla; Johnson, Tricia Giovacco – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores how three early childhood teachers working in grant-funded preschools within a public school context construct and negotiate their professional identities. Teachers share narratives that contribute to an understanding of how their beliefs, knowledge, and practice are marginalized by the context in which they work. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Preschool Education, Public Schools
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Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio; Pasta, Tiziana; Prino, Laura Elvira – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Playing is essential for the development of higher psychological functions. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that playing constitutes an essential step in children's socio-cognitive development by describing playtime as the indicator of the gradual overcoming of self-centred thinking, with a view to acquiring new social adjustment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Nursery Schools, Imitation
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Hu, Bi Ying; Fan, Xitao; Wu, Yan; LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Song, Zhanmei – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Growing international evidence points to high-quality teacher-child interactions in early learning environments as key contributors to children's learning and development. Little is known, however, about the longitudinal effects of these experiences, particularly in the Chinese context. In this study, we addressed the question…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Sjoe, Nina Madsen; Bleses, Dorthe; Dybdal, Line; Tideman, Eva; Kirkeby, Henriette; Sehested, Karen Krag; Nielsen, Hanne; Kreiner, Svend; Jensen, Peter – Early Education and Development, 2019
Sound assessment tools are needed to evaluate effects of mathematics interventions that familiarize children with early mathematics concepts before they enter the formal school system. We developed a short version of an existing early mathematics tool based on analyses of data collected in a nationally representative Danish sample. Research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Mathematics Tests
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Carroll-Meehan, Catherine; Bolshaw, Polly; Hadfield, Eleanor – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This paper examines the extent by which the four domains of the sustainable early childhood leadership model were evident in the experiences of New Leaders in Early Years (NLEY) participants. This original piece of research explores the impact of pedagogical leadership and focuses on participants recruited to a national pilot to make a difference…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Leadership, Disadvantaged Youth
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Kotaman, Hüseyin; Balci, Asli – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of two storybooks -- one with realistic and one with non-realistic characters -- on children's comprehension performance. Children's performances in character and event recall, reasoning and problem-solving were compared. The participants were 100 young children enrolled in 1 of 13 classes at 4…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Preschool Children
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Vitiello, Virginia E.; Whittaker, Jessica V.; Mulcahy, Christina; Kinzie, Mable B.; Helferstay, Laura – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: Although interest in preschool science is growing, there are few observational measures of science teaching capable of advancing research or supporting professional growth among teachers. To address this gap, the current article presents the development and validation of the Preschool Science Observation Measure (PSOM), which…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Preschool Children, Science Instruction
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Niikko, Anneli; Ugaste, Aino – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This study examined Estonian and Finnish teachers' conceptions of their own learning and of possible ways to learn. Altogether, 70 teachers participated in the study. Theoretical and methodological solutions were directed according to the phenomenographic approach. For most teachers, learning appeared to be at the surface level and focused on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Birkeland, Åsta – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Regulation of time is an important structuring tool of everyday practices in kindergarten. Despite the fundamental importance, investigation of temporal patterns have been underestimated in early childhood education research. The purpose of this article is to illuminate how ideas of childhood and children's cultural formation are embedded in the…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Educational History, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Rivalland, Corine; Armstrong, Lauren C.; Monk, Hilary – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Early childhood education has undergone immense change over the years. In Australia, this has included the introduction of curriculum and quality frameworks [ACECQA. 2012. "National Quality Framework." http://acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/the-national-quality-standard; DEEWR. 2009. "Belonging, Being and Becoming: The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Guidelines
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Newman, Linda; Leggett, Nicole – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is increasingly used by and with teachers to counter discourses and policies of top-down standardisation. Growing numbers of researchers advocate benefits as the learning and empowerment of educators, and the sense of achievement for university researchers when they research with rather than about educators. We focus here on…
Descriptors: Action Research, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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Leggett, Nicole; Newman, Linda – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Practitioner research is an approach increasingly used by and with teachers, including in early childhood (EC) education. Studies outlining the benefits of educator engagement in research show learning, empowerment and self-determination in professional direction. There is also a sense of achievement for university researchers when they research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Context, Mentors, Sociocultural Patterns
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