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Sak, Ramazan; Rohrmann, Tim; Sahin Sak, Ikbal Tuba; Schauer, Gabriele – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
A better gender balance is seen as an important factor for the future development of the ECEC work force. But are parents willing to accept men as teachers and carers for their children? What do parents expect from male ECEC professionals, and do attitudes of parents differ in relation to cultural backgrounds? This cross-cultural study analyses…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Males, Foreign Countries
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Olivares-García, M. A.; González-Alfaya, M. E.; Mérida-Serrano, R.; Muñoz-Moya, M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This dissertation assesses an innovation experience carried out by the RIECU network (Early Childhood Education Schools -Teachers' Centre- University). The aim is to enable children to investigate the wealth of their city's heritage through an inclusive proposal, due to the value of a paradigm of peaceful intercultural coexistence. 234 people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Young Children
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Ma, Junqian – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Transition to school is a critical period in child development and has raised great concern among contemporary studies. However, most studies focus on vertical transition and only a few investigate vertical and horizontal transitions as a whole. To bridge the gap, this paper explores how an immigrant Chinese child makes the horizontal transition…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Child Development, Asians, Foreign Countries
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Hayward, Kate; Raine, Jackie; Hendry, Carla – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This project seeks to understand the 'possible worlds, possible selves' (Carr, M., A. B. Smith, J. Duncan, C. Jones, W. Lee, and K. Marshall. 2010. "Learning in the Making." Rotterdam: Sense) afforded to children by collaborative imaginative play involving negotiation. We investigate how 3 and 4-year-olds achieve their ends through…
Descriptors: Imagination, Creativity, Play, Preschool Children
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Souto-Manning, Mariana; Martell, Jessica – Teachers College Record, 2019
Background: Racism remains a deep-rooted and pervasive feature of U.S. society. Racist ideas, defined by Ibram X. Kendi as "any concept that regards one racial group as inferior or superior to another racial group in any way," are major topographies in the current landscape of teacher education. Focus: Rejecting the production of racial…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Minority Group Students, Teacher Educators, Critical Theory
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Low, Sabina; Smolkowski, Keith; Cook, Clayton; Desfosses, Danielle – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This study examined the impact of a commonly adopted elementary universal social-emotional learning program, Second Step, on student social-emotional and academic outcomes following 2 years of implementation. The cluster-randomized wait-list control trial included 61 schools, 321 teachers, and 8,941 early elementary students across 2 states, with…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Günes, Gökhan; Sahin, Volkan – Education 3-13, 2019
This study examines pre-school children's learning styles by utilising a mathematical model. The model uses a Euclidean geometry algorithm to generate a graphical representation of the learning styles. The algorithm of the developed mathematical model was developed as a practical application of the theoretical assumptions. Index of Learning Styles…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Cognitive Style, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Rapp, Diotima J.; Engelmann, Jan M.; Herrmann, Esther; Tomasello, Michael – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Reputational concerns are known to promote cooperation. Individuals regularly act more prosocially when their behavior is observable by others. Here, we investigate 4- and 5-year-old (N = 144) children's reputational strategies in a competitive group setting. The aim of the current study was to explore whether children's sharing behavior is…
Descriptors: Young Children, Reputation, Peer Groups, Sharing Behavior
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Cyr, Stéphane; Charland, Patrick; Riopel, Martin; Bruyère, Marie-Hélène – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Serious video games (SVGs) are increasingly used as supplementary teaching tools for mathematics education. Several studies report their positive impact on student learning. However, these impacts are variable, and the success of the tools cannot be generalized or extended to all settings or disciplines without an in-depth look at the games…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Games, Design, Models
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Türkoglu, Bengü – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
The main aim of this study was to qualitatively analyze preschool teachers' opinions about the aggressive behaviors of children in the classroom. The phenomenology design, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. 46 preschool teachers selected by the maximum diversity sampling method constituted the study group. The data of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Children, Behavior Problems
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Robinson, Christine; O'Connor, Dee; Wildy, Helen; Neylon, Gerardine – Education 3-13, 2019
Childcare within Australia has undergone significant reform as a result of the implementation of the nationally mandated "Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework" [EYLF] (Department for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations [DEEWR]. 2009. "Belonging, Being and Becoming. The Early Years Learning…
Descriptors: World Views, Early Childhood Education, Empowerment, Foreign Countries
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Atatoa Carr, Polly E.; Reese, Elaine; Bird, Amy L.; Bandara, Dinusha K.; Grant, Cameron C.; Morton, Susan M. B. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
Infants are increasingly cared for by adults other than their parents. Here we describe non-parental infant care within a diverse cohort; and investigate the relationship between parents' antenatal intentions and actual infant care. 6822 New Zealand women were recruited during pregnancy and asked about their intentions for childcare. Non-parental…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Ólafsdóttir, Sara M.; Einarsdóttir, Jóhanna – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
Play is an important part of early childhood education and has been defined from different perspectives and paradigms. However, definitions of play have been studied more from adults' perspectives than from those of children themselves. This ethnographic research, with children aged three to five years and built on sociological constructs, will…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Play
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Bell, Courtney A.; Dobbelaer, Marjoleine J.; Klette, Kirsti; Visscher, Adrie – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2019
Observation systems are increasingly used around the world for a variety of purposes; 2 critical purposes are to understand and to improve teaching. As observation systems differ considerably, individuals must decide what observation system to use. But the field does not have a common specification of an observation system, nor does it have…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Instructional Improvement, Evaluation Methods, Systems Approach
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Simon, Antonia – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
OECD countries have established statistical collections to ensure quality within Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Focusing on one part of ECEC -- preschool 'childcare services' -- this paper critically reviews statistical collections specifically designed to measure childcare patterns in England alongside UK data collected for other…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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