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Lin, Xunyi; Li, Hui – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Parental beliefs about play and learning are part of the "belief-context" of early childhood development and can thus make a key difference for the child. Previous studies have focused on cross-cultural comparisons, and therefore have neglected intra-cultural variations. This study sampled 163 Chinese mothers with children aged two to…
Descriptors: Asians, Mothers, Play, Academic Achievement
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Zhu, Jie; Li, Hui; Hsieh, Wu-Ying – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Inclusive education has been promoted in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong since the 1990s, and it has now spread to pre-primary education. Without qualified teachers and sufficient resources, however, it is difficult to implement inclusion in early childhood settings. This case study investigated how inclusive education was practised in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The goal of this study was to explore the inter-parental differences and the major clusters of Chinese parenting profile in a sample of preschoolers' fathers and mothers in urban China. Eighty-six Chinese couples in Shenzhen completed a parenting style questionnaire, and four couples were interviewed to provide additional illumination. A paired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Preschool Children, Fathers
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Lin, Xunyi; Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study explores the constructs of Chinese mothers' and fathers' engagement in toddlers' play in the daily context. A sample of 238 parents of toddlers (M = 30.43 months, SD = 3.45) completed a newly-developed instrument, the Chinese Parental Involvement in Toddler Play Activity Questionnaire (CPITPAQ), to report their play engagement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Lin, Xunyi; Li, Hui; Yang, Weipeng – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: The current study explored the ethnotheories of 6 Chinese families regarding their young children's play in Shanghai, the most Westernized metropolis in China. A triangulation of multiple data sources was established through in-depth interviews, home visit observations, and 1-week recordings of child's daily play activities. The…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Progressive Education, Individual Differences, Early Childhood Education
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Yang, Weipeng; Datu, Jesus Alfonso D.; Lin, Xunyi; Lau, Michelle Marie; Li, Hui – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This meta-analysis examined 29 (quasi-)experimental studies that involved low-income children ages 3 to 5 who might be subject to risks of academic failure and other negative outcomes. Compared to the controls, children who learned with social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula demonstrated significantly improved…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, At Risk Students, Academic Failure, Social Development
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Jiang, Yong; Li, Peiwei; Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigated the relationships between perceived teacher empowerment, job satisfaction, and organizational climate among 206 randomly sampled kindergarten teachers in Shanghai, China. Chinese versions of the School Participant Empowerment Scale, the Teacher Work Satisfaction Survey, and the Organizational Climate Scale were validated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Empowerment
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Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: A growing number of young children encounter group learning environment for the first time when entering preschool at age 3, yet their parents and teachers have no means to discern whether they are ready for this challenge. To address this uncertainty, this study developed and validated the Chinese Preschool Readiness Scale…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Liang, Lu Yao; Wu, Dandan; Li, Hui – Journal of Child Language, 2019
This study investigated the development of temporal adverbs in early childhood Mandarin. All cases of temporal adverbs indicating the past, present, and future were extracted from the Early Child Mandarin Corpus (168 children in four age groups: 2;6, 3;6, 4;6, 5;6). Data analyses indicated: (1) Mandarin-speaking children produced a repertoire of…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Preschool Children, Form Classes (Languages), Age Groups
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Yang, Weipeng; Li, Hui – Curriculum Journal, 2019
School-based curriculum development (SBCD) has been advocated to enhance the quality of early childhood education within the context of modernization and globalization. However, few studies have examined how the social change and globalization may shape the early childhood curriculum. This study examined SBCD in two Shenzhen kindergartens via…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Kindergarten