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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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Wu, Zhongling; Hu, Bi Ying; Fan, Xitao – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study investigated the cross-cultural validity of the Preschool Learning Behavior Scale (PLBS) in the Chinese cultural context. Multiple approaches were used for this purpose, including exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, criterion-related validity evidence, and internal consistency reliability estimates. The findings…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Cultural Relevance, Test Reliability, Factor Structure
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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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Coffino, Jesse Robert; Bailey, Chelsea – Childhood Education, 2019
While play seems a most natural activity for children, educators must innovate to incorporate "true play" that originates from the interests and direction of children themselves. The Anji Play approach is a model of innovative play-based education in China that is inspiring the world.
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Interests
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Chen, Weiyun; Gu, Xiaoqing; Wong, Lung-Hsiang – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Due to the time constraint and lack of concise contextualized classroom behavior indicators, current typical primary school classroom behavior management practices are ad-hoc and lack historical data support. To circumvent these problems, we designed a tablet-based classroom behavior management system (CBMS) for a primary school setting. The CBMS…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification
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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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Yang, Qian; Tian, Lili; Huebner, E. Scott; Zhu, Xinxin – School Psychology, 2019
Situated within a positive psychology perspective, the current study examined the relations among academic achievement, self-esteem, and subjective well-being (SWB) in school among Chinese elementary school students using a longitudinal mediation model. A total of 807 elementary school students (M[subscript age] = 9.43 years; 52.9% male) completed…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Self Esteem, Well Being
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Pirskanen, Henna; Jokinen, Kimmo; Karhinen-Soppi, Anu; Notko, Marianne; Lämsä, Tiina; Otani, Midori; Meil, Gerardo; Romero-Balsas, Pedro; Rogero-García, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The transition to formal education is a critical transition in children's lives that has importance for socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. In the transition process, teachers are key players who work intensively with children and their families. This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of children´s socio-emotional behavior during…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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Hu, Bi Ying; Li, Yuanhua; Wang, Chuang; Reynolds, Barry Lee; Wang, Shuang – Journal of Educational Administration, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between school climate and teacher stress. Specifically, the authors construct two parsimonious models to test two main hypotheses. First, whether preschool collegial leadership predicts teachers' job stress through the mediating role of teacher self-efficacy; second, whether…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Preschool Teachers, Stress Variables, Predictor Variables
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Du, Jianxia; Xu, Jianzhong; Liu, Fangtong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
The present study validated the Expectancy Value Scale (EVS) for teachers regarding information technology. Participants were 866 teachers from 58 kindergartens in China. Based on a randomly split sample, we used one half (n = 433) for exploratory factor analysis, and anther half (n = 433) for confirmatory factor analysis. Both EFA and CFA results…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Test Validity
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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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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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Zhao, Weiguo; Song, Yining; Zhao, Qi; Zhang, Ruixue – Educational Psychology, 2019
The subjects of this research were 776 pupils from grade three to grade six in Shandong Province, China. This study examined the influence of teacher support on students' reading engagement, and the mediating variables between those two factors, as measured by the perception of teachers' support scale, reading engagement scale, reading interest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Yang, Weipeng – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
School leadership plays a critical role in providing appropriate and sustainable curriculum practices. However, there remain significant knowledge gaps in understanding early childhood curriculum leadership in Chinese contexts. In order to examine early childhood curriculum leadership in such contexts, this study analyses and interprets data from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Curriculum
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Schmitt, Sara A.; Korucu, Irem; Purpura, David J.; Whiteman, Shawn; Zhang, Chenyi; Yang, Fuyi – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
This study investigated cross-cultural variation in the development of executive functioning (EF) across the preschool period for United States and Chinese children from low and high socioeconomic families using a longitudinal design. Participants included 216 preschool children (n = 125 from the US; n = 91 from Shanghai and Jiangxi, China). On…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Preschool Children, Socioeconomic Status, Longitudinal Studies
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