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Aleksic, Gabrijela; Merrell, Christine; Ferring, Dieter; Tymms, Peter; Klemenovic, Jasmina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Young children's socio-emotional skills are important for understanding their own and others' behaviors and interactions. No study in Serbia has investigated this before. In this study, we explored the links between early socio-emotional skills, behavior, and mathematics and literacy performance of preschool children in Serbia over time. Children…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Development, Emotional Development, Literacy
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Olsen, Bent – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2019
This article presents a study on plausible correlations between social background and educational values in a group of 700 employees in 80 Danish kindergartens. It investigates whether the pedagogical efforts of the staff are indebted to their living milieus of upbringing. The basic premises of research are developed along Pierre Bourdieu's theory…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Kindergarten, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Li, Jian-Bin; Lau, Eva Yi Hung – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined the contribution of teacher-student conflict at kindergarten to the child's school adjustment in primary school using a Hong Kong sample. It investigated self-regulation as a mediator and parents' positive relations with others as a moderator in that transition. At Time 1 (T1), kindergarten teachers reported…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Conflict
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Naude, Mariana; Meier, Corinne – South African Journal of Education, 2019
Foundation phase teachers in South African schools follow a socio-constructivist approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics, which entails that learners experiment freely with concepts and are encouraged to communicate and share their thoughts and ideas. In an effort to understand the impact that the physical learning environment, such…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Muratori, Pietro; Lochman, John E.; Bertacchi, Iacopo; Giuli, Consuelo; Guarguagli, Elena; Pisano, Simone; Gallani, Anna; Mammarella, Irene C. – School Psychology International, 2019
The Coping Power Program has been adapted as a universal prevention model (Coping Power Universal) aimed to reduce children's behavioral difficulties in Italian primary and nursery classes. The current study aimed to determine whether the version of the Universal Coping Power for pre-schoolers could reduce behavioral problems in school and home…
Descriptors: Coping, Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Hedlin, Maria; Åberg, Magnus; Johansson, Caroline – Education Inquiry, 2019
Many countries call for more men to be teachers in early childhood education and care (ECEC). In Sweden, the issue has been discussed since the early 1970s, but despite these discussions there is little Swedish research that examines the notions and expectations associated with male teachers. International research has found that perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Males
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Hertz, Sarah; Bernier, Annie; Cimon-Paquet, Catherine; Regueiro, Sophie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to examine the unique and interactive contributions of the quality of mothers' and fathers' relationships with their toddlers to the prediction of children's subsequent executive functioning (EF). The sample included 46 low-risk middle-class families. The quality of mother-child and father-child interactions was assessed…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Executive Function, Fathers, Mothers
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Al-Shanawani, Hania M. – SAGE Open, 2019
This study sought to evaluate the self-learning curricula of a kindergarten in Saudi Arabia by applying the context, input, process, product (CIPP) model. To this end, the study utilized a mixed-method design, where teachers (N = 420) had been randomly selected and surveyed, and school inspectors (N = 15) had been interviewed. Furthermore, a…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Kindergarten, Young Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Hardy, Ian; Reyes, Vincente; Hamid, M. Obaidul – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
This paper critiques recent practices in schooling, particularly efforts to enhance student learning outcomes for more performative purposes. Such practices have become increasingly prevalent as part of a broader trend towards results-oriented accountability practices, with concomitant pressures upon teachers and students to achieve particular…
Descriptors: Accountability, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
Mirvahedi, Seyed Hadi – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
Language planning and policy has evolved from considering policy as one of states' affairs at its early stages to how policy actors exercise their agency to appropriate and enact policy in micro and local contexts. Ethnography of language policy is predominantly used today to explore why policies are enacted in a certain way and not otherwise,…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Policy Analysis, Ethnography, Social Theories
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Park, Sukyoung; Mo, Yeunsuk – Journal of Beliefs & Values, 2019
This article explores the self-reflection and introspection practised by Korean teachers in early childhood institutions from the perspective of "Won"-Buddhism. With a phenomenological research methodology, it observes the internalised dialogue experienced by teachers while writing a 'mind diary' to reflect on the emotions, thoughts,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Buddhism, Reflection, Reflective Teaching
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Monti, Fiorella; Farné, Roberto; Crudeli, Fabiola; Agostini, Francesca; Minelli, Marianna; Ceciliani, Andrea – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to investigate the influence of Outdoor Education (OE) on different areas of development in 1-3-year-old children attending Italian nursery schools. The sample was composed of 160 children (1-3-year-old) divided into a first group (Traditional), with 76 children attending nursery schools with traditional educational activities;…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Child Development, Comparative Analysis, Preschools
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Koivula, Merja; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Rautamies, Erja; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Kindergarten teachers from different cultural backgrounds attribute various meanings to children's autonomy. There seems to be cultural differences in early childhood education curricula with regard to how a child's autonomy is described and how it is supported. This qualitative study asks: how do teachers narrate their perspective and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Neifeald, Edni; Nissim, Yonit – International Education Studies, 2019
This article constitutes the continuation of a research process that investigated models and methods for co-teaching in the "Academia Class" program in the Ohalo Academic College (Nissim & Naifeld, 2018). The article focuses on the contribution of this program to all those who participated in it, identifying co-teaching practices and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Educational Practices, Student Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Janson, Harald; Lamer, Kari – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of social competence for children's development, well-being, and learning. Thus age- and context-appropriate measures are needed. This study addresses the structural validity of the Lamer Social Competence in Preschool (LSCIP) scale, developed to accommodate the Nordic model of early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Child Development, Well Being
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