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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Dean, Caroline; Biehl, Maja Sbahi; Mellman, Anna – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
Two studies were conducted in the US and Denmark to examine parents' beliefs about the importance of play and nature experiences for early childhood development. Thirty parents in the US and 19 parents in Denmark completed semi-structured interviews with quantitative and qualitative elements. Although families in both contexts highly valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Young Children, Play
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J.; Nassar, Natasha; Roberts, Christine L. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Relatively little attention has been given to understanding different social and emotional behavior (SEB) profiles among students and their links to important educational outcomes. We applied latent profile analysis to identify SEB profiles among kindergarten students based on five SEBs: cooperative, socially responsible, helpful, anxious, and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Profiles, Student Behavior, Social Behavior
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Park, Juhee – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
The purposes of this study were to identify the qualities criteria of constructive play and the teacher's role to enhance the qualities of constructive play. The participants for this study were ninety-seven 5-year-old children (53 boys and 44 girls) attending one kindergarten located in S city, K province in South Korea. Ten research assistants…
Descriptors: Play, Teacher Role, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Kiziltepe, Gozde Inal – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to carry out the validity and reliability study of Number Sense Screener (NSS)'s Turkish version for 60-71 month-old children. The universe of the study in which general survey model was used consists of children at 60-71 months of age, who were continuing their education during the spring term of academic year…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Screening Tests, Young Children
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Blomgren, Henriette – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
This article contributes to the knowledge about artist-teacher collaboration by focusing on aesthetic processes in a partnership between pedagogues and artists in two Danish kindergartens over a period of 18 months. The research is within the framework of action research and links to the development project, "European Children of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Aesthetics, Artists
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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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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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Lau, Eva Yi Hung – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
Parental response, physical coercion and warmth and their relationships with childhood aggression were assessed with 277 children (142 boys; M age = 56.5 months, SD = 10.93 months) in Hong Kong. Results indicated that both fathers and mothers reported significantly more intervention strategies in response to hypothetical vignettes of physical…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Aggression, Parent Attitudes
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Bradbury, Alice – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
This article uses data from a research project exploring grouping practices based on 'ability' in classrooms for children aged 3-7 years in England to consider the relationship between teachers' views of ability and their ways of organising children. The widespread use of grouping with young children and the concomitant 'fixed-ability thinking' by…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Barriers, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Yuen, Lai Ha – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
The immigrant population in Hong Kong is steadily increasing every year. This immigrant population largely comprises families, most of whom have pre-school and school-age children. However, limited information is known on the practices that immigrant parents adopt when they become involved in their children's schooling. In the present study, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Parent Education, Parent Participation
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Oshiro, Aiko; Pihl, Agneta; Peterson, Louise; Pramling, Niklas – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
This study reports an analysis of how children in a Japanese kindergarten are scaffolded when facing the challenge of collaboratively retelling a "kitsune" story they have been told. What is referred to as a "kitsune" story is an example of a trickster tale with foxes as anthropomorphised animals. The participants were ten…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Story Telling
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Ihmeideh, Fathi – Education 3-13, 2019
The study investigates parents' perceptions of and engagement with their children's play in the context of Qatar. Quantitative data were collected using a questionnaire that was administered to parents of children aged 4-7 years old in Doha. A total sample of 240 parents responded to the questionnaire. Findings indicated that Qatari parents valued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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Yamamoto, Noriko; Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined gender differences in kindergarten students' ability for behavioural self-regulation and executive function in East Japan. One hundred and eleven 5-year-old children were assessed on behavioural self-regulation, inhibitory, and working memory tasks (direct measurement). Children's responses to the teacher's instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Executive Function, Self Control
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Meland, Aud Torill; Kaltvedt, Elsa Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate how gender manifests itself in Norwegian kindergarten, as observed by students during three weeks' work experience. The empirical basis was collated from 40 accounts of work experience from 20 kindergartens. Student kindergarten teachers' observations of how gender is expressed in kindergarten forms the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Gender Issues
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2019
Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study by Sharon Lynn Kagan and her colleagues, "The Early Advantage 2" extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
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