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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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Dunst, Carl J.; Espe-Sherwindt, Marilyn; Hamby, Deborah W. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The analyses described in this paper permitted an evaluation of whether capacity-building professional development practices were related to early childhood intervention practitioners' reported use of capacity-building family-centered practices. This was ascertained by structural equation modeling for two different types of family-centered…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Structural Equation Models
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Kaplan, Heather – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2019
This article draws comparisons between young children's material explorations and the national and global politics surrounding the U.S.--Mexico border in order to theorize early childhood art education and art education curricular approaches, practices, and policies. Border theories of fluidity and new materialist notions of becoming are discussed…
Descriptors: Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Politics
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Yoon, Jiyoon; Martin, Leisa A. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Previous research studies in early childhood teacher education have indicated that teacher candidates are not adequately prepared to demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to teach science to all children including culturally and linguistically diverse students. To address this issue, the researchers provided 31 early childhood teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Moss, Peter; Urban, Mathias – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
In this colloquium, the authors provide an update on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's proposal for an International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study, the 'first wave' of which is now being implemented in three countries: England, Estonia and the USA. The authors argue that as the International Early Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, International Organizations