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Ma, Junqian – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Transition to school is a critical period in child development and has raised great concern among contemporary studies. However, most studies focus on vertical transition and only a few investigate vertical and horizontal transitions as a whole. To bridge the gap, this paper explores how an immigrant Chinese child makes the horizontal transition…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Child Development, Asians, Foreign Countries
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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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Ohle, Kathryn A.; Harvey, Hattie A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This empirical study examined educators' perceptions of kindergarten readiness, within the context of a larger study on the perceptions and use of the Alaska Developmental Profile, a mandated kindergarten entry assessment (KEA). The participants (n = 17) were primarily kindergarten teachers with varying years of experience. Data were collected…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Profiles
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Alesi, Marianna; Pecoraro, Donatella; Pepi, Annamaria – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
Executive functioning (EF) is a key cognitive process for development. Little is known about EF in Kindergarten children at risk for developmental coordination disorder (DCD), despite this age being one of the most critical and intensive period of motor and cognitive development. In our investigation we compared EF in kindergarten children at risk…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Kindergarten, Young Children, At Risk Students
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Andrews, Kathryn J.; Wang, X. Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
To address the lack of research in early science learning and young children's informal science experiences, this exploratory case study investigated a 7-year-old girl's (Abigail) emergent science competencies and how they are related to her science experiences in everyday family contexts. Data sources included observations, interviews, parent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Family Environment, Informal Education, Competence
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Stein, Kerli; Veisson, Marika; Õun, Tiia; Tammemäe, Tiiu – Education 3-13, 2019
Transition from early childhood education to primary school is a complex phenomenon. This situation, moving from one educational system to another, is exciting, but can also be stressful for the child, her family and preschool teachers. Smooth transition to primary school helps children feel secure, relaxed and comfortable in their new…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, School Readiness
Newton, Nicki – Eye on Education, 2019
In this book from bestselling author Dr. Nicki Newton, you'll learn how to level math workstations to engage K-2 students in meaningful, purposeful, rigorous practice. We know students don't learn at the same pace, so how do we take into account where they are and differentiate instruction? Dr. Nicki has the answers, showing how leveled…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Primary Education, Workstations, Individualized Instruction
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Buek, Katharine W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Children's approaches to learning (AtL) has been identified in research and policy as a key domain of children's school readiness. However, relatively little is known about the child and family factors that shape early AtL, how it varies in the general population, or how it develops and changes through the early years of schooling. This…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Processes, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Lago, Oliva; Rodríguez, Purificación; Escudero, Ana; Dopico, Cristina; Enesco, Ileana – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
The current study investigated whether children's conformity to a majority testimony influenced their willingness to revise their own erroneous counting knowledge. The content of the testimonies focused on conventional rules of counting, by means of pseudoerrors (i.e., unconventional counts) occurring during a detection task. In this work…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Social Behavior, Mathematics Instruction, Computation
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Magro, Sophia W.; Utesch, Till; Dreiskämper, Dennis; Wagner, Jenny – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Though it is well-established that self-esteem develops from childhood well into old age, little is known about the processes that influence this change, especially among young populations. This international, cross-sequential study examined the development of self-esteem in 1599 second-graders (Age M[subscript T1] = 7.99, SD[subscript T1] = 0.52…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Child Development, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Willoughby, Michael T.; Wylie, Amanda C.; Little, Michael H. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Children with higher levels of executive function (EF) skills consistently demonstrate higher levels of academic achievement. Despite the consistency of these associations, fundamental questions remain about whether efforts to improve an individual child's EF skills result in corresponding improvements in his or her academic performance. In the…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Achievement Gains
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Yoon, Haeny S.; Templeton, Tran Nguyen – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Haeny Yoon and Tran Nguyen Templeton explore the challenges of listening to children in both classrooms and research that purports to center young children. Through two stories from their respective studies, Yoon and Templeton highlight the complexities of following children's leads given the competing agendas situating…
Descriptors: Listening, Young Children, Adults, Childrens Attitudes
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Pratt, Megan E.; Swanson, Jodi; van Huisstede, Lauren; Gaias, Larissa M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2019
Multiple, simultaneous stressors in the family context during early childhood may compromise healthy adjustment to school, with potential long-term implications. Moreover, stressors across multiple contexts (e.g., home and school) can exacerbate the negative influences of stress on children's functioning. We investigated associations between…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Standardized Tests, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Adjustment
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Visser, Margaretha M.; Juan, Andrea L.; Hannan, Sylvia M. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: The acquired skill set prior to school entry has emerged as an important issue in research and policy internationally. Much evidence exists advocating the importance of early numeracy and literacy skills in later academic achievement and economic outcomes of students. Aim: The goal of this study was to determine the association between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
Drawing on kindergarten teachers' and University departments' reactions to the Greek government's initiative to adopt an integrated Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) system, the present study aimed to explore how various ECEC professional groups working in the two main preschool programs operating in Greece define different aspects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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