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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Veziroglu-Celik, Mefharet; Garcia, Aileen; Colgrove, Amy; Raikes, Helen; Gönen, Mübeccel; Encinger, Amy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The current study is an examination of the teacher--child relationships (closeness and conflict) as a predictor of children's self-regulation in preschool, with a focus on child gender as moderator of associations between teacher--child relationships and children's self-regulation. Participants were 291 low-income children (159 males; 37-70 months…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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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; Garcia, Aileen S.; Esteraich, Jan M.; Encinger, Amy; Raikes, Helen H.; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Infants and Young Children, 2019
The demographic composition in the United States has undergone shifts due to increasing immigration. This may change the way we think about families and children in the United States, and it is important to include immigrant families in parenting research. This study examined the relations between parent-child relationships and preschool-aged…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
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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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Bejnö, Hampus; Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Klintwall, Lars; Långh, Ulrika; Odom, Samuel L.; Bölte, Sven – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Increasing rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and younger age at diagnosis pose a challenge to preschool intervention systems. In Sweden, most young autistic children receive intervention service in community-based preschool programs, but no tool is yet available to assess the quality of the preschool learning environment. This study adapted…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Community Programs
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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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Li, Xia; McFadden, Karen; DeBey, Mary – Early Education and Development, 2019
Planned instruction is an important teaching form in early childhood mathematics education, but some educators are concerned about its developmental appropriateness. The present study was undertaken to address this issue. One hundred and seven American preschool teachers participated in the study: They watched a video-taped math lesson that was…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Mathematics Education, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Henward, Allison Sterling; Turituri, Ronald; Tauaa, Mene – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
This article describes how, in our research with Head Start teachers in American Samoa, we combined video-cued multivocal ethnographic method (VCE) with traditional ethnographic approaches to understand our interlocutors' perspectives on curriculum and pedagogy, and the contrast between them and mainland US teachers using the same federally…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Ethnography, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Li, Xia; Liu, Song; DeBey, Mary; McFadden, Karen; Pan, Yue-Juan – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
In China, preschool curriculum has undergone reform and profound changes. Much remains unknown, however, regarding preschool teachers' teaching beliefs after 30 years of curriculum reform and adaptation. This study aimed to address the issue and investigate teachers' beliefs concerning teaching mathematics. Twelve preschool teachers in China…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Poulou, M. S.; Bassett, H. H.; Denham, S. A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Teachers are important socializers and provide students with experiences to further promote their social-emotional competences or shift their pathways towards emotional and behavioral difficulties. These experiences may vary depending on teachers' perceptions of their own emotional intelligence (EI) and beliefs about social and emotional learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Lin, Chia-Hui; Akita, Kiyomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences of American, Japanese, and Taiwanese kindergarten teachers' perspectives about clean-up time. The participants consisted of two female American kindergarten teachers in the southeastern US, two female Japanese kindergarten teachers on the main island, and two female Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Xinxin; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
An increasing number of parents in China are enrolling their preschool children in after-school programs provided by private, for-profit early learning centers. This study used a qualitative approach to explore how teachers in these centers understood and implemented play and play-based curricula. Data were collected by examining the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers
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LaForett, Doré R.; Mendez, Julia L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examined associations between parents' developmentally appropriate beliefs about young children's play and responsive parenting. Low-income parents and their children enrolled in Head Start programmes (n = 231) in the United States participated in the study. Responsive parenting skills (characterized by high levels of warmth and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Play, Preschool Children, Mother Attitudes
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