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Pandya, Samta P. – Religious Education, 2018
Based on a one-year longitudinal experimental study with 3,782 kindergarten school children across 15 countries, this article examines the association between prayer and happiness. Results show that the post-test scores on the faces scale were higher for the participant group who had taken the prayer lessons vis-à-vis the comparison group.…
Descriptors: Scores, Cross Cultural Studies, Christianity, Pretests Posttests
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Lin, Chia-Hui – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the similarities and differences in American and Taiwanese children's perspectives of tidy-up time. The participants consisted of 25 American kindergarteners in the southeastern US, and 25 Taiwanese kindergarteners from central Taiwan. Children were asked to respond to five questions regarding tidy-up time.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Childhood Attitudes, Differences
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Tse, Linda F. L.; Siu, Andrew M. H.; Li-Tsang, Cecilia W. P. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2017
Visual-motor integration (VMI) is the ability to coordinate visual perception and motor skills. Although Chinese children have superior performance in VMI than U.S. norms, there is limited information regarding the performance of its basic composition of VMI in regard to visual and motor aspects. This study aimed to examine the differences in…
Descriptors: Perceptual Motor Coordination, Visual Perception, Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten
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Hu, Bi Ying; Fan, Xitao; Gu, Chuanhua; Yang, Ning – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This study examined the applicability of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Pre-K (Pianta, La Paro, & Hamre, 2008) and its underpinning framework of teaching through interactions in typical Chinese kindergarten classrooms. A sample of 180 kindergarten classrooms in China was selected, and the CLASS was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rating Scales, Kindergarten, Teacher Student Relationship
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Shah, Mira B.; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Clark, Teresa P. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
To effectively provide early interventions to children, identifying those who are in need of these interventions is essential. In India, several problems hinder the process of early identification, including a lack of standardized measures for assessment. This study investigates the utility of the Bracken School Readiness Assessment, Third Edition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, School Readiness, Young Children
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Kang, Jennifer Yusun – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2012
This study examined whether there are bilingual advantages in terms of phonological awareness (PA) for children acquiring two phonologically and orthographically different alphabetic languages and investigated the emergent literacy factors that explain variances in their PA, in comparison to monolingual children. The study participants comprised…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Phonological Awareness, Korean, English
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D'Onise, Katina; Lynch, John W.; McDermott, Robyn A. – Australian Journal of Education, 2010
While there is some evidence of long-term social benefits from early childhood educational interventions conducted in socially disadvantaged populations in the USA, there is limited evidence of similar benefits in different populations and countries. This study examined a range of social outcomes of adults aged 34-67 years who, between 1940 and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Human Capital, Preschool Education, Disadvantaged
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Furnes, Bjarte; Samuelsson, Stefan – Dyslexia, 2010
In this study, predictors of reading and spelling difficulties among children learning more transparent (Norwegian/Swedish) and less transparent (English) orthographies were examined longitudinally from preschool through Grade 2 using parallel versions of tests. A series of logistic regression analysis indicated three main findings. First,…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Spelling, Phonological Awareness, Grade 2
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Hall, Katrina Willard; Hargis, Jace – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
On a recent visit to Murmansk, Russia to explore collaborative possibilities between the University of North Florida and Murmansk State Pedagogical University (MSPU), two educators jumped at the chance to visit a local kindergarten. As a former kindergarten teacher, one was curious to see how this kindergarten varied from what she had experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Allen, Ann Taylor – History of Education, 2006
Kindergarten pedagogy, which was based on educational play and cognitive development, was designed by the German Friedrich Frobel in the 1840s to train the future citizens of the new state that liberals aspired to create. It created a professional role for women, whom Frobel believed were innately gifted teachers of young children. German…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten, Educational History
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Taylor, Satomi Izumi; Rogers, Cosby Steele; Dodd, Arleen Theresa; Kaneda, Toshiko; Nagasaki, Iku; Watanabe, Yasuhiro; Goshiki, Toru – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2004
Early childhood teachers' understandings of play were examined in a qualitative comparative study of 41 Japanese and 41 American participants. Qualitative analysis of the data yielded five themes: the power of living, the opportunity to learn and to develop, fun activities, child's work, and the opportunity to explore nature. Two themes emerged in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Surveys, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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Baader, Meika Sophia – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2004
This contribution compares entries on Friedrich Froebel and the kindergarten in German and United States' histories of education from 1857 to 1933. In the American histories, Froebel appears as the great "hero" of education of the 19th century, whereas in the German histories, Pestalozzi is the "hero." This difference in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Politics of Education, Public Education