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Ahnert, Lieselotte – International Journal of Developmental Science, 2016
In this commentary, Ahnert addresses the Beckh and Becker-Stoll's (2016) paper that characterized positive teacher-child relationships through high levels of closeness and low levels of conflict. Once teacher-child relationships are positively established, the children benefit the most in developmental domains which are considered typically weak…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Child Care, Preschool Teachers
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Morrison, Frederick J. – Early Education and Development, 2015
Over the past decade or so, the importance of self-regulation for academic development and later life success has become increasingly clear (Morrison, Bachman, & Connor, 2005). This article is a commentary regarding the articles in a special issue of "Early Education and Development," which broaden the understanding of the important…
Descriptors: Self Management, International Education, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Rodriguez, Ma del Carmen; Pena, J. Vicente; Fernandez, Carmen Ma; Vinuela, Ma Paulina – Gender & Education, 2006
In this paper we will show some of the results of research which took place in the Principality of Asturias (Spain). Its purpose was finding out the gender discourses used by nursery teachers. Although we will not provide an exhaustive list of all the conclusions reached so far, we will put forward one of the aspects which has been developed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Gender Differences, Interpersonal Relationship
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Wharton, Sue – Language and Education, 2005
There is now a considerable body of research into issues of gender representation in children's literature. This is no doubt partly due to the perceived importance of such representation for children's social and psychological development. In this paper I analyse gender representation in one stage of a reading scheme which is currently popular in…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Childrens Literature, Gender Differences, Early Reading
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Smidt, Sandra – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2004
Much has been written about literacy and popular culture but less about the role, if any, of popular culture in children's play. In view of the fact that play is recognized by many as a primary mode of learning, particularly in the early years, and also as an essential process in the representation of ideas and feelings, this is something that…
Descriptors: Play, Popular Culture, Young Children, Cultural Influences