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Wood, Peter – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper raises questions about social and emotional learning (SEL) as a facilitator of all children's social, emotional and behavioural skills. Drawing on qualitative data, in the form of group and individual interviews with a range of primary school and early years staff members across four case studies, the findings indicate that children's…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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McCree, Mel; Cutting, Roger; Sherwin, Dean – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper presents a longitudinal mixed methods study tracking 11 children (aged 5-7 on entry), defined as disadvantaged in multiple ways, i.e. social, behavioural and economic. They attended weekly Forest School and outdoor learning sessions over three years. The study investigates the project's impact on the children in terms of their academic…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Disadvantaged, Intervention, Forestry
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de Medeiros Silva, Suzana Cinthia Gomes; de Oliveira, Maria Marly; de Oliveira, Gilvaneide Ferreira – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study is part of a dissertation which aims to explore and understand the role of play in the teaching-learning process at elementary level in a public school at Pernambuco, Brazil. We opted for a qualitative approach, using the interactive methodology, interviews by the technique of hermeneutic-dialectical circle, observations of science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Qualitative Research, Hermeneutics
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Scott-Weich, Bridget; Yaden, David B., Jr. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This case study examined the effects that the processes of private speech and materialization (using line underscores as word placeholders) had on the emergent writing behaviours of one, six-year-old student who was enrolled in an auditory--oral deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) first-grade classroom situated on a large urban public school campus.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literacy Education, Deafness, Grade 1
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Eskelä-Haapanen, Sirpa; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examines preschoolers' beliefs concerning their transfer into primary education. Data from 1386 Finnish preschoolers were obtained using interviews with parents at the end of the children's preschool year. The qualitative content analysis revealed categories, which encompassed peer relationships, relationship with teacher, learning,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Beliefs, Foreign Countries, Parents
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Children's transition to primary school is affected by numerous factors. Many teachers, expect that children will have the academic and socioemotional competencies to negotiate and deal with new experiences they may encounter in a new learning environment. With an aim of contextualising our understanding of the transitory period from pre-primary…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Timmons, Kristy; Pelletier, Janette – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
In this study, we explored the influence of kindergarten children's perspectives of school on their literacy and self-regulation outcomes. Children's early perspectives were captured in a three-question, finger-puppet interview. Responses to the interview questions were coded thematically as being academic and/or social in nature, and were…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Kindergarten, Longitudinal Studies, Puppetry
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Wong, Mun – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study explores how children's perceptions of stress factors and coping strategies are constructed over time. Children were interviewed before and after they made the transition from preschool to primary school. This study also explores teachers' and parental strategies in helping children to cope with stress at school. The sample included 53…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Coping, Interviews, Preschool Children
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Davis, Belinda; Degotardi, Sheila – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This paper explores the construction of "care" in early childhood curriculum and practice. An increasing number of infants are attending formal early childhood settings in Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011. "Childhood education and care, Australia, June 2011." (4402.0). Retrieved from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Fekonja-Peklaj, Urška; Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The aim of this qualitative study was to evaluate the positive and negative aspects of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) and tablet computers use in the first grade of primary school from the perspectives of three groups of evaluators, namely the teachers, the pupils and an independent observer. The sample included three first grade classes with…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interactive Video, Educational Technology, Laptop Computers
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Lee, Scott; McDonough, Andrea; Bird, Jo – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Self-talk has been recognised as an important tool used by children to regulate their thinking and behaviour. Existing studies typically characterise children's self-talk according to broad categories that do not allow for investigation of self-regulatory aspects of children's internalised self-talk. The findings reported in this paper are based…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Self Management
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Zdunowski-Sjoblom, Nicole – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Family interviews were conducted with 28 7-12-year-old children who had experienced various forms of bullying and relational aggression by their peers, as well as with their parent and with an older sibling. Interviews explored possible supportive strategies of older siblings, parents, and teachers. All bullied children reported negative feelings…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Preadolescents, Bullying
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Lau, Eva Yi Hung – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Parents' perceptions and practices of parental involvement during the transition from kindergarten to primary school were captured through individual interviews with 18 Chinese parents after their children had entered primary school. The responses revealed that in order to facilitate children's adjustment during school transition, parents tended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes
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Honig, Alice S.; Mennnerich, Meghan – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The curricula for young children rarely provide specific teaching about how to conserve earth's resources. Yet, adults need to help children early in life become aware of and actively involved in ecologically sensitive and sound practices. Interviews were conducted individually with 41 children (4- to 6-year-olds; 7- to 9-year-olds and 10- to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Age Differences
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Murray, Jane M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Children's research abilities have become increasingly recognised by adults, yet children remain excluded from the academy. This restricts children's freedom to make choices in matters affecting them, underestimates their capabilities and denies children particular rights. The present paper reports on young children's problem-solving as part of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Young Children, Case Studies
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