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Sjö, Nina Madsen; Kiil, Astrid; Jensen, Peter – Infants and Young Children, 2021
This study compares teachers' perspectives on three assessment instruments for socioemotional development in early childhood, which differ in their emphasis on strengths and difficulties in this domain: the Caregiver-Teacher Report Form (C-TRF), the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, Teacher version (SDQ-T), and the Social Emotional…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Comparative Analysis
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Ozgun, Songul Yasemin; Capri, Burhan – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Purpose: In the pre-school period, an active sense of curiosity, the most important developmental feature of children, is directed toward sexuality. In this context, it was aimed to develop a questionnaire to measure the sexual knowledge of children and to develop a sexuality education program based on the information level on sexual issues, and…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Readiness, Knowledge Level
Barnett, W. Steven; Jung, Kwanghee – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2021
Early learning experiences at home and in classrooms build the foundations for children's later success in school and life. The pandemic has upended home life and preschool programs, making it more challenging for both parents and communities to provide optimal learning experiences for young children. These changes are likely to have important…
Descriptors: Pandemics, Preschool Children, COVID-19, Learning Experience
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Windlinger, Regula; Warwas, Julia; Hostettler, Ueli – School Leadership & Management, 2020
Although research generally attests to the beneficial role of transformational leadership (TL) for school effectiveness, little empirical work has distinguished individual- from group-focused dimensions of TL and analysed their relationships with target variables at the individual and group level of followers simultaneously. Using a dual effects…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness, Principals, Administrator Behavior
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Zhang, Zhonghua – Applied Measurement in Education, 2020
The characteristic curve methods have been applied to estimate the equating coefficients in test equating under the graded response model (GRM). However, the approaches for obtaining the standard errors for the estimates of these coefficients have not been developed and examined. In this study, the delta method was applied to derive the…
Descriptors: Error of Measurement, Computation, Equated Scores, True Scores
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Ching, Teresa Y. C.; Hou, Sanna; Seeto, Mark; Harkus, Samantha; Ward, Meagan; Marnane, Vivienne; Kong, Kelvin – Deafness & Education International, 2020
Ear infection or otitis media (OM) occurs in many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at a young age and tends to persist over a long period of time. Chronic OM is associated with conductive hearing loss that reduces a child's access to sounds. This can have a negative impact on development of listening and communication skills. Primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diseases, Pacific Islanders, Young Children
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2019
This book contains a compilation of papers presented at the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2019, organized by the World Institute for Advanced Research and Science (W.I.A.R.S.). Modern psychology offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology
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Thomas, Benjamin R.; Lafasakis, Michael – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
This study evaluated the effects of an acceptability questionnaire on classroom aides' treatment integrity during implementation of behavioral intervention plans, using a multiple-probe-baseline across-participants design. Four classroom aides in a special education preschool classroom rarely used procedures recommended to manage the challenging…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Questionnaires, Teacher Aides
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Ward, Sharon; Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the transference of an informational brochure elucidating the importance of developmentally appropriate practice, along with assessing the interplay between prior implicit beliefs about educating and raising children and the informational brochure. Participants included 210 college students who completed…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Printed Materials, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Rearing
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Linberg, Anja; Kluczniok, Katharina; Burghardt, Lars; Freund, Jan-David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although observational instruments are considered to be the gold standard for measuring toddler childcare quality, large-scale studies often have to rely on interviews or questionnaires. However, it remains unclear whether such reports can serve as reliable indicators for childcare quality. The present study used the ITERS and FCCERS to examine…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Child Care, Evaluation Methods, Questionnaires
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Bowers, Jason P.; Cassellberry, Joseph J.; Isbell, Daniel; Kyakuwa, Julius; Li, Yining; Mercado, Emily M.; Wallace, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to describe the use of recorded music in child care centers during naptime. Using a cross-sectional survey design, administrators and teachers from 62 child care centers in Louisiana responded to an online questionnaire designed to gather information about children's sleep habits and teacher perceptions of music…
Descriptors: Music, Sleep, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Nur, Imray; Arnas, Yasare Aktas – International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 2019
In this study, the replicability of the factor structure of The School Liking and Avoidance Questionnaire [SLAQ] for Turkish preschool children and the psychometric properties of the scale were investigated. The SLAQ consists of 14 items and is used to assess children's emotional and behavioral participation in school based on children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Factor Structure, Preschool Children
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Fjelkner, Annika; Hakansson, Andreas; Rosander, Pia – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2019
What do we need to know about our students to better provide for more equitable outcomes? Who will succeed depends on many factors, and student personality traits constitute one factor that has received less attention in the engagement and teaching literature. The aim of the present study is to add to discussions on teaching in higher education by…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, College Students, Majors (Students), Preschool Teachers
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Kong, Siu-Cheung; Wang, Yi-Qing – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study aims to establish a robust measurement to obtain a comprehensive understanding of perceptions of programming education (POPE) of teacher and principal groups. In this study, the POPE scale contains three dimensions: (a) understanding in programming (UP), (b) support for programming (SP), and (c) expectation of programming (EP).…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Computer Science Education
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Fyfe-Johnson, Amber L.; Saelens, Brian E.; Christakis, Dimitri A.; Tandon, Pooja S. – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2019
Children who spend more time outdoors are more physically active and have fewer behavioral problems than those who spend less time outdoors. No studies to date have evaluated physical activity and behavioral outcomes in an exclusively outdoor nature preschool setting. The aim of this study was to examine differences in objectively measured…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Preschool Education
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