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Peter, Tracey – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2018
This study examines the influence of religious affiliation on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two spirit, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ)-inclusive practices. Using data from a national survey of educators from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, multivariate analyses of variance models were employed in order to test the effects of religious affiliation…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Inclusion, Educational Practices, Homosexuality
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Besnard, Thérèse; Letarte, Marie-Josée – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
It is believed children stand to benefit from a greater male teacher presence in early childhood education (ECE) where, internationally, the vast majority of ECE teachers are female. This study (N = 180) examines the relationship between children's social adaptation and the educational practices of 53 ECE teachers, 23 (44%) of which were male.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Adjustment
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Mughal, Muhammad Kashif; Ginn, Carla S.; Perry, Robert L.; Benzies, Karen M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
We explored longitudinal effects of a two-generation preschool programme on receptive language scores in children (n = 78) at age 10 years, living with low income. Scores at four time-points, programme intake, exit, age 7, and age 10 years were measured using the "Peabody picture vocabulary test" (3rd ed.). Effects of culture…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Harwood, Debra; Tukonic, Stephanie – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Self-constructed perceptions of early childhood educator professionalism were explored in a small-scale mixed-method survey using convenience sampling. Fifty-four educators in Ontario, Canada participated in the study and shared their views related to professionalism. A mixed-methodology was employed using an electronic questionnaire composed of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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Kotsopoulos, Donna; Makosz, Samantha; Zambrzycka, Joanna – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
In this research we explored the relationship between spatial activities in the home and spatial ability at the start of formal schooling at age four. In total, 30 children participated in this research. Data sources included a demographic questionnaire, a survey of at home spatial activities, and standardized testing in verbal and non-verbal…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Correlation, Activities, School Readiness
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Rahbari, Noriyeh; Vaillancourt, Tracy – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2015
Executive functions (EFs) and intelligence were examined concurrently and longitudinally in 126 preschool children. EF was assessed using the Flexible Item Selection Task (FIST) and the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Preschool Version (BRIEF-P). Children's intelligence was assessed using the Verbal and Performance subtests from…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Executive Function, Intelligence, Preschool Children
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Lynch, Jacqueline; Owston, Ron – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2015
Given the limited research on preschool teachers' beliefs about teaching language and literacy in the preschool years, as well as on their conceptual understanding of children's language and literacy development, this study examined the beliefs of 79 preschool teachers who had at least a 2-year diploma in early childhood education. All were…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Language Acquisition
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Skarakis-Doyle, Elizabeth; Izaryk, Kristen; Campbell, Wenonah; Terry, Alexandra – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2014
This study examines preschoolers' acquisition of the maxims of the Cooperative Principle and the sociocognitive scaffolds that support this acquisition. In Study 1, 84 children between 3 and 5 years old were required to make passive judgments of violations of the Cooperative Principle. Results showed that children consistently identified…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Cooperation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Age Differences
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Golos, Debbie B.; Moses, Annie M. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
With the increase in research on multiliteracies comes greater interest in exploring multiple pathways of learning for deaf children. Educational media have been increasingly examined as a tool for facilitating the development of deaf children's language and literacy skills. The authors investigated whether preschool deaf children (N = 31)…
Descriptors: Deafness, Preschool Children, Literacy Education, Language Acquisition
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Evans, Mary Ann; Saint-Aubin, Jean – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
When preschoolers listen to storybooks, are their eye movements related to their vocabulary acquisition in this context? This study addressed this question with 36 four-year-old French-speaking participants by assessing their general receptive vocabulary knowledge and knowledge of low-frequency words in 3 storybooks. These books were read verbatim…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Vocabulary Development, Receptive Language, Preschool Children
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McIntosh, Kent; Craft, Calli B.; MacKay, Leslie D. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
Despite an increasing need for culturally relevant curricula, what is considered culturally responsive and how it is assessed is under-researched. The present study examined the perceived cultural responsiveness and effectiveness of an early intervention program designed to teach early language skills and expose students to Indigenous culture, the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Education, Speech Skills
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Gomez-Garibello, Carlos; Saykaly, Christine; Moore, Kelsey; Talwar, Victoria – Educational Research Quarterly, 2013
The majority of research investigating children's lie-telling behavior has focused on lay people and legal professionals' abilities to detect deception. Fewer researchers have assessed educators' abilities to evaluate the veracity of children's reports of bullying. In this study, educators' abilities to detect true and false accounts of bullying…
Descriptors: Deception, Child Behavior, Bullying, Teacher Student Relationship
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Tremblay, Line; Rinaldi, Christina M.; Lovsin, Tanya; Zecevic, Cheryl – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The general objective of this study was to assess parents' perceptions of their preschooler's body weight, and the association between children's current weight status and parental feeding strategies. A sample of 150 parents of three- to five-year-old children (72 girls and 78 boys) completed questionnaires on sociodemographic information,…
Descriptors: Females, Questionnaires, Eating Habits, Males
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Guy, Jacalyn; Rogers, Maria; Cornish, Kim – Infant and Child Development, 2012
The development of executive functions in the preschool years is not fully understood. Although there exists a large body of research investigating the maturation of executive functioning in school-aged children, little is known about the emergence of such skills, in particular inhibition, among preschool-aged children. Understanding developmental…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Inhibition, Visual Perception, Auditory Perception
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Duncan, Greg J.; Morris, Pamela A.; Rodrigues, Chris – Developmental Psychology, 2011
Social scientists do not agree on the size and nature of the causal impacts of parental income on children's achievement. We revisit this issue using a set of welfare and antipoverty experiments conducted in the 1990s. We utilize an instrumental variables strategy to leverage the variation in income and achievement that arises from random…
Descriptors: Family Income, Preschool Children, Attribution Theory, Academic Achievement
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