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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Yoon, Jiyoon; Martin, Leisa A. – Research in Science Education, 2019
Previous research studies in early childhood teacher education have indicated that teacher candidates are not adequately prepared to demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to teach science to all children including culturally and linguistically diverse students. To address this issue, the researchers provided 31 early childhood teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
Barata, Clara – OECD Publishing, 2018
The first years of life lay the foundations for a child's future development and learning. Many countries have increased their financial support for provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) over the past years. More recently, the focus of debate has been shifting from expanding access to affordable ECEC to enhancing its quality. A…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
OECD Publishing, 2018
While the benefits of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to better learning are now widely acknowledged, a widespread and accessible provision for these services also helps support gender equality in the workforce. In particular, the availability, intensity, reliability and affordability of ECEC play an important role in engaging…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Early Childhood Education, Womens Studies, Mothers
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Louie, Jennifer Yu; Wang, Shu-wen; Fung, Joey; Lau, Anna – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2015
Previous research suggests that adult perceptions of children's social competence may vary depending on the socialization goals in a given cultural context. There is also ample evidence of cultural differences in values concerning emotional display, with East Asian collectivistic contexts favoring restraint and Western individualistic contexts…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Asian Americans, Anglo Americans, Preschool Children
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Go, Youngmi; Kang, Jinju – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it investigates the self-images of science teaching held by early childhood pre-service teachers who took constructivism early childhood science education courses. Second, it analyzes what aspects of those courses influenced these images. The participants were eight pre-service teachers who took these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Concept
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Vasinda, Sheri, Ed.; Szabo, Susan, Ed.; Johnson, Robin D., Ed. – Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, 2015
The theme for the 58th annual conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) was Bridging Cultures Through Literacy. In the first section of the Yearbook, Parker Fawson's presidential address captures the unique nature of ALER and its role in his professional development, and then moved beyond to capture the changing…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Reading Comprehension, Common Core State Standards
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Steed, Elizabeth A.; Noh, Jina; Heo, Kay H. – Infants and Young Children, 2014
This study examined the implementation of critical features associated with positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in early childhood classrooms in the United States and South Korea. Each country has a distinct approach to providing early education for young children. There is some evidence that preschool teachers' approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Behavior Modification
Jeong, Hyunjeong – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The educational practice known as inclusion, which is based on values of equal opportunity and diversity, enables students with disabilities to attend the same general education classes as typically developing peers. Inclusion is a legal requirement in the United States and South Korea, but factors facilitating inclusion likely differ across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Lokteff, Maegan; Piercy, Kathleen W. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2012
We present the argument that the meaning of child care and the policies that address it are explicitly linked with national ideologies, work force participation, economic success, and child outcomes. The relationship between family and child care policies is cyclical in nature, with a nation's ideology and vision of family often driving child care…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Global Approach, Ideology, Foreign Countries
Trivette, Carol M.; Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Meter, Diana – Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, 2012
Meta-analyses of the findings from 29 studies including 4,194 early childhood practitioners showed that different practitioner belief appraisals (endorsement, importance, self-efficacy) were related to the intent to use and the adoption and use of different kinds of early childhood practices (developmentally appropriate practices, curricular…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs
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Wanless, Shannon B.; McClelland, Megan M.; Acock, Alan C.; Ponitz, Claire C.; Son, Seung-Hee; Lan, Xuezhao; Morrison, Frederick J.; Chen, Jo-Lin; Chen, Fu-Mei; Lee, Kangyi; Sung, Miyoung; Li, Su – Psychological Assessment, 2011
The present study examined the psychometric properties of scores from a direct measure of behavioral regulation, the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders task (HTKS) with 3- to 6-year-old children in the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. Specifically, we investigated (a) the nature and variability of HTKS scores, including relations to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Behavior Problems, Cross Cultural Studies
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Piburn, Donald Edward – Young Children, 2010
A gender-diverse workforce is becoming the global goal for high-quality early childhood programming. Having a balance of female and male early care and education (ECE) professionals supports greater flexibility in the gender role expectations of young children and helps girls and boys avoid stereotypic assumptions about gender. This article lists…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Sex Role, Young Children, Males
Adamson, Peter – UNICEF, 2008
A great change is coming over childhood in the world's richest countries. Today's rising generation is the first in which a majority are spending a large part of early childhood in some form of out-of-home child care. At the same time, neuroscientific research is demonstrating that loving, stable, secure, and stimulating relationships with…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Social Change
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