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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Veziroglu-Celik, Mefharet; Garcia, Aileen; Colgrove, Amy; Raikes, Helen; Gönen, Mübeccel; Encinger, Amy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The current study is an examination of the teacher--child relationships (closeness and conflict) as a predictor of children's self-regulation in preschool, with a focus on child gender as moderator of associations between teacher--child relationships and children's self-regulation. Participants were 291 low-income children (159 males; 37-70 months…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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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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McFarland, Laura; Laird, Shelby Gull – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study contributes to the understanding of early childhood educators' and parents' attitudes and practices in relation to outdoor risky play for children. This study included 26 early childhood educators and 112 parents in rural and metropolitan areas of Australia and the United States. Participants completed an online survey about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leisure Time, Play, Risk
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Busio, Dionne Sills; Boone, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The Third Edition of the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was evaluated for its effectiveness as an international assessment tool for use by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This expanded study was conducted in nine countries [People's Republic of China (2 sites), Guatemala, India, Italy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Psychometrics
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Hung, Hsuan-Fang – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
The ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was developed to provide an international assessment tool that can be used by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This pilot study was conducted in four countries to investigate the psychometric properties of the GGA within and across different countries.…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Children, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics
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Husband, Terry, Jr. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Early childhood classrooms in the US continue to become increasingly diverse as we journey through the twenty first century. Yet and still, many early childhood educators have been slow to respond to these shifts in diversity on the basis of both developmental and political concerns. In this guess editorial, I argue for the integration of…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Race, Early Childhood Education, Racial Attitudes
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Kragh-Muller, Grethe; Isbell, Rebecca – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate young children's perspectives related to their experiences in child care. Researchers used individual interviews and drawings in an early childhood program in Denmark and one in the United States as the basis for examining children's perspectives on their everyday lives in child care. Observations…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Child Care
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Denkyirah, Anthony M.; Agbeke, Wilson K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), worldwide. Since children with ASD have limited social interaction and communication skills, they tend to lag behind their peers without disabilities in many areas. In particular, they are unable to easily transition smoothly…
Descriptors: Autism, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Foreign Countries
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This retrospective study is an in-depth investigation of the perspectives of Turkish immigrant parents on their children's early schooling in the United States (PreK-3). It specifically explores how these parents connect with or are disconnected from school culture, and how their socio-cultural understanding of education and teachers influence…
Descriptors: Research Design, Qualitative Research, School Culture, Early Childhood Education
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Clopton, Kerri L.; East, Katheryn K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The number of children who experience parental incarceration continues to rise with the United States. In 1999, an estimated 1.5 million minor children had a parent in a United States prison. One-fifth of these children are under 5 years of age (Mumola, Incarcerated parents and their children, Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, 2000). A…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Parents, Parent Child Relationship
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Thompson, Nicole L.; Hare, Dwight; Sempier, Tracie T.; Grace, Cathy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
This article explains the creation of the "Growing and Learning with Young Native Children" curriculum toolkit. The curriculum toolkit was designed to give American Indian and Alaska Native early childhood educators who work in a variety of settings the framework for developing a research-based, developmentally appropriate, tribally…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Infants
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Zeece, Pauline Davey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Social, political, and technological changes in the United States during the twentieth century have greatly increased the number of living grandparents potentially available to young children (Clingempeel et al., 1992). In 2000, one-third of American parents were baby boomers (Longeno & Earle, 1996). By 2030, this cohort of potential…
Descriptors: Young Children, Baby Boomers, Grandparents, Book Reviews
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Obeng, Cecilia Sem – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
The author examines childcare preferences of African immigrant parents living in the United States. Based on interviews with eighteen parents with preschool-aged children and working within Bryman, Lewis-Beck, and Liao's (2004) narrative inquiry, the author demonstrates that although many of the African immigrants surveyed for the study preferred…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Child Care, Cultural Influences
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Gargiulo, Richard M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Homelessness is a growing social problem in the United States. Especially vulnerable to this phenomenon are young children because homelessness is viewed as a breeding ground for disabilities. Despite federal legislation ensuring educational opportunities, the educational needs of children who are homeless are frequently unfulfilled. This article…
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Young Children, Homeless People, Social Problems
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Kroeger, Janice; Cardy, Terri – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Some educators experience difficulty documenting young children's work in early childhood settings because of a limited understanding of the importance of documentation, what or how to document, and the effective use of documentation; limited resources (time, tools, and assistance); or predetermined curricular guidelines. Some teachers, especially…
Descriptors: Documentation, Early Experience, Preschool Children, Constructivism (Learning)
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