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Tadjic, Mirko; Martinec, Miroslav; Farago, Amalija – Online Submission, 2015
The physical setting plays an important role in the lives of pre-schoolers and can be an important component of children's experience and development when it is wisely and meaningfully designed. The classroom organization enhances and supports the pre-schooler capability to perform activities himself, initiate and finish tasks, creates the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preschool Children, Classroom Environment, Physical Environment
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Tay, Lee Yong; Aiyoob, Thaslim Begum; Chua, Terence Buan Kiong; Ramachandran, Kalaivani; Chia, Michael Yong Hwa – Educational Media International, 2021
The proliferation of information and communication technology (ICT) has changed the way we live and this also has implications on how it is used for learning and entertainment. However, technology and digital media are more often seen as gateways to entertainment and the attraction is a very strong one. This is true for adults and children…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Attitudes, Information Technology, Family Environment
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Veldman, Sanne L. C.; Stanley, Rebecca M.; Okely, Anthony D.; Jones, Rachel A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Intentional teaching practices of early childhood education and care (ECEC) educators have a profound influence on children's learning and health. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between educator intentionality and pre-schoolers physical activity. Objectively measured physical activity (Actigraphs) was measured on 225…
Descriptors: Intention, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Early Childhood Teachers
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Zhang, Shudong; Xia, Xuenan; Li, Simeng; Shen, Lili; Liu, Junli; Zhao, Libo; Chen, Chunhui – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: Given the pervasiveness of emotional and behavioral deficits of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), there is a pressing need for effective interventions to address their difficulties on Facial Expression Recognition and Emotion Understanding (FER/EU). Qunatiandi, a structured, app-based intervention program that is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Emotional Response
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Duncan, Michael; Cunningham, Anna; Eyre, Emma – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study examined the effect of a six week combined movement and story-telling intervention on motor competence and naming vocabulary in British pre-schoolers. Using a cluster randomised design, three pre-school classes were allocated to one of a combined movement and story-telling intervention (n = 22), or a movement only (n = 25) or…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Intervention, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Maloney, Carmel – Issues in Educational Research, 2015
This paper investigates the implementation and outcomes of "Growing Better Beginnings": a family literacy program for four and five year olds. The program builds on "Better Beginnings: Birth to Three" launched in 2005. Parents, teachers and librarians were surveyed and interviewed to ascertain their perceptions of the program.…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Preschool Children, Child Development, Parent Surveys
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Ng, Sharon Sui Ngan – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2012
Asian children, including Chinese children, perform better than their English-speaking peers in cross-national mathematics studies. This superior Asian performance is attributed to several factors including cultural beliefs, educational systems and practices, and the Chinese number naming system. Given the limited empirical evidence on pre-school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Number Systems, Arithmetic
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Sahin, Derya – Education 3-13, 2011
Interpersonal cognitive problem solving, one of the most crucial social skills, is a life-long competency that must be supported from the early years of life. In this study, the opinions of 55 Turkish pre-school teachers and 53 Flemish pre-school teachers who work with 3-6-year-old children in private and public pre-schools in metropolitan cities…
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Farran, Lama K.; Lederberg, Amy R.; Jackson, Lori A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Mothers facilitate their young hearing children's word learning by making reference explicit for novel words through physical designation (e.g., with deictic gestures) and by isolating words in simple syntactic frames. As children's language skills develop, such modifications decrease. Less is known about hearing mothers' support to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Deafness, Preschool Children, Language Skills
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Baker, Linda; Cunningham, Alison – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Early childhood educators are likely to encounter youngsters who experience problems at home impeding their abilities to learn and benefit from the program. One such group is children who live or have lived with adult domestic violence. Children yet to begin elementary school are over-represented among groups of young people known to live with…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Caregivers, Young Children, Parents
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Quenzer-Alfred, Carolin; Schneider, Lisa; Soyka, Vivien; Harbrecht, Maxi; Blume, Vera; Mays, Daniel – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2021
The early educational support of basic school skills during nursery can have a positive impact on a successful transition into primary school and future school success and achievement -- especially for in this context low-performing children. Therefore, most German nurseries developed additional concepts to support the acquisition of basic school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, School Readiness, COVID-19
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Green, Nigel R.; Roberts, William M.; Sheehan, Dwayne; Keegan, Richard J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Physical literacy is creating significant interest worldwide due to its holistic nature and the potential it has to impact on people's lives. It is underpinning many physical education programs, coaching strategies, health initiatives, and policymakers' decisions. However, the complex philosophical and holistic nature of the concept has meant that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Holistic Approach, Evaluation Methods, Progress Monitoring
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Morrison, Hayley J.; Gleddie, Douglas – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2021
To the authors' knowledge, the research reported in inclusive physical education (IPE) literature is limited to exploring teachers' and educational assistants' (EAs) experiences working together in a joint classroom environment. Teachers' and EAs' experiences can be misunderstood when their stories are not heard in context, together, or compared…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Physical Education, Students with Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Wainwright, Nalda; Goodway, Jackie; John, Amanda; Thomas, Kirsty; Piper, Kate; Williams, Kate; Gardener, David – Education 3-13, 2020
Interest has grown internationally in the concept of physical literacy [Dudley, D. 2015. "A Conceptual Model of Observed Physical Literacy." "The Physical Educator" 72: 236-260; Edwards, L., A. Bryant, R. Keegan, K. Morgan, and A. Jones. 2017. "Definitions, Foundations and Associations of Physical Literacy: A systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development, Play
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Baikulova, A. M.; Ibrayeva, M. K.; Shalabayeva, L. I.; Abdigapbarova, U. M.; Mynbayeva, A. P. – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2017
This article addresses preschool education as an integral part of the general education system in the Republic of Kazakhstan. This article describes problems related to preschool and certain areas of school development, such as early childhood development, communication, socialisation, creative thinking and leadership. The three studies described…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Educational Improvement
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