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Ucus, Sukran; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Creative school environments use creative approaches in their curriculum, content, and teaching and learning. Considering that creativity is fostered by all elements of educational processes such as teachers, classrooms, and school environments, the purpose of the current study was to explore perceptions of Turkish student teachers in an early…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Freedom of Speech, Freehand Drawing
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Pyle, Angela; Alaca, Betül – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Practitioners in play-based learning contexts face the challenge of developing developmentally appropriate practices while meeting rigorous academic curriculum standards. To date, play and academic learning have been predominantly conceptualized from an adult perspective. Considering that children are key agents in classroom play contexts, it is…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Play
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Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio; Pasta, Tiziana; Prino, Laura Elvira – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Playing is essential for the development of higher psychological functions. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that playing constitutes an essential step in children's socio-cognitive development by describing playtime as the indicator of the gradual overcoming of self-centred thinking, with a view to acquiring new social adjustment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Nursery Schools, Imitation
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Leung, Chi-Hung; Hue, Ming-Tak – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Preschool teachers are an important element of high-quality, developmentally and multiculturally appropriate early childhood programmes. 7.5% of the total 160,000 children enrolled in Hong Kong kindergartens are ethnic-minority students and they are neglected in the Hong Kong education system until 2008. This study investigated the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Multicultural Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Neumann, David L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
There is a need for more comprehensive assessments of young children's emerging print knowledge. Traditional letter and numeral identification assessments score children's responses as either correct or incorrect and this approach can underestimate what children know. The present study tested an assessment scale that scored three- and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Printed Materials, Scoring
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Lewis-Fokum, Yewande; Thomas, Joan – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper presents preliminary findings about how literacy is taught at the elementary level in three grade-one classrooms in Jamaica. While this might seem rudimentary, there is a dearth of information in Jamaica about how teachers teach reading and writing. We attempted to fill this gap by conducting an exploratory small-scale qualitative case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Richardson, Tanya; Murray, Jane – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Within English early childhood education, there is emphasis on improving speech and language development as well as a drive for outdoor learning. This paper synthesises both aspects to consider whether or not links exist between the environment and the quality of young children's utterances as part of their speech and language development and if…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education, Language Acquisition
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Björklund, Camilla – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This article is a discussion drawing on a learning study with a teacher working with one- and two-year-olds. The focal interest is a scrutiny of the use of manipulative objects, emanating from observations of a teacher's and children's use of, and responses to the use of, different objects. The concept of size and the notions "large" and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Early Childhood Education
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Hannaway, D. M.; Steyn, M. G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This paper presents one aspect of a larger scale doctoral study, namely the teachers' experiences of technology-based teaching and learning in the Foundation Phase. Technology is a huge driver of change and South African education has to change regularly to meet the requirements set out by the Department of Education, including the development of…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Technology Uses in Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Arnott, Lorna – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Early Childhood Education (ECE) typically positions the child at the centre of their own learning, with a high degree of child-initiated and child-led experiences. As such, ECE is often characterized by 'free play' during which children are provided with opportunities to manage and negotiate their socio-emotional interactions. This process of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Play, Student Role
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Bosacki, Sandra; Rose-Krasnor, Linda; Coplan, Robert J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Research suggests that social communication (verbal and non-verbal) plays a key role in students' and teachers' elementary-school experiences. Within the framework of sociocognitive developmental theory, this qualitative study investigates teachers' experiences and perceptions of children's talking and listening habits within the elementary-grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Experience
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Dababneh, Kholoud; Ihmeideh, Fathi M.; Al-Omari, Aieman A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study aimed at investigating teachers' classroom practices, which either stimulate or inhibit the development of the creative environment of classrooms in Jordan, and determining the differences between practices according to educational level, experience level and type of teaching. The sample of the study consisted of 215 kindergarten…
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Classroom Environment
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Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan; Al-Qaryouti, Ibrahim Amin – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore whether preschool teachers' self-reported beliefs could predict their self-reported practices about developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). A related purpose was to examine whether classroom size and teachers' experience are significant predictors of their self-reported beliefs and practices. A total…
Descriptors: Correlation, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wang, Zhenlin; Wong, Richard Kwok Shing; Wong, Paul Yau Ho; Ho, Fuk Chuen; Cheng, Doris Pui Wah – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The study seeks to understand the relation between preschool children's mode of participation and negotiation strategies during play and their theory of mind (ToM) development in the Hong Kong context. Forty-two 5-year-old children were recruited. Their emotional and cognitive ToMs were assessed along with expressive language ability. Children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Theory of Mind
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Kurki, Kristiina; Järvelä, Sanna; Mykkänen, Arttu; Määttä, Elina – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Decades of research have associated effective emotion and behaviour regulation with learning and social competence among young children. However, further studies on children's use of emotion regulation in their everyday lives are required. This study focuses on investigating six- to nine-year-old children's (N?=?24) use of emotion regulation…
Descriptors: Self Control, Qualitative Research, Interpersonal Competence, Measures (Individuals)
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