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Aktulun, Özgün Uyanik – International Education Studies, 2018
This study aimed to examine the relationship of mathematics literacy self-efficacy perceptions of preschool teachers with geometric shape recognition and number skills of children using structural equation modelling. The descriptive study adopted a relational screening model. The study sample comprised 9 teachers and 103 children selected by…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2020
HIPPY targeted over 600 parents of children zoned to 103 Houston Independent School District (HISD) elementary campuses during the 2019-2020 academic year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the program was delivered in a virtual format, beginning in March 2020, with the majority of parents successfuly completing the 30-week program in 26 weeks.…
Descriptors: School Readiness, COVID-19, Pandemics, Preschool Children
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Özdemir, Nevin – Review of International Geographical Education, 2020
Materialistic values are important factors that guide individuals' philosophy of life. For this reason, it is thought that individuals' environmental attitudes and ecological world views may be related to their materialistic values. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine whether there is a relationship between the materialistic and…
Descriptors: Social Values, Ecological Factors, Conservation (Environment), Consumer Economics
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Aslan, Durmus; Tas, Isil; Ogul, Irem Gürgah – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
In this study, pre- and in-service preschool teachers' science teaching efficacy beliefs were investigated. The sample included 100 pre-service (50 first grades and 50 last grades) and 73 in-service preschool teachers. As a data collection tool "Science Teaching Efficacy Belief Instrument" was used. Findings indicated that in-service…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Student Teacher Attitudes
Perry, Bob; Hampshire, Ann; Gervaxoni, Ann; O'Neill, Will – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
"Let's Count" is a preschool mathematics intervention implemented by The Smith Family from 2012 to the present in "disdvantaged" communities across Australia. It is based on current mathematics and early childhood education research and aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework. Let's Count has been shown to be effective…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Curriculum, Intervention, Disadvantaged Environment
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Bonface, Kamau; Thinguri, Ruth W.; Koech, Peter K.; Ngaruiya, B. N. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
The obstacles and difficulties hindering good performance in mathematics by Lower Primary school children seem to originate from inconsistence of instructional methods applied by teachers at the level. These methods don't agree with the ones initially applied by the children's teachers at preschool level. The effect of that could result in denying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Primary Education
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Kutluca, Ali Yigit; Mercan, Nilay – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2022
This exploratory case study aims to determine how preschool teachers' epistemological beliefs influence their pedagogical conceptualizations of science teaching. The research was conducted with a total of 10 teachers that were selected among 61 preschool teachers by their epistemological beliefs. The participants were divided into two sub-groups…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Science Instruction
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Brenneman, Kimberly; Lange, Alissa; Nayfeld, Irena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
High quality early childhood education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning have gained recognition as key levers in the progress toward high quality education for all students. STEM activities can be an effective platform for providing rich learning experiences that are accessible to dual language learners and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Preschool Curriculum
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Hunting, Robert P.; Mousley, Judith A.; Perry, Bob – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2012
The project "Mathematical Thinking of Preschool Children in Rural and Regional Australia: Research and Practice" aimed to investigate views of preschool practitioners about young children's mathematical thinking and development. Structured individual interviews were conducted with 64 preschool practitioners from rural areas of three…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Preschool Children, Rural Schools
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Mutlu, Yilmaz; Akgün, Levent; Akkusci, Yavuz Erdem – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2020
The aim of this study is to determine preschool, special education, elementary school teacher and mathematics teachers' views of finger-counting in mathematics teaching. The study was conducted with case study design. The sample of the study consisted of 34 teachers. Data were collected using an 8-item written form, and content analysis was…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Skills, Psychomotor Skills, Human Body
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Benz, Christiane – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2012
This article deals with the results of a questionnaire survey, in which attitudes and beliefs of people working in German kindergarten about "mathematics," "teaching and learning of mathematics" and "mathematics in the early years" were evaluated. After a quantitative analysis it can be stated that a schematic view of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives
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Platas, Linda M. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2015
The Mathematical Development Beliefs Survey was developed to measure early childhood teachers' beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning in the preschool classroom. This instrument was designed to measure beliefs concerning (a) age-appropriateness of mathematics instruction, (b) classroom locus of generation of mathematical knowledge…
Descriptors: Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Cohrssen, Caroline; Church, Amelia; Tayler, Collette – SAGE Open, 2016
This multiple case study explored early childhood educators' implementation of a suite of play-based mathematics activities with children aged 3 to 5 years in six different early childhood education and care programs in Melbourne, Australia. Educators approached the enactment of the activities differently; however, those educators who used the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Avarogullari, Muhammet; Ayilmazdir, Hülya – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of this study is to depict the behaviors of teacher candidates with regard to the environment and to determine how gender, grade level, department and the place within they grew affect these behaviors. The study was carried out with the participation of 457 teacher candidates. Only first and fourth grade teacher candidates were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Ompok, Connie Cassy; Teng, Ling Mei; Pang, Vincent; Mun, Ho Chong; Abdullah, Anna Christina; Sapirai, Jaini – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
Learning through picture books is a method which is widely used in preschools to teach mathematics. However, the research findings on the benefits of using picture books in learning mathematics remain inconclusive. This study aimed to i) investigate the effects of a picture book entitled "What Are the Numbers?" (a picture book made up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numbers, Picture Books, Plants (Botany)
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