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Yildirim, Bekir – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study investigated the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on preschool education and sought answers to how preschool education is implemented, what kind of activities are held, what kind of challenges need to be overcome, and what measures need to be taken to sustain preschool education. The sample consisted of 25 preschool teachers and…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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Enochsson, Ann-Britt; Ribaeus, Katarina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this article is to examine the ways in which curriculum goals on digitalisation are viewed in relation to the overarching democratic mission of Swedish preschools. Groups of preschool staff from three preschools located in different areas were interviewed with the focus on how they discuss democracy and the democratic aspects of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Teachers
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Hewett, Brittany S.; La Paro, Karen M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
In the current study, collegiality, defined as social interactions and belongingness among teachers, and supervisor support, defined as teachers' perceptions of leadership and support, are explored. To examine these two dimensions of organizational climate in early care and education work environments, the Teacher Satisfaction Inventory (Cassidy,…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Educational Quality, Collegiality, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Nasiopoulou, Panagiota – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study aims to explore profiles of preschool teachers' intentions when they divide the children into subgroups. Interactionist perspectives, Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, and a pedagogical perspective on preschool quality provide the foundation for the study's theoretical framework. By applying a person-centered analytical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Intention, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Baker, Megina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
An increase in the Dual Language Learner (DLL) population has led to a critical need for early childhood educators to understand how to best serve DLL children and their families. This article describes a qualitative multiple-case study that investigated specific teaching practices for DLLs in six community-nominated exemplary preschool classrooms…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Ragnarsdóttir, Hanna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
Many refugee families face challenges in their new educational environments. This qualitative research study aims to explore the experiences of six Syrian refugee families who arrived in Iceland from Lebanon in 2016 and settled in three municipalities (Stjórnarráð Íslands 2019) and their children in their preschool settings; and to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Ramos, Kathleen; Wolf, Elisa J.; Hauber-Özer, Melissa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Today's PK-12 teachers and students navigate an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. This growing interconnectedness and need to navigate life and work in our globalized world have prompted calls for teacher educators around the world to design changes in coursework that inspire teachers to create learning experiences to foster…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Responsibility, Learning Activities, Teacher Education Programs
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Atiles, Julia T.; Almodóvar, Mayra; Chavarría Vargas, Aleida; Dias, Maria J. A.; Zúñiga León, Irma M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a world crisis of an unprecedented nature. In March 2020, due to closing of non-essential private and public educational institutions, early childhood professionals had to quickly adapt and respond to the demands for social distancing, hygiene, new protocols and transition to online education. Alternatively,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Barriers, School Closing
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Zhu, Jie; Yeung, Pui-sze; Hsieh, Wu-Ying – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
In China, a shift in early math teaching from a teacher-directed approach to a child-centered approach has been recommended. This study explored Chinese teachers' beliefs about early math teaching and learning, math teaching efficacy, and math-related practices in the context of unit block play. Early childhood teachers (N = 391) from Ningbo,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Koloti, Arone C.; Jita, Thuthukile – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2021
Background: Over the years, the majority of the Basotho nation and many countries have known Lesotho as a country which has Sesotho and English as the only spoken languages and as medium of instruction in schools. Whereas, in reality, Lesotho has many spoken languages. Many tribes have their own spoken languages which, hitherto, have not been…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Prereading Experience, African Languages
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Kayiran, Derya; Sönmez, Mehtap – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
Masturbation is common in pre-schoolers. Early childhood and early primary education are a period in which children learn about the social limits of privacy and sexual behavior. The approach to masturbation in preschool period is an important issue that concerns teachers and parents. Public masturbation can be successfully solved by behavioral…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Privacy, Social Influences, Sexuality
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Li, Yan; Li, Jiacheng; Devlieghere, Jochen; Vandenbroeck, Michel – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
A growing body of literature refers to the potential of parental involvement (PI) as a critical educational remedy and solution for a diversity of issues in ECEC. However, the reflection of mainstream values and assumptions and the lack of attention to cultural differences in this existing body of literature has been criticized. In this article,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Participation, Family School Relationship
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Hong, Xiu-Min; Zhang, Ming-Zhu – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
This qualitative study aims to understand the emotional labor of early childhood teachers between China and Norway in the perspective of cultural comparison. Altogether six teachers from China and Norway took part in this study and completed the interview and observation. First, both the early childhood teachers from China and Norway believed that…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Emotional Experience
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Rios-Gonzalez, Oriol; Puigvert Mallart, Lidia; Sanvicén Torné, Paquita; Aubert Simón, Adriana – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Relevant studies have shown that if aggressive behavior is not stopped in early childhood and persists during elementary school, the risk of continued physical violence and other non-violent forms of delinquency increases during adolescence. Evidence also shows the effectiveness of an intervention that targets aggressive behavior when implemented…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aggression, Violence, Young Children
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Nieuwmeijer, Christiane; Marshall, Nigel; van Oers, Bert – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2019
Musical play is an activity in which young children more or less freely explore and create with sound with limited guidance from a teacher. This study explored the occurrence of musical play in Dutch early years education (4-5 year olds). Twenty early years classroom teachers were interviewed about the content of the music education taking place…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Music Education, Play, Preservice Teacher Education
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