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Nguyen, Neal; Lyons, Catherine; Gelfer, Jeff; Leytham, Patrick; Nelson, Leslie; Krasch, Delilah; O'Hara, Katie – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Play is one of the essential components in proper development of first-grade students. Since the adoption by various states of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), two outcomes have developed: (a) increased instructional time and (b) decreased public school recess periods across school districts. Given the complex nature of daily instructional…
Descriptors: Modeling (Psychology), Bibliotherapy, Prosocial Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Nowak-Fabrykowski, Krystyna – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The goal of this research is to seek information from the Cleveland (Ohio) and Buffalo (New York) area kindergarten teachers about their experience in development of caring dispositions in children. Two hundred questionnaires were sent, one hundred to each city. There was a low response rate of less than 10% from both cities. A qualitative method…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Ethics, Preschool Teachers, Altruism
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
Interpersonal, familial, and situational risk factors that predict young children's aggression and non-compliance are explored. Here examples of specific techniques and provided to help teachers and parents effectively support children's early development of cooperative and prosocial behaviours as well as problem-solving skills in family and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Young Children, Compliance (Psychology), At Risk Students
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Kabadayi, Abdulkadir – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
It is evident that all teachers have individual attributes relating to their teaching processes and they teach differently at different paces because of their biological and psychological differences. Naturally, mismatches often occur between the teaching styles of student-teachers in preschool and the teaching style of the cooperating teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Styles, Cooperating Teachers
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Haney, Michelle; Hill, Jacqueline – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Research indicates that both home literacy activities and direct instruction of reading skills promote reading development. The current study investigates how parent-led direct teaching activities impact emergent literacy. Preschool children (n = 47) were administered subtests from the Test of Early Reading Ability-3 and the Kaufman Survey of…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Statistical Significance, Reading Skills, Preschool Children
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Franks, Bridget; Miller, David; Wolff, Elizabeth; Landry, Kristine – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
More than half the children with HIV infection in the United States now live long enough to attend school. However, most studies of teachers' knowledge and attitudes about HIV in schools have not assessed content that is relevant to the needs of preschool or elementary-aged children with HIV or AIDS. We propose that content included in teachers'…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Early Childhood Education, Teachers
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Cugmas, Zlatka – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
In the theoretical part of this paper, the author gives answers to the question of whether a real attachment relationship can exist between a child and a non-maternal caretaker. She introduces diagnostic meaning of children's drawings. The purpose of the study was to investigate how children's social behavior and their attachment to the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Reed-Victor, Evelyn – Early Child Development and Care, 2004
Individual differences in temperament and personality influence children's development of self-regulation, social relationships, and adaptation within varied contexts. For young children with disabilities and/or family poverty, early school experiences provide both significant challenges and opportunities. In this study, teachers rated the…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Personality, Young Children, Self Control
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Zervigon-Hakes, Anita – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes materials mastery and symbolic development as two discrete but related processes that preschool children learn. Uses the preschool setting to identify the developmental stages of construction play. (AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Developmental Stages, Dramatic Play, Learning Processes
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Olion, LaDelle; Gillis-Olion, Marion – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Reviews traditional cultural values, learning styles, and problems in identifying ethnic groups in the United States. Recommends alternative techniques and strategies in assessing culturally diverse exceptional children. (Author/CI)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Awareness
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Clarke, Barbara K. – Early Child Development and Care, 1985
Indicates that bibliotherapy can be combined with puppetry techniques to help children resolve developmental problems. Suggests that additional benefits may include appreciation for children's literature as well as increased knowledge of story structures, enhanced language fluency, and increased vocabulary. (Author/KS)
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Individual Development
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Werth, Louise H. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Presents descriptions of play reflecting recent theories, including the psychoanalytic works of Freud, Erikson, and Peller; Piaget's developmental theory (with discussion of Sutton-Smith); and the views of Smilansky and Parten. (AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Definitions
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Lorr, Cynthia; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1988
Discusses considerations that should be made when one chooses an intervention based on aspects of the student, the situation, and the intervention itself. Considers manipulation that involves reinforcing events and nonpreferred events. (RJC)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Preschool Children
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Gelfer, Jeffrey I.; Perkins, Peggy G. – Early Child Development and Care, 1988
Discusses ways in which block building represents the young child's art world, the use of blocks as an art medium, and art concepts that can be developed with the use of blocks. Suggests a methodology of block building that is designed to enhance artistic ability. (RJC)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Activities, Art Education, Art Materials