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Höltge, Lea; Ehm, Jan-Henning; Hartmann, Ulrike; Hasselhorn, Marcus – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study addresses preschool teachers' self-efficacy beliefs in assessment and promotion of children's early language, social-emotional, and mathematical skills. The aim of the study was to find out to what extent preschool teachers believe to be able to assess and promote those skills, respectively. In a sample of 368 German preschool teachers,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Language Acquisition
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Grosse, Christiane; Kluczniok, Katharina; Rossbach, Hans-Guenther – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on a theoretical model of instructional quality this study investigates the influence of different dimensions of instructional quality in the school entrance phase on students' language development taking into account child and family background factors as well as structural characteristics of the classroom and teacher's educational beliefs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Educational Quality
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Venitz, Laura; Perels, Franziska – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is defined as a substantial competence for lifelong learning, meaning that its promotion seems important in the early years. The present study is of special interest as it aimed to develop and evaluate an intervention to improve SRL in preschool-aged children. Because the support of essential reference persons is…
Descriptors: Self Management, Preschool Children, Intervention, Preschool Teachers
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Blaurock, Sabine; Kluczniok, Katharina – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on the concept of educational quality of the home learning environment, stimulating and responsive family time is crucial for children's development. In turn, time use depends on the developmental stages in childhood. International studies indicate that family patterns of time use are associated with a family's resources (i.e. level of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Environment, Educational Quality, Socioeconomic Status
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Rademacher, Annika; Koglin, Ute – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In recent years, preschooler's self-regulation has been extensively researched. This systematic review deals with the overlaps and differences among the many different terminologies and definitions of self-regulation in childhood and the association with preschooler's social-emotional and behavioural development. A systematic literature search in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Management, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Freund, Jan-David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Early temperament predicts various aspects of development. In large-scale studies, temperament is often assessed via parental report because naturalistic and structured observations are costly and bear the risk of subject loss. However, the validity of such parental reports has been disputed repeatedly. This article compared parental reports on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Parents, Personality Traits
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Linberg, Anja; Kluczniok, Katharina; Burghardt, Lars; Freund, Jan-David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although observational instruments are considered to be the gold standard for measuring toddler childcare quality, large-scale studies often have to rely on interviews or questionnaires. However, it remains unclear whether such reports can serve as reliable indicators for childcare quality. The present study used the ITERS and FCCERS to examine…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Child Care, Evaluation Methods, Questionnaires
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Luchs, Antje; Fikus, Monika – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
New playground concepts--favouring natural play characteristics--emerge. The aim of our free play study is to explore the relation between newly established natural playgrounds and the widely spread contemporary ones in terms of physical activity levels. The playground features differ in vegetation, topography, size and play equipment. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Playgrounds, Playground Activities
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Eckhardt, Andrea G.; Egert, Franziska – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
International findings indicate only moderate childcare quality and results revealed significant differences between regions. So far, this difference cannot be explained by structural characteristics. Based on the National Study on Education, Learning and Upbringing in Early Childhood (NUBBEK) sample of 215 lead teachers, the influence of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Lohbeck, Annette – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Based upon self-concept and self-determination theory, the present study aimed to examine the measurement separability of young children's math self-concept (MSC) and six specific types of motivation, namely, intrinsic motivation (INTR), integrated motivation (INTEG), identified motivation (IDENT), introjected motivation, extrinsic motivation…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Self Concept, Elementary School Mathematics, Student Motivation
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Smidt, Wilfried; Kammermeyer, Gisela; Roux, Susanna; Theisen, Christiane; Weber, Christian – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The career success of preschool teachers has been discussed to be important because it can be a precondition for the ability to provide a high-quality preschool education. Consequently, the identification of factors that can help explain individual differences in career success is a crucial research issue. Previous research covering various…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Personality Traits, Locus of Control, Self Efficacy
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Suggate, Sebastian; Stoeger, Heidrun; Pufke, Eva – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Children's fine motor skills (FMS) are being increasingly recognized as an important aspect of preschool development; yet, we know very little about the experiences that foster their development. We utilized a parent-administered children's fine and gross motor activities questionnaire (MAQ) to investigate links with FMS. We recruited a sample of…
Descriptors: Play, Psychomotor Skills, Parents, Questionnaires
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Lohbeck, Annette; Tietjens, Maike; Bund, Andreas – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The present study examined gender differences and relationships of seven specific domains of physical self-concept (PSC) ("Strength," "Endurance," "Speed," "Flexibility," "Coordination," "Global Sport Competence," and "Appearance") and physical activity enjoyment (PAE) in 447…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Concept, Human Body, Muscular Strength
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Smidt, Wilfried – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Nonacademic and academic pedagogues working in childhood education are involved in multiple occupational activities. Theoretical frameworks focussing on career development and processes of professionalisation may provide hints about differences in the occupational activities of nonacademic and academic pedagogues as well as with regard to how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Early Childhood Education, Job Skills
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Hachfeld, Axinja; Anders, Yvonne; Kuger, Susanne; Smidt, Wilfried – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Home and educational institutions are children's most important external influences and a positive partnership between the two can positively affect children's cognitive and non-cognitive development. Quality of family-preschool partnership (FPP) can depend on preschool and family characteristics. For Germany, studies show that immigrant parents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education
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