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Maree, Jacobus Gideon; Che, Jude – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This article reports on the effect of life-design counselling on a purposefully selected learner from an environment challenged by disadvantages. An instrumental, single-case study approach was followed and collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data proceeded simultaneously. Intervention comprised assessment and dialogues and…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Disadvantaged Environment, Career Counseling
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Steyn, Miemsie; Moen, Melanie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article reports on the emotional factors that contribute to children's sadness. As teachers are the most appropriate caregivers to detect problems and to address the impact of these challenges, 30 teachers asked 224 children (N=224) to draw and describe their experiences of sadness. From these drawings, two distinctive themes emerged, namely…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Student Relationship, Emotional Experience
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van Vreden, Mignon – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although early childhood caregivers in South African townships integrate singing into their teaching on a daily basis, they are often unaware of how to facilitate other musical interactions through movement, playing instruments or body percussion. The 'Bejazzled' action research project was initiated to facilitate these interactions through…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Music, Music Education, Music Activities
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van Biljon, S.; Kritzinger, Alta – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article examines early developmental histories of learners who attended a government-funded school for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in South Africa from 1992 to 2014. A total of 141 complete historical admission records of learners were analysed. Frequencies, means and correlations were determined for perinatal conditions and…
Descriptors: Identification, Child Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Maree, Jacobus G.; Venter, Cobus J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined whether life design counselling can enhance the career resilience of a sexual abuse survivor. One participant was selected through purposive sampling. Five life design sessions occurred over a period of three months. Various (postmodern) qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to gather data while data analysis was…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Career Counseling
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De Witt, M. W.; Lessing, A. C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Many South African children struggle in acquiring literacy and reading skills. It seems as if caregivers may be missing an important aspect in guiding children's emergent reading development. The question is whether there are underlying concepts needed for emergent literacy and the acquisition of reading skills. The nature of the reading process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Literacy
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De Witt, M. W.; Lessing, A. C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Mastering emergent reading requires applicable concepts and processes, which implies proficiency regarding the neurological executive function. Relevant neurological processes include attention, planning, initiation of activity, inhibition, working memory, shifting of attention, and mental flexibility. A training programme, incorporating concept…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Executive Function, Emergent Literacy, Beginning Reading
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Maree, Jacobus G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article reports on the value of career construction counselling (integrating qualitative and quantitative strategies and associated techniques) for a young person. The participant was purposefully selected from a number of people who had sought career counselling in a private practice context. An intrinsic, single-case study design was…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Counseling, Case Studies, Goal Orientation
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Tucker, Leigh Adams; Govender, Kaymarlin – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The "new sociology of childhood" has activated a growing interest in children as social actors and their level of involvement in activities that affect their lives. In the field of research, debate is underway regarding the consent processes and methodological activities that support child participation. This paper highlights…
Descriptors: Males, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Ethics, Preadolescents
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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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Africa, Eileen K.; van Deventer, Karel J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Pre-schoolers are in a window period for motor skill development. Visual-motor integration (VMI) is the foundation for academic and sport skills. Therefore, it must develop before formal schooling. This study attempted to improve VMI skills. VMI skills were measured with the "Beery-Buktenica developmental test of visual-motor integration 6th…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills, Visual Perception, Skill Development
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Rose, Jenny; O'Reilly, Bryn – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Background: The link between disorders of attachment and psychopathology is well documented. Consequently, a person's attachment style has a profound effect on his or her development and psychological well-being. At-risk populations such as adopted children are more prone to developing pervasive patterns of attachment, given the maternal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior, Psychotherapy, At Risk Persons
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Dukhi, Natisha; Sartorius, Benn; Taylor, Myra – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Background: Stunting continues to affect young children as a global nutritional disorder. The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence, associated risk factors and spatial clustering for stunting in a disadvantaged South African District. Methods: A community-based cross-sectional weighted survey of households was conducted in the iLembe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Incidence
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Pienaar, Anita E.; van Reenen, Irma; Weber, Angelique M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Background: Motor competence is emerging as an important marker of health, while adequate basic movement patterns, body control and body awareness are important building blocks of more specialized body movements and scholastic adjustment during early childhood. This study examined fundamental movement skill competency and explored sex differences…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Statistical Analysis, Gender Differences, Qualitative Research
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Erasmus, Myrtle; Janse van Rensburg, Ona; Pienaar, Anita E.; Ellis, Suria – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
South Africa consists of developed and developing contexts. This article reports on a study undertaken to determine the effect of a Perceptual--motor Intervention Programme in learning readiness of Grade R learners from deprived environments. Le Roux's Group Test for School Readiness was used as baseline assessments to establish the school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Perceptual Motor Learning, Learning Readiness, Intervention
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