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Bilton, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper explores the views and attitudes of a small group of teachers concerning the early years outdoor teaching and learning environment. Further their responses are compared to an online survey of teachers examining their attitudes to the early years outdoor environment. This extends the current knowledge as to the drivers for teachers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Preschool Children
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Toran, Mehmet; Hacifazlioglu, Özge – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aims to reveal the meanings attached to the concept of childhood and discuss how it is conceptualized and shaped with cultural attributes by parents and preschool teachers. The study was based on both quantitative and qualitative stance. One hundred and thirty parents and 125 preschool teachers participated in the first phase of the…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Influences, Parent Influence, Teacher Influence
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Brody, David L.; Scheiner, Esther Y.; Dimri Ben Ari, Mordechai; Tzadok, Yair; van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina Maria; Lepola, Janne – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This international study compared motivational tendencies among pre-school children from Israel, Finland and the Netherlands. Teachers were asked to rate students' behaviours during semi-structured tasks using the Child Behaviour Motivational Scale (CBeMo) which measures task orientation, task avoidance, and social dependence. Motivational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Student Motivation, Cultural Differences
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Blackburn, Carolyn; Harvey, Merryl – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The number of preterm births is increasing globally and in England, yet professional knowledge about the short- and long-term developmental consequences and the psycho-social effect on parents is limited amongst the early years workforce. Using a social-ecological systems theory approach, this paper reports on a mixed-methods study that aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Premature Infants, Young Children, Child Care
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Hostyn, Ine; Mäkitalo, Anna-Riitta; Hakari, Sylvia; Vandenbussche, Liselotte – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The advantage of pedagogical documentation has been widely documented in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). However, little research points out how and why professionals are using pedagogical documentation from the staff's perspective itself. Therefore, this research aimed to examine how pedagogical documentation is employed…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Tanrikulu, Ibrahim – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study examined prevalence, types, bully and victim characteristics, times and places bullying occur, relationship between class size and bullying, and relationship between teachers' level of education and preschool bullying. Participants were a convenience sample of 246 Turkish preschool teachers working with children between 36 and 72…
Descriptors: Incidence, Bullying, Victims, Class Size
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van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina; van der Zee, Symen; de Wit, Tjarda – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Numeracy indicates number sense, measurement and geometry but is most often connected to number sense only. Since the domains of geometry and measurement are strongly connected to becoming skilful in science an intervention was carried out to improve children's science skills through measuring and geometry activities and enhance both their…
Descriptors: Science Process Skills, Geometry, Measurement, Kindergarten
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González, Sergio A.; Godoy, Rossana; Veas, Paulina – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This article describes an experience of collaborative work between scientists and preschool teachers in the format of a scientific congress of preschoolers in Chile. The participating preschool teachers evaluated the initiative positively based on: (1) it stimulates the preschool teachers to develop science teaching projects, (2) it makes visible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sciences, Technology, Preschool Teachers
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Snell, Emily K.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
New technologies offer exciting opportunities for improving home-school communication, family engagement, and children's learning in early childhood. This paper presents the results of an exploratory study focused on understanding how texting might enhance family-school engagement in early childhood settings. Using focus groups and surveys of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Family School Relationship, Early Childhood Education
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Sezici, Emel; Akkaya, Deniz Döne – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The study was conducted to examine the effect the 60-72 months of preschool children's motor skills have on their self-care skills. This is an analytical and sectional type of research. This study was conducted with aged 60-72 months of 126 preschool children between 15 March and 30 May 2019. The data were collected using the Self-Care Skills…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills, Daily Living Skills, Measures (Individuals)
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Ucus, Sukran; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Creative school environments use creative approaches in their curriculum, content, and teaching and learning. Considering that creativity is fostered by all elements of educational processes such as teachers, classrooms, and school environments, the purpose of the current study was to explore perceptions of Turkish student teachers in an early…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Freedom of Speech, Freehand Drawing
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Zhu, Jie; Li, Hui; Hsieh, Wu-Ying – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Inclusive education has been promoted in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong since the 1990s, and it has now spread to pre-primary education. Without qualified teachers and sufficient resources, however, it is difficult to implement inclusion in early childhood settings. This case study investigated how inclusive education was practised in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Svärdemo Åberg, Eva; Insulander, Eva – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article presents a meta-interpretative synthesis of contrasting research studies about methodological and theoretical challenges for Swedish preschool teachers in systematic quality development work. The first challenge involves an awareness of producing documentation from different levels of preschool work. The second challenge concerns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Documentation
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Majoko, Tawanda – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study examined teachers' strategies for inclusion of children experiencing parental separation and divorce in mainstream early childhood development (ECD) in Zimbabwe. Entrenched in international research findings on best practices in inclusion and support for children experiencing parental separation and divorce in mainstream education, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Student Needs
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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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