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Torres, Kelly M.; Arrastia-Chisholm, Meagan C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Learning a new language and culture may be particularly difficult for families in the United States supported by migrant workers, who typically work long hours and live a mobile lifestyle. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to describe the interaction patterns (i.e. use of the Spanish and English languages) among native-Spanish-speaking…
Descriptors: Child Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Migrants
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Theodotou, Evgenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Personal and social development is an important area which influences children's learning journey in all levels of education. Examining the impact of the arts on children's development, there are several studies that adopt this focus. However, the majority of them focus on either primary or secondary education or on specific personal and social…
Descriptors: Social Development, Childrens Art, Intervention, Play
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Lähteenmäki, Marko; Hakyemez-Paul, Sevcan; Pihlaja, Päivi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Extra-familial support has been proven to be an important resource for families during early parenthood, but little attention has been paid to what supports should be available for fathers specifically and how fathers perceive different sources of support during early parenthood in the twenty-first century. This study examined Finnish fathers' (N…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Social Support Groups, Socioeconomic Status
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Hedlin, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to investigate how preschool teachers see their interaction with the home. The empirical material consists of semi-structured interviews with 30 qualified preschool teachers working in Swedish preschools. The informants describe how they promote cooperation and prevent conflict by clarifying that parents'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship
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Wee, Su-Jeong; Kim, Kyoung Jin; Lee, Youngmi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This qualitative study examined a class of 20 five-year-old Korean children's literary sessions that were composed of whole-group read-alouds of fairy/folk tales and their parodies, including discussion and follow-up activities based on critical literacy practices. Over a 15-week period, multiple sources of data including observations, open-ended…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Literacy Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Anderson, Sara; Mikesell, Megan – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Millions of children in the United States live in rural areas and often start school with fewer school readiness skills than counterparts in urban areas. Access to high-quality child care could be a mechanism to improve school readiness; however, it is unclear what, if anything, distinguishes child care in rural and urban areas. Focusing…
Descriptors: Child Care, Rural Areas, School Readiness, Urban Areas
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Liu, Ting; Lu, Ming; Holmes, Kathryn – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
China's fast-developing urbanization has promoted a great number of rural families migrating to urban areas. The objective of this study is to address the existing situation of urban migrant parents' parenting for infant and toddlers and the association between co-parental self-efficacy and child developmental outcomes. A sample of 387 parents of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Child Development, Rural to Urban Migration, Parent Attitudes
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Sivberg, Bengt; Jakobsson, Ulf; Lundqvist, Pia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Very early precursors of disrupted social behaviours are significant to understanding the possibility of mitigating or changing behaviours through interventions. Spontaneous play situations between infant and parent in two groups of infants aged 8.5-9 months were observed. First, a large number of videos were analysed to develop an observational…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Nonverbal Ability
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Shim, Sook Young; Lim, Sun Ah – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study investigated the structural relationships between Korean preschool teachers' work environments, self-efficacy, and children's peer play interactions; it also examined the mediating influence of teacher-child interactions on these relationships. This study performed SEM analysis on 1193 teachers' survey responses from the 2014…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Self Efficacy, Play
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Moffett, Pamela; Eaton, Patricia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
It is widely acknowledged that teaching and learning the language of mathematics is essential for the development of mathematical proficiency. Recent research highlights the need for explicit vocabulary instruction in mathematics. The Promoting Early Number Talk (PENT) project explored the effect of 'Number Talk' -- a resource book to promote…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Vocabulary, Grade 1
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Lewis, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This paper reports on a study exploring metacognition in young children. Developing metacognitive skills helps children become responsible and 'thoughtful about their learning' [Chatzipanteli, A., Grammatikopoulos, V., & Gregoriadis, A. (2014). Development and evaluation of metacognition in early childhood education. "Early Child…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests
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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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Andrews, Kathryn J.; Wang, X. Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
To address the lack of research in early science learning and young children's informal science experiences, this exploratory case study investigated a 7-year-old girl's (Abigail) emergent science competencies and how they are related to her science experiences in everyday family contexts. Data sources included observations, interviews, parent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Family Environment, Informal Education, Competence
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Harries, V.; Brown, A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The transition to motherhood can be challenging. The baby book market has taken advantage of this, publishing a range of books that suggest adopting strict routines for infant sleep, feeding, and general care. Despite their multi-million sales, their impact has not been established. The aim of this study was to explore the maternal experience of…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Mothers
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Sherfinski, Melissa – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This multi-case analysis uses video-cued multi-voiced ethnography in two culturally distinct regions of a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) U.S. state with high levels of accountability to explore how cultural and demographic differences within state borders might impact how teachers view UPK curriculum and standards, how they teach, and how they…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Video Technology, Cultural Differences
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