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Holvoet, Claire; Scola, Céline; Arciszewski, Thomas; Picard, Delphine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Recent research suggests that infants prefer prosocial behaviour. However, some studies have failed to report this preference, raising the question of which specific parameters allow it to be observed. We attempted to answer this question by investigating whether the preference varies (1) with age (by testing infants aged 6, 12 and 18 months), (2)…
Descriptors: Infants, Age Differences, Toddlers, Prosocial Behavior
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Koivula, Merja; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Rautamies, Erja; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Kindergarten teachers from different cultural backgrounds attribute various meanings to children's autonomy. There seems to be cultural differences in early childhood education curricula with regard to how a child's autonomy is described and how it is supported. This qualitative study asks: how do teachers narrate their perspective and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Pereira, Ana Paula Silva; Oliveira, Sandra Cristina Pinto – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In Portugal, the individual intervention plan (IIP) is an essential component of early intervention (EI) services for families with children aged 0-6 who have special needs or are at risk. In this paper, we aim to analyse: (a) the benefits of the IIP for families in EI programmes and (b) the type of barriers and difficulties in the process of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Young Children, Program Implementation
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Treat, Amy E.; Sheffield Morris, Amanda; Williamson, Amy C.; Hays-Grudo, Jennifer; Laurin, Debbie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and caregiver reports of harsh parenting were examined in relation to the executive function (EF) abilities in young low-income children. Data were collected from 55 "mother-child" dyads; 17-40 months of age. Parent measures included the ACEs questionnaire and harsh parenting items from the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Executive Function, Games
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Rautamies, Erja; Vähäsantanen, Katja; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Laakso, Marja-Leena – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study investigated the understudied issue of parental agency and related emotions in the educational partnership in the context of Finnish early childhood education and care. We asked (i) what types of parental agency can be identified in the educational partnership and (ii) in what ways emotions are related to these types of agency. The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Mothers, Fathers
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Sierra-Cedillo, Antonio; Sánchez, Carmen; Figueroa-Olea, Miriam; Izazola-Ezquerro, Silvia; Rivera-González, Rolando – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The concept of "participation" was reviewed as a component of children's citizenship in order to promote a programme for Integral Development. A narrative revision of the literature was carried out as well as a group discussion was organized along with the staff of an Integral Care Programme, in order to identify notions of democracy and…
Descriptors: Children, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Child Rearing
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Majoko, Tawanda – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Entrenched in international research findings on model practices in home and school collaboration in inclusion in education, this descriptive study examined parents' perspectives regarding the inclusion of their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Zimbabwean mainstream early childhood development (ECD) classrooms. Embedded within a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mainstreaming
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Marjanovic-Umek, Ljubica; Hacin, Kaja; Fekonja, Urška – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In the present study, we analysed the relations among the quality of mother-child shared reading, child's storytelling and family literacy environment. The sample included 20 mother-child dyads, with 5-year-old children, who were recorded during shared reading. The quality of shared reading was assessed with the "Scale for Observing Shared…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Story Telling, Story Reading
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Uçus, Sükran; Yildiz, Süleyman – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study is an examination of contributions of parenting styles and qualities of parent-child relationship (PCR) to Turkish children's externalizing and internalizing behaviours, with a specific focus on the moderating role of PCR (closeness and conflict) on parenting styles (authoritarian and democratic/authoritative) when predicting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Gupta, Amita; Lucia, Brent – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article is based on a study that examines the Head Start goal of school readiness in the context of inner city communities that reflect the socio-cultural-economic environment of a more neoliberal and globalized world. The research was conducted as a qualitative and naturalistic inquiry and data collection included document review, in-depth…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Disadvantaged Youth, Urban Areas, Preschool Children
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Jabbar, Sinaria Abdel; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of depression and anxiety among (12) Iraqi refugee children, 6 males and 6 females (aged 7-14) who had fled ISIS and are residing in Jordan awaiting resettlement. The authors used four scales to measure depression, field observation, and structured interviews with the mothers to examine exile-related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Refugees
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O'Connor, Amanda; Skouteris, Helen; Nolan, Andrea; Hooley, Merrilyn; Cann, Warren; Williams-Smith, Janet – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Supporting parent-child relationships is vital for children's social and emotional development, future health and well-being. As children now spend significant amounts of time attending early childhood education and care settings, it is opportune that interventions be designed for educators to promote and nurture parent-child relationships. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Lasanen, Maarit; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study focused on the peer support group activities organized in two northern-Finnish places for children with hearing loss and their experiences of it. This was an ethnographic child research, in which the research participants were 16 (12 girls, 4 boys, aged 7-17 years) northern-Finnish children with hearing loss. The main research data…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Hearing Impairments, Secondary School Students, Social Support Groups
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Kornilaki, Ekaterina N.; Cheng, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In hypothetical playmate preference tasks, obese figures are rarely picked up as friends. This study aims to observe what happens in real life and examine the relationship between body-size and social status in children. Four-hundred and fourteen children aged 5, 7 and 9 years were given a sociometric test. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of each child…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Body Weight, Correlation
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Mohtasham, Mandana K.; Patterson, Allyson B.; Vennergrund, Katherine C.; Chen, Eileen; Pasnak, Robert – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The importance of social-emotional competence, executive functioning, and behavioural recognition of patterns by young children is receiving increased attention from researchers, schools, parents, and teachers due to the beneficial outcomes of children who have skills in each. This paper presents studies of the correlations between these variables…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Patterns
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