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Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The goal of this study was to explore the inter-parental differences and the major clusters of Chinese parenting profile in a sample of preschoolers' fathers and mothers in urban China. Eighty-six Chinese couples in Shenzhen completed a parenting style questionnaire, and four couples were interviewed to provide additional illumination. A paired…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Preschool Children, Fathers
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Lin, Xunyi; Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study explores the constructs of Chinese mothers' and fathers' engagement in toddlers' play in the daily context. A sample of 238 parents of toddlers (M = 30.43 months, SD = 3.45) completed a newly-developed instrument, the Chinese Parental Involvement in Toddler Play Activity Questionnaire (CPITPAQ), to report their play engagement.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Xie, Sha; Li, Hui – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study explored the relationships between parenting profiles and young children's school readiness in urban China. Eighty-six pairs of Chinese parents completed the Chinese Parenting Style Questionnaire (CPSQ), and their children were administered the "Bracken School Readiness Composite" (BSRC; Bracken, B. A. (1998). Bracken basic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles, Preschool Children, School Readiness
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Hao, Yijun – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
In a time when story-acting practices have gained increasing focus, little is known about the relations between family story acting and a child's interactions with the ideal models represented in stories. Drawing upon a cultural-historical perspective of play and development, this study is aimed at discovering how a child is able to interact with…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Acting, Child Development
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Wong, Yau-ho Paul – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Although a quality preschool supports young children's health and safety, "quality" has been defined diversely enough that its delivery has been varied among kindergarten teachers. The current study was the first to examine and compare perceptions of school safety between urban and rural kindergarten teachers. Sixty-seven Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Kindergarten
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Li, Hui; Chen, Jennifer J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
During the last century, early childhood curriculum (ECC) in China has undergone a series of monumental transformations, shaped by the interaction between local cultural and global forces. In this case study, we critically analyse three major waves of ECC reform in China, with a particular emphasis on the social and cultural forces that have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Social Influences
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Ren, Lixin; Edwards, Carolyn Pope – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This mixed methods study focused on the socialization goals for preschool-aged children among parents from three small-sized cities located in northeastern China. A total of 154 parents with preschool-aged children completed questionnaires measuring parental socialization goals for children's social-emotional competence and academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Li, Shi – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Most scholars consider gratitude as a moral emotion, with only few seeing it as a character trait. As a result, no systematic mechanism has ever been attempted to develop gratitude in children. Given the social issue of widespread lack of gratitude in the one-child generations of China, this article attempts to outline a mechanism of parental…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Altruism, Psychological Patterns, Affective Behavior
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Hu, Bi Ying; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Leng Ieong, Sylvia Sao; Guo, Haiying – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This research study examined the challenges faced by early childhood education (ECE) in rural China based on a qualitative study of 217 kindergarten classrooms in a large agricultural, rural province. This study utilised onsite teacher surveys, interviews, and observational field notes. This investigation's findings revealed important information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Ren, Lixin; Edwards, Carolyn Pope – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study examines relations among Chinese parents' expectations for children's development of social-emotional skills, parenting styles, and child social competence. A total of 154 parents with preschool-aged children from mainland China completed questionnaires measuring their timing of expectations for children's mastery of social-emotional…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Lau, Eva Yi Hung – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Parents' perceptions and practices of parental involvement during the transition from kindergarten to primary school were captured through individual interviews with 18 Chinese parents after their children had entered primary school. The responses revealed that in order to facilitate children's adjustment during school transition, parents tended…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes
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Chan, Siu Mui – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This study investigated relations between parental beliefs and mothers' reported responses to their children's negative emotions. Altogether 189 Chinese mothers of children aged six to eight years were interviewed in group sessions using structured questionnaires. It was found that Chinese mothers endorsed Guan, the Chinese parental beliefs. They…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Mothers, Parent Education, Correlation
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Coplan, Robert J.; Zheng, Shujie; Weeks, Murray; Chen, Xinyin – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The goal of the present study was to explore attitudes and responses to different forms of social withdrawal in China and Canada. Participants in this study were children in early elementary school in the People's Republic of China (n = 213; 113 boys, 100 girls, M[subscript age] = 6.11 years) and Canada (n = 162; 60 boys, 102 girls, M[subscript…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Age Differences, Vignettes, Foreign Countries
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Pan, Yue-Juan; Liu, Yan – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study developed a standardised mediated assessment to measure young children's mathematical ability in reasoning, abstraction and representation in number, computation, quantity, shape and relationship through six tasks with four levels. The percentage distribution of children at four levels on the tasks showed that the tiered mediations…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Program Effectiveness, Mathematical Aptitude
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Nyland, Berenice; Nyland, Chris; Maharaj, Elizabeth Ann – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
The education and care of children during their first years has long been a topic of debate for policy-makers and researchers. In recent years, neurological and longitudinal research has highlighted the impact the education and care environment can have on the long-term cognitive, social and emotional development of young children. China's…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Emotional Development
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