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Longobardi, Emiddia; Spataro, Pietro; Frigerio, Alessandra; Rescorla, Leslie – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The present study examined the relation between language and social ability in a sample of 268 preschoolers aged 18-35 months. Expressive language was assessed with the Italian adaptation of the Language Development Survey (LDS), and Social Competence was assessed with the Questionnaire on Peer Interactions in the Kindergarten (QPI). Results…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Child Language, Linguistic Competence, Interpersonal Competence
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Cigala, Ada; Mori, Arianna; Fangareggi, Francesca – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Perspective taking, defined as the ability to assume another's perspective, can be considered a multidimensional construct which is composed of three different components: cognitive, visual and affective. This study wanted to verify the possibility of promoting perspective taking in preschoolers using ecological training. The maintenance of…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Perspective Taking, Preschool Children, Control Groups
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Baker, Fiona S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This article discusses a teacher educator's reflections on her participation in an international study group and visits to the infant-toddler and pre-schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, as inspiration for early childhood teacher education in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The following five themes are reflected on, for teacher education in the context of Abu Dhabi:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Participation, Infants