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Venturelli, Elena; Cigala, Ada – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study focuses on the everyday morning microtransition in childcare centres that involves child-parent separation. This moment involves the contemporary presence of the child, caregiver and parent in the day-care centre. This coexistence is considered extremely relevant and full of important meanings for the interactive patterns they will…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Environment, Interaction
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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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Pinto, Giuliana; Accorti Gamannossi, Beatrice; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The cultural components of drawing allow one to consider it a symbolic form of cultural communication. The behavioural and cognitive mechanisms involved in the cultural transmission of symbolic communications are situated in an environment embedded in cultural-historical features that should be taken into account, as they give rise to variations…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Freehand Drawing, Young Children
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Balboni, Giulia; Pedrabissi, Luigi – Early Child Development and Care, 1998
Examined relationships between adjustment and academic achievement and effects of sociocultural background on parental expectations for primary school students in Italy. Found a significant relationship between adjustment and achievement. Parents were more willing than teachers to excuse poor adjustment or behavior in a high-achieving child.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Child Behavior, Foreign Countries