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Addessi, Anna Rita – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
This paper deals with an action-research project currently being undertaken at the University of Bologna concerning the observation of music making during daily routines with under-four children during diaper change, bedtime and free-play. Several observational protocols were carried out in natural and spontaneous contexts. The data analysis was…
Descriptors: Play, Mothers, Musicians, Infants
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Gillen, Julia; Cameron, Catherine Ann; Tapanya, Sombat; Pinto, Giuliana; Hancock, Roger; Young, Susan; Gamannossi, Beatrice Accorti – Early Child Development and Care, 2007
This paper explores the methodology of an ecological investigation of aspects of culture in the interactional construction of early childhood in diverse global communities: Peru, Italy, Canada, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Regarding culture as a dynamic dimension of the child's socialisation, the approach taken was to film a "day in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Cultural Context, Children
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Stefani, Loredana Hvastja; Camaioni, Luigia – Early Child Development and Care, 1983
Peer social interaction in the first year of life (8-10 months) was examined with regard to (1) the content of the interaction and (2) the effects of partner familiarity on the interaction. Results show that familiarization positively affects peer social interactions. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Foreign Countries, Infants, Influences
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New, Rebecca – Early Child Development and Care, 1989
Provides descriptive data on infant care environments of 20 Italian infants. Considers both physical and social characteristics of the caregiving environment. Also looks at the content and pattern of mother-infant interactions, cultural values, and maternal attitudes. (PCB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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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
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Calder, Pamela – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Studied usefulness of Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) for cross-national comparisons of nursery school quality. Found that ratings can be made in two hours, and can provide comparisons on several important criteria, but because the scale is empirically, rather than theoretically based, its use can obscure cultural differences in…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria
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