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Mertala, Pekka – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In this study, written assignments from preservice early childhood teachers were examined to find answers to the following research questions: (1) What beliefs do preservice teachers have about children and technology at home? (2) How are parents represented in preservice teachers' beliefs about children and technology? (3) What are the…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Betawi, Iman Amy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study examines the relationship between levels of exposure to war and the psychological symptoms on the well-being of displaced children at Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan. One hundred and thirty-three parents of children aged 0-12 years completed a survey that measures exposure to violence, and the impact of such exposure. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Refugees
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van der Merwe, Maria N.; Mosca, Renata; Swanepoel, De Wet; Glascoe, Frances P.; van der Linde, Jeannie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Developmental delays are increasing worldwide, as a result of exposure to environmental risk factors. Early detection services are often inaccessible in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). An mHealth developmental screening programme with community care workers (CCWs) was investigated. CCWs administered a smartphone application to vulnerable…
Descriptors: Identification, Developmental Delays, Children, Screening Tests
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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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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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Baker, Claire E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study used a large sample of mostly non-resident fathers (74%) to determine whether father-school involvement (e.g. attending parent-teacher conferences) predicted better academic and social emotional skills after controlling for the influence of mother-school involvement, the quality of children's home learning environment, and…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent School Relationship, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Batki, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
With access to a unique sample of post-institutionalized Hungarian children, this study focused on the hypothesis that children who had been institutionalized for at least six months after birth have less developed capacities for emotion regulation; 90 children, aged 4-6, were placed in 1 of 3 groups: (1) children who had been institutionalized…
Descriptors: Children, Institutionalized Persons, Adoption, Child Rearing
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Colliver, Yeshe; Arguel, Amaël – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Play is traditionally considered the foundation of learning in the early years. Because play is characterized by free choice, it can be difficult for adults to ensure all learning is useful for children. The intervention described here took a novel approach to this problematic. It exposed 17 four-year-olds to different adult demonstrations to see…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Role Models, Play, Intervention
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de Paula, Artemis Paiva; Felinto, Priscila Magalhães Barros; Mascarenhas, Brisa Fernandes; Lima, Sarah Camilla Ferreira de Oliveira; Gobbi, Flávia Horta Azevedo; Hazin, Izabel Augusta – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The construct autobiographical memory (AM) refers to the mnemonic skill that enables individuals to form personal memories about their lives and re-experience them. Its ontogeny can be understood from the dialectic construction of maturational processes and the cultural-historical context. This research sought to further the knowledge regarding…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Memory, Nonparametric Statistics, Statistical Analysis
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Bildiren, Ahmet – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The objective of this study was to examine the different development characteristics of gifted children during the preschool period in comparison with normal developing children according to family observation. For this purpose, face-to-face interviews were carried out with the parents of 112 children identified as gifted and data regarding the…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Student Characteristics, Developmental Psychology, Gifted
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Peila-Shuster, Jacqueline J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Today's children, more than ever, will live their life trajectories with indistinct and/or elusive maps, and must find their own ways of being in this world. While finding one's way of being in the world is difficult enough, it is even more challenging for children experiencing barriers and lack of opportunities, often resulting from oppressive…
Descriptors: Career Development, Children, Occupational Aspiration, Child Development
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Ochaita, E.; Espinosa, M. A.; García-Llorente, I.; Fernández-López, M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This article chronologically reviews different contributions of the non-governmental organizations to the positive parenting initiative currently adopted in Spain. It starts with the theoretical framework adopted by UNICEF and the Oxford University researchers on the contribution of the International Agencies and NGOs to this subject that was…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Parenting Styles, International Organizations, Foreign Countries
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Barreto, Florencia Belén; González Safont, Llúcia; Roncallo, Claudia Patricia; Acha, Joana; Sánchez de Miguel, Manuel – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study presents the descriptive data of a family context assessment carried out using a new instrument which includes a wide range of variables identified in recent scientific literature as influencing children's psychological development. Participants were 772 families with children aged between 7 and 11. The results reveal variability…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Stress Variables, Parenting Styles, Self Esteem
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Arranz Freijo, Enrique B.; Rodrigo López, Maria J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This introduction presents a general overview of the regulations, policies, programmes and actions which currently exist in Spain within the field of positive parenting. The articles featured in this special issue showcase initiatives aimed at fostering child development through the promotion of parenting competences and family support. They are…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Public Policy, Child Development, Family Relationship
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Cummings, Katrina P.; Hardin, Belinda J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Cultural beliefs, values, language differences, and unfamiliar educational infrastructures and practices can impact immigrant parents' capacity to support their children with disabilities in their new country. This study presents perspectives of disability and experiences with special education services based on interviews with eight immigrant…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Immigrants
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