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Pereira, Sara; Rodrigues, Maria José; Vieira, Rui Marques – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Science education become one prioritie of modern societies, with the purpose of forming scientifically literate youth and adults. They play an active role in solving the problems existing in society, making critical and informed decisions. In this paper we discuss the need for scientifically literate citizens and the relevance of practical work as…
Descriptors: Play, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Decision Making
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Wainwright, Nalda; Goodway, Jackie; Whitehead, Margaret; Williams, Andy; Kirk, David – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The Welsh foundation phase is a play-based curriculum for 3-7-year-olds advocating outdoor and experiential approaches to learning. Play-based outdoor learning increases interaction with a range of affordances giving opportunities for movement in learning. Children assign activities as either play or not play-based on a series of cues. Teaching…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Curriculum, Outdoor Education, Learning Activities
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Bilton, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This paper explores the views and attitudes of a small group of teachers concerning the early years outdoor teaching and learning environment. Further their responses are compared to an online survey of teachers examining their attitudes to the early years outdoor environment. This extends the current knowledge as to the drivers for teachers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Outdoor Education, Preschool Children
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Dale Tunnicliffe, Sue; Gkouskou, Eirini – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Children are born to play and are born as intuitive scientists and use numeracy and literacy in their play. Playing is an essential apprenticeship for developing scientific (STEM) literacy. Observing children spontaneously playing reveals that they are experiencing STEM in action. They are observing phenomena, asking questions, solving problems,…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, STEM Education
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Yaremych, Haley E.; Volling, Brenda L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study examined the links between mothers' and fathers' emotion socialization practices and social behaviour between siblings. We utilized parent reports from 57 two-parent families with preschool- and toddler-aged siblings to assess parental responses to children's negative emotions, as well as siblings' engagement in positive involvement,…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Socialization, Emotional Development
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Toran, Mehmet; Hacifazlioglu, Özge – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aims to reveal the meanings attached to the concept of childhood and discuss how it is conceptualized and shaped with cultural attributes by parents and preschool teachers. The study was based on both quantitative and qualitative stance. One hundred and thirty parents and 125 preschool teachers participated in the first phase of the…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Influences, Parent Influence, Teacher Influence
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Brody, David L.; Scheiner, Esther Y.; Dimri Ben Ari, Mordechai; Tzadok, Yair; van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina Maria; Lepola, Janne – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This international study compared motivational tendencies among pre-school children from Israel, Finland and the Netherlands. Teachers were asked to rate students' behaviours during semi-structured tasks using the Child Behaviour Motivational Scale (CBeMo) which measures task orientation, task avoidance, and social dependence. Motivational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Student Motivation, Cultural Differences
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Ata, Seda; Yagan Güder, Sevcan – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
It is believed that parental behaviours play a critical role in the development of self-concept. Recent research studies have shown that parents' romantic attachments affect both their parental behaviours and their children's behaviours. The purpose of this research is to examine predictive levels of parents' level of dimensions of attachment…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Parent Role, Child Development
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Sugiyo Pranoto, Yuli Kurniawati; Hong, Jianzhong – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aims to evaluate whether mothers and their children have the same perspective on the children's happiness. It enriched studies gap concerning agreement on perspective about young children happiness. Some studies showed agreement, the others showed disagreement. In total 777 children and 367 mothers were involved in this study. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Mothers, Parent Attitudes
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Holochwost, Steven J.; Volpe, Vanessa V.; Iruka, Iheoma U.; Mills-Koonce, W. Roger – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
While the role of early maternal parenting practices in the development of executive functions (EFs) has received considerable attention in the literature, little is known about how specific parenting behaviours may be related to EFs within different racial groups. Therefore, the present study examines the joint impact of specific maternal…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Mothers, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship
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Kayili, Gökhan; Kuscu, Özden – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This research investigated the effects of Orff-based attention-enhancing music education programme on impulsive preschool children's cognitive tempo. The research was conducted using a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design. Thirty preschoolers were included in this research; 15 in the experimental and 15 in the control groups.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Preschool Children, Attention, Teaching Methods
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Hofslundsengen, Hilde; Magnusson, Maria; Svensson, Ann-Katrin; Jusslin, Sofia; Mellgren, Elisabeth; Hagtvet, Bente E.; Heilä-Ylikallio, Ria – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study investigates the physical literacy environment of preschools in three Nordic countries. The environments were assessed using an observation protocol in a total of 131 classrooms with children aged between one and seven in Sweden, Norway and Finland. The results showed that children's books were common and accessible in all three…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Preschool Education, Technological Literacy, Multilingualism
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Shiu, Shiou-Ping; Wang, Sze-Han; Chen, Yu-Jun – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study used a quasi-experimental design to test if a small scale intervention improved self-regulation with 94 kindergarten children in Taiwan. The purpose of this study was to draw on the theory of Vygotsky and examine activities that could fit into the class schedule without substantially changing the basic curriculum and would require…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Self Control, Kindergarten
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Metin Aslan, Özge – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The purpose of this research is to examine cultural difference in Turkish and American preschoolers' play, aggression and victimization behaviours. The research has been performed in a nursery school affiliated to a university in one of the big cities of Turkey and in two nursery schools affiliated to a university in one of the Northern states of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Cross Cultural Studies, Victims
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Robertson, Natalie; Yim, Bonnie; Paatsch, Louise – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Dramatic play is a typical activity that provides many benefits for preschool children's learning and development. This paper presents the findings of a mixed-method study that examined the level of preschool children's involvement in dramatic play and the connection between this involvement and the quality of the classroom environment. The study…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Educational Quality, Teaching Methods, Student Participation
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