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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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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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Zhang, Qilong; Morrison, Val – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Inclusive education has long been implemented in regular educational settings in many jurisdictions including New Zealand (NZ). Since many children with special educational needs (CSEN) are not identifiable in a family environment, to ensure all CSEN are supported in a timely manner, early identification should be an integral component of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Students
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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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Hostyn, Ine; Mäkitalo, Anna-Riitta; Hakari, Sylvia; Vandenbussche, Liselotte – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The advantage of pedagogical documentation has been widely documented in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC). However, little research points out how and why professionals are using pedagogical documentation from the staff's perspective itself. Therefore, this research aimed to examine how pedagogical documentation is employed…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Snell, Emily K.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Wasik, Barbara A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
New technologies offer exciting opportunities for improving home-school communication, family engagement, and children's learning in early childhood. This paper presents the results of an exploratory study focused on understanding how texting might enhance family-school engagement in early childhood settings. Using focus groups and surveys of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Family School Relationship, Early Childhood Education
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Sezici, Emel; Akkaya, Deniz Döne – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The study was conducted to examine the effect the 60-72 months of preschool children's motor skills have on their self-care skills. This is an analytical and sectional type of research. This study was conducted with aged 60-72 months of 126 preschool children between 15 March and 30 May 2019. The data were collected using the Self-Care Skills…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills, Daily Living Skills, Measures (Individuals)
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Zhu, Jie; Li, Hui; Hsieh, Wu-Ying – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Inclusive education has been promoted in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong since the 1990s, and it has now spread to pre-primary education. Without qualified teachers and sufficient resources, however, it is difficult to implement inclusion in early childhood settings. This case study investigated how inclusive education was practised in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Majoko, Tawanda – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study examined teachers' strategies for inclusion of children experiencing parental separation and divorce in mainstream early childhood development (ECD) in Zimbabwe. Entrenched in international research findings on best practices in inclusion and support for children experiencing parental separation and divorce in mainstream education, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Student Needs
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Höltge, Lea; Ehm, Jan-Henning; Hartmann, Ulrike; Hasselhorn, Marcus – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study addresses preschool teachers' self-efficacy beliefs in assessment and promotion of children's early language, social-emotional, and mathematical skills. The aim of the study was to find out to what extent preschool teachers believe to be able to assess and promote those skills, respectively. In a sample of 368 German preschool teachers,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Language Acquisition
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Owen, Alex – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores inclusive and exclusive perceptions within early years practice settings in England. Inclusion is understood to involve the acknowledgement and celebration of difference, rather than its problematization. A deficit-based discourse regarding diversity is challenged and the concept of "diversity gain" is explored. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Hall, Anna H.; White, Kelley M.; Guo, Ying; Emerson, Andrea – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study used a mixed method design with 245 preschool children, 255 teachers, and 156 parents. Researchers interviewed children and surveyed teachers and parents about their perceptions of preschool children's writing abilities and developmental writing stages. The results of the study showed that each group defined writing differently…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Scherr, Marla; Johnson, Tricia Giovacco – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores how three early childhood teachers working in grant-funded preschools within a public school context construct and negotiate their professional identities. Teachers share narratives that contribute to an understanding of how their beliefs, knowledge, and practice are marginalized by the context in which they work. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Professional Identity, Preschool Education, Public Schools
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Yamamoto, Noriko; Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined gender differences in kindergarten students' ability for behavioural self-regulation and executive function in East Japan. One hundred and eleven 5-year-old children were assessed on behavioural self-regulation, inhibitory, and working memory tasks (direct measurement). Children's responses to the teacher's instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Executive Function, Self Control
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Howells, Kristy; Meehan, Catherine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored early years' practitioners' and teachers' attitudes and confidence in delivering the UK Physical Activity guidelines [National Health Service (NHS). (2013). "Physical activity guidelines for children and young people." Retrieved July 15, 2015, from…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Guidelines, Physical Fitness, Nursery Schools
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