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Katsiada, Eleni; Roufidou, Irini; Wainwright, Jonathan; Angeli, Varvara – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Most research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, in Greece and internationally, focuses on children's relationships with their early years practitioners, but evidence regarding young children's role in the formation of these relationships is limited. This paper focuses on 10 children, under the age of three, recognizing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children
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McCree, Mel; Cutting, Roger; Sherwin, Dean – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper presents a longitudinal mixed methods study tracking 11 children (aged 5-7 on entry), defined as disadvantaged in multiple ways, i.e. social, behavioural and economic. They attended weekly Forest School and outdoor learning sessions over three years. The study investigates the project's impact on the children in terms of their academic…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Disadvantaged, Intervention, Forestry
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Elfer, Peter; Greenfield, Sue; Robson, Sue; Wilson, Dilys; Zachariou, Antonia – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The significance of practitioners' emotions in nursery interactions is evident in vivid accounts from widely different socio-cultural contexts. Work Discussion (WD) is a model of professional reflection distinctive in its attention to emotion in work interactions. Psychoanalytic conceptions, particularly the notion of the defended subject,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Job Satisfaction, Burnout
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Visu-Petra, Laura; Cheie, Lavinia; Câmpan, Maria; Scutelnicu, Ioana; Benga, Oana – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study aimed to investigate early interrelationships between temperament, short-term memory (STM) and working memory (WM), while also relating them to incipient anxious traits in a sample of 4-7-year-olds. Preschoolers were evaluated using verbal and visuospatial STM and WM tasks, while parental reports were used to assess children's…
Descriptors: Personality, Short Term Memory, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Ionescu, Thea; Ilie, Adriana – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In Romanian preschool settings, there is a tendency to use abstract strategies in language-learning activities. The present study explored if strategies based on an embodied cognition approach facilitate learning more than traditional strategies that progress from concrete to abstract. Twenty-five children between 4 and 5 years of age listened to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Foreign Countries, Story Reading
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Stefan, Catrinel A.; Avram, Julia – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The aims of the current study were (1) to replicate findings regarding the mediator role of emotion regulation (ER) between attachment and empathy; (2) to extend current knowledge by testing the moderator effect of ER on the relationship between attachment and empathy; and (3) to test an integrative moderated mediation model in which attachment…
Descriptors: Empathy, Attachment Behavior, Self Control, Preschool Children
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Fechete, Gabriela L.; Susa-Erdogan, Georgiana; Benga, Oana – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Internalizing problems are among the most common chronic psychological dysfunctions in childhood, yet the factors contributing to their emergence and persistence in preschool-aged children are still less understood. The contribution of specific individual variables (e.g. temperament), and that of proximal environmental factors, such as family…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Preschool Children, Personality Traits, Mothers
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Vasc, Dermina; Miclea, Mircea – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Iconic gestures illustrate complex meanings and clarify and enrich the speech they accompany. Little is known, however, about how children use iconic gestures in the absence of speech. In this study, we used a cross-sectional design to investigate how 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children (N = 51) communicate using pantomime iconic gestures. Children…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Preschool Children, Nonverbal Communication, Case Studies
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine; Erdemir, Ersoy – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This qualitative study investigated 27 US and 28 Turkish dyads of children between 4 and 6 years old who read 12 app books across a school year. Emergent coding and constant comparison were used to identify reading patterns in which the dyads engaged: hotspot-centric, text-centric, and integrated. Then we examined how characteristics of readers…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Multimedia Materials, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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Lohbeck, Annette – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Based upon self-concept and self-determination theory, the present study aimed to examine the measurement separability of young children's math self-concept (MSC) and six specific types of motivation, namely, intrinsic motivation (INTR), integrated motivation (INTEG), identified motivation (IDENT), introjected motivation, extrinsic motivation…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Self Concept, Elementary School Mathematics, Student Motivation
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Odenbring, Ylva – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Research relating to children's views on their childhood and everyday activities, as well as comparative studies around this topic, is still lacking. From this background, the current study hopes to contribute new knowledge to this field of research. This study is a comparative study exploring how children aged 6-7 years experience their everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Grade 1, Student Experience
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Grace, Rebekah; Walsh, Rosalind; Baird, Kelly – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study contributes to child voice research that seeks to understand the early childhood education and care (ECEC) experiences of young children. Forty-seven children from seven disadvantaged communities in NSW Australia, including urban, rural and remote areas, participated in a face-to-face interview guided by Ecocultural theory. The children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Disadvantaged Environment, Student Participation
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Séguin, Daniel G.; MacDonald, Beth – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In the present study, the associations between emotion regulation, temperament, and the quality of social relationships in early childhood were investigated. Thirty-one grade-one students were the focus of the study. Teachers completed the "School Social Behavior Scale" [Merrell, K. W. (1993). Using behaviour-rating scales to assess…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment, Personality, Interpersonal Relationship
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Pyle, Angela; Alaca, Betül – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Practitioners in play-based learning contexts face the challenge of developing developmentally appropriate practices while meeting rigorous academic curriculum standards. To date, play and academic learning have been predominantly conceptualized from an adult perspective. Considering that children are key agents in classroom play contexts, it is…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Childhood Attitudes, Play
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de la Rie, Sanneke; van Steensel, Roel C. M.; van Gelderen, Amos J. S.; Severiens, Sabine – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
To examine what kinds of parent-child interactions are elicited by different literacy-related activities, an exploratory study was conducted with 19 mother-child dyads. Although prompting boards are widely incorporated in pre- and primary school curricula, and in various family literacy programmes, scientific knowledge supporting their use is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Student Relationship, Interaction, Family Literacy
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