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Al-Elaimat, Ali; Adheisat, Majdi; Alomyan, Hesham – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aimed at investigating the relationship between the parenting styles and emotional intelligence of a sample of kindergarten children in Zarqa II Governorate, Jordan. To achieve this objective, two measures were utilized, namely, the emotional intelligence scale of the kindergarten children and the parenting styles scale on a sample of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Emotional Intelligence, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Takriti, Rachel A.; Elhoweris, Hala; Atkinson, Susan J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Starting school has been shown to correlate with later school outcomes. The success of the transition of special educational needs (SEN) pupils depends on the child's adaptation to the new environment and on the teachers and school supports to facilitate learning. Previous research indicates that expectations of teachers toward pupils with SEN…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Ha, Min Kyung – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study investigated the structural relationships between Korean mothers' marital conflict, social support, value of children, and follow-up childbirth plan. It also examined the mediating influence of social support and value of children on these relationships. A structural equation model analysis was performed on 1,285 mothers' survey…
Descriptors: Mothers, Marital Satisfaction, Social Support Groups, Parent Child Relationship
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Betawi, Amy – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The study aimed to provide insights into the moral integrity of children in one Jordanian school in Amman. In the absence of values, the situation in Jordanian schools continue to deteriorate ethically, there is an increase in cheating, bullying, and vandalism. Therefore, this study aimed to measure the effectiveness of a character education…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Integrity, Bullying, Ethics
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Yang, Hsiu-Wen; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Meadan-Kaplansky, Hedda – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Children with disabilities tend to participate in fewer physical activities than typically developing children. To promote participation in physical activities for children with disabilities, it is important to understand (a) parents' experiences and roles in supporting their children's physical activities and (b) factors that might influence…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Preschool Children, Mothers, Disabilities
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Cederborg, Ann-Christin – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study explores how 3-5 year-old children negotiate participation rights during peer play in a preschool in Sweden. The interest is on how they build relations moment-by-moment. I specifically analyze how they negotiate participation rights with a focus on how they include and exclude each other in the ongoing activity. This is an ethnographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children
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Loizou, Eleni – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine how an early childhood education (ECE) curriculum responds to children's voices in reference to transition from kindergarten to first grade. Drawing from the findings of a previous study which examined the empowering and limiting aspects of transition as voiced by first graders, I consider the points where…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Childrens Attitudes, Adjustment (to Environment), Elementary School Students
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Dempsey, Lynn – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study examines how pre-readers' comprehension of story read-alouds is affected when story goal structure deviates from the canonical event. Forty children (30-59 months) were read stories in which there was either a match or mismatch between story and event goal structure. Children's content comprehension scores for the matched story (M =…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Prereading Experience
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Palla, Linda – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This review aims to provide an overview of content in Nordic research between 2006-2014 in the field of special education in preschool. More specifically, this review identifies the similarities and variation in and between content in the research. A total of 31 studies were found to be relevant. A summative thematic content analysis was made. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Special Education, Inclusion
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Brownell, Celia A.; Drummond, Jesse – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care (n = 1364), we examined how experiences in early childcare (ECE) and in families from 6 to 54 months predicted the development of first-grade prosocial behaviour (PSB), a core component of social and emotional success. SEM analyses revealed several key pathways: (1) both ECE process quality and…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Early Childhood Education, Predictor Variables, Prosocial Behavior
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Ma, Junqian – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Children's transition to school has been widely investigated, but most studies do not clearly define its starting point. By drawing on the cultural-historical concept of the social situation of development, and selecting 'role adjustment' as the unit of analysis, this paper seeks to clearly define the starting point of children's transition to…
Descriptors: Social Adjustment, School Readiness, Case Studies, Asians
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Howells, Kristy; Wellard, Ian; Woolf-May, Kate – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Objectives: This paper explores the impact of physical education (PE) lessons, focusing on children aged 6-7 years, an underrepresented age in physical activity research. Methods: 10 children wore Actigraph accelerometers recording physical activity throughout the school day (9 am until 3.10 pm), for a year. Repeated measures ANOVA analysed: type…
Descriptors: Young Children, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Physical Education
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Kahraman, Ayse; Gümüs, Merve; Binay Yaz, Seyda; Basbakkal, Zümrüt – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aimed to examine the assessment of nutritional status in early childhood and the experiences of the mothers whose children started traditional and/or baby-led complementary weaning. The study included 485 mothers who used social media, all of whom had a 6-24 month-old child receiving complementary foods. In order to collect data,…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Infants, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship
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Han, Jihyeon – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aimed to facilitate a better understanding of the psychological characteristics of maltreated children by comparing attachment representations between maltreated and non-maltreated pre-schoolers. Participants included 46 maltreated and 48 non-maltreated (children for whom evidence of maltreatment has not been identified or reported)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Child Abuse, Psychological Patterns
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Katsiada, Eleni; Roufidou, Irini – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Young children's use of their Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) environment affordances, and especially the affordances of the floor, is an under researched area, both in Greece and internationally. This paper draws on findings from an ethnographic case study research conducted in Greece and presents an account of children's…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Educational Environment, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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