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Israelashvili, Moshe – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
An accurate and agreed upon evaluation of preschoolers' behavior is crucial for young children's positive development. This study explores possible cultural differences in cross-informants' evaluations. The premise is that informants who are from different cultures tend to give different evaluations of preschoolers' adjustment and/or that the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation
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Lifshitz, Nirit; Har-Zvi, Shirley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Proper acquisition of handwriting is required for success in school. This study compared the effects of two writing readiness interventions, "Traffic Light" and "Word and Sound" on kindergartners' handwriting quality, speed and positive reactions to writing. Handwriting readiness training for kindergarten children is…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness
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Schwartz, Mila; Hijazy, Sujoud; Deeb, Inas – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The current study was part of a large project focusing on bilingual development in the preschool classroom context. Its aim was to theorize free play as a social and language learning activity that provides opportunities for young learners to move towards second language production. The role of free play for language development in general, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Bilingual Education
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Wahle, Nira; Ponizovsky-Bergelson, Yael; Dayan, Yael; Erlichman, Orly; Roer-Strier, Dorit – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
This article explores children's perspectives on risk and protection in the context of war, exclusion, political conflict and immigration via the example of the excluded Ethiopian immigrant community in Israel. Thirty children of Ethiopian origin, aged four to six, shared their views on risk and protection with the aid of photography, drawings and…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Immigrants, War, Intervention
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Tal, Clodie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This article adds to the existing body of data that demonstrates how the use of in-depth case studies that include social episode analysis can deepen the teaching students' and researchers' understanding of the perceptions and skills needed for Classroom Management (CM). In this article, CM is defined as a meta-skill that integrates cognitive…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Case Studies
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Brody, David L. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
Because professionalism in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is measured by standards relating to caring, men in the field are often held to expectations associated with female behaviors. This research examines the tensions arising from this encounter and explores alternative solutions which male ECEC workers around the world have…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Self Concept, Preschool Teachers
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Tal, Clodie; Fares, Eshtiak; Azmi, Rim; Waab, Waffa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
This article describes a group of Druze preschool and kindergarten teachers from Northern Israel who participated in an in-service course in their community. The focus of the training experience was to improve the social climate of the classroom by implementing a life-world approach. Analysis of their reports shows that the children's meaningful…
Descriptors: Play, Group Activities, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Court, Deborah; Rosental, Ety – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Societies can examine themselves and their values through examining their literature and the way they use literature in values education. This research investigated the values embodied in children's literature used by early childhood teachers in Israeli state schools. On the basis of questionnaires completed by 14 early childhood educators, and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Values Education, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education
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Moin, Victor; Schwartz, Mila; Breitkopf, Anna – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2011
This study analyses Russian-speaking immigrant parents' beliefs and attitudes toward the education of their children in German and Israeli bilingual kindergartens. Why did the parents chose bilingual education? Which convergences and divergences exist in parents' beliefs, expectations and attitudes toward bilingual kindergartens in Germany and…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Speech Communication, Teaching Models, Parent Attitudes
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Plotnik, Ronit; Wahle, Nira – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2010
The changes in the kibbutzim went through a transition from a collectivistic society to an individualistic one, with an emphasis on family units. Parents found themselves in a new role that was not passed to them by inter-generational transfer, while caregivers lost their socialisation roles, expressed by exhaustion and low professional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Judaism, Caregiver Role
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Bekerman, Zvi; Tatar, Moshe – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2009
The present research effort aims to better understand parental choice of the Israeli Palestinian-Jewish bilingual primary schools and its implications in contributing (or not) to fostering multicultural and co-existence educational efforts in conflict-ridden societies. The manuscript offers a short description of the educational initiative under…
Descriptors: School Choice, Parent Attitudes, Multicultural Education, Jews
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Dayan, Yael – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2008
The role of a practicum supervisor of early childhood students has received limited research attention in discussions of professional practice in this field. This article discusses four phases in the author's personal journey towards professionalism in this role. The phases reflect an ongoing research-practice cycle: Phase 1 involved a research…
Descriptors: Practicums, Practicum Supervision, Young Children, Role Perception
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Leidman, Mary Beth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Discusses experiences in finding appropriate child care for a 10-month-old American infant in Israel. Criteria included location, caregiver-child ratio, caregiver background and training, physical plant, and equipment. Noticed consistent and intense interest in child's welfare, even by strangers on the street. Caregivers allowed child greater…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Mansbach-Kleinfel, Ivonne; Roer-Strier, Dorit – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2004
Culturally sensitive interventions in early childhood education are needed in societies in which immigrants have joined indigenous populations and where people with different national, ethnic or religious identities have created new communities. Although a theoretical framework for culturally sensitive research into child development exists, the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Roer-Strier, Dorit; Weil, Shalva; Adan, Hila – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2003
Examined effects of planned encounters between religious and secular Jewish children and parents at a school in Jerusalem, Israel, on perceptions of religiosity and secularism. Results suggest that each group was aware of its affiliation, could discern similarities and differences, and did not have stereotyped perceptions. Social encounters…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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