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Zhong, Mei; Zhao, Hongxia; Ai, Jun; Zeng, Songtian; Stone-MacDonald, Angela K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Research on bullying and victimization has largely focused on univariate analyses on older children. Little is known regarding the bullying and victimization experience of young children with a person-centered approach, especially in Chinese affordable kindergarten settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Kindergarten, Incidence
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Hu, Bi Ying; Wu, Zhongling; Kong, Zhaowei – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The present research examined the effects of family-related factors on how parents perceive and choose physical activities that stimulate their children's physical fitness and motor development. Using the random sampling approach, a total of 284 4- to 5-year-old children (n = 147 boys; n = 137 girls) were included in the sample. These children's…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Parent Attitudes, Measures (Individuals)
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Cheng, Xiulan; Zhang, Hui; Cao, Jinjin; Ma, Ying – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Teachers' psychological well-being is linked to their classroom teaching and student development outcomes. Kindergarten teachers are generally subject to psychological stress and burnout, but mindfulness training programs may be a promising way to alleviate these issues. This pilot study used a mixed-methods design to evaluate the feasibility and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Emotional Intelligence
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Tan, Fei; Gong, Xin; Zhang, Xiao; Zhang, Ronghua – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The concept, approaches to learning (ATL), is an important dimension of children's school readiness, which reflects children's enthusiasm and engagement in learning settings. Due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), when preschools were shut down for months and children's social interactions were greatly limited, preschoolers' ATL might be…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Preschool Education
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Jin, Meilan; Moran, Mary Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Many researchers have investigated the cooperative problem solving (CPS) of children during play; however, there is a lack of studies focused on teachers' beliefs about how to support the development of children's CPS in classrooms. This study aims to investigate the pedagogical beliefs of Chinese (n = 3) and US (n = 3) teachers about the CPS of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Play, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Sun, Kai; Moreno, Robert P. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Despite the well-documented phenomenon that Chinese parents tend to be actively involved in their young children's education, few studies have explored how Chinese parents manifest math involvement and how their practices operate in early math learning at home. This study investigated Chinese mothers' teaching behavior and its relation to child…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities
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Wei, Yonggang; Wang, Lu; Tan, Li; Li, Qinglong; Zhou, Dongmei – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study highlights a survey on 5783 kindergarten teachers' occupational commitment and its influencing factors in the socioeconomic context of China during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected through the WenJuanXing public online platform. Quantitative analysis results showed that kindergarten teachers' occupational commitment was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Persistence, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Luo, Wenwei; Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The rapid development of technologies has complicated its adoption and integration into early childhood teacher professional development in China. The government of China has developed policies and provided financial support to improve preschools' ICT infrastructure. Whereas various studies have examined the digital technology development provided…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Early Childhood Education, Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers
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Wang, Shiyao; Hou, Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Learning stories have been adopted as a form of assessment in early childhood education worldwide to assess children's learning processes, learning dispositions, and well-being. However, a paucity of research has been done which examines the applicability of learning stories in China. This case study investigated how learning stories are used by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Story Telling, Evaluation Methods
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Tan, Tony Xing; Zhou, Yi; Li, Gen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Research shows that maternal education influences children's academic performance indirectly through the quality of the home environment. In this study, we tested the role of 12 variables within the home environment (e.g., eating meals together, reading for fun at home, number of children's books, watching TV, and bedtime) to help identify those…
Descriptors: Mothers, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Gu, Yuanbo; Wang, Ruimei; You, Xuqun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Working in early childhood education exposes preschool teachers to a wide variety of work stressors that deplete energy and necessitate recovery. Based on the effort-recovery model and conservation of resources theory, this two-wave study examined the effects of recovery experiences (i.e., psychological detachment and relaxation) on the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Work Environment, Stress Variables, Stress Management
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Pirskanen, Henna; Jokinen, Kimmo; Karhinen-Soppi, Anu; Notko, Marianne; Lämsä, Tiina; Otani, Midori; Meil, Gerardo; Romero-Balsas, Pedro; Rogero-García, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The transition to formal education is a critical transition in children's lives that has importance for socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. In the transition process, teachers are key players who work intensively with children and their families. This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of children´s socio-emotional behavior during…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Busio, Dionne Sills; Boone, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The Third Edition of the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was evaluated for its effectiveness as an international assessment tool for use by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This expanded study was conducted in nine countries [People's Republic of China (2 sites), Guatemala, India, Italy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Psychometrics
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Hung, Hsuan-Fang – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
The ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was developed to provide an international assessment tool that can be used by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This pilot study was conducted in four countries to investigate the psychometric properties of the GGA within and across different countries.…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Children, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics
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