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de Bruijn, Ymke; Emmen, Rosanneke A. G.; Mesman, Judi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The present study examined the representation of authors, illustrators, and characters of color in books for young children (6 years old and under) that (1) have won awards, (2) were purchased most often, and (3) were borrowed most often from libraries in the Netherlands from 2009 to 2018. Factors influencing the prominence of characters were…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Young Children, Authors
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Mullender-Wijnsma, Marijke Johanna; Hartman, Esther; de Greeff, Johannes Wilhelmus; Doolaard, Simone; Bosker, Roel Jan; Visscher, Chris – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In previous studies, the effects of physically active academic lessons on academic achievement have been shown. Less is known about follow-up effects and the effects for disadvantaged groups. The first aim of this study was to examine 7-9 months follow-up effects of a physically active academic intervention on academic achievement. The second aim…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Movement Education, Intervention
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Fukkink, Ruben; Helmerhorst, Katrien; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam; Sluiter, Rosanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Whereas various studies have examined the effects of in-service training, relatively little is known about effective approaches for improving interaction skills among pre-service teachers for early childhood education and care. In this study, the evidence-based in-service Caregiver Interaction Profile training course was implemented in Dutch…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Fukkink, Ruben; Jilink, Lisanne; Op den Kelder, Rosanne; Zeijlmans, Kirti; Bollen, Iris; Koopman, Letty – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Significant attention has been paid in the international literature to the effect of in-service training on the interaction skills of teachers in early childhood education and care. The growth of pre-service teachers during teacher education has received relatively little attention to date, however. In a mixed-methods longitudinal study, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence, Preservice Teacher Education