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Karademir, Abdulhamit; Kartal, Ayça; Türk, Cumhur – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study is to determine preschool teachers' science education activities, problems they encounter and solutions they devise, and methods and techniques they use during those activities. Phenomenology, which is a qualitative research design, was used. The study sample consisted of 15 female preschool teachers of primary schools in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Acar, Ibrahim H.; Veziroglu-Celik, Mefharet; Garcia, Aileen; Colgrove, Amy; Raikes, Helen; Gönen, Mübeccel; Encinger, Amy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The current study is an examination of the teacher--child relationships (closeness and conflict) as a predictor of children's self-regulation in preschool, with a focus on child gender as moderator of associations between teacher--child relationships and children's self-regulation. Participants were 291 low-income children (159 males; 37-70 months…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Altun, Dilek – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Early literacy skills are part of a larger set of skills, knowledge, and affective responses gained throughout childhood; however, emergent reading motivation has been neglected in research and practice. Theoretical models for reading motivation are available in the literature, but they were developed based on school-aged children and print-based…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Emergent Literacy, Reading Motivation, Preschool Children
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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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Alan, Ümran; Erdogan, Serap – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Although the importance of nature of science (NOS) instruction for learners as young as kindergartners is emphasised in a great number of documents and studies, very little research has been conducted in early childhood contexts. Thus, researchers are still not able to see a comprehensive picture of young children's understandings of NOS. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Kindergarten, Developmental Stages
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Sak, Ramazan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study compares the job satisfaction, job burnout and organizational cynicism of 233 early childhood teachers, 141 female and 92 male, with special attention to gender differences. Data were collected using a personal information form, Job Satisfaction Scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey and Organizational Cynicism Scale, and the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Burnout
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Ogelman, Hulya Gulay – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
In terms of gaining environmental awareness and sensitivity, preschool is the most important period in an individual's life. Preschool education enables lasting steps to be taken towards sustainable development, which has become widespread issue of increasing importance in recent years, and whose importance continues to increase. There is a need…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Group Activities, Kindergarten
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This retrospective study is an in-depth investigation of the perspectives of Turkish immigrant parents on their children's early schooling in the United States (PreK-3). It specifically explores how these parents connect with or are disconnected from school culture, and how their socio-cultural understanding of education and teachers influence…
Descriptors: Research Design, Qualitative Research, School Culture, Early Childhood Education
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Ivrendi, Asiye; Isikoglu, Nesrin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine fathers' participation in and views about play. This study was conducted in the southwestern part of Turkey and its sample consisted of 97 fathers who had a child attending randomly chosen public early childhood institutions. The Parents' Participation and Views on Play instrument was developed and used to…
Descriptors: Play, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Fathers