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Almendingen, Alexander; Clayton, Olivia; Matthews, Jan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study's purpose was to elucidate the experiences of educators raising and responding to child-related concerns within Early Childhood Education and Care settings. Parent satisfaction with interactions, educators' ratings of how well interactions went, and educator confidence related to raising or responding to concerns, were examined.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction
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Yin, Hongbiao; Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined kindergarten teachers' behavioural intentions to implement play-based learning and its relationship to two types of facilitating factors: organisational (i.e., instructional leadership and trust in colleagues) and individual (i.e., teacher self-efficacy). Structural equation modelling examining the direct and mediating effects…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Intention, Play
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Nakatsubo, Fuminori; Ueda, Harutomo; Kayama, Misa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study aims to examine pedagogical meanings of the "Mimamoru" approach frequently used by Japanese early childhood educators in children's physical fights. "Mimamoru" is a strategy in which educators intentionally withhold an intervention, while carefully observing children, to foster children's voluntary participation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Role
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Muratori, Pietro; Giofrè, David; Bertacchi, Iacopo; Darini, Alessandra; Giuli, Consuelo; Lai, Elisa; Modena, Alessia; Lochman, John E.; Mammarella, Irene – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The Coping Power Program is an evidence-based intervention for children identified to be at risk for developing externalizing behavioral problems. The Coping Power Program has been adapted to universally prevent behavioral problems in school-aged children. This study sought to test the efficacy of this adaptation, the Coping Power Universal…
Descriptors: Coping, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Elek, Catriona; Gibberd, Alison; Gubhaju, Lina; Lennox, Jodi; Highfold, Roxanne; Goldfeld, Sharon; Eades, Sandra – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Attendance at high-quality early childhood education and care services can have positive impacts on children's learning and development, particularly for disadvantaged children. Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory are among the most disadvantaged in Australia and stand to benefit in the short- and long-term from attending high-quality…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Jose, Kim; Banks, Susan; Hansen, Emily; Jones, Rachael; Zubrick, Stephen R.; Stafford, Joel; Taylor, Catherine L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
School readiness is a construct used by educators and policy makers to describe a range of abilities that are beneficial for children transitioning to school. The association of socioeconomic disadvantage with developmental vulnerability when children start school is well established. Parents play a crucial role in supporting children's transition…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Parents, Young Children
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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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Mavilidi, Myrto F.; Rigoutsos, Stylianos; Venetsanou, F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Early childhood centres are important places for physical activity promotion in young children, considering the amount of time that children spend at childcare centres. The aim of this study was to train early childhood educators on physical activity promotion in children. Participants included 150 preschool children (75 female; M age =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Education
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Probine, Sarah – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined the contextual factors that shape how young children come to value and use the visual arts in their learning. The research sought to understand more deeply, the impact of visual arts practices that are informed by sociocultural theories on children's and their family's perceptions and engagement with the visual arts in their…
Descriptors: Young Children, Visual Arts, Foreign Countries, Interaction
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Macdonald, Kirstin; Milne, Nikki; Pope, Rodney; Orr, Robin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study explored whether Year 1 school children exposed to a 12-week classroom-based gross motor program progressed differently than Year 1 children undertaking their regular school program in motor proficiency, mathematics, and reading outcomes. Fifty-five Australian Year 1 school children (25 boys, 30 girls, mean age 6.77 ± 0.40 years) were…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement
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Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko; Schultz, David – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The "first-grade problem" of the lack of concentration, listening, and following of instruction has been widely identified among Japanese kindergarten students. To promote their executive functioning and self-regulation to prevent this issue, we developed the Social Thinking and Academic Readiness Training (START) program. The…
Descriptors: Program Development, Self Control, Student Behavior, Kindergarten
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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Keung, Chrysa; Tam, Winnie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
In this study, a modified version of the Curriculum Orientation Inventory for Early Childhood Education (COI-ECE) is developed and validated with a sample of 717 in-service teachers from fifty Hong Kong pre-primary schools. Results of confirmatory factor analysis show that the curriculum beliefs of pre-primary school teachers can be conceptualised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Barblett, Lennie; Knaus, Marianne; Cahill, Rosemary; Hill, Susan; Cooper, Trudi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This paper reports on Aboriginal parents' perceptions about their involvement in a Western Australian pilot initiative called KindiLink. The program seeks to support parents as their child's first teacher and thereby enhance Aboriginal children's early-years development, while strengthening relationships between families and schools. A…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Parents as Teachers
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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Cordoba, Tanya E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
While teacher education programs are increasingly creating short-term study abroad programs to support developing teacher interculturality, programs often focus on schools typical of the host country. Few programs target a specific philosophical approach and its enactment in classrooms. This case study focuses on a two-week trip to the city of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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