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Kambouri, Maria; Wilson, Teresa; Pieridou, Myria; Quinn, Suzanne Flannery; Liu, Jie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Building on Froebelian principles that highlight the importance of family and community, this study explored the importance of collaboration and communication as part of a two-way dialogue. The aim was to identify the key characteristics of a model that would encourage interest and commitment to partnerships from both parents and practitioners.…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Trust (Psychology)
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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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Stockall, Nancy; Blackwell, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Students with ASD frequently experience anxiety disorders as a co-occurring condition (Kent and Simonoff in Anxiety Child Adolesc Autism Spectr Disord. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-805122-1.00002-8, 2017). Symptoms related to anxiety disorders affect students with ASD in a variety of domains, including academic performance, inclusion…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Comorbidity
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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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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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Gao, Qianyi; Hall, Anna; Linder, Sandra; Leonard, Alison; Qian, Meihua – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The demographic landscape in the United States is changing rapidly, and early childhood programs are experiencing an increase in the enrollment of Dual Language Learners (DLLs). The current study employed a mixed-methods case study design to explore the impact of creative drama on Head Start DLLs' social and emotional development. Six DLLs…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Social Emotional Learning, Dramatic Play
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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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Abdulaziz, Noor Amal – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study was intended to evaluate the impact of socioeconomically disadvantaged children's participation in the Texas home instruction for parents of preschool youngsters (TXHIPPY) program on their school readiness and academic achievement for grades K to eight. The study used a quasi-experimental design and applied optimal full propensity score…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Preschool Children, Home Instruction, School Readiness
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Savina, Elena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This paper provides a comprehensive review of the role of self-regulation for academic achievement and behavior in the early childhood education classroom. It discusses neurocognitive processes involved in self-regulation including response inhibition, voluntary attention, and working memory. Response inhibition creates a delay in responding which…
Descriptors: Self Control, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Gable, Sara; Fozi, Afiah Mohd; Moore, Alex M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study evaluates the efficacy of a physically-active number learning game for young preschoolers. The intervention adapts Ramani and Siegler's (Child Develop 79(2):375-394, 2008) successful The Great Race by modifying the mode of play from seated at a table to jumping with two feet on a large game mat. 75 children (mean age: 46 months) in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Activities, Numbers, Preschool Children
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Doni, Eleni – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The presence of gender-related professional stereotypes has been detected as early as preschool. The value of counterstereotypical role model interventions in triggering changes in the gender perceptions of children has been extensively researched with varying results. In the present study, drawing on the operational tool of exposing children to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschools, Childrens Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Vuorinen, Kaisa; Pessi, Anne Birgitta; Uusitalo, Lotta – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Compassion refers to noticing, feeling and acting to alleviate suffering in others. Being one of the crucial socio-emotional and cultural skills, surprisingly little is known of early childhood education (ECE) teachers' compassionate behavior and their ability to teach it to children. Overall, research on compassion in early childhood education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Haslip, Michael J.; Donaldson, Leona – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Character strengths improve performance and well-being but are rarely studied among early childhood educators. This qualitative study describes how in-service early childhood educators (n = 17, United States) resolved workplace challenges following a character strength application intervention. During professional development, teachers learned to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Intervention, Professional Development
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