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Nasiopoulou, Panagiota – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study aims to explore profiles of preschool teachers' intentions when they divide the children into subgroups. Interactionist perspectives, Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, and a pedagogical perspective on preschool quality provide the foundation for the study's theoretical framework. By applying a person-centered analytical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Intention, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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MacDonald, Amy; Huser, Carmen; Sikder, Shukla; Danaia, Lena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This article reports findings from a two-year independent evaluation of the "Little Scientists" program; a program providing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professional development for early childhood educators across Australia. This article reports on the qualitative data gathered with educators to illustrate…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Teachers
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Taylor, Meaghan Elizabeth; Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
With a heavy increase in academic expectations and standards to be learned in the early years, educators are facing the challenge of integrating important academic standards into developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children in kindergarten. To meet this challenge, there is a need to become familiar with the role of play in the…
Descriptors: Play, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods, Social Development
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Bahlmann Bollinger, Chelsey M.; Myers, Joy K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Few studies connect teachers' intentionality with children's writing in play-based contexts. Thus, the goal of this study (n = 5) was to examine how the use of stations and intentional teaching encouraged writing in two preschool classrooms. Interviews with the preschool director and classroom teachers as well as observations of the children…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Pieng, Patrick; Okamoto, Yukari – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The present study investigated if preschool children's intention understanding could predict their use of other-oriented conflict resolution strategies. Participants were 30 preschool children (13 girls, M[subscsript age] = 4.46 years, SD = 0.73, range: 3.21-5.50 years). The children were observed for their conflict resolution strategies during…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Intention, Conflict Resolution, Predictor Variables
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Slutsky, Ruslan; Tuul, Maire; Gol-Guven, Mine; Kragh-Müller, Grethe; Foerch, Daniela Fenu; Paz-Albo, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Increased emphasis on academics has led to play becoming a controversial and topical issue in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). Although play has been extensively researched we still lack consensus on what play is and how play is actually implemented and used in ECEC classrooms. The present cross-cultural study aims at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Correlation, Play
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Baker, Megina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
An increase in the Dual Language Learner (DLL) population has led to a critical need for early childhood educators to understand how to best serve DLL children and their families. This article describes a qualitative multiple-case study that investigated specific teaching practices for DLLs in six community-nominated exemplary preschool classrooms…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Syrjämäki, Marja; Pihlaja, Päivi; Sajaniemi, Nina K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article focuses on the initiatives taken by children and the responses given by professional adults with regard to the pedagogy of enhancing peer interaction among diverse learners. The study took place in four integrated special groups of public early childhood education. In groups of this kind, typically developing children and those with…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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de Waal, Elna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are foundational and therefore play an important role in the overall development, sport-specific skills, and academic achievement of children. The aim of the study was to determine if a correlation exists between FMS and the academic performance of 5- to 6-year-old preschoolers. An empirical study including one…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preschool Children, Correlation, Screening Tests
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Kambouri-Danos, Maria; Ravanis, Konstantinos; Jameau, Alain; Boilevin, Jean-Marie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's everyday activities enable them to learn some science even before entering preschool education and children bring these ideas with them when entering education settings. Some of these ideas, or else mental representations, may not be compatible with what is generally accepted by the scientific community. This paper presents the results…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preschool Education, Learning Processes, Water
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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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McCollow, Meaghan M.; Hoffman, Holly H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During early childhood, practitioners and family members are often tasked with determining optimal approaches to support social skill development in young children with developmental disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings. Eight different evidence based approaches are highlighted (social narratives, scripting, pivotal response…
Descriptors: Social Development, Check Lists, Problem Solving, Video Technology
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Warrier, Sheela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A large amount of research has been conducted on play and in recent years the disappearance of play has been questioned (e.g., Brown in Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter? 2016; Ebbeck and Waniganayake in Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2016).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Wickstrom, Hanna; Pyle, Angela; DeLuca, Christopher – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
There is rising concern in research and practice to improve early years mathematics education as initial mathematical mastery sets the foundation for future academic success. In response to these concerns, this study used observational data from 20 kindergarten classrooms to understand current pedagogies teachers use for mathematics. In…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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