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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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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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Longstreth, Sascha L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend our previous work using the Teaching and Guidance Policy Essentials Checklist (TAGPEC) by examining the extent to which early childhood behavior guidance policies address language and culture and support program practices that promote fairness and equity for all children. Policies previously collected from…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Preschool Children
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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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Lam, Hazel Mei Yung; Wong, Jessie Ming Sin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The practice of documentation has been a "hard to reach place" for many preschool teachers despite the fact that it has largely been encouraged and used as a tool in early childhood settings to assess young children's learning. Recent policy changes in Hong Kong have also called for the continuous documentation and authentic assessment…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Throndsen, Jennifer E.; Shumway, Jessica F.; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
As children enter kindergarten, some are more academically prepared than others for a variety of reasons. One influence on kindergarten preparation is prior preschool experiences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between children's mathematical literacy at kindergarten entry and preschool attendance, preschool type…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Young Children
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Hewett, Brittany S.; La Paro, Karen M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
In the current study, collegiality, defined as social interactions and belongingness among teachers, and supervisor support, defined as teachers' perceptions of leadership and support, are explored. To examine these two dimensions of organizational climate in early care and education work environments, the Teacher Satisfaction Inventory (Cassidy,…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Educational Quality, Collegiality, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Westerberg, Diana; Newland, Rebecca; Mendez, Julia L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Caregivers are influential in young children's lives. As most children spend time in care outside of the home, it is critical to examine the interplay between parents and schools and how they influence children's development. The current study examined the spillover of student-teacher relationship quality to the home environment, namely, parenting…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Fridberg, Marie; Jonsson, Agneta; Redfors, Andreas; Thulin, Susanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The overall aim of the present study is to study model-based teaching and the collaborative inquiry learning of chemical processes and physical phenomena in preschool, with a specific focus on the verbal communication established between teachers and children (4-5 years old). According to variation theory, learning is always directed at a specific…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Torr, Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Research shows an association between mother-infant shared reading and children's language and literacy development. Educators in early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres frequently interact with groups of similar-aged infants, yet infant-educator shared reading has received little attention. This naturalistic observational study…
Descriptors: Infants, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers
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Nikiforidou, Zoi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Probabilities tend to become an integral part of early childhood mathematics curricula. Research has shown that at the age of 4, children indicate basics of probabilistic reasoning and can engage with probabilistic tasks and uncertainty. The aim of this study is to examine whether methodological and design alterations influence children's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Probability, Manipulative Materials
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Lukšík, Ivan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Some children, especially those living in poverty and from ethnic minority backgrounds, have difficulty accessing preschool education. This is despite the fact that preschooling is considered to provide the foundations to a successful education and social inclusion. In Slovakia this issue primarily affects Roma children (Roma are also referred to…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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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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