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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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Hatton-Bowers, Holly; Howell Smith, Michelle; Huynh, Tuyen; Bash, Kirstie; Durden, Tonia; Anthony, Christine; Foged, Jaclynn; Lodl, Kathleen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Mindfulness can be incorporated into the early care and education setting as a mechanism to change a person's relationship with stressors and increase early childhood professionals' (ECPs) abilities to be present, aware, and more joyful with the children in their care. Mindfulness may serve as an important coping resource that can promote…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Metacognition, Resilience (Psychology)
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Sak, Ramazan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This qualitative study examined preschoolers' difficult questions and their teachers' responses to them. Data were gathered via interviews with 324 preschool teachers, who were asked two questions: "Could you please share the questions you have been asked by preschoolers in your classroom that were difficult for you to answer?" and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Information Seeking
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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Pedagogical documentation is practised in early childhood centres all over the world as a means to gauge the learning and development of children. From the point of view of teachers, however, documentation must compete with numerous other tasks. This paper explores the strategies teachers employ in order to integrate documentation into their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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Fonsén, Elina; Soukainen, Ulla – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
According to previous research, the leadership in early childhood education (ECE) needs to be strengthened and improved by building sustainable structures. The aim of the current research was to investigate how ECE professionals evaluate its leadership. The context of the study was a development project called Sustainable leadership in ECE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development
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Kim, Yeon Ha; Stormont, Melissa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of the present study is to investigate if early childhood educators' behavioral supports for young children are associated with their metacognitive knowledge of general problem-solving strategies. A sample of 175 Korean early childhood educators were surveyed regarding their implementation of behavioral support and meta-cognitive…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Metacognition, Problem Solving
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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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DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Meaux, Ashley B.; LaBiche, Erin H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Teaching has been identified as the most stressful profession in the human service industry (Greenberg in Teacher stress and heal the effects on teachers, students, and schools, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2016). Elevated teacher stress not only affects the teacher's well-being…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Stress Variables, Educational Environment, Classroom Environment
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Choi, Naya; Cho, Hye-Jung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study investigated the relationship between the temperament dimensions, home environment factors, and the two types of young children's learning motivation. The study aimed to investigate the relative contributions of predictors and identify the predictors of young children's intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation in a classroom-based…
Descriptors: Personality, Family Environment, Predictor Variables, Young Children
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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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Brenneman, Kimberly; Lange, Alissa; Nayfeld, Irena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
High quality early childhood education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning have gained recognition as key levers in the progress toward high quality education for all students. STEM activities can be an effective platform for providing rich learning experiences that are accessible to dual language learners and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Faculty Development, Preschool Curriculum
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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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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article compares developmental kindergartens of the past to current academic kindergartens through the voices of kindergarten teachers who taught in both types. Data were obtained from interviews of ten public school kindergarten teachers from California with experience in kindergarten ranging 18-34 years (M = 24). Teachers indicated that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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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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Ulusoy, Mustafa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The goals of this formative experiment were threefold: (a) to teach the story/visual elements and characteristics of picturebooks to pre-service teachers (PSTs) from the classroom teacher education department and to help them use these elements with elementary school students, (b) to enable the PSTs to create original self-published picturebooks…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade 3, Grade 4, Picture Books
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