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Obee, Patricia; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Gerlach, Alison; Harper, Nevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Risky play is defined as thrilling and challenging forms of play that have the potential for physical injury and has been linked to developmental and health benefits for children in the early years. Currently, in Western contexts, children's opportunities for risky play is decreasing. Social factors such as practitioner and parental attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Risk, Young Children
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Cutrer-Párraga, Elizabeth A.; Heath, Melissa A.; Caldarella, Paul – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Literacy coaching, an effective professional development strategy for early childhood teachers, is a respected component in educational reform initiatives. This qualitative case study explored and described interactive processes between literacy coaches (n = 5) and Kindergarten teachers (n = 6). This study focused on how established kindergarten…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Resistance (Psychology), Emergent Literacy
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Han, Feifei; Degotardi, Sheila – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined infant educators' conceptions of infant language development and approaches to supporting the development. The phenomenographic analyses of interviews with 59 educators identified five and six hierarchically related conceptions and approaches respectively. The conceptions were broadly distinguished as deep or surface…
Descriptors: Infants, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Language Acquisition
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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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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Many recent articles have focused on reading instruction in kindergarten, but few have solicited the beliefs of the experts--kindergarten teachers. This study examined California teachers' perceptions of teaching reading to kindergarten students. Kindergarten teachers from northern to southern California were surveyed (N = 103). Teachers reported…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Albaiz, Najla E. A.; Ernest, James M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined kindergarten teachers' views about the importance and uses of school, family, and community partnerships (SFCPs) in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia. We used Epstein's model of SFCPs and explored the roles of teacher, family, and community support for parenting skills, two-way communication, volunteering, learning at home,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education
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Macdonald, Kirstin; Milne, Nikki; Pope, Rodney; Orr, Robin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Evidence suggests that multiple factors affect implementation of school-based physical activity interventions. This survey study examined the factors that influence the provision of classroom-based physical activity to students in the early years of primary school in Australia. A social ecological approach guided questionnaire design and analysis.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
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Jin, Meilan; Moran, Mary Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Many researchers have investigated the cooperative problem solving (CPS) of children during play; however, there is a lack of studies focused on teachers' beliefs about how to support the development of children's CPS in classrooms. This study aims to investigate the pedagogical beliefs of Chinese (n = 3) and US (n = 3) teachers about the CPS of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Play, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Connelly, Judy-Ann; Manningham, Suzanne; Champagne, Manon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Outdoor time is a positive correlate of physical activity in preschoolers; however, children remain highly sedentary even outdoors. This cross-sectional study thus aimed (1) to measure the physical activity levels of 30 preschool-aged children attending a centre-based childcare centre in a remote region located in Northwestern Québec (Canada) and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Care Centers, Physical Activity Level, Play
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Martínez-Bello, Vladimir E.; Bernabé-Villodre, María del Mar; Lahuerta-Contell, Sara; Vega-Perona, Herminia; Giménez-Calvo, Mila – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Early childhood education (ECE) teachers have traditionally been trained as generalists. However, there is now a growing awareness of the potential importance of having pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of physical activity opportunities in the ECE curriculum. Furthermore, several scholars argue that movement content knowledge in physical…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Activities, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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D'Agostino, Sophia R.; Douglas, Sarah N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are being increasingly included in early childhood settings. As such early childhood teachers need pre-service training to support their knowledge of ASD and preparation to implement evidence-based practices. Mentor teachers and administrators of pre-service clinical sites play an important role in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Mentors
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Greaves, Morten; Bahous, Rima – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This Early Childhood Education (ECE) study explores the impact of changing from a teacher-centered to a child-centered curriculum, on the professional perceptions of ECE educators working in a private ECE facility in Lebanon. The researchers conducted two rounds of focus groups and individual interviews to explore the perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum
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Villegas, Elizabeth; Sutter, Carolyn; Koester, Brenda; Fiese, Barbara H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
With increasing rates of childhood obesity in the United States, it is important to develop effective curricula that helps children learn and practice healthy habits. Given the large percentage of children who spend time in away-from-home care, childcare centers are opportune contexts to implement such curricula. We sought insight from 35 teachers…
Descriptors: Barriers, Health Education, Health Behavior, Habit Formation
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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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