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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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McGuire, Patrick; Himot, Breanna; Clayton, Grant; Yoo, Monica; Logue, Mary Ellin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This paper outlines the development and implementation of a ten-week micro-curriculum, "Booked on Math," designed to introduce preschool children to foundational mathematics concepts through interactive read-alouds. The "Booked on Math" curricula includes ten book readings and associated inquiry-based lesson plans. "Booked…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Interaction, Reading Aloud to Others
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Oke, Ayooluwa; Butler, Judith E.; O'Neill, Cian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
There is considerable evidence that highlights the importance of family involvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC) on children's development and how when combined with professional involvement has a very positive impact on children's holistic development and therefore, quality ECEC. However, in practice, communicating with families…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Foreign Countries
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Altun, Dilek – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Advanced technology and the shift to a digital childhood have dramatically reshaped children's early life experiences. Children's literacy experiences are also evolving; in addition to printed storybooks, children are now exposed to electronic stories (e-stories). While previous studies have addressed the effects of e-stories on children's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Theory of Mind, Executive Function, Story Reading
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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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Sun, Kai; Moreno, Robert P. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Despite the well-documented phenomenon that Chinese parents tend to be actively involved in their young children's education, few studies have explored how Chinese parents manifest math involvement and how their practices operate in early math learning at home. This study investigated Chinese mothers' teaching behavior and its relation to child…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Learning Activities
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Kim, Hyun Jeong; Lee, Boram; Park, Hye Jun; Choi, Suh Yoon; Han, Yaeeun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study was to design a community-based, needs-sensitive, and culturally appropriate parenting education program that is effective for rural Malawian caregivers. With the use of the five-stage model, qualitative methods and procedures were used for developing the program. The presented program emphasized securing sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Community Programs, Parent Education
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Mohebi, Laila; Meda, Lawrence – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The global pandemic of COVID-19 forced trainee teachers from the United Arab Emirates to have virtual field experiences in the field of early childhood education. The various stakeholders, young children, families, preservice teachers, and university faculty hold different perceptions of online teaching formats. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Field Experience Programs
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Alkhede, Maria; Holmqvist, Mona – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study analysed how preschool teachers differently enacted the same mathematical activity for preschool children to discern numbers, and how this affected the children's learning opportunities during the activity. The analysis was based on variation theory and Chi's taxonomy of learning activities. Two Swedish preschool teachers' enactment of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Opportunities
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Cherrington, Sue; Cooper, Kath; Shuker, Mary Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Despite increasing understanding of the importance of including children and families from diverse backgrounds and family structures within early childhood education (ECE) programmes, little attention has been paid to how children and parents from Rainbow Families are included. This article draws on findings from two studies in Aotearoa New…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Segura-Martínez, Patrícia; Molina-García, Javier; Queralt, Ana; del Mar Bernabé-Villodre, María; Martínez-Bello, Daniel A.; Martínez-Bello, Vladimir E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Several aspects of the indoor early childhood education (ECE) environment may be associated with physical activity (PA), including indoor areas. Modifying the indoor physical environment in classrooms could have significant potential to influence PA in young children. However, to our knowledge, PA promotion interventions involving changes to the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Interior Space, Space Utilization
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Wei, Yonggang; Wang, Lu; Tan, Li; Li, Qinglong; Zhou, Dongmei – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study highlights a survey on 5783 kindergarten teachers' occupational commitment and its influencing factors in the socioeconomic context of China during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected through the WenJuanXing public online platform. Quantitative analysis results showed that kindergarten teachers' occupational commitment was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Persistence, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Steffen, Rose; Manz, Patricia H.; Innocenti, Mark S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) have mandated that Early Head Start (EHS) programs implement coaching experiences for education staff (§ 1302.93, ACF 2016). Therefore, coaching in EHS with the home visitor-as-coachee warrants further attention. Despite multiple calls for coaching home visitors, there remains a lack of research…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Coaching (Performance), Home Visits
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Yilmaz, Arif; Sahin, Figen; Buldu, Mehmet; Ülker Erdem, Ayça; Ezmeci, Fulya; Somer Ölmez, Berrin; Aydos, Emine Hande; Buldu, Elif; Ünal, Hazal Begüm; Aras, Selda; Buldu, Metehan; Akgül, Esra – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined the challenges of pedagogical documentation from the perspectives of Turkish early childhood teachers. Pedagogical documentation was initially introduced as a teaching, learning, and assessment tool in early childhood education settings in Turkey through a three-year project. A total of 22 early childhood teachers working in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Educational Practices, Documentation
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Chou, Yu-Ju; Hu, Bi-Ying; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined the moral discourse of 79 dyads of Taiwanese parents and children during shared storybook readings and the associations with children's cognitive and affective moral attributions. This study involved four- to six-year-old children who participated in a receptive language test and a moral reasoning task. Their responses were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Story Reading, Cognitive Development
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