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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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Brown, Sally; Allmond, Alexandra – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
An extensive focus on written language in early literacy instruction and assessment for emergent bilinguals places students at a disadvantage since they are learning English as a new language. Typically, classroom instruction has a narrow view of literacy and is dominated by a focus on tested skills, with little emphasis on the diverse backgrounds…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education
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Doni, Eleni – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The presence of gender-related professional stereotypes has been detected as early as preschool. The value of counterstereotypical role model interventions in triggering changes in the gender perceptions of children has been extensively researched with varying results. In the present study, drawing on the operational tool of exposing children to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschools, Childrens Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Wagner, Christopher J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Online learning presents the possibility to connect and sustain communities of multilingual early childhood educators. This study reports on the effectiveness of an online teacher inquiry model to support early childhood educators' learning on the role of multilingualism in teaching. The Community of Inquiry framework is used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Multilingualism, Early Childhood Teachers, Language Role
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Kruse, Ellen; Faller, Isabelle; Read, Kirsten – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined whether the nominal personalization of a storybook about sharing impacted preschool-aged children's perceived similarity with the main character or their likelihood of comprehending the moral lesson and applying it to their own behavior. Children were read either a personalized story about sharing, a non-personalized story…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Story Reading, Books, Preschool Children
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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Kleppe, Rasmus; Sando, Ole Johan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Research on children's risky play and young children's risk taking is a relatively new research area that has drawn the attention of many researchers in the last decades. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, no earlier studies have measured the prevalence of risky play when children can freely choose what to play, with whom, and where. Most research on…
Descriptors: Incidence, Risk, Play, Child Behavior
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Smit, Nadia Adéle; van der Linde, Jeannie; Eccles, Renata; Swanepoel, De Wet; Graham, Marien Alet – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Early childhood development (ECD) practitioners from low-resource communities may find it challenging to provide developmentally appropriate services to support child development, due to the increased risk of developmental delays. Practitioners rely on their ECD knowledge when delivering ECD services, but many practitioners in South Africa are…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Early Childhood Teachers, Needs, Low Income
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Jiang, Yong; Zheng, Chuchu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Collaborative reflection refers to the process by which members of a community reflect through social interaction, as well as to the outcomes of this process. In this study, we adopted a sociocultural perspective to examine the obstacles a group of Chinese kindergarten teachers faced with collaborative reflection in collectivist cultural contexts.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching
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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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Kim, Hwewon; Han, Tae-Im – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined weight concerns and body dissatisfaction among female kindergarteners and assessed their relationships to body mass index (BMI) and parental, peer, and media influences. A total of 90 girls in South Korea were recruited and two-step cluster analysis was used to examine body image concerns and their association with diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Kindergarten, Females
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Yildirim, Bekir – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to determine preschool teachers' STEM training, STEM classroom activities, lesson planning processes, problems, and evaluation strategies and methods during activities. The study sample consisted of 20 preschool teachers. Participants were recruited using criterion sampling, which is a purposive sampling method. This was…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, STEM Education, Teacher Education, Class Activities
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Chen, Ya-Ling; Huang, Lee-Feng; Wu, Pei-Chen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study analyzed early childhood preservice teachers' specific components of self-efficacy to provide a more exhaustive comprehension of the relationships among STEM self-efficacy, pedagogical belief, and the self-reported need for professional development (PD). The participants were undergraduate or graduate preservice teachers recruited from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, STEM Education
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Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Ruscoe, Amelia; Fellowes, Janet – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This article describes the processes and outcomes of a research project exploring children's motivation to write, undertaken by four pre-primary teachers in Western Australia. The teachers adopted a sociocultural theoretical framework using child centred participatory methodology, in which 109 children aged between five and six years shared their…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, Beginning Writing
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Vuorinen, Kaisa; Pessi, Anne Birgitta; Uusitalo, Lotta – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Compassion refers to noticing, feeling and acting to alleviate suffering in others. Being one of the crucial socio-emotional and cultural skills, surprisingly little is known of early childhood education (ECE) teachers' compassionate behavior and their ability to teach it to children. Overall, research on compassion in early childhood education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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McDevitt, Seung Eun – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Situated in New York City, this qualitative case study investigates nontraditional teachers, particularly immigrant women of color, and their diverse pathways into early childhood classrooms. Against the backdrop of the city's expansion of public preschool programs and its efforts to ensure high quality through narrowly defined measures of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Minority Group Teachers, Females, Early Childhood Teachers
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