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Wilke, Franziska; Hachfeld, Axinja; Anders, Yvonne – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
The present study examines the effects of a family support program on children's socio-emotional and language development. We analyze how participating in courses that aim to improve the relationship between parents and their children is associated with child development. Two different course formats (parenting skills-focused and parent-child…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction, Social Development
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Singer, Elly; Wong, Sandie – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This paper, based on interviews conducted for the "Early Childhood Oral History Project," draws on oral life-history interviews with 14 prominent early childhood researchers who have been active since the 1970s within diverse European countries. A common theme across the interviews is the key role that collaborative research between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Interviews, Oral History, Researchers
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Schoyerer, Gabriel; van Santen, Eric – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
Against a background of increasing inequality and its impact at various levels on childhood and family life, of the growing societal significance and uptake of extra-familial childcare provision, and of social policy goals emphasising participation and education for all, the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in Germany is facing new…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Child Care
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Schreyer, Inge; Krause, Martin – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
This article investigates links between staff working conditions in children's day care centres ("Kindertageseinrichtungen"--known as "Kitas" in Germany), job satisfaction, commitment and perceived stress at work. Data are based on the nationwide, representative questionnaire survey AQUA ("Arbeitsplatz und Qualität in…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Child Care Centers, Child Caregivers, Foreign Countries
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Flämig, Katja; König, Anke; Spiekermann, Nicole – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2015
In Germany, the field-based element in the education/training of early childhood educators is given high priority in the development of professional competencies. Nevertheless, Germany lacks a firmly anchored regulatory and curricular framework for early childhood education and care settings as "workplace learning sites" ("Lernort…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
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Knauf, Helen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2015
The pedagogical documentation of educational processes in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) centres is an important concern of early childhood education. Its purpose is to make learning visible and to stimulate discussion between educators and parents. In the academic discourse, however, pedagogical documentation is subject to differing…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Documentation, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Rothe, Antje; Urban, Michael; Werning, Rolf – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
Previous research has noted that the transition to primary school is important for future school success. As a result, an inclusive transition process to school has become increasingly important. However, this process is particularly difficult for socio-economically disadvantaged children in Germany. The study considers parents' views and actions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Socioeconomic Status, Parent Attitudes
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Wu, Shu Chen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2014
This study examines the practical and conceptual dimensions of children's play in German and Hong Kong Chinese kindergartens. German ("n"?=?24) and Chinese ("n"?=?24) children (3-6 years) were randomly selected and videotaped during their free play for 5?min continuously on five consecutive days. Play behavior was analyzed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Video Technology, Play
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Gramelt, Katja – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2013
This paper outlines the theoretical foundation of a skill enhancement programme in early childhood settings which follows the ideas of the Anti-Bias approach. A focal point of the concept is to acknowledge the connection between societal, structural and individual biases. It challenges those biases and assists educators in improving their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Bias, Social Bias, Context Effect
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Stöbe-Blossey, Sybille – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2013
This paper deals with the implementation of integrated services providing early support for young children and their families. The integration of services is considered to have highly positive effects on the development of children and on the prevention of child neglect and maltreatment. Therefore, childcare centres have been developed into family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Family Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Krombholz, Heinz – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2012
The aim of this study was to investigate the development of overweight compared with healthy-weight children attending kindergartens in Munich, Germany. Mean age of the children at the beginning of the study was 53.2 months (SD = 7.5); the duration of the study was 20 months. At the beginning of the study children were classified as overweight (n…
Descriptors: Obesity, Disadvantaged Youth, Physical Fitness, Child Health
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Smidt, Wilfried K.; Lehrl, Simone; Anders, Yvonne; Pohlmann-Rother, Sanna; Kluczniok, Katharina – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2012
Emergent literacy activities are considered to be important for promoting children's emergent literacy skills. However, little research exists, especially in Germany, regarding how often such activities occur and in what context. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of emergent literacy activities occurring in the final preschool…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Play
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Konig, Anke; van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina Maria – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2009
This study explores educators' reflections on professional childcare practice in different national contexts. The data were collected by showing video clips of classroom activities in Japanese, Dutch and German pre-schools to experienced German and Dutch pre-school teachers. The clips were used to elicit their opinions on playing and learning in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Cross Cultural Studies
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Griebel, Wilfried; Niesel, Renate – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2009
In Germany, there exists a traditional gap between kindergarten and primary school. Transition research has led to a new understanding of the need for cooperation between different educational institutions and the family at this time. This article emphasises that educational transitions affect not only the child but also the parents, who actively…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Schools, Foreign Countries, Developmental Psychology
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Leu, Hans Rudolf; Schelle, Regine – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2009
This article identifies the responsibilities for early childhood care and education (ECCE) in the German child and youth welfare system and shows the expansion of children's services. The official German statistics demonstrate that almost every child from the age of three to school age attends "Kindergarten". Current policies and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Course Content, Foreign Countries, German
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