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Iraklis, Grigoropoulos – Education 3-13, 2022
This study explored which restrictive and/or punitive behaviour management practices are most frequently used by Greek early childhood educators in an attempt to control children's inappropriate behaviours and the personal or professional characteristics that could affect Greek educators' use of such practices. The sample consisted of 105 early…
Descriptors: Discipline, Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Grimshaw, Lucy; Mates, Lewis – Education 3-13, 2022
This article presents the findings of research into the teaching of local industrial history in a socially deprived primary school in post-industrial north-east England. The first of the article's three substantive sections sets out the methodology and rationale. The second, drawing on qualitative data from participant observation, semi-structured…
Descriptors: Local History, Mining, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Hover, Ashlee; Wise, Teresa – Education 3-13, 2022
An investigation of teacher and student use of digital devices and tools to inform others about ways to create twenty-first-century digital learning experiences in the classroom and at home. The researchers used a qualitative research design to elicit teacher perceptions and use of 1:1 (device to student) and 1:2 digital devices and tools through…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Tympa, Eleni; Karavida, Vasiliki; Charissi, Athina; Siaviki, Athanasia – Education 3-13, 2022
According to Montessori, children learn more effectively when they discover knowledge on their own, through spontaneous exploratory learning and experiential approach to knowledge, focusing primarily on trusting the child and respecting his exceptional capabilities and skills. The Montessori educational approach was implemented in a public…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes
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Çiftçi, Münire Aydilek; Aykaç, Murtaza – Education 3-13, 2022
In this study, it is aimed to reveal the effect of creative drama activities implemented in early childhood on the executive functions of children who are between 60 and 72 months old. The study is designed as quasi experimental study with pretest and posttest control group. In the class determined as the experimental group, 18 drama sessions,…
Descriptors: Drama, Creative Activities, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Dzemidzic Kristiansen, Selma – Education 3-13, 2022
This study reports on pupils' and teachers' perceptions of face-to-face promotive interaction (FtFPI) in cooperative learning (CL) at two primary schools in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Using mixed methods, the study asks (1) 'To what extent are the aspects of FtFPI most likely to influence pupils' CL group work?' (2) 'What are the…
Descriptors: Interaction, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Barriers
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Malucelli, Federico; Fantinati, Matteo – Education 3-13, 2022
In the early years of school, pupils have a very positive approach towards any new topic. Very often, the first contact with mathematics in the Italian school risks giving a limited and somehow negative impression, generating long-lasting effects. In this paper, we report on a series of experiences carried out in a second-year class of a primary…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Creativity, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Science
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Alelaimat, Ali Mustafa; Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K. – Education 3-13, 2022
This study was conducted to determine the most common contemporary evaluation methods used by kindergarten teachers to assess kindergarten children. The study sample consisted of 527 kindergarten teachers. A scale was developed in order to achieve the study's purposes. The results indicated that the Teacher's Practices in the Evaluation Process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Storli, Rune; Sando, Ole Johan – Education 3-13, 2022
Play is a fundamental activity for experiences, learning and development among children in their early years. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions' play environments, their features and design, are therefore of great importance for the opportunities provided for children to create and engage in a wide range of play. This study…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Playgrounds, Correlation
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Education 3-13, 2022
A series of blended learning training sessions including two face-to-face and four online training sessions on professional identity were implemented among 19 elementary school English teachers in a northwest city in Taiwan. Data analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data was based on the conceptual framework on Neumeier [2005. "A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Blended Learning, Online Courses
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Greenwood, Richard; Austin, Sandra; Bacon, Karin; Pike, Susan – Education 3-13, 2022
Enquiry-based learning (EBL) in primary schools is a constructivist approach which has a strong focus on children asking questions, working together, selecting and interpreting sources, on collecting information, and on interpreting and analysing what is found. This paper reports the results of questionnaire surveys and focus group interviews…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Student Teachers
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Duggan, Martine – Education 3-13, 2022
This mixed methods study, which is located in England investigates the capacity primary school teachers have to lay a foundation for pupils' engagement in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality Physical Education. The outlook is not positive as the study reveals low self-efficacy rates in the sample's ability (n181) to teach quality PE,…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Physical Activities, Student Attitudes, Physical Education
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Canaslan-Akyar, Begum; Sevimli-Celik, Serap – Education 3-13, 2022
This study examined Turkish early childhood teachers' playfulness and their support of playfulness in classrooms. An explanatory mixed method design was utilised with a convenience sample of 485 teachers in the quantitative portion and 20 teachers in the qualitative portion. The quantitative data was collected through the Adult Playfulness Trait…
Descriptors: Play, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy; Guest, Ian – Education 3-13, 2022
Against the background of a data-driven education system that has detrimental effects on teachers' personal and professional lives, we report on an exploratory project in which seven primary teachers in England shared experiences of literacy teaching through generating 'small' data visualised on postcards. Thematic analysis of their data-sharing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Data
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Wekullo, Caroline Sabina – Education 3-13, 2022
Persistence to complete has emerged as a pressing issue facing free primary education (FPE) in Kenya. Only 58% of the students who enroll in FPE complete and this proportion drops as they advance to higher levels. Failure to complete primary school, let alone the higher levels of education is alarming. Besides funding, this study explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Persistence, Socioeconomic Status, School Holding Power
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