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Guevara, Irene; Moreno-Llanos, Iván; Rodríguez, Cintia – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
The psychological literature on the development of gestures during the first year of life has been limited. It has mainly focused on the development of pointing at around 11 months of age, considering it "the" gesture that allows triadic interactions. However, recent studies have argued for the importance of earlier ostensive gestures…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Infants, Cognitive Development, Interpersonal Communication
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Belza, Haizea; Herrán, Elena; Anguera, M. Teresa – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2020
This study presents the results of a systematic, 3-month-long observation of the verbal and gestural interactions which took place between a preschool teacher and six children aged between 23 and 34 months during breakfast at Emmi Pikler preschool in Budapest. The aim was to analyze access to the conventional use of everyday tools during this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Teacher Student Relationship
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Aleksic, Gabrijela; Merrell, Christine; Ferring, Dieter; Tymms, Peter; Klemenovic, Jasmina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2019
Young children's socio-emotional skills are important for understanding their own and others' behaviors and interactions. No study in Serbia has investigated this before. In this study, we explored the links between early socio-emotional skills, behavior, and mathematics and literacy performance of preschool children in Serbia over time. Children…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Development, Emotional Development, Literacy
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Ishiguro, Hiroaki – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2016
This research is a longitudinal, ethnographic study that focuses on mealtimes with one boy from 9 to 78 months of age in a day-care center in Japan. It looks at routine interactions between a child, his nursery teachers, and the environment, which is a shared and mutually available communicative space between participants in collaboration. The aim…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Ethnography
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?tefan, Catrinel A.; Miclea, Mircea – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2015
This study intended to assess the effectiveness of a multifocused indicated prevention program implemented in a community setting. The study was conducted on three (n?=?3) preschool children with low levels of social-emotional competencies and high rates of externalizing problems. Using a multiple baseline design, observational data were gathered…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness, Prevention, At Risk Persons
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Perricone, Giovanna; Morales, M. Regina; Anzalone, Germana – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The study investigates the preschool readiness of moderately preterm children and, in particular, the likely presence of learning disabilities at preschool age. Its theoretical model detects linguistic comprehension and expression; memory-related metacognition and cognition skills; orientation and motor coordination skills; premathematics and…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Children, Premature Infants, Learning Disabilities
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Sorsana, Christine; Guizard, Nathalie; Trognon, Alain – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
Ten trios of children from 4 to 6 years old were observed in a situation where one child (the expert) who had learned the rules of a game explained these rules to two other children at the same time (the novices): one with whom s/he had a positive relationship and the other with whom her/his relationship was negative. Within this asymmetrical…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Peer Relationship, Interaction, Error Patterns
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Calero, Maria Dolores; Fernandez-Parra, Antonio; Lopez-Rubio, Sonia; Carles, Rosario; Mata, Sara; Vives, Maria del Carmen; Navarro, Elena; Marquez, Jose – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The continuing incorporation of immigrant populations into the Spanish educational system poses an important challenge in that all participants must cooperate toward creating the best possible adaptation process at the academic level as well as on the personal and social levels. A number of different factors appear to influence children's…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Preschool Children
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Abreu-Lima, Isabel M. P.; Leal, Teresa B.; Cadima, Joana; Gamelas, Ana Madalena – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The main purpose of this study is to analyze whether quality of preschool classrooms relates to 4- and 5-year-old children developmental outcomes. The study was conducted in 60 classrooms in Porto Metropolitan Area, Portugal. Children (N = 215) were evaluated in the literacy, math, and behavior domains. Preschool quality was assessed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Observation Techniques, Emergent Literacy, Metropolitan Areas
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Tazouti, Youssef; Viriot-Goeldel, Caroline; Matter, Cornelie; Geiger-Jaillet, Anemone; Carol, Rita; Deviterne, Dominique – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2011
The present article investigates the effects of individual and contextual variables on children's early learning in French nursery schools and German kindergartens. Our study of 552 children at preschools in France (299 children from French nursery schools) and Germany (253 children from German kindergartens) measured skills that facilitate the…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Foreign Countries, French, German
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Silvestre, Nuria; Cambra, Cristina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2009
This study examines the relationship between drawing and oral language acquisition in deaf students aged three to five. The sample is made up of one hundred participants: fifty deaf and fifty hearing children. Goodenough's Human Figure Drawing Test and the WPPSI Scale of Intelligence geometric design subtest have been used to evaluate graphic…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Deafness, Freehand Drawing, Geometric Concepts
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Ecalle, Jean; Magnan, Annie – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
The purpose of this research was to assess the development of phonological skills before and during learning to read. Thirty-four children were tested twice, in nursery school and in first grade with an epiphonological task (E), e.g. judgment of similarity, and two metaphonological tasks, one requiring the extraction of common units (M1) and one…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Phonemes, Phonology, Word Recognition
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Raty, Hannu – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
This follow-up study set out to examine whether parents' recollections of their own school would predict their degree of satisfaction with the functioning of their child's school. A group of academically educated and vocationally educated parents with a child in preschool (N=391) were asked to think back to their primary school days and evaluate…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 1, Grade 3, Elementary Schools
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Labrell, Florence; Ubersfeld, Guillaume – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2004
In order to study the influence on memorization of external inputs as well as children's own strategies, we examined both parental discourses in terms of distancing (Sigel, 1970) and spontaneous rehearsal by children during a memory task. Our aim was to assess the influence of each factor for children between 3 and 5 years of age. In our study of…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Young Children, Memorization, Parent Influence
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Genisio, Vanessa; Bastien-Toniazzo, Mireille – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2003
Two tasks of word identification were proposed to children in their last year of upper preschool classes. The results show that identification is not based on an holistic processing but on an analytic one: some letters are enough, especially the first ones. Moreover, their order does not matter. During this period where reading is visuo-semantic…
Descriptors: Semantics, Identification, Cognitive Processes, Visual Perception
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