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Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the quality of teacher--child interaction and its effects on children's classroom engagement and disaffection in Vietnamese kindergartens. The quality of teacher-child interaction was measured using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System. Children's classroom engagement and disaffection were assessed by Engagement versus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Lohbeck, Annette; Grube, Dietmar; Moschner, Barbara – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
A great deal of research shows that the way in which children attribute causes to their successes and failures in school has implications for the development of their academic self-concept (ASC). The most common attributions are ability, effort, task difficulty, and luck. The present study asked 68 elementary school children aged seven to eight…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Self Concept, Academic Achievement, Academic Failure
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Oberhuemer, Pamela – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
Just over a decade ago, an OECD "Starting Strong" team reviewed the system of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Germany. Regarding the staffing of early childhood provision and referring in particular to resistance at the political level to raise the formal qualification level of educators in alignment with European trends,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Schwab, Susanne; Seifert, Susanne; Gasteiger-Klicpera, Barbara – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
The study "Improving Language And Reading Skills (LARS) in children with German as a first or second language" evaluates a newly developed differentiating programme for reading in terms of its effects on the reading and language ability of second graders with German as a first or second language. The participant group consisted of 105…
Descriptors: German, Native Language, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction
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Yazici, Zeliha; Ilter, Binnur Genc; Glover, Philip – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2010
In a bilingual context, the mother tongue plays a key role in a child's social and personal development, in education and in second-language learning. There is a complex relationship between these three areas. Support for children receiving education through a second language is often in the form of additional learning opportunities in the second…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Migrant Children, Foreign Countries
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van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina; Prakke, Bette; Konig, Anke; Goorhuis, Suzanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2010
This study compares the attitudes of preschool teachers and students between the Netherlands and Germany towards typical play activities in preschool. The data were responses to short video clips of preschool children's play and elicited the respondents' attitudes through questionnaires. The data were analysed by classifying the written responses…
Descriptors: Play, Student Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Preschool Children
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Ulich, Michaela; Mayr, Toni – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
In the context of a project implementing Belgian observation and assessment scales in German kindergartens, a study examined German practitioners' attitudes toward systematic observation of children. The most significant overall finding was the low priority attributed to systematic observation in teacher training and practice. These findings are…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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Krappmann, Lothar – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
Summarizes a Federal Ministry of Youth report on the conditions under which children grow up in Germany. Notes manifold problems that children face under today's living conditions. Presents recommendations and suggestions for providing a network of measures, relationships, and institutions to support children's development and education in family,…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Children, Cultural Differences, Day Care
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Elschenbroich, Donata – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
Argues that educational expectations toward preschool education in Germany have been low for over 20 years. Describes interviews of 150 Germans from diverse strata of society and varied professional experience to identify views on what 7-year olds should have encountered, learned, or questioned during preschool. Suggests results give tangible idea…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Ulich, Michaela; Oberhuemer, Pamela – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Explored children's perceptions of the family and family membership among four-, six-, and eight-year-old children in Germany. Findings indicated that children had a generalized and complex image of the family. Findings also revealed significant age differences related to some aspects of children's family concepts. (BB)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Divorce, Family Characteristics, Family Relationship
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Horgan, Mary; Douglas, Francis – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Compares case studies of early childhood education in schools in Germany and Ireland. Both schools emphasize the importance of children's emotional-spiritual development, but while Irish children are already in formal education, German schooling defers beginning of formal learning. Concludes that more teacher interaction with children in German…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Class Activities, Classroom Design, Classroom Environment
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Trommsdorff, Gisela; Kienbaum, Jutta – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1999
Compared social behavior of five-year olds from Germany and former USSR, and child-rearing belief systems of their mothers. Found that intensity of prosocial behavior was higher in German girls than in German boys or Russian girls. More Russian boys than girls showed at least some kind of prosocial behavior. Russian mothers described their…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Child Rearing, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences