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Androusou, Alexandra; Iakovou, Maria – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2020
The aim of this paper is to present an action research project focusing on refugee children's integration to the formal Greek education system as it relates to their mothers' Greek language learning. Drawing on the interrelation between formal and non-formal education, this project took place at the Open Reception facility of Eleonas in Athens and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Greek, College Students
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Orellana, Pelusa; Jacques, Lorraine; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa; Tafa, Eufimia; Gambrell, Linda B. – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2019
We examined early elementary children's reading motivation in four different countries. Results revealed that reading motivation is a stable construct in countries like Chile, Finland, Greece, and the United States. Motivation to read followed similar patterns across the countries, with increased scores at the end of the school year. This trend…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Reading Motivation
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Theodotou, Evgenia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Literacy as a social practice has a fundamental role in children's lives especially in the early years context, in which social interactions are in the centre of knowledge achievement. Several pieces of research investigate the positive contribution of the arts in children's literacy development in the early years settings. However, most of them…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literacy, Art, Early Childhood Education
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Ekine, Adefunke – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Acknowledging the fact that parental engagement is more beneficial during early childhood compared to other developmental stages many countries have institutionalised parental engagement. In Nigeria, the government has taken initiatives in order to involve parents in their child's development by encouraging the establishment of School Management…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education
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Rentzou, Konstantina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2011
High quality early childhood education and care programmes encourage frequent, positive communication with and positive, effective relationships between parents and early childhood educators. The present study aimed to examine the adult relationship aspects of childcare and, more precisely, the parent/caregiver relationship dyad. The way in which…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Caregivers, Parent School Relationship
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Kakvoulis, Alexandros – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1994
Examined the extent to which the differences between home or nursery school and primary school may cause difficulties to children in their psychological adjustment to first grade. A survey of nursery teachers, first grade teachers, and parents found that children faced a very different environment when entering first grade and often had…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment