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Marinšek, Miha; Jurak, Gregor; Kovac, Marjeta – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Educators' self-efficacy influences their practice and thus determines the quality of teaching in early childhood education and care (ECEC). This study analyzed educators' self-efficacy to teach physical education (PE) and the differences between pre-service and in-service early childhood educators. Early childhood educators (N = 381) completed a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers
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Timmons, Kristy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This research examines the influence of educator and child expectations on children's self-regulation, early reading, and vocabulary outcomes over two time points. Thirty educators (15 early childhood educators [ECEs] and 15 teachers) and 149 kindergarten children participated in the research. The educators participated in an expectation ranking…
Descriptors: Expectation, Kindergarten, Self Management, Early Reading
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Gambrell, Linda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The current research examined age differences and developmental aspects associated with children's early motivation to read at the beginning and the end of the school year for 119 Hebrew speakers in kindergarten and 1st grade. Analyses showed that overall motivation to read was higher among 1st-graders than among kindergartners. In addition,…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Kindergarten, Young Children, Grade 1
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Tao, Si Si; Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Yiu, Hau Ming – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigates mothers' expectations of and experiences with parental involvement during the transition to primary school. The participants were 20 mothers of children attending 10 kindergartens in Hong Kong. Individual interviews were conducted 3 months before and 3 months after their children entered their primary schools. As they had…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Adjustment, Expectation, Mothers
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Jiang, Yong; Li, Peiwei; Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigated the relationships between perceived teacher empowerment, job satisfaction, and organizational climate among 206 randomly sampled kindergarten teachers in Shanghai, China. Chinese versions of the School Participant Empowerment Scale, the Teacher Work Satisfaction Survey, and the Organizational Climate Scale were validated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Empowerment
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Firstater, Esther – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the obstacles to information and communication technology (ICT) implementation in the kindergarten environment through exploring the beliefs of kindergarten teachers. Thirty Israeli kindergarten teachers participated in semistructured interviews. Their content analysis revealed three main obstacle-related…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Kirk, Gill; Jay, Jenny – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examined how teachers support kindergarten children's social and emotional development in everyday contexts. It used an ethnographic qualitative mode of enquiry, employing participant observations and semi-structured and structured interviews to examine the ways teachers optimize opportunities for supporting kindergarten children's…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Leung, Suzannie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates teachers' beliefs about early visual arts education and implementation in kindergartens through an exploratory study involving 33 teachers in one whole- and one half-day kindergarten. Six classrooms were observed with their teachers participating in subsequent semistructured interviews. Although surveyed teachers reported…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Visual Arts, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Pyle, Angela; Poliszczuk, Daniel; Danniels, Erica – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten teachers face the challenge of balancing traditional developmental programming and contemporary academic standards. In classrooms following a play-based learning framework, academic content such as literacy is to be taught within children's play. However, educators have reported conceptual and practical challenges with integrating…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Literacy, Integrated Curriculum, Play
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Hu, Bi Ying; Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Ma, Jingjing; Ye, Feiwei; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
In China, the "2001 Kindergarten Education Guidelines (Trial)", or "New Outline", delineates what constitutes high-quality, developmentally appropriate practices in all early childhood education curriculum domains, including mathematics. The "New Outline" is known for advocating a child-centered, play-based approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Alkhawaldeh, Mustafa; Hyassat, Mizyed; Al-Zboon, Eman; Ahmad, Jamal – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The current research investigated early years teachers' perspectives regarding the role of computer technology in supporting children's learning in Jordanian kindergartens. Thirty semistructured interviews were conducted with preschool teachers. The sample of kindergartens in this study was purposefully selected from the targeted population of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Li, Hui; Wang, Jing-ying – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The Project Approach has been promoted in Hong Kong kindergartens since the 1990s. However, the dynamic processes and underlying mechanisms involved in the teachers' implementation of this pedagogical method there have not yet been fully investigated. This case study of one typical kindergarten in Hong Kong documented how and why eight teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Preschool Teachers
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Leung, Chi-hung – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the Penn Interactive Peer Play (PIPPS-HK) and the Preschool Play Behavior Scale (PPBS-HK) to establish concurrent validity of both scales. A total of 1,622 children age 3 to 6 and 152 teachers in 10 kindergartens (about 160 students and 15 teachers randomly selected from each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Play, Preschool Children
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Fayez, Merfat; Ahmad, Jamal Fathi; Oliemat, Enass – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs of Jordanian kindergarten and 1st-grade teachers regarding six child-based dimensions of school readiness: academic knowledge, basic thinking skills, socioemotional maturity, physical well-being and motor development, self-discipline, and communication skills. Questionnaires were used to collect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Teacher Attitudes
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Harwood, Debra; Copfer, Sarah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
What is childhood like today? Is it a world fraught with endless joy, fun, and games, or are children experiencing a much different reality? A child's social interactions can be a source of great enjoyment and are essential to early development. Conversely, young children routinely experience tension, ambiguity, and conflict as they navigate the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Qualitative Research, Young Children
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