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Zambrana, Imac Maria; Ogden, Terje; Zachrisson, Henrik Daae – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Low academic achievements are predicted by early disadvantages. Because achievement gaps typically escalate with age, early efforts to prevent future academic disadvantages are called for. The current study examines whether exposure to structured pre-academic activities in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) play a compensatory role for the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children
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Pihlaja, Paivi Marjo; Holst, Teija Kristiina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The purpose of this study is to examine teachers' reflections of their early childhood special education work in Finnish day care. Work contents and work roles have faced many challenges in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), and therefore general reflection and research need to be developed. Teachers ("n"?=?218) evaluated, via an…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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Kirkhaug, Bente; Drugli, May Britt; Morch, Willy-Tore; Handegard, Bjorn Helge – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
In the present study, the applicability of The Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory-Revised (SESBI-R) was explored within a Norwegian sample of 983 children aged 3-8 years. By using an exploratory factor analysis the same 2-factor solution as the original SESBI-R was supported by Principal Component Analysis. Good internal consistency (alpha…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Hreinsdottir, Anna Magnea; Davidsdottir, Sigurlina – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
In this study, the merit of using deliberative democratic evaluations is studied in light of ten questions asked by House and Howe, which defined the approach and raise issues of interests, representation, and choice of stakeholders, power balances and procedures for controlling them, participation, reflection and deliberation. Suggestions by…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Stakeholders, Democracy, Evaluation Methods
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Drugli, May Britt; Larsson, Bo; Clifford, Graham; Fossum, Sturla – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2007
Differences between pervasive (home and day-care/school) versus non-pervasive (home only) conduct problems were examined in regard to various child, parent/family, and day-care/school characteristics in an outpatient clinic sample of 120 children aged 4-8 years. All children scored above the 90th percentile on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Child Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Child Care