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Rentzou, Konstantina; Sakellariou, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Based on arguments according to which the concept of quality is multifaceted, difficult to be defined and defined differently by various stakeholders, it has been suggested that the quality of care and education be evaluated from different perspectives if one aims to create a global picture of the early childhood education and care programmes. The…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Child Care, Foreign Countries
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Sakellariou, Maria; Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Considering the potentially important influence of teachers' beliefs on their practices, the purpose of the present study was to examine what, if anything, pre-service kindergarten teachers from Greece and Cyprus had in common in terms of self-reported beliefs and self-reported practices related to the National Association for the Education of…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten, Statistical Analysis
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Sakellariou, Maria; Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The experiences children have and the attachments they form early in life have a decisive, long-lasting impact on their later development and learning. The present study aims at exploring the continuum of the beliefs reported by Greek pre-service kindergarten teachers and how those beliefs relate to their intensions about the importance of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Sakellariou, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The continuum of beliefs reported by Greek pre-service kindergarten teachers and how those beliefs relate to classroom practices are explored in this article. Considering the potentially important influence of teachers' beliefs on their practices, the level of early childhood teachers' beliefs about developmentally appropriate practices (DAPs) and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Position Papers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Sakellariou, Maria; Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Beliefs are said to affect the pedagogical practice one employs. Considering the potentially important influence of teachers' beliefs on their practices, the level of early childhood teachers' beliefs about developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and the relationship between their beliefs and practices are regarded as important topics of study…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Developmentally Appropriate Practices