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Nicholson, Julie; Kuhl, Katie; Maniates, Helen; Lin, Betty; Bonetti, Sara – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
With the increasing acknowledgement of the benefits of early childhood education, there is a need to ask critical questions about whether ample leadership exists for guiding ambitious systemic change in the field. This review of leadership in early childhood educational contexts between 1995 and 2015 examines the epistemological assumptions…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Social Justice, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Qualities
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Theodotou, Evgenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Literacy is one of the most important areas of development. Several pieces of research examine the positive impact of the arts on children's literacy development. However, most of them focus on specific literacy skills and not in providing a holistic examination of literacy. Also, they adapt a structured methodology, with pre-decided lesson plans,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Art Education, Lesson Plans
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Theodotou, Evgenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Personal and social development is an important area which influences children's learning journey in all levels of education. Examining the impact of the arts on children's development, there are several studies that adopt this focus. However, the majority of them focus on either primary or secondary education or on specific personal and social…
Descriptors: Social Development, Childrens Art, Intervention, Play
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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
We compared systematically the structure, the focus, the thematic sequences, the complexity and the syntactic properties between maternal and paternal infant-directed speech in engagements of infants with their mothers and fathers. Eleven mother-infant and 11 father-infant dyads were video-recorded during their natural interactions at home from…
Descriptors: Infants, Mothers, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship
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Chatzopoulos, Dimitris; Doganis, George; Kollias, Iraklis – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of creative dance on proprioception, rhythm and static balance in preschool children. The treatment group consisted of 32 preschool children which took part in a creative dance programme that lasted 2 months (twice a week), while the control group (30 preschool children) participated in an…
Descriptors: Creativity, Preschool Children, Dance Education, Psychomotor Skills
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Kokkinaki, Theano – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
I investigated the emotional coordination (matching, synchrony, completion and attunement) between infant and paternal facial expressions of emotion in the course of paternal questions addressed to infants during their spontaneous dyadic interaction. Eleven infant-father dyads were observed during their natural interactions at home from the second…
Descriptors: Infants, Fathers, Nonverbal Communication, Emotional Response
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Botsoglou, Kafenia; Beazidou, Eleftheria; Kougioumtzidou, Eleni; Vlachou, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Given that there is a lack of children's active involvement in the school design process, the aim of the present multimethod study was to gather data in relation to children's active involvement towards the improvement of their own school's physical environment. Over a period of three months, twenty-nine children aged 4-5 years participated in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Rating Scales, Educational Quality, Educational Environment
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Koivula, Merja; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Rautamies, Erja; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Kindergarten teachers from different cultural backgrounds attribute various meanings to children's autonomy. There seems to be cultural differences in early childhood education curricula with regard to how a child's autonomy is described and how it is supported. This qualitative study asks: how do teachers narrate their perspective and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Kornilaki, Ekaterina N.; Cheng, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In hypothetical playmate preference tasks, obese figures are rarely picked up as friends. This study aims to observe what happens in real life and examine the relationship between body-size and social status in children. Four-hundred and fourteen children aged 5, 7 and 9 years were given a sociometric test. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of each child…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Body Weight, Correlation
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Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Tsigilis, Nikolaos; Zachopoulou, Evridiki – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The aim of the current study was to evaluate the relation of early childhood education global quality with children outcomes in the Greek early childhood education settings. Quality was assessed by the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ECERS-R), whereas the Utrecht Early Math Competence Scale and Concepts About Print Scale were…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Katsiada, Eleni; Roufidou, Irini; Wainwright, Jonathan; Angeli, Varvara – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Most research in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings, in Greece and internationally, focuses on children's relationships with their early years practitioners, but evidence regarding young children's role in the formation of these relationships is limited. This paper focuses on 10 children, under the age of three, recognizing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Young Children
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Although Greece has a dichotomous system both in terms of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services and in terms of ECEC workers' preparation programmes, in 2016 Greek government's Organization for ECEC organized an open colloquy about the adoption of a 'Unified National Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care', causing a heated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Viskovic, Ivana; Višnjic Jevtic, Adrijana – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Based on the belief that professional competences can partially be developed through professional training a cycle of ten educational workshops was designed. Combining theoretical knowledge, quality practice examples and discussions, the workshops strived to improve professional teacher competences. The assumed outcome was determined by difference…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Workshops, Faculty Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Markodimitraki, Maria; Ampartzaki, Maria; Kypriotaki, Maria; Linardakis, Michalis – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The present study focused on the intra-pair interaction of a pair of dizygotic twins with autism in pre-school age and explored: (a) the type of play and the level of symbolic play the twins prefer and are most frequently engaged with; (b) the attitudes the twins usually display; (c) the most frequent initiator of interactions; and (d) the way the…
Descriptors: Autism, Case Studies, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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Markodimitraki, Maria; Linardakis, Michalis; Kypriotaki, Maria; Manolitsis, George – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The aims of this study were to: (a) provide descriptive data of twins with physical difficulties among 120 Greek twins of preschool age; and (b) to investigate the impact of twins' health condition on parental perceptions towards twins' separation, closeness and friendship. The administration of School Policy for Twins and Higher Multiples…
Descriptors: Twins, Parent Attitudes, Friendship, Sibling Relationship
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