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Brody, David L.; Scheiner, Esther Y.; Dimri Ben Ari, Mordechai; Tzadok, Yair; van der Aalsvoort, Geerdina Maria; Lepola, Janne – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This international study compared motivational tendencies among pre-school children from Israel, Finland and the Netherlands. Teachers were asked to rate students' behaviours during semi-structured tasks using the Child Behaviour Motivational Scale (CBeMo) which measures task orientation, task avoidance, and social dependence. Motivational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Student Motivation, Cultural Differences
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Klabbers, Gert A.; Wijma, Klaas; van Bakel, Hedwig J. A.; Paarlberg, K. Marieke; Vingerhoets, Ad J. J. M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
In order to examine (1) the stability of the mother-child-bond and (2) associations between mother-child-bonding and aspects of maternal-well-being, pregnant women (N = 170) completed measures on well-being and mother-child-bonding at two antepartum and two postpartum time points. We found relatively weak associations between mother-child-bonding…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Well Being, Pregnancy
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Öztürk Dönmez, Renginar; Bayik Temel, Ayla – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The aim of this review is to identify the behavioural soothing interventions (BSIs) used for reducing infant crying and to determine their effect. Studies had to describe an experimental study addressing infant crying and BSIs in the first six months after birth. Searches were performed in Web of Science, Pubmed, Science Direct, EBSCOhost,…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Infant Behavior, Infants
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Rademacher, Annika; Koglin, Ute – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In recent years, preschooler's self-regulation has been extensively researched. This systematic review deals with the overlaps and differences among the many different terminologies and definitions of self-regulation in childhood and the association with preschooler's social-emotional and behavioural development. A systematic literature search in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Management, Social Development, Emotional Development
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de la Rie, Sanneke; van Steensel, Roel C. M.; van Gelderen, Amos J. S.; Severiens, Sabine – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
To examine what kinds of parent-child interactions are elicited by different literacy-related activities, an exploratory study was conducted with 19 mother-child dyads. Although prompting boards are widely incorporated in pre- and primary school curricula, and in various family literacy programmes, scientific knowledge supporting their use is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Student Relationship, Interaction, Family Literacy
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Poolman, B. G.; Leseman, P. P. M.; Doornenbal, J. M.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Rural children are a largely understudied population in language and literacy research, despite the fact that these children often enter school with delays in their language development. Since most rural areas suffered from so-called selective rural outmigration, many parents in rural areas are lower or middle educated. The home literacy climate,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Primary Education
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Rose, Jenny; O'Reilly, Bryn – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Background: The link between disorders of attachment and psychopathology is well documented. Consequently, a person's attachment style has a profound effect on his or her development and psychological well-being. At-risk populations such as adopted children are more prone to developing pervasive patterns of attachment, given the maternal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior, Psychotherapy, At Risk Persons
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Boomstra, Nienke W.; van Dijk, Marijn W. G.; van Geert, Paul L. C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This article describes a study on mutuality in mother-child interaction during reading and playing sessions. Within mother-child interaction, mutuality is seen as important in language acquisition. The study was executed within a group of Netherlands Antillean mother-child dyads who participated in an intervention programme. Mutuality was…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Interaction, Intervention
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McKenney, Susan; Bradley, Barbara – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Against the backdrop of growing international concern for a narrowing view of early literacy, this study was initiated to determine how teachers of four-year-olds view their task of fostering early literacy. This paper reports on the first steps to design and validate an instrument which captures teachers' perceptions of early literacy content…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Emergent Literacy, Curriculum Implementation, Content Validity
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Vriens-van Hoogdalem, Anne-Greth; de Haan, Dorian M. P.; Boom, Jan – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Language and metacommunication are assumed to be important for accomplishing a high level of cooperation in social play. Research to date, however, does not address the relationship of language ability and metacommunication to the complexity of cooperation. This study investigated this relationship by observing 24 four- and five-year-old…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Communication Skills, Play, Verbal Communication
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Researchers continue to be interested in the evaluation of early childhood education programmes, their interventions, and the implementation of different types of evaluation. Their interest continues to increase and attract other researchers. In understanding the nature and appropriate use of evaluation in early childhood education and the basis…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Educational History
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Boomstra, Nienke; van Dijk, Marijn; Jorna, René; van Geert, Paul – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Parent reading beliefs are the ideas that parents have concerning the influence of reading and their own efficacy as language teachers to their children. In the intervention More Languages, More Opportunities, one of the goals is to positively influence the parental reading beliefs. The participants were 16 mother-child couples from bilingual…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Reading Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Singer, Elly; Van Hoogdalem, Anne-Greth; De Haan, Dorian; Bekkema, Nienke – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This paper presents a study of learning experiences in peer conflicts among two- and three-year-olds in Dutch daycare centres. Data were collected from individual sampling of 96 children during their free play. As in earlier studies, the results we obtained showed that three-year-olds used fewer unilateral strategies and more bilateral strategies…
Descriptors: Child Care, Conflict, Play, Peer Relationship
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Berkhout, Louise; Hoekman, Joop; Goorhuis-Brouwer, Sieneke M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
In this paper, (1) the psychosocial health in relation to (2) life-events was assessed among 156 children attending 20 schools by parents and teachers with the Child Behavior Checklist and the Caregiver-Teacher Report Form at the ages of four and six. Life-events were reported by parents. (1) According to the report, 93-96% children had no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Behavior, Check Lists, Followup Studies
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Berkhout, Louise; Hoekman, Joop; Goorhuis-Brouwer, Sieneke M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The objective of this study was to develop an instrument to observe the play behaviour of a whole group of children from four to six years of age in a classroom setting on the basis of video recording. The instrument was developed in collaboration with experienced teachers and experts on play. Categories of play were derived from the literature…
Descriptors: Observation, Video Technology, Play, Test Construction
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