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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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Tanrikulu, Ibrahim – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study examined prevalence, types, bully and victim characteristics, times and places bullying occur, relationship between class size and bullying, and relationship between teachers' level of education and preschool bullying. Participants were a convenience sample of 246 Turkish preschool teachers working with children between 36 and 72…
Descriptors: Incidence, Bullying, Victims, Class Size
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Al-Elaimat, Ali; Adheisat, Majdi; Alomyan, Hesham – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
This study aimed at investigating the relationship between the parenting styles and emotional intelligence of a sample of kindergarten children in Zarqa II Governorate, Jordan. To achieve this objective, two measures were utilized, namely, the emotional intelligence scale of the kindergarten children and the parenting styles scale on a sample of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Emotional Intelligence, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Gastaldi, Francesca Giovanna Maria; Longobardi, Claudio; Pasta, Tiziana; Prino, Laura Elvira – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Playing is essential for the development of higher psychological functions. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that playing constitutes an essential step in children's socio-cognitive development by describing playtime as the indicator of the gradual overcoming of self-centred thinking, with a view to acquiring new social adjustment…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Play, Nursery Schools, Imitation
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Yamamoto, Noriko; Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined gender differences in kindergarten students' ability for behavioural self-regulation and executive function in East Japan. One hundred and eleven 5-year-old children were assessed on behavioural self-regulation, inhibitory, and working memory tasks (direct measurement). Children's responses to the teacher's instructions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Executive Function, Self Control
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Meland, Aud Torill; Kaltvedt, Elsa Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study is to investigate how gender manifests itself in Norwegian kindergarten, as observed by students during three weeks' work experience. The empirical basis was collated from 40 accounts of work experience from 20 kindergartens. Student kindergarten teachers' observations of how gender is expressed in kindergarten forms the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Young Children, Gender Issues
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Yelinek, Jillian; Grady, Jessica Stoltzfus – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Emotion talk plays an important role in the social and emotional development of preschoolers, but not much work has shown how teachers talk about emotions in the classroom. We recorded preschool teachers' (N = 13) emotion talk in naturalistic observations. Teachers expressed 633 emotion-related utterances, about 3 per hour (range fewer than 1 to…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Classroom Communication, Emotional Response
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K.; Ahmad, Jamal – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the availability of a creative environment within regular schools between the academic year 2009/2010 and 2015/2016 by measuring teachers' perceptions concerning creativity, their self-efficacy, teaching creativity, and barriers to creativity. A questionnaire was developed and distributed among 297 teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Teaching Experience, Creativity
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Paananen, Maiju; Lipponen, Lasse – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In this paper, we consider pedagogical quality particularly as equal opportunities for participating in decision-making in preschool. Relying on Ferraris' [2013. "Documentality: Why it is necessary to leave traces." New York: Fordham University Press] theory of Documentality, we demonstrate how pedagogical documentation can contribute to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Education
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine; Erdemir, Ersoy – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This qualitative study investigated 27 US and 28 Turkish dyads of children between 4 and 6 years old who read 12 app books across a school year. Emergent coding and constant comparison were used to identify reading patterns in which the dyads engaged: hotspot-centric, text-centric, and integrated. Then we examined how characteristics of readers…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Multimedia Materials, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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LaForett, Doré R.; Mendez, Julia L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examined parents' developmentally appropriate beliefs about young children's play and parents' views on their child's play skills. This exploratory secondary data analysis was drawn from data on low-income African-American and Latino parents and their children (n = 109) participating in Head Start programmes in the USA. Compared with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Play, Parent Role, Learner Engagement
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Børve, Hege Eggen; Børve, Elin – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This article focuses on the impact of the physical environment and construction of play culture in kindergartens. Based on a case study, we explore employees' perception of indoor physical environment and children's play. The findings revealed that gender is interwoven in the physical environments and materials. Children's play practices are…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Classroom Environment, Play, Case Studies
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Børve, Hege Eggen – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This article examines the impact on work culture when men work in kindergartens. In Norway, as in other countries there has been a call for more male staff in kindergartens. Increasing the amount of men may imply that institutionalized norms and practice are put under pressure. By using a case study approach, the focus is on employees' experiences…
Descriptors: Males, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture
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Keles, Sadiye; Yurt, Özlem – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The first aim of this study is to examine the validity and reliability of the Children's Playfulness Scale (CPS), which was developed to determine pre-school children's disposition towards play. The second aim is to test the effects of some variables on playfulness and whether such variables affect playfulness levels of children. About 196…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Preschool Children, Test Validity
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Wang, Zhenlin; Wong, Richard Kwok Shing; Wong, Paul Yau Ho; Ho, Fuk Chuen; Cheng, Doris Pui Wah – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The study seeks to understand the relation between preschool children's mode of participation and negotiation strategies during play and their theory of mind (ToM) development in the Hong Kong context. Forty-two 5-year-old children were recruited. Their emotional and cognitive ToMs were assessed along with expressive language ability. Children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Theory of Mind
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