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Hedlin, Maria; Åberg, Magnus – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
In Sweden, as in Western countries generally, most preschool teachers are women. This fact sometimes leads to the assumption that preschools are "feminine", and that this might be bad for boys. We challenge this assumption. Using a gender critical approach we have studied preschool student teachers. "Femininity" might be used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Stereotypes, Femininity, Ethnography
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Youmans, Alexandra S.; Kirby, John R.; Freeman, John G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDELK) programme, which integrates play-based learning and team teaching, in promoting 32,027 kindergarteners' self-regulation (SR), literacy, and numeracy outcomes. Outcome measures derived from teacher reports of students' school readiness in the Early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Play
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Mohamed, Ahmed H. H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine whether gender would moderate the association between teacher--child relationship and children's social skills in a sample of preschool children. Classroom teachers (N = 32) rated the quality of the teacher--child relationship (Student--Teacher Relationship Scale; STRS) and children's social skills (Social…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Wood, Peter – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This paper raises questions about social and emotional learning (SEL) as a facilitator of all children's social, emotional and behavioural skills. Drawing on qualitative data, in the form of group and individual interviews with a range of primary school and early years staff members across four case studies, the findings indicate that children's…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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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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Olsen, Bent; Smeplass, Eli – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The article reports and reflects on a study of kindergarten staff member's gendered attitudes. The empirical part consists of answers to a questionnaire from some 700 staff members of all 80 kindergartens in two Danish municipalities. The theoretical approach is informed by the framework of Pierre Bourdieu and the Mary Douglas' Grid Group Cultural…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Gender Differences, Questionnaires, Values
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Spencer-Ernandez, Joan; Edwards-Kerr, Deon – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify the types of early reading tasks with which final year (5-6 year olds) Jamaican basic school children are struggling that place them at-risk for reading difficulties. A sample of 409 (224 females, 185 males) children in the final year of basic school were tested using measures of language development,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification, At Risk Students, Reading Difficulties
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Pepperell, Te Ana; Paynter, Jessica; Gilmore, Linda – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The current study sought to explore the psychological and social needs of parents within the same family unit raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mothers (N = 10) and fathers (N = 9) of children with ASD attending an early intervention centre completed a semi-structured interview investigating their experiences of raising a child…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Coping, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Martínez-González, Raquel-Amaya; Iglesias-García, María-Teresa – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Parenting competences have a major influence on children's development and well-being. The objective of this study was to validate the Parenting Competence Scale for Parents with Young Children (PCS-YC) from a preventive psycho-socio-educative approach. After performing Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis with data collected from a random…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Young Children
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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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Warash, Barbara G.; Root, Amy E.; Devito Doris, Meghan – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Play is essential for growth and learning during early childhood. However, the current focus on academics in preschool education has resulted in less emphasis placed on play as a learning tool. In the current study, parents' value of play was investigated. Parent gender, child gender, and child age were examined as potential influences on parents'…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Play, Spouses, Comparative Analysis
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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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Paz-Albo Prieto, Jesús; Cvencek, Dario; Herranz Llácer, Cristina V.; Hervás Escobar, Aránzazu; Meltzoff, Andrew N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
In play, children often explore mathematical ideas that are vital for future learning. Children's play also reveals gender differences in both colour and toy preferences. The authors examined how gender-related colour preferences of 5-year-olds are related to preferences for math-specific games/toys and gendered beliefs about math. Spanish…
Descriptors: Young Children, Play, Color, Preferences
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