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Grosse, Christiane; Kluczniok, Katharina; Rossbach, Hans-Guenther – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Based on a theoretical model of instructional quality this study investigates the influence of different dimensions of instructional quality in the school entrance phase on students' language development taking into account child and family background factors as well as structural characteristics of the classroom and teacher's educational beliefs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Educational Quality
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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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Mohtasham, Mandana K.; Patterson, Allyson B.; Vennergrund, Katherine C.; Chen, Eileen; Pasnak, Robert – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The importance of social-emotional competence, executive functioning, and behavioural recognition of patterns by young children is receiving increased attention from researchers, schools, parents, and teachers due to the beneficial outcomes of children who have skills in each. This paper presents studies of the correlations between these variables…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Behavior Patterns
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Davis, Fairfax; Burns-Nader, Sherwood – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Medical play is a play that involves medical themes and is used to familiarize children with the medical world. Few studies have examined medical play outside of the hospital or the affect displayed during medical play. This study examined differences in affect in non-hospitalized children participating in medical pretend play as compared to…
Descriptors: Play, Medicine, Affective Behavior, Imagination
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Godin, Julie; Freeman, Andrew; Rigby, Patty – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience significant difficulties engaging in meaningful play. Although enabling their playful engagement in social interactions is an important objective, little is known about which interventions effectively promote it. The aim of this was study to conduct a scoping study to map the breadth and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interpersonal Relationship, Preschool Children, Autism
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Dempsey, Lynn; Skarakis-Doyle, Elizabeth – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore pre-readers' comprehension of a story with competing character goals. Fifty-eight children in three age groups (2½-3 years; 3-4 years; and 4-5 years) were read a story in which the protagonist's goal was unstated and conflicted with the goal of the secondary character. Understanding of explicit story…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Prereading Experience, Reading Comprehension, Story Telling
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Goodhall, Natasha; Atkinson, Cathy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
From a sociology of childhood and children's rights agenda, this review explores how children define 'play' and 'work' in the classroom, and the contextual influences on the development and reinforcement of these perceptions. Twelve studies were identified, analysed and reported using PRISMA guidelines. These studies strived to understand…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Childrens Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Luo, Renfu; Jia, Fang; Yue, Ai; Zhang, Linxiu; Lyu, Qijia; Shi, Yaojiang; Yang, Meredith; Medina, Alexis; Kotb, Sarah; Rozelle, Scott – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to investigate the developmental status of rural Chinese children, the extent of interactive parenting they receive, and the relation between the two. A sample of 448 six to eighteen-month-old children and their caregivers were randomly selected from two rural counties in Hebei and Yunnan provinces. According the third edition of…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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Luo, Rufan; Tamis-LeMonda, Catherine S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Children's book-sharing and oral storytelling experiences were examined in 264 4-year-olds from low-income African-American, Dominican, Mexican, and Chinese families in the United States. Mothers reported on children's book-sharing and oral storytelling experiences with mothers, fathers, and other people (siblings, grandparents, relatives, and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Minority Groups, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Hall Pistorio, Kalynn; Brady, Michael P.; Morris, Cindy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Many young children receive developmental screenings because they do not perform basic self-regulation skills needed in preschool and home environments. Previous research on Literacy-Based Behavioural Interventions (LBBI) shows promise for promoting acquisition and maintenance of skills and routines; however, research has not yet examined the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Self Management, Screening Tests
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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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Franieck, Maria Leticia Castrechini Fernandes; Page, Timothy – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The spontaneous narratives of three brothers, ages 5, 8, and 11, in response to a structured story stem task were analysed for representations of positive and negative family interactions. The children had lived their entire lives with no permanent home, and often on the streets, in the care of their mother. The story stem task presented brief…
Descriptors: Siblings, Children, Preadolescents, Interaction
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Akgül, Esra; Yazici, Dila; Akman, Berrin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aims to compare the views of parents living in their own country or abroad on raising bilingual children. At the end of the study, we found that parents from both groups gave similar answers to the questions regarding the definition of bilingualism and the age for starting bilingual education; however, they gave similar but also…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Preferences, Foreign Nationals, Child Rearing
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Venitz, Laura; Perels, Franziska – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Self-regulated learning (SRL) is defined as a substantial competence for lifelong learning, meaning that its promotion seems important in the early years. The present study is of special interest as it aimed to develop and evaluate an intervention to improve SRL in preschool-aged children. Because the support of essential reference persons is…
Descriptors: Self Management, Preschool Children, Intervention, Preschool Teachers
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Coelho, Vera; Barros, Sílvia; Burchinal, Margaret R.; Cadima, Joana; Pessanha, Manuela; Pinto, Ana Isabel; Peixoto, Carla; Bryant, Donna M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although literature reports associations between parent-teacher communication and childcare quality, little is known about how such communications are related to family, child and childcare characteristics. This study examines whether child, family and childcare experience characteristics predict the level of parent-teacher communication, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication
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