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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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Heikka, Johanna; Halttunen, Leena; Waniganayake, Manjula – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study investigated perceptions of early childhood education (ECE) professionals employed at three ECE centres on teacher leadership enactment in Finland. These professionals comprised childcare nurses, teachers and ECE centre directors. Theoretically, the study was anchored on an analysis of teacher leadership and distributed leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Leadership, School Nurses
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Maree, Jacobus G.; Venter, Cobus J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined whether life design counselling can enhance the career resilience of a sexual abuse survivor. One participant was selected through purposive sampling. Five life design sessions occurred over a period of three months. Various (postmodern) qualitative and quantitative techniques were used to gather data while data analysis was…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Resilience (Psychology), Persistence, Career Counseling
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Köksal Akyol, Aysel – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study was conducted to determine whether or not drama education causes any difference in the verbal-linguistic, mathematical-logical, visual-spatial, musical-rhythmic, bodily-kinaesthetic, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences of children. The sample group of the study consisted of 46 children (23 children in the experimental group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Drama, Multiple Intelligences
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Gülay Ogelman, Hülya; Güngör, Hande; Körükçü, Özlem; Erten Sarkaya, Hatice – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The primary objective of this study is to determine the predictive effect of technology use durations of 5-6 year-old children on their social skill levels and social status. In this study, children's technology usage is restricted to the use of television, portable computers, tablets and smartphones. The sample group of the study consisted of 162…
Descriptors: Young Children, Interpersonal Competence, Social Status, Television
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Gustavsson, Hans-Olof; Ehrlin, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The study focuses on how preschool and musical school teachers experience working with El Sistema-inspired activity at two municipal preschools in a multicultural district in a medium-sized Swedish town. What, according to the educators,is the most significant aspect of working with El Sistema-inspired activities? The theoretical point of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Preschool Teachers, Music Teachers
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Dale, Philip S.; Sylva, Kathy – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Sixty-five parent--infant dyads were observed reading an unfamiliar book at home. Parents' use of language-stimulating and emotionally rich reading styles was measured via a specially developed Book Sharing Scale for Infants. Aspects of child temperament were assessed by the Infant Characteristics Questionnaire [Bates, J. E., Freeland, C. A. B.,…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Infants, Parents, Predictor Variables
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Baker, Claire E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study used a large sample of mostly non-resident fathers (74%) to determine whether father-school involvement (e.g. attending parent-teacher conferences) predicted better academic and social emotional skills after controlling for the influence of mother-school involvement, the quality of children's home learning environment, and…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent School Relationship, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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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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Cadoret, Geneviève; Bigras, Nathalie; Lemay, Lise; Lehrer, Joanne; Lemire, Julie – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The objective of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between screen time (ST) and children's motor proficiency. The amount of time 113 children spent watching television, using a computer, and playing video games as reported by parents at ages 4, 5, and 7 was measured and children's motor skills were evaluated at age 7 with the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Television Viewing, Computer Use, Video Games
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Albin-Clark, Jo; Shirley, Ian; Webster, Maggie; Woolhouse, Clare – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The dyadic nature of the teacher-child relationship is recognized as a significant factor in young children's learning experiences. However understandings about how teachers' own personal and professional identities and experiences influence their construction of teacher-child relationships are under researched. This article extends upon earlier…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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Batki, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
With access to a unique sample of post-institutionalized Hungarian children, this study focused on the hypothesis that children who had been institutionalized for at least six months after birth have less developed capacities for emotion regulation; 90 children, aged 4-6, were placed in 1 of 3 groups: (1) children who had been institutionalized…
Descriptors: Children, Institutionalized Persons, Adoption, Child Rearing
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De Witt, M. W.; Lessing, A. C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Many South African children struggle in acquiring literacy and reading skills. It seems as if caregivers may be missing an important aspect in guiding children's emergent reading development. The question is whether there are underlying concepts needed for emergent literacy and the acquisition of reading skills. The nature of the reading process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Literacy
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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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Drugli, May Britt; Solheim, Elisabet; Lydersen, Stian; Moe, Vibeke; Smith, Lars; Berg-Nielsen, Turid Suzanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Meta-analytic evidence suggests that children have higher cortisol levels in childcare than at home. In the present study change of morning to mid-afternoon levels of cortisol was explored at home and in childcare in a Norwegian sample of toddlers. Further, analyses of associations between change of cortisol levels in childcare and child-,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Physiology, Preschool Children, Family Environment
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