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Andrews, Kathryn J.; Wang, X. Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
To address the lack of research in early science learning and young children's informal science experiences, this exploratory case study investigated a 7-year-old girl's (Abigail) emergent science competencies and how they are related to her science experiences in everyday family contexts. Data sources included observations, interviews, parent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Family Environment, Informal Education, Competence
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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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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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Richter, David; Lehrl, Simone; Weinert, Sabine – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The present paper was written under the auspices of the interdisciplinary research group "Educational Processes, Competence Development, and Selection Decisions at Preschool and Primary School Age (BiKS)" (FOR 543), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The surveys were conceptualised and supervised as part of the developmental…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Developmental Psychology, Financial Support, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Tõeväli, Paula-Karoliina; Kikas, Eve – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The present longitudinal study examined the reciprocal relationships between teachers' causal attributions and children's math performance and task persistence. In total, 760 elementary school children and their teachers participated in this study. The children were tested in math twice, at the end of the second and third grades. At both time…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Attribution Theory, Mathematics Achievement
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Papadimitriou, Artemis M.; Vlachos, Filippos M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The aim of this study was to examine if specific skills that are developed during preschool years could predict the reading performance in the first and second grade of primary school. Two hundred and eighty-seven children participated in this longitudinal study. At the kindergarten level, phonological awareness (PA), rapid automatised naming,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Skill Development, Reading Achievement
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Zdunowski-Sjoblom, Nicole – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Family interviews were conducted with 28 7-12-year-old children who had experienced various forms of bullying and relational aggression by their peers, as well as with their parent and with an older sibling. Interviews explored possible supportive strategies of older siblings, parents, and teachers. All bullied children reported negative feelings…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Preadolescents, Bullying
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Medcalf, Neva Ann; Hoffman, Thomas J.; Boatwright, Cassie – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
During a regular free writing time in class, children in Kindergarten through sixth grade in various areas of the city were given the writing prompt,"My dreams for the world". Writing samples were collected from an elementary school in an affluent area of the city, an elementary and a middle school in a low socio-economic area, and an…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Children, Elementary School Students, Self Actualization
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Besnard, Therese; Verlaan, Pierrette; Davidson, Marilyne; Vitaro, Frank; Poulin, Francois; Capuano, France – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Empirical evidence suggests that children's disruptive behaviour (CDB) and quality of parenting influence one another bidirectionally. However, few studies have considered the separate contribution of the mother--child and father--child relationships to disruptive behaviours within a longitudinal context. Against this background, the reciprocal…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills
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Rantala, Taina; Maatta, Kaarina – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The aim of this paper is to decipher the essence of the joy of learning and the ways to enhance it at school. In the field of educational psychology, research on feelings is lacking, and the little that does exist has focused more on negative rather than positive feelings. The present paper is based on ethnographic and observational research of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Chen, Jie-Qi; Masur, Ann; McNamee, Gillian – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Recognising school readiness as a national priority, the National Education Goals Panel identified the development of young children's approaches to learning as essential for achieving readiness. Approaches to learning include inclinations, attitudes, and learning styles. Despite wide agreement that learning approaches are critical for school…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Sociocultural Patterns, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Kikas, Eve; Peets, Katlin; Niilo, Airi – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Questionnaires assessing mothers' involvement in children's education and their trust in teachers were developed for the usage in Estonian kindergartens and elementary schools. The scales were adapted based on the questionnaires by Fantuzzo and colleagues (parental involvement) and Adams and Christenson (trust). Mothers of 454 kindergarten…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Mothers, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Brodsky, Warren; Sulkin, Idit – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The impact of music activity on children's motor and cognitive skills has been investigated with music learning, instrument lessons and classroom music. While none have employed natural utterances, singing games or playground/street songs, these musical experiences of childhood are acknowledged as a major platform for child development. The…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Singing, Music Appreciation
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Tekin, Ali Kemal – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study sought to assess Turkish parents' motivational beliefs, including their role activity and self-efficacy beliefs about their involvement in young children's education. The impact of demographic characteristics on these motivational beliefs was also explored. Parents' motivational beliefs about their involvement were measured by using the…
Descriptors: Family Income, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Hadeed, Julie – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This article presents the continued effects of a home-based intervention programme on child development outcomes and parenting practices in Bahrain. The intervention is the "Mother-Child Home Education Programme" (MOCEP) which was implemented in Arabic in the Kingdom of Bahrain beginning in 2001. One hundred and sixty-seven poor,…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Mothers, Disadvantaged
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