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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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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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Kikas, Eve; Mägi, Katrin – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study examined transactional development of mothers' beliefs (self-efficacy, success attributions of a child's success to maternal effort) and children's academic skills. Six hundred sixty-eight children and their mothers were evaluated twice: at the beginning of the first grade and at the end of the third grade. Mothers' beliefs were…
Descriptors: Mothers, Self Efficacy, Success, Child Rearing
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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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Kumpulainen, Kristiina; Lipponen, Lasse; Hilppö, Jaakko; Mikkola, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This study is grounded on the argument that agentic experiences and their reflection in supportive social contexts are crucial protective elements mediating children's socio-emotional well-being. Drawing on the socio-cultural perspective, we investigate the ways in which agency is manifested in children's social interactions while they reflect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Empowerment, Social Environment
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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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Hietanen, Riika; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Changes in family structures, such as the increase in the number of cohabiting couples, divorces, and blended families pose new challenges for fatherhood and research on fatherhood has been mainly adult-centred. This research studied how Finnish children perceive good fatherhood and what expectations they set for fathers. The following research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Childhood Attitudes, Expectation
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Mulvaney, Matthew K.; Morrissey, Rebecca A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The purpose of this research was to examine the role of parents' child-rearing beliefs in determining the academic achievement of African-American and Caucasian children, with a particular emphasis on describing the differential impact of parenting beliefs across these family contexts. Models were specified in which third-grade academic outcome…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcome Measures, Risk, African American Students
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Young-Loveridge, Jenny – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This paper provides an overview of assessment policy and practice in mathematics for early years classrooms in New Zealand between 1993 and the present day. It describes the introduction of school entry assessment for children starting school at age five. A numeracy initiative, the Numeracy Development Projects (NDP), for students in Years 1-10…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, National Standards, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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Owen, Pamela M.; Gillentine, Jonathan – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study proposes to shift the current theoretical framework in which teachers practise a guarded approach regarding the touching of children in early childhood settings, towards a practice of acceptance. A brief historical context of touching is presented and supplemented with a survey of 63 currently practising K-3rd grade teachers. The survey…
Descriptors: Young Children, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Legal Responsibility
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Gewirtz, Shawn; Stanton-Chapman, Tina L.; Reeve, Ronald E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
The present study examined whether deficits in inhibitory control in preschool-aged children are predictive of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and certain social difficulties in middle childhood, specifically third grade. Although many studies have examined the concurrent relationships among disinhibition, ADHD and social…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Predictor Variables, Self Control, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Lee, Kyunghwa – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
In this article, I present a study conducted with 10 Southeastern US early childhood teachers on their views concerning problem behaviour, in general, and the practice of diagnosis and pharmaceutical treatment for Attention/Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), in particular. Themes that emerged from the interview data included: (1) teachers'…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Age Differences, Gender Differences
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Maree, J. G.; Erasmus, C. P. – Early Child Development and Care, 2006
Inadequate achievement in mathematics frequently occurs especially amongst black learners, and the problem is assuming critical proportions. Tswana learners in the Mafikeng area find themselves in an educational situation that does not always promote optimal actualisation of their personal potential. One possible outcome of this situation is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Diagnostic Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Fair, Cynthia; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Beaudry, Regan; Dew, Jennifer – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
Peer scaffolding was examined in the context of an ongoing community outreach program, in which children in the third grade were partnered with preschool-aged children once a month to do crafts and other activities. After each session, the experts wrote reflective journals on their mentoring experiences. Dyads were observed on one occasion for…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Outreach Programs, Handicrafts, Mentors
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Lake, Vickie E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2003
This qualitative study that allowed children to be the dominant voice examined children's stories of hope. Twenty-nine kindergarten children through to third graders were interviewed using familiar school items: story board, pictures, puppets, and so on. One elementary school, located in a large southwestern metropolitan city, was selected for…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3