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Ucus, Sukran; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Creative school environments use creative approaches in their curriculum, content, and teaching and learning. Considering that creativity is fostered by all elements of educational processes such as teachers, classrooms, and school environments, the purpose of the current study was to explore perceptions of Turkish student teachers in an early…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Freedom of Speech, Freehand Drawing
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Mertala, Pekka – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In this study, written assignments from preservice early childhood teachers were examined to find answers to the following research questions: (1) What beliefs do preservice teachers have about children and technology at home? (2) How are parents represented in preservice teachers' beliefs about children and technology? (3) What are the…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Steyn, Miemsie; Moen, Melanie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article reports on the emotional factors that contribute to children's sadness. As teachers are the most appropriate caregivers to detect problems and to address the impact of these challenges, 30 teachers asked 224 children (N=224) to draw and describe their experiences of sadness. From these drawings, two distinctive themes emerged, namely…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Student Relationship, Emotional Experience
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Mertala, Pekka – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Research on early childhood teachers' perceptions of technology integration has been criticized for not paying enough attention to the unique pedagogical characteristics of early childhood education. This qualitative study contributes to resolving this need by scrutinizing preservice teachers' perceptions of technology usage through the frames of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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Beers, Courtney – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The quality of early caregiving and educational environments has a significant effect on children's later cognitive outcomes. Early childhood teachers are an important determining factor in the quality of these environments and therefore they need appropriate professional preparation. The purpose of this study was to describe the ways in which…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Early Childhood Teachers
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Brown, Christopher Pierce; Weber, Natalie Babiak – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The continued standardisation of publicly funded early education programmes has led to teacher educators and researchers focusing in on what works in preparing teachers and their students to succeed in these environments. Such a focus prioritises an epistemological understanding of teaching and learning and leads to investigations examining…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Epistemology, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Experience
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Botsoglou, Kafenia; Beazidou, Eleftheria; Kougioumtzidou, Eleni; Vlachou, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Given that there is a lack of children's active involvement in the school design process, the aim of the present multimethod study was to gather data in relation to children's active involvement towards the improvement of their own school's physical environment. Over a period of three months, twenty-nine children aged 4-5 years participated in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Rating Scales, Educational Quality, Educational Environment
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Loizou, Eleni; Michaelides, Anthia; Georgiou, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
We acknowledge the importance of scaffolding during play; thus, the present study explores the ways early childhood (EC) teachers provide guidance during children's socio-dramatic play and how they employ creative drama in their play interactions. Data collection included the play video recordings of an in-service teacher with a drama background,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Participation, Dramatic Play
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Gelfer, Jeffrey I.; Nguyen, Neal – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
As teacher shortages or teacher turnover rate continue to proliferate in the field of early childhood education (ECE) across the United States in the past few decades, there seem to be a pressing need for teacher preparation programmes to accommodate prospective ECE pre-service teachers (who do not have the chance to enroll in traditional teacher…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage, Preschool Teachers
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Shpancer, Noam; Schweitzer, Stefanie N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Data were collected over a 15-year span from three comparable cohorts of students at a Midwestern university about their childcare histories and current attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal employment. Across cohorts, a history of non-parental childcare predicted adult attitudes towards non-parental childcare and maternal…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Child Care, Attitude Measures, Adults
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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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Meehan, Catherine; Meehan, Patrick Joseph – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Children's life chances are enhanced when relationships between home and educational settings are strong. This original piece of research involved second-year trainee teachers who were surveyed about their perceptions about parents and the nature of the partnership relationship. Research suggests that teachers act in accordance with their beliefs…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Briddick, William C.; Sensoy-Briddick, Hande; Savickas, Suzanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The arrival of life design and in its advance challenged the field to refocus toward a more useful understanding of the lifelong process of career development including neglected areas within the field such as career development during childhood. Reviews of the literature reflect an ongoing neglect of the stage of childhood in this lifelong…
Descriptors: Career Development, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries, Career Guidance
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Rodrigo, María José; Máiquez, María Luisa; Hidalgo, Victoria; Martín Quintana, Juan Carlos; Martínez-González, Raquel-Amaya; Ochaita, Esperanza; Balsells Bailón, M. Angels; Arranz Freijo, Enrique B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study showcases the collaborative work between, on the one side, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services, and Equality and the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces and, on the other side, a consortium of eight Spanish universities. The aims are to implement a positive parenting policy to adopt codes of professional best…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Best Practices, Quality Assurance, Parenting Styles
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Heikkilä, Mia; Hellman, Anette – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The overall interest is to understand how men who study preschool teaching negotiate masculinities. Earlier research shows how male teachers negotiate masculinities when being in and entering a predominantly feminine work area, such as early childhood education [see, for example, Brody, D. L. (2015). The construction of masculine identity among…
Descriptors: Males, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Masculinity
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