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Harries, V.; Brown, A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The transition to motherhood can be challenging. The baby book market has taken advantage of this, publishing a range of books that suggest adopting strict routines for infant sleep, feeding, and general care. Despite their multi-million sales, their impact has not been established. The aim of this study was to explore the maternal experience of…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Mothers
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Everley, Suzanne; Everley, Keith – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In the UK, nearly one-third of children aged 2-15 years are failing to engage in sufficient physical activity (PA). Associated interventions are historically rationalized from adult perspectives. This study aimed to empower children as participants in the research process and experts of their own experience in an endeavour to inform activity…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Experience, Physical Activity Level, Student Participation
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Rademacher, Annika; Koglin, Ute – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In recent years, preschooler's self-regulation has been extensively researched. This systematic review deals with the overlaps and differences among the many different terminologies and definitions of self-regulation in childhood and the association with preschooler's social-emotional and behavioural development. A systematic literature search in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Self Management, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Campbell-Barr, Verity – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The early childhood workforce is routinely demonstrated as being central to the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC). Frequently, discussions of quality focus on structural features of training, such as level and duration. However, the literature demonstrates that quality extends beyond the structural and that early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah; Hardacre, Charlotte – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The following study examines two researchers' perspectives on play in the lives of children from diverse cultural contexts. Two questions guided this study: (1) how do researchers conceptualize children's play and (2) what shapes their understanding of play. In order to answer these questions, a critical discourse was established between two…
Descriptors: Play, Cultural Context, Student Diversity, Teacher Researchers
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Viskovic, Ivana; Višnjic Jevtic, Adrijana – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Based on the belief that professional competences can partially be developed through professional training a cycle of ten educational workshops was designed. Combining theoretical knowledge, quality practice examples and discussions, the workshops strived to improve professional teacher competences. The assumed outcome was determined by difference…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Workshops, Faculty Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Zammit, Maria; Atkinson, Susan – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Babysign classes are increasingly popular across the UK. Benefits are said to include increasing child vocabulary, reducing frustration, and improving parent-child relations. A further relationship between the use of babysign and maternal mind-mindedness (MM) has been suggested. It was hypothesized here that parents choosing babysign classes would…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sign Language, Toddlers, Interpersonal Communication
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Meehan, Catherine – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
"Every Child Matters" under New Labour provided a framework for services for young children's care and education. It was pushed aside by the Conservative-led coalition and replaced by "More Great Childcare". The UK as a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, therefore has obligations for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Empowerment, Childrens Rights, Research Methodology
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Kennedy, Mark; Betts, Lucy; Dunn, Thomas; Sonuga-Barke, Edmund; Underwood, Jean – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Recent re-conceptualisation of paternal involvement (Pleck, J. H. (2010). Paternal involvement: Revised conceptualization and theoretical linkages with child outcomes. In M. Lamb (Ed.), "The role of the father in child development" (5th ed., pp. 67-107). London: Wiley), while proving fruitful, has yet to be applied to investigations into…
Descriptors: Models, Preschool Education, Attachment Behavior, Child Development
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Researchers continue to be interested in the evaluation of early childhood education programmes, their interventions, and the implementation of different types of evaluation. Their interest continues to increase and attract other researchers. In understanding the nature and appropriate use of evaluation in early childhood education and the basis…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Educational History
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Tedam, Prospera – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The branding of children as "witches", capable of harming others is a widespread practice in some countries in Africa and across the world. There is evidence of this within specific communities and faith groups; however, the extent to which this phenomenon occurs in England is unclear as is the response by childcare professionals,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Child Abuse, African Culture
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Cameron, Catherine Ann; Pinto, Giuliana; Hancock, Roger; Tapanya, Sombat – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Fathers' interactions with their young children are understudied. Variations between families in the masculine nurturance of toddlers can be expected, depending on personal characteristics, gender, family structures, and cultural contexts in which they are situated. This is a qualitative study, focusing on probing the nature of the exchanges…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Fathers, Grandparents
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Rockel, Jean – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This paper critically examines current concerns regarding professional issues in labour force development for teachers with children up to two years of age (UtoT). The concerns in New Zealand (NZ) relate to whether initial teacher-education (ITE) qualifications prepare teachers to work with children UtoT, involving synergy between ITE and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Infants
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Baker, Fiona S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The revised UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) now places a stronger emphasis on personal, social and emotional development (PSED) as one of its three prime areas. PSED has three characteristics of learning: active learning, creating and thinking critically, and playing and exploring. These aspects of the revised EYFS closely align with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum, National Curriculum, Individual Development
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Costello, Patrick J. M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The central aim of this paper is to undertake a critical review of arguments which propose that chess should be taught in schools and other educational settings. In particular, I offer an answer to the question: "Should chess be taught in early childhood?" Many claims have been made about the educational benefits of chess instruction. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Games, Action Research, Intellectual Development
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