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Hsieh, Wu-Ying; McCollum, Jeanette A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article reports and compares results from an interview study of early childhood teachers in the U.S. and Hong Kong, with a focus on the math outcomes that children may gain from play with unit blocks. Teachers were interviewed to obtain their ideas of the benefits of unit block play in three focal areas: geometry, measurement, and numeracy.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Knowledge Level
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Christ, Tanya; Wang, X. Christine; Erdemir, Ersoy – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This qualitative study investigated 27 US and 28 Turkish dyads of children between 4 and 6 years old who read 12 app books across a school year. Emergent coding and constant comparison were used to identify reading patterns in which the dyads engaged: hotspot-centric, text-centric, and integrated. Then we examined how characteristics of readers…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Multimedia Materials, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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Cummings, Katrina P.; Hardin, Belinda J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Cultural beliefs, values, language differences, and unfamiliar educational infrastructures and practices can impact immigrant parents' capacity to support their children with disabilities in their new country. This study presents perspectives of disability and experiences with special education services based on interviews with eight immigrant…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Immigrants
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Adair, Jennifer Keys; Phillips, Louise; Ritchie, Jenny; Sachdeva, Shubhi – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Using data from an international, comparative study of civic action in preschools in New Zealand, Australia and the US, we consider some of the types of civic action that are possible when time and space are offered for children to use their agency to initiate, work together and collectively pursue ideas and things that are important to the group.…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Indigenous Populations, Hispanic Americans
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LaForett, Doré R.; Mendez, Julia L. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study examined associations between parents' developmentally appropriate beliefs about young children's play and responsive parenting. Low-income parents and their children enrolled in Head Start programmes (n = 231) in the United States participated in the study. Responsive parenting skills (characterized by high levels of warmth and…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Play, Preschool Children, Mother Attitudes
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep; Demir-Dagdas, Tuba; Cakmakci, Huzeyfe; Cava-Tadik, Yasemin; Intepe-Tingir, Seyma – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This paper examines the issues surrounding low-income immigrants in the U.S. and the ways they shape the educational experiences of their young children. Using a multidisciplinary lens including sociology, family studies, education, and mental health, the authors analyse multiple perspectives towards the educational experiences of children in…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Immigrants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Young Children
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Rose, Jenny; O'Reilly, Bryn – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Background: The link between disorders of attachment and psychopathology is well documented. Consequently, a person's attachment style has a profound effect on his or her development and psychological well-being. At-risk populations such as adopted children are more prone to developing pervasive patterns of attachment, given the maternal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attachment Behavior, Psychotherapy, At Risk Persons
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Sanchez, Claudia; Lee, Angela M.; Casillas, Nicole; Hansen, Caitlynn – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This exploratory study investigated the use of concepts related to families, parents, and the home in 51 state-level early learning and development standards documents. Guidelines from six national family involvement, engagement, and school-partnership models were used to create the Family Involvement Models Analysis Chart (FIMAC), which served as…
Descriptors: State Standards, State Programs, Fundamental Concepts, Family Involvement
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Nicholson, Julie; Shimpi, Priya Mariana; Jevgjovikj, Maja; Kurnik, Jean; Ufoegbune, Veronica – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study examined play memories from adults who grew up in a wide range of international contexts. Surveys and semi-structured interviews asking adults to recollect play memories were completed with 135 adults (100 Females, 35 Males) who grew up in 21 countries. Play memories were analysed to identify adults' favourite types of childhood play,…
Descriptors: Adults, Play, Memory, Surveys
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Nowak-Fabrykowski, Krystyna; Dinçer, F. Çaglayan; Sen, Müge – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The goal of this research is to compare curricular expectations regarding caring behaviour in the USA and Turkey and to analyse the practical implication by investigating boys' and girls' caring behaviour. Conceptual framework of this research is underpinned in philosophical ideals of ethics of care and is grounded in theories stressing the…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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McKenney, Susan; Bradley, Barbara – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Against the backdrop of growing international concern for a narrowing view of early literacy, this study was initiated to determine how teachers of four-year-olds view their task of fostering early literacy. This paper reports on the first steps to design and validate an instrument which captures teachers' perceptions of early literacy content…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Emergent Literacy, Curriculum Implementation, Content Validity
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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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Pinto, Giuliana; Accorti Gamannossi, Beatrice; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The cultural components of drawing allow one to consider it a symbolic form of cultural communication. The behavioural and cognitive mechanisms involved in the cultural transmission of symbolic communications are situated in an environment embedded in cultural-historical features that should be taken into account, as they give rise to variations…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Freehand Drawing, Young Children
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Lee, Yu-Yuan; Franceschini, Louis, III – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences in the perceptions of childcare among early childhood teachers in Japan and the USA. Participants consisted of 278 Japanese early childhood teachers (10 males and 268 females) on the Japanese mainland and 78 American early childhood teachers (5 males and 73 females) in the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Gable, Sara; Rothrauff, Tanja C.; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Mauzy, Denise – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The current study extends a recent workforce development programme evaluation and examines the relationship between ongoing success in the three-year programme and participants' educational attainment, professional activities and several employment factors. Three hundred and twenty-seven teaching staff and 92 directors from 99 child care centres…
Descriptors: Credentials, Employment, Educational Attainment, Role of Education
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