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Kotaman, Hüseyin; Balci, Asli – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the impact of two storybooks -- one with realistic and one with non-realistic characters -- on children's comprehension performance. Children's performances in character and event recall, reasoning and problem-solving were compared. The participants were 100 young children enrolled in 1 of 13 classes at 4…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Books, Childrens Literature, Preschool Children
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Howells, Kristy; Meehan, Catherine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored early years' practitioners' and teachers' attitudes and confidence in delivering the UK Physical Activity guidelines [National Health Service (NHS). (2013). "Physical activity guidelines for children and young people." Retrieved July 15, 2015, from…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Guidelines, Physical Fitness, Nursery Schools
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Jabbar, Sinaria Abdel; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of depression and anxiety among (12) Iraqi refugee children, 6 males and 6 females (aged 7-14) who had fled ISIS and are residing in Jordan awaiting resettlement. The authors used four scales to measure depression, field observation, and structured interviews with the mothers to examine exile-related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Refugees
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Robson, Sue; Brogaard-Clausen, Sigrid; Hargreaves, David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Well-being is a significant concept in research, policy and practice in education, but consensus about what it is is challenging. In addition, the well-being of children under eight is under-researched. Using online surveys, this paper looks at the perspectives of 155 parent/carers and 285 practitioners in England on young children's well-being.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Well Being
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Hopkinson, Debbie Patricia; Johnson, Emmanuel Janagan – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Effective parenting experiences of individuals during the childhood years within micro-ecological environments are pivotal to cultivating good parenting practices in later adulthood. This study explored the parenting practices based on upbringing and the connections these practices had on children's proclivity to wayward and wandering behaviours.…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parents, Parent Background, Antisocial Behavior
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Behzadnia, Ali; Mehrani, Mehdi B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present study examined whether young children show any particular bias in response to tag questions. In addition, the study investigated the effects of age and object familiarity on children's accuracy of responses. A total of 137 3-6-year-old children were asked a set of 32 tag questions pertaining to the properties and functions of both…
Descriptors: Young Children, Bias, Responses, Age Differences
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Ferrier, David E.; Karalus, Samantha P.; Denham, Susanne A.; Bassett, Hideko H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Between three and five years of age, both emotional competence (EC) and cognitive self-regulation (CSR) have been documented as undergoing remarkable growth and as being strong predictors of concurrent and future positive outcomes. EC encompasses three interrelated and progressively developing skills: emotion knowledge, emotion regulation, and…
Descriptors: Self Control, Child Development, Correlation, Path Analysis
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This qualitative study is grounded in phenomenology. Using 28 early childhood teachers from six Caribbean islands as research participants, the following study sought to elicit their perceptions of what it takes to be successful in the early childhood classroom and to understand how other early childhood teachers can achieve this. Thematic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Kroll, Linda R. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This case study examines the development of self-regulation, socially, cognitively and emotionally, through the use of play in the curriculum in five preschool classrooms for children ages 2-5 years old at a university laboratory school. Five teachers were interviewed about their deliberate use of play to support the development of self-regulation…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Role, Child Development, Play
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Scheuer, Nora; Santamaria, Flavia Irene; Echenique, Mónica Haydée – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The aim of this study is to achieve a deeper understanding of the repertoire of cognitive resources children can display in the process of learning numbers. Forty-two children attending Age 4 Kindergarten Class or Year-One in Argentina were individually interviewed, based on a semi-structured script requiring them to represent definite and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Kindergarten
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Orr, Edna – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study reports on the development of new motor and behavioural indicators for recognizing symbolic acts among infants. Following five infants between the ages of 6 and 18 months and their ability to use an object in novel way yielded four levels of action, based on the number of objects and actions combined in each symbolic act. Employing…
Descriptors: Infants, Psychomotor Skills, Infant Behavior, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
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Hall, Anna H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Interactive writing is a research-based early literacy strategy that has been found effective at increasing young children's oral language skills, alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, concepts of print, and early writing skills. This paper reports on a case study which explored the feasibility and fidelity of implementing interactive writing in…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Standards, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
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Roskos, Kathleen A.; Zuzolo, Nicole; Primm, Ashley – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
A small-scale feasibility study was conducted to explore the implementation of academic language time (ALT) in primary grade classrooms with and without access to digital devices. Academic language time is a structural change that dedicates a portion of language arts instructional time to direct vocabulary instruction using evidence-based…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Feasibility Studies, Access to Computers, Time Factors (Learning)
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Gardner, Shari L.; Curenton, Stephanie M. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The purpose of this study was to report preliminary reliability and validity data from the Conversation Compass© Communication Screener (CCCS), a teacher-reported language screener intended to capture children's skills related to classroom conversations with peers and teachers. Three preschool teachers completed the CCCS and the Child Observation…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers
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Cummings, Katrina P. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Positive behaviour intervention and support (PBIS) models are evolving as an effective means to promote social and emotional competence among young children and address challenging behaviours. This study was designed to gain insights into parental involvement in programme-wide implementation of the "Pyramid" model. Interviews were…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports, Parent Participation, Interviews
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