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Zhu, Jie; Li, Hui; Hsieh, Wu-Ying – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Inclusive education has been promoted in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong since the 1990s, and it has now spread to pre-primary education. Without qualified teachers and sufficient resources, however, it is difficult to implement inclusion in early childhood settings. This case study investigated how inclusive education was practised in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Case Studies
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Ahmetoglu, Emine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of the current study was to examine the associations between child characteristics (i.e. gender, age, enjoying outdoor) and familial characteristics (i.e. parent education and income), and Turkish children's biophilia (innate tendency to connect with nature). In addition, the current study also attempted to examine the association…
Descriptors: Correlation, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Parent Background
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Ward, Tanya; Goldingay, Sophie; Parson, Judi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Concern has been raised recently in relation to excessive use of digital technology and the detrimental effect this has on familial relationships, well-being and development, andon people's connection with nature. This article provides a timely response to this concern by presenting the findings of a qualitative evaluation of a supported nature…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Play, Outdoor Education, Well Being
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Owen, Alex – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores inclusive and exclusive perceptions within early years practice settings in England. Inclusion is understood to involve the acknowledgement and celebration of difference, rather than its problematization. A deficit-based discourse regarding diversity is challenged and the concept of "diversity gain" is explored. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Hall, Anna H.; White, Kelley M.; Guo, Ying; Emerson, Andrea – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study used a mixed method design with 245 preschool children, 255 teachers, and 156 parents. Researchers interviewed children and surveyed teachers and parents about their perceptions of preschool children's writing abilities and developmental writing stages. The results of the study showed that each group defined writing differently…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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van Biljon, S.; Kritzinger, Alta – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article examines early developmental histories of learners who attended a government-funded school for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in South Africa from 1992 to 2014. A total of 141 complete historical admission records of learners were analysed. Frequencies, means and correlations were determined for perinatal conditions and…
Descriptors: Identification, Child Development, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Corsano, Paola; Guidotti, Laura – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Reminiscing is a conversation between a child and caregiver about past events they have experienced together. In recent years, researchers have been interested in implementing training to improve the quality of parents' reminiscing styles, both in typically developing and 'at-risk' children and disadvantaged families. The review analysed studies…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged
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Lähteenmäki, Marko; Hakyemez-Paul, Sevcan; Pihlaja, Päivi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Extra-familial support has been proven to be an important resource for families during early parenthood, but little attention has been paid to what supports should be available for fathers specifically and how fathers perceive different sources of support during early parenthood in the twenty-first century. This study examined Finnish fathers' (N…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Social Support Groups, Socioeconomic Status
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Hedlin, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to investigate how preschool teachers see their interaction with the home. The empirical material consists of semi-structured interviews with 30 qualified preschool teachers working in Swedish preschools. The informants describe how they promote cooperation and prevent conflict by clarifying that parents'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship
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Liu, Ting; Lu, Ming; Holmes, Kathryn – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
China's fast-developing urbanization has promoted a great number of rural families migrating to urban areas. The objective of this study is to address the existing situation of urban migrant parents' parenting for infant and toddlers and the association between co-parental self-efficacy and child developmental outcomes. A sample of 387 parents of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Child Development, Rural to Urban Migration, Parent Attitudes
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Arnold, Cath – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This paper draws on observational studies of three young children in order to demonstrate firstly, their intrinsic motivation to explore systematically through repeated patterns of action or 'schemas'; secondly, how those repeated actions appear and are explored in their emerging language demonstrating their increasing construction of and…
Descriptors: Play, Schemata (Cognition), Language Acquisition, Concept Formation
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Baker, Erin R.; Jensen, Cjersti J.; Tisak, Marie S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Several theories of aggression agree that aggression may be a part of a decision-making process, influenced by current internal states and environmental influences. With more than one-quarter of preschool-age children living in single-parent households, we sought to understand how these children might differ from their peers regarding specific…
Descriptors: Aggression, One Parent Family, Executive Function, Decision Making
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Lunneblad, Johannes; Garvis, Susanne – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In the last decade, neo-liberal movements have entered parts of the Swedish society, bringing increased accountability and public management to preschool (catering for children aged 1-5 years). While early childhood education research has generally focused on preschool, children and teachers, few studies have explored the perspectives of preschool…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Preschool Education, Content Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Treat, Amy E.; Sheffield Morris, Amanda; Williamson, Amy C.; Hays-Grudo, Jennifer; Laurin, Debbie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Parent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and caregiver reports of harsh parenting were examined in relation to the executive function (EF) abilities in young low-income children. Data were collected from 55 "mother-child" dyads; 17-40 months of age. Parent measures included the ACEs questionnaire and harsh parenting items from the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, Executive Function, Games
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Majoko, Tawanda – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Entrenched in international research findings on model practices in home and school collaboration in inclusion in education, this descriptive study examined parents' perspectives regarding the inclusion of their children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Zimbabwean mainstream early childhood development (ECD) classrooms. Embedded within a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mainstreaming
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