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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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Garner, Pamela W.; Parker, Tameka; Dortch, Marlon K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The present study examined differences in the victimization-related beliefs of 173 adults (65 early childhood preservice teachers, 62 early childhood in-service teachers, and 46 parents). Additionally, confidence about managing victimization was evaluated as a predictor of proposed responses to negative peer encounters. In-service teachers were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Peer Relationship, Preservice Teachers
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Smidt, Wilfried – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Nonacademic and academic pedagogues working in childhood education are involved in multiple occupational activities. Theoretical frameworks focussing on career development and processes of professionalisation may provide hints about differences in the occupational activities of nonacademic and academic pedagogues as well as with regard to how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Early Childhood Education, Job Skills
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Nowak-Fabrykowski, Krystyna Teresa – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The goal of this study is to investigate early childhood teachers' perspective of teaching foster and adopted children. The main purpose is to seek suggestions how teachers can nurture the development of foster and adopted children. A 6 question survey was sent to 44 teachers pursuing graduate studies in early childhood education. Of this 50%…
Descriptors: Child Development, Foster Care, Adoption, Early Childhood Education
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Georgeson, Jan; Campbell-Barr, Verity; Bakosi, Éva; Nemes, Magdolna; Pálfi, Sándor; Sorzio, Paolo – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Increasing interest in the provision of early childhood education and care services as a social investment strategy has been accompanied by worldwide concerns to identify appropriate pedagogical practices for working with young children. Here, we trace the developing interest in child-centred approaches, before considering whether there can be…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Global Approach, Student Centered Curriculum
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Winterbottom, Christian; Mazzocco, Philip J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Over the past decade early childhood education (ECE) teachers have faced increasing pressures to implement standardised tests in order to secure external validation and funding. In response, many teacher education programmes now focus heavily on positivistic training approaches, as opposed to more developmentally appropriate pedagogies…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Smidt, Wilfried; Roux, Susanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Against the background of theories and research, it is crucial to gather in-depth information about the Big Five personality traits of pedagogues as well as prospective pedagogues. Such information can be attained by comparing them with a cross section of the population. However, there is a research gap concerning the Big Five of early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Kabadayi, Abdulkadir – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
It is clear that teacher qualifications significantly affect the quality of teaching beliefs and education provided to young children and that higher qualifications in preschool teachers have both short- and long-term positive effects on their students. This study was built on pre-existing literature and new data to analyse the current…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires
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Joshi, Arti – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
The study assessed the nature of teacher-child interactions in early childhood classrooms in India, from the teachers' and parents' perspectives. Specifically, the impact of teacher training, satisfaction with training and job, years of experience, and class size on the teacher-child interactions were examined. Sixty-five preschool teachers and…
Descriptors: Class Size, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers