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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Although Greece has a dichotomous system both in terms of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services and in terms of ECEC workers' preparation programmes, in 2016 Greek government's Organization for ECEC organized an open colloquy about the adoption of a 'Unified National Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care', causing a heated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Wang, Zhenlin; Wong, Richard Kwok Shing; Wong, Paul Yau Ho; Ho, Fuk Chuen; Cheng, Doris Pui Wah – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The study seeks to understand the relation between preschool children's mode of participation and negotiation strategies during play and their theory of mind (ToM) development in the Hong Kong context. Forty-two 5-year-old children were recruited. Their emotional and cognitive ToMs were assessed along with expressive language ability. Children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Play, Theory of Mind
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Morris, Heather; Skouteris, Helen; Edwards, Susan; Rutherford, Leonie Margaret; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; O'Connor, Amanda; Mantilla, Ana; Huang, Terry TK; Lording, Kate Marion; Williams-Smith, Janet – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
We sought to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a preschool/kindergarten curriculum intervention designed to increase 4-year-old children's knowledge of healthy eating, active play and the sustainability consequences of their food and toy choices. Ninety intervention and 65 control parent/child…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Intervention, Questionnaires
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Ihmeideh, Fathi; Oliemat, Enass – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Family involvement can no longer be considered a luxury but is rather a main component of early childhood programmes. The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of family involvement in early childhood programmes in Jordan. In total, 84 kindergarten principals and 276 teachers participated in the study. To achieve the study…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Principals
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Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine kindergarten teachers' and children's perceptions of their relationships following a person-centred approach, and to describe patterns of relationships between them. 67 Kindergarten teachers and 403 children completed two measures designed to explore their perceptions of their relations. Four patterns of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
While there is a growing interest in children's risk-taking behaviours and their safety when at play, there is also a focus on the need to balance the hazards of risks with the benefits of risk. This is also a growing concern among researchers of early childhood education and care (ECEC). The research conducted thus far on ECEC practitioners'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Child Behavior, Play
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Ihmeideh, Fathi Mahmoud – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
It has been widely recognised that fathers can play a key role in the development and well-being of young children. In many cases, however, fathers still have limited involvement in the early years education of their children and their voices are as yet unheard. This study examined the beliefs and practices of Jordanian fathers of kindergarten…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Kindergarten
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Chan, Wai Ling – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This paper reports the results of a study concerning the expectations for the transition from kindergarten to primary school amongst teachers, parents and children in Hong Kong. It probes the expectations that teachers and parents have about children's competence in five specific areas of child development thought to be essential for a smooth such…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Parent Role
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Happo, Iiris; Maatta, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Well-educated staff consists of multidimensional experts, and this staff is one of the strengths of the Finnish day-care system. The aim of this article is to clarify the development of the expertise of those early childhood educators who have qualified as kindergarten teachers. The data consisted of the early educators' stories (n = 80) of their…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis