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Wong, Yau-ho Paul – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Although a quality preschool supports young children's health and safety, "quality" has been defined diversely enough that its delivery has been varied among kindergarten teachers. The current study was the first to examine and compare perceptions of school safety between urban and rural kindergarten teachers. Sixty-seven Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Kindergarten
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Leung, Chi-Hung; Hue, Ming-Tak – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Preschool teachers are an important element of high-quality, developmentally and multiculturally appropriate early childhood programmes. 7.5% of the total 160,000 children enrolled in Hong Kong kindergartens are ethnic-minority students and they are neglected in the Hong Kong education system until 2008. This study investigated the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Multicultural Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Choy, Mian Yee; Karuppiah, Nirmala – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Successful transition from preschool to primary school is believed to have long-term positive effects on a child's academic performance and social competence. In this study, data were gathered from preschool teachers, primary schoolteachers and parents through the use of questionnaires and semi-structured interviews, on their perceptions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Preschool Education
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Durkan, Nazmi; Güngör, Hande; Fetihi, Leyla; Erol, Ahmet; Gülay Ogelman, Hülya – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
The purpose of the study is to compare environmental attitudes and experiences of five-year-old children receiving preschool education in the village and city centre. The first group comprised 54 five-year-old children who received preschool education and attended kindergartens of two primary schools in the Karateke and Kocabas villages of Honaz…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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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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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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Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the necessity levels of children's school readiness skills held by Jordanian kindergarten teachers. The sample consisted of 347 teachers drawn from the public and private kindergarten education sectors. The school readiness data collection instrument included seven readiness domains with a total of 39…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Readiness, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Leung, Cheung-Shing Sam; Lim, Swee Eng Audrey; Li, Yuen Ling – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
In the past, the Curriculum Development Council in Hong Kong [Curriculum Development Council (CDC). (1996). "Guide to the Pre-Primary Curriculum." Hong Kong: Government Printer; CDC. (2000). "Consultation Document: Learning to Learn: The Way Forward in Curriculum Development." Hong Kong: Government Printer; CDC. (2001).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Kindergarten