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Olsen, Bent; Smeplass, Eli – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The article reports and reflects on a study of kindergarten staff member's gendered attitudes. The empirical part consists of answers to a questionnaire from some 700 staff members of all 80 kindergartens in two Danish municipalities. The theoretical approach is informed by the framework of Pierre Bourdieu and the Mary Douglas' Grid Group Cultural…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Gender Differences, Questionnaires, Values
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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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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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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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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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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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Dababneh, Kholoud; Ihmeideh, Fathi M.; Al-Omari, Aieman A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
This study aimed at investigating teachers' classroom practices, which either stimulate or inhibit the development of the creative environment of classrooms in Jordan, and determining the differences between practices according to educational level, experience level and type of teaching. The sample of the study consisted of 215 kindergarten…
Descriptors: Creativity, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Classroom Environment
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Nowak-Fabrykowski, Krystyna – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The goal of this research is to seek information from the Cleveland (Ohio) and Buffalo (New York) area kindergarten teachers about their experience in development of caring dispositions in children. Two hundred questionnaires were sent, one hundred to each city. There was a low response rate of less than 10% from both cities. A qualitative method…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Ethics, Preschool Teachers, Altruism
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Lo, Eva Yuen Yi – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
The Hong Kong government has sought to encourage environmental education (EE) in schools. However, little is known about how government and private initiatives impact at the level of the kindergarten. This article, based on a small-scale study, investigates what is happening in Hong Kong kindergartens in EE. The findings show that there have been…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Experience, Kindergarten