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Kim, Kyung-Ran; Buchanan, T. K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
This study examined the psychometric properties of a revised measurement, the "Teacher Beliefs and Practices Survey" (TBPS), devised for teachers of three- to five-year-old children. This measure was designed to reflect the concepts of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) as presented in the revised 1997 National Association for…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Guidelines, Psychometrics
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Oun, Tiia; Saar-Ugaste, Aino; Niglas, Katrin – Early Child Development and Care, 2008
Over the past decade great changes have occurred in the Estonian system of education, including changes in the content and organization of early childhood education. The aim of the present study is to find out about the views of staff of early childhood institutions on educational objectives, some aspects of the educational process and the role of…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Holistic Approach
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Baskett, Robert; Bryant, Katie; White, William; Rhoads, Kyle – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
The benefits of all-day kindergarten are increasingly supported by educational policy groups. Rigorous, prospective empirical research is impractical for schools of limited fiscal means where education must take priority over institutional research. However, post-hoc analyses of archival and informal measures can provide invaluable information…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Educational Change, Cooperation
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Thompson, Carol – Early Child Development and Care, 2001
Examined the extent and characteristics of peer contact among 10 Australian kindergartners. Found that girls had greater peer contact opportunities than boys. Few peer contacts resulted from kindergarten or other organized activities; the majority were long-term relationships with relatives or children of family friends. Peer contact opportunities…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Mothers, Peer Relationship
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