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Meece, Darrell; Robinson, Cheryl Malone – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Examined correlates of positive father caregiving and harsh control among 721 (350 girls) four-year-old children through analysis of NICHD Study of Early Child Care data and 7050 (3450 girls) four-year-old children through analysis of Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort data. Findings from both samples suggest that, for both boys and…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Young Children, Longitudinal Studies
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Konstantinidou, Elisavet; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis; Michalopoulou, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
From the beginning of the twenty-first century, many authorities and educational policies had begun to campaign their curricula towards the promotion of creativity. Researchers' interest turned to teachers' perceptions, implicit theories and beliefs about creativity-related issues which reflect and influence their behaviours and actions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Keown, Louise J.; Palmer, Melanie – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This study compared father-son and mother-son involvement in two-parent families from early to middle childhood. Ninety-four families were recruited for a three-year follow-up study that began when the children were four years old. At each time point, in comparison to mothers, fathers were less accessible to their son on weekdays, and spent more…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Fathers, Mothers, Sons
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Samadi, Sayyed Ali; Mahmoodizadeh, Ameneh – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Omid early intervention resource kit containing information booklets on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related issues, five packs of tangible selected playthings and communication facilitating aids was developed and evaluated with 65 Iranian parents. Beside a pretest before the resource kit deliverance, parents in the control group took part…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hurley, Jennifer J.; Warren, Rachel A.; Habalow, Rebecca D.; Weber, Lauren E.; Tousignant, Sarah R. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
There has been a significant increase in the number of children who are culturally and linguistically diverse who qualify for early childhood special education (ECSE) services [Banerjee, R., & Guiberson, M. (2012). "Evaluating young children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds for special education services."…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Refugees, Preschool Children
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Gribble, Karleen D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The perception and management of the risks of peer-to-peer milk sharing was explored via a written questionnaire administered to 97 peer milk donors and 41 peer milk recipients who were recruited via Facebook. All recipients' respondents were aware that there were risks associated with using peer-shared milk and took action to mitigate these…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Questionnaires, Donors, Nutrition
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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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Ugaste, Aino; Tuul, Maire; Niglas, Katrin; Neudorf, Evelyn – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
As in many Western countries, children's learning in the curriculum of Estonian Early Childhood Education is seen as a lifelong process, wherein the teacher is primarily a guide to children's active learning. Thus, a child-centred approach to learning is valued in the national curriculum, but our interest was whether this approach is fixed in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Children
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Choi, Ji Young; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This study examined the associations between four types of childcare quality (i.e. teacher-child closeness, frequency of math-related activities, and teacher education and experience) and preschoolers' residualised gain in math over the course of six months. Additionally, potential interactions between teacher-child closeness and other indicators…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Mathematics Achievement, Child Care, Educational Quality
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Alat, Zeynep – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The aim of the study was to examine differences in children's generalised trust and the maternal behaviour, child temperament, and demographic factors on the levels of trust in children. A total of 314 mothers and their children participated in the study. Results showed no evidence of sex differences in children's beliefs. Children living in urban…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Trust (Psychology), Individual Differences
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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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Karjalainen, Satu; Nyrhilä, Anna-Maria; Määttä, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
In 2009 and 2010, a large group of Finnish children and adolescents got narcolepsy after the vaccination campaign to prevent swine flu pandemic. A sample of children and adolescents who had gotten narcolepsy after 2009 participated in this study. The purpose of this research was to analyse how narcolepsy that developed from the swine flu…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Immunization Programs, Elementary School Students
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Gialamas, Angela; Mittinty, Murthy N.; Sawyer, Michael G.; Zubrick, Stephen R.; Lynch, John – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
There is growing evidence that high-quality non-parental child care can contribute to children's learning, development and successful transition to school. Research examining the quality of child care and the effect on children's development is not well documented outside the USA. We used data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Child Care, Emotional Development
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Vidoni, Carla; Lorenz, Douglas J.; de Paleville, Daniela Terson – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Children's participation in physical activity is a leading health indicator to combat obesity and sedentary lifestyles. The challenge to battle this problem is placed in the hands of early childhood educators. However, there is little evidence that early childhood educators have the skills and knowledge to design and implement appropriate movement…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Movement Education, Physical Activities, Health Related Fitness
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