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Hsieh, Wu-Ying; Hsieh, Chang-Ming – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
This study investigated the relationship between urban early childhood teachers' attitudes towards inclusive education and personal characteristics, professional background, and programme context. Questionnaires were completed by teachers (n = 130) who taught preschool children in primarily low-income, urban neighbourhoods. Attitude ratings were…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Zsolnai, Aniko; Lesznyak, Marta; Kasik, Laszlo – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
The aim of our research was to investigate social and emotional skills that determine pre-schoolers' aggressive and pro-social behaviours in stressful situations. The sample of the empirical study consisted of 119 (36-48, 49-60 and 61-72 months) Hungarian children from six pre-schools. Instruments that were used: Coping strategy self-report and…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Social Development
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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
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Broberg, Mari – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Changing family relationships as a result of divorce are considered a potential threat to children's well-being. This study investigates the well-being of children under the age of eight years in Finnish stepfamilies from the viewpoint of the mother. The goal of this study is to explore how the structural characteristics of the stepfamily and the…
Descriptors: Well Being, Family (Sociological Unit), Divorce, Family Relationship
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Simard, Valerie; Lara-Carrasco, Jessica; Paquette, Tyna; Nielsen, Tore – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Sleep fragmentation in infancy can burden a family by disrupting the sleep of all its members. However, there has been no longitudinal prospective investigation of the determinants of infant sleep fragmentation. We undertook such an investigation. New mothers (N = 106) completed questionnaires and were administered structured telephone interviews…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Mothers, Infants, Risk
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Kikas, Eve; Peets, Katlin; Niilo, Airi – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
Questionnaires assessing mothers' involvement in children's education and their trust in teachers were developed for the usage in Estonian kindergartens and elementary schools. The scales were adapted based on the questionnaires by Fantuzzo and colleagues (parental involvement) and Adams and Christenson (trust). Mothers of 454 kindergarten…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Mothers, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship
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Leyendeckera, Birgit; Jakel, Julia; Kademoglu, Sinem Olcay; Yagmurlu, Bilge – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The present study aims to investigate the association between parenting behaviours, children's daily activities and their cognitive development. Participants were 52 Turkish-German and 65 German pre-school children and their mothers, who were matched in terms of education level (10-12 years of schooling). Children's cognitive skills were assessed…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Immigrants
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Baroody, Alison E.; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The current study examined the relations between children's literacy interest and parent and child characteristics (i.e. parents' education level and child's gender), parental expectations of their child's school attainment and achievement and the child's positive and problem behaviours. Participants were 61 preschoolers from predominately…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Questionnaires, Emergent Literacy, Low Income Groups
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Sarmiento Campos, Jose A.; Squires, Jane; Ponte, Jaime – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
"A_Tempo" is a research project that is currently under development in Galicia, an autonomous community of Spain. Its main aim is to propose an effective universal screening procedure for early identification of developmental disorders in children from zero to three years of age who attend Galician pre-primary schools.…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Foreign Countries, Screening Tests, Questionnaires
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Hands, Beth; Larkin, Dawne; Rose, Elizabeth; Parker, Helen; Smith, Anne – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This project evaluated the feasibility of a child-centred 24-week physical activity intervention. The "Play5" strategy encourages children to choose to play vigorously five times a day for about as long as school recess. The seven-year-old children were randomised to control (n = 176) or intervention groups (n = 132). Data were collected…
Descriptors: Intervention, Physical Activities, Preschool Children, Decision Making
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Al-Hassan, Suha M.; Lansford, Jennifer E. – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study evaluates the Better Parenting Programme (BPP) which has been implemented nationally in Jordan to enhance parents' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours related to caring for young children. The participants (N = 337, 94% female) were randomly assigned to an experimental group or a control group. The experimental group participated in…
Descriptors: Caring, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Child Neglect
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Ozturk, Elif; Erden, Feyza Tantekin – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
This study investigates preschool teachers' beliefs about integrated curriculum and, more specifically, their beliefs about integration of visual arts with other activities. The participants of this study consisted of 255 female preschool teachers who are employed in preschools in Ankara, Turkey. For the study, teachers were asked to complete…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Visual Arts, Art Activities, Foreign Countries
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Bhulpat, Cheerapan – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The purpose of this research was to study the opinions toward self and task performance in childcare centres as perceived by caregivers under the jurisdiction of the Local Administrative Organization. The four areas evaluated were caregiver characteristics, task performance, objectives of caregiving and educating young children and problems and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Caregivers, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Chen, Shu-Chin Susan; Cheng, Yu-Pay – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The main purpose of this descriptive research is to examine and document the development of a curriculum-based learning portfolio model for children in a preschool for three-six-year-olds in Taiwan. Data collection methods adopted include classroom observation, in-depth interviews, questionnaires and documentation. Participants include a preschool…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Curriculum Development, Observation, Foreign Countries
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