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Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi; AlZoubi, Rifa Rafe – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Children's social competence is an area of research that receives minimal attention from Jordanian researchers. It is important to investigate this area of development so as to provide parents with information about the nature of social competence and possible factors affecting its development. This research study examined Jordanian mothers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Social Development
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Hesketh, Kylie D.; Crawford, David A.; Abbott, Gavin; Campbell, Karen J.; Salmon, Jo – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
This study describes engagement in and stability of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in early life, and assesses associations with sex, maternal education and developmental stage. Maternal-report data at child age 4, 9 and 20 months were collected from 542 families in the Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial Program.…
Descriptors: Infants, Play, Television Viewing, Physical Activity Level
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Brodin, J.; Hollerer, L.; Renblad, K.; Stancheva-Popkostadinova, V. – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
The aim of this article is to highlight the concept "quality" with a special focus on preschool teachers' understanding and compare what preschool teachers in Austria, Bulgaria and Sweden regard as quality. Although quality is at high degree a subjective concept, some aspects are regarded decisive for good quality. A questionnaire was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Educational Quality, Comparative Analysis
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Arranz Freijo, Enrique B.; Olabarrieta Artetxe, Fernando; Manzano Fernández, Ainhoa; Martín Ayala, Juan luís; Galende Pérez, Nuria – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This paper makes a proposal for the comprehensive assessment of the family context of children aged two years. It offers an updated resource based on recent research into the assessment of family contexts and their influence on children's psychological development. The proposal explores the following areas: Presence of learning materials;…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Family Environment, Family Influence, Child Development
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Vidoni, Carla; Lee, Chang-Hung; Azevedo, L. B. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
A dependent group contingency strategy called Fair Play Game was applied to promote increase in number of steps during physical education classes for sixth-grade students. Results from a multiple baseline design across three classes showed that the mean number of steps for baseline vs. intervention were: Class 1: 43 vs. 64 steps/minute; Class 2:…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Contingency Management
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Sim, Susan S. H.; Berthelsen, Donna; Walker, Susan; Nicholson, Jan M.; Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
A pragmatic randomised controlled trial was used to investigate the effects of two forms of shared reading on children's language and literacy skills. Parents of 80 children in the preparatory year of school participated in an eight-week home reading intervention. Families were assigned to one of three groups: dialogic reading (DR), dialogic…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Young Children, Intervention
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Lee, Scott; McDonough, Andrea; Bird, Jo – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Self-talk has been recognised as an important tool used by children to regulate their thinking and behaviour. Existing studies typically characterise children's self-talk according to broad categories that do not allow for investigation of self-regulatory aspects of children's internalised self-talk. The findings reported in this paper are based…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Self Management
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Betawi, Iman Amy; Abdel Jabbar, Sinaria Kamil; AL Jabery, Mohammad. A.; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim; Al-Shboul, Muhannad – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This study examined fathers' perceptions regarding their home-based activities (HBA) and the influence of fathers' demographic characteristics on their perceptions and practices at home. A total of 396 fathers completed a survey questionnaire describing their demographic information, perceptions and their practices regarding their involvement in…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Participation, Father Attitudes, Family Environment
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Zdunowski-Sjoblom, Nicole – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Family interviews were conducted with 28 7-12-year-old children who had experienced various forms of bullying and relational aggression by their peers, as well as with their parent and with an older sibling. Interviews explored possible supportive strategies of older siblings, parents, and teachers. All bullied children reported negative feelings…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Preadolescents, Bullying
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Yoleri, Sibel – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Behaviour problems in young children are fairly common. It has been suggested that approximately 5-14% of preschool children exhibit problem behaviour. There are many reasons for behaviour problems in preschool-aged period children. Researches reveal that link between victimisation and individual differences. However, but still, we do not know the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Norlin, David; Axberg, Ulf; Broberg, Malin – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
International research indicates that children with disabilities are more exposed to negative parenting than their non-disabled peers. The mechanisms behind this increased risk are likely operating at the levels of the individual child, the family and the broader social context. The present study investigated harsh parenting practices using…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Aggression, Parenting Styles, Disabilities
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Björn, Piia M.; Kakkuri, Irma; Leppänen, Paavo H. T. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
This study investigated the potential interrelationship between parental (maternal) and expert assessments of the expressive and receptive language skills of 12- to 18-month-old children. The language activities of 27 children were monitored by their mothers (MCDI scale: Lyytinen, 2000. "Varhaisen kommunikaation ja kielen kehityksen…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toddlers, Expressive Language, Receptive Language
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Bono, Katherine E.; Bizri, Rana – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The present study explored relations among language skills, private speech, and self-regulation in three- to five-year-old children. Language skills were assessed with a standardised measure of language ability and by teacher reports of adaptive use of language in the classroom. Private speech was measured by observing children during a…
Descriptors: Inner Speech (Subvocal), Metacognition, Correlation, Language Skills
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Gloeckler, Lissy R.; Cassell, Jennifer M.; Malkus, Amy J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Employing a quasi-experimental design, this pilot study on teacher practices with toddlers during social conflicts was conducted in the southeastern USA. Four child-care classrooms, teachers (n?=?8) and children (n?=?51) were assessed with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System -- Toddler [CLASS-Toddler; La Paro, K., Hamre, B. K., & Pianta,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Preschool Teachers, Toddlers, Conflict
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Palaiologou, Ioanna – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Over the recent years there has been a shift in the field of early childhood research to involving young children in the research process. A vast body of literature [Evans, P., & Fuller, M. (1996). Hello. Who am I speaking to? Communicating with pre-school children in educational research settings. "Early Years," 17(1), 17-20; Clark,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Educational Research, Children, Ethics
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