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Wee, Su-Jeong; Kim, Kyoung Jin; Lee, Youngmi – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This qualitative study examined a class of 20 five-year-old Korean children's literary sessions that were composed of whole-group read-alouds of fairy/folk tales and their parodies, including discussion and follow-up activities based on critical literacy practices. Over a 15-week period, multiple sources of data including observations, open-ended…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Literacy Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Anderson, Sara; Mikesell, Megan – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Millions of children in the United States live in rural areas and often start school with fewer school readiness skills than counterparts in urban areas. Access to high-quality child care could be a mechanism to improve school readiness; however, it is unclear what, if anything, distinguishes child care in rural and urban areas. Focusing…
Descriptors: Child Care, Rural Areas, School Readiness, Urban Areas
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Liu, Ting; Lu, Ming; Holmes, Kathryn – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
China's fast-developing urbanization has promoted a great number of rural families migrating to urban areas. The objective of this study is to address the existing situation of urban migrant parents' parenting for infant and toddlers and the association between co-parental self-efficacy and child developmental outcomes. A sample of 387 parents of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Child Development, Rural to Urban Migration, Parent Attitudes
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Sivberg, Bengt; Jakobsson, Ulf; Lundqvist, Pia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Very early precursors of disrupted social behaviours are significant to understanding the possibility of mitigating or changing behaviours through interventions. Spontaneous play situations between infant and parent in two groups of infants aged 8.5-9 months were observed. First, a large number of videos were analysed to develop an observational…
Descriptors: Infants, Infant Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Nonverbal Ability
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Shim, Sook Young; Lim, Sun Ah – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study investigated the structural relationships between Korean preschool teachers' work environments, self-efficacy, and children's peer play interactions; it also examined the mediating influence of teacher-child interactions on these relationships. This study performed SEM analysis on 1193 teachers' survey responses from the 2014…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Self Efficacy, Play
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Moffett, Pamela; Eaton, Patricia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
It is widely acknowledged that teaching and learning the language of mathematics is essential for the development of mathematical proficiency. Recent research highlights the need for explicit vocabulary instruction in mathematics. The Promoting Early Number Talk (PENT) project explored the effect of 'Number Talk' -- a resource book to promote…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Vocabulary, Grade 1
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Lewis, Helen – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This paper reports on a study exploring metacognition in young children. Developing metacognitive skills helps children become responsible and 'thoughtful about their learning' [Chatzipanteli, A., Grammatikopoulos, V., & Gregoriadis, A. (2014). Development and evaluation of metacognition in early childhood education. "Early Child…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Standardized Tests
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Linberg, Anja; Kluczniok, Katharina; Burghardt, Lars; Freund, Jan-David – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Although observational instruments are considered to be the gold standard for measuring toddler childcare quality, large-scale studies often have to rely on interviews or questionnaires. However, it remains unclear whether such reports can serve as reliable indicators for childcare quality. The present study used the ITERS and FCCERS to examine…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Child Care, Evaluation Methods, Questionnaires
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Andrews, Kathryn J.; Wang, X. Christine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
To address the lack of research in early science learning and young children's informal science experiences, this exploratory case study investigated a 7-year-old girl's (Abigail) emergent science competencies and how they are related to her science experiences in everyday family contexts. Data sources included observations, interviews, parent…
Descriptors: Young Children, Family Environment, Informal Education, Competence
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Harries, V.; Brown, A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The transition to motherhood can be challenging. The baby book market has taken advantage of this, publishing a range of books that suggest adopting strict routines for infant sleep, feeding, and general care. Despite their multi-million sales, their impact has not been established. The aim of this study was to explore the maternal experience of…
Descriptors: Parent Materials, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Mothers
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Sherfinski, Melissa – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This multi-case analysis uses video-cued multi-voiced ethnography in two culturally distinct regions of a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) U.S. state with high levels of accountability to explore how cultural and demographic differences within state borders might impact how teachers view UPK curriculum and standards, how they teach, and how they…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Video Technology, Cultural Differences
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McLeod, Ragan; Kim, Sunyoung; Tomek, Sara; McDaniel, Sara – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Young children enter kindergarten with varying levels of readiness and abilities to learn. One factor that contributes to lower levels of school readiness is poverty. One timely, cost-effective, and feasible strategy to boost school readiness, regardless of exposure to high-quality preschool is to leverage the summer months prior to kindergarten…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness, Kindergarten
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Toran, Mehmet – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Professional competency of the pre-school teacher plays a quite determinant role in enhancing the quality of pre-school education. This determinant role of the professional competency of the pre-school teacher is of great importance in teacher's planning and practice. The research aims to determine the extent to how teacher's sense of efficacy…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Classroom Techniques, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Prino, L. E.; Pasta, T.; Gastaldi, F. G. M.; Longobardi, C. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The construction of self, a fundamental process for development. Twins, as they grow together, may encounter greater difficulties in individuation process. The present study aims to investigate the construction of the image of the self and of the self with its own twin/sibling through the drawing of the human figure and to highlight any…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Twins, Child Development, Freehand Drawing
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Mertala, Pekka – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Research on early childhood teachers' perceptions of technology integration has been criticized for not paying enough attention to the unique pedagogical characteristics of early childhood education. This qualitative study contributes to resolving this need by scrutinizing preservice teachers' perceptions of technology usage through the frames of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers
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