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Pirskanen, Henna; Jokinen, Kimmo; Karhinen-Soppi, Anu; Notko, Marianne; Lämsä, Tiina; Otani, Midori; Meil, Gerardo; Romero-Balsas, Pedro; Rogero-García, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The transition to formal education is a critical transition in children's lives that has importance for socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. In the transition process, teachers are key players who work intensively with children and their families. This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of children´s socio-emotional behavior during…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Busio, Dionne Sills; Boone, William – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The Third Edition of the ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was evaluated for its effectiveness as an international assessment tool for use by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This expanded study was conducted in nine countries [People's Republic of China (2 sites), Guatemala, India, Italy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Early Childhood Education, Psychometrics
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Bergen, Doris; Hung, Hsuan-Fang – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
The ACEI Global Guidelines Assessment (GGA) was developed to provide an international assessment tool that can be used by early childhood educators to develop, assess, and improve program quality worldwide. This pilot study was conducted in four countries to investigate the psychometric properties of the GGA within and across different countries.…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Children, Foreign Countries, Psychometrics
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Hu, Bi Ying; Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Challenged by the national residency registration system in China, migrant children have always faced obstacles in accessing public education. Recent policy changes, however, have brought hope for these children. This article introduces some international concerns regarding migrant children and provides a close view of Chinese perspectives. Issues…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Foreign Countries, Migrants, Public Education
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Li, Hui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
This study aims to investigate how school-based curriculum development (SBCD) was interpreted and implemented in a Chinese context like Hong Kong whose educational system is highly centralized and bureaucratic. Altogether 118 teachers and 34 principals reported their beliefs and practice in SBCD, and four principals were interviewed in individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Interviews, Kindergarten
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Freeman, Nancy K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Asserts that cross-cultural experiences highlight some ways attitudes about early childhood, parenting, and teaching are influenced by cultural expectations. Uses examples from China--of residential programs for young children, the nature of classroom interactions, and arts teaching--to comment on broader issues of cultural pluralism and help…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences