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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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Virinkoski, Riitta; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Holopainen, Leena; Eklund, Kenneth; Aro, Mikko – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The aim of the study was to investigate what kinds of assessment practices classroom teachers and special educational needs (SEN) teachers use in assessing first grade students' pre-reading skills (letter knowledge and phonological skills). Further, we investigated to what extent teachers were able to identify difficulties in pre-reading skills of…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, At Risk Students, Disability Identification, Reading Skills
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Pölkki, Pirjo L.; Vornanen, Riitta H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Day care in Finland comprising care, education and teaching--called Educare or the ECEC model--can be used as an open care (community care) support measure for children whose development is at risk. The general aim of the study was to investigate whether the needs of child welfare client children and their parents are fulfilled in day care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Welfare, Child Safety, Parenting Skills
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Venninen, Tuulikki; Leinonen, Jonna; Lipponen, Lasse; Ojala, Mikko – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Children's participation in the early childhood education context is a multidimensional issue and educators have a significant role in enhancing participation. In this paper, we focus on the existing challenges to children's participation and the ways that child care educators can work as teams to meet those challenges. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Student Participation, Early Childhood Education
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Happo, Iiris; Maatta, Kaarina; Uusiautti, Satu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Every preschool age child in Finland has the right to child care. Well-educated staff consists of all-round experts who work in versatile contexts with various children in a multi-professional collaboration. This staff is one of the strengths of the Finnish child care system. The aim of this article is to clarify the expertise of those early…
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Teaching Methods, Child Care, Kindergarten