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Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Akriotou, Despoina; Gialamas, Vasilis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
ICT is an effective tool which can support young children's reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL), while teachers' perceptions influence their classroom practices; however, there is limited empirical evidence on students' perceptions on the use of ICT to enhance early reading skills in EFL. This study investigated early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, English Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Salmon, Angela K.; Gangotena, Maria Victoria; Melliou, Kiriaki – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Globally competent people are aware of world issues, take perspective, are engaged and know how to communicate to different people. This article portraits a story of two kindergarten classrooms, one in the United States and the other in Greece, both working with culturally diverse children and, in the case of the American classroom, English…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Venetsanou, Fotini; Kambas, Antonis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Recent research evidence has revealed that Greek preschoolers' physical activity (PA) levels are not satisfactory. Taking into account the amount of time spent daily in preschool settings as well as the finding that preschool appears to be a significant predictor of children's PA, the aim of the present study is to provide an overview of the role…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Poulou, Maria S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The study aimed to investigate how teachers' perceptions of emotional intelligence, and social and emotional learning (SEL) relate to teacher-student relationships. Teachers' perceptions of teacher-student relationships and the degree of agreement with students' perceptions was also investigated. Preschool teachers from 92 public schools in…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Student Relationship
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Papadakis, Stamatios; Kalogiannakis, Michail; Zaranis, Nicholas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The present study investigates and compares the influence of teaching Realistic Mathematics on the development of mathematical competence in kindergarten. The sample consisted of 231 Greek kindergarten students. For the implementation of the survey, we conducted an intervention, which included one experimental and one control group. Children in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Competence
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Sakellariou, Maria – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Though quality in early childhood education and care has attracted last decades enormous research interest there is still not a unanimous agreement about its definition. Yet, almost all definitions attempted include interaction, group size, adult:child ratio and early childhood educators' level of education, as important indices of quality.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Caregivers, Young Children
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Sofou, Efstratia; Tsafos, Vassilios – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
In 2003, a new curriculum was enacted in Greek preschool education, replacing the previous one of 1989 and following the development of new curricula for the other rungs of compulsory education. Within this context, the new curriculum development policy aimed at an equal integration of preschool education into the unified design of primary and…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Preschool Education, Compulsory Education
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Rentzou, Konstantina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
In recent years, there has been a significant growth of interest in ensuring that child care provision for children is of a high quality. This interest has been stimulated by research evidence according to which good quality child care has a positive influence on children's overall development. The global quality in Greek preschool and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation
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Trimis, Eli; Savva, Andri – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
The paper reports on a study of young children and the nature of their art learning based on the in-depth approach and in the context of "chorotopos" (space-place, area, landscape, region, village or town). The sample includes 50 children drawn from three classrooms in three early childhood settings in the area of Thessaloniki and…
Descriptors: Observation, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Art Education
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Griva, Eleni; Sivropoulou, Rena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
The purpose of present paper was twofold. Firstly, it aimed at outlining the rationale for and the process of introducing an English language learning intervention to kindergarten children in a playful and supportive environment. It focused on developing children's oral skills through participating in creative child-appropriate activities and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Kindergarten
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Flogaitis, Evgenia; Daskolia, Maria; Agelidou, Evagelia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
A written questionnaire was used to obtain information regarding Greek kindergarten teachers' personal views on the concept of Environmental Education (EE). The questionnaire was also designed to obtain the teachers' views relative to a series of theoretical and methodological issues concerning the application of EE. It was ascertained that the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Environmental Education, Questionnaires, Teacher Attitudes