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Israelashvili, Moshe – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
An accurate and agreed upon evaluation of preschoolers' behavior is crucial for young children's positive development. This study explores possible cultural differences in cross-informants' evaluations. The premise is that informants who are from different cultures tend to give different evaluations of preschoolers' adjustment and/or that the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation
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Lifshitz, Nirit; Har-Zvi, Shirley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Proper acquisition of handwriting is required for success in school. This study compared the effects of two writing readiness interventions, "Traffic Light" and "Word and Sound" on kindergartners' handwriting quality, speed and positive reactions to writing. Handwriting readiness training for kindergarten children is…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Intervention, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness
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Tal, Clodie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This article adds to the existing body of data that demonstrates how the use of in-depth case studies that include social episode analysis can deepen the teaching students' and researchers' understanding of the perceptions and skills needed for Classroom Management (CM). In this article, CM is defined as a meta-skill that integrates cognitive…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Case Studies
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Tal, Clodie; Fares, Eshtiak; Azmi, Rim; Waab, Waffa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
This article describes a group of Druze preschool and kindergarten teachers from Northern Israel who participated in an in-service course in their community. The focus of the training experience was to improve the social climate of the classroom by implementing a life-world approach. Analysis of their reports shows that the children's meaningful…
Descriptors: Play, Group Activities, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Court, Deborah; Rosental, Ety – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Societies can examine themselves and their values through examining their literature and the way they use literature in values education. This research investigated the values embodied in children's literature used by early childhood teachers in Israeli state schools. On the basis of questionnaires completed by 14 early childhood educators, and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Values Education, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education
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Leidman, Mary Beth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Discusses experiences in finding appropriate child care for a 10-month-old American infant in Israel. Criteria included location, caregiver-child ratio, caregiver background and training, physical plant, and equipment. Noticed consistent and intense interest in child's welfare, even by strangers on the street. Caregivers allowed child greater…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Caregivers, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education