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Dörr, Lisa; Perels, Franziska – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
Metacognition is a crucial prerequisite for self-regulated learning and refers to the knowledge and the regulation of cognitive processes. Several authors argue that children at preschool age can use initial metacognitive control strategies and monitor their learning activities. This fact will create the conditions for promoting metacognitive…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Cognitive Development, Preschool Children, Caregivers
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Venitz, Laura; Perels, Franziska – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
The early promotion of self-regulated learning (SRL) has aroused increased interest since it has been highlighted as the key competence for lifelong learning (E.U. Council, 2002). To meet the demand for early support, an intervention for kindergarten teachers to foster SRL in five to sixyear-old children was developed (Venitz & Perels, 2018).…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Intervention
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Dogan, Yakup; Simsar, Ahmet – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
This study aimed to investigate preservice preschool teachers' opinions on environmental problems and their suggestions of solution. This study was conducted through case study which is one of the qualitative research design. The study group consisted of 62 senior preservice teachers studying Preschool Teacher Education at a public university in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Environment, Social Problems
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Infurna, Charles J.; Riter, Donna; Schultz, Susan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The aim of the present study is to determine what teacher variables are predictive of preschool teacher self-efficacy in an urban school district. A total of 83 preschool teachers participated in the study. Teacher variables, such as years of teaching experience, job satisfaction, location of employment, age, and self-efficacy were included in a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, Urban Schools, School Districts
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Samur, Ayse Öztürk – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare children's environmental awareness and attitudes in the classes where TEMA Kids was implemented and where it was not. This study which used pre-test post-test control group quasi-experimental research design was carried out in 2016-2017 academic year. The study group was composed of 60-72 month old 138…
Descriptors: Young Children, Age Differences, Pretests Posttests, Quasiexperimental Design
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Yanik, Betül; Yasar, Mustafa – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the features of the peer culture that a group of preschoolers created in their classroom in the province of Kahramanmaras, Turkey. An ethnographic approach was adopted in this study to obtain an in-depth understanding of children's peer interactions. The data were collected through variety of data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Peer Relationship, Preschool Children
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Bursal, Murat – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
This study was conducted to investigate the academic achievement and perceived peer support levels of 4th-8th grade Turkish elementary and middle school students at low socio-economic status. Factorial design analyses were used to test the statistical effects of gender and preschool education variables on the dependent variables. The findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Peer Relationship, Peer Acceptance
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Turgut, Sedat; Temur, Özlem Dogan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2017
In this research, the effects of using game in mathematics teaching process on academic achievement in Turkey were examined by metaanalysis method. For this purpose, the average effect size value and the average effect size values of the moderator variables (education level, the field of education, game type, implementation period and sample size)…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Ahi, Berat – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
This study aimed to determine mental models and identify codes (schemes) used in conceptualizing a desert environment. The sample for this study consisted of 184--out of a total population of 3,630--children in preschool education in the central district of Kastamonu, Turkey. Within the scope of this study, the children were initially asked to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Balaban Dagal, Asude; Bayindir, Dilan – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the level of self-directed learning readiness, locus of control and the personality traits of preschool teacher candidates. The survey method was used for this study. The study group consisted of 151 teacher candidates who volunteered to participate in the study from Preschool…
Descriptors: Investigations, Learning Readiness, Locus of Control, Personality Traits
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Harwood, Debra; Tukonic, Stephanie – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
Self-constructed perceptions of early childhood educator professionalism were explored in a small-scale mixed-method survey using convenience sampling. Fifty-four educators in Ontario, Canada participated in the study and shared their views related to professionalism. A mixed-methodology was employed using an electronic questionnaire composed of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Preschool Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Foreign Countries
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Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Olsson, Ingrid; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The present study examined proximal and distal barriers and supports within the Swedish service system that may affect implementation of early and intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for children with autism. A case study approach with roots in ethnography was chosen to explore this issue. Two preschools exemplifying "high quality…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Yoleri, Sibel – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to determine how children's temperament and language skills predict the effects of teacher-child relationships in preschool. Parents and preschool teachers completed three questionnaires: The Student-Teacher Relationship Scale, the Marmara Development Scale and the Short Temperament Scale for Children. The relational…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Language Skills, Predictor Variables, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dejonckheere, Peter J. N.; De Wit, Nele; Van de Keere, Kristof; Vervaet, Stephanie – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2016
This study tested and integrated the effects of an inquiry-based didactic method for preschool science in a real practical classroom setting. Four preschool classrooms participated in the experiment (N= 57) and the children were 4-6 years old. In order to assess children's attention for causal events and their understanding at the level of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Ó Ceallaigh, T. J.; Ní Dhonnabháin, Áine – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
As a language, Irish is unique to Ireland and is, therefore, of crucial importance to the identity of the Irish people, to Irish culture and to world heritage. The Irish language however has had a turbulent and traumatic history and has endured a complex and varied relationship with the Irish people. Since the foundation of the Irish Free State,…
Descriptors: Irish, History, Models, Language Planning
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