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Shumetie, Arega; Mamo, Kassahun – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
The study examined the relationship between child labour participation and household wealth (in terms of livestock and cropland) considering representative sample smallholders from four (Kurfa Chelie, Kersa, Fedis, and Melka Bello) districts in eastern Hararghe Zone of Oromia regional state of Ethiopia. The descriptive statics showed that average…
Descriptors: Agronomy, Ownership, Child Labor, Animals
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Escayg, Kerry-Ann – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
Ample research data indicate that young children recognize racial characteristics and subsequently exhibit both positive and negative racial attitudes toward their own and other racial groups. In the early childhood field, educators commonly adopt an anti-bias/multicultural curriculum to address such issues with young children and--with rare…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias
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Wilkinson, J. Eric; Kao, Chia-Pin – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
This paper explores the attitudes and practices of kindergarten teachers in Taiwan related to socio-emotional learning in children aged 3-6. Unlike in Western countries where socio-emotional learning is an important aspect of life in pre-schools, such learning has been given little attention in Taiwan until recently with the publication of new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Emotional Development, Preschools
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Douglass, Anne L.; Maroney, Meredith R.; Coonan, Mary; Friedman, Donna Haig; Carter, Alice – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
This study examined an urban school readiness initiative that developed parent leadership as a key strategy for increasing the likelihood that all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Parent Leaders were primarily immigrant mothers who conducted outreach activities and child developmental screenings with low income, under-served, urban…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Urban Schools, Parent Role, Leadership Training
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Sahin Asi, Derya – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the effects of a relationship-based intervention called Banking Time (BT) on child-teacher relationships in preschool period. Five- and six-year-old children (N = 93) attending full-time private preschool and their teachers (N = 8) were included in the participant group. It was pretest-intervention-posttest…
Descriptors: Intervention, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschools, Preschool Children
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Syslová, Zora – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
Many developed countries have been concentrating lately on the quality of preschool education. Generally, what is considered one of the most important aspects of quality preschool education is quality teaching performance, which has been focused on in many research studies. Research also investigates the level of reflection in preschool teachers,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Varmuza, Petr; Perlman, Michal; White, Linda A. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2019
This study examined early childhood education and care (ECEC) utilization in Canada, focusing on use of unlicensed home child care (HCC) from an equity perspective. Data from the 2011 cycle of the General Social Survey (GSS) were used. Across Canada, parent responses reveal that 16.6% of children between the age of 12 months and entry to school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Badri, Masood; Al Nuaimi, Al; Guang, Yang; Al Sheryani, Yousef; Al Rashedi, Asma – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
This study analyzed the structural relationships between the important constructs of school, home and family, and the happiness of Abu Dhabi school children. Survey data were collected from students in schools in the three regions of Abu Dhabi. The final dataset from 14,837 students was analyzed. Structural equation modeling (SEM) and MANOVA were…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Gender Differences, School Location, Institutional Characteristics
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Aran, Meltem A.; Munoz-Boudet, Ana Maria; Aktakke, Nazli – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Public financing of privately provided child care can allow for access to these services in places where public provision and capacity are low. However, the mechanisms of subsidy delivery will affect who benefits, and the overall cost-effectiveness of such subsidies. This paper sets out an ex-ante simulation model for estimating the benefit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Simulation, Computation, Child Care
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Hao, Jun; Hsueh, Yeh – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Unintentional injury has been a leading threat to Chinese children. Children's risk-taking is influenced by their evaluation of risky behavior and related safety knowledge, which also vary considerably by child and family characteristics. In light of the Health Belief Model, the current study (1) proposes and tests a tripartite relation among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Student Behavior, Risk
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Løkken, Ingrid Midteide; Bjørnestad, Elisabeth; Broekhuizen, Martine L.; Moser, Thomas – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between two structural factors of quality: organisation form (stable groups versus flexible groups) and staff-child ratio, in relation to interaction quality in toddler groups in Norwegian early childhood education and care (ECEC). Data were collected from 206 kindergarten groups in the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interaction, Toddlers, Kindergarten
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Keilty, Bonnie; Smith, JaneDiane – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Early intervention (EI) for families of infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities is federally guided to begin at birth or older. With technological advances in prenatal testing, pregnant families are increasingly learning of diagnoses that result in EI eligibility once the child is born. For these families,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers, At Risk Persons
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Dunst, Carl J.; Raab, Melinda; Hamby, Deborah W. – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
The purpose of the analyses described in this report was to evaluate both the effects of two contrasting approaches to parent-provided child learning opportunities and the direct and indirect effects on both proximal and distal parent social-affective behavior and verbal appraisals. The participants were 71 children with significant developmental…
Descriptors: Contingency Management, Young Children, Developmental Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
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Earle, Alison; Milovantseva, Natalia; Heymann, Jody – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
While global enrollment in primary education has increased significantly particularly since it became a target of the United Nations "Education for All" initiative and one of the Millennium Development Goals, primary completion rates have remained virtually unchanged since 1999. Evidence from studies of individual programs in a range of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Education, Access to Education, Graduation
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McGuire, Julianne; Gallegos, Danielle; Irvine, Susan – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2018
Early infant feeding practices are a critical part of education and care programs within Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings. With an increasing number of children attending ECEC services from a young age, adherence to best practice infant feeding will improve long-term health outcomes. This paper uses inductive and deductive…
Descriptors: Infants, Nutrition, Early Childhood Education, Public Policy
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