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Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the quality of teacher--child interaction and its effects on children's classroom engagement and disaffection in Vietnamese kindergartens. The quality of teacher-child interaction was measured using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System. Children's classroom engagement and disaffection were assessed by Engagement versus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Liu, Yan; Pan, Yue-Juan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
Compared with the former policies on early childhood education, the policies recently issued in mainland China clearly defined early childhood education as an integral part of education and social public welfare and stipulated the responsibilities of the government in its development, shifting the developmental orientation to promoting social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Federal Government
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Lin, Zheng – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
This paper is based on a qualitative inquiry that investigated the role of teachers' mediation in three different modes of coding in a kindergarten foreign language classroom in China (i.e. L2-coded intralinguistic mediation, L1-coded cross-lingual mediation, and L2-and-L1-mixed mediation). Through an exploratory examination of the varying effects…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Kindergarten, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Li, Hui; Rao, Nirmala – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
This study developed and validated an instrument, the Chinese Early Parental Involvement Scale (CEPIS), that can be widely used in both local and international contexts to assess Chinese parental involvement in early childhood education. The study was carried out in two stages: (1) focus group interviews were conducted with 41 teachers and 35…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Hu, Bi Ying; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Wang, Yanhua; Zhao, Hongmei – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2011
The national policies of the Chinese government regarding preschool inclusion are emerging to promote the well-being of all children, particularly children with disabilities in natural environments such as regular preschools or in homes. Following the global trend towards inclusive education, preschools in Beijing are gradually implementing both…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rating Scales, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Aunio, Pirjo; Aubrey, Carol; Godfrey, Ray; Pan, Yuejuan; Liu, Yan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
This research investigated the similarities and differences between countries in young children's early numeracy skills related to age, culture, and gender. The participants were five-year-old children from Beijing (People's Republic of China), England, and Finland. The rationale for the cross-cultural comparison originates from research results…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Numeracy, Young Children
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Liu-Yan; Pan-Yuejuan – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
The authors present the development and the validation of the four-dimensional, twenty-five-item, five-point Kindergarten Environment Rating Scale (KERS). The Cohen's Kappa of the items indicates acceptable reliability for the instrument. The content validity and confirmatory factor analysis indicates that the data obtained using the KERS could…
Descriptors: Content Validity, Construct Validity, Reliability, Rating Scales
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Liu-Yan; Pan-Yuejuan; Sun-Hongfen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2005
Kindergarten children's perception of play is a reflection of their life and experiences, which can be used as an index of the quality of pre-school provision and the influence of kindergarten education reform that began in the 1980s in mainland China. Therefore, based on this hypothesis, the current authors argue that to examine young children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Young Children, Play
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Jingbo, Liu; Elicker, James – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2005
The goals of this research were to describe the daily life of children and teachers in Chinese kindergarten programmes, to better understand how teacher-child interactions affect both teachers and children. The main assumption guiding this research was that teacher-child interaction is one of the most important processes in early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Observation, Kindergarten
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Carlsson, Maj Asplund; Samuelsson, Ingrid Pramling; Soponyai, Anna; Wen, Quifang – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2001
This study examined content and conventions of stories made up by 6- and 7-year-olds from China, Hungary, and Sweden. Analyses revealed qualitative differences in children's life worlds, which could be related to their cultural backgrounds. The study also explored the origin of characters in the stories, characteristic plot events, and cultural…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Gao, Madam Wei Zhen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Discusses preschool education in the People's Republic of China. Describes the developments that have occurred in the last 15 years, such as the effect of the 1 child policy and what parents now expect preschools to emphasize as a result of this policy. Discusses how the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky form the foundations for the preschool…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Development, Family Characteristics, Family Size
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Rothenberg, Dianne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Summarizes ERIC documents on grandparents, the Situation Approach in Asia, and educating young children in a diverse society. Summarizes nine journal articles on child care, parenting, education, kindergarten and nursery schools, hearing-impaired children, and social policy in China, Australia, and various countries in Europe, Latin America, and…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Day Care, Deafness, Developing Nations