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Theodotou, Evgenia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Literacy as a social practice has a fundamental role in children's lives especially in the early years context, in which social interactions are in the centre of knowledge achievement. Several pieces of research investigate the positive contribution of the arts in children's literacy development in the early years settings. However, most of them…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literacy, Art, Early Childhood Education
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Rentzou, Konstantina; Ekine, Adefunke – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Acknowledging the fact that parental engagement is more beneficial during early childhood compared to other developmental stages many countries have institutionalised parental engagement. In Nigeria, the government has taken initiatives in order to involve parents in their child's development by encouraging the establishment of School Management…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education
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Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Gialamas, Vasilis – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2015
This study investigated early childhood teachers' beliefs about information and communications technology (ICT) and play in preschool, as well as their confidence in integrating ICT in the classroom. A 28-item questionnaire was compiled and administered to 190 early childhood teachers in Greece. Although ICT play (which can provide learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Information Technology
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Fyssa, Aristea; Vlachou, Anastasia; Avramidis, Elias – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2014
This paper focuses on Greek regular and special preschool teachers' understanding of inclusion; their views about the engagement of children with disabilities in typical day routines/activities; and their preferred strategies for facilitating children's engagement in classroom activities. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Preschool Teachers, Disabilities
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Kourti, Evangelia; Androussou, Alexandra – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
This article focuses on the development of future preschool teachers' critical awareness through the introduction of two "new" subjects--intercultural education and media education--in the curriculum of an early childhood department in Greece. The current social and political context, the structure of preschool teachers' training in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Thinking
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Rentzou, Konstantina – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2011
High quality early childhood education and care programmes encourage frequent, positive communication with and positive, effective relationships between parents and early childhood educators. The present study aimed to examine the adult relationship aspects of childcare and, more precisely, the parent/caregiver relationship dyad. The way in which…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Caregivers, Parent School Relationship
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LeFevre, Jo-Anne; Polyzoi, Eleoussa; Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; Fast, Lisa; Sowinski, Carla – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2010
Children's experiences with early numeracy and literacy activities are a likely source of individual differences in their preparation for academic learning in school. What factors predict differences in children's experiences? We hypothesised that relations between parents' practices and children's numeracy skills would mediate the relations…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Kindergarten, Literacy, Foreign Countries
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Kallery, Maria; Psillos, Dimitris – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2001
Investigated Greek kindergarten teachers' science knowledge and how they use this knowledge in the classroom. Found that teachers' content knowledge in science and their understanding of the concepts they introduce in class are rather limited, and most teachers held ideas that do not coincide with current scientific ideas. Examined the sources and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Avgitidou, Sofia – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2001
Investigated how Greek kindergartners construct and negotiate the context of their shared beliefs, experience, and interests through the form and meaning of their social behavior. Found that prosocial behavior in the form of empathy was a commonly accepted peer culture concern. Empathy forms either a friendship criteria, which questions the issue…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Empathy, Foreign Countries, Group Behavior
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Laloumi-Vidali, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Investigated parental expectations of Greek early childhood education and care services. Found that the administrative division between types of preschool was related to parental expectations. Parents expected to collaborate with early childhood teachers regarding problems with their child at home, ensuring the best care for their child, and…
Descriptors: Day Care, Educational Change, Expectation, Foreign Countries
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Kakavoulis, Alexandros – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Used observations of 28 preschoolers and questionnaire responses of 286 parents to examine how Greek preschoolers express aggressiveness and altruism, respectively. Found that aggression was expressed in a variety of ways, with boys being more aggressive than girls. Parents reported that comforting and cooperating were observed more than sharing…
Descriptors: Aggression, Altruism, Foreign Countries, Mother Attitudes
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Kakvoulis, Alexandros – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1994
Examined the extent to which the differences between home or nursery school and primary school may cause difficulties to children in their psychological adjustment to first grade. A survey of nursery teachers, first grade teachers, and parents found that children faced a very different environment when entering first grade and often had…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Adjustment
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Doliopoulou, Elsie – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Examined kindergarten social studies activities in Greece and kindergarten teachers' attitudes and training concerning the application of such activities. Found that teachers seem to understand the importance of social studies, and most occupy their students with social studies activities to a satisfactory extent. Those who did not cited lack of…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten Children, Preschool Teachers
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Papatheodorou, Theodora; Ramasut, Arlene – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Describes a study of 154 female teachers' perceptions of children's behavior problems in nursery classes in Greece. The overall prevalence rate identified by teachers for all behavior problems was 14.3%. Children's gender, age, and academic achievement, and teachers' teaching experience were found to be significant factors in the study, but the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries