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Harrison, Linda J.; Wong, Sandie; Press, Frances; Gibson, Megan; Ryan, Sharon – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Studies of early childhood educators' perceptions of work intensity and complexity have shown that ensuring a good balance between workload and the time needed to complete the work is critical for work quality, work satisfaction, and staff retention. This article explores the possibilities of time-use data for making visible the diversity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Diaries, Time Management
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Cloughessy, Kathy; Waniganayake, Manjula; Blatterer, Harry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
There have been few attempts to capture the experiences of lesbian-parented families in Australian early childhood settings. This study explored the experiences of such families since the implementation of the first national Early Years Learning Framework in 2009 by way of an online survey and follow-up interviews that were analyzed taking a queer…
Descriptors: Females, Homosexuality, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Mothers play a key role in scaffolding children's writing using traditional tools, such as paper and pencil. However, little is known about how mothers scaffold young children's writing using touch-screen tablets (e.g., iPads) and the associations between maternal scaffolding and emergent literacy. Mother-child dyads (N = 47; M child…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mothers, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Kirk, Gill; Jay, Jenny – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examined how teachers support kindergarten children's social and emotional development in everyday contexts. It used an ethnographic qualitative mode of enquiry, employing participant observations and semi-structured and structured interviews to examine the ways teachers optimize opportunities for supporting kindergarten children's…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Robinson, Sally; Howatson-Jones, Lioba – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Worldwide demographic change means that the responsibility for an aging population will fall to younger generations. This narrative literature review comprises an international examination of what has been published about children's views of older people between 1980 and 2011. Sixty-nine academic articles were inductively analyzed, and the…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Older Adults, Literature Reviews, History
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Brown, P. Margaret; Byrnes, Linda J.; Raban, Bridie; Watson, Linda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This study investigated the home literacy environments (HLEs) of 4-year-old children attending an early childhood program prior to school entry and the association between the HLE and children's interests in and attitudes to literacy. One hundred and thirty-eight parents and 140 children participated in the study. Parents completed a questionnaire…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Childhood Interests, Reading Habits
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Cashmore, Aaron W.; Jones, Sandra C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
The child care center is an ideal setting in which to implement strategies to promote physical activity and healthy weight, but there is a paucity of empirical evidence on factors that influence physical activity in these settings. The current study gathered initial qualitative data to explore these factors. Child care workers from five long day…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Focus Groups
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
This article provides insight into the cultural patterns of metacognitive guidance that occurs among children and mothers in selected Australian homes. Fourteen Anglo Australian and eight immigrant Indian (Telugu) mothers' interactions with their 4-year-old male and female children on a puzzle-solving task were videotaped. Mother-child dyads'…
Descriptors: Indians, Mothers, Cultural Differences, Guidance
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Docker, John G.; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1989
Discusses the use of the Work Environment Scale (WES) to measure teachers' perceptions of psychosocial dimensions of their school environment. Describes an application of WES in which work climates of different school types were compared and contrasted. (RJC)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Techniques
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Ciupryk, Frances A.; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1989
Describes a case study of exemplary mathematics teaching in an Australian first-grade classroom. Highlights a teacher's ability to integrate different subject areas, flair for communication, concern for children, and skills in capitalizing on unexpected situations. (RJC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grade 1, Mathematics Instruction, Primary Education
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1986
Examines proposition that relations between children's aspirations and measures of cognitive performance and learning environments differ as a function of children's attitudinal orientation. Data were collected from 516 Australian children, 11 years old during the initial survey, and 16 at the follow-up. Results suggest that the proposition is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aspiration, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Style