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Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui; Wang, Dan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines the effects of family involvement on the literacy gap between rural and urban Chinese primary students via mediation analysis. Altogether, 1080 students in Grades 1, 3, and 5 were randomly sampled from three urban and three rural primary schools from Shandong and Guizhou Provinces, representing eastern and western China,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Rural Urban Differences, Family Literacy, Parent Background
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Hu, Bi Ying; Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Ma, Jingjing; Ye, Feiwei; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
In China, the "2001 Kindergarten Education Guidelines (Trial)", or "New Outline", delineates what constitutes high-quality, developmentally appropriate practices in all early childhood education curriculum domains, including mathematics. The "New Outline" is known for advocating a child-centered, play-based approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wang, Xinxin; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
An increasing number of parents in China are enrolling their preschool children in after-school programs provided by private, for-profit early learning centers. This study used a qualitative approach to explore how teachers in these centers understood and implemented play and play-based curricula. Data were collected by examining the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers
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Shimpi, Priya M.; Paik, Jae H.; Wanerman, Todd; Johnson, Rebecca; Li, Hui; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The current English-language research and educational program was driven by an initiative to create a more interactive, theme-based bilingual language education model for preschools in Chengdu, China. During a 2-week teacher education program centered at the Experimental Kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chengdu, China, a team of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Hu, Bi Ying; Zhou, Yisu; Li, Kejian; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
In recent years, the Chinese government has initiated a national plan to universalize quality kindergartens for all age-eligible Chinese children. Kindergarten is the main form of early childhood education and care (ECEC) service across China. However, the government faces two thorny issues on the journey toward realizing educational equity for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Kindergarten
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Wong, Kwok Sai; Cheuk, Wai Hing; Rosen, Sidney – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The primary objective of this study was to examine whether recurrent rejection of offers of help by peer teachers would induce depersonalization in kindergarten teachers. Another objective was to examine whether a predominantly problem-focused coping style would be more effective than a predominantly emotion-focused coping style in reducing the…
Descriptors: Coping, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Wang, Aimin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2002
This study sought to validate the translated Self-Control Rating Scale on a population of 204 randomly selected Chinese preschool children from over 600 attending a Beijing child care center. Results indicated satisfactory content validity, internal reliability, construct validity, and test-retest reliability. Validation of measure will allow…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques, Measures (Individuals), Personality Measures
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Xiang, Ping – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2002
Compared Chinese fourth-, eighth-, and eleventh-graders' self-perceptions of ability in physical education. Found no grade-related decline in perceived ability. All students used effort, ability, and comparison to judge their ability. Students at all grades perceived task mastery as the major ability indicator and tended to assess ability in…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Competence
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Chen, Jie-Qi; Goldsmith, Lynn T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1991
Reviews the research comparing the social and behavioral characteristics of only children and children with siblings in China. Results are mixed, and many of the studies are seen as having methodological flaws. (BB)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Chinese, Chinese Culture
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Wang, Aimin; Stevens, Brenda; Chen, Ping; Qian, Mingyi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1999
Examined impact of Chinese family socialization practices on children's socialization over 4 years. Found that parental reasoning, intellectual stimulation, and encouragement of independence were significant indicators of overall family socialization practices. Children's self-control, and positive attitudes toward others and toward work were…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Family Environment
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Hoot, James L.; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1996
Surveyed preschool administrators, teachers, and parents from four countries about what constitutes developmentally appropriate preschool practice. Found that respondents from Finland scored high on all survey items. Administrators and teachers from the United States scored higher than U.S. parents, who preferred a more formal, academic approach.…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Influences, Developmentally Appropriate Practices