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Reed, Helen C.; Hurks, Petra P. M.; Kirschner, Paul A.; Jolles, Jelle – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigates how shared picture book storytelling within a peer-group setting could stimulate causal reasoning in children aged 4½ to 6 years. Twenty-eight children from preschool classes of three schools were allocated to one of six groups (four to five children per group). Each group participated in six storytelling sessions over a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Picture Books, Story Telling, Comparative Analysis
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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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de Haan, Annika K. E.; Elbers, Ed; Leseman, Paul P. M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to assess whether children's development benefited from teacher-and child-managed academic activities in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. Extensive systematic observations during four half-days in preschool ("n"?=?8) and kindergarten ("n"?=?8) classrooms revealed that classrooms differed in…
Descriptors: Student Development, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Observation
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Singer, Elly; Hannikainen, Maritta – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2002
Teachers' role in the conflicts of 2- and 3-year-olds was examined in Dutch and Finnish child care centers. Data suggested that teachers indirectly influenced conflict occurrence and seriousness by their organization of time, space, and materials. Two types of equally used teacher interventions were distinguished: mediating strategies and high…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Childhood Needs, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques