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Helland, Turid; Jones, Lise Øen; Helland, Wenche – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study assessed and compared results from evidence-based screening tools to be filled out by caregivers to identify preschool children at risk of language impairment (LI) and dyslexia. Three different tools were used: one assessing children's communicative abilities, one assessing risk of developmental dyslexia, and one assessing early…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Preschool Children, Language Skills, Correlation
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Besnard, Thérèse; Letarte, Marie-Josée – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
It is believed children stand to benefit from a greater male teacher presence in early childhood education (ECE) where, internationally, the vast majority of ECE teachers are female. This study (N = 180) examines the relationship between children's social adaptation and the educational practices of 53 ECE teachers, 23 (44%) of which were male.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Adjustment
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Leung, Chi-hung – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the Penn Interactive Peer Play (PIPPS-HK) and the Preschool Play Behavior Scale (PPBS-HK) to establish concurrent validity of both scales. A total of 1,622 children age 3 to 6 and 152 teachers in 10 kindergartens (about 160 students and 15 teachers randomly selected from each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Play, Preschool Children
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Maskit, Ditza; Firstater, Esther – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examines the associations between preschool teachers' (PTs) perceptions of teaching as a profession and attitudes toward pedagogical changes, in relation to their seniority and their work setting--public sector or private sector. Participants were 105 preschool teachers, who filled out three measures: (1) PTs' perceptions of teaching as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Innovation, Correlation
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White, Kelley Mayer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current study is one of the first to investigate children's perceptions of quality in teacher-child relationships using a narrative measure. It is also one of the first studies to investigate how the child's report is associated with the teacher's report and with an observer's report of quality in teacher-child interactions. Participants…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Affective Behavior
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined interactions between preschool children and parents during shared book reading by analyzing parental self-report data. Using confirmatory factor analytic procedures and structural equation modeling, this study developed a scale measuring meaning-related and print-related reading interactions and examined their associations with…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills
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Döge, Paula; Keller, Heidi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study examines the similarity of socialization goals of a group of mothers with different cultural backgrounds and their children's respective preschool teachers in Germany. Additionally, the researchers were interested in the relationship between the degree of mother-teacher similarity and maternal satisfaction with child care. Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Socialization, Mothers, Cultural Differences, Preschool Teachers
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Derscheid, Linda E.; Kim, So-Yeun; Zittel, Lauriece L.; Umoren, Josephine; Henry, Beverly W. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Childhood obesity remains a problem in the United States. Preschool teachers can help to attenuate it but need to have the confidence or self-efficacy to provide healthy practices. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to (a) develop and validate a preschool teacher self-efficacy tool to examine teachers' confidence in addressing the nutrition…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Knowledge Level, Child Health
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Salminen, Jenni; Hannikainen, Maritta; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
This study examined the diversity of teaching practices to illuminate the qualitative variety of instructional teaching practices among preschool teachers. Further, teachers' self-rated educational goals were explored to complement the multifaceted nature of preschool teachers' instructional teaching practices. The study was carried out as a case…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Case Studies
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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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Larrabee, Timothy G.; Kim, Youngjoo – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
Sixty-eight preservice teachers from a midwestern university responded to a questionnaire asking the construct of their family, their definition of "family", if they recognized 18 relationships as families, and if they would use those relationships as examples in their future teaching. We focus primarily on participants' responses to examples of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Homosexuality, Elementary Education
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Cemore, Joanna J.; Herwig, Joan E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
This study examined the relationship between children's ability to delay gratification and time spent in make-believe play in a sample of 39 three-to five-year-old children. Delay of gratification was determined in an experimental situation (Mischel, 1974). Children's play was assessed using a teacher questionnaire, a mother interview, a child…
Descriptors: Delay of Gratification, Play, Preschool Children, Child Behavior