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Hoang, Nhi; Holopainen, Leena; Siekkinen, Martti – Learning Environments Research, 2019
The aim of the current study was to identify latent profile groups based on observed teachers' classroom quality and the relations of the latent profile groups to teacher age, teaching experience and children's classroom engagement and disaffection. Observations of 57 Vietnamese kindergarten teachers were conducted in the domains of emotional…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Learner Engagement, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries
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Jung, Eunjoo; Brown, Elizabeth T.; Karp, Karen S. – Learning Environments Research, 2014
The authors investigated the degree to which school-level teacher characteristics and resources are related to the mathematics learning of kindergarten children using a sample drawn from a large US database. Kindergarten-level teacher characteristics were operationalised as collective teacher efficacy, teacher experience and teacher preparation;…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Kindergarten, Role, Mathematics Education
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Nedovic, Sonya; Morrissey, Anne-Marie – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study reports on children's observed responses to natural features introduced in the redevelopment of a childcare centre garden. Using an action research approach, the redevelopment was based on the preferences of the director, staff and 18 three- to four-year-olds, as expressed through interviews, conversations, photographs and drawings.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Physical Activities, Kindergarten, Play
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Robinson, Esther; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study, involving the modification, validation and use of a learning environment questionnaire for both kindergarten students and their parents, is significant because prior learning environment research has normally involved neither parents nor such young students. A questionnaire, which was based on the What Is Happening In this Class? and…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reliability, Kindergarten, Classroom Environment
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Kim, Jin-Ah; Lorsbach, Anthony W. – Learning Environments Research, 2005
The intent of this study was to examine young children's perceptions of writing self-efficacy (Grades K-1). Most research studies find a significant relationship between self-efficacy and achievement in older students (Grades 4-16). Research has also shown that children are affected by personal perceived self-efficacy. Therefore, self-efficacy can…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Young Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Li, Yuen Ling – Learning Environments Research, 2004
This research study focused on pupil-teacher interactions in kindergarten classrooms in Hong Kong. Classroom observations of the morning or afternoon sessions of nine kindergarten teachers from three schools were carried out. Teachers, in general, exhibited considerable warmth towards their pupils. Teaching consisted largely of intensive…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Basic Skills