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Zachrisson, Henrik Daae; Janson, Harald; Lamer, Kari – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
There is an increasing emphasis on the importance of social competence for children's development, well-being, and learning. Thus age- and context-appropriate measures are needed. This study addresses the structural validity of the Lamer Social Competence in Preschool (LSCIP) scale, developed to accommodate the Nordic model of early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence, Child Development, Well Being
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Blömeke, Sigrid; Thiel, Oliver; Jenßen, Lars – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This article examines the stability of Norwegian prospective preschool teachers' enjoyment of mathematics and their mathematics-related self-efficacy before, during, and after a teacher-education examination. In addition, the stability of the two constructs across countries was examined through a comparison with Germany. The data revealed partial…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy
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Williams, P.; Sheridan, S.; Pramling Samuelsson, I. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study explores how group size influences children's conditions for wellbeing, learning and development in preschool in relation to the intentions in the revised (2010) Swedish preschool curriculum. The study is based on qualitative methods generated from interviews and open-ended questions in a questionnaire. Group size is dependent on three…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Child Development, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Jensen, Peter; Rasmussen, Astrid Würtz – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study reviews the European evidence on the impact of professional development (PD) of pre-school educators on child outcomes. A meta-analysis investigates how PD of pre-school educators in formal pre-school centers in Europe affects child outcomes. The European studies are quite recent and limited in numbers, and our results show a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Meta Analysis, Preschool Teachers, Outcomes of Education
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Lundqvist, Johanna; Westling Allodi, Mara; Siljehag, Eva – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Understanding how children experience life in educational settings should be an imperative for educational practitioners, evaluators, and researchers. Listening to children's points of views would facilitate the development of educational settings that meet the needs of children and contribute to their wellbeing and development so that their…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Childrens Attitudes, Young Children, Value Judgment
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Erixon, Per-Olof; Erixon Arreman, Inger – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
In Sweden and many other countries, the academisation of teacher education goes along with increased emphasis on a student thesis, in Sweden formally entitled the final degree project. This study deals with students' writing trajectories in Early Childhood Education and Care aimed at work in the preschool or the recreation centre. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theses, Academic Language, Professional Identity
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Björklund, Camilla – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This is an empirical inquiry concerning children's concept development and early mathematics teaching. The intention is to broaden the understanding of preschool children's perceptions of the concept "half" (as 1 of 2 equal parts of a whole), in designed mathematics teaching settings. Three teachers working with 4-5-year-old children…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Mathematics Instruction
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Hagen, Åste M. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of the current study is to determine what language activities Norwegian preschool children took part in, and to examine whether these language activities predict children's language comprehension. We tested children (n = 134) with language measures at age 4/5 and age 5/6 and interviewed their teachers (n = 71) about the kinds of language…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development, Language Processing, Learning Activities