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Tang, Xin; Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Kikas, Eve; Muotka, Joona; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The present study reports on the psychometric properties of the Early Childhood Classroom Observation Measure (ECCOM) in Finnish and Estonian first and third grade classrooms. The observation data were collected from 91 first grade teachers and 70 third grade teachers. Teachers' curriculum goals, teaching experience and the classroom size were…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students, Grade 1
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Øverland, Klara; Størksen, Ingunn; Bru, Edvin; Thorsen, Arlene Arstad – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This Q methodological study explores emotional experiences and coping of daycare staff when working with children of divorce and their families. Two main coping strategies among daycare staff were identified: 1) Confident copers, and 2) Non-confident copers. Interviews exemplify the two main experiences. Both groups may struggle with coping in…
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, Coping, Divorce, Conflict
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Kirkhaug, Bente; Drugli, May Britt; Morch, Willy-Tore; Handegard, Bjorn Helge – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2012
In the present study, the applicability of The Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory-Revised (SESBI-R) was explored within a Norwegian sample of 983 children aged 3-8 years. By using an exploratory factor analysis the same 2-factor solution as the original SESBI-R was supported by Principal Component Analysis. Good internal consistency (alpha…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Haidkind, Pille; Kikas, Eve; Henno, Helen; Peets, Terje – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Controlled Drawing Observation (CDO) was developed by Tove Krogh and it has been used in Denmark, Finland and Estonia for assessing a child's readiness for school. CDO is a group test, it gives information about a child's functioning in an educational setting and it serves as a starting point for later individual assessment. The goal of the study…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Observation, Group Testing, Mathematics Achievement
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Hirsto, Laura – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
In this study, the strategies teachers use in home and school collaboration were surveyed. The subjects were early education teachers in Helsinki, Finland. Questionnaires were used for the data collection. Factor analysis resulted in the extraction of six strategy types. Strategies representing parents as the recipients of information were most…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Family School Relationship