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Kikas, Eve; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Kontoniemi, Marita; Lyyra, Anna-Liisa; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Niilo, Airi – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Mutual trust between mothers and kindergarten teachers along with its relation to mother's educational level and child's gender was studied in two neighboring countries--Estonia and Finland. From Estonia 543 ratings of mothers and 232 ratings of teachers were collected, and, from Finland, 712 ratings of mothers and 712 ratings of teachers. Trust…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Mothers, Family Characteristics, 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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Laine, Kaarina; Neitola, Marita; Auremaa, Jatta; Laakkonen, Eero – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
This longitudinal research was designed to examine the prevalence and co-occurrence of peer problems such as rejection, withdrawal, loneliness, bullying, and victimization experienced by children (99 boys, 80 girls) in their everyday lives at daycare, in preschool and first grade of school--each successive spring--at the ages of 5, 6, and 7.…
Descriptors: Individual Testing, Peer Relationship, Grade 1, Preschool Children