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İnönü Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
İnönü University Journal of the Graduate School of Education     Open Access  
INOPENDAS : Jurnal Ilmiah Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Inspiramatika     Open Access  
Instructional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Integral Transforms and Special Functions     Hybrid Journal  
Interacções     Open Access  
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Interchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intercultural Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Interdisciplinaridade. Revista do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Interdisciplinaridade     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Interdisciplinary Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interdyscyplinarne Konteksty Pedagogiki Specjalnej     Open Access  
Interespe. Interdisciplinaridade e Espiritualidade na Educação     Open Access  
Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Interfaces : Revista de Extensão da UFMG     Open Access  
Interfaces da Educação     Open Access  
International Developments     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International e-Journal of Educational Studies     Open Access  
International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Education Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Educational Research     Open Access  
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for 21st Century Education     Open Access  
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal for Educational Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal for Talent Development     Open Access  
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Academic Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Active Learning     Open Access  
International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Review     Open Access  
International Journal of Advancement in Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Art & Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Bullying Prevention     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Chinese Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Community Service Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Construction Education and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Critical Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction (IJCI)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Designs for Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Early Years Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Education and Management Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Educational and Psychological Researches     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Educational Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Methodology     Open Access  
International Journal of Educational Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Educational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of English Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of English Language Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Ethics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Health Administration and Education Congress (Sanitas Magisterium)     Open Access  
International Journal of Health Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Health Promotion and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Inclusive Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Indonesian Education and Teaching     Open Access  
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Integrated Education and Development     Open Access  
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Language Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Language Teaching and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Education (iJAI)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Learning and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Learning and Media     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Lifelong Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Management in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Multicultural Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of New Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Pedagogy, Policy and ICT in Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Play     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Public Legal Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research & Method in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
International Journal of Research in Education Methodology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Research Studies in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Research Studies in Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Science Education, Part B Communication and Public Engagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Servant-Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of STEM Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Technology and Design Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Technology and Educational Marketing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
International Journal of Training Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal on Lifelong Education and Leadership     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
International Online Journal of Education and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Online Journal of Teachers in Collaboration     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Quarterly of Community Health Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Research in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Review of Economics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Review of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Review of Qualitative Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Studies in Catholic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Technology and Education Journal     Open Access  
Interritórios     Open Access  
InterScientia     Open Access  
Intervention in School and Clinic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Investigación en la Escuela     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Investigaciones Sobre Lectura     Open Access  
Investigating the Child’s World     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Investigations in Mathematics Learning     Hybrid Journal  
Irish Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Irish Journal of Academic Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IRJE (Indonesian Research Journal in Education)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iseedu : Journal of Islamic Educational Thoughts and Practices     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Language Instruction     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Istanbul Journal of Innovation in Education     Open Access  
Istawa : Journal of Islamic Education     Open Access  
Italiano a scuola     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italiano LinguaDue     Open Access  
Itinerario Educativo     Open Access  
Itinerarios Educativos     Open Access  
Izdihar : Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature     Open Access  
Izvestia Ural Federal University Journal. Series 1. Issues in Education, Science and Culture     Open Access  
JADECS : Journal of Arts, Design, Art Education and Culture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
JALIE : Journal of Applied Linguistics and Islamic Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JAMP : Jurnal Administrasi dan Manajemen Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JEKPEND : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Pendidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jendela Olahraga     Open Access  
JET (Journal of English Teaching)     Open Access  
JIKAP PGSD : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Kependidikan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JINoP (Jurnal Inovasi Pembelajaran)     Open Access  
JIPM (Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Matematika)     Open Access  
JMIR Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
JMPM : Jurnal Matematika dan Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
JOHME : Journal of Holistic Mathematics Education     Open Access  
Jornal Internacional de Estudos em Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Journal for Counselor Preparation and Supervision     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Language Teaching = Tydskrif vir Taalonderrig     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)

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  • “You have a status”: a case study of parent leadership in a U.S.
           school readiness initiative

    • Abstract: Abstract This study examined an urban school readiness initiative that developed parent leadership as a key strategy for increasing the likelihood that all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Parent Leaders were primarily immigrant mothers who conducted outreach activities and child developmental screenings with low income, under-served, urban and immigrant families with young children. Using a rigorous case study design, this qualitative study investigated what strategies Parent Leaders used to engage families and how their leadership influenced families, neighborhoods, and the Parent Leaders themselves. The study found that Parent Leaders (1) used highly relational strategies to engage families, (2) shifted community norms about parent leadership, and (3) developed their own identities as leaders. These findings contribute to an increased understanding of how and why parent leadership matters for school readiness research, practice, and policy, particularly in immigrant and under-served communities.
      PubDate: 2019-06-17
       
  • Aspects of socio-emotional learning in Taiwan’s pre-schools: an
           exploratory study of teachers’ perspectives

    • Abstract: Abstract This paper explores the attitudes and practices of kindergarten teachers in Taiwan related to socio-emotional learning in children aged 3–6. Unlike in Western countries where socio-emotional learning is an important aspect of life in pre-schools, such learning has been given little attention in Taiwan until recently with the publication of new curriculum guidelines for kindergarten aged children. Based on an internationally recognised definition of socio-emotional learning, 1:1 interviews were conducted with 27 teachers in two urban areas in Taiwan. The study attempted to illuminate how teachers interpret their role in supporting children’s socio-emotional learning. Even in the public sector it was found that the relatively new curriculum guidelines were only casually referred to in the teachers’ professional practice though several teachers recognised that children’s socio-emotional learning in the kindergarten was now essential. However, in some pre-schools more attention was paid to developing other areas of the curriculum such as language and math, rather than to developing social and emotional skills. In the private sector, which provides two-thirds of Taiwan’s kindergarten places, the guidelines were almost completely ignored. Many teachers considered children’s socio-emotional learning in the kindergarten to be incidental even when children express negative emotions such as anger. In Taiwan’s traditional culture, the family is the dominant socialising unit for children’s early learning. Teachers hitherto have not regarded children’s socio-emotional learning as their responsibility. The authors maintain that this tradition now needs to be challenged and propose that programs of both initial and in-service training should be given priority to improve children’s socio-emotional learning and suggest ideas from an on-going initiative in the US.
      PubDate: 2019-05-23
       
  • The effects of home and school on children’s happiness: a structural
           equation model

    • Abstract: Abstract This study analyzed the structural relationships between the important constructs of school, home and family, and the happiness of Abu Dhabi school children. Survey data were collected from students in schools in the three regions of Abu Dhabi. The final dataset from 14,837 students was analyzed. Structural equation modeling (SEM) and MANOVA were employed in the study. SEM examined the association between latent constructs. For SEM, goodness of fit indices for the hypothetical model were good, and all paths were significant. The model incorporating both indirect and direct impact of home-related variables, such as how much fun did one have with their family, how did the family members get along, and how much time parents spent with their children, on the happiness of Abu Dhabi school children is valid. MANOVA showed that for all constructs, significant differences existed with regard to student gender, grade level, school location, school type, and nationality.
      PubDate: 2018-12-18
       
  • Care dialogues: shifting family engagement from risk to rights in the USA

    • Abstract: Abstract Though family engagement has become a priority in early childhood education and care, there are problems in our understanding of the phenomenon. First, there is uncertainty about the target of outcomes—namely, should it be children or families' Second, the early childhood field lacks ethical guidance to address the complexity of this relationship. Finally, the field has not articulated the political potential of family engagement. This paper responds to the problem by developing “care dialogues” as a framework for ethical engagement. There are two dimensions. The ethical dimension builds upon dialogue’s potential for change, and the importance of recognizing particular relationships. The political dimension defines rights as the ability to act within those relationships. As a framework, care dialogues attend to the respective needs, rights, and beliefs of particular early childhood institutions and families while connecting to larger political concerns. The paper uses focus group data to build an illustrative case study demonstrating care dialogues’ potential to inform early childhood practice under non-ideal circumstances. This methodological choice is critical to allaying concerns about care as a utopian approach. Using the parameters of care dialogues, the case study addresses three themes—getting personal, agency and care, and narrative as advocacy. The case study concludes that: care dialogues facilitate intimate relations essential to family engagement; the concept of inappropriately adaptive preferences addresses the agency problem; and the political impact of care dialogues extend beyond the immediate exchange between families and institutions. The implications of care dialogues to policy are discussed.
      PubDate: 2018-12-07
       
  • Building an ex-ante simulation model for estimating the capacity impact,
           benefit incidence, and cost effectiveness of child care subsidies in
           Turkey

    • Abstract: Abstract Public financing of privately provided child care can allow for access to these services in places where public provision and capacity are low. However, the mechanisms of subsidy delivery will affect who benefits, and the overall cost-effectiveness of such subsidies. This paper sets out an ex-ante simulation model for estimating the benefit incidence of expanded capacity and enrollments resulting from different child care subsidy mechanisms. It combines a supply-side provider level and a demand-side household model in one simulation. The paper considers investment  vs. operational monthly grants to child care providers, combinations of investment and operational grants, and demand-side vouchers to households. The model is applied to empirical data from child care centers and households in Turkey. The results reveal that the choice of the subsidy delivery model has a strong bearing on the benefit incidence and cost-effectiveness of the subsidy. In the case of Turkey, where significant supply-side constraints exist in the market, a demand-side voucher system is shown to be the least cost-effective subsidy delivery model. A targeted demand-side voucher does not necessarily deliver the most “pro-poor results,” and combinations show different benefits and costs. The proposed simulation model can be applied in other country contexts, with the only data requirements being microdata on the costs and pricing structure of child care providers, as well as household data with variables on household welfare and child care utilization.
      PubDate: 2018-11-24
       
  • Infant feeding nutrition policies in Australian early childhood education
           and care services: a content and qualitative analysis

    • Abstract: Abstract Early infant feeding practices are a critical part of education and care programs within Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) settings. With an increasing number of children attending ECEC services from a young age, adherence to best practice infant feeding will improve long-term health outcomes. This paper uses inductive and deductive thematic analysis informed by Social Cognitive Theory and inductive content analysis, to describe Australian infant feeding nutrition ECEC policy environments. Key Australian ECEC policy documents were analysed, revealing the invisibility of infants generally, and infant feeding specifically, in current quality standards. This was followed by analysis of 28 nutrition or infant feeding policies from 19 centre- and home-based ECEC services impacting over 1500 children in Queensland Australia. Five key themes characterising the content of service policies impacting infant feeding emerged: documentation, values, curriculum and pedagogy, supportive environments, and working in partnerships with parents. Service policies are required by legislation and set the foundation for a safe, supportive environment for infant feeding. The lack of infant feeding practice examples and invisibility of infants in legislation increase ambiguity, and health and safety risks. Opportunities exist to adopt separate infant feeding policies which will assist the provision of quality practice for the short-term and long-term optimal health of infants in ECEC settings.
      PubDate: 2018-11-03
       
  • Is free pre-primary education associated with increased primary school
           completion' A global study

    • Abstract: Abstract While global enrollment in primary education has increased significantly particularly since it became a target of the United Nations “Education for All” initiative and one of the Millennium Development Goals, primary completion rates have remained virtually unchanged since 1999. Evidence from studies of individual programs in a range of countries suggests that enrollment in pre-primary education can improve school readiness and achievement in primary school, and therefore, potentially raise primary completion rates. As research has also found that provision of free education is associated with higher enrollment, we hypothesize that provision of free and compulsory pre-primary education will be associated with higher primary school completion rates. Further, we hypothesize that free pre-primary education will have the largest impact where completion rates have been lowest. Using a database of quantitative, globally comparable measures of national provision of free pre-primary education we created, and data from UNESCO’s Institute for Education Statistics, we analyze the 104 nations with complete data. We conduct multivariate quantile regression analyses. We find that, controlling for national income and level of urbanization, provision of at least 1 year of free and compulsory pre-primary education is associated with a nearly 10 percentage point increase in primary school graduation rates for countries at the median and a 12 percentage point increase in rates for primarily low- and lower-middle-income countries at the lower end of the distribution.
      PubDate: 2018-10-25
       
  • Effects of contrasting approaches to the response-contingent learning of
           young children with significant developmental delays on parents’
           social-affective behavior

    • Abstract: Abstract The purpose of the analyses described in this report was to evaluate both the effects of two contrasting approaches to parent-provided child learning opportunities and the direct and indirect effects on both proximal and distal parent social-affective behavior and verbal appraisals. The participants were 71 children with significant developmental delays or multiple disabilities randomly assigned to an intervention that employed practices that either built on existing child behavior (asset-based practices) or focused on teaching children missing or delayed skills (needs-based practices). Findings showed that the asset-based intervention was associated with more parent-provided child learning opportunities and more child response-contingent behaviors, both of which were related to changes in parent proximal and distal social-affective behavior. Results indicated that parent efforts to promote child learning that built on existing child behavior had value-added influences on parents’ sense of competence and psychological well-being manifested in terms of behavior indicators of affective gratification.
      PubDate: 2018-09-17
       
  • State early intervention administrator perspectives of prenatal supports
           for families with high probability diagnoses

    • Abstract: Abstract Early intervention (EI) for families of infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities is federally guided to begin at birth or older. With technological advances in prenatal testing, pregnant families are increasingly learning of diagnoses that result in EI eligibility once the child is born. For these families, research is needed to determine the effects of beginning EI prenatally rather than waiting until birth. In this exploratory study, the perspectives of state EI administrators were uncovered to inform the development of a prenatal intervention to undertake such research. Participants reported strong support for prenatal EI, provided recommendations for prenatal intervention design, and offered potential systems change needs. These findings will contribute to the development and testing of a prenatal intervention that makes sense to and is compatible with one critical stakeholder group—those who administer EI programs.
      PubDate: 2018-09-14
       
  • Chinese preschoolers’ risk-taking behaviors: a tripartite relation

    • Abstract: Abstract Unintentional injury has been a leading threat to Chinese children. Children’s risk-taking is influenced by their evaluation of risky behavior and related safety knowledge, which also vary considerably by child and family characteristics. In light of the Health Belief Model, the current study (1) proposes and tests a tripartite relation among Chinese preschoolers’ safety knowledge, evaluations of risk, and risk-taking behavior; (2) examines how the tripartite relation varies by child, family, and residential characteristics. Preschooler–caregiver dyads (N = 217) completed questionnaires and interviews. The results confirmed the existence of the tripartite relation in Chinese preschoolers. Rural children, children with siblings, and those from families with low SES or high mobility, all demonstrated less safety knowledge, viewed risk-taking behaviors as unlikely to result in injury, and exhibited more risky behaviors. This study is the first to consider these issues in a sample of preschoolers. The findings suggest that preschool injury prevention programs should address preschoolers’ safety knowledge and evaluative skills along with those of their caregivers.
      PubDate: 2018-08-27
       
  • The relationship between structural factors and interaction quality in
           Norwegian ECEC for toddlers

    • Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between two structural factors of quality: organisation form (stable groups versus flexible groups) and staff–child ratio, in relation to interaction quality in toddler groups in Norwegian early childhood education and care (ECEC). Data were collected from 206 kindergarten groups in the period from 2013 to 2015. Interaction quality was measured through the infant/toddler environment rating scale-revised subscales, Interaction, listening and talking, and program structure. A two-way MANOVA revealed that organisation form with small, stable groups were related to higher interaction quality, while the staff–child ratio and interaction quality varied depending on different content dimensions. These findings have clear implications for policy and the training of ECEC staff.
      PubDate: 2018-07-16
       
  • Integrating field-trip activities with other activities in the preschool
           curriculum: its effects on the preschoolers’ social–emotional skills

    • Abstract: Abstract This study used a static-group pretest–posttest design to investigate how the social–emotional skill development of 36 Turkish children aged 48–66 months was affected by the integration of field-trip activities with other activities in their preschool curriculum. It was carried out in two preschool institutions in Ağrı Provincial Directorate for National Education over 12 weeks during the 2015–2016 school year. The experimental group (n = 18) was taken on field trips tailored to activities in the existing preschool curriculum, while for the control group (n = 18), no such interventions were made. The Preschool Social Skill Evaluation Scale—Teacher Form and the Emotional Skill Evaluation Test were used to gather data, and one-way analysis of covariance and paired-samples t-tests was used for data analysis. The pretest scores of the experimental and control groups were not significantly different, whereas their posttest scores indicated a significant positive effect of field-trip activities on the social–emotional skills of children in the experimental group. A follow-up test administered 12 weeks after the posttest found that these positive effects persisted.
      PubDate: 2018-05-02
       
  • Inclusive education for Internally Displaced Children in Kenya: children
           perceptions of their learning and development needs in post-conflict
           schooling

    • Abstract: Abstract The Kenyan society has been characterised by tribal-political-instigated violence since the declaration of multiparty democracy in 1991. The 2007/8 post-election violence (PEV) particularly saw the scattering of families where some children lost months or years of schooling; others were permanently excluded from education, while the participation and achievement of those arriving in school were characterised by complex needs and experiences. This paper aims to analyse literature and report on findings from creative activities with 16 conflict-affected children (9–12 years) regarding their experiences and understandings of inclusive education during their post-conflict school-life. I conducted an intrinsic case study with aspects of ethnography in a post-conflict community primary school in Kenya whose majority (71%) pupil population was attributed to internal displacement following the 2007/8 PEV. Children perceived inclusive education in regard to their own learning and development needs as involving access and acceptance in the new school community, social-emotional development, ‘peer-keeping’ and community-consciousness. Whilst valuing their teachers’ pursuit for inclusion-sensitive practices, children’s understanding of their own circumstances resulted in group-made strategies like ‘peer-keeping’ and peer-constructed rules of interaction, helping them negotiate systemic constrains and distortion of values. This study underscores the fundamental role of children in social integration in post-conflict circumstances.
      PubDate: 2018-03-27
       
  • Spotlight on early childhood education. A newspaper coverage analysis of
           universal preschool debate in Argentina

    • Abstract: Abstract Throughout the past decade, the Argentinean government has lowered the starting age of compulsory education and early childhood education enrollment has been growing steadily. However, ECE services have evolved in a fragmented manner, leading to an unequal and inequitable scenario: while private education supports the largest part of the growth, children from low-income families are less likely to attend preschool and more likely to receive low-quality service. Through a newspaper coverage analysis, I explore how these problems are addressed in the public debate on universal preschool. Results show that the voices of policy-makers and “experts” are prominent while teachers’ and parents’ views are ignored; I found a widespread consensus for universal preschool and a scarcity of arguments against. I suggest the need to draw on research findings in ECE more critically and posit that the need to ensure high quality preschool for all children should be central in the debate.
      PubDate: 2018-03-09
       
  • Perceived accessibility of childcare in Europe: a cross-country multilevel
           study

    • Abstract: Abstract Perceptions of users regarding the accessibility of childcare services have been under-researched. The present study addresses this gap by looking into the effect of systemic level characteristics of the ECEC system on the perceived accessibility of childcare at the individual level. Perceived accessibility is composed of perceived affordability, availability, quality and physical accessibility of these services. The socio-ecological model at the micro-level and the model of institutional setting of ECEC (provision, regulation and financing) at the macro-level are combined in multilevel analyses. Our finding is that childcare is perceived to be more accessible in countries that (1) do not allow private commercial profit-making ECEC services for 3–6-year-old children, (2) adopt a unitary ECEC system where services for 0–3-year-olds and 3–6-year-olds are harmonised and (3) provide generous public support per 0–5-year-old child in the ECEC system. The latter has an even stronger effect on families with an income below average.
      PubDate: 2018-02-27
       
  • The key to successful management of child care centres in Jordan

    • Abstract: Abstract This research explores vital factors in effective management of care centres (CCs) in Jordan, and the role of key workers in establishing a nurturing family environment for optimal wellbeing of orphans. CCs in Jordan are the home for orphans who have lost one parent, both parents, or whom suffer from impoverishment. The study is based on triangulation of secondary data from relevant literature; individual, face-to-face, semi-structured interviews with CC directors (n = 3) concerning education, experience, management style and beliefs; questionnaires administered to CC employees (n = 30) interacting with orphans concerning education, prior work experience and steps taken to resolve issues; and observation of peer-to-peer and child-caregiver relationships; accommodation; and the extent of standardized routine administered in centres. This research recommends employing experienced directors who have a stated vision for the management of care centres, in addition to enhancing the reward system and salaries earned by employees at care centres, and training them to raise a prosperous and healthy generation. Furthermore, the establishment of a family based care centre exhibits a positive influence on children.
      PubDate: 2018-02-13
       
  • Voices of child care providers: an exploratory study on the impact of
           policy changes

    • Abstract: Abstract In debates about child care and early education, the voices of providers are often missing. In this article, we report findings from a study exploring child care provider perspectives on how regulation and policy changes impact their ability to provide care. Data were collected from interviews and focus groups with home-based providers and center-based administrators (N = 55) in rural, urban and suburban New York counties. Four overarching themes emerged: undervaluation of child care providers, challenges faced by providers and the parents of the children they serve, regulatory disconnect, and discretionary implementation of laws and regulations. These findings suggest that without input from providers in the creation of legislation and regulations, policies may have unforeseen, inefficient, or even harmful results, such as an inability to match providers with open slots to families whose children are eligible for and in need of care. Based on these findings, we recommend developing mechanisms to enable and encourage participation of providers in the policymaking process, assisting providers in complying with regulations and providing quality care, and standardizing regulation enforcement and oversight to better align with the needs of families and the day-to-day realities of providing quality care.
      PubDate: 2018-02-13
       
  • The role of length of maternity leave in supporting mother–child
           interactions and attachment security among American mothers and their
           infants

    • Abstract: Abstract Maternity leave policies are linked to early childhood education and care policies, and in many countries, the length of leave policies determines the need for early care programs. The length of maternity leave varies greatly among mothers in the U.S. because of the absence of a universal policy for paid leave. This study examined associations among length of maternity leave, mother–child interactions, and attachment among American working mothers and their infants. This study consisted of secondary data analysis, and the participants were drawn from the nationally representative Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (n ≈ 3850). Controlling for SES, the findings of path analysis suggest that the length of maternity leave was directly linked to the quality of mother–child interactions and indirectly linked to attachment security. These results have implications for the development of family policies that support the needs of infants and mothers during the first months of life.
      PubDate: 2018-01-16
       
  • The effects of public pre-kindergarten attendance on first grade literacy
           achievement: a district study

    • Abstract: Abstract This study investigated the link between public pre-kindergarten attendance and first grade literacy achievement in the United States. Participants (N = 1056; first grade children from one mixed-urban city in Virginia in 2012–2013) had either attended district-provided public Pre-K or had not attended formal or institutional preschool of any kind. Significant effects were found on each literacy measure in both the beginning and the middle of first grade (avg. ES = .32 and predicted gain of 13%). On average, Pre-K attendees were meeting reading benchmarks in the beginning and middle of first grade, while the no-preschool group was reading below the benchmarks during both time points. Findings strengthen the evidence base for the ability of public Pre-K to improve children’s literacy achievement in first grade while also describing a transferable example of universal Pre-K at the district level which policy-makers and practitioners may wish to consider.
      PubDate: 2018-01-10
       
  • Information sharing between teachers and early education programs during
           school entry in Norway: associations with children’s school adjustment
           and success in the first year

    • Abstract: Abstract When children first enter school, they face simultaneous changes in their physical settings, social relationships, and learning expectations. The present study adds to the limited literature on children’s transitions from early education and care into school by examining whether schools can support this transition through information sharing between elementary school teachers and early education programs. We examined information sharing as a predictor of social and academic adjustment during the first year of school for a sample of young children (N = 932) in Norway, where preschool is nearly universal. We find that half of first grade teachers in the sample (64%) reported no contact with preschools; about one quarter (23%) contacted preschools and received both general information about the preschool and specific information about the child, and smaller percentages contacted the preschools and received either general information about the program/curriculum only (8%) or specific information about the child only (5%). When teachers received both types of information, children were one and half times more likely to be rated as having positive social adjustment at school entry (OR = 1.51, p > 0.05) compared with other children. Mediation analyses revealed significant indirect links between this form of information sharing, children’s initial social and academic adjustment, and five academic and social outcomes mid-year in first grade. When initial adjustment was accounted for, we also found a slight negative effect of contact, suggesting that not all contact may be equally positive for children.
      PubDate: 2017-11-28
       
 
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