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Cameron David L. (David Lansing), Tveit Anne Dorthe, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to identify features of successful collaboration among professionals and parents involved in supporting children with disabilities in early childhood education and care. The study employed a multiple-case study design…
Kleppe Rasmus, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite increased interest in children's risk-taking in play, little is known of this aspect considering children under three years. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the concept of scaffolding to potentially describe patterns in staff-…
Lokken Ingrid M., Bjornestad Elisabeth, Broekhuizen Martine L., Moser Thomas, 16 July, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
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…
Skalicka Vera, Belsky Jay, Stenseng Frode, Wichstrom Lars, September/October 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this Norwegian study, bidirectional relations between children's behavior problems and child-teacher conflict and closeness were examined, and the possibility of moderation of these associations by child-care group size was tested. Eight hundred…
Skalicka Vera, Belsky Jay, Stenseng Frode, Wichstrom Lars, May/June 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The hypothesis was tested that the new open-group Norwegian day-care centers would more than traditionally organized centers negatively affect (a) current and (b) future teacher-child relationships, and (c) the developmental legacy of preschool…
Vangsnes Vigdis, Okland Nils Tore Gram, 15 March, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In computer gaming situations in kindergartens, the pre-school teacher's function can be viewed in a continuum. At one extreme is the teacher who takes an intervening role and at the other extreme is the teacher who chooses to restrict herself/…
Wilhelmsen Terese, Nilsen Randi Dyblie, February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Framed by the sociology of childhood and Foucauldian-inspired perspectives, this article is focused on parents' experiences of parent-professional encounters in diagnostic processes of young children enrolled in Norwegian early childhood education…
Engevik Liv Inger, Holland Silje, Hagtvet Bente Eriksen, Q1 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the role of teacher directiveness in educational dialogues as it relates to several types of dyads and child engagement. The effect of directive teacher behavior, such as the use of instructions and commands, on children's…
Solheim Elisabet, Berg-Nielsen Turid Suzanne, Wichstrom Lars, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A validity study of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS) for measuring preschool children's relationships with their teachers that includes investigations of the factor structure of the instrument, the validity of the subscales across…
Berg-Nielsen Turid Suzanne, Solheim Elisabet, Belsky Jay, Wichstrom Lars, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study, we explored informant characteristics as determinants of parent-teacher disagreement on preschoolers' psychosocial problems. Teacher characteristics were included in the analyses, in addition to child and parent factors. Psychosocial…
Rutanen Niina, March 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A qualitative study of the construction of culture and counter-culture by adults and children over a period of 7 months at an infant-and-toddler child care center in Finland