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Alleviating barriers to family involvement in education: The role of teacher education
Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which selected course experiences influenced preservice teachers' perceptions of their comfort and competence levels in planning andExpand
Outdoor play in early childhood education settings: Is it safe and healthy for children?
Outdoor play is an important and integral part of a high-quality early childhood education curriculum. Outdoor play environments should have equipment that is safe and developmentally appropriate forExpand
I Think, Therefore, I Improve: A Qualitative Study of Concepts of Hansei (Introspection) Among Japanese Adults
The purpose of this study was to examine the concept of hansei (introspection) among teachers, parents, and other relatives of Japanese kindergarteners. The data came from essays written by JapaneseExpand
The relationship between playfulness and creativity of Japanese preschool children
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between playfulness and creativity of 164 Japanese children aged five and six in a group-oriented program. Playfulness was assessed using TheExpand
Field Trips in Early Childhood Settings: Expanding the Walls of the Classroom
The above thoughts were shared by a 4-year-old following a field trip to a local bakery. The trip was part of exploring the process to make bread. The children in this classroom had previously groundExpand
The meaning of play: A cross‐cultural study of American and Japanese teachers’ perspectives on play
Abstract Early childhood teachers’ understandings of play were examined in a qualitative comparative study of 41 Japanese and 41 American participants. Qualitative analysis of the data yielded fiveExpand
Moral development of Japanese kindergartners
This is a study of Japanese children’s moral development. The data came from structured interviews with kindergarten children, their teachers, and their director. Social system morality, emotions,Expand
Preparing Teachers to Reach Out to Families and Communities
Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which selected course experiences influenced preservice teachers' perceptions of their comfort and competence levels in planning andExpand
Sunao (cooperative) children: The development of autonomy in Japanese preschoolers
ResuméLes enfants japonais sont socializés pour internaliser les normes parentales, collectives, et institutionelles. Les adultes japonais croient qu’un bon enfant est sunao (docile). Dans ce travailExpand
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