publication . Article . 2020

Teachers’ practices mediate the association between teachers’ ideas and children’s perceived participation in early childhood education

Correia, N.; Carvalho, H.; Fialho, A.; Aguiar, C.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020 Journal: Children and Youth Services Review, volume 108, page 104,668 (issn: 0190-7409, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Portugal
Participation is a fundamental right of all children. Its promotion is considered a key investment in children’s well-being, crucial to support high-quality early childhood education (ECE). In this study we aimed to investigate if ECE teachers’ ideas on children’s participation were associated with children’s perceived participation, analysing the mediating role of teachers’ practices and dimensions of process quality. Participants in this quantitative study were 336 children (163 boys) aged between 44 and 84 months, and 58 ECE teachers (all female) aged between 26 and 60 years old, from 24 randomly selected ECE centres in Lisbon metropolitan area. Using multile...
free text keywords: Right to participate, Participation, Teachers' ideas, Teachers' practices, Children's perceived participation, :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Ciências da Educação [Domínio/Área Científica], Sociology and Political Science, Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Early childhood education, Process quality, Fundamental rights, Developmental psychology, Social psychology, Psychology
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
FCT| UID/SOC/03126/2013
Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147300
  • Funding stream: 5876
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