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Salehjee, Saima – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Early years science curriculum in England requires teachers to incorporate scientific enquiry in their classrooms. However, teachers perceive science teaching to be challenging because of their lack of subject knowledge. This paper aims to develop an understanding of science as an enquiry rich subject rather than a plethora of scientific…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Chadwell, Mindy R.; Roberts, Amy M.; Daro, Alexandra M. – Early Education and Development, 2020
Early childhood settings have the potential to support learners with diverse learning needs, including children with disabilities. However, if educators do not feel prepared to teach children with disabilities, this potential may not be fully realized. The current study examined early childhood educators' (n = 1,296) feelings of preparedness for…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Students with Disabilities, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Mize, Minnie; Park, Yujeong; Schramm-Possinger, Megan; Coleman, Mari Beth – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2020
Tablet devices, as assistive and instructional technologies, can be highly effectual pedagogical tools with multifaceted benefits, such as the ability to integrate multimedia and the ability to track student progress over time. The unique value of particular assistive and instructional technologies explains, in part, why they are more widely used…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Scoring Rubrics, Multimedia Instruction, Literacy
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Schluter, Philip J.; Audas, Richard; Kokaua, Jesse; McNeill, Brigid; Taylor, Barry; Milne, Barry; Gillon, Gail – Child Development, 2020
Literacy success lays the foundation for children's later educational, health, and well-being outcomes. Thus, early identification of literacy need is vital. Using data from New Zealand's national preschool health screening program for fiscal years 2010/2011-2014/2015, demographic and health variables from 255,090 children aged 4 years were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Development, Emergent Literacy, Intervention
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Becker, Patricia A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
To serve children with language impairments (LI), speech language pathologists and other educators need approaches supported by evidence (Hoffman et al., 2013). In evidence-based practice (EBP), educators integrate children's needs, strengths, interests, and preferences with research and expertise (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Impairments, Literacy Education, Visual Arts
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Tabernero, Rosa; Calvo, Virginia – Literacy, 2020
Autistic learners master visual and spatial abilities; they use visual language to organise, understand and give meaning to the world. Although they might struggle with verbal skills, they have an associative way of thinking. Taking into consideration the characteristics of seven autistic pupils, the aim of this paper was to identify the potential…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Picture Books, Young Children
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Kim, Jinhee; Wee, Su-Jeong – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
There are many students experiencing homelessness in the U.S. school systems. However, homelessness in children's literature has been studied little. This article discusses how homelessness is portrayed and illustrated in children's picture books published in the U.S. A total of 25 books, written in English and published in the U.S. from 1990 to…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Content Analysis, Textbook Content, Childrens Literature
Zinth, Jennifer; Weyer, Matt; Atchison, Bruce – Education Commission of the States, 2020
States have often introduced programs supporting science, technology, engineering and math in the secondary grades. Yet the evidence of STEM's positive impact on young children's development makes a compelling case for engaging learners in pre-K through third grade in consistent, authentic and high-quality STEM experiences. High-quality P-3 STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Primary Education, Preschool Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Victor; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2020
In fall of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center set out to gain a clearer sense of nationwide teacher and teacher education perceptions and practices by sending out two surveys about topics related to early reading instruction, especially as it related to phonics. One survey was taken by 674 K-2 and elementary special education teachers who indicated…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Phonics
Agarwal-Rangnath, Ruchi, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2020
Bringing together an inspirational group of educators, this book provides key insights into what it means to implement social justice ideals with young children. Each chapter highlights a teacher's experience with a specific aspect of social justice and ethnic studies, including related research, projects and lesson plans, and implications for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Young Children, Ethnic Studies, Lesson Plans
Dagen, Allison Swan, Ed.; Bean, Rita M., Ed. – Guilford Press, 2020
This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with 70% new material covering new topics and standards in literacy leadership. Prominent experts present research-based methods for improving instruction, assessment, and professional learning experiences in PreK-12. The distinct roles of teachers,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Koh, Poh Wee; Ku, Yu-Min; Chen, Xi – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2020
How the construct of vocabulary is defined remains unclear although multiple theories have been put forth. In light of the lack of empirical work investigating the dimensionality of vocabulary knowledge in Chinese, the present study investigated the factor structure of Chinese print vocabulary in a sample of 111 Taiwanese children in Grades 1 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 1
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Aguiar, Cecília; Silva, Carla S.; Guerra, Rita; Rodrigues, Ricardo B.; Ribeiro, Luísa A.; Pastori, Giulia; Leseman, Paul – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
We analysed effective and promising interventions, within the classroom and school microsystems, aiming to promote equality and belongingness for immigrant, Roma, and low-income children attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) and primary education in eight European countries. Over 500 interventions were identified, and 78…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Equal Education, Low Income Students, Early Childhood Education
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Perry, Lindsey – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
Numeric relational reasoning is a foundational mathematical idea for young children and is predictive of future success in mathematics. However, no readily available assessments exist that fully assess relational reasoning in young children. RTI International developed a Relational Reasoning subtask for potential inclusion on the Early Grade…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills
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Hoover, John J.; Soltero-González, Lucinda; Wang, Chao; Herron, Shelley – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2020
A 5-year model demonstration project designed to improve literacy instruction and special education referrals for English learners (ELs) in grades K-3 in three rural community elementary schools was completed with specific attention to sustainability 1 year after implementation. The model, which was developed and implemented through a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Rural Schools, Community Schools, English Language Learners
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