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Wickstrom, Hanna; Pyle, Angela; DeLuca, Christopher – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
There is rising concern in research and practice to improve early years mathematics education as initial mathematical mastery sets the foundation for future academic success. In response to these concerns, this study used observational data from 20 kindergarten classrooms to understand current pedagogies teachers use for mathematics. In…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Bowling, Emily C. C.; Cabell, Sonia Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A child's ability to fingerpoint accurately to words while reading aloud a memorized text showcases his/her development of concept of word in text. This ability demonstrates the extent to which key early literacy skills are integrated (e.g., alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness). Research indicates that attaining a concept of word in text is…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Reading Instruction, Emergent Literacy, Reading Aloud to Others
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Johnson, Lauren; McHugh, Sarah; Eagle, Jessica L.; Spires, Hiller A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In the current article, two kindergarten teachers and two university researchers explain how 45 kindergarten students collaboratively engaged in a specific inquiry approach called Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global. PBI Global consists of five-phases: (a) ask a compelling question, (b) gather and analyse sources, (c) creatively synthesize claims…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Inquiry, Global Approach
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article compares developmental kindergartens of the past to current academic kindergartens through the voices of kindergarten teachers who taught in both types. Data were obtained from interviews of ten public school kindergarten teachers from California with experience in kindergarten ranging 18-34 years (M = 24). Teachers indicated that…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children
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Pieng, Patrick; Okamoto, Yukari – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The present study investigated the effects of two emotion trainings on young children's knowledge about jealousy. Participants were 53 kindergarten and first-grade children who were assigned to one of two experimental conditions or a control condition. Children in the first experimental condition (video condition) received discussions about the…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Young Children, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Pyle, Angela; Prioletta, Jessica; Poliszczuk, Daniel – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The increasing accountability framework in Kindergarten education has put pressure on teachers to ensure that students reach certain literacy milestones before proceeding to the subsequent grade. One result of this shift is a tension between an emphasis on academic learning and the use of developmentally appropriate practices, such as play.…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Literacy
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Romo, Gemma; Jeon, Hyun-Joo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Video is one way to promote, and help families understand, the transition to kindergarten. The present study explored the experiences of parents with transition-to-kindergarten videos. Four videos, in English and Spanish with accompanying information sheets in English and Spanish, targeted parents for transitioning to kindergarten. There were a…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Adjustment, Video Technology, English
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Timmons, Kristy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Teachers incorporate information from various sources as they form their academic expectations for students. The student record of prior achievement is the most salient factor that educators use to form their expectations for children's achievement. Research on the factors that influence educator expectations has primarily focused on the ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Alan, Ümran; Erdogan, Serap – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Although the importance of nature of science (NOS) instruction for learners as young as kindergartners is emphasised in a great number of documents and studies, very little research has been conducted in early childhood contexts. Thus, researchers are still not able to see a comprehensive picture of young children's understandings of NOS. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Kindergarten, Developmental Stages
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Myers, Jacqueline M.; Ankrum, Julie W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Research demonstrates that children can make more significant gains through explicit instruction of vocabulary than implicit instruction (Blachowicz and Fisher in Teaching vocabulary in all classrooms, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA, 2010; Dalton and Grisham in Read Teach 64(5):306-317, 2011). Effective explicit instruction often includes high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Speech Impairments
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Jarrett, Robin L.; Coba-Rodriguez, Sarai – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The transition to kindergarten is a critical milestone in children's lives, with implications for academic and future life success. The demographic family/parental variables of residence, social class, and race have been associated with children's adjustment to kindergarten. In particular, children growing up in families from urban, low-income…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Low Income Students, Kindergarten
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Dealey, Rhonda Peterson; Stone, Mark H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Play researchers and theorists have cautioned that children's early play is changing in a manner that is detrimental to their development. Meanwhile U.S. governmental pressures and increasingly higher standards for education are changing the landscape of kindergarten and early learning. This study investigates the relationship between children's…
Descriptors: Play, Leisure Time, School Readiness, Correlation
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Anderson, Darlene H.; Trinh, Scott M.; Caldarella, Paul; Hansen, Blake D.; Richardson, Michael J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Students who experience social withdrawal and anxiety (internalizing difficulties) are often overlooked in schools due to the covert nature of their symptoms. The literature lacks empirically supported preventive approaches for kindergarten students who are socially withdrawn and behind their peers in developing social skills. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Playground Activities, Interaction, Kindergarten, At Risk Students
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