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Lim, Seongmi; Cho, Moon-Heum – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although educators see the potential of mobile documentation as a tool to enhance communication between children and parents in early childhood, very little empirical research has been conducted on how parents use it. The purpose of this survey study was to investigate parents' use of mobile documentation in a Reggio Emilia-inspired school.…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Parent Attitudes, Telecommunications
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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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Polly, Drew; Wang, Chuang; Martin, Christie; Lambert, Richard; Pugalee, David; Middleton, Catherina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the influence of a professional development project about an internet-based mathematics formative assessment tool and related pedagogies on primary teachers' instruction and student achievement. Teachers participated in 72¬†h of professional development during the year. Descriptive statistics and multivariate analyses of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Students
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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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Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Read-alouds play an important role in young children's literacy development. Teacher education programs include read-alouds as part of balanced literacy instruction and many preservice teachers are required to read aloud to others in their teacher education programs. There are many excellent resources teacher educators may use to help preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills