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Lee, Joohi; Junoh, Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Coding is defined as the "process of assigning a code (command/rule)" (http://Techopedia.com) that allows a machine or a person to act or move (McLennan, https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/feb2017/creating-coding-stories-and-games, 2017). Though machines operated by a coding system are common in children's everyday lives, there has…
Descriptors: Coding, Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods
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Ward, Sharon; Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the transference of an informational brochure elucidating the importance of developmentally appropriate practice, along with assessing the interplay between prior implicit beliefs about educating and raising children and the informational brochure. Participants included 210 college students who completed…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Printed Materials, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Rearing
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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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Tecce DeCarlo, Mary Jean; Grant, Allen; Lee, Vera J.; Neuman, Delia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This case study, part of a larger qualitative research project, involved 24 kindergarteners and their teacher in the design, development, and evaluation of a research project built around the I-LEARN model (Neuman, "Learning in information-rich environments: I-LEARN and the construction of knowledge in the 21st Century." Springer, New…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Technological Literacy, Models, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Walter, Melissa Clucas; Lippard, Christine N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
We examined changes in teachers' beliefs regarding developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) in 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 using data from the Head Start Family and Child Experience Survey. In addition, we examined how teacher education, credentials, and professional experience relate to beliefs about DAP and explored how these relationships…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Beliefs, Teacher Characteristics, Time Factors (Learning)
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Kemple, Kristen M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this article is to examine the nature of appropriate social studies education in the Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten years. The importance of social competence development as a basic foundation of the social studies in the early years of schooling is examined, with particular attention to the commonalities shared between goals and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship, Interpersonal Competence, Preschool Education
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Venetsanou, Fotini; Kambas, Antonis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Recent research evidence has revealed that Greek preschoolers' physical activity (PA) levels are not satisfactory. Taking into account the amount of time spent daily in preschool settings as well as the finding that preschool appears to be a significant predictor of children's PA, the aim of the present study is to provide an overview of the role…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Fowler, R. Clarke – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The field of early childhood education (ECE) is currently unable to reach consensus on the extent to which ECE should be based on child development. One manifestation of this situation is the dilemma that early educators purportedly face between teaching the whole child and the curriculum, between developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Standards
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Wood, Eileen; Grant, Amy K.; Gottardo, Alexandra; Savage, Robert; Evans, Mary Ann – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The primary goal of this research was to extend our understanding of the strengths and weaknesses inherent in online and offline early literacy software programs designed for young learners. A taxonomy of reading skills was used to contrast online software with offline closed system (compact disc) based programs with respect to number of skills…
Descriptors: Young Children, Courseware, Emergent Literacy, Comparative Analysis
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Cohen-Mimran, Ravit; Reznik-Nevet, Liron; Korona-Gaon, Sharon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of a small-group intervention based on the naturalistic approach on 220 children from 3-5 years of age. All kindergarten children received weekly sessions delivered by a SLP in collaboration with the kindergarten teacher. These sessions included various book related activities. Two…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Middle Class, Low Income Students, Socioeconomic Status
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Alford, Beverly L.; Rollins, Kayla B.; Padrón, Yolanda N.; Waxman, Hersh C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Researchers observed pre-kindergarten through second-grade public school classrooms, specifically noting child-centered and teacher-directed pedagogical approaches, by simultaneously examining: (a) student behavior and activities, (b) teacher instructional orientation and rationale, and (c) overall classroom environment. Dissimilar to previous…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Observation, Kindergarten, Preschool Education
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Kinzer, Cathy; Gerhardt, Kacie; Coca, Nicole – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Kindergarteners need access to blocks as thinking tools to develop, model, test, and articulate their mathematical ideas. In the current educational landscape, resources such as blocks are being pushed to the side and being replaced by procedural worksheets and academic "seat time" in order to address standards. Mathematics research…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods
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Kennedy, Adam S.; Lees, Anna T. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Video-based peer coaching and tiered supports were used to promote pre-service teachers' developmentally appropriate adult-child interactions during a semester-long learning module focusing on education, care, and early intervention for infants and toddlers. Undergraduate majors (n = 19) in their second year of an early childhood teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response), Video Technology
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Pyle, Angela; Bigelow, Ashley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
The benefits of play to children's development and academic learning are often discussed in the research. However, inconsistencies in definitions of play and differing perspectives concerning the purpose of play in educational settings make it challenging for teachers to determine how to productively integrate play-based pedagogies into their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Academic Standards
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Phillips, Eva C.; Sturm, Brian W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This study examines the illustrations and the texts of thirteen picture books for young children on the topic of preparing for and starting kindergarten to assess whether, and to what extent, they depict forty-nine criteria for developmentally appropriate kindergarten practice. Results show that the books vary in quality and coverage, but they are…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Illustrations
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