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Baker, Megina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
An increase in the Dual Language Learner (DLL) population has led to a critical need for early childhood educators to understand how to best serve DLL children and their families. This article describes a qualitative multiple-case study that investigated specific teaching practices for DLLs in six community-nominated exemplary preschool classrooms…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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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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Wiseman, Angela M.; Vehabovic, Nermin; Jones, Jill S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In classrooms, reading and responding to literature has been identified as a powerful method for dealing with critical social issues, including bullying and racism. The purpose of this article is to analyze children's literature published from 1997 to 2017 that highlights the intersection of bullying and racism. Our article begins with a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Race, Racial Bias, Content Analysis
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Kambouri-Danos, Maria; Ravanis, Konstantinos; Jameau, Alain; Boilevin, Jean-Marie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's everyday activities enable them to learn some science even before entering preschool education and children bring these ideas with them when entering education settings. Some of these ideas, or else mental representations, may not be compatible with what is generally accepted by the scientific community. This paper presents the results…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preschool Education, Learning Processes, Water
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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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Schachter, Rachel E.; Gerde, Hope K.; Hatton-Bowers, Holly – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Engaging teachers of young children in effective in-service professional development is a critical component of establishing high quality early childhood education. However, not all professional development offerings are effective in imparting new knowledge, enhancing teacher practice, or improving child outcomes, making it difficult for teachers…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Child Development
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Pirskanen, Henna; Jokinen, Kimmo; Karhinen-Soppi, Anu; Notko, Marianne; Lämsä, Tiina; Otani, Midori; Meil, Gerardo; Romero-Balsas, Pedro; Rogero-García, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The transition to formal education is a critical transition in children's lives that has importance for socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. In the transition process, teachers are key players who work intensively with children and their families. This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of children´s socio-emotional behavior during…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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Ascetta, Kate; Harn, Beth; Durán, Lillian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This professional development (PD) study examined the effect of feedback type on changing preschool teachers' use of language enhancement strategies and language outcomes for children. We included 21 Head Start teachers and 107 children. We randomized classrooms to PD feedback condition: (a) self-reported or (b) observed use of strategies. All…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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McCollow, Meaghan M.; Hoffman, Holly H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During early childhood, practitioners and family members are often tasked with determining optimal approaches to support social skill development in young children with developmental disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings. Eight different evidence based approaches are highlighted (social narratives, scripting, pivotal response…
Descriptors: Social Development, Check Lists, Problem Solving, Video Technology
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Eadie, Patricia; Stark, Hannah; Niklas, Frank – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's language learning is shaped through the social contexts of children's earliest experiences at home and in early childhood education settings with responsive caregivers. Facilitating high-quality interactions between early childhood educators and children affords opportunities to foster language rich exchanges and promote strong language…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie; Warrier, Sheela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A large amount of research has been conducted on play and in recent years the disappearance of play has been questioned (e.g., Brown in Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter? 2016; Ebbeck and Waniganayake in Play in early childhood education: learning in diverse contexts, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 2016).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Klvacek, Michelle L.; Monroe, Eula E.; Wilcox, Brad; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Morrison, Timothy G. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Dyad reading is a modified version of the Neurological Impress Method in which a lead reader and an assisted reader sit side by side and read aloud a shared text in unison. This cooperative peer-assisted reading strategy has been shown to be effective in helping English-proficient and English-learning children. What is unclear is how dyad reading…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, English Language Learners, Reading Instruction
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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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Fraivillig, Judith L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Understanding place value is a critical and foundational competency for elementary mathematics. Classroom teachers who endeavor to promote place-value development adopt a variety of established practices to varying degrees of effectiveness. In parallel, researchers have validated models of how young children acquire place-value understanding.…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Computation, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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