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Neumann, Michelle M.; Finger, Glenn; Neumann, David L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
As we progress in the 21st century, children learn to become proficient readers and writers of both digital and non-digital texts. Knowledge, skills, and understandings of literacy emerge through sociocultural interactions with non-digital tools (e.g., paper-printed books) and digital tools (e.g., touch screen tablets). However, debate is ongoing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Electronic Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Bullying is a serious problem that affects the young children's well being. Early childhood educators find it difficult to manage bullying in the classroom. Preschool is the first environment outside of the home setting where children encounter difficulties when they socially interact with their peers. Based on the principles of protecting and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Early Childhood Education, Well Being
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Valente, Joseph Michael – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
In this article, I demonstrate how hybrid language practices allow for children to make use of their full linguistic repertoire in negotiating the social and communicative demands of the school environment (Axelrod in "Early Child Educ J," p 1-8, 2014). I argue that the unusual case of classe LSF and École Maternelle Gabriel Sajus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Bilingual Education, Kindergarten
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Gregg, Katy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Children with communication disorders may express frustrations through challenging behaviors such as aggressive behaviors and social withdrawal. Challenging behaviors may lead to difficulties with building social competencies including emotional regulation and peer engagement. Individualized planning of functional goals for children with…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Child Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Hamilton, Michelle; Liu, Ting; ElGarhy, Sayed – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between motor competence and BMI in Hispanic preschool children from low SES backgrounds. One hundred and forty-eight Hispanic low SES preschool children (male = 81, female = 67 participated in this study. All children were measured on gross and fine motor competence using the Peabody…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Psychomotor Skills, Low Income Groups, Hispanic American Students
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Sharkins, Kimberly A.; Leger, Sarah E.; Ernest, James M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Early childhood poverty is a prevalent social issue, both in the United States and in the wider international community. It has been well established that factors associated with poverty, including familial income and parental education level, can negatively affect children's language and cognitive development, which can result in academic…
Descriptors: Mothers, Depression (Psychology), Poverty, Language Acquisition
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Lee, Boh Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Fifteen toddlers (2- to 3-years old, nine boys and six girls) in a university preschool classroom were observed for 7 months while spending time with books during transition time, between story time and lunch. This qualitative case study investigated the ways that teachers can facilitate toddlers' reading habits by providing literacy opportunities…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Case Studies, Toddlers, Story Reading
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Thulin, Susanne; Redfors, Andreas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article reports on student preschool teachers' views of science and its role in preschool. Three cohorts of students have been given a written questionnaire with open-ended questions before and after a one-semester course including science (specifically Chemistry and Physics) in a 3.5-year preschool teacher programme in Sweden. The science…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teacher Education
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Xu, Tingting; Nerren, Jannah S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Attitudes and biases toward body size perceived as fat and body size perceived as thin are present in young children (Cramer and Steinwert in "J Appl Dev Psychol" 19(3):429-451, 1998; Worobey and Worobey in "Body Image" 11:171-174, 2014). However, the information children have regarding body size and ways to modify body size…
Descriptors: Young Children, Body Height, Body Weight, Human Body
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Hall, Anna H.; Matthew Boyer, D.; Beschorner, Elizabeth A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article describes a dual-case study that was conducted to examine the effects of The Tools Approach on kindergarten students' use of and interest in informational text. Children in one teacher's kindergarten classroom during two subsequent years participated in a writing intervention which included learning about text features, conducting…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Use Studies, Nonfiction, Case Studies
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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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Ness, Molly – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore the use of picture walks in narrative and informational text as a method to encourage question generation. This article overviews the instructional benefits of having students generate their own questions before, during, and after reading. Featured are two classrooms where students pose questions through…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Nonfiction, Narration, Teaching Methods
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Cumming, Tamara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Researchers are increasingly recognising the connections between early childhood educators' well-being and their capacity for providing high quality education and care. The past five years have seen an intensification of research concerning early childhood educators' well-being. However, fragmentation along conceptual, contextual and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Liang, Xiaoting – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigated the extent to which preschool teachers and children (ages 4-6) used literal and inferential language within the context of whole-group instruction in four kindergarten classrooms in Hong Kong. A total of 20 sessions of videotaped classroom observations of linguistic interactions between teachers and children were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Israelashvili, Moshe – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
An accurate and agreed upon evaluation of preschoolers' behavior is crucial for young children's positive development. This study explores possible cultural differences in cross-informants' evaluations. The premise is that informants who are from different cultures tend to give different evaluations of preschoolers' adjustment and/or that the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation
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