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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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Nikolopoulou, Kleopatra; Akriotou, Despoina; Gialamas, Vasilis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
ICT is an effective tool which can support young children's reading skills in English as a foreign language (EFL), while teachers' perceptions influence their classroom practices; however, there is limited empirical evidence on students' perceptions on the use of ICT to enhance early reading skills in EFL. This study investigated early childhood…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, English Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Haslip, Michael J.; Allen-Handy, Ayana; Donaldson, Leona – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Character strengths such as love, kindness and forgiveness promote emotional health, positive relationships and enhanced well-being for children and adults. Yet little research has investigated how early childhood educators practice love, kindness and forgiveness at work, or how they observe these virtues in children. A strength-spotting…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Children, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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Syrjämäki, Marja; Pihlaja, Päivi; Sajaniemi, Nina K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This article focuses on the initiatives taken by children and the responses given by professional adults with regard to the pedagogy of enhancing peer interaction among diverse learners. The study took place in four integrated special groups of public early childhood education. In groups of this kind, typically developing children and those with…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Interaction, Early Childhood Education, Special Education
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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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Whitmore, Kathryn F.; Angleton, Christie; Pruitt, Jennifer; Miller-Crumes, Shauntá – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Research increasingly recognizes the importance of social emotional and embodied learning in early childhood, and yet few studies provide early childhood researchers and teachers with tools for documenting and interpreting the meanings made in these languages. At the same time, many early childhood teachers in Reggio Emilia-inspired programs and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Visual Learning, Reggio Emilia Approach
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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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Kirnan, Jean; Ventresco, Nina E.; Gardner, Thomas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
An initiative in which therapy dogs were integrated into a school-wide reading curriculum was analyzed to determine the effect on student reading in the program's second year. Prior research on the first year of this specific program (Kirnan et al. in "Early Child Educ J" 44(6):637-651) demonstrated improvement in reading scores only for…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Kindergarten
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Mohr, Kathleen A. J.; Juth, Stephanie M.; Kohlmeier, Theresa L.; Schreiber, Kayleen E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The field of neuroscience is now providing research findings about how the bilingual brain functions that can be used to promote richer and more successful dual-language development. This article summarizes recent research, then provides practical applications for parents and teachers of emergent bilinguals. Key understandings about how the brain…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Brain, Bilingual Students, Neurosciences
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Leavy, Aisling; Hourigan, Mairead – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Growing awareness of the importance of education in the early years has led professional organizations and policy makers to consider the effectiveness of mathematics education for young children. Factors such as educational environments, early years curricula and teacher education are some of the many aspects that have been examined. This paper…
Descriptors: Young Children, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Lisenbee, Peggy S.; Ford, Carol M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Traditional and digital storytelling is a powerful literacy tool which engage students in making connections between pedagogy and academic content. Definitions of traditional and digital storytelling, pedagogical methods aligned with curriculum standards, and examples of literacy centers associated with storytelling in early childhood classrooms…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Definitions
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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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Jasmin, Emmanuelle; Gauthier, Anne; Julien, Marjorie; Hui, Caroline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This paper presents a synthesis of current knowledge about occupational therapy in preschools (for 3-6 year olds) in order to provide a better understanding of this field of practice and to guide the implementation or programming of this service. In the literature, occupational therapy in preschools has been documented mainly in the USA. Results…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Preschool Children, Outcomes of Treatment, Response to Intervention
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Habók, Anita; Babarczy, Anna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The paper discusses children' attitudes towards school and learning soon after entering primary school in Hungary. First and second grade primary school students (N = 33) were interviewed. The interviews explored the following questions: What are the teachers' and the children's roles in the classroom? What is learning? Where do children learn?…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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