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Ilari, Beatriz – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This article examines everyday musical practices and their connections to young children's learning and development, in and through music. It begins with a discussion of music learning in early childhood as a form of participation and levels of intention in learning. Next, conceptions of child that have dominated early childhood music education…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Music Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Participation
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Allar, Ishonté; Jones, Emily; Bulger, Sean – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Quality teacher-child interactions are characteristic of effective classrooms resulting in benefits for all children, but may be particularly important for children from low-income families. The purpose of this study was to explore the perception of Illinois Head Start teachers related to how "I am Moving, I am Learning" (IMIL) could…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ebbeck, Marjory; Warrier, Sheela; Goh, Mandy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The paper discusses some research findings in Singapore that investigated if a relationships-based curriculum extended the active involvement of the infants, toddlers, and young children (up to the age of three) in their learning. Using a relationships-based curriculum, a study conducted over a year involved the use of a well-tested, traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Toddlers, Young Children
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Schmitt, Sara A.; Lewis, Kendra M.; Duncan, Robert J.; Korucu, Irem; Napoli, Amy R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Children from low-income families are at greater risk for poor social-emotional development and physical health and may be in need of intervention. This study examined the extent to which the "Positive Action" ("PA") preschool lessons improved low-income children's social-emotional competence and health behaviors. Mixed…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Health Behavior, Social Development, Emotional Development
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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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Chu, Szu-Yin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Self-determination is vital to the successful transition of youths with disabilities into adult life; however, this ability does not emerge without these skills being fostered during the early years of childhood. On the basis of the survey proposed by Palmer and Summers (Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education Goal 2: U. S.…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Foreign Countries
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Bingham, Gary E.; Quinn, Margaret F.; McRoy, Kyla; Zhang, Xiao; Gerde, Hope K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Despite the importance of early writing development to children's school success, research documents that early childhood teachers spend little time actively supporting children's writing development in preschool classrooms. This article provides a framework for integrating writing experiences across the early childhood curriculum. Practical…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Play, Learning Activities
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Hart Barnett, Juliet – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Research demonstrates young children with autism and other developmental disabilities can benefit from participation in play activities with peers. Play provides opportunities to increase social skills across developmental domains in an integrated manner and provides opportunities to develop a sense of belonging and friendship; these goals…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Teachers
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Altun, Dilek – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Oral language provides a foundation for reading comprehension. Story comprehension is a fundamental oral language skill; it covers making inferences, identifying main ideas, monitoring, perspective-taking, and applying working memory capacity. Complex reasoning and perspective-taking are key factors in deep reading comprehension. Preliterate…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Inferences, Language Skills
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Movahedazarhouligh, Sara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Play is a critical milestone that contributes to the learning and development of young children in multiple ways and is essential to their well-being. Play is also considered as a central component to promote school readiness and incorporates pre-literacy, language and numeracy skills. However, play deficits seem to be acutely apparent in…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, School Readiness
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Dominguez, Stefanie; Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Little research has been conducted on the play of children of very low English proficiency within English-speaking preschool classrooms. In the present investigation, we recorded and described the naturalistic free play of four dual language learners (DLLs) and compared their interactions to those of four English-speaking children. Units of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, English (Second Language)
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Romo, Gemma; Jeon, Hyun-Joo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Video is one way to promote, and help families understand, the transition to kindergarten. The present study explored the experiences of parents with transition-to-kindergarten videos. Four videos, in English and Spanish with accompanying information sheets in English and Spanish, targeted parents for transitioning to kindergarten. There were a…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Adjustment, Video Technology, English
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Timmons, Kristy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Teachers incorporate information from various sources as they form their academic expectations for students. The student record of prior achievement is the most salient factor that educators use to form their expectations for children's achievement. Research on the factors that influence educator expectations has primarily focused on the ways…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Alan, Ümran; Erdogan, Serap – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Although the importance of nature of science (NOS) instruction for learners as young as kindergartners is emphasised in a great number of documents and studies, very little research has been conducted in early childhood contexts. Thus, researchers are still not able to see a comprehensive picture of young children's understandings of NOS. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Kindergarten, Developmental Stages
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Sak, Ramazan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study compares the job satisfaction, job burnout and organizational cynicism of 233 early childhood teachers, 141 female and 92 male, with special attention to gender differences. Data were collected using a personal information form, Job Satisfaction Scale, Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey and Organizational Cynicism Scale, and the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Job Satisfaction, Burnout
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