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Yoon, Haeny S.; Templeton, Tran Nguyen – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Haeny Yoon and Tran Nguyen Templeton explore the challenges of listening to children in both classrooms and research that purports to center young children. Through two stories from their respective studies, Yoon and Templeton highlight the complexities of following children's leads given the competing agendas situating…
Descriptors: Listening, Young Children, Adults, Childrens Attitudes
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Mulvihill, Naomi – Harvard Educational Review, 2014
In this essay Naomi Mulvihill uses vignettes from her bilingual kindergarten classroom to explore the dynamic processes by which young children make sense of language, focusing on instances in which she asks her students to compare texts presented in English and Spanish. Using Piaget's concept of disequilibrium as a guiding framework,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Bilingual Education, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Paley, Vivian Gussin – Harvard Educational Review, 2011
In this "Voices Inside Schools" essay, Vivian Gussin Paley brings us into Derek's kindergarten classroom using her characteristic style of listening and recounting from the child's perspective. With delicacy and insight, she reveals the small but significant moments that occur alongside the planned curriculum to illustrate how children author…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Classroom Environment
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Katch, Hannah; Katch, Jane – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
In this Voices Inside Schools essay, Hannah Katch and Jane Katch reflect on gender roles and how they are enacted in the classroom. When Timothy, a student in Jane's kindergarten class, refuses to count himself as one of the boys during a math lesson, Jane begins a conversation about social constructions of gender with her daughter, Hannah.…
Descriptors: Sex Role, Young Children, Kindergarten, Gender Issues
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Hibel, Jacob; Faircloth, Susan C.; Farkas, George – Harvard Educational Review, 2008
In this article, Jacob Hibel, Susan Faircloth, and George Farkas investigate the persistent finding that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students are overrepresented in special education. Using data from the kindergarten cohort of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, the authors compare the third-grade special education placement rate…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Student Placement, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Kliewer, Christopher; Fitzgerald, Linda May; Meyer-Mork, Jodi; Hartman, Patresa; English-Sand, Pat; Raschke, Donna – Harvard Educational Review, 2004
In this study, Christopher Kliewer, Linda Fitzgerald, Jodi Meyer-Mork, Patresa Hartman, Pat English-Sand, and Donna Raschke use ethnographic methods to explore literacy development in young children considered to have significant disabilities. The study settings included nine preschool and kindergarten classrooms across five programs, all of which…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Disabilities, Ethnography, Citizenship