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Cho, Hyonsuk; Wang, X. Christine; Christ, Tanya – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
When young refugee English language learners (ELLs) start formal schooling in the United States, the social-emotional learning (SEL) appropriate for the U.S. school context may be especially unfamiliar to them. By interviewing six elementary school teachers, this exploratory study examined how teachers describe refugee ELLs' social-emotional…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Refugees, English Language Learners
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Gambrell, Linda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The current research examined age differences and developmental aspects associated with children's early motivation to read at the beginning and the end of the school year for 119 Hebrew speakers in kindergarten and 1st grade. Analyses showed that overall motivation to read was higher among 1st-graders than among kindergartners. In addition,…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Kindergarten, Young Children, Grade 1
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Jarrett, Robin L.; Coba-Rodriguez, Sarai – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Researchers are increasingly focusing on the home-based parental involvement experiences of low-income, African American families with young children. These studies document the positive ways that parental involvement can promote the school readiness of preschoolers who are at risk of not being ready for kindergarten. In light of the paucity of…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Low Income Groups, African Americans
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Tao, Si Si; Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Yiu, Hau Ming – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigates mothers' expectations of and experiences with parental involvement during the transition to primary school. The participants were 20 mothers of children attending 10 kindergartens in Hong Kong. Individual interviews were conducted 3 months before and 3 months after their children entered their primary schools. As they had…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Adjustment, Expectation, Mothers
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Reilly, Monique S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Using structural equation modeling, this study found that prior reading skill was significantly associated with children's reported physical activity levels, which was in turn significantly associated with English language arts (ELA) and math achievement, among 526 3rd-grade students. The New York City Metropolitan area students completed the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Jiang, Yong; Li, Peiwei; Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigated the relationships between perceived teacher empowerment, job satisfaction, and organizational climate among 206 randomly sampled kindergarten teachers in Shanghai, China. Chinese versions of the School Participant Empowerment Scale, the Teacher Work Satisfaction Survey, and the Organizational Climate Scale were validated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Empowerment
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Firstater, Esther – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the obstacles to information and communication technology (ICT) implementation in the kindergarten environment through exploring the beliefs of kindergarten teachers. Thirty Israeli kindergarten teachers participated in semistructured interviews. Their content analysis revealed three main obstacle-related…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Children living in poverty frequently enter kindergarten lacking critical cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills, and this gap predictably widens through 12th grade. Several researchers have developed intervention programs intended to close the academic gap by building foundational curricular skills. These interventions may not be the…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Englehardt, Joanna; Brown, Christopher P. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Policymakers' neoliberal education reforms, which define education through economic rather than democratic principles, continue to promote the integration of mobile devices into early childhood classrooms to provide students with new learning opportunities while preparing them for the job market. Although many schools have begun integrating such…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Timmons, Kristy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This research examines the influence of educator and child expectations on children's self-regulation, early reading, and vocabulary outcomes over two time points. Thirty educators (15 early childhood educators [ECEs] and 15 teachers) and 149 kindergarten children participated in the research. The educators participated in an expectation ranking…
Descriptors: Expectation, Kindergarten, Self Management, Early Reading
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Kerschen, Keith; Cooper, Sandi; Shelton, Ryann; Scott, Lakia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This article examined the impact of a math-intensive summer academy for rising kindergartners (N = 17) enrolled in an elementary school with low socioeconomic populations. The program was designed to support student understanding of early number concepts. The research plan included the administration of the Texas Early Mathematics Inventory:…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Summer Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Kindergarten
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Kirk, Gill; Jay, Jenny – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examined how teachers support kindergarten children's social and emotional development in everyday contexts. It used an ethnographic qualitative mode of enquiry, employing participant observations and semi-structured and structured interviews to examine the ways teachers optimize opportunities for supporting kindergarten children's…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Usai, Maria Carmen; Viterbori, Paola; Traverso, Laura – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This longitudinal study aimed to identify specific executive function (EF) profiles in 5-year-old children and to examine the association between these profiles and later math achievement. Six EF measures were administered to 175 children who were then tested in Grades 1 and 3 on math tasks. Using a cluster analysis, four EF profiles were…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 1, Grade 3
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Puccioni, Jaime – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The current study uses nationally representative data drawn from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) to estimate a structural equation model that examines the associations among parents' academic and behavior-oriented school readiness beliefs, home- and school-based parental involvement, and children's academic achievement…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Children, Surveys, Longitudinal Studies
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Leung, Suzannie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates teachers' beliefs about early visual arts education and implementation in kindergartens through an exploratory study involving 33 teachers in one whole- and one half-day kindergarten. Six classrooms were observed with their teachers participating in subsequent semistructured interviews. Although surveyed teachers reported…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Visual Arts, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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