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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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Edwards, Carolyn Pope; Cline, Keely; Gandini, Lella; Giacomelli, Alga; Giovannini, Donatella; Galardini, Annalia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
The progressive educational systems of some regions of Italy are becoming increasingly recognized by educators and researchers seeking insight into diverse educational approaches from the international community. This article represents a case study of Filastrocca ("Nursery Rhyme"), a preschool in the Tuscan city of Pistoia. Filastrocca…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Childrens Literature
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Cameron, Catherine Ann; Pinto, Giuliana – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2009
A Day in the Life is an interdisciplinary study of thriving 2-year-old girls and their families in diverse communities around the globe. We understand development to be active participation in cultural systems of practice, and examine children's interactions with their caregivers, other companions, and the environment. We focus upon children…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Females
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Katz, Laurie; Galbraith, Jeanne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
There is an increasing need to address children's social development in the midst of academic initiatives for early childhood curricula. A study was conducted to make visible and support children's social interactions within inclusive preschool classrooms through documentation from the Reggio Emilia approach. Findings demonstrated that children's…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Social Development, Reggio Emilia Approach, Children