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Poulou, M. S.; Bassett, H. H.; Denham, S. A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Teachers are important socializers and provide students with experiences to further promote their social-emotional competences or shift their pathways towards emotional and behavioral difficulties. These experiences may vary depending on teachers' perceptions of their own emotional intelligence (EI) and beliefs about social and emotional learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Wang, Xinxin; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
An increasing number of parents in China are enrolling their preschool children in after-school programs provided by private, for-profit early learning centers. This study used a qualitative approach to explore how teachers in these centers understood and implemented play and play-based curricula. Data were collected by examining the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers
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Lamorey, Suzanne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The home visiting component of early childhood education programs provides an important portal through which to observe family interactions as well as gain insights about the ethnotheories of the home visitor. Home visits were videotaped in the United States and in Turkey to analyze training and program effectiveness. One striking feature of this…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Influences, Video Technology
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Shimpi, Priya M.; Paik, Jae H.; Wanerman, Todd; Johnson, Rebecca; Li, Hui; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The current English-language research and educational program was driven by an initiative to create a more interactive, theme-based bilingual language education model for preschools in Chengdu, China. During a 2-week teacher education program centered at the Experimental Kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chengdu, China, a team of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Robinson, Sally; Howatson-Jones, Lioba – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Worldwide demographic change means that the responsibility for an aging population will fall to younger generations. This narrative literature review comprises an international examination of what has been published about children's views of older people between 1980 and 2011. Sixty-nine academic articles were inductively analyzed, and the…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Older Adults, Literature Reviews, History
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Beach, Sara Ann; Ward, Angela – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
As an aspect of the confluence between schooling and lived experiences, children develop literate identities and build personal theories of literacy. The purpose of this study was to explore the construction or children's literate identity in different contexts. Four children, two from Canada and two from the United States, were interviewed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Context Effect
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Cobb, Jeanne B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This study utilized a qualitative, interpretative, analytic technique based on image-based research. This descriptive study was designed to investigate children's perceptions of "good readers" as portrayed in their representational drawings. Children in grades kindergarten through 6, 156 total, in 14 schools in a small, rural school…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Reading Ability, Children, Reading
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Ernest, James M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
Educational policy is often developed using a top-down approach. Recently, there has been a concerted shift in policy for educators to develop programs and research proposals that evolve from "scientific" studies and focus less on their intuition, aided by professional wisdom. This article analyzes several national and international…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Research Proposals, Educational Policy, Program Development
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Dixon-Krauss, Lisbeth; Januszka, Cynthia M.; Chae, Chan-Ho – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
This study reports the construction of the Dialogic Reading Inventory (DRI), a tool for assessing a parent and child's storybook reading behaviors. Twenty-three parent-child dyads participated in the study. The Adult-Child Interactive Reading Inventory (DeBruin-Parecki, 1999) items were grouped into four categories and revised to reflect current…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Test Items, Early Reading, Phonological Awareness
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Han, Heejeong Sophia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
This study was conducted with White American kindergarten teachers from a southeast region of the United States to examine their beliefs about culture and social competence. Overall, from a sociocultural perspective, these teachers had limited understanding of young children's social competence and showed varying degrees of cultural knowledge for…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Attitudes
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Putman, Michael; Walker, Carolyn – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
The current focus on measurable reading achievement in clearly defined areas, such as fluency and comprehension, has resulted in reduced attention toward motivation and affect in relation to literacy learning. However, motivation is a significant component within literacy instruction due to the link between motivation and action. It is important…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Informal Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Motivation
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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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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This issue highlights six distinct studies. The first study examines the inclusion of literacy props and teacher mediation on the literacy behaviors of young children. The second explores the relationship of amount of talk, diversity of talk, and complexity of talk on the language acquisition of young preschool children who are learning a second…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, School Readiness, Teacher Behavior, Toddlers
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Corden, Roy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The purpose of this collaborative schools-university study was to investigate how the explicit instruction of literary devices during designated literacy sessions could improve the quality of children's narrative writing. A guiding question for the study was: Can children's writing can be enhanced by teachers drawing attention to the literary…
Descriptors: Writing Improvement, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Writing (Composition), Children
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Tirella, Linda Grey; Chan, Wilma; Miller, Laurie C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
More than 230,000 children have been adopted from other countries by American parents since 1989, including more than 72,000 from Eastern Europe. Many arrive with growth and development delays, and medical problems. Yet, little is known about the long-term outcomes for these children. Therefore, we assessed long-term developmental,…
Descriptors: Adoption, Children, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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