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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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Richter, Mechthild; Popa-Roch, Maria; Clément, Céline – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The transition from primary to secondary school is a sensitive phase in the life of a child, especially within vulnerable groups such as children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD characteristics, such as the refusal to change or social interaction difficulties, present challenges to the transition not only for the students themselves, but…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Wiseman, Angela M.; Jones, Jill S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This article examines how bullying is portrayed within children's picturebooks published in the last 20 years. Two overarching questions guide this research: (a) How is bullying defined and portrayed in children's picturebooks published from 1997-2017? (b) What are specific features/qualities in picturebooks about bullying published from…
Descriptors: Bullying, Picture Books, Content Analysis, Victims
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Totenhagen, Casey J.; Hawkins, Stacy Ann; Casper, Deborah M.; Bosch, Leslie A.; Hawkey, Kyle R.; Borden, Lynne M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Low retention in the child care workforce is a persistent challenge that has been associated with negative outcomes for children, staff, and centers. This article reviews the empirical literature, identifying common correlates or predictors of retention for child care workers. Searches were conducted using several databases, and articles that…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Persistence
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Laborda Castillo, Leopoldo; Sotelsek Salem, Daniel; Sarr, Leopold Remi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
In this article, the authors analyze the effect of poverty, social exclusion, and child labor on out-of-school rates for female children. This empirical study is based on a dynamic panel model for a sample of 216 countries over the period 1970 to 2010. Results based on the generalized method of moments (GMM) of Arellano and Bond (1991) and the…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Isolation, Child Labor, Females
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Istead, Laura; Shapiro, Bonnie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This article presents a review of current research used to shape and guide an investigation into the nature of the influence of children as agents of intergenerational learning in environmental studies. Five children and their mothers were interviewed regarding their views about children's influences on parent and family eco-knowledge and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Intergenerational Programs, Literature Reviews, Children
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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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Buell, Martha J.; Cassidy, Deborah J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2001
Describes how chaos theory can be used to understand the nature of quality in early care and education settings. Reviews research on quality and quality initiatives, noting challenges to such quality enhancement initiatives. Details an application of the tenets of chaos theory to early care and educational settings, and includes recommendations…
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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Kim, Jinyoung – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2000
Reviews literature to describe young children's pitch-matching accuracy and vocal range, and outlines developmentally appropriate practice. Identifies internal and external influences on pitch-matching accuracy and vocal range. Suggests that children's musical development should be considered in a dynamic way and that what is called…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Development, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1998
The focus of this article on play training (when adults intervene in informal but purposeful ways in preschool children's spontaneous, symbolic play) is not on whether it works, but on why it works. A theoretical framework for examining adult/child play interactions, which reconciles diverse perspectives in the literature, is presented.…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Child Development, Dramatic Play, Educational Theories
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Steffe, Leslie P. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Introduces the idea of using computer microworlds--interactive software for exploration of specific concepts--for mathematics education, the theme of this issue's articles. Discusses their development and the advantages of their use. Suggests that they can be successfully used for interactive teaching or for interpreting mathematics textbooks,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Walberg, Herbert J.; Hulsebosch, Patricia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1987
Discusses the need for evaluating the efficiency of early childhood education programs. Presents a model of educational productivity that specifies nine chief factors which require optimization to increase affective, behavioral, and cognitive learning. (Author/RWB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education
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Mindes, Gayle – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1996
Notes that holistic approaches to learning through play may not be universally effective with all children. Reviews studies in this journal issue, noting the absence of socioeconomic status as a variable, and questions raised by their results in the context of applying them to increasingly diverse populations. (HTH)
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Research Problems, Social Development
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Chen, Jie-Qi; Goldsmith, Lynn T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1991
Reviews the research comparing the social and behavioral characteristics of only children and children with siblings in China. Results are mixed, and many of the studies are seen as having methodological flaws. (BB)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Chinese, Chinese Culture
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1988
Discusses the cognitive behavior of young children as it applies to the concept of cognitive styles. Encompasses the field-dependence-independence dimension of cognitive style theory and the intellectual aspects and modifiability of cognitive style. (RJC)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Field Dependence Independence, Intelligence Tests, Learning Processes
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