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Adams, Gary; Cathers, Steve; Swezey, James; Haskins, Tara – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This article is a response to "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS): A Tool for Evaluating Student Learning?" by Kamii and Manning (2005). The intent of their study was to evaluate how DIBELS and a writing test predict reading achievement, which was measured by scores on the Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT) as well…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Writing Tests, Reading Tests, Emergent Literacy
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Manning, M. Lee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1998
Introduces this theme issue on middle childhood and early adolescence. Notes the importance of the 9- to 14-year-old developmental period and the need for research into these years. Suggests several research areas that need to be explored. (LPP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Developmental Stages, Early Adolescents, Preadolescents
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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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Silvern, Steven B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1989
Reviews contents of the Fall/Winter 1989 edition of JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. Topics include: differences in the psychosocial work environment of schools; possession and exchange of materials in Chinese and American preschools; primary education in Nigeria; exemplary grade 1 mathematics teaching; and priorities for kindergarten…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Preschool Education, Publications
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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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Silvern, Steven B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1987
Points out that electronic editing (or "page processing"), which is the process of using microcomputers in publishing manuscripts, reduces the need for communication between the editor and the printer. The result is savings in both time and money. (BB)
Descriptors: Editing, Electronic Publishing, Printing, Production Techniques
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Goldstein, Lisa S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1998
Argues that common understanding of "caring"--characterized by gentle smiles and warm hugs--obscures complexity and intellectual challenge of work with young children. Draws on feminist moral theory, specifically the ethic of care, to emphasize its deeply ethical, philosophical, and experiential roots. Highlights, through classroom…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Ethics, Feminism
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D'Ambrosio, Beatriz S.; Mewborn, Denise Spangler – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Comments on the Fraction Project presented in this same issue. Suggests that it has uncovered many implications for instruction. However, there are limitations as the proposed setting is restricted by the present school circumstances. Concludes that better learning will not come from finding better ways for teachers to instruct but from giving the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Olive, John – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Proposes a new model of children's mathematics by composing aspects of the Fraction Project and critiques presented in the same issue. Argues that computer microworlds provide children with dynamic learning environments in which they are the primary actors and teachers with a medium for interact with children's mathematics while trying to maintain…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Hyun, Eunsook; Marshall, J. Dan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1997
Introduces a recursive-based developmental theory of multiple/multiethnic perspective-taking ability for teachers' developmentally and culturally congruent pedagogy: a way to understand and facilitate growth in teachers' interpersonal pedagogical coordination for developmentally and culturally congruent teaching as "teaching for all…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Developmental Psychology, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Philosophy
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Steffe, Leslie P.; Wiegel, Heide G. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Uses the constructivist principle of active learning to explore the possibly essential elements in transforming a cognitive play activity into mathematical activity. Suggests that for such transformation to occur, cognitive play activity must involve operations of intelligence that, yield situations of mathematical schemes. Illustrates the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Kieren, Thomas E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Comments on the Fractions Project presented in this same issue. Discusses two major ideas: the construction of mathematics of children and its basis and playful actions as a basis for mathematical actions. Highlights the understanding of children's mathematical concepts and schemes as they grow and are organized in the context of computer…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Kaput, Jim – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Comments on the Fraction Project presented in this same issue. Examines the choice of appropriate perspectives on the phenomena induced and observed and the generalizability of the results. Investigates the phenomena as involving student attunement to constraints built into the computer-based learning environments and in terms of explicit…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Bergen, Doris – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
Comments on the articles presented in this issue with respect to their implications for classroom practices. Stresses that in this issue, the researchers describe how social context factors (such as adult viewpoints and adult-child interaction patterns) and physical context factors (such as variations in classroom space-time organization and…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Children, Day Care, Educational Environment
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