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Chen, Jennifer J.; Li, Hui; Wang, Jing-ying – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The Project Approach has been promoted in Hong Kong kindergartens since the 1990s. However, the dynamic processes and underlying mechanisms involved in the teachers' implementation of this pedagogical method there have not yet been fully investigated. This case study of one typical kindergarten in Hong Kong documented how and why eight teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Preschool Teachers
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Määttä, Elina; Mykkänen, Arttu; Järvelä, Sanna – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate children's self- and social perceptions of success to identify how success could be promoted in a classroom context. Using a participatory approach, this study explored children's subjective experiences with success in 41 learning situations selected by researchers (Phase 1: self-perceptions) and 48…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Casbergue, Renée M.; Bedford, April Whatley; Burstein, Karen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Use of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is increasing across the United States as an important indicator of the quality of programs for young children. Professional development is required to facilitate teachers' understanding of the instructional behaviors upon which they will be judged. This study investigated the use of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Educational Assessment, Teaching Methods
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Kidd, Julie K.; Carlson, Abby G.; Gadzichowski, K. Marinka; Boyer, Caroline E.; Gallington, Debbie A.; Pasnak, Robert – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
A test of the effectiveness of patterning instruction was conducted with 140 first-graders. First, 383 first-graders from 20 classes were screened on a patterning test. The eight in each class who scored worst were given individual 15-minute lessons on patterning or reading or mathematics or social studies three times weekly for a period of 6 1/2…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Guerrero, Shannon M.; Palomaa, Kimberly – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
In an attempt to further understand connections between children's proficiency and development with single- and multidigit addition, this study investigated the conceptualizations and solution strategies of 26 first-graders presented with several single-digit, multiple addend addition problems. The changes in students' solution strategies over the…
Descriptors: Student Development, Arithmetic, Teaching Methods, Grade 1
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This article describes a year-long study, involving three teachers and 13 children (nine boys and four girls), that examined the impact of instructional practices on student achievement in a voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) class. A variety of data were collected: standardized measures, observations, and interviews. The qualitative data revealed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Bicais, Jeanette; Correia, Manuel G. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
Children from linguistically and culturally diverse homes are faced with the ongoing challenge of performing well academically. Research suggests that children perform better when academic tasks are meaningful and culturally relevant. This study examines the ways in which English language learners claim their home and peer cultures in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods, Childrens Writing
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Foulger, Teresa S.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
Results from this study suggest teachers believe technology may provide English language learners (ELLs) an advantage in developing writing skills. Using a theoretical framework by Hadaway, Vardell, and Young (2002) citing seven teacher practices that support the writing of ELL students when writing processes are embedded in real-world activities,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Projects, Role Models, Writing (Composition)
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Boyer, Wanda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
This research examines 480 current event-explanation units using the CAVE technique (Schulman, Castellon, & Seligman, 1989) to note the relationship between positive and negative explanatory style and achievement of prospective early childhood and upper elementary female teachers. This study found a significant positive relationship between…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers, Females, Teaching Methods
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Parker, Audra; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
What teachers believe and the practices in which they engage are often not consistent, as they face accountability demands and a return to more structured approaches. Data were collected from 34 kindergarten teachers on their beliefs about instructional practice and the forces that shape the education. Findings indicated that regardless of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Stages
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La Paro, Karen M.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Pianta, Robert C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
This study examines the classroom experiences of 192 children followed longitudinally from kindergarten to 1st grade. Time-sampled observations of children were conducted to compare learning formats, teaching activities, and children's engagement in activities between kindergarten and 1st grade. Classroom observations also were conducted to…
Descriptors: Child Responsibility, Grade 1, Kindergarten, Longitudinal Studies
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Nelson, Regena Fails – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine how young children's homes and preschool programs influence kindergarten achievement by being "ready environments." Ready environments provide opportunities for cognitive and social growth through culturally and developmentally appropriate activities, interactions, and materials. This study used…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Learning Activities
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Sheehan, Robert – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1992
Summarizes and reviews six studies published in this issue. Emphasizes the teaching methods recommended by each study and the ways in which the studies affirm several assumptions that guide early childhood teaching practices. (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education