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Kennedy, Laura M.; Oviatt, Rae L.; De Costa, Peter I. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the inherent value of refugee youth's diverse and powerful linguistic and cultural capital, this case study adds to the growing body of research regarding refugee youth's intersecting identities and multiliteracies by exploring (1) how youth who have settled in the American Midwest as refugees express their emerging notions of identity…
Descriptors: Refugees, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Capital, Multiple Literacies
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Kim, So Jung; Song, An; Lee, Guang-Lea; Bach, Amy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This qualitative case study explores the intersection of multimedia, bilingualism, and culturally responsive practices by examining the responses that children of Korean descent have to animated folktales and the discussions about traditional cultural values that they sparked. Data were collected over 5 months in a classroom for children of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Multimedia Materials, Bilingualism
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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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Cheatham, Gregory A.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
Parent-teacher communication and partnerships are important in children's early years. This study compared goal setting, conducted in English, during Head Start parent-teacher conferences with native Spanish speaking, Latino bilingual, and native English speaking parents and their children's teachers. To understand conference goal-setting…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Early Childhood Education, Behavioral Objectives, Cohort Analysis
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Parsons, Amy; Howe, Nina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
Preschool boys' pretense and coconstruction of shared meanings during two play sessions (superhero and generic toys) were investigated with 58 middle-class boys ("M" age = 54.95 mos.). The frequency of dyadic pretense and the coconstruction of shared meanings in the play were coded. The frequency of pretense did not vary across the two…
Descriptors: Males, Play, Toys, Preschool Children
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Lopez, Lisa M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
The developmental progression hypothesis for phonological awareness states that children perform better on lower level tasks and has been addressed mainly in the literature with children beginning at age 5. In addition, there has been a limited amount of research done regarding the performance of dual-language learners younger than age 5 on…
Descriptors: Phonology, Language Acquisition, Phonological Awareness, Bilingualism
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Puig, Victoria I. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This study was designed to gain insight into how early intervention (EI) services incorporate the cultural and linguistic resources of families and how EI professionals and families build partnerships with each other. Through observation and interview, the author looked deeply at the experiences of a small group of culturally and linguistically…
Descriptors: Expertise, Speech Communication, Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education
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Ro, Yeonsun Ellie; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2009
Through case study methodology, this study examined how a second-generation bilingual child developed his two languages and associated literacies, the role of the parents' and child's goals as well as the family's daily effort to attain those goals, and the influences of environmental, social, and cultural factors. Based on sociocultural…
Descriptors: Participant Observation, Oral Language, Attendance, Cultural Influences
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Ryan, Andrew M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
Three meta-analytic studies have shown that bilingual education is an effective method for teaching students who are English language learners. However, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of bilingual education in preschool. This study used multiple years of data from the Manchester (New Hampshire) Even Start program and relevant…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Program Effectiveness
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Davidson, Rosalind G.; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1986
Assesses the performance of bilingual children on two language tasks in both the children's languages in order to determine whether the profile of skills in the first language was replicated in the second language. (HOD)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Definitions
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Vernon, Sofia, A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Compared the early literacy development of English-speaking preschoolers and kindergartners to that of Spanish-speaking children. Subjects wrote at least six words and one sentence, then interpreted their own productions. Found that syllabic writings in English-speaking children were like those of Spanish speakers; found differences in how…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Child Development, Comparative Analysis, Emergent Literacy
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Quintero, Elizabeth; Huerta-Macias, Ana – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1995
Examined the relationship between literacy development and sociocultural aspects. Identified some cognitive processes in biliteracy acquisition through categorizing children's work according to Piaget's active learner categories that show learners constructing knowledge for different purposes. Results suggest that these cognitive processes are…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Development
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Bergen, Doris – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1995
Comments on the articles presented in this issue, discussing factors that influence the climate for learning. Ways that beliefs, past experiences, and cultural competence of adults may influence their ability to work collaboratively and support children's collaborative work are discussed, as are the effects of various adult interaction styles on…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Development