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Cline, Keely D.; Campbell, Luke; Mallon, Marissa; Taylor, Bradley – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine to what extent and in what ways teachers and families from an elementary school perceived the 2016 U.S. presidential election and subsequent presidency as influencing classrooms and children. Participants included 4 teachers and 10 families from the 2nd-6th grade classes. Teachers…
Descriptors: Elections, Correlation, Presidents, Case Studies
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Recchia, Susan L.; McDevitt, Seung Eun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Although child-rearing beliefs and practices vary widely across cultures, a dominant discourse on how to teach and care for young children undergirds most early childhood teacher education programs. In this qualitative multicase study, the authors explored the ways that immigrant preservice teachers negotiated their emerging teacher identities…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles
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Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui; Wang, Dan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines the effects of family involvement on the literacy gap between rural and urban Chinese primary students via mediation analysis. Altogether, 1080 students in Grades 1, 3, and 5 were randomly sampled from three urban and three rural primary schools from Shandong and Guizhou Provinces, representing eastern and western China,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Rural Urban Differences, Family Literacy, Parent Background
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Filipovic, Katarina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The purpose of this small-scale case study was to identify and analyze key patterns in terms of gender representation in children's books in one early childhood setting. Furthermore, this case study sought to understand the perspectives of early childhood educators on gender representation in children's books. The researcher employed multiple…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Childrens Literature, Case Studies, Young Children
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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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Faas, Daniel; Smith, Aimee; Darmody, Merike – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Childhood studies place emphasis on children's agency, their ability to understand their own world and act upon it. Children actively participate in meaningful social interactions in both formal and informal settings. Considering recent large-scale migration in Ireland, it is vital to understand how children interact in an increasingly diverse…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Interpersonal Relationship, Case Studies, Religious Education
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Bond, Vanessa L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to document one teacher's journey as he negotiated the role of music atelierista (music studio teacher) in a school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach (REA). Through the collection of qualitative data over a one-year time period and subsequent analysis, the author identified and described the…
Descriptors: Music, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Music Education
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Chhabra, Simmi; Bose, Kabita; Chadha, Neerja – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate perspectives of Early Childhood Educators (ECEds) about inclusion of Children With Special Needs (CWSN) by examining their attitudes, training needs, and inclusive practices used in the inclusive classroom. One hundred twenty-eight ECEds completed a questionnaire that included the Scale of Teachers'…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Improvement, Inclusion
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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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Ankrum, Julie; Genest, Maria; Morewood, Aimee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide a description of contrasting discourse patterns during small-group reading instruction. The authors report on case studies conducted in two 1st-grade classrooms in different school districts in Pennsylvania. Small-group reading instruction was observed over the course of one year in each classroom, and…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Small Group Instruction
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Hancock, Robin Elizabeth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
By the time many preschool-age African American children enter preschool, they have already been exposed to indicators that inform them of their "place" and their "worth" in the communities they frequent. There is a gap in the literature on the value of global education for African American children. This research is a study of…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Lanphear, Jacquelyn; Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
By utilizing inquiry processes, such as observing and questioning, young children learn to investigate and use evidence to evaluate information. Through intersubjectivity, or social collaboration and mutual focus, children coconstruct an understanding of the world. Children's inquiry and intersubjectivity were observed in a range of activities in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Children, Inquiry
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Moses, Lindsey; Serafini, Frank; Loyd, Stacy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
To fully consider the potential of informational texts to serve as mentor texts in the elementary classroom, the authors propose an inquiry about the intersections among the author's intentions, instructional contexts, a teacher's approaches, and students' responses to informational texts when contemplating the roles these texts might serve. In…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Authors
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Rabin, Colette; Smith, Grinell – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
As teacher educators, the authors developed an assignment focused on care ethics to prepare teacher candidates to design classroom-management procedures aimed at cultivating caring community. The teacher candidates revised traditional classroom-management processes, such as class rules, into cocreated norms. They also designed original management…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Lesson Plans, Caring, Ethics
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Mathis, Janelle B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Authors and illustrators of children's literature bring to life characters and contexts that provide demonstrations of agency as well as resources upon which to build agency. Agency is considered here as making one's identity and perceptions visible and actively acknowledged by others to enhance and empower the personal, cultural, and social…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Picture Books, Preschool Children, Ethnography
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