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Kirk, Gill; Jay, Jenny – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examined how teachers support kindergarten children's social and emotional development in everyday contexts. It used an ethnographic qualitative mode of enquiry, employing participant observations and semi-structured and structured interviews to examine the ways teachers optimize opportunities for supporting kindergarten children's…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Alatalo, Tarja; Meier, Joanna; Frank, Elisabeth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Collaboration and continuity between school types are important factors that favor long-term learning and that need to be given attention in the transition between early childhood school institutions. This study highlights teachers' experiences of information sharing during the transition from Swedish preschool to preschool class (i.e., from the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Preschool Children, Child Care, Preschool Education
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Hall, Alice H.; Peden, John G.; Maurer, Trent W. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This research evaluated the effectiveness of training and educating preservice teachers to understand and implement developmentally appropriate practices for children birth to age 5. Data from 803 participants were collected over a 3-year period at a university with a laboratory child care program associated with an undergraduate degree in child…
Descriptors: Young Children, Teaching Methods, Child Development, Teacher Education
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Neitzel, Carin; Connor, Lisa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study addressed questions about the function of children's various participation and regulation strategies in different instructional contexts and at different points in time in school. The developmental trajectories of kindergartners' academic participation and regulation strategy selection and use across the school year in teacher-directed…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Centered Learning, Self Control, Child Development
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Zimet, Gila Russo; Gilat, Itzhak – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The study examined intuitive perceptions of early childhood education students regarding education and care of children from birth to age 3 in Jewish and Arab societies. Research included 182 education students majoring in early childhood at three Israeli colleges. Data were collected via a questionnaire covering five topics: What is the most…
Descriptors: Arabs, Jews, Early Childhood Education, Majors (Students)
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Bergen, Doris; Schroer, Joseph E.; Thomas, Robin; Zhang, Xinge; Chou, Michael; Chou, Tricia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The hypothesis that brain activity may differ during varied types of video game play was investigated in two studies of event-related potentials exhibited by children age 7 to 12 when processing game-based stimuli requiring correct/incorrect responses or choices between two imaginative alternative responses. The first study had 22 children of…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Video Games, Diagnostic Tests, Children
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Lamorey, Suzanne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The home visiting component of early childhood education programs provides an important portal through which to observe family interactions as well as gain insights about the ethnotheories of the home visitor. Home visits were videotaped in the United States and in Turkey to analyze training and program effectiveness. One striking feature of this…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Program Effectiveness, Cultural Influences, Video Technology
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Bailey, Darlyne; Hufford, Mariandl M. C.; Emmerson, Melissa S.; Eckert, Sarah Anne – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Cultivating leadership identity early in a child's development is crucial. This article examines the development of an intentional leadership identity development program for young girls. Using participatory action research (PAR), faculty and students from a college school of social work and administrators and teachers from a suburban…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Elementary School Students, Females, Leadership
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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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Russell, Beth S.; Lee, Jungeun Olivia; Spieker, Susan; Oxford, Monica L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current longitudinal study used data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) to examine a model of development that emphasizes early caregiving environments as predictors of social emotional competence (including classroom competence). This path analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Parenting Styles
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Warren, Susan R.; Martinez, Richard S.; Sortino, Lori A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
A growing body of research and legislative policies support the importance of high-quality early intervention systems for preschool children with disabilities. Inclusion programs are viable means for providing this support, yet limited progress has been made in the past decade to increase the placements of children in inclusive settings or define…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Preschool Education, Educational Quality
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Santos, Rosa Milagros; Jeans, Laurie M.; Corr, Catherine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
In this article, the authors explored mothers' descriptions of the benefits of interacting with their infants and toddlers with and without diagnosed disabilities. Interview data from 40 Filipino mothers, 20 mothers of children with a diagnosed disability, and 20 mothers of typically developing children were analyzed. Using qualitative methods,…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Infants, Toddlers
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Davis, Darrel R.; Bergen, Doris – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study investigated whether the types and amount of playful activity and thought exhibited from early childhood to adulthood are related to aspects of moral development, such as empathy, behavior, and reasoning. It explored whether the assertions of theorists such as Piaget, Vygotsky, and Erikson regarding the facilitative effect of games with…
Descriptors: College Students, Play, Age Differences, Developmental Stages
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Sullivan, Jeremy R.; Winter, Suzanne M.; Sass, Daniel A.; Svenkerud, Nicole – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Many tests provide users with several different types of scores to facilitate interpretation and description of students' performance. Common examples include raw scores, age- and grade-equivalent scores, and standard scores. However, when used within the context of assessing growth among young children, these scores should not be interchangeable…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Scores, Raw Scores
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Denham, Susanne A.; Bassett, Hideko Hamada; Way, Erin; Kalb, Sara; Warren-Khot, Heather; Zinsser, Katherine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Young children's social information processing (SIP) encompasses a series of steps by which they make sense of encounters with other persons; cognitive and emotional aspects of SIP often predict adjustment in school settings. More attention is needed, however, to the development of preschoolers' SIP and its potential foundations. To this end, a…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Preschool Children, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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