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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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Park, Mi-Hwa; Dimitrov, Dimiter M.; Park, Do-Yong – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines concerns of early childhood teachers about inclusive education (IE) in infant through 3rd-grade classrooms in the United States and the associated role of teachers' background variables. The data consisted of the responses of 679 early childhood teachers on a survey about their concerns. The data analysis supported the presence…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion, Teacher Effectiveness
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Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Hong, Soo-Young; Jeon, Hyun-Joo – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The current study examined (1) associations among teachers' experiences regarding children with disabilities (i.e., education, specialized training, years of work experience), their attitudes toward disabilities, and their classroom practices in relation to inclusion and (2) associations among children's attitudes toward peers with disabilities…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Maskit, Ditza; Firstater, Esther – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examines the associations between preschool teachers' (PTs) perceptions of teaching as a profession and attitudes toward pedagogical changes, in relation to their seniority and their work setting--public sector or private sector. Participants were 105 preschool teachers, who filled out three measures: (1) PTs' perceptions of teaching as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Innovation, Correlation
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White, Kelley Mayer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current study is one of the first to investigate children's perceptions of quality in teacher-child relationships using a narrative measure. It is also one of the first studies to investigate how the child's report is associated with the teacher's report and with an observer's report of quality in teacher-child interactions. Participants…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Affective Behavior
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Döge, Paula; Keller, Heidi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study examines the similarity of socialization goals of a group of mothers with different cultural backgrounds and their children's respective preschool teachers in Germany. Additionally, the researchers were interested in the relationship between the degree of mother-teacher similarity and maternal satisfaction with child care. Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Socialization, Mothers, Cultural Differences, Preschool Teachers
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Vu, Jennifer A.; Howes, Carollee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
Using narrative story-completion tasks with a sample of 97 preschool-age Mexican-heritage children from a large urban area, the authors examined differences in children's representations about their mothers and teachers. The authors also looked at teachers' perceptions to determine whether teachers viewed children in the same way as children…
Descriptors: Mothers, Attachment Behavior, Parent Child Relationship, Urban Areas
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Parks, Melissa; Solmon, Melinda; Lee, Amelia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
Children's physical inactivity is an important health concern, and, as suggested, school efforts can be important in increasing activity. The purpose of this study was to use collective efficacy as a framework to examine elementary classroom teachers' and principals' perceptions about integrating physical activity. Three hundred fourteen…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Principals, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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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