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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Children living in poverty frequently enter kindergarten lacking critical cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills, and this gap predictably widens through 12th grade. Several researchers have developed intervention programs intended to close the academic gap by building foundational curricular skills. These interventions may not be the…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Charalampous, Kyriakos; Kokkinos, Constantinos M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The classroom psychosocial climate (CPSC) is a multidimensional construct, the indicators of which are being operationalized through the subscales of CPSC measuring instruments, such as the What Is Happening in This Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire. As opposed to studies with secondary students, elementary student studies have produced inconsistent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Attitude Measures, Test Construction
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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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DeLuca, Christopher; Hughes, Scott – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Within the current standards-based framework of early primary education, teachers must negotiate the integration of assessment with traditional, developmental orientations to teaching and learning. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine teachers' approaches to early primary assessment within five different school contexts: public,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Teachers
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Laborda Castillo, Leopoldo; Sotelsek Salem, Daniel; Sarr, Leopold Remi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
In this article, the authors analyze the effect of poverty, social exclusion, and child labor on out-of-school rates for female children. This empirical study is based on a dynamic panel model for a sample of 216 countries over the period 1970 to 2010. Results based on the generalized method of moments (GMM) of Arellano and Bond (1991) and the…
Descriptors: Poverty, Social Isolation, Child Labor, Females
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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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White, Richard B.; Polly, Drew; Audette, Robert H. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
The study provides an illustration of an elementary school's implementation of a model of Response to Intervention (RTI). The school was selected to be the pilot for RTI implementation within the district. The study employed interviews of all members of the school RTI Leadership Team and select members of the district-level RTI Leadership Team. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Response to Intervention, Program Implementation, Case Studies
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Brown, Christopher P.; Gasko, John W. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
As policymakers and early childhood advocates across the United States continue to promote the expansion of early childhood education to prepare students for success in elementary school, many within the field are worried about how these reforms will affect the field. Little is known as to why early education stakeholders would seek out…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Educational Change
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Laman, Tasha Tropp – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Over the past 30 years, writing workshops have been implemented in classrooms around the world. Students are being asked to write across multiple contexts and genres and to use digital technologies. At the same time, high-stakes writing tests are increasing even though the time teachers spend teaching writing is decreasing. This study examines…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Writing Workshops, Grade 4, Writing Instruction
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Larrabee, Timothy G.; Kim, Youngjoo – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
Sixty-eight preservice teachers from a midwestern university responded to a questionnaire asking the construct of their family, their definition of "family", if they recognized 18 relationships as families, and if they would use those relationships as examples in their future teaching. We focus primarily on participants' responses to examples of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Homosexuality, Elementary Education
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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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Dohrmann, Kathryn Rindskopf; Nishida, Tracy K.; Gartner, Alan; Lipsky, Dorothy Kerzner; Grimm, Kevin J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The study compares two groups of students who graduated from high school in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) during 1997-2001. Students who had participated in MPS Montessori programs from preschool through 5th grade were matched to a comparison group on the basis of gender, SES, race/ethnicity, and high school attended. Data from the ACT and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Preschool Education, Elementary Education, Montessori Method
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Kragler, Sherry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2000
Examined book choices of below-average, average, and above-average readers in a fourth-grade literature-based reading program. Found that book selection criteria were mentioned at different frequencies with below-average readers, whose criteria included pictures and friends' recommendations. Word length, print size, and book length influenced…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education
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Goh, Swee Chiew; Fraser, Barry J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2000
Examined teachers' interpersonal behavior and its association with affective and cognitive outcomes among 1,512 elementary mathematics students in Singapore. Validated a widely applicable and convenient questionnaire to assess teacher interpersonal behavior. Found that different data analysis methods yielded consistent associations between teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Donegan, Mary M.; Trepanier-Street, Mary – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1998
Surveyed elementary school teachers and parents from two cultural groups--Middle Eastern and White Other--regarding their views on standardized testing. Parents supported use of tests to compare teachers, schools, districts, and administrators, while teachers opposed such uses and reported considerable personal stress and some child stress due to…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education
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