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Cho, Hyonsuk; Wang, X. Christine; Christ, Tanya – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
When young refugee English language learners (ELLs) start formal schooling in the United States, the social-emotional learning (SEL) appropriate for the U.S. school context may be especially unfamiliar to them. By interviewing six elementary school teachers, this exploratory study examined how teachers describe refugee ELLs' social-emotional…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Refugees, English Language Learners
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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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Englehardt, Joanna; Brown, Christopher P. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Policymakers' neoliberal education reforms, which define education through economic rather than democratic principles, continue to promote the integration of mobile devices into early childhood classrooms to provide students with new learning opportunities while preparing them for the job market. Although many schools have begun integrating such…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Banerjee, Neena – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The United States is facing culture gaps between students and teachers in schools. Although the U.S. school-age population is racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse, the teachers are predominantly White. This article investigates whether assignment to same-race teachers affects students' math and reading achievement growth in early…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Diversity (Faculty), Racial Factors
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Guzmán-Simón, Fernando; Moreno-Morilla, Celia; García-Jiménez, Eduardo – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This article is based on a socio-cultural discourse model of literacy, whereby literacy events are regarded as being situated within social practices, creating various formal, informal, and non-formal literacy events that are part of multiliteracies. The aim of the research was to analyze primary pupils' literacy practices (8-12 years) from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Skoning, Stacey N.; Wegner, Theresa; Mason-Williams, Loretta – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Although past literature regarding the use of dance and creative movement to teach content has been supportive, it has been primarily anecdotal in nature. This study provided a systematic approach to evaluating the relationship between the use of dance and creative movement to teach character-trait vocabulary and students' understanding of those…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Movement Education, Outcomes of Education, Dance
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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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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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Neitzel, Carin; Connor, Lisa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study addressed questions about the relations among teacher instructional interactions, classroom environmental contexts, and students' subsequent self-regulated learning behaviors in upper elementary school. One hundred and six 4th- and 5th-grade students from five classrooms in two schools in two communities (one urban and one rural) in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Ness, Molly – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
An essential element in teaching children to effectively comprehend text is the use of teacher-led think-alouds. The overarching objective of this study was to explore how to better prepare early career teachers to conduct think-alouds in their classrooms. Data from 31 teachers consisted of (1) questionnaires, (2) lesson plans, (3) lesson…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Protocol Analysis, Reading Instruction
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Fayez, Merfat; Ahmad, Jamal Fathi; Oliemat, Enass – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore the beliefs of Jordanian kindergarten and 1st-grade teachers regarding six child-based dimensions of school readiness: academic knowledge, basic thinking skills, socioemotional maturity, physical well-being and motor development, self-discipline, and communication skills. Questionnaires were used to collect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Teacher Attitudes
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Vorkapic, Sanja Tatalovic; Cepic, Renata; Šekulja, Ivana – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The main aim of this study was to examine personality traits and life satisfaction of future preschool and primary school teachers and to examine if there are differences between these two groups of students. The study was conducted on a sample of 290 students of the University of Rijeka attending Early and Preschool Education and Teacher…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Life Satisfaction, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Woods, Heather; Bosacki, Sandra; Coplan, Robert J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Early childhood educators' (ECE) perceptions of gender roles may contribute to the development of children's own gender-role identities. This qualitative study examined 40 Canadian female ECEs' perceptions of gender and children's shy, aggressive, and prosocial behaviors. Content analysis of extensive interviews revealed three themes: (1) shyness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Murphy, Audrey Figueroa; Haller, Elizabeth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the experiences of U.S. teachers of English language learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities (SWDs) as they sought to align the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with previously used standards and instructional approaches during the first year of CCSS implementation. Open-ended interviews were conducted…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, English Language Learners, Disabilities, State Standards
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Griffith, Robin; Bauml, Michelle; Barksdale, Bonnie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study provides insight into the in-the-moment teaching decisions made during reading instruction in the primary grades. Eight exemplary teachers of reading drew upon pedagogical knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge to make these in-the-moment decisions. Findings indicate the focus of teachers' in-the-moment decisions varied depending…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Reading Instruction, Decision Making
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