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Kerschen, Keith; Cooper, Sandi; Shelton, Ryann; Scott, Lakia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This article examined the impact of a math-intensive summer academy for rising kindergartners (N = 17) enrolled in an elementary school with low socioeconomic populations. The program was designed to support student understanding of early number concepts. The research plan included the administration of the Texas Early Mathematics Inventory:…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Summer Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Kindergarten
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Hu, Bi Ying; Zhou, Yisu; Li, Kejian; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
In recent years, the Chinese government has initiated a national plan to universalize quality kindergartens for all age-eligible Chinese children. Kindergarten is the main form of early childhood education and care (ECEC) service across China. However, the government faces two thorny issues on the journey toward realizing educational equity for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Kindergarten
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Ehrlich, Sara Zadunaisky – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
Taking into consideration the central role played by argumentation in children's culture, comparative studies regarding the relative contribution of peer talk and children-teacher talk to children's argumentative discourse at kindergarten are relatively scarce. In this study, the researchers gathered ethnographic data of natural peer interactions…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Ethnography, Kindergarten, Comparative Analysis
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Fromel, Karel; Stelzer, Jiri; Groffik, Dorota; Ernest, James – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
This study investigated the physical activity (PA) levels of 6- to 8-year-old children over a seven-day period. The participants consisted of 35 girls and 36 boys in kindergarten and 113 girls and 131 boys in 1st grade. Physical activity (PA) is defined as "any body movement produced by skeletal muscles resulting in energy expenditure"…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Kindergarten
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Ryan, Andrew M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
Three meta-analytic studies have shown that bilingual education is an effective method for teaching students who are English language learners. However, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of bilingual education in preschool. This study used multiple years of data from the Manchester (New Hampshire) Even Start program and relevant…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Program Effectiveness
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Harlin, Rebecca P. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This issue features seven studies that address affective as well as academic educational outcomes. The first article incorporates teachers' perceptions of the role of technology in supporting English language learners' writing. The second article highlights results for two cohorts of young children served by an Early Reading First program at…
Descriptors: Intervention, Early Reading, Outcomes of Education, Second Language Learning
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La Paro, Karen M.; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Pianta, Robert C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
This study examines the classroom experiences of 192 children followed longitudinally from kindergarten to 1st grade. Time-sampled observations of children were conducted to compare learning formats, teaching activities, and children's engagement in activities between kindergarten and 1st grade. Classroom observations also were conducted to…
Descriptors: Child Responsibility, Grade 1, Kindergarten, Longitudinal Studies
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Vespo, Jo Ellen; Capece, DeeAnn; Behforooz, Bita – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
Researchers and educators argue that social and emotional development affect academic success, and therefore should be targets for intervention. It is strongly suggested that such intervention begin during kindergarten. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nurturing Curriculum, which is designed to improve emotional…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Kindergarten, Intervention, Prosocial Behavior
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Saam, Julie; Nowak, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
This portion of a larger comparative study of full day kindergarten (FDK) versus half-day kindergarten (HDK) classrooms highlights the effects of FDK versus HDK on the achievement of students with low/moderate income status. Authors collected statistical and semi-structured interview data from one large and two other school corporations in the…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Socioeconomic Influences, Income, Kindergarten
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Manning, Maryann; Kamii, Constance – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2000
Compared the longitudinal effects of phonics and whole-language instruction on kindergartners' reading and writing task performance over one year. Found that the whole-language group made more progress in reading and writing, and with more developmental coherence, than the phonics group. (JPB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children
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Gullo, Dominic F.; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1986
Compares the relative effects of three different kindergarten schedules (all-day, half-day, alternating day) on 216 children's end-of-the-year achievement and prosocial classroom behaviors. All-day kindergarten children scored higher on achievement than the other groups. Alternating day kindergarten children were lower on negative social behavior…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten