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Hustedt, Jason T.; Buell, Martha J.; Hallam, Rena A.; Pinder, Wendy M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten has become increasingly academically oriented, and U.S. kindergarten teachers are increasingly called upon to implement policies that require assessment and promote accountability. However, little recent research has focused on kindergarten teachers' beliefs about kindergarten readiness. The authors examined teachers' beliefs related…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs, School Readiness
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Leung, Suzannie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates teachers' beliefs about early visual arts education and implementation in kindergartens through an exploratory study involving 33 teachers in one whole- and one half-day kindergarten. Six classrooms were observed with their teachers participating in subsequent semistructured interviews. Although surveyed teachers reported…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Visual Arts, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Alkhawaldeh, Mustafa; Hyassat, Mizyed; Al-Zboon, Eman; Ahmad, Jamal – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The current research investigated early years teachers' perspectives regarding the role of computer technology in supporting children's learning in Jordanian kindergartens. Thirty semistructured interviews were conducted with preschool teachers. The sample of kindergartens in this study was purposefully selected from the targeted population of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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Winterbottom, Christian; Piasta, Shayne B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed between Florida child care facilities that were and were not accredited by any relevant national…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Kindergarten, School Readiness, Child Care Centers
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Dove, Meghan Kicklighter; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Wright, David W.; Wallinga, Charlotte – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined the relationship between parental involvement routines and former Head Start children's literacy outcomes. Former Head Start children (n = 3, 808) from the National Head Start/Public School Transition Demonstration Research Project comprised the sample. Family routines and literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Research Projects, Preschool Children
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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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de Haan, Annika K. E.; Elbers, Ed; Leseman, Paul P. M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to assess whether children's development benefited from teacher-and child-managed academic activities in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. Extensive systematic observations during four half-days in preschool ("n"?=?8) and kindergarten ("n"?=?8) classrooms revealed that classrooms differed in…
Descriptors: Student Development, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Observation
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Martin, Linda E.; Kragler, Sherry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine how 28 kindergartners in two half-day classrooms from a rural midwestern school monitored and self-regulated their understanding of texts (fiction and nonfiction) while reading. Three different interviews (fall, early spring, and late spring) were conducted while the children read from one of two…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Nonfiction, Reading Instruction, Fiction
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Binder, Marni; Kotsopoulos, Sally – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2011
The current study examines how children develop multimodal narratives through the construction of quilt squares and I Am poetry. Creating visual narratives through the use of personal artifacts lays the foundation for this artistic multiple literacy experience. The study focuses on the process and growth that a diverse group of kindergarten…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Personal Narratives, Poetry, Intermode Differences
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Han, Heejeong Sophia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
This study was conducted with White American kindergarten teachers from a southeast region of the United States to examine their beliefs about culture and social competence. Overall, from a sociocultural perspective, these teachers had limited understanding of young children's social competence and showed varying degrees of cultural knowledge for…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Attitudes
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Alghazo, Emad M.; Al-Hilawani, Yasser A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
A sample of 83 kindergarten teachers participated in this study to examine their knowledge, skills, and classroom practices concerning phonological awareness. Analyses of data revealed significant gaps between knowledge and practice, knowledge and skills, and skills and practice. The gap between knowledge and skills, on one hand, and classroom…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Phonological Awareness, Kindergarten, Reading Instruction
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Goldstein, Lisa S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The purposes of kindergarten have been changing rapidly in the United States. Kindergarten teachers are facing many new demands; in addition to meeting children's needs across all developmental domains, they must also move their young students toward mastery of a variety of mandated academic skills. This article presents findings from a recent…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Patton, Mary Martin; Wortham, Sue Clark – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Examined the extent of extra-year programs for kindergarten students in Texas school districts; identified procedures and curricular interventions; and established the growth trend of these classes statewide. Found that 39% of the 285 school districts responding had transition classes, and the trend for the state at-large appeared to be one of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Grade Repetition
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Culp, Anne McDonald; Hubbs-Tait, Laura; Culp, Rex E.; Starost, Huei-Juang – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2000
Examined the role of four separate maternal parenting factors (warmth, punitiveness, intrusiveness, and involvement in school activities) in kindergartners' cognitive competence among Head Start children. Found that maternal intrusiveness predicted child cognitive competence while children were in Head Start, and maternal school involvement…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Polito, Theodora – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1994
An ethnographic study examined the organization of work and play in a kindergarten fostering spontaneous play in the generation of work, as inspired by Froebel and Dewey. Found that the dominance of structures favoring work in the use of time, product tracking, and instructive language severely reduced the time, social relationships, and…
Descriptors: Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education
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