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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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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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Kim, Juhu; Kim, Sun-Young; Maslak, Mary Ann – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate how early childhood teachers in Korea understand developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and follow DAP's instructional guidelines. In order to obtain insights for developing "educare," an integrated system for the education and care of young children in Korea, a comparison of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten, Young 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