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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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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This issue highlights seven distinct studies. The first helps us understand how children use language in a computer-supported learning environment. The second investigates the longitudinal outcomes associated with the provision of bilingual education. The third is a case study that examines young boys' beliefs about second language acquisition.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Research Methodology, Bilingual Education, Computer Assisted 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