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Bingham, Gary E.; Culatta, Barbara; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examined teachers' implementation of an early literacy intervention, Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy (SEEL), on kindergarten children's development of early literacy skills. One hundred forty-nine kindergarten children (102 treatment) across six classrooms participated in this study. Results reveal that children who received SEEL…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Harwood, Debra; Copfer, Sarah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
What is childhood like today? Is it a world fraught with endless joy, fun, and games, or are children experiencing a much different reality? A child's social interactions can be a source of great enjoyment and are essential to early development. Conversely, young children routinely experience tension, ambiguity, and conflict as they navigate the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Qualitative Research, Young Children
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Bingham, Gary E.; Patton-Terry, Nicole – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
Early literacy intervention programs are predicated on the understanding that children's early literacy performance in preschool is one of the most important early predictors of subsequent school success. As the largest U.S.-funded early literacy intervention program, Early Reading First (ERF) sought to advance the language and literacy…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy
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Birbili, Maria; Karagiorgou, Ioanna – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2010
The article develops an argument about the role parents can play in teaching preschool children to generate their own questions. Informing parents about the importance of questions for learning, and giving them the chance to practice their use, has benefits for children and parents. Using shared reading between children and their parents as an…
Descriptors: Intervention, Questioning Techniques, Young Children, Parent Role
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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This issue highlights seven distinct studies. The first study examines the perceptions of early childhood educators and elementary educators concerning their beliefs about young children and how those beliefs translate to practice. The second explores joint book reading among parents and very young children. The third investigates the importance…
Descriptors: Literary Devices, Kindergarten, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Okpala, Comfort O. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The perceptions of 37 kindergarten teachers on kindergarten student retention as an intervention were examined. The major goals of the study were to: 1) identify kindergarten teachers' perceptions of retention, 2) examine differences in reported perceptions of kindergarten student retention as an intervention by certified versus noncertified…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Intervention, Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers
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Martin, Kathleen; Emfinger, Kay; Snyder, Scott; O'Neal, Marcia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This paper presents results of Year 2 of an Early Reading First project in a low-income, primarily African American community. Goals of Early Reading First include preparing at-risk preschoolers for school success. This project provided professional development, classroom coaching, books, and materials in support of a literacy-focused preschool…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Intervention
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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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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