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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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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