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Decker-Woodrow, Lauren – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between internal teacher profiles and pre-K teacher-child interaction quality in the pre-K classroom. Two questions were addressed: (1) What internal profiles exist for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) teachers? and (2) Do internal profiles relate to observed structural and process quality in the pre-K classroom?…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Kim, So Jung; Song, An; Lee, Guang-Lea; Bach, Amy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This qualitative case study explores the intersection of multimedia, bilingualism, and culturally responsive practices by examining the responses that children of Korean descent have to animated folktales and the discussions about traditional cultural values that they sparked. Data were collected over 5 months in a classroom for children of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Multimedia Materials, Bilingualism
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Löf, Camilla – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Central values promoted in a national curricula are often uncontested (Arnot, Hopman, & Molander, 2007; Colnerud, 2004; Popkewitz, 2009). Therefore, a critical understanding of these values is crucial, as is an understanding of how students are affected by interpretations of certain values as fundamental. The aim of this study is to cast light…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Compulsory Education, Values
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Neitzel, Carin; Connor, Lisa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study addressed questions about the function of children's various participation and regulation strategies in different instructional contexts and at different points in time in school. The developmental trajectories of kindergartners' academic participation and regulation strategy selection and use across the school year in teacher-directed…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Centered Learning, Self Control, Child Development
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Zimmerman Nilsson, Marie-Helene; Holmberg, Kristina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Traditionally, pedagogical research has been child centered, where materialities often have been considered as objects and tools. However, in recent posthuman research, attempts have been made to consider human materiality combinations to have impact on pedagogical activities in preschool, but to a large extent music as an issue has been…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Music Activities, Educational Quality, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Hu, Bi Ying; Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Ma, Jingjing; Ye, Feiwei; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
In China, the "2001 Kindergarten Education Guidelines (Trial)", or "New Outline", delineates what constitutes high-quality, developmentally appropriate practices in all early childhood education curriculum domains, including mathematics. The "New Outline" is known for advocating a child-centered, play-based approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Wang, Xinxin; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
An increasing number of parents in China are enrolling their preschool children in after-school programs provided by private, for-profit early learning centers. This study used a qualitative approach to explore how teachers in these centers understood and implemented play and play-based curricula. Data were collected by examining the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers
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Besnard, Thérèse; Letarte, Marie-Josée – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
It is believed children stand to benefit from a greater male teacher presence in early childhood education (ECE) where, internationally, the vast majority of ECE teachers are female. This study (N = 180) examines the relationship between children's social adaptation and the educational practices of 53 ECE teachers, 23 (44%) of which were male.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Adjustment
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Li, Hui; Wang, Jing-ying – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The Project Approach has been promoted in Hong Kong kindergartens since the 1990s. However, the dynamic processes and underlying mechanisms involved in the teachers' implementation of this pedagogical method there have not yet been fully investigated. This case study of one typical kindergarten in Hong Kong documented how and why eight teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Preschool Teachers
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Neitzel, Carin; Connor, Lisa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study addressed questions about the relations among teacher instructional interactions, classroom environmental contexts, and students' subsequent self-regulated learning behaviors in upper elementary school. One hundred and six 4th- and 5th-grade students from five classrooms in two schools in two communities (one urban and one rural) in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Behavior, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Moses, Lindsey; Serafini, Frank; Loyd, Stacy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
To fully consider the potential of informational texts to serve as mentor texts in the elementary classroom, the authors propose an inquiry about the intersections among the author's intentions, instructional contexts, a teacher's approaches, and students' responses to informational texts when contemplating the roles these texts might serve. In…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Authors
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Flores-Koulish, Stephanie A.; Smith-D'Arezzo, Wendy Marie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
In this article, the authors show how groups of 2nd- and 4th-grade students in an urban school district responded to a postmodern children's book, The "Three Pigs" by David Wiesner (2001). The students came to the project from basal-based direct instruction, and here they were offered a more constructivist opportunity to engage with a…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Urban Schools
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Lee, Yoon-Joo; Recchia, Susan L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study explored issues of social inclusion for young children with disabilities through a systematic reanalysis of six preschool case studies focusing on strategies that teachers used in daily practice. Our analysis process entailed a reexamination of classroom observations and teacher inquiry data, focusing back and forth between the…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Inclusion, Disabilities, Case Studies
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Russell, Beth S.; Lee, Jungeun Olivia; Spieker, Susan; Oxford, Monica L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current longitudinal study used data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) to examine a model of development that emphasizes early caregiving environments as predictors of social emotional competence (including classroom competence). This path analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Parenting Styles
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DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Baumgartner, Jennifer J.; Ota, Carrie; Geary, Kelly – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examined the mean duration of child attention across three teaching conditions (child choice, adult choice, or adult presentation) of 63 preschool-age children. A repeated-measures ANOVA was used to compare the means across the three teaching conditions, indicating a statistically significant difference between the teaching conditions.…
Descriptors: Attention, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Statistical Analysis
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