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Boles, Jessika C.; Winsor, Denise L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer each year and are unable to participate in normative developmental and cultural contexts such as school. Little is known about how children with cancer perceive attending school in alternative settings, such as the home and hospital, while receiving treatment. This study coded the drawings of 10…
Descriptors: Cancer, Children, Student Attitudes, Nontraditional Education
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Ness, Molly K. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Many preservice and early career teachers in the United States are White, middle class, and female and as such have little firsthand experience working with or growing up in the increasingly diverse population of U.S. schools. As a part of a graduate course in children's literature, the objective of this study was to understand teacher candidates'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Childrens Literature, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Resor, Jessica; Hegde, Archana V.; Stage, Virginia C.; Yeh, Chia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study aimed to understand early childhood pre-service teachers' thoughts and experiences with nutrition education in their undergraduate program and how these experiences play into their perceptions and future use of nutrition education within their own classrooms. Using phenomenology, 11 in-depth telephonic interviews were conducted with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Student Attitudes
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Jambunathan, Saigeetha; Jayaraman, J. D.; Jayaraman, Keerthi; Jayaraman, Adithi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study researched the effect of peer-led leadership workshops on the perception of leadership skills among middle school children in India. Five hundred ninety-eight 10- to 14-year-old students participated in this study. The students completed a 20-item Likert-type survey that assessed their perceptions of their own leadership skills and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Workshops, Leadership Training
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Erbil, Deniz Gökçe; Kocabas, Ayfer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
In this study, the effects of applying the cooperative learning method on the students' attitude toward democracy in an elementary 3rd-grade life studies course was examined. Over the course of 8 weeks, the cooperative learning method was applied with an experimental group, and traditional methods of teaching life studies in 2009, which was still…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Guzmán-Simón, Fernando; Moreno-Morilla, Celia; García-Jiménez, Eduardo – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This article is based on a socio-cultural discourse model of literacy, whereby literacy events are regarded as being situated within social practices, creating various formal, informal, and non-formal literacy events that are part of multiliteracies. The aim of the research was to analyze primary pupils' literacy practices (8-12 years) from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Faas, Daniel; Smith, Aimee; Darmody, Merike – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Childhood studies place emphasis on children's agency, their ability to understand their own world and act upon it. Children actively participate in meaningful social interactions in both formal and informal settings. Considering recent large-scale migration in Ireland, it is vital to understand how children interact in an increasingly diverse…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Interpersonal Relationship, Case Studies, Religious Education
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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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Madrid Akpovo, Samara; Nganga, Lydiah; Acharya, Diptee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
International field experiences in Kenya and Nepal supplied data for two collaborative ethnographic research projects that analyze, using the concept of contextually appropriate practice (CAP), how minority-world early childhood preservice teachers define "quality" practices. The term "minority-world" is used for educators who…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Developing Nations, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Zimet, Gila Russo; Gilat, Itzhak – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The study examined intuitive perceptions of early childhood education students regarding education and care of children from birth to age 3 in Jewish and Arab societies. Research included 182 education students majoring in early childhood at three Israeli colleges. Data were collected via a questionnaire covering five topics: What is the most…
Descriptors: Arabs, Jews, Early Childhood Education, Majors (Students)
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Hargreaves, Eleanore; Affouneh, Saida – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This article explores the concept of fear related to the authoritarian classroom and how children express its influence on their learning. Its investigations draw on the comments of four classes of primary-age pupils, two from a school near London, England, and two from boys' and girls' schools in the West Bank, Palestine. It is written by one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fear, Authoritarianism, Classroom Environment
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Morgan, Hani; Lee, Guang-Lea – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Although the use of technology can be very important for children younger than age 12 years, not all countries possess the financial resources to make digital resources widely available to students. Children can also use technology inappropriately. This study explores the consequences of exposure to different forms of technology on children. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Toys, Children, Computers
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Nicholas, Karen; Fletcher, Jo – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
By giving early adolescents in their last 2 years of primary/elementary schooling opportunities to voice their ideas, teacher educators, school leaders, and teachers gain insight into how children view their mathematics learning. This article explores the views and aspirations of 34 11- to 13-year-old students from a range of socioeconomic schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students
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Kwon, Kyong-Ah; Hong, Soo-Young; Jeon, Hyun-Joo – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The current study examined (1) associations among teachers' experiences regarding children with disabilities (i.e., education, specialized training, years of work experience), their attitudes toward disabilities, and their classroom practices in relation to inclusion and (2) associations among children's attitudes toward peers with disabilities…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Keller, Julia; Ruthruff, Eric; Keller, Patrick; Hoy, Robert; Gaspelin, Nicholas; Bertolini, Katherine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Although mindfulness, or the self-regulation of attention, has been found beneficial in reducing teacher stress and burnout and in increasing students' cognitive and emotional regulatory skills, no study has explored students' attitudes toward meditation practices in depth. This mixed-methods study reports results from a randomized, controlled…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Metacognition, Intervention
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