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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Gambrell, Linda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The current research examined age differences and developmental aspects associated with children's early motivation to read at the beginning and the end of the school year for 119 Hebrew speakers in kindergarten and 1st grade. Analyses showed that overall motivation to read was higher among 1st-graders than among kindergartners. In addition,…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Kindergarten, Young Children, Grade 1
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Harrison, Linda J.; Wong, Sandie; Press, Frances; Gibson, Megan; Ryan, Sharon – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Studies of early childhood educators' perceptions of work intensity and complexity have shown that ensuring a good balance between workload and the time needed to complete the work is critical for work quality, work satisfaction, and staff retention. This article explores the possibilities of time-use data for making visible the diversity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Diaries, Time Management
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Tao, Si Si; Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Yiu, Hau Ming – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigates mothers' expectations of and experiences with parental involvement during the transition to primary school. The participants were 20 mothers of children attending 10 kindergartens in Hong Kong. Individual interviews were conducted 3 months before and 3 months after their children entered their primary schools. As they had…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Adjustment, Expectation, Mothers
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Jiang, Yong; Li, Peiwei; Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigated the relationships between perceived teacher empowerment, job satisfaction, and organizational climate among 206 randomly sampled kindergarten teachers in Shanghai, China. Chinese versions of the School Participant Empowerment Scale, the Teacher Work Satisfaction Survey, and the Organizational Climate Scale were validated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Empowerment
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Linder, Sandra M.; Emerson, Andrea – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This research study begins to explore how a take-home bag intervention (Project MathPack) focused on early childhood mathematics can potentially increase family mathematics play interactions. The primary aim of Project MathPack was to build more effective mathematics environments in home settings and to provide embedded professional development…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities
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Yorde, Susan; McCollum, Jeanette A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Math is increasingly recognized as a critical part of what young children are exposed to and learn in early childhood programs. Geometry is one of three focal areas emphasized for early childhood, and opportunities for geometry learning are present in many manipulatives present in early childhood classrooms. Yet geometry remains an understudied…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Problem Solving, Puzzles
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Filipovic, Katarina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The purpose of this small-scale case study was to identify and analyze key patterns in terms of gender representation in children's books in one early childhood setting. Furthermore, this case study sought to understand the perspectives of early childhood educators on gender representation in children's books. The researcher employed multiple…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Childrens Literature, Case Studies, Young Children
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Kerschen, Keith; Cooper, Sandi; Shelton, Ryann; Scott, Lakia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This article examined the impact of a math-intensive summer academy for rising kindergartners (N = 17) enrolled in an elementary school with low socioeconomic populations. The program was designed to support student understanding of early number concepts. The research plan included the administration of the Texas Early Mathematics Inventory:…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Summer Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Kindergarten
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Hall, Alice H.; Peden, John G.; Maurer, Trent W. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This research evaluated the effectiveness of training and educating preservice teachers to understand and implement developmentally appropriate practices for children birth to age 5. Data from 803 participants were collected over a 3-year period at a university with a laboratory child care program associated with an undergraduate degree in child…
Descriptors: Young Children, Teaching Methods, Child Development, Teacher Education
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Evans, Walter; Harris, Paulette; Sethuraman, Sankara; Thiruvaiyaru, Dharma; Pendergraft, Elizabeth; Cliett, Karen; Cato, Valerie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
An innovative DVD of classic nursery rhymes and stories empowered at-risk kindergarten children to control in the home when and how much they listen, promoting better listening, reading, and overall literacy comprehension skills. Coupled with modest teacher training, and limited use in the classroom, the DVD generated dramatic vocabulary growth in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Poverty, Family Environment, Reading Habits
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Sakr, Mona; Connelly, Vince; Wild, Mary – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
Digital technologies have the potential to offer new opportunities for children's expressive arts practices. Although adult expectations surround and shape children's visual art making on paper in the early years classroom, such expectations are not so established in relation to digital art making. So how do children make sense of digital art…
Descriptors: Young Children, Art Activities, Computer Graphics, Art Expression
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Solis, S. Lynneth; Grotzer, Tina A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate kindergartners' exploration of interactive causality during their play with a pair of toy sound blocks. Interactive causality refers to a type of causal pattern in which two entities interact to produce a causal force, as in particle attraction and symbiotic relationships. Despite being prevalent in nature,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Interaction, Concept Formation
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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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Ihmeideh, Fathi Mahmoud; Shawareb, Aseel Akram – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Parenting styles are known to have a powerful influence on child development, and as such they can significantly influence children's Internet use. The purpose of this study is to examine the Internet parenting style of Jordanian parents and their perspectives on their children's Internet use. Children's Internet use was evaluated in terms of four…
Descriptors: Internet, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Access to Computers
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Dexter, Casey A.; Stacks, Ann M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study examined relations between parenting, shared reading practices, and child development. Participants included 28 children (M = 24.66 months, SD = 8.41 months) and their parents. Measures included naturalistic observations of parenting and shared reading quality, assessments of child cognitive and language development, and home reading…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Low Income Groups
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