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Winterbottom, Christian; Piasta, Shayne B. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Accreditation is a widely accepted indicator of quality in early education and includes many of the components cited in broad conceptualizations of quality. The purpose of this study was to examine whether kindergarten readiness rates differed between Florida child care facilities that were and were not accredited by any relevant national…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Kindergarten, School Readiness, Child Care Centers
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Sage, Kara D.; Baldwin, Dare – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Past research has established that children typically learn better from live demonstrations than from two-dimensional (2D) media. In the present set of experiments, we investigated the efficacy of a new 2D learning medium-the self-paced slideshow. A primary goal was to determine whether the "video deficit effect" extended to self-paced…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Preschool Children, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Olivant, Katie F. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This phenomenological study examined the experience of fostering creativity and creative thinking in the classroom under high-stakes testing conditions, as described by teachers at a magnet elementary school in Central California. The tensions between standardization and professionalism, as well as performativity and creativity, served as the…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Creativity, Creative Thinking, Elementary School Teachers
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Lemay, Lise; Bigras, Nathalie; Bouchard, Caroline – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The objective of this study was to examine how quantity, type, and quality of care interact in predicting externalizing and internalizing behaviors of 36-month-old children attending Quebec's educational child care from their first years of life. To do so, the authors examined two hypothesized models: (1) a mediation model where quantity, type,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Child Care, Child Behavior
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Perikkou, Anastasia; Kokkinou, Eleni; Panagiotakos, Demosthenes B.; Yannakoulia, Mary – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
Teachers' attitudes about school food environments and their readiness to implement school-based nutrition programs were investigated. A total of 1,436 primary-school teachers filled out a questionnaire on their demographic and professional characteristics and their attitudes, beliefs, and barriers for implementing health educational programs. The…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Readiness, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes
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Bligh, Caroline; Drury, Rose – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This article draws together the research findings from two ethnographic studies as a means to problematize the "silent period" as experienced by young bilingual learners in two English speaking early-years settings in England. Most teachers and senior early-years practitioners in England are monolingual English speakers. The children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Bilingual Students, Monolingualism
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Dove, Meghan Kicklighter; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Wright, David W.; Wallinga, Charlotte – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined the relationship between parental involvement routines and former Head Start children's literacy outcomes. Former Head Start children (n = 3, 808) from the National Head Start/Public School Transition Demonstration Research Project comprised the sample. Family routines and literacy outcomes in kindergarten were examined,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Emergent Literacy, Research Projects, Preschool Children
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Nagasawa, Mark K. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This account of what, at first glance, might seem like a narrow and obscure historical case of one U.S. state's preschool program is a vehicle for raising questions about how early childhood policies have developed in other locales, for the contemporary policies and programs that exist around the world are the result of efforts by many…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Strategic Planning
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Denham, Susanne A.; Bassett, Hideko H.; Sirotkin, Yana S.; Brown, Chavaughn; Morris, Carol S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The goals of this study were to evaluate (1) how specific aspects of executive control, briefly assessed, predict social competence and classroom adjustment during preschool and (2) differences between two aspects of executive control, according to child's age, socioeconomic risk status, and gender. The facets of executive control were defined as…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Executive Function, Interpersonal Competence, Classroom Environment
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Jordan, Michelle E.; Santori, Diane – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This multisite study investigates dialogic literacy events that revolved around narrative and informational texts in two 3rd-grade classrooms. The authors offer a metaphor of musical improvisation to contemplate dialogic literacy events as part of the repertoire of teaching and learning experiences. In literacy learning, where there is much…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Figurative Language, Creative Activities
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Morton, Brenda M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explore the perceptions of former and current foster youth about the barriers they encountered during their K-12 education, and to learn how they overcame these obstacles and achieved academic success. The study included in-depth interviews of 11 participants, all of whom were current or former…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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Moomaw, Sally – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigated differences in difficulty among three types of math board games used as curricular materials in some preschool classrooms. Difference in performance between low- and middle-income children on the three types of games was also explored. Children drew cards containing one to five large dots; they then attempted to place an…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games
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Dinehart, Laura; Kenny, Maureen C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study sought to assess child abuse knowledge and reporting practices of a diverse sample of early care and education (ECE) practitioners. One hundred and thirty-seven practitioners in the state of Florida completed the "Early Childhood Educators Child Abuse Questionnaire." Results revealed that only a minority of participants have…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Disclosure, Knowledge Level, Early Childhood Education
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined interactions between preschool children and parents during shared book reading by analyzing parental self-report data. Using confirmatory factor analytic procedures and structural equation modeling, this study developed a scale measuring meaning-related and print-related reading interactions and examined their associations with…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills
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Polly, Drew – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examined how evidence of students' mathematical understanding was influenced by elementary schoolteachers' enactment of instructional practices emphasized during a mathematics professional development program. Videos and field notes were collected during lessons for two teachers from the program and two matched comparison teachers.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts
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