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Zhang, Chenyi; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study used data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study -- Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and examined the relations between children's Head Start exposure and their early academic skills (i.e., language, literacy, and math skills) in the United States. Two groups of children who shared similar socio-economic status and disability status but received…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Federal Programs
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Cline, Keely D.; Campbell, Luke; Mallon, Marissa; Taylor, Bradley – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine to what extent and in what ways teachers and families from an elementary school perceived the 2016 U.S. presidential election and subsequent presidency as influencing classrooms and children. Participants included 4 teachers and 10 families from the 2nd-6th grade classes. Teachers…
Descriptors: Elections, Correlation, Presidents, Case Studies
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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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Smadja, Marie-Lyne; Aram, Dorit; Ziv, Margalit – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The authors compared the discourse of 100 Israeli preschool teachers with a group of children during three book-sharing contexts: reading, reconstruction, and telling. During telling and reconstruction, the teachers used more utterances and questions and referred more to concept of book and to the illustrations. During reading, they referred more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Story Reading
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Reilly, Monique S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Using structural equation modeling, this study found that prior reading skill was significantly associated with children's reported physical activity levels, which was in turn significantly associated with English language arts (ELA) and math achievement, among 526 3rd-grade students. The New York City Metropolitan area students completed the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Lenhart, Lisa A.; Roskos, Kathleen A.; Brueck, Jeremy; Liang, Xin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Increasing young children's vocabulary remains one of the most challenging areas of early literacy instruction. Progress has been made in identifying techniques that, while often complex, work to implement routinely. This study examines the effects of an easy-to-implement technique, say-tell-do-play (STDP), that integrates proven "active…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Emergent Literacy
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Stewart, Sandra L.; Applequist, Karen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study examined the perceptions of family coaching and culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families participating in early intervention (EI) in a southwestern state in the United States. The transition of the EI program from a multiple service provider model utilizing direct services to a primary service provider model utilizing family…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Coaching (Performance), Parent Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Garner, Pamela W.; Bolt, Elizabeth; Roth, Alexa N. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Early childhood curricula reflect guiding principles or beliefs about the knowledge, skills, and behavior that are considered important for learning in the early childhood setting. This study examined linkages between teachers' and young children's expression of and talk about emotions during interactions in early childhood programs, using either…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Humanistic Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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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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Bowers, Jason P.; Cassellberry, Joseph J.; Isbell, Daniel; Kyakuwa, Julius; Li, Yining; Mercado, Emily M.; Wallace, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to describe the use of recorded music in child care centers during naptime. Using a cross-sectional survey design, administrators and teachers from 62 child care centers in Louisiana responded to an online questionnaire designed to gather information about children's sleep habits and teacher perceptions of music…
Descriptors: Music, Sleep, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Finlayson, Kristen; McCrudden, Matthew T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Self-regulating strategy development (SRSD) writing instruction is an evidence-based approach that has been shown to increase students' writing performance and knowledge of writing. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether early elementary students' story writing performance and knowledge of writing would change following 5 weeks of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies, Elementary School Students
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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Firstater, Esther – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the obstacles to information and communication technology (ICT) implementation in the kindergarten environment through exploring the beliefs of kindergarten teachers. Thirty Israeli kindergarten teachers participated in semistructured interviews. Their content analysis revealed three main obstacle-related…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Children living in poverty frequently enter kindergarten lacking critical cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills, and this gap predictably widens through 12th grade. Several researchers have developed intervention programs intended to close the academic gap by building foundational curricular skills. These interventions may not be the…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Sherfinski, Melissa; Jalalifard, Mariam; Zhang, Jing; Hayes, Sharon – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This article examines an early childhood preservice teacher narrative portfolio project created by teacher educators working in a public university in the United States. We explore preservice teachers' and teacher educators' experiences with the project across four cohorts using a case study design. Data include narrative vignettes and interviews…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Change
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