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Reinking, Anni K.; Vetere, Michael J., III; Percell, Jay C. – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2017
Family engagement can take many different formats, including community events. In this study, the researchers designed an event to encourage multigenerational family involvement using STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and DAT (developmentally appropriate theater). The study was also designed in an outside environment to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Family Involvement, Drama, Recreational Activities
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Veitch, Hillary – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2017
Parental histories and characteristics have a large impact on a child's learning environment both at home and with their connections to school. Recent research focuses on current practices and characteristics of parents, but often ignores the role of parents' educational histories and memories of school. The purpose of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Individual Characteristics, Family Environment, Student Experience
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Rodríguez-Arroyo, Sandra; Vaughns, Ashley Brailsford – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2015
In an effort to address the gaps in preparing teacher candidates (TCs) to work with English Language Learners (ELLs), service-learning experiences (SLE) were integrated into two courses within a teacher education program. This exploratory case study sought to explore the outcomes of teacher candidates (TCs) engaged in SLE with diverse students and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Kelly, Loreen – New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, 2015
The increase of dual language learners in today's classrooms has caused serious implications when examining how the country educates children (McWayne, Melzi, Schick, Kennedy, & Mundt, 2013). Because of the cultural and linguistic differences of these children, it is essential to study teaching practices at the early childhood level. Examining…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers