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Douglass, Anne L. – SAGE Open, 2019
Professional standards increasingly call for early childhood educators to hold a bachelor's degree as one measure of educator quality. This has prompted many educators to return to college, creating both a need and an opportunity to better understand the factors that support educators to complete their degree and apply what they learn to their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Development, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Wolff, Kenya; Stapp, Alicia – SAGE Open, 2019
Yoga for young children has become a growing area of interest in early childhood settings across the United States. Evidence suggests that yoga has the ability to improve young children's physical development, executive functioning, self-regulation, and can aid in decreasing stress and anxiety. While the scope of research on yoga for young…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Activities, Physical Development
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Al-Shanawani, Hania M. – SAGE Open, 2019
This study sought to evaluate the self-learning curricula of a kindergarten in Saudi Arabia by applying the context, input, process, product (CIPP) model. To this end, the study utilized a mixed-method design, where teachers (N = 420) had been randomly selected and surveyed, and school inspectors (N = 15) had been interviewed. Furthermore, a…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Kindergarten, Young Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Hedge, Karri; Cohrssen, Caroline – SAGE Open, 2019
With the decline in Australian school children's mathematics skills, the spotlight is shining on the quality of early childhood mathematics teaching and learning in the preschool years. Spatial thinking--which includes spatial orientation and spatial visualization--contributes to early mathematical thinking and children have the capacity to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spatial Ability, Play, Preschool Children
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Bausela Herreras, Esperanza – SAGE Open, 2019
The Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function--Preschool Version (BRIEF-P) is a hand-storable instrument that permits evaluation of the executive functions in children between the ages of 2 years and 5 years 11 months by parents, teachers, or other usual child caregivers, thus facilitating early intervention. It is a standardized…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Behavior Rating Scales, Executive Function, Preschool Children
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Majoko, Tawanda – SAGE Open, 2018
As Zimbabwe's education system shifted from exclusion to inclusion in 1994, in alignment with the global world, the population of learners with disabilities educated in general education preschool settings has remarkably increased. Teachers experience diverse challenges in including learners with disabilities into general education preschool…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Disabilities, Preschool Education
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O'Leary, Patrick M. – SAGE Open, 2017
Head Start teachers and their classrooms (N = 86) were observed to determine the state of quality of the early literacy and language instruction and environments in prekindergarten. Cluster analysis was used to create profiles of prekindergarten teacher and classroom quality across two constructs: Book Supports and Writing Supports. Descriptive…
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Books
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Lynch, Lisa – SAGE Open, 2017
This article examines how the preschool child is enabled to withdraw from the peer group and create a private, individual space within the institutional collective. The question under consideration is, "What factors are necessary to enable a child to create and maintain a withdrawal space in the preschool?" Data were collected through…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries, Withdrawal (Psychology)
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Majoko, Tawanda – SAGE Open, 2017
The international and national mandate to serve learners with special needs in regular education warrants examination of support practices for including learners with autism in Zimbabwe. Entrenched within the inclusive pedagogical philosophy, the current qualitative study executed individual interviews with 18 teachers, document analysis, and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children
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Solehuddin, Muhammad; Adriany, Vina – SAGE Open, 2017
The notion of social justice has often been overlooked in the field of early childhood education because many teachers think that it is too early to introduce the concept to young children. Using multicultural theories, this article attempts to explore kindergarten teachers' perceptions on the issue of social justice. The method adopted in this…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Social Justice, Foreign Countries
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Cohrssen, Caroline; Church, Amelia; Tayler, Collette – SAGE Open, 2016
This multiple case study explored early childhood educators' implementation of a suite of play-based mathematics activities with children aged 3 to 5 years in six different early childhood education and care programs in Melbourne, Australia. Educators approached the enactment of the activities differently; however, those educators who used the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Dussaillant, Francisca – SAGE Open, 2016
The Chilean Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey was used to model the choices made by households with respect to day care or preschool (DC/PS) attendance. We also use georeferenced data on the location of centers that could take care of children. We present a detailed analysis of the correlates of DC/PS attendance choices, giving special attention…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Child Care, Proximity
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Rakap, Salih; Balikci, Serife; Parlak-Rakap, Asiye; Kalkan, Sinan – SAGE Open, 2016
The purpose of the present study was to investigate knowledge of autism among teacher candidates who are likely to have the initial contact with children with autism within public school system in Turkey. Five hundred and four senior pre-service teachers who were enrolled in four different teacher education programs participated in the study. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Knowledge Level
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Udoudo, Aniefiok J.; Ojo, Gbemisola O. – SAGE Open, 2016
This study appraised the use of the new media by students in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to identify extent of use of new media and to find out challenges experienced while using new media for learning in schools in the Local Government Area. The study adopted survey and quasi…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Use Studies, Technology Uses in Education
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Burner, Tony; Biseth, Heidi – SAGE Open, 2016
This article investigates an innovative approach that has as its aim to ensure that more students complete secondary education. The national program, called "Competence for Diversity," puts emphasis on children with minority language background, that is, children with another first language(s) than the Norwegian national languages. In…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Language Minorities, National Programs
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