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ERIC Number: EJ1102230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
The Effects of Science Instruction on Young Children's Vocabulary Learning: A Research Synthesis
Guo, Ying; Wang, Shanshan; Hall, Anna H.; Breit-Smith, Allison; Busch, Jamie
Early Childhood Education Journal, v44 n4 p359-367 Jul 2016
This article synthesized science instruction studies with preschool and kindergarten children to understand the magnitude of science instruction's impact on young children's vocabulary outcomes. A total of seven studies that met criteria for the synthesis and provided sufficient data for the calculation of effect size were included. Science instruction has been examined using science intervention and vocabulary intervention with a focus on science. The overall mean effect size was moderate (0.66), suggesting that a focus on science increased young children's vocabulary outcomes. Science instruction appears to promote young children's domain-specific words. Educational implications of these findings suggest that there is support for using science instruction to increase the vocabulary performance of young children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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