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ERIC Number: EJ959774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Whole-Group Instruction Practices and Children's Attention: A Preliminary Report
DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Pierce, Sarah H.; Baumgartner, Jennifer; Harris, Mauree E.; Ota, Carrie
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v26 n2 p154-168 2012
This study developed a typology of recommended teacher practices related to whole-group instruction in preschool classrooms and examined the relationship between teachers' use of the practices and children's attentiveness. Thirty-nine classrooms in 31 schools (15 public and 16 private) were observed during regularly scheduled whole-group instruction sessions. Bivariate correlations indicated a positive relationship between children's attentiveness and number of practices that teachers used, but not between attentiveness and length of activity. Regression analyses suggested a set of eight specific practices that are related, with length of activity, to children's attentiveness. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana