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Waters, Chelsea L.; Friesen, Amber – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2019
Families raising young children diagnosed with multiple disabilities encounter experiences that are often unique and extend well beyond the early childhood years due to the intensity and severity of their child's needs. The contexts of these families must be understood to provide meaningful services and supports, particularly during the child's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Rearing, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Attitudes
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Yang, Weipeng – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
School leadership plays a critical role in providing appropriate and sustainable curriculum practices. However, there remain significant knowledge gaps in understanding early childhood curriculum leadership in Chinese contexts. In order to examine early childhood curriculum leadership in such contexts, this study analyses and interprets data from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Leadership Responsibility, Preschool Curriculum
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Habeeb, Kawthar M.; Ebrahim, Ali H. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examines the existing literature on information and communication technology and establishes that although there is a strong potential for these resources to generate improved student science concepts outcomes, many teachers fail to recognize that potential. The study then presents qualitative data acquired from teacher questionnaires,…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Teacher Evaluation
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Olsen, Bent – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2019
This article presents a study on plausible correlations between social background and educational values in a group of 700 employees in 80 Danish kindergartens. It investigates whether the pedagogical efforts of the staff are indebted to their living milieus of upbringing. The basic premises of research are developed along Pierre Bourdieu's theory…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Kindergarten, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Skoglund, Ruth Ingrid – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2019
Conflict situations occur in daily life in kindergarten. Often children find solutions by negotiations and compromises, but sometimes they also can use physical force against each other. The focus in this article is kindergarten practitioners' interventions in conflict situations when children use physical force and do not stop when they are told.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Conflict Resolution, Child Behavior
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Willoughby, Michael T.; Wylie, Amanda C.; Little, Michael H. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Children with higher levels of executive function (EF) skills consistently demonstrate higher levels of academic achievement. Despite the consistency of these associations, fundamental questions remain about whether efforts to improve an individual child's EF skills result in corresponding improvements in his or her academic performance. In the…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Achievement Gains
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Lemaster, Jodi; Willett, Vicki – Science and Children, 2019
Observing children tossing a ball in a game of catch or pumping their legs to move a swing, it is obvious that they have already experienced and learned to control the basics of pushes and pulls. Through everyday experiences as simple as rolling a ball across the floor, to more complex activities like team sports, children are building a…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Science Instruction, Physics, Motion
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Hsin, Ching-Ting; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Shih, Meilun; Sheu, Feng-Ru; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2019
This cross-sectional research was conducted to probe how 626 Taiwanese children's conceptions of learning differ by age and gender via drawing. Participants were from the kindergarten, the first grade, and the third grade. A coding scheme categorizing the people, learning domain, and place in the drawings was developed. Chi-square tests were then…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Kindergarten
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Yoon, Haeny S.; Templeton, Tran Nguyen – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
In this research article, Haeny Yoon and Tran Nguyen Templeton explore the challenges of listening to children in both classrooms and research that purports to center young children. Through two stories from their respective studies, Yoon and Templeton highlight the complexities of following children's leads given the competing agendas situating…
Descriptors: Listening, Young Children, Adults, Childrens Attitudes
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Janssen, Caressa; Segers, Eliane; McQueen, James M.; Verhoeven, Ludo – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: The present study compared effects of explicit instruction on and practice with the phonological form of words (form-focused instruction) versus explicit instruction on and practice with the meaning of words (meaning-focused instruction). Instruction was given via interactive storybook reading in the kindergarten classroom of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Phonological Awareness, Semantics, Vocabulary Development
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Rattenborg, Karen; MacPhee, David; Walker, Aimée Kleisner; Miller-Heyl, Jan – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined correlates of parents' reported school engagement in an ethnically diverse, rural sample (N = 346) of parents and teachers in kindergarten through Grade 2. Of particular interest were role expectations and family-school relationships in American Indian families, who historically have been marginalized by…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Rural Schools, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Quinn, Margaret F.; Bingham, Gary E. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Young children's writing development (i.e., writing occurring in preschool and kindergarten prior to the skilled, fluent writing associated with formal schooling) is an important predictor of later literacy achievement. Current policy movements, such as the Common Core State Standards, invoke increased composing demands, yet research has often…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Writing Skills, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Hertz, Sarah; Bernier, Annie; Cimon-Paquet, Catherine; Regueiro, Sophie – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study aimed to examine the unique and interactive contributions of the quality of mothers' and fathers' relationships with their toddlers to the prediction of children's subsequent executive functioning (EF). The sample included 46 low-risk middle-class families. The quality of mother-child and father-child interactions was assessed…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Executive Function, Fathers, Mothers
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Kotaman, Hüseyin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine kindergarten children's motivation choice after successfully completing a mathematical task. Three succeeding measurements took place in two-week intervals. In each measurement a different choice dyad was presented to participating children. After the successful completion of a mathematical activity,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Task Analysis, Learning Processes, Rewards
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Dere, Zeynep – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Early childhood education aims to support children's whole development and their school readiness. Children develop a knowledge about reading, writing and learning before elementary school. This knowledge is called early literacy and it's a key factor for school readiness. This study delves to investigate the early literacy skills of children and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Visual Perception
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