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Aamaas, Åsmund; Duesund, Knut; Lauritzen, Solvor Mjøberg – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper uses scaffolding theory to examine structures surrounding Norwegian preschool student teachers on placement in India. Through a case study involving a teacher-training programme in Norway, we explore the extent to which learning outcomes from international placements in a foreign cultural context depend on scaffolding structures. Using…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, Placement, Preschool Teachers
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Albritton, Kizzy; Mathews, Rachel E.; Boyle, Sara G. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Historically, the role of school psychologists in early childhood settings has been limited to the identification and evaluation of children who may be in need of special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It has been suggested that the role should reflect a more proactive model; specifically, it…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Preschool Education, School Psychology
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Botsoglou, Kafenia; Beazidou, Eleftheria; Kougioumtzidou, Eleni; Vlachou, Maria – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Given that there is a lack of children's active involvement in the school design process, the aim of the present multimethod study was to gather data in relation to children's active involvement towards the improvement of their own school's physical environment. Over a period of three months, twenty-nine children aged 4-5 years participated in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Rating Scales, Educational Quality, Educational Environment
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Kayili, Gökhan; Erbay, Filiz – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether the communication and emotional skills of preschoolers differ on the basis of their reflection and impulsivity. The sample of the study comprised 227 (5-6 years old) students attending nursery classes and nursery schools in central districts of Konya. Kansas Reflection-Impulsivity Scale…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Emotional Development, Preschool Children, Cognitive Processes
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Rojas, Joanne P.; Nash, John B.; Rous, Beth S. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Design thinking techniques, including empathetic interviews, provide a promising new methodology for enhancing the quality of childcare services. This human-centred approach seeks to address complex problems with a deliberate, thoughtful solution-seeking process [Brown, T. (2008, June). "Design thinking. Harvard Business Review."…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Coaching (Performance), Technical Assistance, Design
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Johnson, LeAnne D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Despite calls to better prepare children for school entry, children with social, emotional, or behavioural needs continue to experience limited access to care that meets their needs. Despite frameworks for Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support (PBIS) that may aid in addressing children's needs, bringing those frameworks to scale in early…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Social Development
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Loizou, Eleni; Michaelides, Anthia; Georgiou, Anna – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
We acknowledge the importance of scaffolding during play; thus, the present study explores the ways early childhood (EC) teachers provide guidance during children's socio-dramatic play and how they employ creative drama in their play interactions. Data collection included the play video recordings of an in-service teacher with a drama background,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Participation, Dramatic Play
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Gelfer, Jeffrey I.; Nguyen, Neal – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
As teacher shortages or teacher turnover rate continue to proliferate in the field of early childhood education (ECE) across the United States in the past few decades, there seem to be a pressing need for teacher preparation programmes to accommodate prospective ECE pre-service teachers (who do not have the chance to enroll in traditional teacher…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage, Preschool Teachers
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Wackerle-Hollman, Alisha; Durán, Lillian; Brunner, Stephanie; Palma, Jose; Kohlmeier, Theresa; Rodriguez, Michael C. – Educational Assessment, 2019
Spanish speakers in the United States are a steadily increasing population, up by 233% since 1980. Given the growing population of dual language learners (DLLs) and the large numbers of Spanish-speaking children enrolled in pre-kindergarten programs, addressing the educational needs of preschool-aged DLLs has become a national imperative.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, English, Bilingual Students
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Hawkins-Lear, Sarah; Grisham-Brown, Jennifer – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
Two case studies were utilized to teach math skills while embedding the constant time delay teaching strategy. The study targeted children who were at risk for having mathematic difficulty in school due to disabilities, socioeconomic status, and living in a rural area. Four 3- to 5-year-old children with disabilities who attended rural inclusive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Children, Disabilities, Rural Areas
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Gosselin, Katrine S.; Sundeen, Todd H. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
The roles of teachers and related service providers (e.g., speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists) are vital to skill acquisition and meaningful access to the general education curriculum for students who have been identified as having significant or extensive support needs. However, often delivery of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Literacy Education, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Edyburn, Kelly L.; Quirk, Matthew; Oliva-Olson, Carola – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
Latinx dual language learners (DLLs) are a large and growing student body that continues to face educational adversities that contribute to the maintenance of a longstanding academic achievement gap. Previous research has documented that preschool attendance and development of home language skills in early childhood support the long-term academic…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Preschool Children, English (Second Language)
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Bhengu, Thamsanqa T.; Svosve, Evangelista – Africa Education Review, 2019
This article presents and discusses the findings of a multi-case study that was conducted in four remote rural early childhood development (ECD) schools located in the Chiredzi district, in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. The article explored how school heads enhanced resources mobilisation in remote rural ECD schools through school-community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, School Community Relationship, Case Studies
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Zimmerman, Kathleen N.; Ledford, Jennifer R.; Severini, Katherine E. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2019
The effectiveness of a weighted blanket intervention and structured work boxes for improving engagement for a child with autism during math circle time in a general education kindergarten classroom were evaluated relative to baseline using an alternating treatments design. The structured work boxes resulted in higher levels of engagement, and the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Class Activities
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Britsch, Susan – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2019
This paper presents initial findings from a project that explored the use of digital cameras by preschool children in classroom science investigations. Children's science experience was viewed through a multimodal, social semiotic lens. A qualitative approach to data analysis was used to track and codify the visual choices made by the child…
Descriptors: Photography, Preschool Children, Science Instruction, Inquiry
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