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Kortjass, Makie – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2019
Background: This article gives an account of what I learned through the process of a self-study research project. Self-study teacher research allows teacher educators and teachers to improve their learning, plan new pedagogies and impact students' learning. Aim: The aim of this self-study research was to improve my own practice in early childhood…
Descriptors: Reflection, Independent Study, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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Matta, Tyler H.; Soland, James – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2019
The development of academic English proficiency and the time it takes to reclassify to fluent English proficient status are key issues in English learner (EL) policy. This article develops a shared random effects model (SREM) to estimate English proficiency development and time to reclassification simultaneously, treating student-specific random…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Classification, Language Fluency
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Yu, SeonYeong – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
The purpose of this article is to share findings about Head Start teachers' attitudes and perceived competence toward inclusion based on data gathered from 41 instructional professionals in 18 Head Start classrooms using surveys and interviews. Results showed that all of the participating teachers agreed with inclusion and identified several…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Li, Zijia; Gooden, Caroline; Toland, Michael D. – Journal of Early Intervention, 2019
This study provides preliminary evidence for reliability and validity of the Hawaii Early Learning Profile Strands 0-3 (HELP Strands 0-3), an assessment instrument for young children. First, the degree of interobserver agreement for a sample of representative HELP items was examined; results indicated that HELP scoring was dependable and…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Early Childhood Education, Test Reliability
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McLeod, Ragan H.; Kim, Sunyoung; Resua, Kimberly A. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2019
In this study, we examined the effects of training and coaching via video and email feedback on preservice teachers' use of recommended practices. Two preservice teachers in an early childhood special education program developed action plans for implementing recommended practices and videotaped their interactions with children in a blended…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Video Technology, Preservice Teachers, Electronic Mail
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Feuerborn, Laura L.; Tyre, Ashli D.; Zecevic, Mladen – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
The implementation of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) requires a shift from a reliance on reactionary discipline to prevention-oriented supports, and it requires that staff adopt and regularly apply the practices throughout the building. This level of systemic change in staff thinking and practice is challenging to…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Middle Schools
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Elcan Kaynak, Naime; Avsar Erumit, Banu – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2019
Nature of science (NOS) is a critical component and should be part of all science lessons. It is critical to begin NOS instruction in the elementary grades, to help young children develop an identity as persons who can conceptualize NOS ideas. The purpose of this study was to explore third grade elementary students' Nature of Science (NOS)…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Tataroglu, Eylem – Educational Research and Reviews, 2019
Turkey's Ministry of National Education aims to identify and develop valuable characteristics to prepare the nation's young for their professional life as adults. The Ministry has been conducting an extensive and comprehensive review of the educational system since the beginning of 2000. Educational system was implemented in time for the 2012/2013…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Visual Arts, National Curriculum
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Blomgren, Henriette – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2019
This article contributes to the knowledge about artist-teacher collaboration by focusing on aesthetic processes in a partnership between pedagogues and artists in two Danish kindergartens over a period of 18 months. The research is within the framework of action research and links to the development project, "European Children of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Aesthetics, Artists
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Owen, Alex – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article explores inclusive and exclusive perceptions within early years practice settings in England. Inclusion is understood to involve the acknowledgement and celebration of difference, rather than its problematization. A deficit-based discourse regarding diversity is challenged and the concept of "diversity gain" is explored. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K.; Hairston, Marcy; Haring, Christa D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between parents' home literacy practices and the literacy skills of young children at risk for reading difficulties. Participants included 198 kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. Children were enrolled in two Title I schools in an urban setting. Parents completed the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Emergent Literacy, Cultural Capital
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Borg, Farhana; Winberg, T. Mikael; Vinterek, Monika – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored Swedish preschool children's knowledge about the environmental impact of various transport modes, and investigated whether or not eco-certification has any role to play in relation to this knowledge. Additionally, this study examined children's perceived sources of knowledge. Using illustrations and semi-structured questions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Knowledge Level, Ecology
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Mertala, Pekka – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In this study, written assignments from preservice early childhood teachers were examined to find answers to the following research questions: (1) What beliefs do preservice teachers have about children and technology at home? (2) How are parents represented in preservice teachers' beliefs about children and technology? (3) What are the…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Beliefs, Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Hall, Anna H.; White, Kelley M.; Guo, Ying; Emerson, Andrea – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The current study used a mixed method design with 245 preschool children, 255 teachers, and 156 parents. Researchers interviewed children and surveyed teachers and parents about their perceptions of preschool children's writing abilities and developmental writing stages. The results of the study showed that each group defined writing differently…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Theodotou, Evgenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Literacy is one of the most important areas of development. Several pieces of research examine the positive impact of the arts on children's literacy development. However, most of them focus on specific literacy skills and not in providing a holistic examination of literacy. Also, they adapt a structured methodology, with pre-decided lesson plans,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literacy Education, Art Education, Lesson Plans
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