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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Girardin, Ken; Duell, Noah – Empire Center for Public Policy, 2017
In November 2014, New York voters approved the Smart Schools Bond Act, which authorizes up to $2 billion in state general obligation borrowing to finance school district purchases of computers and other classroom technology; improve schools' high-speed and wireless internet links; install "high-tech smart security features" in school…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, School Districts, Educational Technology
Loeb, Susanna – Center on Children and Families at Brookings, 2016
Despite the widely-recognized benefits of early childhood experiences in formal settings that enrich the social and cognitive environments of children, many children--particularly infants and toddlers--spend their days in unregulated (or very lightly regulated) "informal" childcare settings. Over half of all one- and two-year-olds are…
Descriptors: Child Care, Caregivers, Young Children, Infants
Lee, Joan – Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2016
Recognizing the growth of technology use in early learning settings, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services collaborated in the development of the "Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief" to promote developmentally appropriate use of technology in homes and early learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Young Children
Fox, Jillian; Diezmann, Carmel; Lamb, Janeen – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
The aim of this paper is to report on barriers to ICT integration in teaching practices from the perspective of early childhood teachers. Six early childhood teachers from a combined private school in Queensland participated in this study. Individual interviews explored the ICT tools used in early childhood programs and the barriers to integration…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Barriers
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Udoudo, Aniefiok J.; Ojo, Gbemisola O. – SAGE Open, 2016
This study appraised the use of the new media by students in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to identify extent of use of new media and to find out challenges experienced while using new media for learning in schools in the Local Government Area. The study adopted survey and quasi…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Use Studies, Technology Uses in Education
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Mourlam, Daniel J.; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2015
This study explores the experiences of elementary education teacher candidates in a Professional Development School Partnership that included a 1:1 iPad initiative. The teacher candidates in the year-long cohort were each given their own iPad to use in their coursework and field experience. Observation, survey, and interview data were collected to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Professional Development Schools, Partnerships in Education
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Rojas-Barahona, Cristian A.; Förster, Carla E.; Moreno-Ríos, Sergio; McClelland, Megan M. – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: The present study evaluated the impact of a working memory (WM) stimulation program on the development of WM and early literacy skills (ELS) in preschoolers from socioeconomically deprived rural and urban schools in Chile. The sample consisted of 268 children, 144 in the intervention group and 124 in the comparison group. The…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, Rural Areas
Daugherty, Lindsay; Dossani, Rafiq; Johnson, Erin-Elizabeth; Wright, Cameron – RAND Corporation, 2014
Providers of early childhood education (ECE) are well positioned to help ensure that technology is used effectively in ECE settings. Indeed, the successful integration of technology into ECE depends on providers who have the ability to curate the most appropriate devices and content, "facilitate" effective patterns of use, guide families…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Teachers, Technology Integration
Formby, Susie – National Literacy Trust, 2014
This research, a collaboration between Pearson and the National Literacy Trust, was designed to explore the use of technology by children in the early years. In 2013 Pearson and the National Literacy Trust invited practitioners who work with three to five-year-olds to take part in an online survey to explore how they support children's language…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children, Online Surveys
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Hatzigianni, Maria – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2014
This exploratory study investigated young children's beliefs and opinions about computers by actively involving children in the research project. Fifty two children, four to six years old, were asked a set of questions about their favourite activities and their opinions on computer use before and after a seven month computer intervention…
Descriptors: Young Children, Attitude Measures, Beliefs, Computer Attitudes
Leonard, Jessica Alexis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative research examined how two early childhood educators initially integrated tablet technology in the curriculum through classroom observation, interviews and a review of documentation. The overall question was: how are early childhood educators initially integrating tablet technologies in the curriculum? The researcher also asked…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Technology Integration, Handheld Devices, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Rose, Katherine K.; Vittrup, Brigitte; Leveridge, Tinney – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2013
Background: This study investigated parental decision making about non-parental child care programs based on the technological and quality components of the program, both child-focused and parent-focused. Child-focused variables related to children's access to technology such as computers, educational television programming, and the internet.…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making, Child Care
Alberta Education, 2013
The education of students is fundamental to shaping a preferred provincial, national and global future. It is also essential in maintaining Alberta's standard of living and ensuring its global competitiveness. The education system must simultaneously prepare the citizens of tomorrow while equipping the students with the knowledge and skills they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Planning, Educational Legislation, Parents
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Stephen, Christine; Stevenson, Olivia; Adey, Claire – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2013
This article is about the ways in which young children engage with technological toys and resources at home and, in particular, the ways in which the family context makes a difference to young children’s engagement with these technologies. The data reviewed come from family interviews and parent-recorded video of four case study children as they…
Descriptors: Family Influence, Family Environment, Access to Computers, Young Children
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