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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep; Demir-Dagdas, Tuba; Cakmakci, Huzeyfe; Cava-Tadik, Yasemin; Intepe-Tingir, Seyma – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This paper examines the issues surrounding low-income immigrants in the U.S. and the ways they shape the educational experiences of their young children. Using a multidisciplinary lens including sociology, family studies, education, and mental health, the authors analyse multiple perspectives towards the educational experiences of children in…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Immigrants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Young Children
Jordan, Rebecca Lee Payne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The notably low level of reading proficiency across the United States, combined with the known importance of teachers for student success, necessitates improved understanding of teachers' knowledge, how it is acquired, and its role in instruction. This study had four goals: (1) identify whether domains of content knowledge and pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Yamamoto, Yoko; Holloway, Susan D.; Suzuki, Sawako – School Community Journal, 2016
In spite of evidence indicating the benefits of parental engagement for children's achievement, little is known about the factors that contribute to parental engagement in countries outside the United States. In this study, we addressed this gap in the literature by examining teachers' outreach in addition to maternal psychological elements…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Parent Role
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Brody, David L. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2015
Because professionalism in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is measured by standards relating to caring, men in the field are often held to expectations associated with female behaviors. This research examines the tensions arising from this encounter and explores alternative solutions which male ECEC workers around the world have…
Descriptors: Males, Masculinity, Self Concept, Preschool Teachers
Bornfreund, Laura; Cook, Shayna; Lieberman, Abbie; Loewenberg, Aaron – New America, 2015
Only about one-third of children attending school in the United States can read proficiently at fourth grade, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as "the nation's report card." If that is not dismaying enough, consider the outcomes for the nation's most vulnerable students. The first eight years of…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Indicators, State Legislation, Educational Quality
Committee for Economic Development, 2012
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) has a decades-old commitment to quality early childhood education. CED Trustees have always been in the forefront of the effort to promote early learning and development for all children. Over recent years, the case for investment in the early years of childhood has become stronger and more urgent.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Investment, Human Capital
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Lillemyr, Ole Fredrik; Sobstad, Frode; Marder, Kurt; Flowerday, Terri – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
In the school's conception of learning, the cultural aspect of children's play has often been lacking. In different countries, it is emphasized that play is important for learning (Dockett and Fleer, Play and pedagogy in early childhood: Bending the rules. Harcourt Brace & Comp, Sydney, "1999"; Lillemyr, Nordisk Pedagogik/Nordic…
Descriptors: Play, Multicultural Education, Indigenous Populations, Educational Research
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Brown, Sally; Souto-Manning, Mariana; Laman, Tasha Tropp – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2010
In this article, three educators share case studies describing racial biases and segregationist practices in early schooling. The authors draw upon critical race theory as a lens and employ critical discourse analysis to uncover classed and raced biases within and across three early childhood contexts. While the cases are situated in specific…
Descriptors: Young Children, Critical Theory, Race, Racial Identification