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Acerenza, Santiago; Gandelman, Néstor – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
This paper characterizes household spending in education using microdata from income and expenditure surveys for twelve Latin American and Caribbean countries and the United States. Bahamas, Chile, and Mexico have the highest household spending in education and Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay have the lowest. Tertiary education is the most important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latin Americans, Heads of Households, Expenditures
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Isikoglu Erdogan, Nesrin; Johnson, James E.; Dong, Pool Ip; Qiu, Zhihui – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Recently play environments and materials have changed with digital materials becoming increasingly available for young children. Parents' preferences about the importance and appropriateness of digital play may influence the quality and the quantity of digital play opportunities children receive at home. The purpose of this research is to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents, Play, Information Technology
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Starr, Elizabeth M.; Martini, Tanya S.; Kuo, Ben C. H. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2016
Despite the stated importance of a successful kindergarten transition (TTK) for future school success, no research has addressed this transition for culturally/ethnically diverse families having children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). To address this gap, six focus groups (three with ethnically diverse parents, one with kindergarten…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Kindergarten, Early Intervention
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Pendergast, Donna; Twigg, Danielle – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2015
A thematic content analysis of the seven issues (35 papers and two editorials) of the "International Research in Early Childhood Education" ("IRECE") journal published by Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria was conducted to explore the themes over its five years of publication. Publications were grouped into defined data…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Content Analysis, Children, Learning
Steinberg, Shirley R., Ed.; Cannella, Gaile S., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
This volume of transformed research utilizes an activist approach to examine the notion that nothing is apolitical. Research projects themselves are critically examined for power orientations, even as they are used to address curricular problems and educational or societal issues. Philosophical perspectives that have facilitated an understanding…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Language Usage
Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2012
As any parent of a child with autism knows, your life changes and you take on new roles after your child receives a diagnosis of autism. Ready or not, you are now expected to be an expert on interventions, support professionals, and special education. Suddenly, your concerns and worries are different from the parents around you. While they may be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Autism
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Freeman, Ramona; Karlsson, Fil dr Malene – Childhood Education, 2012
The outlook for teaching and learning in the homes of family child care (also called "day care" and "child minding" [the latter term is used in the United Kingdom]) is both promising and precarious. The authors believe such programs hold potential for high-quality learning, yet they suffer from lack of recognition and support.…
Descriptors: Child Care, Vignettes, Foreign Countries, Parenting Styles
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Fitzgerald, Monica M.; Cohen, Judith A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2012
Schools are ideal settings for identifying children and adolescents who have been exposed to traumatic events. They are also ideal for providing evidence-based mental health services, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, to students affected by childhood posttraumatic stress disorder and co-occurring mental health and behavioral…
Descriptors: Evidence, Health Services, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, School Psychologists
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Adair, Jennifer Keys; Tobin, Joseph; Arzubiaga, Angela E. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Many scholars in the fields of teacher education, multicultural education, and bilingual education have argued that children of recent immigrants are best served in classrooms that have teachers who understand the cultural background and the home language of their students. Culturally knowledgeable and responsive teachers are…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Bilingual Education, Cultural Background, Ethnography
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Query, Rebecca Robinson; Ceglowski, Deborah; Clark, Patricia; Li, Yongmei – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine Hispanic families' perspectives on using a prepared kit to enhance their preschoolers' vocabulary development at home. Families enrolled in a public prekindergarten program were provided with a bilingual (English/Spanish) home literacy kit that included ways in which to engage their children in activities…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Vocabulary Development, Bilingualism
Smith, Mark A.; Gundler, Darla; Casey, Maureen; Jones, Talina – Zero to Three (J), 2011
For thousands of parents of children with delays or disabilities, early intervention (EI) is the start of a lifetime of personal advocacy--learning to speak up on behalf of their own child to obtain the supports and educational experiences that establish future success in school and in life. Facing severe cuts in budgets, narrowing of eligibility…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Family Involvement, Developmental Delays, Developmental Disabilities
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Altshuler, Sandra J.; Cleverly-Thomas, Amber – Child Welfare, 2011
Although the methamphetamine epidemic in the United States has caught the attention of law enforcement and the media, the needs of the children living in so-called "meth homes" have not yet been addressed. These children are endangered from not only the chemicals involved, but also parental abuse and/or neglect. Little is known, however,…
Descriptors: School Security, Law Enforcement, Developmental Delays, Child Abuse
Alexander, Julia – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study is to examine the role of center-based care and children's school readiness in predicting their first and third grade reading and mathematics achievement. Predictions derived from an opportunity-propensity theoretical framework applied to data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-99. …
Descriptors: School Readiness, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Skills
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Isik-Ercan, Zeynep – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This retrospective study is an in-depth investigation of the perspectives of Turkish immigrant parents on their children's early schooling in the United States (PreK-3). It specifically explores how these parents connect with or are disconnected from school culture, and how their socio-cultural understanding of education and teachers influence…
Descriptors: Research Design, Qualitative Research, School Culture, Early Childhood Education
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Lash, Martha; McMullen, Mary – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
The achievement of quality, affordability and availability--what has been called the "trilemma" of child care--continues to pose relevant, moral challenges for administrators, teachers and parents. These three dimensions of the trilemma are directly related to questions of moral significance related to how the US child care structure…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Decision Making, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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