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Care, Esther; Deans, Jan; Brown, Robert – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2007
Research on career development has focused primarily on adolescents and adults. However, in Gottfredson's theory of circumscription and compromise (2002) it is proposed that career aspirations originate in the preschool years and that the earliest work aspirations of children are sex typed in relation to the activities of same sex adults. This…
Descriptors: Females, Fantasy, Occupational Aspiration, Career Development
Dresser, Rocio – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
In the United States in the last few years, a considerable amount of attention has been given to literacy programs as a way to close the academic gap between English-only (EO) students and English language learners (ELL). Teacher education programs around the country have been dealing with issues of academic inequity for some time. There are no…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning
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Kainz, Kirsten; Vernon-Feagans, Lynne – Elementary School Journal, 2007
In this study we investigated reading development from kindergarten to third grade for 1,913 economically disadvantaged children from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort. Characteristics of the child, the family, classroom instruction, and school composition were used to model influences from multiple levels of children's…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Early Reading, Family Characteristics, Ecology
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Byrne, Brian; Samuelsson, Stefan; Wadsworth, Sally; Hulslander, Jacqueline; Corley, Robin; DeFries, John C.; Quain, Peter; Willcutt, Erik G.; Olson, Richard K. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2007
Grade 1 literacy skills of twin children in Australia (New South Wales) and the United States (Colorado) were explored in a genetically sensitive design (N = 319 pairs). Analyses indicated strong genetic influence on word and nonword identification, reading comprehension, and spelling. Rapid naming showed more modest, though reliable, genetic…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Lloyd, Gwendolyn M. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
This report describes one preservice teacher's development of mathematics instruction during her student-teaching internship in a kindergarten classroom at a low-performing, urban elementary school. A framework of social strategies was used to describe the student teacher's use of strategic compromise as a way to deal with competing pressures and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Interests, Student Teachers
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Jensen, Bryant T. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2007
The number of children beginning public school in the United States who speak Spanish as their native language--Spanish-speaking kindergartners (SSK)--continues to increase. It is important that the teacher workforce acquire the characteristics and the instructional and curricular tools necessary to provide these children with meaningful early…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Status, Mathematics Achievement
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Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Stapleton, Laura M. – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study investigated the contributions of maternal education and ethnicity to three dimensions of home-based parental involvement in young children's education and development: parental expectations about educational attainment, children's activities at home and outside the home, and family routines. Controlling for family background variables…
Descriptors: Young Children, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Ethnicity
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Hall, Katrina Willard; Hargis, Jace – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2007
On a recent visit to Murmansk, Russia to explore collaborative possibilities between the University of North Florida and Murmansk State Pedagogical University (MSPU), two educators jumped at the chance to visit a local kindergarten. As a former kindergarten teacher, one was curious to see how this kindergarten varied from what she had experienced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten
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DeCicca, Philip – Economics of Education Review, 2007
Over the past three decades, enrollment in full-day kindergarten has grown considerably--from roughly one-tenth to just over half of US kindergartners today. Full-day kindergarten reappeared first in the 1960s as an intervention designed to help disadvantaged children ''catch up'' to their peers through additional schooling. More recently, it has…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Scores, Mathematics Achievement, Racial Differences
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Logue, Mary E. – Children & Schools, 2007
Many children come to kindergarten with insufficient social skills to participate in the activities necessary for academic achievement. Children enrolled in prekindergarten programs across the United States are expelled at higher rates than older students. Boys are expelled 4 1/2 times more often than girls. When children excluded from…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Socialization, Young Children
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Goldstein, Lisa S. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2007
This article presents findings from a qualitative study of two kindergarten teachers' responses to the professional demands posed by recent shifts in national and state education policies in the United States. Although the literature has framed the practical challenges resulting from these changing expectations in terms of curricular/instructional…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten, Academic Standards, Educational Change
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Fromberg, Doris Pronin – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2006
The political, economic, social, equity, and historical influences on the status of kindergarten education and early childhood teacher education in the United States are discussed. There are many sources of data that create a picture of the diverse programs, resources, and opportunities that kindergarten children experience, including the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Rouse, Heather L.; Fantuzzo, John W. – School Psychology Review, 2006
The validity of three subtests of the Dynamic Indicators for Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) was investigated for kindergarten children in a large urban school district. A stratified, random sample of 330 participants was drawn from an entire cohort of kindergarten children. Letter Naming Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, and Nonsense…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Standardized Tests, Predictive Validity, Reading Ability
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Datar, Ashlesha – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2006
The past two decades have seen a rising trend in the minimum entrance age for kindergarten in the U.S. A little-noticed, but potentially large, consequence of raising the minimum entrance age is that it imposes additional childcare costs for families whose children are forced to stay out of school for an additional year. This paper develops a…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Age Differences, Educational Policy, Child Care
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Vespo, Jo Ellen; Capece, DeeAnn; Behforooz, Bita – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
Researchers and educators argue that social and emotional development affect academic success, and therefore should be targets for intervention. It is strongly suggested that such intervention begin during kindergarten. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nurturing Curriculum, which is designed to improve emotional…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Kindergarten, Intervention, Prosocial Behavior
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