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Johnston, Susan S.; Nelson, Catherine – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter difficulties in various aspects of play, including successful entrance into playgroups. This article describes the practical and applied use of an empirically validated strategy that uses graphic symbols to teach young children with ASD to request entrance into playgroups.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Play, Progress Monitoring
Fonseca, Manuela – Preschool Development and Expansion Grant Technical Assistance (PDG TA), 2016
Preschool Development Grant (PDG) grantees and Head Start programs are funded to provide high-quality preschool education and comprehensive services to families meeting federal poverty guidelines. The overlap of program standards and services across these two programs provides unique opportunities for partnerships. This document provides examples…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Curriculum, Educational Improvement, Grants
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Shakman, Karen; Rodriguez, Sheila M. – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2015
The Logic Model Workshop Toolkit is designed to help practitioners learn the purpose of logic models, the different elements of a logic model, and the appropriate steps for developing and using a logic model for program evaluation. Topics covered in the sessions include an overview of logic models, the elements of a logic model, an introduction to…
Descriptors: Models, Logical Thinking, Workshops, Program Design
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
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van Kraayenoord, Christina E.; Waterworth, David; Brady, Trish – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2014
Responding to individual differences in classrooms in which there is increasing diversity is one of the challenges of inclusive education in Australia. The linking of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and assistive technologies (ATs) is one way in which this challenge can be addressed. This article describes an initiative, known as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Differences, Inclusion, Classroom Environment
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Robertson, Leena H.; Drury, Rose; Cable, Carrie – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2014
Based on sociocultural theories of learning, this paper draws on findings from a research project "a day in a life of a bilingual practitioner". It explores how two multilingual practitioners in English early years settings supported the learning of young 3-4 year-old children, and their parents and teachers. The paper challenges the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Teachers, Language Usage, Bilingual Teachers
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Troolin, David – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2013
This paper describes a case study of language development in rural Papua New Guinea, in which parents felt the local school was not meeting the educational needs of their children. In this case study, the local, national and global narratives concerning use of the vernacular in education were apparent in the negotiation leading to an apparent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Language Planning, Case Studies
Talmi, Ayelet – ZERO TO THREE, 2013
Case studies provide numerous opportunities for professional development and can be particularly helpful in transdiciplinary training. This article offers suggestions for how to use the "Zero to Three" Journal's "Stories From the Field" series of articles across a variety of settings and roles such as clinical practice, program…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Guidelines, Young Children, Case Studies
Bicehouse, Vaughn L. – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2012
In 2007, the Autism Society of America (ASA) estimated that 1.5 million Americans and their families were affected by autism. As the current ASD prevalence rates continue to rise (10%-17% each year) so does the awareness that ASD is no respecter of persons. ASD touches children of every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic background. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Profiles, Case Studies
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Brown, Robert; Scull, Janet; Nolan, Andrea; Raban, Bridie; Deans, Jan – Australian Educational Researcher, 2012
This paper introduces the Young Learners' Project, which is a large scale longitudinal study that aims to identify a number of factors associated with positive outcomes in literacy in the first year of school: the role of the preschool teacher, home life and child characteristics. In particular, it presents the design of one sub-study within the…
Descriptors: Family Life, Preschool Teachers, Emergent Literacy, Researchers
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Stockall, Nancy S.; Dennis, Lindsay; Miller, Melinda – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Universal design for learning (UDL), an outgrowth of the architectural model of universal design, has been widely researched as a promising method of supporting the growth and development of all children. The focus of this article is UDL in the preschool. To begin, the principles of UDL are outlined and explained. Next, UDL as it applies to a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Access to Education, Vignettes, Preschool Curriculum
Constable, Karen – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
The outdoor area is now an integral part of many early years settings and schools, but is it being used to its full potential? This book clearly explains the learning potential of the outdoor environment and practically demonstrates how the "Outdoor Classroom" can be developed in early years settings and schools. Drawing on the Forest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Outdoor Education, Learning Activities
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Bath, Caroline – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2012
This article discusses the findings about pedagogical documentation which were drawn from a study which the author co-directed in a range of English early childhood education and care settings and which focused on children's views of the early years curriculum. The article poses questions provoked by the study and uses the work of Rinaldi and Carr…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, English Instruction
Bradford, Helen – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
The most rapid and significant phase of development occurs in the first three years of a child's life. The "Supporting Children from Birth to Three" series focuses on the care and support of the youngest children. Each book takes a key aspect of working with this age group and gives clear and detailed explanations of relevant theories…
Descriptors: Work Attitudes, Well Being, Reflective Teaching, Young Children
Rice, Cynthia; Costanza, Vincent – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2011
New Jersey school administrators are finding themselves in need of the supports necessary to build on the state's existing model preschools toward a broader vision of early learning, including making strong connections to the early learning system. Clearly, changing the educational mindset and building the related capacity of front-line leaders is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Administrators
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