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Perry, Bob; Hampshire, Ann; Gervaxoni, Ann; O'Neill, Will – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
"Let's Count" is a preschool mathematics intervention implemented by The Smith Family from 2012 to the present in "disdvantaged" communities across Australia. It is based on current mathematics and early childhood education research and aligns with the Early Years Learning Framework. Let's Count has been shown to be effective…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Curriculum, Intervention, Disadvantaged Environment
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Ngwaru, J. Marriote – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
The majority of people in Southern and Eastern Africa (SEA) including Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda live in rural areas on less than two dollars a day. The countries however share education values based on the conviction that education will transform society and as a result have embraced the Millennium Development (MDG) and Education for All (EFA)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Poverty, Role of Education
Perry, Bob – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
This paper reports on how one of the major outcomes from a long term mathematics education professional development project involving educators from preschools and the early years of school in South Australia is being used by these educators to notice young children's mathematics. The educators use "Reflective Continua" to guide their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
White, E. J. – Online Submission, 2011
The genesis for this paper lies in the problematic nature of assessment practice, as a central authorship activity, for early childhood education teachers. This paper draws on dialogic philosophy to explore this challenge based on a doctoral investigation of a very young child (White, 2009) and the strategic means by which she reveals and conceals…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
McGarvey, Lynn M. – Online Submission, 2010
A recent emphasis on mathematics learning in the preschool years has sparked a flurry of research in children's thinking; yet, the same attention has not been paid to teaching mathematics in preschools. This paper examines the reciprocal relationship of teaching|learning mathematics with young children and attempts to move discussions beyond…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Young Children, Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education
Kutz, Gregory D. – US Government Accountability Office, 2010
The Head Start program, overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Office of Head Start, provides child development services primarily to low-income families and their children. Federal law allows up to 10 percent of enrolled families to have incomes above 130 percent of the poverty line--GAO (Government…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Integrated Services, National Programs, Low Income Groups
Vujicic, Lidija; Cepic, Renata; Papak, Petra Pejic – Online Submission, 2010
Contemporary scientific cognizance on the development of children and the possibilities of their education has altered the image of the child to such an extent that the majority of scholars speak of a New Paradigm. This paradigm defines the child as a unique, singular, complete and complex being who realizes his personality through…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Models, Young Children, Preschool Teachers
Lawton, Stephen B. – Online Submission, 2009
The Arizona English-Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA) is the backbone of Arizona's new English-language learner (ELL) policy in that it is used to assess students' English-language proficiency in order to place them into groups for English-language instruction and to determine when they have become proficient in English. This paper evaluates a…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Item Response Theory, Language Proficiency, Scaling
Lang, W. Steve; Chew, Alex L.; Crownover, Carol; Wilkerson, Judy R. – Online Submission, 2007
Determining the cross-cultural equivalence of multilingual tests is a challenge that is more complex than simple horizontal equating of test forms. This study examines the functioning of a trilingual test of preschool readiness to determine the equivalence. Different forms of the test have previously been examined using classical statistical…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Reading Readiness Tests, Item Analysis, Item Response Theory