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Kendall, Lynne – Education 3-13, 2019
This study draws upon data gathered from five parents who have children with Down syndrome (DS), being educated in mainstream settings in England. The parental perspective of practices, both inclusive and otherwise, is explored through a qualitative lens. Findings suggest that early intervention, such as portage, is important. However, access to…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Mainstreaming, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Nelson, Larry J.; Evans-Stout, Cortney – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' beliefs about and responses to children's withdrawn behaviors (reticence and solitary-passive behavior) and aggressive behaviors (relational and physical aggression) on the playground across grades (preschool through 2nd grade) and by gender. Participants included 171 female…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Withdrawal (Psychology), Aggression
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Howells, Kristy; Meehan, Catherine – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This study explored early years' practitioners' and teachers' attitudes and confidence in delivering the UK Physical Activity guidelines [National Health Service (NHS). (2013). "Physical activity guidelines for children and young people." Retrieved July 15, 2015, from…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Guidelines, Physical Fitness, Nursery Schools
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Wodon, Quentin – International Studies in Catholic Education, 2019
Serving the poor is a prime component of the mission of Catholic and many other faith-based schools. Do the schools succeed in doing so? This paper and a companion paper focusing on learning aim to answer this question. In this paper, the focus is on schooling or enrolment in school. The paper considers first global and regional data on the number…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Poverty, Preschool Education
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Li, Jian-Bin; Lau, Eva Yi Hung – Early Education and Development, 2019
Research Findings: This study examined the contribution of teacher-student conflict at kindergarten to the child's school adjustment in primary school using a Hong Kong sample. It investigated self-regulation as a mediator and parents' positive relations with others as a moderator in that transition. At Time 1 (T1), kindergarten teachers reported…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship, Conflict
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Miller, Luke C.; Bassok, Daphna – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
Nationwide, the percentage of four-year-olds enrolled in state-supported preschool programs has more than doubled since the early 2000s as states dramatically increased their investments in early childhood education. Florida's Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Program (VPK), which began in 2005, has been a national leader with respect to preschool…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Preschool Education, Grade Repetition, Preschool Children
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Giordano, Keri; LoCascio, Steven; Inoa, Rafael – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case is designed to help school leaders develop skills needed to work with interdisciplinary groups while demonstrating the complex issues faced while considering the special education needs of students. The case further examines a child study team meeting from the lens of different participants, including the principal, teacher, school…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Placement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork
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Neifeald, Edni; Nissim, Yonit – International Education Studies, 2019
This article constitutes the continuation of a research process that investigated models and methods for co-teaching in the "Academia Class" program in the Ohalo Academic College (Nissim & Naifeld, 2018). The article focuses on the contribution of this program to all those who participated in it, identifying co-teaching practices and…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Educational Practices, Student Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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Eckhoff, Angela – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This paper reports findings from a qualitative investigation that documented the exhibition of children's work in public spaces within early learning centers and elementary schools. An iterative, photo-documentation methodology was used to document the student work on display using photographs taken in 20 public elementary schools and four early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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McCoy, Dana Charles; Jones, Stephanie; Roy, Amanda; Raver, C. Cybele – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Although research has shown fade-out of the cognitive benefits of classroom-based preschool interventions, less is known regarding the durability of social-emotional impacts. This study examines the extent to which the multicomponent Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) intervention lowered risk of internalizing, externalizing, attention, and…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Social Development, Emotional Development, Low Income
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Ehri, Linnea C.; Flugman, Bert – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
Teaching systematic phonics effectively to beginning readers requires specialized knowledge and training which many primary grade teachers lack. The current study examined effects of a year-long mentoring program to improve teachers' knowledge and effectiveness in teaching phonics and the extent that it improved students' achievement in reading…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Mentors, Phonics
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Vartiainen, Henriikka; Nissinen, Saara; Pöllänen, Sinikka; Vanninen, Petteri – AERA Open, 2018
The aim of this socioculturally informed study is to explore teachers' insights into connected-learning activities and networks. An instructional approach based on design-oriented pedagogy (DOP) was employed for a teachers' in-service project in Finland. An open-ended design task for the participating teachers and educators from kindergartens (N =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers
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Kim, Matthew H.; Morrison, Frederick J. – AERA Open, 2018
The current study used a regression discontinuity (RD) design to characterize more precisely the link between schooling and literacy by examining whether and how different grade-level, practice-as-usual schooling experiences uniquely predict specific literacy subskills during the transition to school. Data from 334 children revealed moderate…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Education, Kindergarten
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Kusdemir, Yasemin; Bulut, Pinar – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Reading is an important language skill whose main purpose is comprehension. In the reading process, visible symbols must be perceived and interpreted in the brain. Once the reading skill has been acquired, it can become a tool for having access to information, analyzing and interpreting it. All of these depend on the reading comprehension skill.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Motivation, Correlation
Hao, Winona; Syed, Nadia – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
As the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of U.S. classrooms for young children continues to increase, it is more important than ever for early childhood educators to be prepared to meet the needs of the one in three U.S. children age 8 and under who are dual language learners (DLLs). High-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs can…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students
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