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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Edwards, Susan; Nolan, Andrea; Henderson, Michael; Skouteris, Helen; Mantilla, Ana; Lambert, Pamela; Bird, Jo – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2016
Advancements in technology have increased preschool children's access to the Internet. Very little research has been conducted to identify pre-school-aged children's understandings of the Internet and ramifications of being "online." Without an understanding of children's thinking about the Internet, it is difficult to provide age- and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Internet, Safety, Foreign Countries
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Grifenhagen, Jill F.; Barnes, Erica M.; Collins, Molly F.; Dickinson, David K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Decades of research have identified features of classrooms and teachers' talk that are associated with children's language growth. Unfortunately, much of this work has not yet translated to widespread practice in early childhood classrooms. Given the important contributions that early language development makes to later academic achievement,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Educational Research
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Rescorla, Leslie; Lee, Youn Mi Cathy; Oh, Kyung Ja; Kim, Young Ah – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: In this study, the authors aimed to compare vocabulary size, lexical composition, and late talking in large samples of Korean and U.S. children ages 18-35 months. Method: Data for 2,191 Korean children (211 children recruited "offline" through preschools, and 1,980 recruited "online" via the Internet) and 274 U.S.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Vocabulary Development, Lexicology
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Parker, Alison E.; Mathis, Erin T.; Kupersmidt, Janis B. – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: The study examined children's recognition of emotion from faces and body poses, as well as gender differences in these recognition abilities. Preschool-aged children ("N" = 55) and their parents and teachers participated in the study. Preschool-aged children completed a web-based measure of emotion recognition skills…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Nonverbal Communication, Emotional Response, Recognition (Psychology)
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Koops, Lisa Huisman – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
With the intent of facilitating musical development of children enrolled in early childhood music courses, the purpose of this research was to describe the ongoing use of an online social networking site by parents of preschool children. Six families attended a 45-min early childhood music class each week for 10 weeks and responded to assignments…
Descriptors: Music Education, Empowerment, Parents, Preschool Children
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Di Rezze, Briano; Rosenbaum, Peter; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2012
Service providers and researchers in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are challenged to categorize clinical variation in function. Classification systems for children with cerebral palsy have enabled clinicians and families to describe levels of function. A web-based survey engaged international ASD stakeholders to advise on considerations of…
Descriptors: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Preschool Children, Classification
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van Dijken, Marianne J.; Bus, Adriana G.; de Jong, Maria T. – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2011
The Dutch website Bereslim (http:// www.bereslim.nl) provides digital picture storybooks for three- to seven-year-olds for daily use. The present study investigates whether this new opportunity to enhance linguistic development actively assists preschool children from low- and high-educated families in an equal manner. We looked closely at the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Learning
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Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Masiello, Tracy – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
The influences of child participation in interest-based learning activities on the development of 17 preschoolers with autism was the focus of this brief report. The children's mothers identified their children's interests and the everyday family and community activities that provided opportunities for interest-based learning. Parents then…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Childhood Interests, Motor Development
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Barton, Debra – Primary Science, 2010
With the introduction of the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in September 2008 in England (for 3-5-year-olds), some early years practitioners have had to include a formal early years curriculum into their practice. Training is being offered by local authorities to assist in the delivery of a quality early years curriculum in line with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Science Instruction, Preschool Children