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Chen, Yu-Jung; Chien, Hui-Min; Kao, Chia-Pin – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore preschool teachers' evaluation standards and searching strategies during their online searching process, focusing on the difference between pre-service and in-service teachers. A total of 408 pre-service and in-service preschool teachers in Taiwan participated in the survey research. The validity and…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Search Strategies, Preschool Teachers, Standards
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Chen, Ru-Si; Tu, Chia-Ching – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Integrating Internet-related applications into preschool instructional activities can enable children to develop multiple aspects of their learning abilities as well as their cognitive, affective, and relevant skills. Because of the trends toward an Internet society and parents' expectations from preschools, many teachers have considered parents'…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Kao, Chia-Pin; Chien, Hui-Min – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This study was conducted to explore the relationships between pre-school educators' conceptions of and approaches to learning by web-searching through Internet Self-efficacy. Based on data from 242 pre-school educators who had prior experience of participating in web-searching in Taiwan for path analyses, it was found in this study that…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Self Efficacy, Preschool Teachers
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Little, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2017
This article presents data from a survey of Early Childhood Education and Care services in Australia. The study investigated outdoor play provision in terms of space, resources and planning for risk-taking in play. Overall, the results indicate that the participating centres are well-resourced to promote physical play, but vary in terms of…
Descriptors: Risk, Early Childhood Education, Play, Preschool Teachers
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Chen, Ru-Si – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This study focuses on preschool teachers' attitudes toward integrated Internet applications for professional development by a survey in Taiwan. The researcher developed a survey questionnaire consisting of five factors: usefulness, effectiveness, behavioral intention, Internet connection, and professional competence. This study analyzed the survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes
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Kao, C-P. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
This study examined whether self-directed learning readiness (SDLR) moderates the association between Internet self-efficacy and approaches to learning by web searching (ALWS). A total of 329 valid questionnaires were used for the correlation and path analysis. The results revealed that preschool teachers' SDLR significantly moderated the…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Correlation, Self Efficacy, Technological Literacy
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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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Udoudo, Aniefiok J.; Ojo, Gbemisola O. – SAGE Open, 2016
This study appraised the use of the new media by students in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to identify extent of use of new media and to find out challenges experienced while using new media for learning in schools in the Local Government Area. The study adopted survey and quasi…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Use Studies, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Harrington, Eileen G. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The purpose of this webliography is to provide an overview of STEM education in the U.S. It provides easy access to research and best practices in the field, as well as specific programs, activities, and lesson plans that formal and informal educators can implement. The webliography also includes links to advocacy programs and resources for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Internet, Web Sites, Annotated Bibliographies