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Park, Sira; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Policymakers view parental involvement (PI) as a crucial component of school reform efforts, but evidence of its effect on student achievement is equivocal. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort dataset, we examined the long-term impact on student- and school-level achievement of three types of school-based PI: PI to…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reading Achievement
Sheridan, Susan M.; Witte, Amanda L.; Holmes, Shannon; Wu, ChaoRong; Bhatia, Sonya A.; Angell, Samantha – Grantee Submission, 2017
This study reports the results of a randomized controlled trial examining the effect of Conjoint Behavioral Consultation (CBC), a family-school partnership intervention, on children's behaviors, parents' skills, and parent-teacher relationships in rural community and town settings. Participants were 267 children, 267 parents, and 152 teachers in…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Consultation Programs, Program Effectiveness, Family School Relationship
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Kartal, Günizi; Babür, Nalan; Erçetin, Gülcan – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2016
The main goal of this study was to investigate the effects of an experimental program designed to develop the phonological awareness (PA) skills of beginning readers in Turkish, an orthographically transparent language. We administered pre-, post-, and follow-up tests to assess the PA skills of 113 first graders and kindergartners in 2…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Turkish, Control Groups, Program Effectiveness
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Elenbaas, Laura; Killen, Melanie – Developmental Psychology, 2016
Children's decisions regarding the allocation of societal resources in the context of preexisting inequalities were investigated. African American and European American children ages 5 to 6 years (n = 91) and 10 to 11 years (n = 94) judged the acceptability of a medical resource inequality on the basis of race, allocated medical supplies,…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Social Justice, Social Bias, African American Children
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Kartal, Günizi; Terziyan, Treysi – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
The major goal of this study was to develop a game-like software application for phonological awareness training and to evaluate its role in improving phonological awareness skills at the kindergarten level, with the intention to eventually help reading acquisition in Turkish. The participants of the study came from two kindergarten classrooms in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Phonemes
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Sullivan, Amanda; Bers, Marina Umaschi – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2016
Prior work demonstrates the importance of introducing young children to programming and engineering content before gender stereotypes are fully developed and ingrained in later years. However, very little research on gender and early childhood technology interventions exist. This pilot study looks at N = 45 children in kindergarten through second…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Timmons, Kristy; Pelletier, Janette – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
In this study, we explored the influence of kindergarten children's perspectives of school on their literacy and self-regulation outcomes. Children's early perspectives were captured in a three-question, finger-puppet interview. Responses to the interview questions were coded thematically as being academic and/or social in nature, and were…
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Kindergarten, Longitudinal Studies, Puppetry
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Puccioni, Jaime – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2015
Policies increasing the amount of time allocated to reading instruction are popular initiatives to meet the demands of accountability testing. Research suggests that time on instruction and children's approaches to learning (ATL), which generally includes measures of attention, persistence, motivation, and flexibility, are positively associated…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Accountability
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Puccioni, Jaime – Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The author empirically tests the conceptual model of academic socialization, which suggests that parental cognitions about schooling influence parenting practices and child outcomes during the transition to school (Taylor, Clayton, & Rowley, 2004). More specifically, the author examines associations among parents' conceptions of school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Parents, Socialization
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Lundqvist, Johanna; Mara, Allodi Westling; Siljehag, Eva – International Journal of Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the educational pathways of a group of children with and without special educational needs from the last year in preschool to 1st grade. Fifty-six children participated and 65 educational settings were visited. A longitudinal and mixed method approach was adopted. Data was collected via observations,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
Werkheiser, Susan N. Gravle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this case study was to explore the effects of a literature-based social-emotional learning curriculum on kindergarten students' social-emotional behaviors, awareness, and early reading skills in a large elementary school. The study examined beliefs/perceptions of kindergarten teachers in regards to what reading skills students…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literature, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy
Quint, Janet C.; Balu, Rekha; DeLaurentis, Micah; Rappaport, Shelley; Smith, Thomas J.; Zhu, Pei – MDRC, 2014
This is the second of three reports from MDRC's evaluation of the Success for All (SFA) scale-up demonstration, funded under the U.S. Department of Education's Investing in Innovation (i3) competition. The report presents updated findings on SFA's implementation and impacts in the scale-up sites participating in the evaluation. The i3 evaluation…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Models, Control Groups
Mackay, Patricia E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Although a limited body of research has supported the positive impact of the Tools of the Mind curriculum on the development of self-regulation, research supporting a direct relationship between Tools and academic achievement is extremely limited. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Tools of the Mind curriculum…
Descriptors: Scores, Kindergarten, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis
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Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Lee, Valerie E.; Andrade, Fernando H. – Urban Education, 2009
This multimethod study investigates the attitudes teachers in urban and low-income schools have about teaching early elementary students. The authors examine the contextual characteristics of elementary schools where such teachers are willing to take responsibility for children's learning. The quantitative analyses focus on a subsample of students…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Pennycuff, Kristen R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Professional development that increases quality classroom instruction is a concern of school administrators and professional educators. Using survey, observation, and interview methods, four rural schools in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee were examined to determine if professional development supported by the Reading Excellence Act…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Surveys, Observation, Interviews
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