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Tomori, Kounosuke; Imai, Yuto; Nakama, Chiho; Ohno, Kanta; Sawada, Tatsunori; Levack, William W. M. M. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Introduction: This study aimed to develop a new tablet application named the Aid for Decision-making in Occupation Choice for School (ADOC-S). It aims to assist with conducting collaborative occupation-based goal-setting by sharing decision-making with a team member (child, parent, teacher, and occupational therapist) using a consultation model of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Goal Orientation, Participative Decision Making, Teamwork
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Josephidou, Jo – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2020
There is a persistent suggestion that the lack of men who choose to work with young children (0-5 years) is detrimental to children's learning and development. This study analysed whether practitioners believed that men who work with young children adopt specific approaches within a play pedagogy. Practitioner beliefs about how their gender…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Young Children, Child Development, Gender Bias
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Nanu, Cristina; Laakkonena, Eero; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna – Frontline Learning Research, 2020
This study investigated the effect of children's first formal school years on mathematical skill profiles, measured by a variety of arithmetical skills and Spontaneous Focusing On Numerosity (SFON) tasks. By using person-centered approach the aim was to investigate whether the amount of formal schooling is associated with mathematical skills in…
Descriptors: Profiles, Mathematics Skills, School Entrance Age, Cross Cultural Studies
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2020
Teachers and parents often find special education law complex and confusing. As one step for a basic foundation in special education law, a previous "TEACHING Exceptional Children" article (Zirkel, 2005) provided a snapshot of the "top five case concepts" based on 10 decisions from the Supreme Court. Each of these decisions…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Legislation, Students with Disabilities, Disabilities
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Pesando, Luca Maria; Wolf, Sharon; Behrman, Jere R.; Tsinigo, Edward – Comparative Education Review, 2020
Low-cost private schools are expanding across sub-Saharan Africa and are often perceived by parents to be of better quality than public schools. This article assesses the interplay between kindergarten (or preschool) choice, household resources, and children's school readiness in Ghana. We examine how child, household, and school characteristics…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Private Education, Parent Attitudes, School Choice
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Chen, Jing; Justice, Laura M.; Rhoad-Drogalis, Anna; Lin, Tzu-Jung; Sawyer, Brook – Child Development, 2020
This study takes an ecological approach to examine how children with developmental language disorder (DLD) interact with their classmates within early childhood special education (ECSE) inclusive classrooms. Participants were 124 children with DLD, 56 children with other disabilities, and 247 typically developing children (M[subscript…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Inclusion
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Gibson, Megan; McFadden, Amanda; Williams, Kate E.; Zollo, Lyn; Winter, Abigail; Lunn, Jo – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Early childhood teachers have a myriad of possible employment options, with birth to eight years degree qualifications preparing graduates to work in a range of early childhood settings, including prior-to-school. At the same time, early childhood workforce policies in Australia, and elsewhere, are increasingly requiring degree-qualified teachers…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Inchaustegui, Yeni Acosta; Alsina, Ángel – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
The mathematics curricula of countries such as the United States, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand have started to incorporate the teaching of algebra in early childhood education. From this perspective, our study has two objectives: (a) to design a learning trajectory and teaching itinerary introducing patterns for children between the ages…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learning Processes, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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McCormick, Meghan P.; Weissman, Amanda Ketner; Weiland, Christina; Hsueh, JoAnn; Sachs, Jason; Snow, Catherine – Developmental Psychology, 2020
Parental engagement in home-based learning activities is linked to children's academic skills. Yet, interventions that try to enhance parental engagement--sometimes targeted to families with low levels of education--have small effects. This study aimed to inform supports for families by examining how different types of home-based learning…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Family Environment, Parent Child Relationship, Parents as Teachers
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Zembat, Rengin; Ciftci, Hande Arslan; Duran, Aysenur – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
The aim of this research is to examine the relationship between pre-service preschool teachers' self-leadership skills and motivation to teach. The study group included 186 pre-service preschool teachers who are senior students at Department of Preschool Education at three universities in Istanbul in spring semester of 2015-2016 school year.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Motivation, Self Management, Correlation
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Cokuk, Kayahan; Kozikoglu, Ishak – Research in Pedagogy, 2020
The aim of this study is to determine school adaptation problems of primary school students according to teachers' opinions. In this study, embedded mixed method design was used. The sample of this study consists of 909 first grade primary school students and 30 classroom teachers determined by stratified purposeful sampling method.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mixed Age Grouping, Student Adjustment, Classroom Environment
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Kilty, Trina J.; Burrows, Andrea C. – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2020
The purpose of this systematic study review was to describe how researchers integrated mobile devices into outdoor science learning, assessment of those activities, and alignment of purpose, integration, and assessment. From initial 980 search results, the authors selected 45 articles based on the eligibility criteria of: (a) empirical study; (b)…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Outdoor Education, Science Instruction
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Callaghan, Melissa N.; Reich, Stephanie M. – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2020
Preschool-aged learners process information differently from older individuals, making it critical to design digital educational games that are tailored to capitalize on young children's learning capabilities. This in-depth literature synthesis connects features of digital educational game design--including visuals, feedback, scaffolding…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Games, Design
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Reimers, Eva – Teaching Education, 2020
Desexualized heteronormativity saturates most educational spaces. Thus, research on LGBTQ teachers tends to focus on the precarious and vulnerable work conditions produced by this norm. The aim of this article is to contribute to a shift in the tale(s) about LGBTQ teachers so that they are presented as subjects rather than victims. Three…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Social Attitudes, LGBTQ People, Teacher Characteristics
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Sharp, Laurie A.; Raymond, Roberta D.; Piper, Rebekah – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2020
Literacy teacher educators must actively engage as literacy leaders who are advocates for literacy, continuous professional learners, and responsive leaders. However, the literature base for literacy leadership is narrow and does not specifically address literacy teacher educators. To address this research gap, the current study explored current…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role, Teacher Education Programs
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