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Wang, Jianjun – Online Submission, 2019
This report contains evaluation findings from 43 programs that received a total of around $10 million state investment through Proposition 10 to support early childhood services in Kern County, California during Fiscal Year 2017-2018. The Kern County Children and Families Commission (First 5 Kern) was established on December 15, 1998 by Ordinance…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, State Programs, Parent Education
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Altinkaynak, Senay Özen – Online Submission, 2019
The purpose of the current study is to determine the relationship between parental attitudes and children's receptive and expressive language skills. In the current study investigating the relationship between parental attitudes and children's expressive and receptive language skills, the relational survey model; one of the survey models, was…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Language Skills
Torsteinson, Helene – Online Submission, 2019
According to the national guidelines for kindergarten teacher education in Norway, university campus-based teaching and practical training in in-service kindergartens are two mutually complementary learning arenas that facilitate student professional learning and development. This paper "gives voice" to first-year students regarding…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Experience, Conflict, Foreign Countries
Moe, Randi – Online Submission, 2019
This paper applies a cultural-historical approach to researching the perspective of academic pedagogy teachers on good, campus-based teaching practices in the arena of play following the reform of Norwegian early childhood teacher education. The research material comprises over three world café conversations with a total of 13 pedagogy teachers.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Foreign Countries, Reflection
Ohm, Modgun; Hjelle, Kristine – Online Submission, 2019
This paper investigates an institutional practice of the educational conversation that is a part of the undergraduate kindergarten teacher education program at a Norwegian university. The formal goal connected to this practice is to facilitate students coping with their courses of study. Thus, this paper reconstructs the perspectives of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Undergraduate Study, Kindergarten
Sadownik, Alicja R.; Aasen, Wenche; Jevtic, Adrijana Visnjic – Online Submission, 2019
This article presents Norwegian and Croatian students' perspectives on conditions for their professional growth during undergraduate kindergarten teacher education. The data gathered through focus group interviews are theorized using the cultural-historical wholeness approach that identifies institutional conditions for the development of certain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Birkeland, Johanna – Online Submission, 2019
Knowledge and skills in observation form part of the qualifications a kindergarten teacher needs to become a professional. In this article, I will focus on the theme of observation in kindergarten teacher education (KTE) in Norway. One of the largest educational institutions in the country is used as reference for this study. By means of document…
Descriptors: Observation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries
Bakken, Yvonne; Carson, Nina; Ohm, Modgun – Online Submission, 2019
This paper reports on student experiences with an interdisciplinary project entitled "The Difficult Conversation", the aim of which was to develop professional competences linked with parental cooperation in heterogeneous social contexts, ethical reflection, pedagogical tact, and judgment skills. Student experiences with the project were…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Parents
Aasen, Wenche; Sadownik, Alicja R. – Online Submission, 2019
This partly descriptive, partly critically reflective, argumentative article analyses the Norwegian kindergarten teacher education program through the three concepts that are mentioned in its national guidelines: research-based, profession-oriented, and practice-related education. An inseparable correlation between these at the level of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Teacher Education Programs, Preschool Teachers
McCoy, Leah P., Ed. – Online Submission, 2019
This document presents the proceedings of the 24th Annual Research Forum held June 27, 2019, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Included are the following eleven action research papers: (1) How Does Student Goal Setting Affect Motivation to Learn? (Wendell Dunn); (2) Combatting Confirmation Bias: How Writing from Opposing…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Learning Motivation, Bias, Writing (Composition)
Kloos, Heidi; Sliemers, Stephanie; Cartwright, Macey; Mano, Quintino; Stage, Scott – Online Submission, 2019
Important strides have been made in the science of learning to read. Yet, many students still struggle to attain reading proficiency. This calls for sustained efforts to bridge theoretical insights with applied considerations about ideal pedagogy. The current study was designed to contribute to this conversation, namely by looking at the efficacy…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Online Courses
Dere, Zeynep – Online Submission, 2018
The benefits of social play and social interactions have been accepted for children with special needs attending inclusive kindergarten education. This study aims to examine social play and social interaction of a child with autism spectrum disorder in the inclusive kindergarten education. Social play observation form, social interaction…
Descriptors: Play, Interpersonal Relationship, Special Needs Students, Inclusion
Yaman, Ismail – Online Submission, 2018
English holds a lingua franca status all around the world today and foreign language education in most countries is primarily based on English. As a result of this high popularity of English language, primary school students now take English course as of Grade 2 in state schools in Turkey. Furthermore, private schools mostly offer English course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
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Çevikbas, Gülsüm; Yumurtaci, Nergis; Mede, Enisa – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this research study was to investigate the impact of using songs in English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms and examine to what extent it contributes to the vocabulary development of the first graders. The participants were 1st grade Turkish EFL learners studying at a private k-12 school in Istanbul, Turkey. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Music, Singing, Vocabulary Development, English (Second Language)
Cansiz, Nurcan; Cansiz, Mustafa – Online Submission, 2018
In this study, we aimed to investigate the change in third-grade preservice elementary teachers' observation and inference skills. We also aimed to develop their ability to distinguish observation from inference. A total of 27 preservice elementary teachers participated in the study. Participants' preinstruction and postinstruction observation and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Science Process Skills, Grade 3
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