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Chernyak, Nadia; Harris, Paul L.; Cordes, Sara – Developmental Science, 2019
Recent work has documented that despite preschool-aged children's understanding of social norms surrounding sharing, they fail to share their resources equally in many contexts. Here we explored two hypotheses for this failure: an "insufficient motivation hypothesis" and an "insufficient cognitive resources hypothesis." With…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Preschool Education, Schemata (Cognition), Age Differences
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Bakker, Merel; Torbeyns, Joke; Wijns, Nore; Verschaffel, Lieven; De Smedt, Bert – Developmental Science, 2019
Numerical competencies acquired in preschool are foundational and predictive for children's later mathematical development. It remains to be determined whether there are gender differences in these early numerical competencies which could explain the often-reported gender differences in later mathematics and STEM-related abilities. Using a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Numeracy
Zimmermann, Laura; Foster, Lindsey; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – American Educator, 2019
The last 15 years have witnessed a quiet revolution in the understanding of spatial skills, and the authors are finding that these all-important science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competencies are rooted in spatial knowledge. Spatial skills are the tools use to visualize and navigate the world. Spatial skills allows people to…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, STEM Education, Play, Toys
Neuman, Susan B. – American Educator, 2019
The early years are times of wonder for children. Curious about everything, they seek to explore and understand their world. During these early years, they attempt to interpret their world and make meaning through pretend play, drawing, and conversations with those closest to them. Although these first steps toward literacy may not look much like…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children
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DeLucam Christopher; Pyle, Angela; Roy, Suparna; Chalas, Agnieszka; Danniels, Erica – Teachers College Record, 2019
Context: The standards-based movement in U.S. public education has reached as far as kindergarten. Early primary teachers are increasingly required to teach academic standards in core subject areas, while engaging in increased levels of student assessment. In kindergarten, this growing emphasis on academic standards and student assessment is…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Academic Standards, Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education
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Accardo, Amy L.; Finnegan, Elizabeth G. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Students with autism spectrum disorder have been found to experience difficulty with reading comprehension despite intact decoding and word recognition. This identified need for targeted reading comprehension remediation results in a need for teachers to utilize research-based practices and to individualize instruction for students with autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
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Tezer, Murat; Kan, Sebnem Guldal; Bas, Cizem – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The aim of this research is to investigate multi-dimensional self-efficacy beliefs of prospective teachers towards creative drama activities in terms of various variables. The study group consists of 288 prospective teachers attending preschool education and classroom teaching degree undergraduate programs of a private university located in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Student Attitudes
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Gürbüzoglu Yalmanci, Sibel; Gözüm, Ali Ibrahim Can – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The aim of this research is to determine the predictive power of environmental ethics approaches of the development of high school students' environmental attitudes. In this sense, it is studied whether meaningful differences in significant predictive and dependent variants arise or do not arise when preschool education is received. A total of 200…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Predictor Variables, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Mischka, Melissa; Sands, Kaitlin – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The present study examined parental guidance of young children's inquiry during joint interactions in the home environment. Half of the parents received inquiry-based guidance instructions, encouraging their children to observe, question, predict, and evaluate; the control group received no information about guidance. Thirty-two families were…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Parent Participation, Guidance, Preschool Children
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Svärdemo Åberg, Eva; Insulander, Eva – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
This article presents a meta-interpretative synthesis of contrasting research studies about methodological and theoretical challenges for Swedish preschool teachers in systematic quality development work. The first challenge involves an awareness of producing documentation from different levels of preschool work. The second challenge concerns…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Documentation
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Kluczniok, Katharina; Mudiappa, Michael – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
This paper focuses on the influence of socio-economic risk factors and different aspects of the home learning environment in early childhood on children's language competencies (vocabulary and grammar skills). The assumption is that children with more risk factors have lower competencies, but the home learning environment (measured by everyday…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, At Risk Persons, Family Environment, German
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Tsuda, Emi; Chang, Seung Ho – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article introduces a sequence of movement tasks to teach one-handed sidearm striking with a short implement to preK- to second-grade children. Although one-handed sidearm striking is a complex skill, learning this skill during early childhood would expand future opportunities for children to engage in various lifetime physical activities.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 2, Grade 1
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Noel, Andrea M.; Lord, Kathleen M.; Varga, László – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
As teachers worldwide struggle to serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families who do not speak the dominant language, the authors present a research-based scenario illustrating practices in Hungarian preschools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Zhang, Xiao; Hu, Bi Ying; Ren, Lixin; Huo, Shuting; Wang, Meifang – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2019
This chapter addresses how child-, family-, and school-level characteristics are associated with Chinese children's academic skill development during their preschool years. Academic skills are defined in terms of young children's emergent competencies in academic domains including literacy, mathematics, and science. First, we review the relations…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Skill Development, Family Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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Pavão, Inês; Santos, Fernando; Wright, Paul M.; Gonçalves, Francisco – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2019
The teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model has been considered a valuable tool for children to reach their full potential in life. However, little research has been conducted with the TPSR model in preschool contexts. The purpose of the present study was to understand the experiences of a program leader while implementing a…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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