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Donovan, William; Wurman, Ze'ev – Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2019
This paper looks at the popularity of after-school mathematics by focusing on the Kumon and Russian School of Mathematics models. In 1954, Toru Kumon, a high school math teacher in Japan, designed a series of math worksheets to help improve the test scores of his son Takeshi, a second grader. Toru's goal was to teach Takeshi how to learn…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, After School Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
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Henward, Allison Sterling; Turituri, Ronald; Tauaa, Mene – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
This article describes how, in our research with Head Start teachers in American Samoa, we combined video-cued multivocal ethnographic method (VCE) with traditional ethnographic approaches to understand our interlocutors' perspectives on curriculum and pedagogy, and the contrast between them and mainland US teachers using the same federally…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Ethnography, Video Technology, Foreign Countries
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Ito, Yoko; Lin, Chia-Hui; Akita, Kiyomi – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine similarities and differences of American, Japanese, and Taiwanese kindergarten teachers' perspectives about clean-up time. The participants consisted of two female American kindergarten teachers in the southeastern US, two female Japanese kindergarten teachers on the main island, and two female Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Xinxin; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
An increasing number of parents in China are enrolling their preschool children in after-school programs provided by private, for-profit early learning centers. This study used a qualitative approach to explore how teachers in these centers understood and implemented play and play-based curricula. Data were collected by examining the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers
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Myers, Casey Y.; Smith, Kylie A.; Tesar, Marek – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2017
Despite the ubiquity of reflective practice in education, mandating reflective processes within sanctioned frameworks is inherently problematic, as it may lead to reproduction, standardization, and forced universalities, rather than the critical and innovative pedagogy they intend. This article engages with reflection through both the metaphor and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reflective Teaching, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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MacKay, Kathryn Lake; Ricks, Paul H.; Young, Terrell A. – Reading Teacher, 2017
This article presents a way to use award-winning books as mentor texts for very young writers. Books were selected as mentor texts from the winners of the Australian Early Childhood Children's Book of the Year Award and the American Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. The authors explain the value of using award-winning texts in the classroom and describe…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Mentors, Young Children
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Weldemariam, Kassahun; Boyd, Diane; Hirst, Nicky; Sageidet, Barbara Maria; Browder, Jamison K.; Grogan, Leanne; Hughes, Fran – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2017
Curriculum frameworks have an important role in providing guidance to early childhood practitioners on how to integrate knowledge about sustainability into their practice. This article examines how ideas about sustainability are integrated in the early childhood curricula for Australia, England, Norway, Sweden and the USA. The analyses were guided…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Sustainability, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
Jordan, Rebecca Lee Payne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The notably low level of reading proficiency across the United States, combined with the known importance of teachers for student success, necessitates improved understanding of teachers' knowledge, how it is acquired, and its role in instruction. This study had four goals: (1) identify whether domains of content knowledge and pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Teachers
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McKenney, Susan; Bradley, Barbara – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Against the backdrop of growing international concern for a narrowing view of early literacy, this study was initiated to determine how teachers of four-year-olds view their task of fostering early literacy. This paper reports on the first steps to design and validate an instrument which captures teachers' perceptions of early literacy content…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Emergent Literacy, Curriculum Implementation, Content Validity
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Young, Chase; Valadez, Corinne; Gandara, Cori – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The quasi-experimental study examined the effects of pairing Rock and Read with Readers Theater and only Rock and Read on second grade students' reading fluency scores. The 51 subjects were pre- and post-tested on five different reading fluency measures. A series of 3 × 2 repeated measures ANOVAs revealed statistically significant interaction…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Rock Music, Theater Arts
Tobin, Joseph, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016
A significant and growing percentage of the children enrolled in early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs in Europe and the United States are children of recent im/migrants. For most young (3-5 years old) children of parents who have come from other countries, ECEC settings are the first context in which they come face to face with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Immigrants
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McLaughlin, Tara; Aspden, Karyn; Snyder, Patricia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Recent policy initiatives in New Zealand have prioritised increasing participation in early childhood education (ECE) settings; yet cumulative reports have outlined concerns for the quality of services available. In this paper, we argue that a focus on participation without concurrent attention to the quality of early learning experiences puts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education
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Shimpi, Priya M.; Paik, Jae H.; Wanerman, Todd; Johnson, Rebecca; Li, Hui; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The current English-language research and educational program was driven by an initiative to create a more interactive, theme-based bilingual language education model for preschools in Chengdu, China. During a 2-week teacher education program centered at the Experimental Kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chengdu, China, a team of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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