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Kemple, Kristen M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this article is to examine the nature of appropriate social studies education in the Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten years. The importance of social competence development as a basic foundation of the social studies in the early years of schooling is examined, with particular attention to the commonalities shared between goals and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship, Interpersonal Competence, Preschool Education
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Kemple, Kristen M.; David, Gigi M. – Childhood Education, 2020
As educators and business people consider what children need to be successful in this rapidly changing society, creative and critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and persistence are recognized as the most important skills for success in education and the workforce. Among these, creative thinking is referred to most…
Descriptors: Young Children, Creativity, Creative Development, Teaching Methods
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Lee, Ilrang; Ellis, Stacy M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This quasi-experimental study compared children who were (or were not) exposed to a 28-week program designed to prevent aggressive behavior by teaching pro-social skills and social knowledge. Children in the experimental group increased significantly in teacher-ratings of cooperation, assertion, self-control, and total social skills, as well as in…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Aggression, Prosocial Behavior, Social Development
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Lee, Rang, II.; Harris, Michelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Many have called for re-examination of the "colorblind" philosophy to which some early educators have, tacitly or explicitly, adhered (e.g. Boutte et al. 2011; Derman-Sparks and Edwards 2010; Husband 2012). It has been argued that, while colorblind approaches may appear to be politically neutral, they actually exacerbate racial…
Descriptors: Physical Characteristics, Racial Bias, Preschool Children, Self Concept
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Oh, Ji Hyun; Porter, Daniella – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2015
Play is considered an important activity of the early childhood years. Research supports the contribution of play to children's development, learning, and well-being. In spite of this, time for play is being pushed out in many early childhood programs by greater time allotted to formal instruction in narrow academic skills to be tested eventually…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Teacher Education Programs, Experiential Learning
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Oh, JiHyun; Kenney, Elizabeth; Smith-Bonahue, Tina – Childhood Education, 2016
Young children's outdoor play serves important and diverse purposes, including physical exercise and opportunities for growth in all developmental areas. Unfortunately, the amount of time that children spend engaged in unstructured, child-directed outdoor play has diminished significantly in the past generation. In this article, the authors…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Play, Physical Environment, Young Children
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Kim, Hae Kyoung; Kemple, Kristen M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2011
This study examines early childhood preservice teachers' beliefs about the importance of music in early childhood and explores factors influencing those beliefs. The study found that preservice teachers in this study held relatively strong beliefs about the importance of music, including aesthetic, quality-of-life, and social-emotional benefits.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Music, Field Experience Programs
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Lopez, Maria – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2009
Children notice physical characteristics of others and develop attitudes toward human diversity at a very young age. High-quality children's literature is a helpful springboard to encourage their awareness of differences and to develop their appreciation of uniqueness. Children's books can be an important avenue for shaping how children perceive…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Physical Characteristics, Preschool Children, Student Diversity
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Kim, Hae Kyoung; Ellis, Stacy M.; Han, Heejeong Sophia – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2008
The primary purpose of this article is to describe the development and utility of the Social Interaction Practices for the Preschool Years (SIPPY) questionnaire. The SIPPY is a tool designed to assess teachers' judgments of the acceptability and feasibility, as well as their current use, of literature-supported strategies for promoting the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Measures (Individuals), Interaction
Kemple, Kristen M. – 1992
This digest discusses factors associated with the acceptance and rejection of preschool children by their peers and offers a number of strategies that teachers and other adults can use in their attempts to help children achieve social acceptance. Behaviors and characteristics associated with peer rejection include aggression and misinterpretation…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Aggression, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution
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Kemple, Kristen M. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 1996
Argues that sociodramatic play in early childhood education provides children with developmental gains in social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual, language, and creative spheres. Stresses the importance of proper teacher education and practice of classroom sociodramatic play. Summarizes survey of preschool and kindergarten teachers regarding…
Descriptors: Child Development, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities
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Kemple, Kristen M. – Journal of Humanistic Education and Development, 1995
Relationships were examined between measures of shyness and self-esteem for 53 preschool children. Shyness was negatively related to a self-esteem rating and to a measure of the child's expectations of self-efficacy in performing motor tasks. Continued attention to early shyness in empirical, theoretical, and practical work is suggested. (Author)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence
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Kemple, Kristen M. – Young Children, 1991
Discusses effects of peer relationships on preschoolers' social development. Peer acceptance is important for successful social interaction and adjustment to school, whereas antisocial behavior is associated with rejection. Family interaction and experience are connected to peer acceptance. Suggests approaches that teachers may use to facilitate…
Descriptors: Aggression, Communication Skills, Cooperation, Early Childhood Education
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Kemple, Kristen M.; And Others – Early Child Development and Care, 1996
Used interviews and questionnaires to assess preschool teachers' beliefs about the importance of young children's social competence. Found that teachers valued peer competence in early childhood, but academic goals were more frequently valued than social goals. Teachers felt peer competencies were influenced more by the child's inherent nature…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Influence, Peer Relationship
Kemple, Kristen M.; And Others – Creativity Research Journal, 1996
Measures of shyness, self-esteem, and creativity were administered to 64 preschool children. Correlational analysis indicated a positive relation between self-esteem and creativity, and a negative relation between shyness and creativity. The relation between shyness and creativity continued after self-esteem was covaried. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Creativity, Gifted, Personality Traits
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