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Wanlin Xie; Jinjin Lu; Xunyi Lin – Early Child Development and Care, 2024
This meta-analysis aimed to investigate whether screen exposure is beneficial or detrimental for early language development. A total of 28 eligible studies were synthesized to examine the correlation between screen exposure (including screen time, educational programme viewing, co-viewing, and start age of screen exposure) and language development…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Language Acquisition, Young Children, Correlation
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Fatih Koçak; Cemile Ceyda Korkmaz – International Journal of Modern Education Studies, 2023
This study aims to examine the relationship between school maturity levels and speech and language development of children receiving preschool education. The correlational survey models was used to determine these relationships. The sample of the study consists of 44 boys and 58 girls who are studying in public schools in Meram district of Konya…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
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Rachael W. Cheung; Chloe Austerberry; Pasco Fearon; Marianna E. Hayiou-Thomas; Leslie D. Leve; Daniel S. Shaw; Jody M. Ganiban; Misaki N. Natsuaki; Jenae M. Neiderhieser; David Reiss – Child Development, 2024
Parenting and children's temperament are important influences on language development. However, temperament may reflect prior parenting, and parenting effects may reflect genes common to parents and children. In 561 U.S. adoptees (57% male) and their birth and rearing parents (70% and 92% White, 13% and 4% African American, and 7% and 2% Latinx,…
Descriptors: Genetics, Nature Nurture Controversy, Child Development, Language Acquisition
Elizabeth Erickson-DenHartigh – ProQuest LLC, 2024
This dissertation investigates the actual versus perceived knowledge of oral language development strategies among early years teachers in international schools. Employing Prestwich's (2012) "Teacher's Knowledge of Oral Language Development" (TKOLD) survey, it assesses teachers' knowledge in critical areas such as promoting extended…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Grifenhagen, Jill F.; Dickinson, David K. – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2023
This study addresses the dearth of research on preparing pre-service early childhood educators to support young children's language development. Taking a design-based approach to an undergraduate course for early childhood majors, qualitative data analysis examined the seven participating pre-service teachers' knowledge of, perspectives on, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Language Acquisition, Young Children
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Alvarez, Laura; De Loney, Marguerite; Capitelli, Sarah; Valdés, Guadalupe; Julia Biernacki, Paulina – Language and Education, 2023
In teaching newcomer students, educators must envision how to provide opportunities for language use and development through age-appropriate content instruction. This article describes a design research study, in which we developed and piloted 5th grade science units and studied the participation of two newcomer students in sense-making…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Language Usage, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Goodwin, Corina; Lillo-Martin, Diane – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2023
Some studies have concluded that sign language hinders spoken language development for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children even though sign language exposure could protect DHH children from experiencing language deprivation. Furthermore, this research has rarely considered the bilingualism of children learning a signed and a spoken language.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, American Sign Language, Bilingual Students
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Lin, Tzu-Jung; Chen, Jing; Lu, Monica; Sun, Jing; Purtell, Kelly; Ansari, Arya; Justice, Laura – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2023
The purpose of this study was to examine how classroom language contexts characterized by peer language skills and proportions of dual language learners (DLL) influenced English language development for DLL and non-DLL children. Participants were 2,131 children from 135 classrooms across preschool through Grade 3. Children were classified into…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ratib Lekhal; May-Britt Drugli; Lisa Karlsen; Stian Lydersen; Elisabet Solheim Buøen – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2024
This study examined the effectiveness of the "Thrive by Three" intervention for 1- to 3-year-old's language development. Data from 78 childcare centres, 187 toddler classrooms, and 1561 children (91.4% native Norwegian) were included. Results revealed that children in the intervention group had slightly steeper language development than…
Descriptors: Intervention, Child Care Centers, Language Skills, Language Acquisition
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Liu, Wei – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2023
Purpose: Drawing on diverse findings in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Language Teaching research, but centering on the unique needs and contexts of international students in post-secondary education, this paper aims to develop a working theory of international students' continued language development. Design/methodology/approach: As a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Acquisition, Foreign Students, Learning Theories
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Dore, Rebecca A.; Purtell, Kelly M.; Chen, Jing; Justice, Laura M. – Early Education and Development, 2023
Research Findings: Multiple factors likely influence the language development of young children growing up in low-income homes, potentially including stressors experienced by parents. Here, we ask: (1) What is the association between stress (i.e., economic hardship and parenting stress) and toddlers' language development? and (2) Does number of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Child Relationship, Stress Variables, Child Care
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Disbray, Samantha; O'Shannessy, Carmel; MacDonald, Gretel; Martin, Barbara – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2022
When an endangered or minority language is spoken by children and taught in schools, both oral and literacy skills are crucial for continued language maintenance. In school settings, literacy skills are often prioritised to support the transition to second language literacy, and rich oral language development is overlooked. This paper presents a…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Bilingual Education Programs
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Dong, Yang; Chow, Bonnie Wing-Yin; Mo, Jianhong; Zheng, Hao-Yuan – Developmental Psychology, 2023
Dialogic reading (DR) is an interactive reading approach that enhances the language development of children. This study aims to extend DR to the shared reading context involving children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their older siblings and to examine the effects of DR with parents/siblings on the language development…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Reading Strategies, Parents, Siblings
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Kalland, Mirjam; Linnavalli, Tanja – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2023
The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations between social-emotional and language development in a sample of 3-5-year-old children in community-based early childhood education and care (N = 90). Children's theory of mind understanding, affect recognition and language abilities were tested with neuropsychological measurements,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Social Emotional Learning, Intervention, Language Acquisition
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Bulut, Ayhan – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2021
The aim of this study is to determine the mental images of preschool teachers' perceptions through metaphors about language development. Participating in the study was voluntary and a total of 110 preschool teachers participated in the study. The phenomenology design from the qualitative research designs was administrated in this study, aiming to…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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