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Goldenberg, E. Paul; Carter, Cynthia J. – Education Sciences, 2018
How people see the world, even how they research it, is influenced by beliefs. Some beliefs are conscious and the result of research, or at least amenable to research. Others are largely invisible. They may feel like "common knowledge" (though myth, not knowledge), unrecognized premises that are part of the surrounding culture. As we…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
Martin, Barbara – Trentham Books Ltd, 2011
This captivating book illuminates our understanding of how young children develop gender identities. A two year longitudinal research project on children's own understandings of gender casts new light on how 3 and 4 year old newcomers in early years classes learn rules for gendered behaviour from older children, in their imaginative and…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Play, Dramatic Play, Early Childhood Education
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Leatherman, Jane M. – Qualitative Report, 2007
This narrative study examined teachers' perceptions of their inclusive classrooms. Eight early childhood teachers responded to open-ended interview questions about their experiences teaching children with and without disabilities in the same classroom environment. The social constructivist view of teaching and learning is highlighted as the…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Teacher Attitudes, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Brooker, Liz – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2011
Recent developments in early childhood research in the UK suggest there is a good deal of current knowledge as to "what works" in early education, including what helps to narrow the gap between more and less advantaged pupils. A broad consensus now exists in many parts of the English-speaking world as to the forms of provision, including…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Researchers, Child Care, Research Needs
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Effective evidence-based action requires getting the right data into the right hands at the right time to help make decisions. The Data Quality Campaign (2011) has provided suggestions to state education agencies for effectively using data within state longitudinal data systems. One suggestion is to identify "the variety of ways available…
Descriptors: Data, Information Sources, Access to Information, State Departments of Education
Hughes, Claire – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Over the past thirty years, researchers have documented a remarkable growth in children's social understanding between toddlerhood and the early school years. However, it is still unclear why some children's awareness of others' thoughts and feelings lags so far behind that of their peers. Based on research that spans an extended developmental…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Evidence, Undergraduate Students, Siblings
Papatheodorou, Theodora, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
Globally, early years policies and documents have set out aspirational outcomes and benefits for children, their families and the wider society. These policies have emphasised the place of early childhood provision within the wider global agenda, by tackling inequality and disadvantage early on in children's lives. However, these strategies have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Bruce, Susan M. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2005
Most children who are congenitally deafblind are severely delayed in their communication development and many will not achieve symbolic understanding and expression. This article discusses developmental markers cited in the research literature as predictive of or facilitative of the development of symbolism. These markers include the growth toward…
Descriptors: Symbolic Learning, Cues, Object Permanence, Communication Disorders