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Barnett, W. Steven; Weisenfeld, G. G.; Brown, Kirsty; Squires, Jim; Horowitz, Michelle – National Institute for Early Education Research, 2016
This report explores the extent to which states (and several large cities) are positioned to provide high quality preschool education on a large scale. States and cities that are already doing so or that could do so with modest improvements offer opportunities for advocacy to advance access to high quality early education as well as for rigorous…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2016
The "FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality, New Mexico's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS)," provides early childhood program personnel with the criteria, tools, and resources they need to improve the quality of their program. These quality improvements focus on children's growth, development, and learning--so that each…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, State Aid, Educational Improvement
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Piker, Ruth Alfaro; Kimmel, Michelle – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of the study is to investigate what early childhood teachers in the United States of America believe are the essential characteristics young children and dual language learners (DLL) require to be ready for school. Participants identified the three top characteristics all young children and DLL need for school success. The findings…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, School Readiness, Communication Skills, Preschool Education
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Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Pacchiano, Debra M.; Luppescu, Stuart; Stein, Amanda – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
The current study sought to scientifically adapt the existing five essentials teacher survey and develop a new parent survey, and pilot test them for use in early childhood education settings. The adaptation and development of these "Early Education Surveys" occurred in 2014-15, was based strongly on Bryk et al.'s (2010) existing…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Teacher Surveys, Parent Surveys, Early Childhood Education
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Young, Teresa; Morgan, Ashley – Reading Teacher, 2015
Early childhood teachers promote literacy learning through intentional instructional practices and the establishment of classroom environments that encourage and support the work, interest, and curiosity of young learners. They provide opportunities for children to engage with their teacher and peers and consider this an important component of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Student Projects, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Ramani, Geetha B.; Brownell, Celia A. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2014
Cooperative problem solving with peers plays a central role in promoting children's cognitive and social development. This article reviews research on cooperative problem solving among preschool-age children in experimental settings and social play contexts. Studies suggest that cooperative interactions with peers in experimental settings are…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Problem Solving, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Relationship
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Erturk Kara, H. Gozde – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
The purpose of this research is to understand the role of physical arrangements within the classroom in the development of behavior regulation skill of preschool children. From among the types of action research, the technical/scientific/cooperative action research was employed in the current study. In the selection of the participants, one of the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Classroom Environment, Action Research
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2017
Play and learning in the outdoors have been long-standing features of early years care and education. Unfortunately, children around the world no longer have sufficient opportunities for outdoor play for a variety of reasons. In the United Arab Emirates, climatic constraints limit outdoor play for 6 months of the year. One group of preservice…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Play, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Vandenbroucke, Loren; Spilt, Jantine; Verschueren, Karine; Piccinin, Claire; Baeyens, Dieter – Review of Educational Research, 2018
Executive functions (EFs), important cognitive processes that enable goal-directed behavior, develop due to maturation and environmental stimulation. The current study systematically reviews and synthesizes evidence on the association between teacher-student interactions and EFs. The search resulted in 28 studies, from which 23 studies provided…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Executive Function, Meta Analysis
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Whitacre, Michael; Diaz, Zulmaris; Esquierdo, Joy – International Journal of Instruction, 2013
Pre-service teachers need opportunities to apply theory and connect to best practices as they teach in classroom settings be it, whole or small group. For many pre-service teachers often times their experience is limited to simply watching instruction or working with small groups of students (Pryor & Kuhn, 2004). The student teaching…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Teaching
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Ryoo, Ji Hoon; Molfese, Victoria J.; Brown, E. Todd – Early Education and Development, 2018
This longitudinal study examined the influence of prekindergarten teacher characteristics and classroom instructional processes during mathematical activities on the growth of mathematics learning scores in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. Participants attended state-funded and Head Start prekindergarten programs. Mathematical…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Tests
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Alanis, Iliana – Young Children, 2013
Children working alone is a common instructional strategy in some early childhood classrooms. According to foundational work by Johnson and Johnson (1986), however, cooperative teams employ higher levels of thought and retain information longer than children who work individually. Children engage in discussion, take responsibility for their…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Educational Strategies, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Fernández Santín, Mercè; Feliu Torruella, Maria – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2017
We seem to have a problem in arts education at pre-school level: the lack of specific training for teachers teaching this subject to very young children. The future preschool teachers' training seems to be focused on the teaching and learning aspects of artistic education however they receive little training on methodologies and philosophies.…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Competencies
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Björklund, Camilla – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This is an empirical inquiry concerning children's concept development and early mathematics teaching. The intention is to broaden the understanding of preschool children's perceptions of the concept "half" (as 1 of 2 equal parts of a whole), in designed mathematics teaching settings. Three teachers working with 4-5-year-old children…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Mathematics Instruction
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de Aldama, Carlos; Pozo, Juan Ignacio – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2016
Introduction: Several studies show that one of the essential factors in the way teachers use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in their lessons are the beliefs they hold regarding ICT as tools for teaching and learning. This study analyses the relationship between these beliefs and the way teachers use ICT in the classroom through…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Beliefs, Questionnaires, Technology Uses in Education
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