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Piper, Benjamin – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Education researchers working in sub-Saharan Africa have recently and rapidly expanded the availability of evidence related to the impact of educational interventions on learning outcomes, particularly in preprimary and lower primary education (Ganimian & Murnane, 2016; McEwan, 2015; Popova, Evans, & Arancibia, 2016). Awareness that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Outcomes of Education, Numeracy
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Lashley, Cynthia – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2012
It is well documented in the literature that relationships influence the lives of young children (birth to second grade). Consequently, it is essential that young children's caregivers and teachers build professional relationships with children's parents, because these relationships influence the children's present and later learning environments…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teacher Educators
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Ward, Gay; Dahlmeier, Crystal – Young Children, 2011
Inspired by a variety of early childhood educators' observations and writings, the authors reflected on what a joyful classroom looks like, sounds like, and feels like. Although "joy is a developmental need and a vital necessity", the current emphasis in early childhood and elementary programs on assessment, accountability, and increased academic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Psychological Patterns, Child Development
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Lovell, Donna – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
My fellow teachers and I took a look at the use of tape and scissors in our 3-6 classroom. We had noticed children's over-reliance on these tools and wondered what would happen if we simply removed them. We decided to initiate a classroom research project in which the students worked for a while without scissors or tape. One goal of the project…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Research, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking
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Engel, Maria – Childhood Education, 2015
Teaching is hard. It's the most rewarding, fulfilling job in the world, but it's also frustrating, infuriating, and really, really hard. In this article, the author reflects on the importance of free play in early childhood classrooms. If teachers want to create happy children who love learning, forcing them to sit at desks or tables through early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Play, Teaching Methods
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Lau, Grace; Ho, Kwok Keung – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2018
This article is an academic commentary on the concept of sociology of education. The authors have ventured through the lens of Hannah Arendt's "The Human Condition" and discuss its impact might have had if the corresponding mode of education and pedagogy be carried out in reality according to what Arendt had inspired her readers. A cross…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Sociology, Play, Psychological Patterns
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Ransom, Marilee; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2013
Worksheets hold a special place among the many well-intentioned--yet ineffective--items in the early childhood and elementary toolkit. They are nearly ubiquitous in some elementary classrooms and are even popular in preschools. Parents are encouraged when they see worksheets in their children's backpacks; they see such papers as indicators that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Worksheets, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Krechevsky, Mara – New Educator, 2012
In this essay, the author explores the notion that the focus of learning in classrooms and schools extends beyond the learning of individuals to create a collective body of knowledge that is larger than what any one person knows. This idea was examined in a collaboration between Project Zero researchers and educators from the municipal preschools…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities
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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2016
This document provides Q&A with webinar presenter, Susan Riley. Riley's presentation looks at broad ideas of clarifying best practices in using arts integration (AI) and/or STEAM at any grade level. Questions cover topics such as: the creativity crisis in US schools, integrating art into math adult education (GED and ESL), theater arts in the…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Integrated Activities, Creativity
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Kirch, Susan A.; Ma, Jasmine Y. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2016
The interaction analysis presented by Kim and Roth examines nine students, their teachers, the learning task and materials in a mixed second and third grade science classroom during the school day. In the research narrative readers are introduced to two resourceful and creative groups of students as they work on a task assigned by their…
Descriptors: Individual Power, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Grade 2
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Young, Andria; Andrews, Cheryl; Hayes, Cher; Valdez, Cynthia – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Functional behavior assessment is a technique supported by research, to assess behavior to determine causes of behavior and develop effective behavior interventions. In this article we discuss how special and general education teachers are prepared to assess students when they struggle academically, but are not typically prepared to assess…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Gove, Amber – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
This commentary discusses the three articles in this (2017) issue. The articles expand the published research base on the effectiveness of early education in the sub-Saharan Africa countries of Zambia, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Each of the three articles employs rigorous methods to better understand the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods
Stejzygier, Aneta – Online Submission, 2009
The paper presents the social capital as the essential element of success of the Reggio Emilia preschools known for their unique approach to the early childhood education. The collaborative effort is introduced through examples of the currently ongoing "Reggio Narrates" project of Reggio preschools, the "Dialogue with the…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Foreign Countries, Reggio Emilia Approach, Social Capital
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Simon, Rob – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
Drawing on examples from classroom practice, this article explores implications of regarding multiliteracies pedagogy in early childhood settings as relationally and culturally situated. The author argues that investigating human dimensions of multiliteracies pedagogy involves interrogating assumptions about children and their capacities--viewing…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Literacy, Multiple Literacies, Instruction
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Dixon, Annabelle – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2013
It is self-evident that, given a group of very active young children and four walls within which to contain them, certain decisions have to be made fairly rapidly: what happens, where it happens, and when seem to be the most obviously pressing. When and how does differentiation come into play? Is it only when making decisions about grouping the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Infants
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