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Buldu, Mehmet – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
This study investigated interactions between pedagogical documentation--a formative assessment technique and instructional intervention designed to increase student learning by recording children's experiences--and kindergarten children, families and teachers in the UAE. The study sample comprised six teachers in six kindergarten classrooms, 141…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Parents, Parent School Relationship
Katch, Jane – University of Chicago Press, 2011
Over the past three decades, more than a quarter of a million children have become citizens of the United States through international adoption. Kindergarten teacher Jane Katch recently found herself with three such children in her class: Katya, born in Russia, Jasper, from Cambodia, and Caleb, from Romania. Each child had spent early years in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Adoption
Maeroff, Gene I. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention it deserves and needs. In his latest book, education expert Gene Maeroff takes a hard look at early learning and the primary grades of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Young Children, Early Childhood Education
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
This paper reports a survey of 355 parents and 166 teachers of young children starting school in New South Wales, Australia. Parents and teachers were asked to rate a list of 20 items in answer to the question 'How important are the following for deciding whether a child has had a successful first two terms of school?' The results are presented in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes