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De Almeida Maia, Denise; Pohl, Steffi; Okuda, Paola Matiko Martins; Liu, Ting; Puglisi, Marina Leite; Ploubidis, George; Eid, Michael; Cogo-Moreira, Hugo – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2022
The Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA) has been used in large studies such as the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). Important conclusions might be done regarding its reliability for the prediction of children's school readiness taking advantage of such large-scale evaluation. Although BSRA has being largely used, few are the studies at…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Screening Tests, Psychometrics, Preschool Children
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Vaisarova, Julie; Reynolds, Arthur J. – Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 2022
Although research suggests that the use of child-initiated vs. teacher-directed instructional practices in early childhood education has implications for learning and development, the precise nature of these effects remains unclear. Using data from the Midwest Child-Parent Center (CPC) Expansion Project, the present study examined the possibility…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education, Student Centered Learning
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Martin, Colwyn D. – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2021
Background: One can argue that literacy practices work to produce forms of literacy knowledge and literate children in early childhood contexts. However, one needs to interrogate how these literacy practices create technologies of power that construct and normalise the school ready literate child. Aim: The ethnographic study employed in this…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Ethnography, School Readiness
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Clanchy, K. M.; Sulek, R.; Baque, E.; Caine, A. M.; Cardell, E.; Chambers, L.; Clark, M.; Dare, L.; Irvine-Brown, L.; Irwin, C.; Headrick, J.; Mahler, N.; Vincze, L.; Weir, K. A.; Trembath, D. – Australian Educational Researcher, 2022
Developmental vulnerability in children often impacts social, educational, and health outcomes that then determine a child's developmental trajectory into adolescence and adulthood. It is widely accepted that early detection of vulnerability and implementation of targeted educational support can optimise children's outcomes, particularly when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Child Development
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Nath, Samir Ranjan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
Evidence was generated from a cross-section of 5,375 students who were completing primary education in 2014, as well as from their parents and school heads, across 309 primary schools located throughout Bangladesh, a South Asian country belonging to the global lower-middle-income category. Though the official duration of preschool education in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Readiness, Elementary Education, Competence
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Sawyer, Brook E.; Dever, Bridget V.; Kong, Peggy; Sonnenschein, Susan; Simons, Cassandra; Yu, Xiaoran; Zhang, Xinwei; Cai, Yin – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2022
Background: The importance of parental beliefs and practices related to children's school readiness skills is widely documented, but few studies explicitly focus on immigrant families. Further, no known studies have examined immigrant parents' beliefs about what skills children need to be successful in kindergarten. Objectives: The overarching aim…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Immigrants, School Readiness
Education Commission of the States, 2020
Following a high-quality early care and pre-K experience, the kindergarten-through-third-grade years set the foundation upon which future learning builds; and strengthening this continuum creates opportunities for later success. Key components of a quality experience in K-3 include school readiness and transitions, kindergarten requirements,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Primary Education, School Readiness
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Duncombe, Rebecca; Preedy, Pat – Education 3-13, 2021
Poor physical development in young children has been shown to impact readiness for school, behaviour, social development and academic achievement. This research sought to explore levels of physical development in young children in the term that they started school. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC-2) was used to assess 115…
Descriptors: Physical Development, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills
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Polat, Özgül; Atis-Akyol, Nevra – Research in Pedagogy, 2021
In the changing and developing world, the methods and approaches which promote learning experiences of individuals develop at the same pace. If such methods are integrated into the education system as an alternative to traditional teaching methods, it will enrich the learning experience for children and provide teachers with an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, School Readiness
Kemp, Michelle R. – ProQuest LLC, 2021
The purpose of this study was to explore Pennsylvania Title I school systems' methods of communication of expectations and standards for school readiness with prospective kindergarten students' parents prior to enrollment. Also explored within this study is the importance of local school systems communicating with parents regarding cognitive and…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Communication Strategies, School Readiness, Kindergarten
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Swan, Charlie – Support for Learning, 2021
This article explores how gastrostomy feeding tubes can impact the early childhood education and care (ECEC) experiences of children. It presents findings from a small-scale study, which utilised the perspectives of early years educators and parents. The findings indicate that feeding tubes have both an opportunistic and restrictive impact within…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Equipment, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Cutler, Laura; Slicker, Gerilyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Children's picture books have been used in a variety of situations to introduce young children to unfamiliar experiences, including the transition to kindergarten. This study examines the ways in which children's transition to formal schooling is portrayed in 52 American picture books about starting kindergarten. Grounded in the ecological and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Kindergarten, Student Adjustment, School Readiness
Education Commission of the States, 2020
Following a high-quality early care and pre-K experience, the kindergarten-through-third-grade years set the foundation upon which future learning builds; and strengthening this continuum creates opportunities for later success. Key components of a quality experience in K-3 include school readiness and transitions, kindergarten requirements,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Primary Education, Kindergarten
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Boardman, Karen – Policy Futures in Education, 2022
This paper explores how the neoliberal policy directives relating to the teaching of phonics in schools in England, influences the pedagogy of early years educators (EYEs) working with under-threes. The research highlights that these EYEs are confounded by early reading (ER), given that there is no clear definition or provision separating ER from…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Phonics, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Kirkiç, Kamil Arif; Ulas, Enver – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2022
This research aims to develop a tool to measure the school readiness of children who will start primary school. Changes have occurred in the primary school starting age following the developments that took part in the Turkish Education System. This change has caused parents to have intense hesitations about enrolling their children in school. As a…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Achievement Tests, Elementary Schools, Admission (School)
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