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MacDonald, Amy; Carmichael, Colin – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
International research suggests that early mathematical competences predicts later mathematical outcomes. In this paper, we build on our previous study of young children's mathematical competencies (MacDonald & Carmichael, 2015) to explore the relationship between mathematical competencies at 4-5 years, as measured by teacher ratings, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Young Children
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Harvey, Hattie A.; Miller, Gloria E. – Early Education and Development, 2017
Research Findings: The contribution of 3 executive function skills (shifting, inhibitory control, and working memory) and their relation to early mathematical skills was investigated with preschoolers attending 6 Head Start centers. Ninety-two children ranging in age from 3 years, 1 month, to 4 years, 11 months, who were native English or Spanish…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Vocabulary Development
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Verdine, Brian N.; Bunger, Ann; Athanasopoulou, Angeliki; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy – Developmental Psychology, 2017
Learning the names of geometric shapes is at the intersection of early spatial, mathematical, and language skills, all important for school-readiness and predictors of later abilities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We investigated whether socioeconomic status (SES) influenced children's processing of shape names and…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Preschool Children, Geometric Concepts, Naming
Mulligan, Joanne; English, Lyn – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
This paper describes students' developing meta-representational competence, drawn from the second phase of a longitudinal study, "Transforming Children's Mathematical and Scientific Development." A group of 21 highly able Grade 1 students was engaged in mathematics/science investigations as part of a data modelling program. A pedagogical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Grade 1
Mulligan, Joanne; Hodge, Kerry; Mitchelmore, Mike; English, Lyn – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
A 3-year longitudinal study "Transforming Children's Mathematical and Scientific Development" integrates, through data modelling, a pedagogical approach focused on mathematical patterns and structural relationships with learning in science. As part of this study, a purposive sample of 21 highly able Grade 1 students was engaged in an…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Whittaker, Jessica Vick; Kinzie, Mable B.; Williford, Amanda; DeCoster, Jamie – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: This study examined the impact of MyTeachingPartner-Math/Science, a system of math and science curricula and professional development, on the quality of teachers' interactions with children in their classrooms. Schools were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 intervention conditions (Basic: curricula providing within-activity, embedded…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dempsey, Ian; Valentine, Megan; Colyvas, Kim – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2016
Determining the effectiveness of many special education interventions is most difficult because of the practical and ethical limitations associated with assigning participants to a control or non-treated group. Using Longitudinal Study of Australian Children data, this article utilised eight different propensity score analysis methods to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Student Needs, Longitudinal Studies
Kinzie, Mable B.; Pianta, Robert C.; Kilday, Carolyn R.; McGuire, Patrick R.; Pinkham, Ashley M. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
The "MTP-Math/Science" curricula specifically target the teaching and learning of children at risk of early school failure, a population for whom achievement gaps in mathematics and science are visible even in Pre-K years. "MTP-Math" is based on Focal Areas defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Geoffroy, Marie-Claude; Cote, Sylvana. M.; Giguere, Charles-Edouard; Dionne, Ginette; Zelazo, Philip David; Tremblay, Richard E.; Boivin, Michel; Seguin, Jean. R. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2010
Background: Socially disadvantaged children with academic difficulties at school entry are at increased risk for poor health and psychosocial outcomes. Our objective is to test the possibility that participation in childcare--at the population level--could attenuate the gap in academic readiness and achievement between children with and without a…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Mothers, Educational Attainment, Disadvantaged Youth
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
"Literacy Express" is a preschool curriculum designed for three-to five-year-old children. It is structured around units on oral language, emergent literacy, basic math, science, general knowledge, and socioemotional development. It can be used in half-or full-day programs with typically developing children and children with special…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Oral Language, Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition
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Burger, Kaspar – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2012
Using data from a survey on cognitive proficiency levels of first graders in Switzerland (N = 1.830), this study analyzes (1) who has access to institutional childcare, (2) whether institutional childcare affects cognitive skills of children who differ in terms of socioeconomic status, home literacy, native country, and home language, and (3) how…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Mathematics Skills, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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Bloom, Howard S.; Weiland, Christina – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Head Start is the largest publicly funded preschool program in the U.S., and one of its primary goals is to improve the school readiness of low-income children. As has been widely reported, the first randomized trial of Head Start in the program's history found some evidence that it is achieving this goal. Receiving one year of Head Start had…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, School Readiness
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2009
"Let's Begin with the Letter People"[R] is an early education curriculum that uses 26 thematic units to develop children's language and early literacy skills. A major focus is phonological awareness, including rhyming, word play, alliteration, and segmentation. Children are encouraged to learn as individuals, in small groups, and in a…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Evaluation Research, Intervention, Early Reading
Hodge, Kerry A.; Kemp, Coral R. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2006
Although teacher underestimation of ability can have a detrimental effect on children's achievement and motivation, the accuracy of Australian teachers in identifying intellectual giftedness in young children has not been investigated. This study followed 14 children, identified as potentially gifted while preschoolers, for up to 3 of their early…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Young Children, Longitudinal Studies, Talent Identification
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Votruba-Drzal, Elizabeth; Coley, Rebekah Levine; Koury, Amanda S.; Miller, Portia – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Growing evidence has linked center-based early care and education settings to improvements in children's cognitive skills. Additional research is needed to more carefully delineate when and for whom these associations are most pronounced. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort (N ˜ 6,350; Flanagan & West, 2004),…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Family Environment
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