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Akemoglu, Yusuf; Meadan, Hedda; Towson, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Shared interactive book reading (SIBR) is a broad term used to describe the act of adults reading aloud to children, while encouraging interaction by asking questions and engaging in a discussion about the book. SIBR can be used to embed naturalistic communication teaching strategies, creating learning opportunities to promote a child's language…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Teaching Methods, Reading Aloud to Others, Preschool Children
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Robertson, Judy; Manches, Andrew; Pain, Helen – Childhood Education, 2017
Thirty years ago, when personal computers were first becoming available in homes and schools, a large group of primary school-age children were asked to share their attitudes about computers, their conceptions regarding how computers function, and their beliefs concerning computers' agency. The researchers wanted to gather baseline data regarding…
Descriptors: Computers, Interviews, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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McCollow, Meaghan M.; Hoffman, Holly H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During early childhood, practitioners and family members are often tasked with determining optimal approaches to support social skill development in young children with developmental disabilities in inclusive and self-contained settings. Eight different evidence based approaches are highlighted (social narratives, scripting, pivotal response…
Descriptors: Social Development, Check Lists, Problem Solving, Video Technology
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Rogers, Marg; Boyd, Wendy – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2020
The Mosaic approach has been used as a form of participatory research for over two decades. It has been popular with researchers in the early childhood education and disability sectors because it encourages the participants to utilise a large range of communication tools, rather than relying on verbal and written data. Promoters of the Mosaic…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Children, Adults, Empowerment
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Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This article provides readers with information regarding the impact of disasters on children. It introduces basic relief efforts and mental health services that are common to most disaster-related situations. Classroom- and community-based interventions are also included along with conclusions and key points for educators.
Descriptors: Children, Natural Disasters, Mental Health, Health Services
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Farley, Kristin S.; Brock, Matthew E.; Winterbottom, Christian – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Early childhood education represents a pivotal opportunity to improve the developmental trajectories of young children, and evidence-based practices (EBPs) are scientifically proven to improve these outcomes. Furthermore, federal law mandates that early childhood practitioners implement EBPs. However, because EBP has not been clearly defined in…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Preschool Teachers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Neitzel, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2018
Racial inequity has long been an issue in the educational system. In recent years, researchers and policy makers have begun to recognize the role of implicit bias in the disproportionate number of African American children who are suspended or expelled from school. Particular attention is being given to the use of exclusionary practices in early…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Early Childhood Education, Discipline Policy, Discipline Problems
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Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This manuscript focuses on neuroscience research that may have applicability for early childhood educators. Beginning with cautions about the usefulness of neurosciences, we offer reviews of several ideas that can inform the practice of early childhood educators. We begin with the understanding that reading is not innate, meaning that every brain…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Reading Research, Young Children, Brain
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Robinson, Leah E.; Wadsworth, Danielle D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Physical activity is an essential component for lifelong wellness and the quality of life. Over the past years, childhood obesity has dramatically increased. Data supports that young children are adopting sedentary behaviors within and outside of school hours that may contribute to obesity and other health-related diseases. This paper provides…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Quality of Life
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Peterson, Carla A.; Mayer, Lynn Milgram; Summers, Jean Ann; Luze, Gayle J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Poverty-related factors place children at higher risk for disabilities and also serve as barriers to families accessing services for their children and themselves. Early childhood practitioners can play a critical role in supporting families by providing services to overcome these obstacles and by working in partnership with specialized early…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Research Design, Individualized Family Service Plans, Intervention
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Sigler, Ellen A.; Aamidor, Shirley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
There are various opinions concerning the value of positive reinforcement when discussing modifying behaviors of young children. In some cases, individuals considered positive reinforcement difficult to implement and, in extreme cases, even felt it to be detrimental. Educators often use praise interchangeably with positive reinforcement when…
Descriptors: Young Children, Positive Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Early Childhood Education
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Meadan, Hedda; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Zaghlawan, Hasan Y.; Yu, SeonYeong – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2009
The purpose of this article is to critically review the literature on parent-implemented interventions aimed at promoting and enhancing the social and communicative behavior of young children with autism spectrum disorders. Twelve parent-implemented intervention studies that were conducted, at least in part, in home environments and were published…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Young Children, Parents
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Stockard, Connie Hall – Childhood Education, 1984
A poet's narrative describes the role of educators in turning an enthusiastic kindergarten student into an alienated elementary school student. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, School Role, Student Alienation
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Lukasevich, Ann – Childhood Education, 1984
Discusses specific steps teachers of young children can take to sustain and increase children's love of poetry. The discussion ranges from the music of Mother Goose, chants, and nonsense verse to implementing a planned program of poetry writing. (RH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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Lewis, Richard – Childhood Education, 1984
One of a series of statements focusing on children's basic rights, this brief essay asserts that all children need an environment where the act of imagining and its expression are respected and given visible outlets. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Imagination
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