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Arasomwan, Deborah A.; Mashiya, Nontokozo – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2021
Background: In South Africa socio-economic problems such as poor health conditions, juvenile delinquency, high rates of school dropout and teenage pregnancy are increasing. Therefore, it is vital to prepare foundation phase (FP) pre-service teachers to fortify children with basic life skills (LS) that will help them to cope with real-world…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching
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Madrid Akpovo, Samara; Thapa, Sapna; Halladay, Macy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Preparing educators to understand teaching as a cultural activity is a crucial element of teacher education programs. International field experiences have shown to accomplish this goal when combined with cross-cultural mentoring and critical reflection. This qualitative eight-month study used ethnographic methods to examine significant experiences…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Bauml, Michelle; Patton, Mary Martin; Rhea, Deborah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Recess in the United States is decidedly limited in elementary schools, despite numerous research findings that support unstructured play as a vehicle for development across multiple domains. It is widely understood that recess breaks promote prosocial behaviors, physical activity, and attentiveness in class. However, few researchers in the United…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Time Management
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Egbert, Joy; Roe, Mary F. – Childhood Education, 2014
Student disengagement can be a major impediment to effective student learning. When parents and educators cannot provide adequate reasoning to explain the value of what is taught at home and in school, students can lose their motivation to learn and be engaged in classroom activities. In this article, the authors explain the importance of teacher…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Curriculum, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite significant investments over the past decade in the expansion and improvement of preschool programs, too many children, particularly poor children, enter kindergarten behind their peers. Because it is critical that voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classrooms offer educational programs that both address the needs and developmental levels of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Preschool Education
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Tigistu, Kassahun – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite claims about the significance of early childhood education in improving later outcomes in an individual's life, this stage of development has not received sufficient attention by education systems across the world. Until recently, early education or preschool education did not come under the purview of the formal education system in most…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Educational History, Child Care
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Quick, Marilynn; Conrad, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2013
This study focused on how successful Indiana charter schools implemented their planned goals and how their instructional strategies supported sound, research-based practices for improving student achievement. After identifying the three charter schools that consistently earned Indiana's academic designation of "exemplary progress" over a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teaching Methods, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Chesky, Aimi Kono – Childhood Education, 2013
The project development school idea in Japan started in the late 1970s. Both public and private schools can become project schools. Public schools' districts and private schools' boards develop the project plan and submit the application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Once approved, the project school…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Telecommunications
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Chen, Jennifer J.; Li, Hui; Wang, Jing-ying – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The Project Approach has been promoted in Hong Kong kindergartens since the 1990s. However, the dynamic processes and underlying mechanisms involved in the teachers' implementation of this pedagogical method there have not yet been fully investigated. This case study of one typical kindergarten in Hong Kong documented how and why eight teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Preschool Teachers
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Wang, Xinxin; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
An increasing number of parents in China are enrolling their preschool children in after-school programs provided by private, for-profit early learning centers. This study used a qualitative approach to explore how teachers in these centers understood and implemented play and play-based curricula. Data were collected by examining the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers
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Pyle, Angela; DeLuca, Christopher – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Within the current accountability framework of public education, kindergarten teachers face the challenge of balancing traditional developmental programing and current academically oriented curriculum. Central to this challenge is teachers' uses of assessment to measure and communicate student learning in relation to their curricular stance.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Curriculum
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Shimpi, Priya M.; Paik, Jae H.; Wanerman, Todd; Johnson, Rebecca; Li, Hui; Duh, Shinchieh – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
The current English-language research and educational program was driven by an initiative to create a more interactive, theme-based bilingual language education model for preschools in Chengdu, China. During a 2-week teacher education program centered at the Experimental Kindergarten of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Chengdu, China, a team of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Preschool Education, Foreign Countries
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Olivant, Katie F. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This phenomenological study examined the experience of fostering creativity and creative thinking in the classroom under high-stakes testing conditions, as described by teachers at a magnet elementary school in Central California. The tensions between standardization and professionalism, as well as performativity and creativity, served as the…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Creativity, Creative Thinking, Elementary School Teachers
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Hancock, Christine L.; Morgan, Chelsea W.; Holly, James, Jr. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2021
Early childhood personnel preparation programs must prepare future early educators who can counteract racism and ableism to provide all children with an equitable and just education. We applied Dis/ability Critical Race Theory (DisCrit) Classroom Ecology to early childhood and specifically to preschool settings. We argue that early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
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Jung, Jeesun; Recchia, Susan; Ottley, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 2021
This qualitative study explores how a group of preservice teachers, all of whom had been well prepared to become primary-grade teachers, made a transition into infant/toddler group care settings. The authors used the teachers' daily journal entries, individual interview, document analysis (course syllabus, weekly planning sheets), and weekly team…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Infants, Toddlers
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