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Kim, Kyoung Jin; Han, Minkyung; Jung, Eunyoung; Sohn, Ji-Hyang – Childhood Education, 2022
As environmental education and sustainability education play a fundamental role in training citizens who are more aware of global change and more environmentally responsible, organic learning is a recommended alternative learning experience for young children. This article describes how one kindergarten class in South Korea applied organic…
Descriptors: Child Development, Environmental Education, Learning Experience, Kindergarten
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Leung, Suzannie; Chiu, Jessica; Lam, Winnie – Childhood Education, 2021
COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health of people all over the world. Hong Kong closed schools for face-to-face instruction to minimize spread in February 2020. Schools started teaching via Zoom, a service that offers video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. That same month, The Chinese University of Hong Kong…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Story Telling, Foreign Countries
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Tezuka, Takaharu; Tezuka, Yui – Childhood Education, 2021
Fuji Kindergarten in Tachikawa, Japan, is an innovative school design. The building itself, designed by Tezuka Architects, is a key part of the children's education. In this article, the architects describe how the project developed and their inspirations and goals for this unique education facility that places children at the center. The spaces…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Children, Play, Foreign Countries
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Gibbs, Anna S.; Reed, Deborah K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2023
Kindergarten students commonly receive a limited amount of exposure to scientific concepts and informational texts. The present study used a multiple probe design across participants to determine the effects of shared reading instruction on three kindergarten students' science-related vocabulary acquisition in a virtual classroom during the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Science Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Kindergarten
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Carmel, Rivi; Rozenberg, Katya; Hammer, Dafna; Pasternak, Idit; Yaish, Dina Ben; Hachmon, Marsha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2023
Kindergarten Teachers' (KTs') work is different from that of school teachers' because they juggle the role of being caregivers for young children and tending to their physical, emotional and educational needs, with the task of being 'managers' or 'leaders' of their kindergarten units (Guo et al. in Teach Teach Educ 27(5):961-968, 2011a; Aizenberg…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Early Childhood Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Vocational Adjustment
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Spadafora, Natalie; Reid-Westoby, Caroline; Pottruff, Molly; Wang, Jade; Janus, Magdalena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2023
When the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in March 2020, the lives of families all over the world were disrupted. Many adults found themselves working from home while their children were unable to go to school. To better understand the potential impact of these educational disruptions, it is important to establish what learning looked like during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Closing, Pandemics, COVID-19
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Alghamdi, Ahlam A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2023
This study explores Saudi teachers' beliefs about STEAM education in early childhood education settings. The study sample consisted of 245 teachers working in kindergartens. The participants completed a survey comprising twelve items to elaborate teachers' beliefs toward implementing STEAM practices in their classrooms, as well as four close-ended…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education, Art Education, Foreign Countries
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Warden, Claire – Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the valuable role nature plays in human development as well as humans' responsibility toward the earth is critically important when considering how to transform education for the betterment of the individual and society. In this article, the author views nature as a force or phenomenon of the metaphysical world. As such, she suggests…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Individual Development, Educational Change, Environment
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Almendingen, Alexander; Clayton, Olivia; Matthews, Jan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study's purpose was to elucidate the experiences of educators raising and responding to child-related concerns within Early Childhood Education and Care settings. Parent satisfaction with interactions, educators' ratings of how well interactions went, and educator confidence┬árelated to raising or responding to concerns, were examined.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction
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Yin, Hongbiao; Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined kindergarten teachers' behavioural intentions to implement play-based learning and its relationship to two types of facilitating factors: organisational (i.e., instructional leadership and trust in colleagues) and individual (i.e., teacher self-efficacy). Structural equation modelling examining the direct and mediating effects…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Intention, Play
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Hu, BiYing; Clark, M. H.; Stewart, Martha Lue – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The research literature well establishes that adverse conditions, such as poverty, can affect children's cognitive development and academic achievement. Educators are challenged to translate these understandings into instructional practices grounded in research that best meet the needs of students, especially students living in poverty who are at…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Young Children, Emergent Literacy
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Zhong, Mei; Zhao, Hongxia; Ai, Jun; Zeng, Songtian; Stone-MacDonald, Angela K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Research on bullying and victimization has┬álargely focused on univariate analyses on older children. Little is known regarding the bullying and victimization experience of young children with a person-centered approach, especially in Chinese affordable kindergarten settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Kindergarten, Incidence
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Nguyen, Alisha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This qualitative case study investigated how an early childhood teacher and young children in a public White-predominant kindergarten classroom engaged in critical discussions of anti-bias issues including racism, White privilege, gender stereotypes, gender nonconformity, sexism, and homophobia. Through the use of interactive read-alouds using…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, White Students, Early Childhood Teachers
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Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko; Schultz, David – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The "first-grade problem" of the lack of concentration, listening, and following of instruction has been widely identified among Japanese kindergarten students. To promote their executive functioning and self-regulation to prevent this issue, we developed the Social Thinking and Academic Readiness Training (START) program. The…
Descriptors: Program Development, Self Control, Student Behavior, Kindergarten
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Macy, Marisa; Pool, Juli; Chen, Ching-I.; Rusiana, Toni-Ann; Sawyer, Mali – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined selected parameters of two newly developed measures called AEPS-3 Ready-Set and Ready-Set Family Assessment of Children's Skills (FACS). Ready-Set is a school readiness measure designed to gather information from teachers or other professionals on children's kindergarten school readiness skills across important developmental…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Aptitude Tests, School Readiness, Child Development
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