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Larsen, Shannon M.; McCormick, Kelly; Coburn, Lisa; Henry, Colleen – Childhood Education, 2023
In 2014, over 30 classroom teachers and administrators from one district joined higher education faculty and researchers from an educational non-profit organization to begin a three-year collaborative project. They wanted to find ways to leverage the use of one-to-one mobile technology (tablets) in kindergarten-2nd-grade mathematics classrooms to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Education
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Timmons, Kristy; Cooper, Amanda; Bozek, Emma; Braund, Heather – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across North America closed to in person learning in March 2020. Since then, it has becoming increasingly clear that physical distancing will need to be prolonged in the 2020/2021 school year and possibly resumed in the future. In response, education ministries shifted teaching and learning online. Research is…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Castner, Daniel J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
Teachers' commitments, or what is often called fidelity in teaching, are of obvious importance in early childhood settings. Nonetheless, fidelity in teaching young children remains an undertheorized concept. Instead of appreciating the philosophical and socio-political complexities of practice, examinations of fidelity in teaching young children…
Descriptors: Integrity, Professionalism, Ethics, Teaching Methods
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Miller, Roxanne Greitz; Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; White-Smith, Kimberly A.; Calfee, Robert C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
While the United States' National Research Council (NRC 2012) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS 2013) advocate children's engagement in active science learning, elementary school teachers in the US indicate lack of time to teach science regularly because of (1) school and district pressure to focus on English language arts and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Faculty Development, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Streit, Christine; David, Christine K.; Hildebrandt, Elke – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2015
The intended convergence of preschool and school education in accordance with educational policy is challenging. Firstly, one must become aware of the different institutional cultures, and secondly, one needs to be aware of existing similarities and develop common didactic ideas. This article presents a model, based on the situation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Teaching Methods
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Moyer, Joan; And Others – Childhood Education, 1987
Position paper argues in favor of developmentally appropriate kindergarten programs. Paper examines program goals and content, and provides suggestions about learning environment, curriculum, and staff. Includes statements concerning purpose of kindergarten, importance of play in learning, and need for program support. (PCB)
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Holistic Approach, Kindergarten
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Carver, Nancy K. – Childhood Education, 1986
Argues that structured reading programs, workbook pages, and drills do not alone provide an adequate basis for beginning reading instruction and suggests that experiences, knowledge, and other environmental factors ensure success in reading. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Early Experience
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Spillman, Carolyn V.; Lutz, Jay P. – Childhood Education, 1986
Describes how three schools applied "Writing to Read," a computerized writing and reading program, in kindergarten and first grade. (HOD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Philosophy, Grade 1
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Hammond, Carolyn Hall – Childhood Education, 1986
Contrasts a child not ready for school with a child who is developmentally prepared to enter school and argues that if all school systems could administer and interpret the results of a developmental examination, the number of unhappy children, special needs children, and grade overplaced children would be greatly reduced. (HOD)
Descriptors: Age Grade Placement, Behavior Patterns, Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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Harris, Nini – Childhood Education, 1983
Briefly reviews the history of the first kindergarten system in the United States on the occasion of the transformation of the Des Peres School in St. Louis, Missouri, into a museum and library. The transformed facility contains a restored kindergarten classroom, the Susan E. Blow museum, local historical and educational archives, and meeting…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historic Sites, Kindergarten, Library Facilities
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Van Camp, Sara S. – Childhood Education, 1982
Suggests that kindergarten teachers should once a week bring to class a news photograph which they can discuss with the children. Such an exercise can be used to create among the children a wider awareness of the world and to counter their tendency to focus exclusively on the self. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Egocentrism, Kindergarten, Primary Education
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Miller, Susan A. – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes the four levels of the early childhood education system in Cuba. Includes information on home visit programs for new parents, child care programs, preschool programs, programs for 5-year-olds, and primary school programs. Emphasizes that parents, relatives, teachers, and the larger community share the responsibility of educating young…
Descriptors: Child Care, Community Role, Early Childhood Education, Educational Responsibility
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Maxim, George W. – Childhood Education, 1997
Describes a kindergarten/first-grade and a second-grade program for teaching map reading skills. Suggests that map- reading instruction is required to improve children's geography knowledge. Provides ideas on how to observe the environment, use photos, encourage block play, use books, share maps, construct a model of the classroom, read cardinal…
Descriptors: Cartography, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Williams, Leslie R. – Childhood Education, 1989
Maintains that full-day kindergarten programs can derive at least part of their curriculum from the diverse gifts of social and cultural knowledge that children bring to the classroom. Includes a description of a kindergarten class that explored the topic of grandparents. (BB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Grandparents, Kindergarten
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