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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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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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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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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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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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Freeman, Evelyn B.; Hatch, J. Amos – Childhood Education, 1989
Describes the assumptions and principles of emergent literacy and establishes the need to reconceptualize kindergarten practice in the area of literacy education. Conclusions drawn from a series of studies of current kindergarten practice in a large midwestern state are considered. (BB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Emergent Literacy
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Reutzel, D. Ray – Childhood Education, 1992
Most early childhood teachers support breaking away from the letter-a-week method of teaching the alphabet but question how to achieve that goal. Concepts related to how young children learn the alphabetic principle are reviewed and successful strategies for teaching the principle are presented. (LB)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Classroom Techniques, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Wortham, Sue C.; Patton, Mary Martin – Childhood Education, 1992
Reports a study of a retention procedure in Texas in which children are placed in prefirst grade classrooms rather than promoted to regular first grade after kindergarten. Discusses the procedure's effectiveness and appropriateness, reasons for children's placement, children's behavioral problems, parental motivation and approval, and student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Lancy, David F.; Nattiv, Amalya – Childhood Education, 1992
Discusses the development, implementation and implications of the Parent Assisted Reading Program at the Sunrise School in northern Utah which serves half-day kindergarten children. This program was designed to increase volunteer participation by parents in early (storybook) reading activities in the schools. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Reading, Full Day Half Day Schedules, Kindergarten, Listening Skills
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Honigman, Joann J.; Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Childhood Education, 1998
Examines the benefits of art education that go beyond art production to encompass an expansive view of art. Describes a kindergarten project called "Painting with Scissors" that implements this approach to art education. Through it, art became a way of knowing, understanding, and viewing the world; of constructing and expressing ideas;…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art Activities, Art Appreciation, Art Education
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Myers, Barbara Kimes; Myers, Michal Elaine – Childhood Education, 1999
Refers to the words "spirit" and "spirituality" not in terms of religion but as human qualities that allow children to transcend or move beyond that which they do not yet understand. Illustrates the encouragement of these qualities in a kindergarten program and the program's use of literature to help students grow spiritually.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Individual Development, Kindergarten
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Cress, Susan White – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Explores a method of developing kindergarten children's written stories through journal writing, specifically written interactions or dialogs between child and teacher in response to journal entries. Notes how journals and written conversation encourage process writing, helping children produce stories with a sense of meaning. Offers suggestions…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dialog Journals, Journal Writing, Kindergarten
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Hassan, Karma El; Maluf, Ghada – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Describes the Spectrum Project in a Lebanese kindergarten, the goal of which was to determine whether, through assessment of activities, a profile of children's abilities, strengths, and weaknesses could be identified, and to investigate the relationship between the different intelligences. Implications and recommendations for future research are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Differences, Intelligence Differences, Kindergarten
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Kajs, Lawrence T.; Alaniz, Ramon; Willman, Edward; Sifuentes, Elisa – Journal of Computing in Childhood Education, 1998
Describes the experience of a bilingual kindergarten teacher who, in an effort to improve students' writing, used color-coded symbols familiar to students on specific key functions of the computer keyboard. Familiarity with the keyboard functions facilitated the children's understanding and consequent use of software, and allowed the children to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Coding, Color, Computer Literacy