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Khalfaoui, Andrea; García-Carrión, Rocío; Villardón-Gallego, Lourdes – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The risk for many young children from minority backgrounds of being excluded from a quality education might be reduced through the creation of a positive classroom climate. A systematic review was conducted to gain a better understanding of the pedagogical and structural aspects that foster a positive classroom climate in multicultural early…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Soltero-González, Lucinda; Gillanders, Cristina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted families from low-income backgrounds. The shift to remote learning has required parents with preschool-age children to adapt to new ways of collaborating with teachers. Given the longstanding inequities in the education of children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, exacerbated by the pandemic,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged
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Tan, Fei; Gong, Xin; Zhang, Xiao; Zhang, Ronghua – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The concept, approaches to learning (ATL), is an important dimension of children's school readiness, which reflects children's enthusiasm and engagement in learning settings. Due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), when preschools were shut down for months and children's social interactions were greatly limited, preschoolers' ATL might be…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Preschool Education
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Cun, Aijuan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study is to explore Burmese refugee parents' perspectives on the challenges they have experienced and the support that they expect to receive from their children's schools and teachers. The data sources include interviews and informal conversations during home visits. The findings of this study show that two major challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation
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Sheridan, Susan M.; Koziol, Natalie; Witte, Amanda L.; Iruka, Iheoma; Knoche, Lisa L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The transition to kindergarten is foundational for children's future school performance and families' relationships with the educational system. Despite its well-documented benefits, few studies have explored family engagement across the pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) to kindergarten transition nor considered the role of geographic context during this…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Student Adjustment
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Jones, Jennifer Call; Hampshire, Patricia Korzekwa; McDonnell, Andrea P. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Engaging parents in their children's education beginning in early childhood leads to improved academic and social outcomes for children (Brannon and Dauksas in PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement 1:94-105, 2012). In the field of early childhood special education (ECSE), teachers are likely to have frequent contact with diverse families, as the…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Involvement
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Lake, Vickie E.; Beisly, Amber H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Dual language learners (DLLs) represent one of the fastest growing populations in classrooms, and yet many teachers are monolingual and not trained in English as a Second Language. Many teachers strive to create an anti-bias classroom that puts goals of diversity and equity at the center of all that they do, but are unsure of effective strategies…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Translation, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Miller, Michele M.; Kehl, LeAnna M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
As the pressure to succeed academically is imposed on children earlier than ever before, it is essential to understand what characteristics are most important to parents and teachers in order to be school ready. While formally readiness is typically measured using chronological age and mastery of cognitive skills, it also involves physical,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Pirskanen, Henna; Jokinen, Kimmo; Karhinen-Soppi, Anu; Notko, Marianne; Lämsä, Tiina; Otani, Midori; Meil, Gerardo; Romero-Balsas, Pedro; Rogero-García, Jesús – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The transition to formal education is a critical transition in children's lives that has importance for socio-emotional and behavioral functioning. In the transition process, teachers are key players who work intensively with children and their families. This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of children´s socio-emotional behavior during…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Emotional Response, Child Behavior
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Knight-McKenna, Mary; Hollingsworth, Heidi L. – Childhood Education, 2016
Twenty-first century educators of young children need skills and dispositions for building partnerships with the families of all their students. Educators worldwide frequently teach children from families whose backgrounds, including socioeconomic status and home language, are different from their own. This article introduces 12 principles for…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Educational Practices
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Parks, Amy Noelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Previous research focused on schools that serve low-income and minoritized communities has demonstrated that families often do not feel that their schools are receptive to family involvement. This interview study, which comes out of a long-term ethnographic project at a rural school that primarily served low-income, African American families,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Educational Resources, Parent Attitudes
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Zhang, Chun; Du, Jianxia; Sun, Li; Ding, Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Technology has been quickly changing human interactions, traditional practices, and almost every aspect of our lives. It is important to maintain effective face-to-face communication and interactions between teachers and families. Nonetheless, technology and its tools can also extend and enhance family-teacher relationships and partnerships. This…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication
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Sciaraffa, Mary A.; Zeanah, Paula D.; Zeanah, Charles H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Brain development in the early years is especially susceptible to toxic stress caused by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). According to epigenetics research, toxic stress has the capacity to physically change a child's brain and be hardwired into the child's biology via genes in the DNA. The compelling nature of the impact of early adversity…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Anxiety, Stress Variables, Brain
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O'Keeffe, Christina; McNally, Sinead – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the education of 91% of students worldwide. As a critical process in supporting young children's resilience, play is increasingly recognised as a valuable pedagogical strategy within a shifting educational landscape during the pandemic. This study reports on findings from a survey on play…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Play, Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Atiles, Julia T.; Almodóvar, Mayra; Chavarría Vargas, Aleida; Dias, Maria J. A.; Zúñiga León, Irma M. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a world crisis of an unprecedented nature. In March 2020, due to closing of non-essential private and public educational institutions, early childhood professionals had to quickly adapt and respond to the demands for social distancing, hygiene, new protocols and transition to online education. Alternatively,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Barriers, School Closing
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