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Loizou, Eleni – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine how an early childhood education (ECE) curriculum responds to children's voices in reference to transition from kindergarten to first grade. Drawing from the findings of a previous study which examined the empowering and limiting aspects of transition as voiced by first graders, I consider the points where…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Childrens Attitudes, Adjustment (to Environment), Elementary School Students
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Brownell, Celia A.; Drummond, Jesse – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
Using data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care (n = 1364), we examined how experiences in early childcare (ECE) and in families from 6 to 54 months predicted the development of first-grade prosocial behaviour (PSB), a core component of social and emotional success. SEM analyses revealed several key pathways: (1) both ECE process quality and…
Descriptors: Early Experience, Early Childhood Education, Predictor Variables, Prosocial Behavior
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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In Saudi Arabia, there is a lack of research into the educational use of touch technologies. The literature focuses on how children use these technologies and how they support learning, but little is known about the impact of these devices on children's socio-emotional outcomes. This study examines how children relate emotionally to both iPads and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices
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Bojczyk, Kathryn E.; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K.; Hairston, Marcy; Haring, Christa D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the relations between parents' home literacy practices and the literacy skills of young children at risk for reading difficulties. Participants included 198 kindergarten and first-grade students and their parents. Children were enrolled in two Title I schools in an urban setting. Parents completed the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Emergent Literacy, Cultural Capital
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Moffett, Pamela; Eaton, Patricia – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
It is widely acknowledged that teaching and learning the language of mathematics is essential for the development of mathematical proficiency. Recent research highlights the need for explicit vocabulary instruction in mathematics. The Promoting Early Number Talk (PENT) project explored the effect of 'Number Talk' -- a resource book to promote…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Vocabulary, Grade 1
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Al-Dababneh, Kholoud Adeeb; Al-Zboon, Eman K.; Ahmad, Jamal – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare the availability of a creative environment within regular schools between the academic year 2009/2010 and 2015/2016 by measuring teachers' perceptions concerning creativity, their self-efficacy, teaching creativity, and barriers to creativity. A questionnaire was developed and distributed among 297 teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Teaching Experience, Creativity
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Odenbring, Ylva – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
Research relating to children's views on their childhood and everyday activities, as well as comparative studies around this topic, is still lacking. From this background, the current study hopes to contribute new knowledge to this field of research. This study is a comparative study exploring how children aged 6-7 years experience their everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Grade 1, Student Experience
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Scheuer, Nora; Santamaria, Flavia Irene; Echenique, Mónica Haydée – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The aim of this study is to achieve a deeper understanding of the repertoire of cognitive resources children can display in the process of learning numbers. Forty-two children attending Age 4 Kindergarten Class or Year-One in Argentina were individually interviewed, based on a semi-structured script requiring them to represent definite and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Kindergarten
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Poolman, B. G.; Leseman, P. P. M.; Doornenbal, J. M.; Minnaert, A. E. M. G. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Rural children are a largely understudied population in language and literacy research, despite the fact that these children often enter school with delays in their language development. Since most rural areas suffered from so-called selective rural outmigration, many parents in rural areas are lower or middle educated. The home literacy climate,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Primary Education
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Scott-Weich, Bridget; Yaden, David B., Jr. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This case study examined the effects that the processes of private speech and materialization (using line underscores as word placeholders) had on the emergent writing behaviours of one, six-year-old student who was enrolled in an auditory--oral deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) first-grade classroom situated on a large urban public school campus.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Literacy Education, Deafness, Grade 1
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Sénéchal, Monique – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
The goal was to assess the role of invented spelling to subsequent reading and spelling as proposed by the Nested Skills Model of Early Literacy Acquisition. 107 English-speaking children were tested at the beginning of kindergarten and grade 1, and at the end of grade 1. The findings provided support for the proposed model. First, the role played…
Descriptors: Spelling, Invented Spelling, Kindergarten, Grade 1
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Children's transition to primary school is affected by numerous factors. Many teachers, expect that children will have the academic and socioemotional competencies to negotiate and deal with new experiences they may encounter in a new learning environment. With an aim of contextualising our understanding of the transitory period from pre-primary…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Nguyen, Neal; Lyons, Catherine; Gelfer, Jeff; Leytham, Patrick; Nelson, Leslie; Krasch, Delilah; O'Hara, Katie – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Play is one of the essential components in proper development of first-grade students. Since the adoption by various states of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), two outcomes have developed: (a) increased instructional time and (b) decreased public school recess periods across school districts. Given the complex nature of daily instructional…
Descriptors: Modeling (Psychology), Bibliotherapy, Prosocial Behavior, Elementary School Students
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Youn, Minjong – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
This study employed the concept of teachers' sense of responsibility for students' learning to examine the extent to which the gap in math learning growth is reduced and whether such attitudes can improve children's learning outcomes to a degree that is above and beyond their expected achievement relative to their initial academic skills. Analysis…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Teacher Attitudes, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Student Relationship
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Alaçam, Nur; Olgan, Refika – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Early childhood (n = 10) and first-grade teachers' (n = 10) views concerning portfolio usage were investigated in the current research. After collecting the data, six themes were constituted regarding the teachers' opinions about portfolio use concerning "portfolio conception," "advantages, disadvantages and challenges of…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Grade 1, Elementary School Teachers, Preschool Teachers
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