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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The COVID-19 world health crisis has profound implications for the care and education of young children in homes and schools, the lives of preservice and inservice teachers, and the work of college/university faculty. This article begins by discussing the implications of a world health pandemic for education and the challenges of conducting a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Understanding the process of attachment formation in young children has been a focal point in child development research for decades. However, young children's attachments are not only with human beings; they also form bonds with companion animals, particularly dogs ("Canis familiaris"). Given the number of dogs that are kept by families…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Young Children, Animals, Child Development
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Boyer, Wanda; Ebbeck, Marjory – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Expectations for academic writing and publication have intensified in Academia. Doctoral students in colleges of education are advised to publish even before they graduate and evidence of successful publication is influential in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions. The purpose of this research was to study the process of writing for…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Doctoral Programs, Focus Groups, Qualitative Research
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
For many early childhood professionals, their initial foray into writing for publication consists of preparing a conference proposal for a workshop/training type of session and producing a manuscript suitable for publication as a practical article in a professional journal. The primary purpose of the article is to provide authors with templates,…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Conferences (Gatherings), Journal Articles, Early Childhood Education
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
College and university faculty members specializing in early childhood education face some unique challenges in scholarly writing. The purpose of this research was to use open-ended interviews as a way to gather the collective wisdom of a group of key informants about academic writing and publishing in the field. Twenty-two editors and/or authors,…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Authors, College Faculty, Educational Researchers
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Amodei, Michelle L.; Jalongo, Mary Renck; Myers, Jacqueline; Onchwari, Jacqueline; Gargiulo, Richard M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Publishing outlets in the field of early childhood vary widely in terms of emphasis on theory, practice, and research as they relate to the care and education of the very young; these outlets also have different readerships (i.e., primarily for teachers, the teachers of their teachers, or the fellow scholars/researchers). Included in the mixture…
Descriptors: Faculty, Journal Articles, Early Childhood Education, Peer Evaluation
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Sobolak, Michelle J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The complexity of words makes vocabulary development a multi-faceted process that presents challenges to early childhood educators, offers benefits to young learners, and must be supported through evidence-based strategies. All students, regardless of socio-economic status or background, need to make significant gains in receptive and expressive…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Young Children, Vocabulary Development
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Although it is commonplace for early childhood educators to include a theme or unit on pets, opportunities to incorporate safety goals frequently are overlooked. Approximately 400,000 incidents of dog bites to children are documented in the United States annually and this estimate may be low, due to the fact that not all injuries are reported.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Safety Education, Accident Prevention, Child Safety
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Paquette, Kelli R.; Fello, Susan E.; Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Listening and reading comprehension can be assessed by analyzing children's visual, verbal, and written representations of their understandings. "Talking Drawings" (McConnell, S. (1993). Talking drawings: A strategy for assisting learners. "Journal of Reading", 36(4), 260-269 is one strategy that enables children to combine…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Oral Language, Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Astorino, Terri; Bomboy, Nancy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
Trained therapy dogs are becoming an increasingly common sight in many educational and health care settings. This article, coauthored by a college professor, a Therapy Dogs International, Inc., Evaluator and local program director, and a registered nurse reviews the research on using registered therapy dogs as adjuncts in school programs and…
Descriptors: Therapy, Guidelines, Hospitals, Animals
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Jalongo, Mary Renck; Fennimore, Beatrice S.; Pattnaik, Jyotsna; Laverick, DeAnna M.; Brewster, Jeffrey; Mutuku, Moses – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
What are the attributes of a high-quality early childhood education program worldwide? A group of experienced early childhood educators that represent diverse international backgrounds attempts to respond to this question by examining six dimensions of quality set forth by the Association for Childhood Education International: (1) philosophies and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Preschool Teachers, Educational Environment
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Argues against reading instruction that places too much emphasis on the phonics method. Considers misunderstandings related to the phonics method, and presents a case for individualized language instruction that focuses on the child's needs and is based in examples of good reading habits and research on emergent literacy. (JPB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Phonics, Preschool Children, Reading Instruction
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Examines the campaign to convince educators to use direct instruction programs such as DISTAR. Maintains that, although direct instruction is appropriate for low-level tasks and in desperate circumstances, direct instruction programs such as DISTAR deprofessionalize what early-childhood teachers do because it ignores their specialized training,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Editorials, Educational Practices, Student Needs
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Using a story of horse training versus horse breaking and referring to Monty Roberts (the "horse whisperer"), this editorial draws three lessons: (1) resist the temptation to act out of fear and mistrust toward children; (2) focus on relationship building, allying with children rather than controlling them; and (3) recognize and admire those who…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Argues against using cute ideas for busywork in early childhood classrooms. Asserts that cute activities insult children's intellects, mistake doing with learning, often miseducate, undermine professionalism, and frequently undermine educational equity. Posits that cute ideas interfere with communication between adults and children, between…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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