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Onchwari, Grace; Keengwe, Jared – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This study investigated the relationship between children's ability to regulate emotions and display of appropriate behavior in social settings. A sample of 33 children representing a wide range of social economic status was randomly selected from a Head Start Program and an Early Childhood Development Center in the Midwest. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Disadvantaged Youth, Well Being, Children
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Keengwe, Jared – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Diversity is increasing in our classrooms implying the need for teachers to be prepared to work effectively with students from different backgrounds, such as cultural, linguistic or national origin. Additionally, the focus on diversity education is important because of the need for students to develop, from an early age, the ability to communicate…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Teacher Educators, Student Diversity
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Onchwari, Grace; Keengwe, Jared – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Educational reform policies such as the No Child Left Behind Act continue to place great demands on teachers. Additionally, educational reform policies such as this imply the need for continuous professional development activities that enhance teacher qualifications, especially for practicing teachers. This study examined the effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Educational Change, Emergent Literacy
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Ntuli, Esther; Keengwe, Jared; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
The use of electronic portfolios is increasingly becoming popular in teacher education programs. The electronic portfolio allows learners to express their work and take ownership over their own ability to plan and assess and reflect upon their learning during a specific period of time. While many teacher education programs have adopted electronic…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Qualitative Research, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes
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Keengwe, Jared; Onchwari, Grace – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Despite the promise of technology in education, many practicing teachers are faced with multiple challenges of effectively integrating technology into their classroom instruction. Additionally, teachers who are successful incorporating educational technology into their instruction recognize that although technology tools have the potential to help…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education, Technology Integration, Young Children
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Onchwari, Grace; Keengwe, Jared – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the mentor-coach initiative model on participating Head Start Programs. The researchers interviewed 44 participants across two mid-western states. The participants provided positive feedback about the initiative and identified specific literacy practices based on this model that were…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mentors, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Onchwari, Grace; Onchwari, Jacqueline Ariri; Keengwe, Jared – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Immigrant children are an under-researched yet a steadily growing group. It is therefore compelling for practitioners to understand challenges these children are likely to encounter in the classroom so as to effectively meet their needs. In this article various theoretical perspectives of prominent child development theories are analyzed in an…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Child Development, Ethnic Diversity, Young Children