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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
When a study is published in a respected professional journal, it not only verifies that the research has been completed but also that it has been subjected to anonymous peer review. Published results from studies in early childhood education contribute to the field's knowledge and provide direction to guide future early childhood education…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Publishing Industry, Qualitative Research, Educational Research
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Bullying is a serious problem that affects the young children's well being. Early childhood educators find it difficult to manage bullying in the classroom. Preschool is the first environment outside of the home setting where children encounter difficulties when they socially interact with their peers. Based on the principles of protecting and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Early Childhood Education, Well Being
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Published research results in early childhood education contribute to the field's knowledge, theory, and practice. They also guide future early childhood education research studies. The publication of research articles is an essential requirement for academics. For some researchers, however, writing may be a difficult activity, particularly the…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Publications
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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
This study examined families' choices of children's literature books for joint story reading. Teachers, parents, and their children from five kindergarten classrooms participated in the study. Over a 4 months period, family members joined other parents twice a week to learn and practice story reading techniques. They selected children's literature…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Story Reading, Kindergarten, Family Relationship
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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Educational programs for young children emerged reasonably early in the history of the United States of America. Its theoretical foundation was based on the thoughts and principles of various early European scholars who differed from one another in their educational theories and how they viewed experiences that would impact on young children's…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Theories, Young Children
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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Educational programs for young children emerged reasonably early in the history of the United States of America. The movements of Child-Centered Education, the Nursery School, the Project Method, Curriculum Reform, and contemporary research have all influenced mathematics in early childhood education. The Froebelian kindergarten and the Montessori…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
A case study approach was used to document the literacy experiences of 25 fathers and their children who participated in a family literacy program. It explored the effects of a literacy intervention that was designed to assist fathers of five-year-old children to develop their children's literacy learning in a family environment. The findings…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy, Family Environment, Fathers
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Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
This critical review presents studies of Mexican American fathers in the United Sates to provide researchers with an understanding of contemporary fatherhood. It describes the myths that cause methodological and conceptual problems in interpreting the results of studies on Mexican American fathers. Several common challenges and limitations in…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hispanic Americans, Fathers, Stereotypes
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Spodek, Bernard; Saracho, Olivia N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Discusses trends in early childhood education rooted in much older traditions, such as the project approach and Reggio Emilia approach, as well as the history of Head Start, and other changes in early childhood programs and services. Considers the need for practitioners to understand the theoretical and ideological foundations of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Child Development Centers, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change