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Walsh, Bridget A.; Romo, Gemma; Jeon, Hyun-Joo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Video is one way to promote, and help families understand, the transition to kindergarten. The present study explored the experiences of parents with transition-to-kindergarten videos. Four videos, in English and Spanish with accompanying information sheets in English and Spanish, targeted parents for transitioning to kindergarten. There were a…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Adjustment, Video Technology, English
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Sánchez, Claudia; Burnham, Melissa M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This study examined various ways of asking questions about target vocabulary words during shared storybook reading with young Hispanic dual language learners enrolled in Head Start. The study examined the demand level and placement of adults' questions during shared storybook reading. The research design incorporated five conditions; namely,…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Questioning Techniques, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Skills
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Cromer, Heidi; Weigel, Daniel J.; Sanders, Leah – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
The presence and use of new technologies in early childhood settings are rapidly increasing. One technology tool used in early childhood settings is monthly DVD classroom newsletters, yet there is a lack of assessments to support pre-kindergarten teachers' uses of such DVD newsletter technology--in general and in specific. The present study…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Newsletters, Electronic Publishing
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Rose, Katherine Kensinger; Sanchez, Claudia; Burnham, Melissa M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Novel word learning in the context of shared storybook reading has been primarily investigated with monolingual children, while experiments with Hispanic dual language learners (DLLs) are less prevalent. This exploratory study investigated the extratextual stylistic behaviors of storybook reading that promote novel word learning in DLL…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Monolingualism, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Sanchez, Claudia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Funding for research in the area of early childhood is an ongoing challenge. The present research objective was to identify the frequency of acknowledgment of federal funding in articles published by four leading early childhood journals from 1999 to 2008. We conducted a content analysis of 1,338 publications found in "Early Child Development and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Content Analysis, Research Administration, Journal Articles
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Petty, Karen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
The frequency of early childhood education approaches spanning 10 years of publications was investigated. A content analysis of publications (N = 492) from "Early Childhood Education Journal" was conducted. From a previous content analysis six approaches or search words were identified: Bank Street, Head Start, High/Scope, Montessori, Reggio…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Young Children, Reggio Emilia Approach, Content Analysis
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Walsh, Bridget A.; Blewitt, Pamela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
The effects of adult questioning on children's novel word acquisition during storybook reading were investigated. Three-year-olds were assigned to one of three conditions: vocabulary eliciting questions, noneliciting questions, and no questions (control). General vocabulary comprehension and novel word knowledge were equivalent across the groups…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Story Reading, Vocabulary Development, Preschool Children