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Giordano, Keri; Interra, Victoria L.; Stillo, Giuliana C.; Mims, Angel T.; Block-Lerner, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam and Shahar 2006). Preschool children have been found to be both suspended and expelled at higher…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Håland, Anne; Hoem, Toril Frafjord; McTigue, Erin Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Read-alouds are a frequent practice in early childhood classrooms and provide great potential for developing literacy skills for young learners including vocabulary, comprehension, text structure awareness, visual literacy, and fluency. Yet, any potential benefit of read-alouds depends on how the teacher enacts a read-aloud, particularly in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, Grade 1
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Tilhou, Rebecca; Eckhoff, Angela; Rose, Brittney – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Early childhood collective impact organizations are increasingly being used in communities to support the availability and use of birth to five services for children and families. Collaboration across sectors and services allows for greater ease of access to quality health and education services for families seeking or eligible for such services.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Partnerships in Education, Access to Health Care
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Obee, Patricia; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Gerlach, Alison; Harper, Nevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Risky play is defined as thrilling and challenging forms of play that have the potential for physical injury and has been linked to developmental and health benefits for children in the early years. Currently, in Western contexts, children's opportunities for risky play is decreasing. Social factors such as practitioner and parental attitudes and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Risk, Young Children
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Khalfaoui, Andrea; García-Carrión, Rocío; Villardón-Gallego, Lourdes – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The risk for many young children from minority backgrounds of being excluded from a quality education might be reduced through the creation of a positive classroom climate. A systematic review was conducted to gain a better understanding of the pedagogical and structural aspects that foster a positive classroom climate in multicultural early…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality
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Hong, Seong Bock; Broderick, Jane Tingle; McAuliffe, Cynthia M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
As early childhood educators of young children, we recognize that children draw what they know from cultural transmissions, moving through many developmental transitions with drawing. As children's skills developed, a PreK/Kindergarten teacher in a university laboratory school classroom with 27 children was interested in studying ways children can…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Young Children, Freehand Drawing
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Cutrer-Párraga, Elizabeth A.; Heath, Melissa A.; Caldarella, Paul – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Literacy coaching, an effective professional development strategy for early childhood teachers, is a respected component in educational reform initiatives. This qualitative case study explored and described interactive processes between literacy coaches (n = 5) and Kindergarten teachers (n = 6). This study focused on how established kindergarten…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Resistance (Psychology), Emergent Literacy
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Doni, Eleni – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The presence of gender-related professional stereotypes has been detected as early as preschool. The value of counterstereotypical role model interventions in triggering changes in the gender perceptions of children has been extensively researched with varying results. In the present study, drawing on the operational tool of exposing children to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschools, Childrens Attitudes, Attitude Change
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Wagner, Christopher J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Online learning presents the possibility to connect and sustain communities of multilingual early childhood educators. This study reports on the effectiveness of an online teacher inquiry model to support early childhood educators' learning on the role of multilingualism in teaching. The Community of Inquiry framework is used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Multilingualism, Early Childhood Teachers, Language Role
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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Kleppe, Rasmus; Sando, Ole Johan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Research on children's risky play and young children's risk taking is a relatively new research area that has drawn the attention of many researchers in the last decades. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, no earlier studies have measured the prevalence of risky play when children can freely choose what to play, with whom, and where. Most research on…
Descriptors: Incidence, Risk, Play, Child Behavior
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Smit, Nadia Adéle; van der Linde, Jeannie; Eccles, Renata; Swanepoel, De Wet; Graham, Marien Alet – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Early childhood development (ECD) practitioners from low-resource communities may find it challenging to provide developmentally appropriate services to support child development, due to the increased risk of developmental delays. Practitioners rely on their ECD knowledge when delivering ECD services, but many practitioners in South Africa are…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Early Childhood Teachers, Needs, Low Income
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Jiang, Yong; Zheng, Chuchu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Collaborative reflection refers to the process by which members of a community reflect through social interaction, as well as to the outcomes of this process. In this study, we adopted a sociocultural perspective to examine the obstacles a group of Chinese kindergarten teachers faced with collaborative reflection in collectivist cultural contexts.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching
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Han, Feifei; Degotardi, Sheila – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined infant educators' conceptions of infant language development and approaches to supporting the development. The phenomenographic analyses of interviews with 59 educators identified five and six hierarchically related conceptions and approaches respectively. The conceptions were broadly distinguished as deep or surface…
Descriptors: Infants, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Language Acquisition
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Kim, Hwewon; Han, Tae-Im – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined weight concerns and body dissatisfaction among female kindergarteners and assessed their relationships to body mass index (BMI) and parental, peer, and media influences. A total of 90 girls in South Korea were recruited and two-step cluster analysis was used to examine body image concerns and their association with diverse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Kindergarten, Females
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Yildirim, Bekir – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to determine preschool teachers' STEM training, STEM classroom activities, lesson planning processes, problems, and evaluation strategies and methods during activities. The study sample consisted of 20 preschool teachers. Participants were recruited using criterion sampling, which is a purposive sampling method. This was…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, STEM Education, Teacher Education, Class Activities
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