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Almendingen, Alexander; Clayton, Olivia; Matthews, Jan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study's purpose was to elucidate the experiences of educators raising and responding to child-related concerns within Early Childhood Education and Care settings. Parent satisfaction with interactions, educators' ratings of how well interactions went, and educator confidence related to raising or responding to concerns, were examined.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Parent Participation, Parent Attitudes, Satisfaction
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Barker, Kim Stevens; Kim, Do-Hong; Pendergraft, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This article reports findings from a study to investigate the efficacy beliefs, experiences, and instructional practices of pre-kindergarten (pre-k) teachers from a high-need district who engaged in collaborative professional learning experiences provided by a partner university. The study also examined language and literacy instruction for…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience, Faculty Development, Cooperative Learning
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Ankrum, Julie W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This manuscript describes the current debate about the use of leveled readers during literacy instruction. Some experts claim that leveled readers are overused in classrooms, at the expense of more complex texts. As a result, students may lack exposure to sophisticated vocabulary and varied text structures. In contrast, other experts assert that…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Yin, Hongbiao; Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Tam, Winnie Wing Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined kindergarten teachers' behavioural intentions to implement play-based learning and its relationship to two types of facilitating factors: organisational (i.e., instructional leadership and trust in colleagues) and individual (i.e., teacher self-efficacy). Structural equation modelling examining the direct and mediating effects…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Intention, Play
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Steiner, Lilly M.; Hindin, Alisa; Rizzuto, Kerry Carley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine children's reading performance and parents' use of reading support strategies throughout their participation in a family literacy program. In the program sessions, parents learned strategies to promote discussions around reading and strategies to support children at the word level. The program occurred in a…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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Muimongkol, Supreeya Chamnanuea; Subramaniam, Karthigeyan; Wickstrom, Carol D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The purpose of the study was to investigate prospective early childhood teachers' conceptions of teaching science, and thus identify their strategies for enabling their future pre-K to 3rd grade students' construction of science content. For the purpose of this study, we subscribed to the view of conceptions of teaching as having dimensions and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Early Childhood Teachers
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McGuire, Stacy N.; Meadan, Hedda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children in early childhood classrooms (i.e., preschool through early elementary) who engage in persistent challenging behaviors often show social-emotional delays and are at risk for grade retention, referral to intervention or special education, and long-term educational and societal consequences. The social-emotional delays children with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Environment, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Hu, BiYing; Clark, M. H.; Stewart, Martha Lue – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The research literature well establishes that adverse conditions, such as poverty, can affect children's cognitive development and academic achievement. Educators are challenged to translate these understandings into instructional practices grounded in research that best meet the needs of students, especially students living in poverty who are at…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Young Children, Emergent Literacy
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Nyabando, Tsitsi; Evanshen, Pamela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The study employed a qualitative multiple case study approach to investigate second-grade students' perceptions of their classrooms' physical learning environment. Data were collected through interviews, participant-generated photographs, and observations. Participants in the study were 16 students in four classrooms in three school districts. A…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment
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Zhong, Mei; Zhao, Hongxia; Ai, Jun; Zeng, Songtian; Stone-MacDonald, Angela K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Research on bullying and victimization has largely focused on univariate analyses on older children. Little is known regarding the bullying and victimization experience of young children with a person-centered approach, especially in Chinese affordable kindergarten settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Kindergarten, Incidence
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Nguyen, Alisha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This qualitative case study investigated how an early childhood teacher and young children in a public White-predominant kindergarten classroom engaged in critical discussions of anti-bias issues including racism, White privilege, gender stereotypes, gender nonconformity, sexism, and homophobia. Through the use of interactive read-alouds using…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, White Students, Early Childhood Teachers
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Macdonald, Kirstin; Milne, Nikki; Pope, Rodney; Orr, Robin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study explored whether Year 1 school children exposed to a 12-week classroom-based gross motor program progressed differently than Year 1 children undertaking their regular school program in motor proficiency, mathematics, and reading outcomes. Fifty-five Australian Year 1 school children (25 boys, 30 girls, mean age 6.77 ± 0.40 years) were…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement
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Imai-Matsumura, Kyoko; Schultz, David – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The "first-grade problem" of the lack of concentration, listening, and following of instruction has been widely identified among Japanese kindergarten students. To promote their executive functioning and self-regulation to prevent this issue, we developed the Social Thinking and Academic Readiness Training (START) program. The…
Descriptors: Program Development, Self Control, Student Behavior, Kindergarten
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Castner, Daniel J.; Fajerstein, Lacy; Butera, Gretchen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Few matters are of greater importance to high quality early childhood education than the content and mediation of curriculum. In spite of this, early childhood curriculum practices are rarely examined through the lens of curriculum theory. This research employs educational connoisseurship and criticism as a methodology to shed light upon the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Educational Quality, Elementary Schools
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Macy, Marisa; Pool, Juli; Chen, Ching-I.; Rusiana, Toni-Ann; Sawyer, Mali – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study examined selected parameters of two newly developed measures called AEPS-3 Ready-Set and Ready-Set Family Assessment of Children's Skills (FACS). Ready-Set is a school readiness measure designed to gather information from teachers or other professionals on children's kindergarten school readiness skills across important developmental…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Aptitude Tests, School Readiness, Child Development
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