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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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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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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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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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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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Chen, Ya-Ling; Huang, Lee-Feng; Wu, Pei-Chen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study analyzed early childhood preservice teachers' specific components of self-efficacy to provide a more exhaustive comprehension of the relationships among STEM self-efficacy, pedagogical belief, and the self-reported need for professional development (PD). The participants were undergraduate or graduate preservice teachers recruited from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Self Efficacy, STEM Education
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Many recent articles have focused on reading instruction in kindergarten, but few have solicited the beliefs of the experts--kindergarten teachers. This study examined California teachers' perceptions of teaching reading to kindergarten students. Kindergarten teachers from northern to southern California were surveyed (N = 103). Teachers reported…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Ojala, Maria; Ekman Ladru, Danielle; Gustafson, Katarina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Due to the emergence of new forms of preschools and parents' increased freedom of choice regarding early childhood education, more research on parental preschool preferences is needed. Although preschool offers a seedbed for the development of knowledge and competencies, this development matures through interaction with parents. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, School Choice, Preschools, Mobile Educational Services
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Albaiz, Najla E. A.; Ernest, James M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined kindergarten teachers' views about the importance and uses of school, family, and community partnerships (SFCPs) in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia. We used Epstein's model of SFCPs and explored the roles of teacher, family, and community support for parenting skills, two-way communication, volunteering, learning at home,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education
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Mowrey, Sascha C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Professional culture is a key element for successful implementation and change in schools. The purpose of this paper is to triangulate collaboration networks and experiences of educators to describe the emergent professional cultures in three newly-opened pre-kindergarten schools. This paper uses an exploratory mixed-methods case study approach.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Social Networks, Teacher Collaboration, School Culture
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Gable, Sara; Fozi, Afiah Mohd; Moore, Alex M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study evaluates the efficacy of a physically-active number learning game for young preschoolers. The intervention adapts Ramani and Siegler's (Child Develop 79(2):375-394, 2008) successful The Great Race by modifying the mode of play from seated at a table to jumping with two feet on a large game mat. 75 children (mean age: 46 months) in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Activities, Numbers, Preschool Children
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Hamel, Erin; Joo, Yuenjung; Hong, Soo-Young; Burton, Anna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study explores teachers' use of questioning during collaborative science exploratory activities. We classified a total of 755 questions across 14 preschool science lessons implemented by four teachers by type (open- or closed-ended) and content (science or non-science related) while also recording the intended recipient. Results revealed…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques
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