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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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Renaud, Karen; Prior, Suzanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Software is developed specifically for children and this often requires them to authenticate themselves, usually by entering a password. Password hygiene is important for children, because the principles they learn in early life will often endure across their life span. Children learn from their parents, siblings, teachers, and peers. They also…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Content Analysis, Computer Security
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Beaumont, Ellen S.; Briers, Erin; Harrison, Emma – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's picture books, both fiction and non-fiction, play a vital role in introducing the reader to the natural world. Here we examine the representation of turtles, terrapins and tortoises (Testudines) in 204 English language picture books and find a mean of 3.9 (SD 9.1) basic biological errors per book. Only 83 (40.7%) of the examined books…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Animals, Zoology, Picture Books
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Wiseman, Angela M.; Vehabovic, Nermin; Jones, Jill S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In classrooms, reading and responding to literature has been identified as a powerful method for dealing with critical social issues, including bullying and racism. The purpose of this article is to analyze children's literature published from 1997 to 2017 that highlights the intersection of bullying and racism. Our article begins with a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Race, Racial Bias, Content Analysis
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Schachter, Rachel E.; Gerde, Hope K.; Hatton-Bowers, Holly – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Engaging teachers of young children in effective in-service professional development is a critical component of establishing high quality early childhood education. However, not all professional development offerings are effective in imparting new knowledge, enhancing teacher practice, or improving child outcomes, making it difficult for teachers…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Child Development
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Manfra, Louis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
A systematic review of research exploring the impact of homelessness on young children's school readiness skills in preschool and academic performance in early elementary school is presented. Fourteen studies were identified that included data exploring this association in preschool through Grade 3. Findings indicated that children experiencing…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Readiness, Academic Achievement, Preschool Education
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Jasmin, Emmanuelle; Gauthier, Anne; Julien, Marjorie; Hui, Caroline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This paper presents a synthesis of current knowledge about occupational therapy in preschools (for 3-6 year olds) in order to provide a better understanding of this field of practice and to guide the implementation or programming of this service. In the literature, occupational therapy in preschools has been documented mainly in the USA. Results…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Preschool Children, Outcomes of Treatment, Response to Intervention
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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Learning stories are used in early childhood education in Germany and throughout the world as a form of assessment and pedagogical documentation. The main objective of a learning story is to carve out the learning dispositions of an individual child by describing a certain situation which the teacher reckons to be important for the child. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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Bennett, Susan V.; Gunn, AnnMarie Alberton; Gayle-Evans, Guda; Barrera, Estanislado S.; Leung, Cynthia B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Early childhood educators continue to see an increase in their culturally diverse student population. As our country continues to grow as a multicultural nation, it is imperative that our early childhood classrooms embrace this rich diversity and provide experiences that affirm all students, families and communities. We (teacher educators)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Family Involvement
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Zhang, Chun; Du, Jianxia; Sun, Li; Ding, Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Technology has been quickly changing human interactions, traditional practices, and almost every aspect of our lives. It is important to maintain effective face-to-face communication and interactions between teachers and families. Nonetheless, technology and its tools can also extend and enhance family-teacher relationships and partnerships. This…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Communication
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Beaumont, Ellen S.; Mudd, Phillipa; Turner, Ian J.; Barnes, Kate – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
To enable children to develop towards becoming part of the solution to environmental problems, it is essential that they are given the opportunity to become familiar with the natural world from early childhood. Familiarity is required to develop understanding of, care for and, ultimately, action in terms of protecting the natural world. As…
Descriptors: Animals, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Young Children
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Cumming, Tamara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Researchers are increasingly recognising the connections between early childhood educators' well-being and their capacity for providing high quality education and care. The past five years have seen an intensification of research concerning early childhood educators' well-being. However, fragmentation along conceptual, contextual and…
Descriptors: Well Being, Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Ang, Lynn; Brooker, Elizabeth; Stephen, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This paper offers a discussion of the literature of an under-developed area of early years research--the exploration of childminding or home-based childcare and the contribution which this form of provision makes for children and families. Despite growing interest in childminding at the policy level and some international research on understanding…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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Delbridge, Anne; Helman, Lori A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
A substantial percentage of students in U.S. schools speak languages other than English at home, yet very few are enrolled in educational contexts that seek to develop their bilingual and biliterate skills and identities, despite the fact that research continues to show the importance of creating space for bilingual and biliterate practices in the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Literacy Education, Skill Development, Spanish Speaking
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Purper, Cammy J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The era of educational accountability has drawn attention to a need for the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in today's classrooms. The existence of a research-to-practice gap is well established in the field of early childhood education (ECE), and significant barriers to the use of EBPs by practitioners have been documented through…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Early Childhood Education
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