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Uhlenberg, Jill M.; Geiken, Rosemary – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
One critical objective of high-quality education is to provide citizens literate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to ensure economic success (as reported by Newcombe (Harnessing spatial thinking to support STEM learning (OECD Education Working Papers, No. 161), OECD Publishing, Paris, 2017). Many studies have found a…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Toddlers, Early Experience, Learning Activities
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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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Scheepers, Cornelia; Eccles, Renata; Abdoola, Shabnam; Graham, Marien; van der Linde, Jeannie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Emergent literacy abilities of young children are strong predictors of future academic success, however, biological and environmental risks can impact their progress. Parental interventions that promote home-based stimulation of preschoolers can enhance literacy development and ensure school readiness. mHealth technology may be a viable approach…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Predictor Variables, Environmental Influences
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Hall, Anna H.; Gao, Qianyi; Hirsch, Shanna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Preservice teachers' (PSTs) writing attitudes have been well formed through countless positive and negative interactions by the time they enter higher education. The present study examined 17 PSTs' beliefs about teaching writing, confidence levels, and plans for future instruction, before and after a semester-long language arts methods course.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Self Efficacy
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Zeng, Songtian; Douglass, Anne; Lee, Yujin; DelVecchio, Becky – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
It is important to equip small child care providers with business and administrative operations skills so that they can avoid shut down and provide quality child care services in a sustainable manner. This study provides initial efficacy and feasibility of the Small Business Innovation Course program. The goal is to contribute to a deeper…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Feasibility Studies, Leadership Training, Child Caregivers
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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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Kruse, Ellen; Faller, Isabelle; Read, Kirsten – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined whether the nominal personalization of a storybook about sharing impacted preschool-aged children's perceived similarity with the main character or their likelihood of comprehending the moral lesson and applying it to their own behavior. Children were read either a personalized story about sharing, a non-personalized story…
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Story Reading, Books, Preschool Children
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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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