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Timmons, Kristy; Cooper, Amanda; Bozek, Emma; Braund, Heather – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across North America closed to in person learning in March 2020. Since then, it has becoming increasingly clear that physical distancing will need to be prolonged in the 2020/2021 school year and possibly resumed in the future. In response, education ministries shifted teaching and learning online. Research is…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Miller, Roxanne Greitz; Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; White-Smith, Kimberly A.; Calfee, Robert C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
While the United States' National Research Council (NRC 2012) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS 2013) advocate children's engagement in active science learning, elementary school teachers in the US indicate lack of time to teach science regularly because of (1) school and district pressure to focus on English language arts and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Faculty Development, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Gilbert, Andrew – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This study utilized pre-service teachers' philosophy statements to connect their beliefs for science teaching with inquiry-based constructivist classroom practice. The major findings of this study suggested that before entering the classroom prospective teachers are strongly aligned with inquiry-based, constructivist-based theories, and describe…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Primary Education, Educational Philosophy
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Meyer, James A.; Mann, Mary Beth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' perceptions of the benefits of home visitation in relation to children's success in school from kindergarten to second grade. The participants were 26 early elementary (K-2) teachers in a rural, Midwestern school district. Participants completed a survey after a home visit at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Home Visits, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
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Crawford, Patricia A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
In the primary grades, literacy teachers often face dual and competing challenges. On one hand, they are expected to provide developmentally appropriate practice in a contextually-sensitive manner. On the other hand, they are often charged with using packaged literacy curricula that contains components that are developmentally inappropriate for…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Primary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Fortis-Diaz, Elizabeth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Factors that affect the way children play at home and at school were investigated using a parental survey and discussions with students. Subsequently, a plan to reduce violent play was implemented in a kindergarten classroom. Evaluation findings showed a slight decline in children's aggressive play. (JPB)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment
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Benson, Tammy R.; Smith, Lana J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Used an in-depth qualitative study to examine implementation of portfolio assessment by four first-grade teachers. Found that teachers saw three major benefits of portfolios: (1) a means of communicating more effectively with families; (2) a tool to motivate, encourage, and instruct students in the skills of self-assessment; and (3) a mechanism to…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Grade 1, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Portfolio Assessment
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Cooney, Margaret H.; Gupton, Patricia; O'Laughlin, Michael – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Explored children's perceptions of play in a prekindergarten and a K-1 classroom. Found a category of classroom activities that combined elements of play and work. These blended learning activities showed: blurred lines between work and play; shared control of classroom activities; and spontaneity in learning experiences. (Author/DLH)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques
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Hutchison, Linda; Ellsworth, Judith; Yovich, Sharon – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
In a collaborative project, two mathematics education professors, a third-grade teacher, and her students collected information from the students as they thought through how to ask, collect, and then answer their own data-driven questions. Findings indicated the students exhibited a growing understanding, sophistication, and comfort with the use…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cooperation, Data Analysis, Data Collection
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Espinosa, Linda M.; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Mathews, Michelle C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Compared school readiness as understood by kindergarten teachers in 11 rural Missouri communities with results of national Carnegie study of 7,000 kindergarten teachers. Found that Missouri teachers judged their students as more ready than did the national sample, and a greater portion believed that children are more ready now than five years ago.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education