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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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Schillinger, Tammy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
In 2015 an urban school district reported that 84.6% of third graders did not demonstrate proficiency on the Math Standardized Test, which challenges students to solve problems and justify solutions. Since 2006 there has been a negative trend of proficiency levels on the New York State (NYS) Math Exam in third grade. I propose that students may be…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Kindergarten, Grade 3, Preschool Teachers
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Greaves, Morten; Bahous, Rima – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This Early Childhood Education (ECE) study explores the impact of changing from a teacher-centered to a child-centered curriculum, on the professional perceptions of ECE educators working in a private ECE facility in Lebanon. The researchers conducted two rounds of focus groups and individual interviews to explore the perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum
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Clark, Sarah K.; Judd, Emma; Smith, Leigh K.; Ahlstrom, Emily – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a form of writing instruction designed to teach second-graders to write compare and contrast informational texts. 73% of the participants (N = 45) were White, 22% were Hispanic, 2% were Asian, and 1% were Black, with 63% of the students eligible for free or reduced lunch. 48% of the students were female…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Writing Instruction, Integrated Activities
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Fonsén, Elina; Soukainen, Ulla – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
According to previous research, the leadership in early childhood education (ECE) needs to be strengthened and improved by building sustainable structures. The aim of the current research was to investigate how ECE professionals evaluate its leadership. The context of the study was a development project called Sustainable leadership in ECE…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development
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Cutler, Laura; Slicker, Gerilyn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Children's picture books have been used in a variety of situations to introduce young children to unfamiliar experiences, including the transition to kindergarten. This study examines the ways in which children's transition to formal schooling is portrayed in 52 American picture books about starting kindergarten. Grounded in the ecological and…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Kindergarten, Student Adjustment, School Readiness
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Lim, Seongmi; Cho, Moon-Heum – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Although educators see the potential of mobile documentation as a tool to enhance communication between children and parents in early childhood, very little empirical research has been conducted on how parents use it. The purpose of this survey study was to investigate parents' use of mobile documentation in a Reggio Emilia-inspired school.…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Parent Attitudes, Telecommunications
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Keung, Chrysa Pui Chi; Cheung, Alan Chi Keung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Using a holistic support framework, this study investigated teachers' conceptions of effective play-based learning development and how their perceptions of its effectiveness related to whole-child development. Data were collected from a mixed method study. A total of 286 questionnaires from 50 Hong Kong kindergartens were collected and then 29…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Play, Kindergarten, Teacher Attitudes
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Polly, Drew; Wang, Chuang; Martin, Christie; Lambert, Richard; Pugalee, David; Middleton, Catherina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the influence of a professional development project about an internet-based mathematics formative assessment tool and related pedagogies on primary teachers' instruction and student achievement. Teachers participated in 72 h of professional development during the year. Descriptive statistics and multivariate analyses of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Myers, Jacqueline M.; Ankrum, Julie W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Research demonstrates that children can make more significant gains through explicit instruction of vocabulary than implicit instruction (Blachowicz and Fisher in Teaching vocabulary in all classrooms, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA, 2010; Dalton and Grisham in Read Teach 64(5):306-317, 2011). Effective explicit instruction often includes high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Speech Impairments
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Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Read-alouds play an important role in young children's literacy development. Teacher education programs include read-alouds as part of balanced literacy instruction and many preservice teachers are required to read aloud to others in their teacher education programs. There are many excellent resources teacher educators may use to help preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills