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D'Agostino, Sophia R.; Douglas, Sarah N. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are being increasingly included in early childhood settings. As such early childhood teachers need pre-service training to support their knowledge of ASD and preparation to implement evidence-based practices. Mentor teachers and administrators of pre-service clinical sites play an important role in…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Mentors
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Rizk, Jessica – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Drawing on ethnographic research, this paper investigates the gendered involvement in early literacy programs at one central library in the Greater Toronto Area. This study consisted of observations and field notes across family literacy programs, along with in-depth interviews with librarians and mother attendees. In particular, this research…
Descriptors: Mothers, Gender Differences, Literacy Education, Family Programs
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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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Lukšík, Ivan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Some children, especially those living in poverty and from ethnic minority backgrounds, have difficulty accessing preschool education. This is despite the fact that preschooling is considered to provide the foundations to a successful education and social inclusion. In Slovakia this issue primarily affects Roma children (Roma are also referred to…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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Strickler-Eppard, Lacey; Czerniak, Charlene M.; Kaderavek, Joan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The role that caregivers can play in their child's science education is often overlooked within science education research. Few studies have focused on the capacity and abilities of caregivers to guide science activities. The purpose of this study was to describe how families utilize science activity packs at home. Data indicate that the adults…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Child Caregivers, Family Role
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Haslip, Michael J.; Allen-Handy, Ayana; Donaldson, Leona – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Character strengths such as love, kindness and forgiveness promote emotional health, positive relationships and enhanced well-being for children and adults. Yet little research has investigated how early childhood educators practice love, kindness and forgiveness at work, or how they observe these virtues in children. A strength-spotting…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Children, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Ahmed, Siddiq; Aljaffal, Mohammed Abdulaziz; Alsheef, Manal Yousef; Hamdi, Hamad Ali – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The purpose of this manuscript is to identify social narrative strategies that can be used to enhance the social skills of young children identified with autism spectrum disorder. We provide a description as well as scenarios describing how educators might consider using social narrative strategies. We conclude with resources to attain additional…
Descriptors: Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Interpersonal Competence
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Zaghlawan, Hasan Y.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the effects of a modified reciprocal imitation training (RIT) on the imitation skills of children with autism. Two parents were trained and coached to use the modified RIT with their young children with autism in home settings. The modified RIT was composed of contingent imitation, descriptive…
Descriptors: Intervention, Imitation, Parents as Teachers, Autism
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Lee, Joohi; Md-Yunus, Sham'ah – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This study was designed to investigate children's abilities to count and make quantitative comparisons. In addition, this study utilized reasoning questions (i.e., how did you know?). Thirty-four preschoolers, mean age 4.5 years old, participated in the study. According to the results, 89% of the children (n = 30) were able to do rote counting and…
Descriptors: Computation, Children, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
This article provides readers with information regarding the impact of disasters on children. It introduces basic relief efforts and mental health services that are common to most disaster-related situations. Classroom- and community-based interventions are also included along with conclusions and key points for educators.
Descriptors: Children, Natural Disasters, Mental Health, Health Services
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Jung, Eunjoo; Jin, Bora – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Research on the role of play coursework in future professionals' integration of play in education is essential in the colleges where future professionals are trained. However, the literature on this topic is very thin. It remains unclear whether college coursework on children's play is related to students' intentions to integrate play in early…
Descriptors: Play, Children, Course Content, College Curriculum
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Hartle, Lynn C.; Pinciotti, Patricia; Gorton, Rebecca L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Teaching to meet the diverse learning needs of twenty-first century, global learners can be challenging, yet a growing body of research points to the proved successes of arts-infused and integrated curricula, especially for building capacity for learning and motivation. This article presents the ArtsIN: Arts Integration and Infusion framework, a…
Descriptors: Art Education, Discipline Based Art Education, Integrated Curriculum, Capacity Building
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Venninen, Tuulikki; Leinonen, Jonna; Lipponen, Lasse; Ojala, Mikko – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Children's participation in the early childhood education context is a multidimensional issue and educators have a significant role in enhancing participation. In this paper, we focus on the existing challenges to children's participation and the ways that child care educators can work as teams to meet those challenges. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Student Participation, Early Childhood Education
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Clark, Sarah K.; Jones, Cindy D.; Reutzel, D. Ray – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Teaching children in the primary grades the text structures and features used by authors of information text has been shown to improve comprehension of information texts and provide the scaffolding and support these children need in order to write their own information texts. As teachers implement the "English Language Arts Common Core State…
Descriptors: State Standards, Reading Comprehension, Academic Standards, Text Structure
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Parette, Howard P.; Hourcade, Jack J.; Blum, Craig; Watts, Emily H.; Stoner, Julia B.; Wojcik, Brian W.; Chrismore, Shannon B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This article presents a preliminary examination of the potential of Technology User Groups as a professional development venue for early childhood education professionals in developing operational and functional competence in using hardware and software components of a Technology toolkit. Technology user groups are composed of varying numbers of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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