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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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Jin, Meilan; Moran, Mary Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Many researchers have investigated the cooperative problem solving (CPS) of children during play; however, there is a lack of studies focused on teachers' beliefs about how to support the development of children's CPS in classrooms. This study aims to investigate the pedagogical beliefs of Chinese (n = 3) and US (n = 3) teachers about the CPS of…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Play, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Meaux, Ashley B.; LaBiche, Erin H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Teaching has been identified as the most stressful profession in the human service industry (Greenberg in Teacher stress and heal the effects on teachers, students, and schools, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2016). Elevated teacher stress not only affects the teacher's well-being…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Stress Variables, Educational Environment, Classroom Environment
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Choi, Naya; Cho, Hye-Jung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study investigated the relationship between the temperament dimensions, home environment factors, and the two types of young children's learning motivation. The study aimed to investigate the relative contributions of predictors and identify the predictors of young children's intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation in a classroom-based…
Descriptors: Personality, Family Environment, Predictor Variables, Young Children
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Flint, Tori K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This qualitative, 8-month study analyzed first-grade children's playful responses to literature in the classroom context. The broad purpose of this research was to investigate the ways that children construct meaning as they respond to literature through play as a form of reader response. The findings presented in this paper highlight the ways the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Critical Thinking, Play, Classroom Environment
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Kovac, Lisa M.; Furr, Jami M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Selective mutism is a relatively uncommon, yet significantly impairing anxiety disorder that causes difficulties in young children when communicating in social situations (such as school) even though they speak normally when they are comfortable (such as at home). Early childhood educators play a unique role in helping to identify selective…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Psychosomatic Disorders, Communication Problems, Preschool Children
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Moen, Amanda L.; Sheridan, Susan M.; Schumacher, Rachel E.; Cheng, Katherine C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The current study reports the results of a study examining the relationship between classroom climate and the development of the student-teacher relationship for young children at-risk. Participants were 267 children and 93 early educators. All children were from low income backgrounds and were experiencing developmental concerns in the area of…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Disadvantaged
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Edwards, Nicole Megan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Although early childhood programs are encouraged to facilitate meaningful home-school collaboration, use of family feedback to inform programmatic decisions may be underutilized in practice. In a birth-five childcare program in the Northeastern United States, families rated level of satisfaction with and shared open-ended comments on eight aspects…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Focus Groups, Content Analysis, Feedback (Response)
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Van Schagen Johnson, Amy; La Paro, Karen M.; Crosby, Danielle A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The current study explored early practicum experiences (those occurring before student teaching) in an early childhood birth to kindergarten teacher education program. Undergraduates enrolled in practicum courses completed questionnaires about their overall practicum experience including: socio-emotional components (their perceived fit with their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Teacher Attitudes
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King, Elizabeth K.; Johnson, Amy V.; Cassidy, Deborah J.; Wang, Yudan C.; Lower, Joanna K.; Kintner-Duffy, Victoria L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The current study examined associations among teachers' financial well-being, including teachers' wages and their perceptions of their ability to pay for basic expenses, and teachers' work time supports, including teachers' paid planning time, vacation days, and sick days, and children's positive emotional expressions and behaviors in preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Well Being, Affective Behavior, Emotional Response
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Alford, Beverly L.; Rollins, Kayla B.; Padrón, Yolanda N.; Waxman, Hersh C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Researchers observed pre-kindergarten through second-grade public school classrooms, specifically noting child-centered and teacher-directed pedagogical approaches, by simultaneously examining: (a) student behavior and activities, (b) teacher instructional orientation and rationale, and (c) overall classroom environment. Dissimilar to previous…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Observation, Kindergarten, Preschool Education
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Zhang, Chenyi; Hur, Jinhee; Diamond, Karen E.; Powell, Douglas – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
This study examined the classroom writing environment in 31 Head Start classrooms, and explored the relations between the writing environment, children's (N = 262) name-writing, and children's letter knowledge using pathway analysis. Our analyses showed that Head Start classrooms provided opportunities (i.e., writing materials and teachers'…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Classroom Environment, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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Peck, Nancy Farstad; Maude, Susan P.; Brotherson, Mary Jane – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Empathy is a trait and skill necessary for teachers working with children and for partnering with families. This qualitative study focused on how teachers expressed empathy in the context of early childhood education. Diversity has increased in the United States and as diversity increases, the need for teachers to be able to empathize with…
Descriptors: Empathy, Teacher Characteristics, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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Brand, Susan Trostle; Marchand, Jessica; Lilly, Elizabeth; Child, Martha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Combining home-school literacy bags with preschool family literature circles provided a strong foundation for family involvement at home and school during this year-long Reading Partners project, and helped parents become essential partners in their children's literacy development. Using home-school literacy bags, children and parents learned…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Participation, Home Study, Classroom Environment
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Xu, Yaoying; Chin, Christopher; Reed, Evelyn; Hutchinson, Cynthia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a federally funded early literacy project that aimed to promote the school readiness skills of preschool-age children from low income families. Through daily, explicit, and systematic instruction, the project targeted to improve preschoolers' oral language skills, phonological awareness,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Evaluation, Emergent Literacy
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