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Albaiz, Najla E. A.; Ernest, James M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study examined kindergarten teachers' views about the importance and uses of school, family, and community partnerships (SFCPs) in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia. We used Epstein's model of SFCPs and explored the roles of teacher, family, and community support for parenting skills, two-way communication, volunteering, learning at home,…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education
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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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Sokal, Laura – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
While the importance of secure relationships between children and caregivers has been well established in the literature as an essential feature of healthy child development, the influence of animal-human relationships on healthy development and attachment is also beginning to gain attention. A burgeoning literature supports the developmental and…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Animals, Risk, Child Development
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Chan, Kan Kan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Tangible objects are devices that connect physical objects and digital worlds through tangible user interfaces. With the availability of tangible objects in the market, teacher education courses should be updated to provide opportunities for pre-service teachers to engage in digital environments; by these means, they can make more informed…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Content Analysis, Student 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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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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Ramírez, Elena; Clemente, María; Recamán, Adriana; Martín-Domínguez, Jorge; Rodríguez, Inés – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Planning is one of the professional tasks teachers have to carry out before their direct action in the classrooms. This planning is closely interrelated to the way teachers teach. The question about how and why teachers reach their decisions in their pre-class planning is a classical one in the research into curricular design and development. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Video Equipment, Interviews
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French-Lee, Stacey; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
The purpose of this study is to learn how early childhood educators make ethical decisions. The study also explores how these educators might learn to base their ethical decisions on a professionally accepted ethical code through a participatory professional development process. The professional code of ethics used in this study is the National…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Ethics
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Gullo, Dominic F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, data-driven decision making has become one of the central foci in schools in their attempt to attain and maintain adequate levels of student academic performance. The importance of early childhood education is well established with language and literacy proficiency in the early years being viewed as a…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education
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Friesen, Amber; Butera, Gretchen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
Early reading development is a complex process that includes the acquisition of skills such as alphabet recognition, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary development. Early educators make important instructional decisions in their classrooms about how to support these skills. Understanding these decisions, and the beliefs and experiences that…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Early Reading, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Heng, Tang T. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
There is a paucity of research about the schooling experiences of preschool Chinese emergent bilinguals. This is especially evident when compared to other minoritized groups and warrants attention because of the rapid increase in Chinese immigrants in the US recently. This study investigates the sociocultural misalignments a group of preschool…
Descriptors: School Culture, Participant Observation, Chinese Americans, Asian Americans
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Giovacco-Johnson, Tricia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This project explores how one early childhood preparation program integrated applied ethics in introductory coursework. Recognizing that students enter teacher education with well-formed values and beliefs regarding children and teaching, carefully planned learning experience and encounters in real life learning contexts expand their understanding…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Boeckmann, Nichole M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
As assistive technology applications are increasingly implemented in early childhood settings for children who are at risk or who have disabilities, it is critical that teachers utilize observational approaches to determine whether targeted assistive technology-supported interventions make a difference in children's learning. One structured…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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Tatsis, Konstantinos; Kafoussi, Sonia; Skoumpourdi, Chrysanthi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
In this paper we analyse the language used by kindergarten children and their teacher while they discuss the fairness of two games that involved the concept of chance. Their discussions show that the children are able to overcome their primary intuitions concerning the fairness of a game and to comprehend the important role of materials. The…
Descriptors: Opinions, Kindergarten, Games, Decision Making
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Goldstein, Lisa S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Many early childhood practitioners in the U.S. are experiencing tension between their desire to offer students developmentally appropriate learning experiences and their obligation to teach the academic knowledge and skills mandated by their states. However, careful examination of the DAP guidelines' definition of culturally appropriate practice…
Descriptors: Young Children, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Public Education, Early Childhood Education
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