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Steed, Elizabeth A.; Leech, Nancy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study explored similarities and differences in how early childhood education (ECE) teachers (n = 947) and early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers (n = 160) provided remote learning to young children and their families following COVID-19 shelter in place orders in the spring of 2020. The most utilized remote learning activities for…
Descriptors: Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change
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Callaway-Cole, Larisa; Kimble, Ashley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
At institutions striving to maintain face-to-face field placements and instruction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, circumstances changed daily in response to new developments at the university, local school districts, and personal circumstances. This mixed-methods study explored and evaluated the adaptations made to early childhood teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Education, Educational Change
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Larimore, Rachel A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Reforms in K-12 science education and their implications for PreK teaching, make this a critical time for developing a unified vision for early childhood science education. The goal of this essay is to provide a vision of what it might look like to leverage the best of both early childhood and K-12 science education reform efforts for meaningful…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Educational Change, Preschool Education
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Ascetta, Kate; Harn, Beth; Durán, Lillian – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This professional development (PD) study examined the effect of feedback type on changing preschool teachers' use of language enhancement strategies and language outcomes for children. We included 21 Head Start teachers and 107 children. We randomized classrooms to PD feedback condition: (a) self-reported or (b) observed use of strategies. All…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers
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Polly, Drew; Wang, Chuang; Lambert, Richard; Martin, Christie; McGee, Jennifer Richardson; Pugalee, David; Lehew, Amy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This study investigates the impacts of a year-long professional development program on Kindergarten teachers' beliefs and practices and the association of these changes with student achievement in mathematics measured by curriculum-based instruments. Although teacher content knowledge was not statistically significantly different before and after…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Faculty Development
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Valente, Joseph Michael – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
In this article, I demonstrate how hybrid language practices allow for children to make use of their full linguistic repertoire in negotiating the social and communicative demands of the school environment (Axelrod in "Early Child Educ J," p 1-8, 2014). I argue that the unusual case of classe LSF and École Maternelle Gabriel Sajus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Bilingual Education, Kindergarten
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Kascak, O.; Pupala, B.; Mbugua, T. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The school system in the Slovak Republic, as in other post-communist countries, was first reformed at the beginning of the 1990s. It was not until 2008, when an education law was adopted to set out new parameters for creating a national curriculum at all levels, that fundamental curricular reforms were made. Thus the law also meant that preschool…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Li, Yuen Ling – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Several leadership approaches have been advocated as effective ways of bringing about substantial changes in practices. "Instructional" or "transactional leadership" describes the qualities of a leader who provides the vision and impetus for change. In contrast, "transformational leadership" refers to those whose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership
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Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Bullough, Robert V.; MacKay, Kathryn Lake; Marshall, Esther E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Much is changing in preschool education. Current reform primarily emphasizes standardized practice, academic outcomes, and accountability. Little attention has been given to how these changes are impacting the well-being of teachers. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature on preschool teacher well-being and identify…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Change, Preschool Education, Well Being
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Taleb, Tagreed Fathi Abu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Jordan's education system is currently undergoing rigorous and comprehensive reform processes that focus on improving the status of educational policies and experiences for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Kindergarten education in Jordan has been dominated until recently, by the private-sector. For the past decade, the Ministry of…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Guidelines, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten
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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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Lin, Chien-Heng – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2012
The present models for the integration of computer technology not only cannot satisfy teachers' actual needs but also are difficult to follow and perform by teachers in their classroom teaching. Consequently, the integration cannot be implemented properly and effectively in the real classroom teaching. Therefore, a practical integration model…
Descriptors: Investigations, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Worthington, Emily; Maude, Susan; Hughes, Kere; Luze, Gayle; Peterson, Carla; Brotherson, Mary Jane; Bruna, Katherine; Luchtel, Molly – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The dramatic growth in the number of children learning English as a second language in our country has led to a corresponding increase in the need to understand how teachers and schools can effectively teach children who are learning English as a second language. Many teachers report not feeling prepared to meet the needs of these children…
Descriptors: Inservice Education, Focus Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, Second Language Learning
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Spencer, Tamara Glupczynski; Falchi, Lorraine; Ghiso, Maria Paula – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The current context of increased accountability and the proliferation of skills-based literacy mandates at the early childhood level pose particular tensions for multilingual children and educators. In this article, we draw on data from two ethnographic studies to examine how educators and children negotiate the constraints of early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Linguistics, Multilingualism, Ethnography
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Ige, Akindele Matthew – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Early childhood is a critical period of rapid physical, cognitive, and psycho-social development of a child. The quality of care and education which a child receives at this crucial age will determine to a great extent the level of his/her physical and cognitive development in the future. In Nigeria, Early Childhood Care, Development and Education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Child Care
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