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Wang, Shiyao; Hou, Yi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Learning stories have been adopted as a form of assessment in early childhood education worldwide to assess children's learning processes, learning dispositions, and well-being. However, a paucity of research has been done which examines the applicability of learning stories in China. This case study investigated how learning stories are used by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Story Telling, Evaluation Methods
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Longstreth, Sascha L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend our previous work using the Teaching and Guidance Policy Essentials Checklist (TAGPEC) by examining the extent to which early childhood behavior guidance policies address language and culture and support program practices that promote fairness and equity for all children. Policies previously collected from…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Preschool Children
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Lam, Hazel Mei Yung; Wong, Jessie Ming Sin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The practice of documentation has been a "hard to reach place" for many preschool teachers despite the fact that it has largely been encouraged and used as a tool in early childhood settings to assess young children's learning. Recent policy changes in Hong Kong have also called for the continuous documentation and authentic assessment…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Castner, Daniel J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Few matters are of more significance to the shaping of young children's experiences in early childhood classrooms than the content of curriculum and how it is mediated. However, few studies examine teachers of young children as mediators of curriculum. Instead, policies intending to improve the outcomes of early education have generally addressed…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Leadership, Early Childhood Teachers
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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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Haslip, Michael J.; Gullo, Dominic F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Early childhood education is changing rapidly due to the dynamic nature of positive and negative trends affecting the profession. In this article, the changing landscape of early childhood education is discussed and analyzed. Both the positive and negative forces contributing to the changing landscape are examined. The focus of this discussion…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Garrity, Sarah M.; Longstreth, Sascha L.; Salcedo-Potter, Nina S.; Staub, April – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
The prevalence of preschool expulsion, coupled with racial disparities in expulsion rates and the potential long term negative effects of challenging behaviors in the early years, has created an urgent need to build early childhood systems to address these issues. The teaching and guidance policy essentials checklist (TAG-PEC) has been developed…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Check Lists
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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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Hu, Bi Ying; Szente, Judit – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
Challenged by the national residency registration system in China, migrant children have always faced obstacles in accessing public education. Recent policy changes, however, have brought hope for these children. This article introduces some international concerns regarding migrant children and provides a close view of Chinese perspectives. Issues…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Foreign Countries, Migrants, Public Education
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Invernizzi, Marcia; Landrum, Timothy J.; Teichman, Avery; Townsend, Monika – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2010
The recent emphasis on universal prekindergarten programs, coupled with ongoing concern about children's early literacy development in the first years of school, carry significant implications for how preschool educators program for literacy and assess literacy growth. We discuss the evolving role of literacy development in expanded preschool,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Emergent Literacy, Screening Tests, Preschool Children
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Hardin, Belinda J.; Mereoiu, Mariana; Hung, Hsuan-Fang; Roach-Scott, Marisa – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Population changes in the US have created new challenges for service providers responsible for screening, determining eligibility, and providing appropriate educational services to young English Language Learners (ELLs). Six focus groups (two each) with administrators, teachers, and parents were conducted in two different locations to investigate…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Disproportionate Representation, English (Second Language), Special Education
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Pattnaik, Jyotsna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Presents an overview of childrearing practices in India, chronicles government initiatives in early childhood education, describes the range of programs available, and identifies goals that will shape the future of early childhood programs in that country. Identifies universal education, elevation of teacher status, and preservation of community…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Nix, Mary – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Examines the conflict between two diametrically opposed child advocacy groups as a result of a legislative initiative in North Carolina known as Smart Start. At issue was funding of model day care centers, reduction of staff-to-child ratios in day care centers, and child immunizations. Chronicles the conflict and highlights group tactics. (SD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Advocacy, Children, Day Care