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Yildirim, Bekir – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to determine preschool teachers' STEM training, STEM classroom activities, lesson planning processes, problems, and evaluation strategies and methods during activities. The study sample consisted of 20 preschool teachers. Participants were recruited using criterion sampling, which is a purposive sampling method. This was…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, STEM Education, Teacher Education, Class Activities
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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Pedagogical documentation is practised in early childhood centres all over the world as a means to gauge the learning and development of children. From the point of view of teachers, however, documentation must compete with numerous other tasks. This paper explores the strategies teachers employ in order to integrate documentation into their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education
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Akamoglu, Yusuf; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Cheung, W. Catherine; Yang, Hsiu-Wen; Favazza, Paddy C.; Stalega, Melissa V.; Aronson-Ensign, Katherine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During the preschool years, children develop several inter-related skills including motor skills and communication skills. In this article, we highlight several communication teaching strategies and describe how practitioners can promote communication skills of preschoolers with disabilities by providing them with multiple opportunities to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Communication Skills, Physical Activities, Students with Disabilities
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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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McLeod, Ragan H.; Hardy, Jessica K.; Grifenhagen, Jill F. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Forty-nine coaches, 947 teachers, and 189 administrators in a state-wide prekindergarten program responded to survey questions about coaching dosage and activities. The survey responses were aligned with the Coaching Quality Framework, an organization of characteristics of quality coaching proposed by the authors, and analyzed to identify…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Professional Development
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Pyle, Angela; Prioletta, Jessica; Poliszczuk, Daniel – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The increasing accountability framework in Kindergarten education has put pressure on teachers to ensure that students reach certain literacy milestones before proceeding to the subsequent grade. One result of this shift is a tension between an emphasis on academic learning and the use of developmentally appropriate practices, such as play.…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, School Schedules, Literacy
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Neumann, Michelle M.; Finger, Glenn; Neumann, David L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
As we progress in the 21st century, children learn to become proficient readers and writers of both digital and non-digital texts. Knowledge, skills, and understandings of literacy emerge through sociocultural interactions with non-digital tools (e.g., paper-printed books) and digital tools (e.g., touch screen tablets). However, debate is ongoing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Electronic Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Research
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Hall, Anna H.; Matthew Boyer, D.; Beschorner, Elizabeth A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article describes a dual-case study that was conducted to examine the effects of The Tools Approach on kindergarten students' use of and interest in informational text. Children in one teacher's kindergarten classroom during two subsequent years participated in a writing intervention which included learning about text features, conducting…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Use Studies, Nonfiction, Case Studies
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Hartman, Sara L.; Stotts, Jenny; Ottley, Jennifer R.; Miller, Rebecca – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Challenging conditions put young children at risk for maltreatment around the world, including in rural, southeastern Ohio. To combat these situations, several strategies are helpful in facilitating positive outcomes for young children. Specifically, when community entities and local school professionals work together, there is a greater…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas, At Risk Persons
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Kerry-Moran, Kelli Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Read-alouds play an important role in young children's literacy development. Teacher education programs include read-alouds as part of balanced literacy instruction and many preservice teachers are required to read aloud to others in their teacher education programs. There are many excellent resources teacher educators may use to help preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills
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Vartuli, Sue; Snider, Karrie; Holley, Maggie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In early childhood teacher education programs, the reality of educational systems must be understood and teacher candidates must be ready to deal with the current challenges schools face. The rationale and application of the principles of practice based teacher education are presented in this article. Practice-based teacher education programs…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hanna, Wendell – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
The Reggio Emilia approach is based on the idea that every child has at least, "one hundred languages" available for expressing perspectives of the world, and one of those languages is music. While all of the arts (visual, music, dance, drama) are considered equally important in Reggio schools, the visual arts have been particularly…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Music Activities, Music Education, Reggio Emilia Approach
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Dooley, Caitlin McMunn; Welch, Meghan M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
This naturalistic, qualitative study examines the nature of child- and adult-led interactions in a children's museum. Using dialogic learning as a theoretical framework, the study examines how children and adults engage in interactions while learning at a museum. Findings suggest that children and adults are almost equally likely to lead…
Descriptors: Museums, Young Children, Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregivers
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Chang, Ni; Cress, Susan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Visual arts, such as drawings, are attractive to most young children. Marks left on paper by young children contain meaning. Although it is known that children's oral language could be enhanced through communication with adults, rarely is there a series of dialogues between adults and young children about their drawings. Often heard instead…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Oral Language, Freehand Drawing, Young Children
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Bailey, Lora Battle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
Although a plethora of research focuses on economically at-risk preschool children in general across the United States, little can be found that investigates methods for improving rural children's academic outcomes. This review of research is intended to provide a contextual understanding of the background and current conditions that exist…
Descriptors: State Standards, School Readiness, Rural Schools, Academic Achievement
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