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Steiner, Lilly M.; Hindin, Alisa; Rizzuto, Kerry Carley – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine children's reading performance and parents' use of reading support strategies throughout their participation in a family literacy program. In the program sessions, parents learned strategies to promote discussions around reading and strategies to support children at the word level. The program occurred in a…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies
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McGuire, Stacy N.; Meadan, Hedda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
Children in early childhood classrooms (i.e., preschool through early elementary) who engage in persistent challenging behaviors often show social-emotional delays and are at risk for grade retention, referral to intervention or special education, and long-term educational and societal consequences. The social-emotional delays children with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Environment, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children
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Nyabando, Tsitsi; Evanshen, Pamela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
The study employed a qualitative multiple case study approach to investigate second-grade students' perceptions of their classrooms' physical learning environment. Data were collected through interviews, participant-generated photographs, and observations. Participants in the study were 16 students in four classrooms in three school districts. A…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment
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Macdonald, Kirstin; Milne, Nikki; Pope, Rodney; Orr, Robin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2022
This study explored whether Year 1 school children exposed to a 12-week classroom-based gross motor program progressed differently than Year 1 children undertaking their regular school program in motor proficiency, mathematics, and reading outcomes. Fifty-five Australian Year 1 school children (25 boys, 30 girls, mean age 6.77 ± 0.40 years) were…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Intervention, Mathematics Achievement
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Savina, Elena – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This paper provides a comprehensive review of the role of self-regulation for academic achievement and behavior in the early childhood education classroom. It discusses neurocognitive processes involved in self-regulation including response inhibition, voluntary attention, and working memory. Response inhibition creates a delay in responding which…
Descriptors: Self Control, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children, Elementary School Students
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Macdonald, Kirstin; Milne, Nikki; Pope, Rodney; Orr, Robin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Evidence suggests that multiple factors affect implementation of school-based physical activity interventions. This survey study examined the factors that influence the provision of classroom-based physical activity to students in the early years of primary school in Australia. A social ecological approach guided questionnaire design and analysis.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
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Essien, Idara; Wood, J. Luke – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The study explored the experiences and perceptions of Black girls as conveyed through the narratives of their parents. In particular, this study focused on racial microaggressions in early childhood education (preschool through third grade). The study employed narratives written by 44 parents of Black children. Ultimately, their narratives…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Parents, Racial Bias
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Albarracín, Lluís – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study presents a teaching experiment in which second-grade primary school students compared a city and a town according to population estimates. The activities were presented to them as Fermi problems and required an analysis of the reality to identify sub-problems that students could deal with. The students' products were analyzed from the…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models
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Clark, Sarah K.; Judd, Emma; Smith, Leigh K.; Ahlstrom, Emily – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a form of writing instruction designed to teach second-graders to write compare and contrast informational texts. 73% of the participants (N = 45) were White, 22% were Hispanic, 2% were Asian, and 1% were Black, with 63% of the students eligible for free or reduced lunch. 48% of the students were female…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Writing Instruction, Integrated Activities
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Gómezescobar, Ariadna; Guerrero, Silvia; Fernández-Cézar, Raquel – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The ruler is the standard measuring instrument used for measuring lengths. However, measuring lengths with a ruler is a challenge for children. For this reason, this study explores how children who have not received specific school instruction on its use, measure lengths with a conventional ruler. The relative object-ruler position, the strategy…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Young Children, Instructional Materials, Measurement
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Botha, Sharnay; Africa, Eileen K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Movement is essential for learning. Previous research explored the relationship between movement and academic performance, however, evidence regarding the specific gross motor skills related to reading and spelling is lacking. The current study, therefore, investigated the effect a perceptual-motor intervention had on the relationship between…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Spelling, Psychomotor Skills, Correlation
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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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de Waal, Elna; Pienaar, Anita E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Motor proficiency and socioeconomic status are considered critical role players in setting children on an early trajectory of academic failure or success. To determine longitudinal influences of motor proficiency (MP) and socioeconomic status (SES) on academic achievement of primary school learners, a mediating model was constructed and tested…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Tan, Tony Xing; Zhou, Yi; Li, Gen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Research shows that maternal education influences children's academic performance indirectly through the quality of the home environment. In this study, we tested the role of 12 variables within the home environment (e.g., eating meals together, reading for fun at home, number of children's books, watching TV, and bedtime) to help identify those…
Descriptors: Mothers, Educational Attainment, Parent Child Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Due to recent advances in technology, social robots are emerging as educational tools with the potential to enhance early language and literacy skills in young children. Social robots are defined as machines that can socially interact and communicate intelligently with humans. A review of the literature was conducted to explore current knowledge…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Language Acquisition, Literacy Education, Robotics
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