NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 13 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parks, Amy Noelle – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Previous research focused on schools that serve low-income and minoritized communities has demonstrated that families often do not feel that their schools are receptive to family involvement. This interview study, which comes out of a long-term ethnographic project at a rural school that primarily served low-income, African American families,…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Educational Resources, Parent Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Axelrod, Ysaaca – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this ethnographic case study was to study the language development of 4-year-old emergent bilinguals in a bilingual (Spanish/English) Head Start classroom with flexible language practices. Data were collected throughout the 10-month school year by visiting the classroom 2-3 times per week. Data include: field notes (observations and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Usage, Child Language, Emergent Literacy
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Durden, Tonia R.; Escalante, Elsita; Blitch, Kimberly – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Using an ethnographic case study approach, we examined how teachers and parents within an ethnically diverse early childhood program conceptualized and implemented culturally relevant pedagogy and how these primary caregivers were encouraging children's socio-cultural development and awareness. Data sources included questionnaires, interview…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Singh, Sunita; Sylvia, Monica R.; Ridzi, Frank – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
This ethnographic study presents findings of the literacy practices of Burmese refugee families and their interaction with a book distribution program paired with an intergenerational family literacy program. The project was organized at the level of Bronfenbrenner's exosystem (in "Ecology of human development". Cambridge, Harvard…
Descriptors: Refugees, Ethnography, Family Literacy, Reading Habits
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Michael-Luna, Sara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
While the population of bilinguals and English learners continues to rise in our schools, teachers often feel frustrated with their lack of knowledge about best practices to support their multilingual students' language, socio-emotional and cognitive development. Teachers' frustration is compounded by the push for assessments in the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English Language Learners, Ethnography, Case Studies
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Boyer, Wanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
Discourse on culture is vital to early childhood educators' understanding of the young child in various socio-cultural experiences in family and community settings. In this article, the author will present a contemporary definition of culture. This article will then discuss the developmental constructs of self-regulation and emotion regulation and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Child Development, Preschool Children, Teacher Educators
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kim, Jinhee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This study examines what a Korean heritage language school means to Korean immigrant families and their children, considering Korean immigrant mothers' perspectives on American early schooling. As part of an ethnographic research project on Korean-American children's peer culture in a heritage school, seven mothers, two guardians (grandmothers),…
Descriptors: Mothers, Ethnography, Korean Americans, Immigrants
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Wiseman, Angela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Interactive read alouds are important learning opportunities for emergent readers because teachers and peers can actively model and scaffold comprehension strategies, engage readers, and cultivate a community of learners. Using data from a 9 month ethnographic study in an urban kindergarten classroom, this article describes how the teacher's…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Reading Aloud to Others, Reader Response, Ethnography
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Brown, Sally – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
The United States is becoming more multilingual with globalization. Public schools continue to enroll increasing numbers of students who speak a language other than English. This adds to the rich diversity of classrooms while at the same time offers challenges for educators. This collaborative-ethnographic style research study investigates the…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Global Approach, Limited English Speaking, Public Schools
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Piker, Ruth Alfaro; Rex, Lesley A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking preschool children require attention to improve the likelihood of success in school. This study, part of a larger 2-year ethnographic study of a Head Start classroom, elaborates the role of teachers' interactions with students who were learning English. Using an interactional ethnography approach, the authors…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Ethnography, Preschool Children, English
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Hong, Yonghee – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
This study investigated Korean kindergartners' reasoning during group moral discussions of problematic situations based on pictures depicting problem situations. Findings revealed that young children were able to reason about others' perspectives, acknowledge problematic situations, grasp the causes of the problems, predict consequences, and seek…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Group Discussion, Kindergarten
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Mariano, Jennifer A.; Welteroth, Susan J.; Johnson, James E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Used ethnographic techniques to examine the knowledge of American teachers who had taught young Japanese children, regarding the role of culture in Japanese children's play. Found that Japanese children's play reflected the cultural value of interdependence, but that nonsocial play was also present. Teachers reported few play differences between…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Ethnography, Japanese Culture