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Jamil, Faiza M.; Linder, Sandra M.; Stegelin, Dolores A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The success of new pedagogies depends on teachers' beliefs about what they entail, and the promises and challenges they hold. This study uses a mixed-methods approach to understand the beliefs of early childhood teachers who attended a professional development conference on STEAM teaching, an emerging approach that combine STEM disciplines and the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Mixed Methods Research
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Jarrett, Robin L.; Coba-Rodriguez, Sarai – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The transition to kindergarten is a critical milestone in children's lives, with implications for academic and future life success. The demographic family/parental variables of residence, social class, and race have been associated with children's adjustment to kindergarten. In particular, children growing up in families from urban, low-income…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Low Income Students, Kindergarten
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Hod-Shemer, Orit; Zimerman, Hana; Hassunah-Arafat, Safieh; Wertheim, Cheruta – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Most studies on fairness behavior in preschool focus on fair resource allocation and on children's behavior when faced with fairness dilemmas. The purpose of this study is to understand preschoolers' point of view: what do they think when presented with various scenarios that call for fairness behavior? We interviewed 66 children aged 3.5-6 years,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Student Attitudes, Child Behavior, Interviews
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Baker, Megina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Professional development for early childhood educators (ECE PD) is an essential component of supporting a professional early childhood workforce. Yet research on ECE PD frequently centers on narrow fidelity data, while teachers' individual voices and teaching contexts are only rarely considered in order to understand teacher experiences with PD…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Urban Schools, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Noggle, Amy K.; Stites, Michele L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
In this qualitative study, we examined the lived experiences of three typically developing children participating in inclusive preschool programs for children with special needs. Inclusion has been considered a best practice in early childhood programs for many years; however, some may still argue that the benefits for children with disabilities…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Preschool Children, Qualitative Research, Student Experience
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Despite the increasing attendance of children with food allergy in schools in Australia and globally, little is known about how affected families manage their children's transition to school. This paper discusses the experiences and support needs of ten mothers during their child's transition to school in Sydney, Australia, drawn from the thematic…
Descriptors: Mothers, Special Needs Students, Food Standards, School Readiness
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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
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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
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Montgomery, Sarah E.; Miller, Wendy; Foss, Page; Tallakson, Denise; Howard, Maria – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Teaching about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, is one way to support students' learning about issues of fairness. However, learning about this document is not enough. Students need to have experiences where they explore issues of justice and equity in order to learn about…
Descriptors: Art Education, Service Learning, Kindergarten, Civil Rights
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Helgeland, Anne; Lund, Ingrid – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Research suggests that bullying does occur in kindergarten. The extent of bullying in Norway and other Scandinavian countries is estimated to be about 12%. The purpose of this study is to investigate children's understanding and experiences of bullying. We use a qualitative approach and have conducted individual interviews and focus group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Sandberg, Anette; Broström, Stig; Johansson, Inge; Frøkjaer, Thorleif; Kieferle, Christa; Seifert, Anja; Roth, Angela; Tuul, Maire; Ugaste, Aino; Laan, Meeli – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article explores how some children in Denmark, Estonia, Germany and Sweden describe their perspective on learning. The aim of the international study is to gain knowledge of how preschool children in Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Germany reflect and perceive their learning in preschool and other surrounding social contexts. The results are…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Focus Groups, Interviews, Goal Orientation
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Sirinides, P.; Fink, R.; DuBois, T. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Museums and libraries can play a role in providing opportunities for early learning, and there is clear momentum and infrastructure already in place to help make this happen. Researchers conducted a mixed-methods descriptive study to generate new evidence about the availability of services for young children in museums and libraries, and the…
Descriptors: Museums, Libraries, Early Childhood Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Xu, Tingting; Nerren, Jannah S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Attitudes and biases toward body size perceived as fat and body size perceived as thin are present in young children (Cramer and Steinwert in "J Appl Dev Psychol" 19(3):429-451, 1998; Worobey and Worobey in "Body Image" 11:171-174, 2014). However, the information children have regarding body size and ways to modify body size…
Descriptors: Young Children, Body Height, Body Weight, Human Body
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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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Ramírez, Elena; Clemente, María; Recamán, Adriana; Martín-Domínguez, Jorge; Rodríguez, Inés – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Planning is one of the professional tasks teachers have to carry out before their direct action in the classrooms. This planning is closely interrelated to the way teachers teach. The question about how and why teachers reach their decisions in their pre-class planning is a classical one in the research into curricular design and development. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Video Equipment, Interviews
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