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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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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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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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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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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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Winterbottom, Christian; Winterbottom, Shauna S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Presently, there are a growing number of students in the primary schools in northwest England who are living in broken communities, exacerbated by the most recent global recession. Through social justice theory, this paper examines the influence of head teachers as they look to balance administrative and pedagogical experiences in the schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Case Studies, Elementary Education
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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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Korth, Byran B.; Wimmer, Jennifer J.; Wilcox, Brad; Morrison, Timothy G.; Harward, Stan; Peterson, Nancy; Simmerman, Sue; Pierce, Linda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Given the interrelated role of writing and the development of early literacy skills, recommendations have been made to increase instructional writing experiences in K-2 classrooms. In an effort to increase the amount of writing in the primary grades that leads to later literacy success, it is important that teachers engage in instructional…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Moreno, Amanda J.; Shwayder, Irena; Friedman, Ilana Dvorin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Executive function (EF) encompasses higher-order mental processes necessary for the conscious control of thought and action in the service of goals. Once thought not to apply to children at all, EF is now at the center of a burgeoning body of research on young children over the last 10-15 years indicating that it is a critical foundation of school…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Executive Function, School Readiness, Literature Reviews
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Koivunen, Julie; Van Alst, Donna; Ocasio, Kerrie; Allegra, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of mental health clinicians in providing services in the preschool setting. Clinicians provided services for 3 years in urban, northern New Jersey preschools, in order to expand access to mental health services for vulnerable children. At the conclusion of the three-year period, focus groups…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Mental Health, School Health Services, Preschool Education
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