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Giordano, Keri; Interra, Victoria L.; Stillo, Giuliana C.; Mims, Angel T.; Block-Lerner, Jennifer – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Suspension is defined as a temporary removal from the educational setting where a child is able to return after a determined period of time, while expulsion is the complete and permanent removal of a child from an entire educational system (Gilliam and Shahar 2006). Preschool children have been found to be both suspended and expelled at higher…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Gable, Sara; Fozi, Afiah Mohd; Moore, Alex M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
This study evaluates the efficacy of a physically-active number learning game for young preschoolers. The intervention adapts Ramani and Siegler's (Child Develop 79(2):375-394, 2008) successful The Great Race by modifying the mode of play from seated at a table to jumping with two feet on a large game mat. 75 children (mean age: 46 months) in the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Activities, Numbers, Preschool Children
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Javorsky, Kristin H.; Moser, Kelly M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
While the demographic diversity of children served in early childhood classrooms continues to grow, world language learning opportunities for English-speaking preschoolers remain a rarity. Efforts to teach world languages in addition to English at the preschool level may be hampered by limited early childhood educator expertise, lack of…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Language Aptitude, Preschool Education
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Longstreth, Sascha L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to extend our previous work using the Teaching and Guidance Policy Essentials Checklist (TAGPEC) by examining the extent to which early childhood behavior guidance policies address language and culture and support program practices that promote fairness and equity for all children. Policies previously collected from…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Preschool Children
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Bahlmann Bollinger, Chelsey M.; Myers, Joy K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Few studies connect teachers' intentionality with children's writing in play-based contexts. Thus, the goal of this study (n = 5) was to examine how the use of stations and intentional teaching encouraged writing in two preschool classrooms. Interviews with the preschool director and classroom teachers as well as observations of the children…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Karademir, Abdulhamit; Kartal, Ayça; Türk, Cumhur – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The aim of this study is to determine preschool teachers' science education activities, problems they encounter and solutions they devise, and methods and techniques they use during those activities. Phenomenology, which is a qualitative research design, was used. The study sample consisted of 15 female preschool teachers of primary schools in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Nasiopoulou, Panagiota – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study aims to explore profiles of preschool teachers' intentions when they divide the children into subgroups. Interactionist perspectives, Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory, and a pedagogical perspective on preschool quality provide the foundation for the study's theoretical framework. By applying a person-centered analytical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Intention, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Lam, Hazel Mei Yung; Wong, Jessie Ming Sin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The practice of documentation has been a "hard to reach place" for many preschool teachers despite the fact that it has largely been encouraged and used as a tool in early childhood settings to assess young children's learning. Recent policy changes in Hong Kong have also called for the continuous documentation and authentic assessment…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Throndsen, Jennifer E.; Shumway, Jessica F.; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
As children enter kindergarten, some are more academically prepared than others for a variety of reasons. One influence on kindergarten preparation is prior preschool experiences. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between children's mathematical literacy at kindergarten entry and preschool attendance, preschool type…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Kindergarten, Preschool Education, Young Children
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Hewett, Brittany S.; La Paro, Karen M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
In the current study, collegiality, defined as social interactions and belongingness among teachers, and supervisor support, defined as teachers' perceptions of leadership and support, are explored. To examine these two dimensions of organizational climate in early care and education work environments, the Teacher Satisfaction Inventory (Cassidy,…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Educational Quality, Collegiality, Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Westerberg, Diana; Newland, Rebecca; Mendez, Julia L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Caregivers are influential in young children's lives. As most children spend time in care outside of the home, it is critical to examine the interplay between parents and schools and how they influence children's development. The current study examined the spillover of student-teacher relationship quality to the home environment, namely, parenting…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Fridberg, Marie; Jonsson, Agneta; Redfors, Andreas; Thulin, Susanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The overall aim of the present study is to study model-based teaching and the collaborative inquiry learning of chemical processes and physical phenomena in preschool, with a specific focus on the verbal communication established between teachers and children (4-5 years old). According to variation theory, learning is always directed at a specific…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Larimore, Rachel A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Reforms in K-12 science education and their implications for PreK teaching, make this a critical time for developing a unified vision for early childhood science education. The goal of this essay is to provide a vision of what it might look like to leverage the best of both early childhood and K-12 science education reform efforts for meaningful…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Educational Change, Preschool Education
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Baker, Megina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
An increase in the Dual Language Learner (DLL) population has led to a critical need for early childhood educators to understand how to best serve DLL children and their families. This article describes a qualitative multiple-case study that investigated specific teaching practices for DLLs in six community-nominated exemplary preschool classrooms…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Nikiforidou, Zoi – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Probabilities tend to become an integral part of early childhood mathematics curricula. Research has shown that at the age of 4, children indicate basics of probabilistic reasoning and can engage with probabilistic tasks and uncertainty. The aim of this study is to examine whether methodological and design alterations influence children's…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Probability, Manipulative Materials
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