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Timmons, Kristy; Cooper, Amanda; Bozek, Emma; Braund, Heather – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across North America closed to in person learning in March 2020. Since then, it has becoming increasingly clear that physical distancing will need to be prolonged in the 2020/2021 school year and possibly resumed in the future. In response, education ministries shifted teaching and learning online. Research is…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Miller, Roxanne Greitz; Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; White-Smith, Kimberly A.; Calfee, Robert C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
While the United States' National Research Council (NRC 2012) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS 2013) advocate children's engagement in active science learning, elementary school teachers in the US indicate lack of time to teach science regularly because of (1) school and district pressure to focus on English language arts and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Faculty Development, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Andrews, Paul; Sayers, Judy – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
It is known that an appropriately developed foundational number sense (FONS), or the ability to operate flexibly with number and quantity, is a powerful predictor of young children's later mathematical achievement. However, until now not only has FONS been definitionally elusive but instruments for identifying opportunities for children to acquire…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Calo, Kristine M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
This article highlights the literacy practices of two second grade teachers--one in an affluent suburb of a major metropolitan area and the other in a large urban school district. The article describes how these teachers use informational texts to engage their students, to provide children with opportunities to learn about the world around them,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Metropolitan Areas, Literacy, Grade 2
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Linder, Sandra M.; Powers-Costello, Beth; Stegelin, Dolores A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2011
Mathematics education is a critical part of the curriculum for students worldwide. The foundation for understanding mathematical concepts related to number sense begins early in life, and early childhood classrooms can provide the seeds for mathematical skills that will be needed later in life. In this article, the authors make a case for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Gilbert, Andrew – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
This study utilized pre-service teachers' philosophy statements to connect their beliefs for science teaching with inquiry-based constructivist classroom practice. The major findings of this study suggested that before entering the classroom prospective teachers are strongly aligned with inquiry-based, constructivist-based theories, and describe…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Primary Education, Educational Philosophy
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Hall, Kendra M.; Sabey, Brenda L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Effective use of informational texts in early elementary grade classrooms can extend and expand children's knowledge of the world and provide critical skills necessary for success in the information age. This article suggests several research-based instructional activities that will enhance children's ability to use and comprehend informational…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Young Children, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
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Paquette, Kelli R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Children benefit in many ways from actively engaging in high quality children's literature, and picture books provide a natural avenue to motivate and encourage students' writing. Shared book experiences in small or large group settings can lead to meaningful writing discussions and applications. Picture books serve as exemplars of the six…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Student Motivation, Literary Devices
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Castle, Kathryn; Needham, Jackie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
This study focused on the meaning of measurement to a group of 16 first grade students. A university professor and the teacher of the students partnered together using qualitative analysis of field notes, student interviews, and student work samples gathered from September through May of a school year. Findings indicate students' knowledge of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Childrens Literature, Measurement Techniques, Mathematics Instruction
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Zygouris-Coe, Vicky – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
Family literacy has come of age during the past quarter of a century. This article provides a brief review of family literacy history and components. Pedagogical implications for teachers of primary grade students are considered, and suggestions given for increasing home-school literacy involvement through the following types of initiatives:…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family School Relationship, Young Children, Family Involvement
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Meyer, James A.; Mann, Mary Beth – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to examine teachers' perceptions of the benefits of home visitation in relation to children's success in school from kindergarten to second grade. The participants were 26 early elementary (K-2) teachers in a rural, Midwestern school district. Participants completed a survey after a home visit at the beginning of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Home Visits, Elementary School Teachers, Rural Schools
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Crawford, Patricia A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Conflict is a very real part of relationships that occur on global, national, and local scales, as well as in daily interpersonal relationships. This article details the relevance of peace studies for children in the primary grades, both in terms of current events and in classroom applications. Suggestions are presented for addressing this topic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Peace, Current Events, Conflict Resolution
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Kirkland, Lynn D.; Patterson, Janice – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
The development of oral language in classrooms has been an incidental occurrence historically. The amount of oral language that children have is an indicator of their success or struggle in school. To meet the needs of these children, teachers can make oral language development a primary focus for instruction. This article examines ways that…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Oral Language, Emergent Literacy, Primary Education
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Migyanka, Joann Marie; Policastro, Carole; Lui, Guiqiu – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
Many struggling readers, students with English as a second language, and children with disabilities do not engage in the strategies that good readers use when reading for understanding. Reading comprehension depends upon the students' ability to successfully use strategies to monitor and control their own comprehension. Teachers need to help…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Primary Education, Reading Difficulties, English (Second Language)
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Bullock, Janis – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2005
As a member of a delegation of educators, physicians, and lay people to rural Fiji the author shares her experiences and reflections of early care, education, and family life on a small, remote island. She discusses her visits to the village and boarding school, and her interactions with teachers, children, and parents in the early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Rural Areas, Family Life, Teacher Education
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