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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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Espinosa, Linda M.; Thornburg, Kathy R.; Mathews, Michelle C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1997
Compared school readiness as understood by kindergarten teachers in 11 rural Missouri communities with results of national Carnegie study of 7,000 kindergarten teachers. Found that Missouri teachers judged their students as more ready than did the national sample, and a greater portion believed that children are more ready now than five years ago.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education
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Cress, Susan White – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Explores a method of developing kindergarten children's written stories through journal writing, specifically written interactions or dialogs between child and teacher in response to journal entries. Notes how journals and written conversation encourage process writing, helping children produce stories with a sense of meaning. Offers suggestions…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dialog Journals, Journal Writing, Kindergarten
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Favazza, Paddy C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
Offers suggestions to kindergarten teachers for creating a more accepting environment in their classrooms for children with disabilities. Three key influences in attitude formation are discussed--indirect experiences, direct experiences, and the child's primary social group--and ideas for examining these influences and adapting them are suggested.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Child Development, Classroom Environment
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Hassan, Karma El; Maluf, Ghada – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Describes the Spectrum Project in a Lebanese kindergarten, the goal of which was to determine whether, through assessment of activities, a profile of children's abilities, strengths, and weaknesses could be identified, and to investigate the relationship between the different intelligences. Implications and recommendations for future research are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Differences, Intelligence Differences, Kindergarten