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Lukšík, Ivan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Some children, especially those living in poverty and from ethnic minority backgrounds, have difficulty accessing preschool education. This is despite the fact that preschooling is considered to provide the foundations to a successful education and social inclusion. In Slovakia this issue primarily affects Roma children (Roma are also referred to…
Descriptors: Children, Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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Lee, Joohi; Junoh, Jo – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Coding is defined as the "process of assigning a code (command/rule)" (http://Techopedia.com) that allows a machine or a person to act or move (McLennan, https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/feb2017/creating-coding-stories-and-games, 2017). Though machines operated by a coding system are common in children's everyday lives, there has…
Descriptors: Coding, Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods
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Mullender-Wijnsma, Marijke Johanna; Hartman, Esther; de Greeff, Johannes Wilhelmus; Doolaard, Simone; Bosker, Roel Jan; Visscher, Chris – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In previous studies, the effects of physically active academic lessons on academic achievement have been shown. Less is known about follow-up effects and the effects for disadvantaged groups. The first aim of this study was to examine 7-9 months follow-up effects of a physically active academic intervention on academic achievement. The second aim…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Movement Education, Intervention
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Strickler-Eppard, Lacey; Czerniak, Charlene M.; Kaderavek, Joan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The role that caregivers can play in their child's science education is often overlooked within science education research. Few studies have focused on the capacity and abilities of caregivers to guide science activities. The purpose of this study was to describe how families utilize science activity packs at home. Data indicate that the adults…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Child Caregivers, Family Role
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Akamoglu, Yusuf; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.; Cheung, W. Catherine; Yang, Hsiu-Wen; Favazza, Paddy C.; Stalega, Melissa V.; Aronson-Ensign, Katherine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
During the preschool years, children develop several inter-related skills including motor skills and communication skills. In this article, we highlight several communication teaching strategies and describe how practitioners can promote communication skills of preschoolers with disabilities by providing them with multiple opportunities to…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Communication Skills, Physical Activities, Students with Disabilities
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Hughes-Scholes, Carolyn H.; Gavidia-Payne, Susana – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The current emphasis on accountability and delivery of quality early childhood intervention (ECI) programs calls for the examination of outcomes and associated factors. The aim of the present study was twofold: (1) to examine changes in child and family outcomes, parental self-efficacy and perceptions of family-centered practices following…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Child Rearing, Parents
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Lee, Ilrang; Ellis, Stacy M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
This quasi-experimental study compared children who were (or were not) exposed to a 28-week program designed to prevent aggressive behavior by teaching pro-social skills and social knowledge. Children in the experimental group increased significantly in teacher-ratings of cooperation, assertion, self-control, and total social skills, as well as in…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Aggression, Prosocial Behavior, Social Development
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Fukkink, Ruben; Helmerhorst, Katrien; Gevers Deynoot-Schaub, Mirjam; Sluiter, Rosanne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Whereas various studies have examined the effects of in-service training, relatively little is known about effective approaches for improving interaction skills among pre-service teachers for early childhood education and care. In this study, the evidence-based in-service Caregiver Interaction Profile training course was implemented in Dutch…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Early Childhood Teachers, Child Caregivers
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Wiseman, Angela M.; Vehabovic, Nermin; Jones, Jill S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In classrooms, reading and responding to literature has been identified as a powerful method for dealing with critical social issues, including bullying and racism. The purpose of this article is to analyze children's literature published from 1997 to 2017 that highlights the intersection of bullying and racism. Our article begins with a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Race, Racial Bias, Content Analysis
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Lake, Vickie E.; Beisly, Amber H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Dual language learners (DLLs) represent one of the fastest growing populations in classrooms, and yet many teachers are monolingual and not trained in English as a Second Language. Many teachers strive to create an anti-bias classroom that puts goals of diversity and equity at the center of all that they do, but are unsure of effective strategies…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Translation, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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de Waal, Elna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are foundational and therefore play an important role in the overall development, sport-specific skills, and academic achievement of children. The aim of the study was to determine if a correlation exists between FMS and the academic performance of 5- to 6-year-old preschoolers. An empirical study including one…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Preschool Children, Correlation, Screening Tests
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Kambouri-Danos, Maria; Ravanis, Konstantinos; Jameau, Alain; Boilevin, Jean-Marie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Children's everyday activities enable them to learn some science even before entering preschool education and children bring these ideas with them when entering education settings. Some of these ideas, or else mental representations, may not be compatible with what is generally accepted by the scientific community. This paper presents the results…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Preschool Education, Learning Processes, Water
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Miller, Michele M.; Kehl, LeAnna M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
As the pressure to succeed academically is imposed on children earlier than ever before, it is essential to understand what characteristics are most important to parents and teachers in order to be school ready. While formally readiness is typically measured using chronological age and mastery of cognitive skills, it also involves physical,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, School Readiness, Preschool Children
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Altun, Dilek – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Early literacy skills are part of a larger set of skills, knowledge, and affective responses gained throughout childhood; however, emergent reading motivation has been neglected in research and practice. Theoretical models for reading motivation are available in the literature, but they were developed based on school-aged children and print-based…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Emergent Literacy, Reading Motivation, Preschool Children
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Ward, Sharon; Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the transference of an informational brochure elucidating the importance of developmentally appropriate practice, along with assessing the interplay between prior implicit beliefs about educating and raising children and the informational brochure. Participants included 210 college students who completed…
Descriptors: Preschool Curriculum, Printed Materials, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Child Rearing
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