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Myers, Jacqueline M.; Ankrum, Julie W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Research demonstrates that children can make more significant gains through explicit instruction of vocabulary than implicit instruction (Blachowicz and Fisher in Teaching vocabulary in all classrooms, Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA, 2010; Dalton and Grisham in Read Teach 64(5):306-317, 2011). Effective explicit instruction often includes high…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Speech Impairments
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Coogle, Christan Grygas; Ahmed, Siddiq; Aljaffal, Mohammed Abdulaziz; Alsheef, Manal Yousef; Hamdi, Hamad Ali – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The purpose of this manuscript is to identify social narrative strategies that can be used to enhance the social skills of young children identified with autism spectrum disorder. We provide a description as well as scenarios describing how educators might consider using social narrative strategies. We conclude with resources to attain additional…
Descriptors: Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Interpersonal Competence
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Edwards, Nicole Megan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Although early childhood programs are encouraged to facilitate meaningful home-school collaboration, use of family feedback to inform programmatic decisions may be underutilized in practice. In a birth-five childcare program in the Northeastern United States, families rated level of satisfaction with and shared open-ended comments on eight aspects…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Focus Groups, Content Analysis, Feedback (Response)
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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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Knauf, Helen – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Learning stories are used in early childhood education in Germany and throughout the world as a form of assessment and pedagogical documentation. The main objective of a learning story is to carve out the learning dispositions of an individual child by describing a certain situation which the teacher reckons to be important for the child. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Comparative Analysis
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Ellis, Yvonne G.; Cliff, Dylan P.; Okely, Anthony D. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Young children spend a high proportion of their time at childcare sitting. Reducing sitting time or breaking up prolonged periods of sitting may be positively associated with health outcomes among children. The purpose of this study was to identify childcare educators' perceptions of what environmental and policy modifications could be made within…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Young Children, Qualitative Research, Early Childhood Education
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Douglass, Anne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study examined how experienced early educators developed as change agents in the context of a leadership development program. Unlike in many other professions, experienced early educators lack opportunities to grow throughout their careers and access the supports they need to lead change in their classrooms, organizations, the profession, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Qualitative Research, Concept Mapping, Leadership Training
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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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La Paro, Karen M.; Van Schagen, Amy; King, Elizabeth; Lippard, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
High quality early childhood teachers have a wealth of knowledge and use a range of skills in their daily classroom practices, and research has consistently demonstrated the positive influence effective early childhood teachers have on children's development and long-term outcomes. Given the importance of practicum experiences in the development…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Development
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Skibbe, Lori E.; Thompson, Julie L.; Plavnick, Joshua B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Preschoolers' (n = 32) attention to print and pictures was documented during an electronic storybook reading session. Children (M = 51.06 months; SD = 7.34 months) looked at a 12-page book that contained three types of pages, each of which was presented four times over the course of the book: (1) silent presentation of print, (2) print that was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Story Reading, Eye Movements, Reading Aloud to Others
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Vatalaro, Angela; Culp, Anne McDonald; Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie L.; Barnes, Amanda C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study examined the efficacy of using different types of mobile media apps to increase the receptive and expressive vocabulary development of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old preschool children living in economically disadvantaged communities. Children and teachers in four Head Start classrooms participated in the quasi-experimental study, which…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Bennett, Susan V.; Gunn, AnnMarie Alberton; Gayle-Evans, Guda; Barrera, Estanislado S.; Leung, Cynthia B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Early childhood educators continue to see an increase in their culturally diverse student population. As our country continues to grow as a multicultural nation, it is imperative that our early childhood classrooms embrace this rich diversity and provide experiences that affirm all students, families and communities. We (teacher educators)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Family Involvement
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Hungi, Njora; Njagi, Joan; Wekulo, Patricia; Ngware, Moses – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between the language of instruction and learning of literacy skills among pre-primary school children in a multilingual environment. The sample consists of 1867 learners from low-income urban households, attending 147 low-cost private pre-primary schools located in low-income areas of Nairobi, Kenya. About…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Language of Instruction, Literacy Education
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Bojczyk, Kathryn Elizabeth; Haverback, Heather Rogers; Pae, Hye K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between mothers' self-efficacy beliefs, their preschool children's home learning environments, and literacy skills. A sample of 112 mother-child dyads was recruited from Head Start centers in rural and urban communities. The measures included maternal self-efficacy and maternal perceptions of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Self Efficacy, Family Environment, Federal Programs
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Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Johnson, Evelyn S.; Thiede, Keith W.; Strother, Sam; Severson, Herb H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
There is a critical need to identify primary level students experiencing difficulties in mathematics to provide immediate and targeted instruction that remediates their deficits. However, most early math screening instruments focus only on the concept of number, resulting in inadequate and incomplete information for teachers to design intervention…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Screening Tests, Mathematics Tests, At Risk Students
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