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Dashti, Fatimah A.; Habeeb, Kawthar M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
There is much debate over the potential impact of the iPad and similar technologies when applied to classroom activities. Some view such resources as distractions that impede collaboration and mutual focus among students, while others see them as resources whose natural appeal to children makes them useful in facilitating cooperative activities…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Freehand Drawing, Computer Oriented Programs, Kindergarten
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Yu, SeonYeong; Park, Hyejin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore what Early Childhood Education (ECE) preservice teachers thought about inclusion and what factors influenced their attitude development toward inclusion, based on written reflections collected from 90 undergraduate ECE preservice teachers. Overall, the majority of the preservice teachers believed that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Meaux, Ashley B.; LaBiche, Erin H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Teaching has been identified as the most stressful profession in the human service industry (Greenberg in Teacher stress and heal the effects on teachers, students, and schools, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2016). Elevated teacher stress not only affects the teacher's well-being…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Stress Variables, Educational Environment, Classroom Environment
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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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de Waal, Elna; Pienaar, Anita E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Motor proficiency and socioeconomic status are considered critical role players in setting children on an early trajectory of academic failure or success. To determine longitudinal influences of motor proficiency (MP) and socioeconomic status (SES) on academic achievement of primary school learners, a mediating model was constructed and tested…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Mata-McMahon, Jennifer; Haslip, Michael J.; Schein, Deborah L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Even though interest in children's spirituality has increased in the past decade, there still remains a lack of consensus among scholars as to how it is defined. Likewise, little is known about how educators understand children's spirituality. This study examines how 33 early childhood educators, working in secular educational settings, understand…
Descriptors: Child Development, Spiritual Development, Early Childhood Teachers, Young Children
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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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Choi, Naya; Cho, Hye-Jung – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study investigated the relationship between the temperament dimensions, home environment factors, and the two types of young children's learning motivation. The study aimed to investigate the relative contributions of predictors and identify the predictors of young children's intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivation in a classroom-based…
Descriptors: Personality, Family Environment, Predictor Variables, Young Children
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Pieng, Patrick; Okamoto, Yukari – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The present study investigated if preschool children's intention understanding could predict their use of other-oriented conflict resolution strategies. Participants were 30 preschool children (13 girls, M[subscsript age] = 4.46 years, SD = 0.73, range: 3.21-5.50 years). The children were observed for their conflict resolution strategies during…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Intention, Conflict Resolution, Predictor Variables
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Keown, Louise J.; Franke, Nike; Triggs, Christopher M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Executive functions (EFs) are foundational for the development of cognitive and social capacities critical for school readiness. The importance of promoting EF skills prior to school entry is increasing recognized but few preschool classroom-based interventions specifically target EF skills. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Intervention, Executive Function
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Bruyère, Justine; Pendergrass, Emily – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This paper aims to differentiate between writing and authoring. In order to teach young authors, we believe transforming our thinking and our language surrounding the act of writing is necessary. This paper works in opposition to top-down, scripted, and pre-set curriculum guides. Instead, this process centered, inquiry-based view of authoring…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Processes, Authors
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Yu, Hae Min – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
This study examines relationship dynamics between young immigrant children in an afterschool program, and the ways in which these children become involved in racial discrimination and exclusion whereby one group perceives itself as majority. In order to explore and understand these children's narratives and behaviors in an in-depth and…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Discrimination, Racial Bias, Immigrants
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Thomas, Nathalie; Colin, Cécile; Leybaert, Jacqueline – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Children with low socioeconomic status and language-minority backgrounds generally have weak precursory skills (language and emergent literacy) for learning written language. These skills can be stimulated through interactive reading sessions. Our innovative study for French-speaking Belgium aimed to evaluate the effects of an interactive reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Socioeconomic Status, Emergent Literacy, Language Minorities
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Weglarz-Ward, Jenna M.; Santos, Rosa Milagros; Hayslip, Loretta A. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
As it is common for infants and toddlers with disabilities to receive their early intervention (EI) services in child care programs, this mixed method study examined the experiences of child care and EI providers (e.g., occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists) in collaborating to support infants and toddlers with…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Care, Professional Personnel
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Dorfman, Aviva B.; Kenney, Christine K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
The city of Flint, Michigan switched its water source in April, 2014, and, to reduce costs, anti-corrosion agents were omitted from water treatment. Consequently, lead leached into pipes, contaminating the water supply and exposing Flint's children to lead well beyond safety standards. The event became known as the Water Crisis, and now dominates…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Projects, Urban Areas, Water Quality
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