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Savard, Annie; Cyr, Stéphane – Global Education Review, 2018
Supporting the professional development of teachers to enhance mathematics learning is an important consideration of global education initiatives. However, designing and implementing professional development depends on the structures in place in different contexts. For instance, some structures involve different roles played by the different…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Pilot Projects, Competency Based Education
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Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; Perry, Lindsey; Platas, Linda M.; Sitbakhan, Yasmin – Global Education Review, 2018
Test scoring procedures should align with the intended uses and interpretations of test results. In this paper, we examine three test scoring procedures for an operational assessment of early numeracy, the Early Grade Mathematics Assessment (EGMA). The EGMA is an assessment that tests young children's foundational mathematics knowledge and has…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Scoring, Test Use, Mathematics Tests
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Sitabkhan, Yasmin; Platas, Linda M.; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R. – Global Education Review, 2018
This paper explores an innovative assessment framework for measuring children's formal and informal mathematical knowledge. Many existing standardized measures, such as the Early Grade Mathematics Assessment, measure children's performance in early primary grade skills that have been identified by researchers and policy makers as foundational and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Logic
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Counsell, Shelly Lynn; Wright, Brian L. – Global Education Review, 2018
A phenomenological case study by Counsell (2007) explored and investigated the phenomenon of what happened as Florida's A+ Plan intersected with the life histories of one beginning African American female third grade teacher and one veteran White female third grade teacher at demographically different school communities in one Florida school…
Descriptors: Accountability, School Districts, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Navarro-Cruz, Giselle Emilia; Luschei, Thomas F. – Global Education Review, 2018
In recent years, the United States has made substantial progress in the quality and availability of early childhood education (ECE), especially in the areas of special education and ECE programs for low-income families. Nonetheless, there is room for improvement in terms of access and quality. To improve access and quality in ECE, the United…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Best Practices, Literature Reviews, Educational Quality
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Rentzou, Konstanntina; Daglas, Georgios – Global Education Review, 2018
Greece is one of the many countries, which still utilize a split Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) system. In fact, this dichotomy characterizes not only preschool programs, but also higher education institutions which train pre-service ECEC educators. Recently, Greek government's Organization for ECEC organized an open debate for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education
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Gove, Amber; Dombrowski, Eileen; Pressley, Jennifer; King, Simon; Weatherholt, Tara – Global Education Review, 2018
The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 marked a new milestone for early childhood education, care, and development. For the first time in the framework of global goals, preschool education was described as integral to children's school readiness. Yet with few exceptions, much of the research on the impact of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, School Readiness
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Jukes, Matthew C. H.; Gabrieli, Prosper; Mgonda, Nkanileka Loti; Nsolezi, Florentina S.; Jeremiah, Grace; Tibenda, Jovina J.; Bub, Kristen L. – Global Education Review, 2018
Education programs in Africa increasingly aim to develop and measure social and emotional competencies. However, assessments are typically adapted from those developed in other continents and are not derived from local perspectives. In the current study, we conducted focus groups and individual interviews with teachers, parents and students in 4…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Social Responsibility, Foreign Countries
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Petrová, Zuzana; Zápotocná, Olga – Global Education Review, 2018
This paper describes the development of preschool literacy education in Slovakia, beginning with the communist era, when the country was isolated from broader international academic discourse and early literacy research, then the period after the fall of the totalitarian regime up to the present day. It describes how the traditional approach to…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Cognitive Development
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Becker, Derek R.; Grist, Cathy L.; Caudle, Lori A.; Watson, Myra K. – Global Education Review, 2018
High quality educational settings play a crucial role in preparing a child to enter kindergarten, but little work has explored how outdoor play and complex physical activity outside school and childcare settings promote school readiness among preschoolers. To address this gap, the present study explored connections among school readiness with…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Play, Physical Activities, School Readiness
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Piper, Benjamin; Merseth, Katherine A.; Ngaruiya, Samuel – Global Education Review, 2018
Early childhood development and education (ECDE) is devolved in Kenya, which means that each of Kenya's 47 counties budgets for and implements ECDE independently. Kenya provides two years of preprimary education to children ages four and five. Given scarce resources, constructing facilities and hiring teachers are often principal considerations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Resource Allocation, Educational Finance
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Barrenechea, Ignacio – Global Education Review, 2018
The specialized literature in the field of education has not focused in what ways the multilingual classroom setting exacerbates teachers' tension concerning the need to comply with standards, on the one hand, and the aspiration to embrace diversity, on the other hand. That is to say, there is a need to understand how teachers adapt to confront…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Ethnic Groups, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Shallwani, Sadaf; Abubakar, Amina; Nyongesa, Moses K. – Global Education Review, 2018
This exploratory study examined the strengths and weaknesses in the quality of early childhood care and learning at selected community-based childcare centers (CBCCs) in Malawi, and aimed to understand underlying challenges and opportunities that may be addressed to improve quality and ultimately children's outcomes. Classroom environments and…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Literacy Education
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Tal, Clodie – Global Education Review, 2018
This paper seeks to improve our understanding of the challenges faced by teachers and student-teachers in the process of implementing small group work (SGW) in early childhood education (ECE). In light of the discrepancy between the clear benefits of SGW in education--its solid theoretical foundation--and its sparse and poor implementation, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Small Group Instruction, Early Childhood Education
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Heuser, Brian L.; Wang, Ke; Shahid, Salman – Global Education Review, 2017
We examine recent research across countries and cultures in regard to the issues related to the formation of gifted and talented education perspectives, policies, and practices. Many modern cultures and subcultures have developed formal and informal definitions of what it means to be gifted and talented, and when we compare the perceptions,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Gifted, Special Education, Educational Policy
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