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Brian Stone – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2024
Early experiences in STEM education can contribute to positive cognitive development in young children. When students have the opportunities to play, inquire, follow their interests/curiosities, develop STEM identities, be creative, and operate within concrete/contextualized STEM explorations, they will experience expansive cognitive growth.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, STEM Education, Child Development, Cognitive Development
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Susan Elswick; Peter A. Kindle; David H. Johnson; Brooke Blaalid; Laura Brierton Granruth; Elena Delavega; Michael Burford; Jeffrey Thompson – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2024
Cognitive dissonance is an important element in adult learning in that it challenges previously held ideas in favor of new knowledge. In-class simulations and game-based learning are used as innovative and effective pedagogical tools in challenging adult learners and enhancing the students' ability to think critically about larger societal needs.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Justice, Simulation
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Amy Lang – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2024
Concerned with the ongoing youth mental crisis in the United States, researchers intentionally planned for positive youth development (PYD) practices in nature. Educators, appreciating the critical importance of youth developing relationships and a sense of belonging, may regard this model as a powerful tool to enhance existing programs. Both…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Youth Programs, Adults, Caregivers
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Brian Stone; Rachael Pearson – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2024
Elasticity, the capacity for students to explore or investigate their own questions of interest during or after teacher-directed events in the classroom, is highly beneficial for students in terms of their retention and deeper understanding of the content. An elastic environment is child-centered and inquiry-based. An inelastic environment…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Interests, Classroom Environment, Barriers
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Sharifian, Maryham Sadat; Bollinger, Chelsey; Kang, Shin Ji; Perlish, Jordan; Masters, Madison – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2023
The educational landscape requires an increased variety of teachers entering the field. The Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Individualized Studies program is a new online program within a teacher preparation institution located in a comprehensive university on the east coast of the United States. It is designed for students who have earned…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Online Courses, Equal Education, Inclusion
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Kim, Hyunjin; Brand, Susan Trostle – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2023
This paper examines the significance of parental involvement in early childhood education, with a specific focus on the cultural practices and values of Korean American parents and children in schools in the United States (US). It discusses the critical issue of the learning gap among different ethnic and racial groups and how, through the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Parents, Korean Americans, Parent Participation
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Frahm, Anna; Szente, Judit; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2023
During the advancement of COVID-19, many safety protocols, including facial masks, were incorporated into public settings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2021), due to safety regulations, recommended wearing face masks when in close contact with other people in public environments, such as in a classroom, where social…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Students, Students with Disabilities
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Hartenstein, Jamiee; Brumbaugh, Klaire; Holguin, Julianna; Likcani, Adriatik – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2023
One hundred popular children's books for ages 0-6 were selected from a local metropolitan library system with data from 10 library branches. These frequently checked out books were then analyzed for how disabilities were represented in the books. This study found that only a few books checked out of the library represent children with differing…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Areas, Disabilities
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Joan Boulware; Eula Monroe – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2023
Learning and innovation skills such as creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and collaboration can be fostered through learning about STEAM role models. Using selected picture book biographies, teachers can help their elementary students visualize the experiences of these individuals as they developed and refined ideas…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Biographies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Instructional Materials
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Seyat Polat – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2023
Refugee children face many difficulties on their migration routes. These challenges continue even after arriving in the destination country. It is important for the world's growing child migrant population to successfully adapt to the host country. Otherwise, there is a risk for future generations facing psychological, social, and academic…
Descriptors: Refugees, Mathematics Instruction, Achievement Gains, Resilience (Psychology)
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Williams, Tyreeka; Dowden, Angel – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2022
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 44% of elementary-aged students reported experiencing adverse childhood experiences, while 13% reported experiencing three or more (Blodgett & Lanigan, 2018). During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents faced many hardships such as economic and health disparities. This resulted in an influx of reported and presumably…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Trauma, Early Experience, Child Neglect
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Kitami, Yoko; Yamuchi, Lois A. – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2022
The Japanese educational system is highly competitive and applies high stakes standardized admission testing. As this approach has led to student stress and a narrow instructional focus, the Japanese Government revised educational goals toward more holistic development of well-rounded citizens who are healthy, independent, creative, and work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Emotional Learning, Well Being, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Alsultan, Riham – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2022
Phonological awareness (PA) is a word that has recently gained currency in the field of early literacy instruction. There is a large corpus of research on how to teach PA to young language learners. In spite of these relevant data, there is a dearth of literacy information on PA in Arabic, especially targeting Saudi students. The focus of this…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Arabic, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods
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Park, Sungok Reina; Kang, Jeongae – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic quickly forced us to adapt to a new normal. As schools switched to distance learning, parents experienced increased childcare responsibilities and were thrust into new roles as teachers at home. This unexpected shift to new roles brought extraordinary disruption that becomes more challenging for families living apart,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Participation, Spouses
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Kavrayici, Ceyhun – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2022
"Possible selves" theory describes how a person thinks about his or her own future potential. Based on past and present self-images, understanding one's "possible self" can be an incentive for one's future behavior. Social structures, cultures, identities and genders may affect the development of "possible selves."…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Self Concept
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