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Choi, Jane Younga; Lee, Jin Sook; Oh, Janet S. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
In this study, we examined the bilingual language development among Korean American first-graders in two southern California cities and explored the opportunities for language use available to them in various spaces: at school (one dual language immersion school and one traditional English-only public school), at home, and in the community. Data…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Baker, Claire E. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This study used a family-centered ecological lens to examine predictive relations among fathers' and mothers' language acculturation, parenting practices, and academic readiness in a large sample of Mexican American children in preschool (N = 880). In line with prior early childhood research, parent language acculturation was operationalized as…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Acculturation, Parenting Styles
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Doucet, Fabienne; Banerjee, Meeta; Parade, Stephanie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This qualitative study of 26 African American parents and caregivers of preschool children sought to address gaps in the current literature by exploring how the intersection of parents' racism experiences and social class may play a role in race-related socialization during the early years. Analysis of narrative interviews revealed that…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, African Americans, Parents, African American Students
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Nuttall, Joce; Thomas, Louise; Henderson, Linda – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This article critiques the usefulness of double stimulation, a key concept in Vygotskian analyses of human development, with leaders in early childhood services in Australia. A series of formative interventions was conducted to identify and address systemic tensions that were confounding leaders' attempts to realise a central object of activity in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Formative Evaluation
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Webb, Gwendalyn L.; Williams, Cori J. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
Australian Aboriginal children, in general, lag behind their mainstream peers in measures of literacy. This article discusses some of the complex and interconnected factors that impact Aboriginal children's early language and literacy development. Poor health and historically negative socio-political factors are known influences on Aboriginal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Student Relationship, Oral Language
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Church, Amelia; Mashford-Scott, Angie; Cohrssen, Caroline – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
Teacher intervention in children's disputes most commonly features cessation strategies, despite evidence showing the value of modelling problem-solving behaviours. Existing research has categorized strategies used by teachers in early childhood settings, but in this article we aim to illustrate how these practices are realized. Using the method…
Descriptors: Intervention, Conflict Resolution, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Cremin, Teresa; Flewitt, Rosie; Swann, Joan; Faulkner, Dorothy; Kucirkova, Natalia – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
In the light of sustained interest in the potential value of young children's narrative play, this article examines Vivian Gussin Paley's approach to storytelling and story-acting, in this case with 3- to 5-year-olds. It scrutinises how children's narratives are co-constructed during adult-child and peer interactions through spoken and embodied…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Drama, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children
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Ang, Lynn – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This article sets out to look critically at the use of systematic reviews in the cross-disciplinary field of early childhood and international development. Systematic reviews--a specialist methodology involving the secondary analysis of existing knowledge on a particular topic--is prevalently used to address complex questions in social and…
Descriptors: Child Development, Peace, Interdisciplinary Approach, Health
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Read, Kirsten; James, Sarah; Weaver, Andrew – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This study examined the relationship between four common types of language play and their correlations with the verbal and social abilities of 3- to 5-year-old children. While observation has shown that children this age produce a range of play, research has not yet examined whether play is a measurable skill connected to preschoolers' language…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Play, Preschool Education, Educational Games
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Brierley, Julie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
The findings from this study suggest that 2-year-old children regularly use mark making as a tool to further support their emergent thoughts and understanding of the world. The qualitative study of three 2-year-old children uses observations and informal interviews to construct narrative stories of their explorations and play both at nursery and…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Futures (of Society), Teaching Methods, Play
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Stage, Virginia C.; Wilkerson, Kristi; Hegde, Archana; Lisson, Sarah; Babatunde, Oyinlola Toyin; Goodell, L. Suzanne – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
Parents play a significant role in molding their children's nutrition knowledge and behavior. The purpose of the present study was to explore parental influence on preschooler's nutrition education from the perspectives of North Carolina-based Head Start coordinators and teachers. Investigators conducted 63 in-depth, structured interviews with…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children
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Nxumalo, Fikile – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This article examines children's encounters with dead and dying bumble bees in their everyday entangled lives. Within the context of an early childhood classroom located in suburban British Columbia, Canada, the article stories situated and emergent bee-child worldings to illustrate possibilities for learning with other species in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Environmental Education, Animals, Sustainability
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Peltoperä, Kaisu; Turja, Leena; Vehkakoski, Tanja; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Laakso, Marja-Leena – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This article explores accounts given by Finnish educators (n = 31) on the topic of flexibly scheduled early childhood education and care (i.e. childcare provided during non-standard as well as standard hours). Previous research has shown this to be a sensitive topic because of the contradiction between what is deemed in the interests of children…
Descriptors: Flexible Scheduling, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology
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Lee, RaeHyuck; Han, Wen-Jui; Waldfogel, Jane; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
We examined the associations between preschool attendance and academic school readiness at kindergarten entry among 5-year-old children of immigrant mothers in the United States using data from a US nationally representative sample (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, N = 1650). Comparing children who were in preschool (Head Start,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Attendance, School Readiness, Immigrants
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Lynch, Paul; Gladstone, Melissa; McLinden, Michael; Douglas, Graeme; Jolley, Emma; Schmidt, Elena; Chimoyo, Josephine – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2018
This is a first mixed-methods study, which created, adapted and tested the feasibility of a training programme targeted at parents, community professionals, specialist teachers and volunteers to provide advice on developmental stimulation for children with visual impairment in their homes in rural and urban settings of Malawi. The study followed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Impairments, Feasibility Studies, Young Children
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