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Chang, Isabelle – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which children's executive function predicted their reading comprehension performance. Participants were approximately 18,000 kindergartners in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011. The results suggest that individual differences in reading comprehension were…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Reading Comprehension, Kindergarten, Individual Differences
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Ho, Ka Lee Carrie – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
The following study reflects and explores the dynamics of aesthetic experiences within drama improvisations. This arts-based research was carried out in Hong Kong with six Cantonese children who were aged 3-5 years. Data were collected from the video transcripts of five workshops and the researcher's own research journal. Two significant milieus…
Descriptors: Drama, Creative Activities, Aesthetics, Young Children
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Kinkead-Clark, Zoyah; Burns, Sheron; Abdul-Majied, Sabeerah – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
The vast majority of the islands in the Anglophone Caribbean ratified the Convention of the Rights of the Child shortly after its adoption by the United Nations in 1989. In this piece, we examine how the articulation of the Convention of the Rights of the Child in the Caribbean has shaped early childhood care and education. We note that though…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, International Law, Foreign Countries
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Nilsen, Ann Christin E.; Steen-Johnsen, Tale – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
Early childhood care and development has increasingly become a part of the global development agenda. Fueled by a threefold rationale, rooted in development psychology, social economy, and human rights, the arguments for investing in early childhood care and development are virtually unassailable. However, this rationale is somehow at odds with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Evidence
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Manassakis, Evangeline Smaree – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
Recent research indicates that teachers have the predominant role in organising early childhood classrooms in Australia. Not much is known about the involvement of children in organising the kindergarten classroom in Queensland, Australia. There is even less research that considers how the play equipment, utensils, resources and the classroom…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Student Participation, Preschool Children
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Rix, Jonathan; Parry, John; Malibha-Pinchbeck, Memory – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
This article reports on a study of practitioners' use of In-the-Picture -- a reflective, observational approach -- when delivering early intervention programmes to young disabled children. To date, In-the-Picture has been used mainly by researchers to study interactions and learning between young children, practitioners and the children's parents…
Descriptors: Young Children, Home Programs, Home Visits, Disabilities
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King, Pete; Newstead, Shelly – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
In 1998, Sturrock and Else introduced the Play Cycle which has been integrated into both playwork theory and practice. An online survey with 157 responses found that playworkers' understanding Play Cycle varied to how they were first introduced to the theory. In addition, understandings of the six elements of the Play Cycle were significantly…
Descriptors: Play, Theories, Young Children, Preschool Education
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Widen, Sherri C.; Orozco, Marlene; Horng, Eileen Lai; Loeb, Susanna – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
Informal caregivers (family, friends, and neighbors) spend many hours each week with the children in their care and can have a significant impact on the children's social-emotional and academic development. Unfortunately, many informal caregivers lack the knowledge of how to do so. We conducted a qualitative 2-year study to investigate informal…
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Development, Family Role
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Cho, Hyonsuk; Wang, X. Christine – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
Informed by positioning theory as well as a nexus of multimembership, the year-long case study examined how a 7-year-old Korean American bilingual child, Meeso, constructed her ethnic identity across different educational contexts. Data were collected through observations of Meeso's interactions with her monolingual and bilingual peers and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Bilingualism, Ethnicity, Korean Americans
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Karniol, Rachel – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
Preschool children from Israeli, Jewish-Orthodox families with an average of four children per family drew their families. Three aspects of gender differentiation in children's drawings were assessed in relation to children's gender and number of siblings: size of figures, colour use, and inclusion of gender-associated characteristics. Size of…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Freehand Drawing, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Archbell, Kristen A.; Coplan, Robert J.; Rose-Krasnor, Linda – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
The purpose of this study was to describe the daily activities of Canadian children outside of school. Participants were parents of N = 189 children (90 boys, 99 girls) in grades 1 to 3. The What Your Child Did Today parental telephone interview protocol was developed as a daily log of both the type and social context of children's activities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Elementary School Students, Play
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Akaba, Sanae; Peters, Lacey E.; Liang, Eva; Graves, Sherryl B. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
The focus of this study is preschool teachers' perspectives on their experiences during a Pre-K expansion in New York City. The expansion brought on neoliberal approaches to curriculum, child assessment, quality improvement, and instructional support in classrooms, and these changes in turn heightened expectations for accountability. This has…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Smith, Julia – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
As early childhood education programs in the United States increasingly serve a growing number of children from linguistically and culturally diverse families, understanding teacher practices to better serve these families continues to be an important focus for the profession. In programs that serve migrant farmworker families, little is known…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Migrant Education, Agricultural Occupations
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Elwick, Alex; Burnard, Pam; Osgood, Jayne; Huhtinen-Hildén, Laura; Pitt, Jessica – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
This article considers the value and role of early years music and sound activities in museum spaces -- in relation to children themselves, as well as to their families and wider communities. The article reviews literature around early years music and sound activities; early childhood and the museum; and the use of music and sound in museum spaces…
Descriptors: Music, Acoustics, Music Education, Music Activities
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Leigh, Jennifer – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2020
Reflection is a vital part of learning, and yet in early childhood, research work on reflection is most commonly on that undertaken by teachers, and not children. This article draws from a participatory study showing how creative research methods and somatic movement enabled 22 children aged 4-11 to reflect on their experiences and document their…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Movement Education, Reflection, Children
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