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Shoval, Ella; Sharir, Tal – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
The action research presented here is our story -- a teacher who initiated change in a kindergarten in a small village in the center of Israel, and an academic advisor who observed and guided the teacher for six years. The article is based on formal documents, records of processes that took place in the kindergarten, records of weekly discussions,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Foreign Countries, Faculty Advisers
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Decat, Eloah; Damjanovic, Victoria; Branson, Stephanie; Blank, Jolyn; Berson, Ilene – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2019
This practitioner research explores ways children engage in literacy learning through storytelling with the use of touch technology in a VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) classroom. With access to diverse touch technology devices but no experience using these technologies, a VPK teacher explored strategies to use the resources to enhance literacy…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling, Preschool Education
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Hayes, Shirley – Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, 2015
Working and researching in a Reggio-inspired preschool for one year allowed me to witness repeated rituals of schooling, especially the walk-around-the-candle birthday ceremony. In this paper, I focus on the importance of ritual to human endeavors and share the educational, transformational, and caring quality that these rituals hold for children…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Teaching Methods, Caring