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Erbil, Deniz Gökçe; Kocabas, Ayfer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
In this study, the effects of applying the cooperative learning method on the students' attitude toward democracy in an elementary 3rd-grade life studies course was examined. Over the course of 8 weeks, the cooperative learning method was applied with an experimental group, and traditional methods of teaching life studies in 2009, which was still…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Mothers play a key role in scaffolding children's writing using traditional tools, such as paper and pencil. However, little is known about how mothers scaffold young children's writing using touch-screen tablets (e.g., iPads) and the associations between maternal scaffolding and emergent literacy. Mother-child dyads (N = 47; M child…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mothers, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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Farley, Kristin S.; Brock, Matthew E.; Winterbottom, Christian – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Early childhood education represents a pivotal opportunity to improve the developmental trajectories of young children, and evidence-based practices (EBPs) are scientifically proven to improve these outcomes. Furthermore, federal law mandates that early childhood practitioners implement EBPs. However, because EBP has not been clearly defined in…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Preschool Teachers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Recchia, Susan L.; McDevitt, Seung Eun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Although child-rearing beliefs and practices vary widely across cultures, a dominant discourse on how to teach and care for young children undergirds most early childhood teacher education programs. In this qualitative multicase study, the authors explored the ways that immigrant preservice teachers negotiated their emerging teacher identities…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles
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Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui; Wang, Dan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines the effects of family involvement on the literacy gap between rural and urban Chinese primary students via mediation analysis. Altogether, 1080 students in Grades 1, 3, and 5 were randomly sampled from three urban and three rural primary schools from Shandong and Guizhou Provinces, representing eastern and western China,…
Descriptors: Literacy, Rural Urban Differences, Family Literacy, Parent Background
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Banerjee, Neena – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The United States is facing culture gaps between students and teachers in schools. Although the U.S. school-age population is racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse, the teachers are predominantly White. This article investigates whether assignment to same-race teachers affects students' math and reading achievement growth in early…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Diversity (Faculty), Racial Factors
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Decker-Woodrow, Lauren – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between internal teacher profiles and pre-K teacher-child interaction quality in the pre-K classroom. Two questions were addressed: (1) What internal profiles exist for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) teachers? and (2) Do internal profiles relate to observed structural and process quality in the pre-K classroom?…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Hustedt, Jason T.; Buell, Martha J.; Hallam, Rena A.; Pinder, Wendy M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten has become increasingly academically oriented, and U.S. kindergarten teachers are increasingly called upon to implement policies that require assessment and promote accountability. However, little recent research has focused on kindergarten teachers' beliefs about kindergarten readiness. The authors examined teachers' beliefs related…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Beliefs, School Readiness
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Löf, Camilla – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Central values promoted in a national curricula are often uncontested (Arnot, Hopman, & Molander, 2007; Colnerud, 2004; Popkewitz, 2009). Therefore, a critical understanding of these values is crucial, as is an understanding of how students are affected by interpretations of certain values as fundamental. The aim of this study is to cast light…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Compulsory Education, Values
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Young, Chase; Durham, Patricia; Rosenbaum-Martinez, Crystal – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Fifty 2nd- and 3rd-grade students identified as experiencing difficulty reading were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. In the experimental group, students received a reading intervention called Read Two Impress for a total of 360 min. Students in the control continued to receive regular instruction from their teacher. A 2 × 3…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Intervention, Independent Reading, Grade 2
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Park, Mi-Hwa; Dimitrov, Dimiter M.; Park, Do-Yong – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examines concerns of early childhood teachers about inclusive education (IE) in infant through 3rd-grade classrooms in the United States and the associated role of teachers' background variables. The data consisted of the responses of 679 early childhood teachers on a survey about their concerns. The data analysis supported the presence…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion, Teacher Effectiveness
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Wiseman, Angela M.; Jones, Jill S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This article examines how bullying is portrayed within children's picturebooks published in the last 20 years. Two overarching questions guide this research: (a) How is bullying defined and portrayed in children's picturebooks published from 1997-2017? (b) What are specific features/qualities in picturebooks about bullying published from…
Descriptors: Bullying, Picture Books, Content Analysis, Victims
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Pyle, Angela; Poliszczuk, Daniel; Danniels, Erica – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten teachers face the challenge of balancing traditional developmental programming and contemporary academic standards. In classrooms following a play-based learning framework, academic content such as literacy is to be taught within children's play. However, educators have reported conceptual and practical challenges with integrating…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Literacy, Integrated Curriculum, Play
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Bond, Vanessa L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to document one teacher's journey as he negotiated the role of music atelierista (music studio teacher) in a school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach (REA). Through the collection of qualitative data over a one-year time period and subsequent analysis, the author identified and described the…
Descriptors: Music, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Music Education
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Madrid Akpovo, Samara; Nganga, Lydiah; Acharya, Diptee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
International field experiences in Kenya and Nepal supplied data for two collaborative ethnographic research projects that analyze, using the concept of contextually appropriate practice (CAP), how minority-world early childhood preservice teachers define "quality" practices. The term "minority-world" is used for educators who…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Developing Nations, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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