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Hockett, Eloise – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine one rural Kenyan community's attempts to improve the educational attainment for primary school girls in the region. Data were gathered through field notes; school artifacts; and interviews with teachers, community members, and grade eight girls. The asset-building theory of change (social,…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Females, Adolescents, Rural Schools
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Horbury, Simon R.; Edmonds, Caroline J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
The increasing adoption of educational technology in school classrooms has resulted in greater use of electronic devices to take lesson notes. Recent research comparing performance of adult students who recorded lecture notes using computer keyboards with that of students who handwrote their notes shows somewhat conflicting findings about their…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Recall (Psychology), Concept Formation, Laptop Computers
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McClure, Donald R. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
In recent decades, Ireland has experienced an increase in diversity due to immigration. The purpose of this study is to explore how three Irish-born primary-grade children of Nigerian immigrants in Ireland, one girl and two boys in the 5th and 6th grades, describe experiences of racism and perceive being Irish in a predominantly White, but…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Catholic Schools, Grade 5
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Barnes-Najor, Jessica V.; Thompson, Nicole L.; Cameron, Ann F.; Smith, Teresa M.; Calac Verdugo, Mavany; Brown, Patricia Lee; Sarche, Michelle C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
In this study, we examined American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Head Start directors' perceptions of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and critically examined those perceptions to provide insight into the cultural appropriateness of the CLASS in the AI/AN Head Start context. Based on qualitative data from 76 AI/AN Head Start…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, American Indian Students, Alaska Natives, Early Childhood Education
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Hancock, Christine L.; Cheatham, Gregory A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Family-early educator partnerships are foundational to early childhood and early childhood special education, and collaborative decision-making regarding child and family need is recognized as a critical component of these partnerships. This study investigated how two Part C early intervention home visitors and four parents communicated during…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Early Intervention, Home Visits, Parent Participation
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Mackintosh, Bonnie B.; Rowe, Meredith – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Low-income children often enter kindergarten behind higher-income peers in math; gaps also exist in social-emotional aspects of school readiness, fueling interest in cross-domain relations and whether -- and which -- social skills matter for promoting early math skills. With a sample (N = 76) of mostly low-income, minority preschool children, we…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Preschool Children, School Readiness, Mathematics Skills
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Wofford, Mary Claire; Wood, Carla – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Spanish-English-speaking dual language learners (SE-DLLs) from low-income backgrounds are at risk for experiencing academic difficulty compared to peers of ethnic-majority, middle- and high-income backgrounds. Caregiver language input is a consistent predictor of later developmental and academic outcomes. The current study targeted caregivers (n…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, At Risk Students, Minority Group Students, English Language Learners
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McGowan, Kevin; Christenson, Lea Ann; Muccio, Leah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Three early childhood teacher educators from different institutions engaged in a collaborative self-study to explore the role of empathy in preservice teacher professional development. The two-fold purpose of the study was to: (1) develop and refine their practices to build teacher candidates' empathy in their interactions with children, families,…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
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Brown, Christopher P.; Barry, David P.; Ku, Da Hei – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
The focus on improving children's readiness for kindergarten has intensified globally. While most studies examine this issue prior to children entering kindergarten, little is known about how education stakeholders make sense of readiness once children enter kindergarten. This article addresses this gap by examining how a range of stakeholders…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Elementary School Students, Stakeholders
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Samuelsson, Robin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
This article examines how the environment and routines within preschools can support second language use and development. It suggests that certain imitable aspects common to Swedish preschools make the environment suitable for L2 use and development. Data build on a qualitative synthesis of two studies from which typical routine activities where…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Language Usage, Swedish
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Vandeyar, Saloshna – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Using the theoretical framework of pedagogy of compassion and single embedded case study methodology, this article explores how a teacher negotiates the contours of migration and social transformation to promote education for global citizenship. The research site was a former white school in South Africa. The research sample was a female Indian…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Altruism, Social Change, Citizenship Education
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Johnston, Kelly C.; Omogun, Lakeya; Lee, Crystal Chen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
In this article, we examine one teacher's enactment of critical literacy pedagogy in a 7th-grade English language arts classroom in a New York City public school. By conceptualizing critical global literacies in relation to preservice and in-service teaching practices that reflect neoliberal interests, we attend to pedagogy inclusive of…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, English Instruction, Language Arts, Grade 7
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Slapac, Alina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
An exploratory case study of four 5th- to 12th-grade English language teachers in a Romanian public, competitive, bilingual high school focused on how these English language teachers taught about American culture to enhance student growth in the areas of global competency. Specifically, the study explored: 1) How are English language teachers…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Competency Based Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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López, Minda Morren; Lara Morales, Pamela Roxana – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
In this qualitative study of a short-term study abroad program from Chile to the United States, teacher candidates in English pedagogy reported developing globally competent teacher attributes. Through the experiences in the program, the Chilean teacher candidates reported that their international perspectives were enhanced, their repertoire of…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Developed Nations, Program Length, Program Effectiveness
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Ramos, Kathleen; Wolf, Elisa J.; Hauber-Özer, Melissa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
Today's PK-12 teachers and students navigate an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. This growing interconnectedness and need to navigate life and work in our globalized world have prompted calls for teacher educators around the world to design changes in coursework that inspire teachers to create learning experiences to foster…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Responsibility, Learning Activities, Teacher Education Programs
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