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Navarro-Cruz, Giselle; Luschei, Thomas – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This study looked at the factors Latina mothers want to see in their children's preschool centers, in order to provide a more holistic approach for defining high-quality preschools. A qualitative study was conducted in which 40 Latina mothers from a western region of the United States were interviewed to understand their views about quality…
Descriptors: Preschools, Educational Quality, Hispanic Americans, Mothers
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Harris, Pauline; Brock, Cynthia H.; McInnes, Elspeth; Diamond, Alexandra; Neill, Bec; Carter, Jenni; Giannakis, Eleni – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This article reports a three-year, cross-cultural study on co-constructing culturally sustaining pedagogic (CSP) practices with children and their families and communities, to foster children's literacy in their home languages and English in Fiji's settings. As we argue in this article, dialogue is a vital part of CSP -- specifically, authentic…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Preschool Education, Cultural Maintenance, Native Language
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Gupta, Amita – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This article draws from a series of qualitative inquiries conducted with early childhood teachers in some Asian countries (primarily India) and interrogates the sustainability of applying Euro-Western pedagogical frameworks to inform the preparation of early childhood teachers who will teach in non-western contexts. The author suggests a more…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Postcolonialism, Sustainability, Culturally Relevant Education
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Nganga, Lydiah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This study explored the benefits of using critical multicultural education (Critical multicultural education examines all forms of marginalization in order to develop new possibilities and opportunities for all groups) in the current context of globalization. Preservice teachers (N = 17) experienced a variety of instructional activities, including…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Multicultural Education, Global Approach, Preservice Teachers
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Sisson, Jamie Huff; Whitington, Victoria; Shin, Anne-Marie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This article presents the findings from a case study focused on understanding how cultural models of education are brought together in dialogue to re-imagine education. The use of cultural models theory provided a useful framework for exploring how teachers, leaders, children, and families at Westside Primary School orchestrated multiple…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Indigenous Knowledge
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Rojas-Bustos, Kyara – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This article offers a critical examination of language ideological constructions, advocating for language practices that favor culturally and contextually appropriate practice. Although discourses on multicultural inclusive practice in England are not new, the position of minoritized languages in early years education is still absent and highly…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Language Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Pluralism
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Madrid Akpovo, Samara; Thapa, Sapna; Halladay, Macy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Preparing educators to understand teaching as a cultural activity is a crucial element of teacher education programs. International field experiences have shown to accomplish this goal when combined with cross-cultural mentoring and critical reflection. This qualitative eight-month study used ethnographic methods to examine significant experiences…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Wood, Peter – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Drawing on qualitative case study data gathered from a range of managerial, teaching, and non-teaching staff members across four British primary schools, this article focuses on the activities used to enhance the social, emotional, and behavioral skills of children within these establishments. The data revealed how staff hoped to improve the…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Social Development, Emotional Development, Learning Theories
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Huh, Youn Jung; Im, Haesung; Lim, Boo Young – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
By critiquing universal approaches to addressing children's play, this study aims to examine early childhood pre-service teachers' discourse on young children's play in a local context. With a multivocal ethnography, pre-service teachers in Myanmar, South Korea, and the United States participated in a project in which they created, exchanged, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teachers, Photography
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Ryu, Minjung; Tuvilla, Mavreen Rose S.; Wright, Casey Elizabeth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Youth from nondominant racial and linguistic backgrounds often have limited access to school science learning opportunities. Afterschool settings may provide learning environments in which they improve science knowledge and construct positive science identities. With this premise, our research team designs and provides a community-based…
Descriptors: Refugees, After School Programs, STEM Education, Cultural Capital
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Gilhooly, Daniel; Amos, Michelle; Kitson, Christina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This work uses the lens of new literacy studies to examine the narratives told through the tattoos of Karen youth refugees living in the United States. This insight into a single ethnic group, currently under-represented in the literature, seeks to broaden teacher perspectives on what "counts" as literacy. This work is based on a series…
Descriptors: Refugees, Youth, Human Body, Physical Characteristics
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Daniel, Shannon M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This article highlights recently resettled refugee teenagers' visions for their futures and their aims to improve the lives of their loved ones and transform society. Data collected in an afterschool writing workshop called Writing Our Identities for Successful Endeavors was analyzed using temporal facets of agency as a main lens to examine…
Descriptors: Refugees, Youth, Goal Orientation, Adolescent Attitudes
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Cho, Hyonsuk; Wang, X. Christine; Christ, Tanya – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
When young refugee English language learners (ELLs) start formal schooling in the United States, the social-emotional learning (SEL) appropriate for the U.S. school context may be especially unfamiliar to them. By interviewing six elementary school teachers, this exploratory study examined how teachers describe refugee ELLs' social-emotional…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Refugees, English Language Learners
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Symons, Carrie; Ponzio, Christina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
In 2017, 53,716 refugees entered the United States; the state of Michigan ranks sixth in refugee resettlement numbers. Each year, nearly 600 new refugees settle in Newtown, Michigan, which is now home to more than 20,000 newcomers who represent diverse language and ethnic groups. In this ethnographic case study, the authors investigated the ways…
Descriptors: Refugees, Youth, English Language Learners, Language Acquisition
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Arvanitis, Eugenia; Yelland, Nicola J.; Kiprianos, Pandelis – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The authors used interviews and video data to talk with Syrian children (age 11 - 15 years) living at a refugee center in Greece to hear their narratives of their lives. The authors were interested to discover how they arrived here and how they occupy this liminal space while their families seek a safe haven in Western Europe. The video…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Preadolescents, Adolescents
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