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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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Ellison, Mark; Drew, Christopher – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
There is a persistent "gender gap" in boys' literacy in the United Kingdom. This article reports on one technology-based intervention that may aid teachers in supporting boys to develop creativity within their writing. Boys from a Year 3 class used Minecraft -- a sandbox computer game -- to create virtual worlds that might help them to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Game Based Learning, Creativity, Males
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Zhang, Qilong; Yin, Jianqin; Chen, Hua; Zhang, Quan; Wu, Weiying – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This study examined variables influencing, and influenced by, emotional labor, as well as its frequency among early childhood teachers. Data were obtained through a multidimensional self-report questionnaire survey with 1,264 early childhood teachers from five provinces in mainland China. Multiple one-sample t-tests revealed that surface acting…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Influences, Incidence
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Luo, Jiutong; Liang, Luyao; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The divergent roles of social media in adolescents' academic performance have not been confirmed, as previous studies failed to address social media use in different contexts. This study thus aims to explore the relationship between outside and inside social media behavior and academic performance in Chinese adolescents. Altogether, 560 Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Social Media, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Self Control
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Hu, Bi Ying; Johnson, Gregory Kirk; Teo, Timothy; Wu, Zhongling – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Research on the screen time of young children and its relationship to their cognitive and social development is controversial. Based on a stratified, random sample of 579 five-year-old children in Guangdong, China, this study explores the relationship between the screen time of Chinese children and their cognitive and social development.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Development, Social Development, Foreign Countries
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Marinšek, Miha; Jurak, Gregor; Kovac, Marjeta – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Educators' self-efficacy influences their practice and thus determines the quality of teaching in early childhood education and care (ECEC). This study analyzed educators' self-efficacy to teach physical education (PE) and the differences between pre-service and in-service early childhood educators. Early childhood educators (N = 381) completed a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers
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Hooper, Alison – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Home-based child care is a widely used form of child care. However, little is known about the heterogeneous group of caregivers that make up the home-based provider workforce and how they view themselves and their work. This study used role theory as a framework for understanding how providers view and navigate their roles. Qualitative interviews…
Descriptors: Role Perception, Child Caregivers, Child Care, Family Environment
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