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Nath, Samir Ranjan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
Evidence was generated from a cross-section of 5,375 students who were completing primary education in 2014, as well as from their parents and school heads, across 309 primary schools located throughout Bangladesh, a South Asian country belonging to the global lower-middle-income category. Though the official duration of preschool education in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, School Readiness, Elementary Education, Competence
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Harris, Nicole M.; Binfet, John-Tyler – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
This study explored children's perceptions of a canine-assisted social-emotional learning program developed within the framework of a canine therapy program at a mid-sized Canadian university. Data collection made use of interviews, field notes, and observations. Children (N = 8, 5-11 years) from an after-school program participated in a six-week…
Descriptors: Childrens Attitudes, After School Programs, Animals, Social Emotional Learning
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Rademacher, Annika – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
The important role of early self-regulation skills has been repeatedly demonstrated in research. However, there is a lack of studies that have simultaneously examined the influence of hot and cool self-regulation skills on school performance and behavior problems in a longitudinal design from preschool to elementary school and controlling…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Self Control, Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems
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Wee, Su-Jeong; Kim, So Jung; Chung, Kayoun; Kim, Minhee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
This study examines how reading bullying-themed children's picture books and role-playing based on these books help young children develop perspective-taking abilities and empathy as well as understanding of bullying. Twenty-one 5-year-old children enrolled in a Flower Garden childcare center located in a metropolitan city in South Korea…
Descriptors: Perspective Taking, Empathy, Bullying, Picture Books
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Coleman, Heather; Hestenes, Linda; Ozdemir, Merve Kubra – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
It is beneficial to keep the information concerning quality of care offered to infants and toddlers current to maximize children's outcomes. This study analyzed the data collected from 2016 to 2018 in order to examine the current status of quality of care for infants/toddlers in licensed child-care centers in North Carolina and compared findings…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Inclusion, Infants, Toddlers
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie; Tatsuoka, Curtis; Banse, Holland; Tatsuoka, Kikumi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
We report on an innovative computer-adaptive assessment, the Comprehensive Research-based Early Math Ability Test (CREMAT), using the case of 1st- and 2nd-graders' understanding of geometric measurement. CREMAT was developed with multiple aims in mind, including: (1) be administered with a reasonable number of items, (2) identify the level(s) of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing
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Requa, Mary Kathryn; Chen, Yi-Jui Iva; Irey, Robin; Cunningham, Anne E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
This study examines the influence of a parent workshop intervention on vocabulary acquisition of at-risk preschool children during parent-child shared storybook reading. Sixty-nine parents were randomly assigned to either treatment or control group. In the treatment condition, parents were taught to implement elaborated vocabulary instruction…
Descriptors: Parent Workshops, Intervention, Vocabulary Development, Parent Child Relationship
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Kanonire, Tatjana; Lubenko, Jelena; Kuzmina, Yulia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
Reading motivation is an important factor that can predict reading performance in elementary school. The present study aimed to investigate whether reading motivation could mediate the relationship between reading skills at the beginning of school and reading performance in the middle of elementary school. Longitudinal data from 979 students (52%…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Student Motivation, Reading Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Tandika, Pambas Basil – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe how pre-primary teachers use instructional materials to equip children with skills requisite for surviving and competing in the 21st century, particularly in the developing world's context. The phenomenography study design used purposive sampling to select 24 pre-primary teachers in six…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Skill Development, 21st Century Skills, Preschool Children
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Nadiv, Yael; Ricon, Tsameret – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
Shyness is a form of social isolation and withdrawal stemming from concerns about social judgment, particularly during new situations or tests. Shy students are afraid of interacting with others, leading to problems and frustration at school. Teachers play an important role in identifying and helping these students. The research objective was to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, School Counselors, Teacher Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes
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Howe, Nina; Tavassoli, Nasim; Leach, Jamie; Farhat, Fadwa; Dehart, Ganie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2022
This study investigated how specific characteristics of multipiece, miniature, realistic play props (thematically open-ended village set versus thematically closed-ended train set) designed to enhance children's pretense influenced their scenario creativity, object transformations, and the frequency and use of specific internal-state language. The…
Descriptors: Play, Toys, Creativity, Young Children
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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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