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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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Strekalova-Hughes, Ekaterina; Wang, X. Christine – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Foregrounding the lived experiences and voices of children from refugee backgrounds, the authors adapted culturally sustaining pedagogy and refugee critical race theory frameworks to investigate how Nepali, Somali, and South Sudanese children from refugee backgrounds whose families resettled in western New York perceive family storytelling. The…
Descriptors: Refugees, Story Telling, Culturally Relevant Education, Critical Theory
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Kroeger, Janice; Mariyam, Mustary; McTeer, Janis S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Ethnographic methodology across place and time is used to describe the perspectives of one young refugee boy and his father within the son's school experience. The research illuminates the cultural histories of refugee experience through the Pa'Ndau. The social position of visual texts within Hmong quilts in the son's elementary school and…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Fathers, Sons, Refugees
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Kennedy, Laura M.; Oviatt, Rae L.; De Costa, Peter I. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the inherent value of refugee youth's diverse and powerful linguistic and cultural capital, this case study adds to the growing body of research regarding refugee youth's intersecting identities and multiliteracies by exploring (1) how youth who have settled in the American Midwest as refugees express their emerging notions of identity…
Descriptors: Refugees, Identification (Psychology), Cultural Capital, Multiple Literacies
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Kolano, Lan Quach; Davila, Liv T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This article presents case study data from a 2-year ethnography of Southeast Asian youth engagement within a grassroots community organization that serves immigrants in North Carolina before, during, and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Specifically, this study focuses on the ways in which five adolescent young women, who self-identified…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Refugees, Females, Asians
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Smadja, Marie-Lyne; Aram, Dorit; Ziv, Margalit – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The authors compared the discourse of 100 Israeli preschool teachers with a group of children during three book-sharing contexts: reading, reconstruction, and telling. During telling and reconstruction, the teachers used more utterances and questions and referred more to concept of book and to the illustrations. During reading, they referred more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Story Reading
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Caldas, Stephen J.; Reilly, Monique S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Using structural equation modeling, this study found that prior reading skill was significantly associated with children's reported physical activity levels, which was in turn significantly associated with English language arts (ELA) and math achievement, among 526 3rd-grade students. The New York City Metropolitan area students completed the…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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Lenhart, Lisa A.; Roskos, Kathleen A.; Brueck, Jeremy; Liang, Xin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Increasing young children's vocabulary remains one of the most challenging areas of early literacy instruction. Progress has been made in identifying techniques that, while often complex, work to implement routinely. This study examines the effects of an easy-to-implement technique, say-tell-do-play (STDP), that integrates proven "active…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Emergent Literacy
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Stewart, Sandra L.; Applequist, Karen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study examined the perceptions of family coaching and culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families participating in early intervention (EI) in a southwestern state in the United States. The transition of the EI program from a multiple service provider model utilizing direct services to a primary service provider model utilizing family…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Coaching (Performance), Parent Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Boles, Jessika C.; Winsor, Denise L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer each year and are unable to participate in normative developmental and cultural contexts such as school. Little is known about how children with cancer perceive attending school in alternative settings, such as the home and hospital, while receiving treatment. This study coded the drawings of 10…
Descriptors: Cancer, Children, Student Attitudes, Nontraditional Education
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