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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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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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