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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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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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Soltero-González, Lucinda; Butvilofsky, Sandra – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Using a psycholinguistic and a holistic bilingual perspective, this study examined the writing conceptualization progressions in Spanish and English of 16 simultaneous bilinguals from preschool through kindergarten. The children were enrolled in a bilingual early childhood program where literacy instruction was primarily in Spanish. We adapted a…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism, Spanish
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Banerjee, Rashida; Horn, Eva; Palmer, Susan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Young children are often enrolled in either AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) sessions in early childhood programs. However, little research is available on this routine practice. We used multilevel analysis to investigate if there are differences in the literacy, math, and social outcomes for children who participate in AM or PM sessions beyond…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, School Schedules, At Risk Students
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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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Decker-Woodrow, Lauren – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between internal teacher profiles and pre-K teacher-child interaction quality in the pre-K classroom. Two questions were addressed: (1) What internal profiles exist for pre-kindergarten (pre-K) teachers? and (2) Do internal profiles relate to observed structural and process quality in the pre-K classroom?…
Descriptors: Profiles, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Poulou, M. S.; Bassett, H. H.; Denham, S. A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Teachers are important socializers and provide students with experiences to further promote their social-emotional competences or shift their pathways towards emotional and behavioral difficulties. These experiences may vary depending on teachers' perceptions of their own emotional intelligence (EI) and beliefs about social and emotional learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Intelligence, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences
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Sherfinski, Melissa; Slocum, Audra – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This case study using ethnographic methods addresses how teachers shape cultural processes related to girlhoods, and the roles of children's play in this dynamic. Poststructuralist theory of the carnival was used to analyze gendered, classed power dynamics within two rural Appalachian preschool classrooms influenced by a popular local festival.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Play, Gender Issues, Power Structure
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Löf, Camilla – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Central values promoted in a national curricula are often uncontested (Arnot, Hopman, & Molander, 2007; Colnerud, 2004; Popkewitz, 2009). Therefore, a critical understanding of these values is crucial, as is an understanding of how students are affected by interpretations of certain values as fundamental. The aim of this study is to cast light…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, Compulsory Education, Values
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Bond, Vanessa L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The purpose of this exploratory case study was to document one teacher's journey as he negotiated the role of music atelierista (music studio teacher) in a school inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach (REA). Through the collection of qualitative data over a one-year time period and subsequent analysis, the author identified and described the…
Descriptors: Music, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Music Education
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Alatalo, Tarja; Meier, Joanna; Frank, Elisabeth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Collaboration and continuity between school types are important factors that favor long-term learning and that need to be given attention in the transition between early childhood school institutions. This study highlights teachers' experiences of information sharing during the transition from Swedish preschool to preschool class (i.e., from the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Preschool Children, Child Care, Preschool Education
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Hooper, Alison; Hallam, Rena – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Toddlers' engagement with their social and physical environment is an important aspect of their experience in early care and education programs. The purpose of this research study was to examine how global quality relates to children's engagement in toddler child care classrooms. Additionally, this study explored how toddlers' group engagement…
Descriptors: Correlation, Toddlers, Physical Environment, Play
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Zimmerman Nilsson, Marie-Helene; Holmberg, Kristina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Traditionally, pedagogical research has been child centered, where materialities often have been considered as objects and tools. However, in recent posthuman research, attempts have been made to consider human materiality combinations to have impact on pedagogical activities in preschool, but to a large extent music as an issue has been…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Music Activities, Educational Quality, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Wang, Xinxin; Lam, Chun Bun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
An increasing number of parents in China are enrolling their preschool children in after-school programs provided by private, for-profit early learning centers. This study used a qualitative approach to explore how teachers in these centers understood and implemented play and play-based curricula. Data were collected by examining the curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Qualitative Research, Preschool Teachers
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Solis, S. Lynneth; Curtis, Kaley N.; Hayes-Messinger, Amani – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
Researchers propose that experiencing and manipulating physical principles through objects allows young children to formulate scientific intuitions that may serve as precursors to learning in STEM subjects. This may be especially true when children discover these physical principles through object affordances during play. The present study…
Descriptors: Play, STEM Education, Preschool Children, Naturalistic Observation
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