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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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Jacoby, Jennifer Wallace; Edlefsen, Karen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
In this quantitative study, we report the book preferences of a diverse group of preschool children (N = 61) from two distinct early childhood settings: an urban Head Start and a private preschool. Children participated in a book selection task and were also asked a series of questions about how and why they chose the book. Parent questionnaires…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Reading Material Selection, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education
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Polyzoi, Eleoussa; Acar, Elif; Babb, Jeff; Skwarchuk, Sheri-Lynn; Brownell, Marni; Kinnear, Robert; Cliteur, Kristina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Research examining the effects of subsidized childcare prior to school entry for child development is inconsistent. This population-based study examines the relationship between two poverty levels (extreme poor and working poor) and children's developmental outcomes, as measured by the Early Development Instrument. It also determines the extent to…
Descriptors: Poverty, Child Care, School Readiness, Early Childhood Education
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Allee-Herndon, Karyn A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Children living in poverty frequently enter kindergarten lacking critical cognitive, academic, and social-emotional skills, and this gap predictably widens through 12th grade. Several researchers have developed intervention programs intended to close the academic gap by building foundational curricular skills. These interventions may not be the…
Descriptors: Poverty, At Risk Students, Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education
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Englehardt, Joanna; Brown, Christopher P. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Policymakers' neoliberal education reforms, which define education through economic rather than democratic principles, continue to promote the integration of mobile devices into early childhood classrooms to provide students with new learning opportunities while preparing them for the job market. Although many schools have begun integrating such…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Resor, Jessica; Hegde, Archana V.; Stage, Virginia C.; Yeh, Chia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study aimed to understand early childhood pre-service teachers' thoughts and experiences with nutrition education in their undergraduate program and how these experiences play into their perceptions and future use of nutrition education within their own classrooms. Using phenomenology, 11 in-depth telephonic interviews were conducted with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education, Student Attitudes
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Cloughessy, Kathy; Waniganayake, Manjula; Blatterer, Harry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
There have been few attempts to capture the experiences of lesbian-parented families in Australian early childhood settings. This study explored the experiences of such families since the implementation of the first national Early Years Learning Framework in 2009 by way of an online survey and follow-up interviews that were analyzed taking a queer…
Descriptors: Females, Homosexuality, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes
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Ferrar, Saskia J.; Stack, Dale M.; Dickson, Daniel J.; Serbin, Lisa A.; Ledingham, Jane; Schwartzman, Alex E. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The present study examined mothers' responses to their at-risk preschool-age children's (N = 156) successful and unsuccessful attempts during a puzzle task. Associations between mothers' responses and the children's ecological context, as well as children's cognitive and academic abilities at two subsequent time points (ages 6-11, and 9-13 years),…
Descriptors: Mothers, Socialization, Preschool Children, Success
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Zhang, Chenyi; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study used data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study -- Birth Cohort (ECLS-B) and examined the relations between children's Head Start exposure and their early academic skills (i.e., language, literacy, and math skills) in the United States. Two groups of children who shared similar socio-economic status and disability status but received…
Descriptors: Children, Longitudinal Studies, Surveys, Federal Programs
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Bowers, Jason P.; Cassellberry, Joseph J.; Isbell, Daniel; Kyakuwa, Julius; Li, Yining; Mercado, Emily M.; Wallace, Elizabeth M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this study is to describe the use of recorded music in child care centers during naptime. Using a cross-sectional survey design, administrators and teachers from 62 child care centers in Louisiana responded to an online questionnaire designed to gather information about children's sleep habits and teacher perceptions of music…
Descriptors: Music, Sleep, Child Care, Child Care Centers
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Farley, Kristin S.; Brock, Matthew E.; Winterbottom, Christian – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Early childhood education represents a pivotal opportunity to improve the developmental trajectories of young children, and evidence-based practices (EBPs) are scientifically proven to improve these outcomes. Furthermore, federal law mandates that early childhood practitioners implement EBPs. However, because EBP has not been clearly defined in…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Preschool Teachers, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Recchia, Susan L.; McDevitt, Seung Eun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Although child-rearing beliefs and practices vary widely across cultures, a dominant discourse on how to teach and care for young children undergirds most early childhood teacher education programs. In this qualitative multicase study, the authors explored the ways that immigrant preservice teachers negotiated their emerging teacher identities…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles
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