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Hu, Bi Ying; Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Ma, Jingjing; Ye, Feiwei; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
In China, the "2001 Kindergarten Education Guidelines (Trial)", or "New Outline", delineates what constitutes high-quality, developmentally appropriate practices in all early childhood education curriculum domains, including mathematics. The "New Outline" is known for advocating a child-centered, play-based approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Hegde, Archana V.; Cassidy, Deborah J. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2009
A qualitative study examining teachers' beliefs regarding developmentally appropriate practices was conducted in the city of Mumbai, India. Twelve kindergarten teacher's were interviewed for this study, and a constant comparative method was used to analyze the interviews. Six themes were identified within this study. The themes highlighted…
Descriptors: Play, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Momani, Ibrahim Al- A.; Ihmeideh, Fathi M.; Momani, Mohammad – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
The present study aimed at investigating kindergarten teachers' views of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Data were collected by an open-ended questionnaire, interviews, and observations. Forty-four kindergarten teachers in the United Arab Emirates responded to the questionnaire; six teachers were later interviewed. Results revealed…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Arabs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Measures (Individuals)
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Burts, Diane C.; Schmidt, Hardee M.; Durham, R. Sean; Charlesworth, Rosalind; Hart, Craig H. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This initial study explored the social behaviors of kindergarten children in two classrooms (one developmentally appropriate, one developmentally inappropriate) where the teacher used either positive or negative guidance strategies. Six pairs of kindergartners--three dyads (boy-boy, girl-girl, boy-girl) from a classroom in which the teacher used…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Young Children, Social Behavior, Child Behavior
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Goldstein, Lisa S. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The purposes of kindergarten have been changing rapidly in the United States. Kindergarten teachers are facing many new demands; in addition to meeting children's needs across all developmental domains, they must also move their young students toward mastery of a variety of mandated academic skills. This article presents findings from a recent…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Parker, Audra; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
What teachers believe and the practices in which they engage are often not consistent, as they face accountability demands and a return to more structured approaches. Data were collected from 34 kindergarten teachers on their beliefs about instructional practice and the forces that shape the education. Findings indicated that regardless of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Stages
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Kim, Juhu; Kim, Sun-Young; Maslak, Mary Ann – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
The purpose of this study was to investigate how early childhood teachers in Korea understand developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and follow DAP's instructional guidelines. In order to obtain insights for developing "educare," an integrated system for the education and care of young children in Korea, a comparison of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2005
This issue highlights five distinct studies. The first study looks at achievement and its association to Montessori programs, magnet programs, and traditional schooling programs. The second provides evidence on the efficacy of the Even Start program in comparison to Title I programs. The third examines the effects of full-day and half-day…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Montessori Schools, Magnet Schools, Academic Achievement
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Burts, Diane, C.; And Others – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Explored the relationship between the developmental appropriateness of kindergarten classroom instruction and first-grade overall and individual subject area reading test averages. Found that first graders from more appropriate kindergarten classrooms had higher reading averages than children from less appropriate kindergarten classrooms. Gender…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Curriculum Based Assessment, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
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Patton, Mary Martin; Wortham, Sue Clark – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 1993
Examined the extent of extra-year programs for kindergarten students in Texas school districts; identified procedures and curricular interventions; and established the growth trend of these classes statewide. Found that 39% of the 285 school districts responding had transition classes, and the trend for the state at-large appeared to be one of…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Trends, Grade Repetition