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Harwood, Debra; Copfer, Sarah – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
What is childhood like today? Is it a world fraught with endless joy, fun, and games, or are children experiencing a much different reality? A child's social interactions can be a source of great enjoyment and are essential to early development. Conversely, young children routinely experience tension, ambiguity, and conflict as they navigate the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Qualitative Research, Young Children
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Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
This issue highlights seven distinct studies. The first study examines the perceptions of early childhood educators and elementary educators concerning their beliefs about young children and how those beliefs translate to practice. The second explores joint book reading among parents and very young children. The third investigates the importance…
Descriptors: Literary Devices, Kindergarten, Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Okpala, Comfort O. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2007
The perceptions of 37 kindergarten teachers on kindergarten student retention as an intervention were examined. The major goals of the study were to: 1) identify kindergarten teachers' perceptions of retention, 2) examine differences in reported perceptions of kindergarten student retention as an intervention by certified versus noncertified…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Intervention, Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers
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Vespo, Jo Ellen; Capece, DeeAnn; Behforooz, Bita – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2006
Researchers and educators argue that social and emotional development affect academic success, and therefore should be targets for intervention. It is strongly suggested that such intervention begin during kindergarten. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Nurturing Curriculum, which is designed to improve emotional…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Kindergarten, Intervention, Prosocial Behavior