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Magen-Nagar, Noga; Firstater, Esther – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to identify the obstacles to information and communication technology (ICT) implementation in the kindergarten environment through exploring the beliefs of kindergarten teachers. Thirty Israeli kindergarten teachers participated in semistructured interviews. Their content analysis revealed three main obstacle-related…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers
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Kirk, Gill; Jay, Jenny – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This study examined how teachers support kindergarten children's social and emotional development in everyday contexts. It used an ethnographic qualitative mode of enquiry, employing participant observations and semi-structured and structured interviews to examine the ways teachers optimize opportunities for supporting kindergarten children's…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Pyle, Angela; Poliszczuk, Daniel; Danniels, Erica – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Kindergarten teachers face the challenge of balancing traditional developmental programming and contemporary academic standards. In classrooms following a play-based learning framework, academic content such as literacy is to be taught within children's play. However, educators have reported conceptual and practical challenges with integrating…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Literacy, Integrated Curriculum, Play
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Neitzel, Carin; Connor, Lisa – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This study addressed questions about the function of children's various participation and regulation strategies in different instructional contexts and at different points in time in school. The developmental trajectories of kindergartners' academic participation and regulation strategy selection and use across the school year in teacher-directed…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Student Centered Learning, Self Control, Child Development
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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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Chen, Jennifer J.; Li, Hui; Wang, Jing-ying – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
The Project Approach has been promoted in Hong Kong kindergartens since the 1990s. However, the dynamic processes and underlying mechanisms involved in the teachers' implementation of this pedagogical method there have not yet been fully investigated. This case study of one typical kindergarten in Hong Kong documented how and why eight teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Case Studies, Preschool Teachers
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Moses, Lindsey; Serafini, Frank; Loyd, Stacy – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
To fully consider the potential of informational texts to serve as mentor texts in the elementary classroom, the authors propose an inquiry about the intersections among the author's intentions, instructional contexts, a teacher's approaches, and students' responses to informational texts when contemplating the roles these texts might serve. In…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Authors
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Bingham, Gary E.; Culatta, Barbara; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
This study examined teachers' implementation of an early literacy intervention, Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy (SEEL), on kindergarten children's development of early literacy skills. One hundred forty-nine kindergarten children (102 treatment) across six classrooms participated in this study. Results reveal that children who received SEEL…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Wilkerson, Trena L.; Cooper, Susan; Gupta, Dittika; Montgomery, Mark; Mechell, Sara; Arterbury, Kristin; Moore, Sherrie; Baker, Betty Ruth; Sharp, Pat T. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study examines the effect varying models have on student understanding of fractions. The study addressed the question of what students know and understand about fractional concepts through the use of discrete and continuous models. A sample of 54 students in kindergarten and 3rd grade were given an interview pretest, participated in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Mathematics, Mathematical Models, Elementary School Mathematics
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Wu, Shu-Chen – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2015
This study investigated Hong Kong and German children's perceptions of play and learning and their relationships. Forty-eight children (24 German and 24 Chinese) playing and learning in the classroom were observed and videotaped for five consecutive days. They were interviewed 3 times about their kindergarten experiences by using free- and…
Descriptors: Play, Student Attitudes, Kindergarten, Asians
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DeLuca, Christopher; Hughes, Scott – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
Within the current standards-based framework of early primary education, teachers must negotiate the integration of assessment with traditional, developmental orientations to teaching and learning. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine teachers' approaches to early primary assessment within five different school contexts: public,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary School Teachers
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Polly, Drew; Margerison, Ashley; Piel, John A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
This study examined the influence of kindergarten teachers' orientations toward student-centered teaching and their influence on their students' understanding of addition. The study examined 120 students across 10 classrooms. Based on an interview and two classroom observations, 10 teachers were classified as either student centered or mainly…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Addition
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de Haan, Annika K. E.; Elbers, Ed; Leseman, Paul P. M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2014
The aim of this study was to assess whether children's development benefited from teacher-and child-managed academic activities in the preschool and kindergarten classroom. Extensive systematic observations during four half-days in preschool ("n"?=?8) and kindergarten ("n"?=?8) classrooms revealed that classrooms differed in…
Descriptors: Student Development, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Observation
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Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
The main purpose of this study was to explore what Jordanian parents of children attending "traditional" kindergartens recognize as high-quality education programs. The sample consisted of 509 families ("N"?=?509) of kindergarten-age children. Data were collected using a three-part questionnaire: curriculum domains, teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Kindergarten, Parent Attitudes
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This article describes a year-long study, involving three teachers and 13 children (nine boys and four girls), that examined the impact of instructional practices on student achievement in a voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) class. A variety of data were collected: standardized measures, observations, and interviews. The qualitative data revealed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Kindergarten, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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