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Gupta, Amita – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This article draws from a series of qualitative inquiries conducted with early childhood teachers in some Asian countries (primarily India) and interrogates the sustainability of applying Euro-Western pedagogical frameworks to inform the preparation of early childhood teachers who will teach in non-western contexts. The author suggests a more…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Postcolonialism, Sustainability, Culturally Relevant Education
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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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Marinšek, Miha; Jurak, Gregor; Kovac, Marjeta – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Educators' self-efficacy influences their practice and thus determines the quality of teaching in early childhood education and care (ECEC). This study analyzed educators' self-efficacy to teach physical education (PE) and the differences between pre-service and in-service early childhood educators. Early childhood educators (N = 381) completed a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Beliefs, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers
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Hooper, Alison – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Home-based child care is a widely used form of child care. However, little is known about the heterogeneous group of caregivers that make up the home-based provider workforce and how they view themselves and their work. This study used role theory as a framework for understanding how providers view and navigate their roles. Qualitative interviews…
Descriptors: Role Perception, Child Caregivers, Child Care, Family Environment
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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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Linder, Sandra M.; Emerson, Andrea – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This research study begins to explore how a take-home bag intervention (Project MathPack) focused on early childhood mathematics can potentially increase family mathematics play interactions. The primary aim of Project MathPack was to build more effective mathematics environments in home settings and to provide embedded professional development…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Intervention, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities
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Nevo, Einat; Vaknin-Nusbaum, Vered; Gambrell, Linda – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
The current research examined age differences and developmental aspects associated with children's early motivation to read at the beginning and the end of the school year for 119 Hebrew speakers in kindergarten and 1st grade. Analyses showed that overall motivation to read was higher among 1st-graders than among kindergartners. In addition,…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Kindergarten, Young Children, Grade 1
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Harrison, Linda J.; Wong, Sandie; Press, Frances; Gibson, Megan; Ryan, Sharon – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Studies of early childhood educators' perceptions of work intensity and complexity have shown that ensuring a good balance between workload and the time needed to complete the work is critical for work quality, work satisfaction, and staff retention. This article explores the possibilities of time-use data for making visible the diversity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Diaries, Time Management
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Tao, Si Si; Lau, Eva Yi Hung; Yiu, Hau Ming – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigates mothers' expectations of and experiences with parental involvement during the transition to primary school. The participants were 20 mothers of children attending 10 kindergartens in Hong Kong. Individual interviews were conducted 3 months before and 3 months after their children entered their primary schools. As they had…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Student Adjustment, Expectation, Mothers
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Jiang, Yong; Li, Peiwei; Wang, Jingying; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This study investigated the relationships between perceived teacher empowerment, job satisfaction, and organizational climate among 206 randomly sampled kindergarten teachers in Shanghai, China. Chinese versions of the School Participant Empowerment Scale, the Teacher Work Satisfaction Survey, and the Organizational Climate Scale were validated…
Descriptors: Correlation, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Empowerment
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Yorde, Susan; McCollum, Jeanette A. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
Math is increasingly recognized as a critical part of what young children are exposed to and learn in early childhood programs. Geometry is one of three focal areas emphasized for early childhood, and opportunities for geometry learning are present in many manipulatives present in early childhood classrooms. Yet geometry remains an understudied…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Problem Solving, Puzzles
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Filipovic, Katarina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
The purpose of this small-scale case study was to identify and analyze key patterns in terms of gender representation in children's books in one early childhood setting. Furthermore, this case study sought to understand the perspectives of early childhood educators on gender representation in children's books. The researcher employed multiple…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Childrens Literature, Case Studies, Young Children
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Kerschen, Keith; Cooper, Sandi; Shelton, Ryann; Scott, Lakia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
This article examined the impact of a math-intensive summer academy for rising kindergartners (N = 17) enrolled in an elementary school with low socioeconomic populations. The program was designed to support student understanding of early number concepts. The research plan included the administration of the Texas Early Mathematics Inventory:…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Summer Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Kindergarten
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Hall, Alice H.; Peden, John G.; Maurer, Trent W. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2017
This research evaluated the effectiveness of training and educating preservice teachers to understand and implement developmentally appropriate practices for children birth to age 5. Data from 803 participants were collected over a 3-year period at a university with a laboratory child care program associated with an undergraduate degree in child…
Descriptors: Young Children, Teaching Methods, Child Development, Teacher Education
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Evans, Walter; Harris, Paulette; Sethuraman, Sankara; Thiruvaiyaru, Dharma; Pendergraft, Elizabeth; Cliett, Karen; Cato, Valerie – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
An innovative DVD of classic nursery rhymes and stories empowered at-risk kindergarten children to control in the home when and how much they listen, promoting better listening, reading, and overall literacy comprehension skills. Coupled with modest teacher training, and limited use in the classroom, the DVD generated dramatic vocabulary growth in…
Descriptors: Young Children, Poverty, Family Environment, Reading Habits
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