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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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Fowler, R. Clarke – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This study investigates the claim that in states where elementary education (ELED) and early childhood education (ECED) licenses share the same grades, the preponderance of generalist teachers in the early grades hold ELED rather than ECED licenses. We investigated this question by sending information requests to 43 states where stand-alone,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Certification, Kindergarten
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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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Mayeza, Emmanuel; Bhana, Deevia – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This study draws on focus group discussions to explore how 12- to 14-year-old boys in a low economic township primary school in South Africa construct their hegemonic identity as "real boys" in the school playground during break. Addressing masculinity and boys' investment in power is now a major research development in the country,…
Descriptors: Males, Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, Low Income Groups
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Korkmaz, Halil Ibrahim; Sahin, Ömer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
In this study, preservice preschool teachers' pedagogical content knowledge about geometric shapes was examined in the context of children's mistakes. A total of 84 preservice teachers, who were studying in preschool teacher education program at a state university in Turkey, participated in this study. Of the preservice teachers, 34 were sophomore…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Geometric Concepts, Error Patterns
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Ma, Shaocong; Chen, Eva E.; Li, Hui – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
This multiple case study investigates the involvement of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in Hong Kong early childcare. Three middle-class families were chosen; one parent, one FDH, one teacher, and one preschool child within each family were interviewed. A grounded theory analysis approach was adopted to examine the interviews. Analyses revealed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Preschool Children, Beliefs
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Soltero-González, Lucinda; Butvilofsky, Sandra – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Using a psycholinguistic and a holistic bilingual perspective, this study examined the writing conceptualization progressions in Spanish and English of 16 simultaneous bilinguals from preschool through kindergarten. The children were enrolled in a bilingual early childhood program where literacy instruction was primarily in Spanish. We adapted a…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism, Spanish
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Son, Seung-Hee Claire; Hur, Jin Hee – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The current study attempted to investigate the nature and impact of home math talk of low-income primary caregivers of Head Start children during home cooking (N = 46). Using hierarchical regression analysis, we examined the predictability of total math talk and specific types of math talk (i.e., number talk, operation talk, and measurement talk)…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Verbal Communication, Family Environment, Cooking Instruction
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McMullen, Mary B.; Lee, Melissa S. C.; McCormick, Kate I.; Choi, Jieun – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Annually, approximately 27% of early childhood care and education professionals turnover, or leave their positions or the field, which may negatively impact quality in two ways. First, continuity is disrupted when teachers leave, severing important relationship bonds among teachers, children, and families. Second, professionals who are considering…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being, Predictor Variables, Labor Turnover
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Teachers are increasingly using new technologies such as tablets and apps during shared reading experiences at preschool. However, little is known about how teachers scaffold young children's shared reading with interactive e-books such as tablet-based storybook apps and how it compares to using printed books. In this observational study, a…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Preschool Children, Books, Electronic Publishing
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Banerjee, Rashida; Horn, Eva; Palmer, Susan – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
Young children are often enrolled in either AM (morning) or PM (afternoon) sessions in early childhood programs. However, little research is available on this routine practice. We used multilevel analysis to investigate if there are differences in the literacy, math, and social outcomes for children who participate in AM or PM sessions beyond…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, School Schedules, At Risk Students
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Vernucci, Santiago; Galli, Juan Ignacio; Andrés, María Laura; Zamora, Eliana Vanesa; Richards, María Marta; Canet-Juric, Lorena; Burin, Débora Inés – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2020
The present study analyzes the psychometric properties of a Spanish-adapted version of the Working Memory Rating Scale (WMRS). This instrument allows teachers to perform a screening of children with possible working memory (WM) difficulties, putting them at risk of academic underachievement. A sample of children age 8.5 to 12.33 years old was…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Screening Tests, Children, Psychometrics
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Ryu, Minjung; Tuvilla, Mavreen Rose S.; Wright, Casey Elizabeth – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
Youth from nondominant racial and linguistic backgrounds often have limited access to school science learning opportunities. Afterschool settings may provide learning environments in which they improve science knowledge and construct positive science identities. With this premise, our research team designs and provides a community-based…
Descriptors: Refugees, After School Programs, STEM Education, Cultural Capital
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Gilhooly, Daniel; Amos, Michelle; Kitson, Christina – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This work uses the lens of new literacy studies to examine the narratives told through the tattoos of Karen youth refugees living in the United States. This insight into a single ethnic group, currently under-represented in the literature, seeks to broaden teacher perspectives on what "counts" as literacy. This work is based on a series…
Descriptors: Refugees, Youth, Human Body, Physical Characteristics
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Daniel, Shannon M. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2019
This article highlights recently resettled refugee teenagers' visions for their futures and their aims to improve the lives of their loved ones and transform society. Data collected in an afterschool writing workshop called Writing Our Identities for Successful Endeavors was analyzed using temporal facets of agency as a main lens to examine…
Descriptors: Refugees, Youth, Goal Orientation, Adolescent Attitudes
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