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Crawford, April; Zucker, Tricia; Van Horne, Bethanie; Landry, Susan – Theory Into Practice, 2017
Instructional coaching is becoming common in early childhood programs to provide individualized, job-embedded professional development. Yet relatively few studies have tried to "unpack" the coaching process and delineate the specific features of coaching that contribute to teacher change. In this article, we describe an evidence-based…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Formative Evaluation, School Readiness
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Doucet, Fabienne – Theory Into Practice, 2017
A solid base of research evidence exists to show that teachers' assessments of children are impacted by their perceptions of those children. From the Pygmalion in the Classroom experiment which powerfully showed that teacher expectations of students impacted those students' performance, to more recent research on teachers' underrating of children…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Sustainability, Cultural Maintenance, Educational Environment
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Lucariello, Joan M.; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Dwyer, Carol; Skiba, Russell; DeMarie, Darlene; Anderman, Eric M. – Theory Into Practice, 2016
This article describes an initiative undertaken by a coalition of psychologists (Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education) from the American Psychological Association (APA) to identify the top 20 principles from psychological science relevant to teaching and learning in the classroom. This article identifies these principles and their…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education
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Rowsell, Jennifer; Harwood, Debra – Theory Into Practice, 2015
iPads are increasingly being put in the hands of children in schools and educational contexts, yet there continues to be larger questions about how they fit into the fabric of daily classroom life and what new stories will emerge (de Certeau, 1984, 1984/2000). In this article, we feature vignettes of data from a 2-year government-funded research…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Literacy, Early Childhood Education, Ethnography
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Baker, Dale – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article identifies instructional strategies, curricula, and organizational structures in the research literature that have been successful in encouraging girls' participation and achievement in science: science instruction in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, relevant curricula that address girls' interests and provide…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Science Interests, Females, Student Participation
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Gonzalez, Virginia – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article examines major unresolved challenges in the assessment of pre-K-grade 12 multilingual students in US public schools. The ethnic educator approach advocates for a change of paradigms in assessment, one that abandons the medical model to incorporate socio-constructivist theoretical perspectives and pluralistic and progressive social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Ideology, Best Practices
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Soltero-Gonzalez, Lucinda – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article explores the language and literacy practices of Latino immigrant children in preschool. In spite of the monolingual framework and the readiness emphasis of current educational language policies, children draw on their home language as a resource to literacy learning. The author argues that children's use of their home language is a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Hispanic American Students, Language Usage, Family Environment