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Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Daugherty, Timothy K. – Education, 2017
Employing an existing database of African American and biracial children entering metropolitan Detroit schools, we examined children of caregivers with and without reported stressful police contact. As anticipated, young children of caregivers with recent stressful police contact appear to suffer cognitive performance decrements on a nonverbal…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, African American Students, Multiracial Persons, Urban Schools
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Daghistani, Bulquees – Education, 2015
This study aims at examining the level of need for cognition and metacognitive thinking among undergraduate kindergarten female students in Education Faculty at King Sa'ud University in Sa'udi Arabia from their own perceptions. Results showed that the need for the cognition level was moderate, but metacognitive thinking level was high. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Processes, Metacognition, Kindergarten
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Turkestani, Maryam Hafez; Bahatheg, Raja' Omar – Education, 2015
This study aimed at identifying statistically significant differences in citizenship between Saudi hearing and hearing impaired children. The study sample consisted of (167) hearing and (42) hearing impaired children at public kindergartens in Al-Riyadh city, (82) of whom were males and (127) were female children. Data was collected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Kindergarten, Young Children
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AlShaiji, Ohoud Abdullatif – Education, 2015
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of Video Games and their role on promoting Saudi Kids' English vocabulary retention. The study attempted to answer whether there was a statistically significant difference (a = 0.05) between the Saudi children's subjects' mean score on the English vocabulary test due to using Video Games…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Games, English (Second Language), Vocabulary Development
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Bronson, Carroll E.; Dentith, Audrey M. – Education, 2014
This paper describes an ethnographic case study of a partner or co-teaching classroom in an urban preschool classroom. As part of a larger project that evaluated classroom size and team teaching structures in Kindergarten classrooms in several high poverty urban schools, one successful co-teaching classroom was studied further. Systematic…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration
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Lin, Yen-Chun; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Education, 2014
The purpose of the study was to examine parents' play beliefs and see whether their perceptions of play impact children's social competence. A total number of 142 Taiwanese parents with different social class backgrounds participated in the survey. Results revealed that most Taiwanese parents highly agreed that play contributes to children's…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Beliefs, Interpersonal Competence, Play
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AlShaiji, Ohoud Abdullatif; AlSaleem, Basma Issa – Education, 2014
The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of Word Walls on improving the English reading fluency of Saudi kindergarten's children. The present study attempted to answer whether there was a statistically significant difference (a = 0.05) between the Saudi children's subjects' mean score on the English reading fluency test due to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction
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Paquette, Kelli R.; Byrd, Charlene M.; Dragich, Denise – Education, 2013
This mixed-methods research study investigated the implementation of Drop Everything and Write (DEW) in early childhood/elementary classrooms. DEW is an activity in which students simply "drop everything and write." Teachers were interviewed at the completion of the school year about how they implemented the program, their perceived…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Writing Assignments, Interviews
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Lin, Yen-Chun; Yawkey, Thomas D. – Education, 2013
The main purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of Taiwanese parents' perceptions of child's play. Data were collected via parent questionnaires. To ensure greater variability in parents' backgrounds, kindergartens with families from different social backgrounds were recruited. A total sample of 142 parents with kindergarteners aged…
Descriptors: Play, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures
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Mattar, Jehan – Education, 2013
Young children who listen to music regularly demonstrate better development than those who do not. As children grow, their social, cognitive and physical skills can be enhanced by their relationship with music. The music of Mozart was introduced into the children's environment as a sensory background for the standard curriculum. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Classical Music, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Child Development
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Ajlouni, Khalid I.; Aljarrah, Abdelmudi – Education, 2011
This study intends to highlight and recognize the impact of using the KidSmart program on facilitating children's access and use of ICT tools according to Jordanian public kindergarten teachers' viewpoint. In order to achieve this aim, the study applied the same items of the questionnaire that were applied in many kindergartens provided with…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Kindergarten
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Al-Hooli, Abeer; Al-Shammari, Zaid – Education, 2009
In this research study we investigated kindergarten-aged children's moral values in Kuwait. This study utilized several quantitative and qualitative research methods in the course of looking at three terms--moral development, the meaning of value, and the meaning of morality--as experienced by kindergarten-aged children. Participants were 600…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Kindergarten, Moral Development
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Kuo, Chuen-tzay – Education, 2009
The main purpose of this study was to explore the care-givers of preschool education institutions whose cognition on playing equipment functions, conditions of both setting and using, and the main factors which should beware of design. Besides, not only constructed the factors of design, but also provided suggestions about setting and designing of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Young Children, Curriculum, Playgrounds
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Leech, Don; Fulton, Charles Ray – Education, 2008
The traditional roles of teachers and principals have changed and improved organizational teamwork is fostered by all members of the learning community assuming decision making roles. Toward this end, the purpose of this correlational study was to explore the relationship between teachers' perceptions of the leadership behaviors of secondary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Leadership, Principals
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Beswick, J. F.; Willms, J. Douglas; Sloat, E. A. – Education, 2005
In view of the current emphasis on teachers' contextual assessment of emergent literacy skills, we need to determine the degree to which such assessments are valid judgments about children's early literacy skill development. One approach to this issue would be to examine closely the relationship between teacher ratings of literacy skills and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Emergent Literacy, Standardized Tests, Grading