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Fälth, Linda; Gustafson, S.; Svensson, I. – Education, 2017
In a longitudinal intervention study, the effects of phonological training with articulation for children in a preschool class were analyzed. In total, 69 students participated, divided into an experimental group of 39 and a comparison group of 30 students. The intervention consisted of phonological training with articulation and lasted throughout…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Preschool Education, Prereading Experience, Intervention
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Ratcliff, Nancy; Carroll, Kimberly; Savage-Davis, Emma; Costner, Richard; Jones, Cathy; Pritchard, Nicholas; Hunt, Gilbert – Education, 2017
Providing young children with appropriate language models is crucial when developing a high quality learning environment. This article shares findings from an observational study designed to gain insight into how teachers and paraprofessionals modeled language in federally funded prekindergarten classrooms and how the four-year-old students…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Usage, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods
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Casses, Melissa M.; Paquette, Kelli R. – Education, 2016
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) early intervention services utilizes a family-based model of support for families of infants and toddlers with disabilities. Family-based services stem from the research of parent-child interactions as the primary means for developmental growth. This article will advocate strategies…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Akar, Cuneyt; Ulu, Mustafa – Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is twofold. The first objective is to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool for measuring the attitudes and opinions of classroom teachers regarding multiculturalism. The second one is to study the classroom teachers' attitudes and opinions towards multiculturalism in terms of gender, socio-economic and devoutness…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals)
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Kucuker, Erdal – Education, 2016
This study, comparing the academic achievement levels of the students with different primary school entrance age, is in survey model. 60 students, at the second grade of a primary school centrally located in Tokat province in the year the study was conducted and were 60-66 and 73-84 months old when entered the primary school, were selected with…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Sampling, Grade 2
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Geist, Eugene – Education, 2015
This study was conducted to examine the attitudes of Head Start teachers toward mathematics and how it may influence how and what they teach in the classroom. In general, the findings of this study can be summarized as this: 1) Math anxiety affects how teachers assess their ability at mathematics. The more math anxiety they report, the lower they…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Preschool Education
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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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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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Yoleri, Sibel – Education, 2013
This research is conducted to examine the predictor effects the behavior problem level has on the school adjustment variable. With this objective, the sample research group consists of 136 children (having normal growth) between 5-6 years old attending preschools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education, and located in the city centre of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Predictor Variables, Behavior Problems
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Brewer, Hannah; Rieg, Sue – Education, 2013
Although an abundant body of research demonstrates the need for quality health and physical education and reveals the innumerable benefits optimal health has on both physical and cognitive development, the number of preschools offering structured health and physical education programs is less than satisfactory [National Policy and Legal Analysis…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Intervention, Obesity
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Hsu, I-Chen; Geist, Eugene A. – Education, 2012
This article reports the findings of a study to examine the practicality and efficacy of using tablet computers in the Higher Education classroom. Students in a senior level teacher preparation class were provided with Apple iPads for 10 weeks to aid in their studies. The iPads were preloaded with selected software but students were encouraged to…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Interpersonal Relationship, Elementary Schools, Teacher Education
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Caldarella, Paul; Page, Nate W.; Gunter, Leslie – Education, 2012
Classroom management is a significant challenge for school teachers and administrators, often rated as the primary area of concern for first-year teachers and the most common reason many choose to leave the profession. Recently there has been an increased interest in social and emotional learning and its' relationship to improved student behavior,…
Descriptors: Validity, Mental Health, Student Attitudes, Teaching Experience
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Zaman, Ahmed; Amin, Ruhul; Momjian, Ina Eduardovna; Lei, Ting – Education, 2012
The evolution of programmatic childcare since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of early 2009, as well as the increasing diversity of childcare recipients, call urgently for novel insight into the morphology of the childcare sector. This paper attempts such elucidation, focusing especially on the structure, accessibility, delivery…
Descriptors: Child Care, Labor Force, Costs, Private Agencies
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Celikoz, Nadir – Education, 2010
The purpose of this study is to investigate some personal and familial factors that affect overall academic motivation levels of candidate preschool teachers. The study group of this research consists of 285 students attending the child development and preschool education department at Selcuk University Faculty of Vocational Education in the…
Descriptors: Siblings, Preschool Education, Incentives, Job Search Methods
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Geist, Eugene; Hohn, Jennifer – Education, 2009
This article reports observations of 2 classrooms in which arts based creative activities were integrated with curricular subject areas. One successfully incorporated a positive approach to supporting creativity. The other classroom used a more traditional approach to creative activities in the classroom. Suggestions for and possible outcomes of…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Activities, Creative Thinking, Art Activities
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