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Piazza Peter, Frankenberg Erica, November, 2019
Reports & Papers
In the midst of this social and demographic upheaval, Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) presents data illustrating the current segregation of preschool children. After reviewing updated data on segregation trends, we outline…
Kim Do-Hong, Lambert Richard G., Burts Diane C., 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Although dual language learners (DLLs) are linguistically, culturally, and socially diverse, researchers usually study them in aggregate and compare them to non-DLLs. The authors' purpose was to identify subgroups of preschool DLLs using latent…
Frankenberg Erica, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
This report aims to begin to understand the extent to which young children enrolled in school-based preschools are in racially diverse settings. (author abstract)
Early Diane Marie, LaForett Dore R., Kraus Syndee, Hume Katie, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
A recent evaluation of Georgia's Pre-K program suggested that additional supports were needed for Georgia's growing population of children from homes where English was not the predominant language. Peisner-Feinberg, Schaaf, and LaForett (2013) found…
Espinosa Linda M., Calderon Miriam E., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this report and accompanying state ELDS analysis is to review a subset of states' ELDS standards for pre-k-aged children (three to five years of age) to identify the most common approaches to meeting the needs of young DLLs, to…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, LaForett Dore R., Kraus Syndee, Hume Katie, February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Due to the success of Georgia's Pre-K, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has expanded its pre-k services by offering two Summer Transition Programs. Beginning in the summer of 2010, the program has been available each summer…
Early Diane Marie, Maxwell Kelly, LaForett Dore R., Pan Yi, Kraus Syndee, Hume Katie, May, 2014
Reports & Papers
Due to the success of Georgia's Pre-K, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has expanded its pre-k services by offering Summer Transition Programs. Beginning in the summer of 2010, the program has been available each summer to…
Gelatt Julia, Adams Gina, Huerta Sandra, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Given that children of immigrants form a growing share of the population of young children in the country, policymakers wishing to ensure that their prekindergarten programs are reaching children who could benefit from early education must continue…
Morrier Michael J., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, November, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the proportion of 3- through 5-year-olds with disabilities from ethnically diverse backgrounds across five states, of that proportion by special education eligibility category, and of the relationship between state of residence and…
Burchinal Margaret, Field Samuel, Lopez Michael, Howes Carollee, Pianta Robert C., Q2 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the relationship between the language, reading, and math skills of English language learners and both the proportion of instruction in Spanish and observed quality of teacher-child interactions, based on data from 357 Spanish-…
Downer Jason T., Lopez Michael, Grimm Kevin J., Hamagami Aki, Pianta Robert C., Howes Carollee, Q1 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A test of the validity of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) for the prediction of academic outcomes and the measurement of social interactions in classrooms with varying compositions of English only and dual language learners, based on…
Morrier Michael J., Gallagher Peggy Ahrenhold, May, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of racial representation in special education placements of preschool children with disabilities in five Southern states, and a comparison of the use of full inclusion, partial inclusion, or unknown inclusion type environments, based on…
Elmore Shannon Renee, Vail Cynthia O., 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the social interactions of developmentally challenged children in environments featuring different types of social or isolate toys, puzzles, or activities, based on observations in a Head Start classroom inclusive of 4…
Smith Christine, April 2010
Reports & Papers
A case study of changes in the attending behaviors and behavior in and out of circle time in a special needs classroom using relaxation techniques, based on observations of 5 girls and 4 boys in a small rural elementary school
Matthews Lisa Anne, 2010
Reports & Papers
A qualitative study of culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) in a prekindergarten classroom for English-language learners and an investigation of the ways 2 teachers promote academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness, based on…