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McLean Karen, Jones Mellita, Schaper Clare, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite widespread recognition of the importance of science in early childhood, the quality and quantity of science teaching in early childhood remains a concern. One way of addressing this problem may be to utilise early childhood teachers'…
Vandermaas-Peeler Maureen, McClain Cara, Elon University, Winter 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
School gardening has become increasingly popular as a context for learning in which children construct new knowledge, learn cultural and societal values related to ecological awareness, and develop and practice authentic or real-world skills (Blair…
McDonel Jennifer S., Winter 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to explore early learning connections between music and mathematics. To resolve the research questions "What connections--if any--do young children make between music learning and mathematics learning?" and "Is there a…
Spencer Trina D., Petersen Douglas B., Adams John L., November, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The first purpose of this study was to explore the use of a whole class, test-teach-test, dynamic assessment of narratives for identifying participants. The second purpose was to examine the efficacy of a Tier 2 narrative language…
Neuman Susan B., Pinkham Ashley M., Kaefer Tanya, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to support teachers' child-directed language and student outcomes by enhancing the educative features of an intervention targeted to vocabulary, conceptual development and comprehension. Using a set of design heuristics…
Chao Shirley L., Mattocks Gena, Birden Amber, Manarino-Leggett Priscilla, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This research explored the effectiveness of the Raising A Reader (RAR) program on improving children's receptive vocabulary and improving parents' support of reading activities in the home. A total of 148 children in twelve pre-K classrooms were…
Brodin Jane, Renblad Karin, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
There is today an increasing global interest in early childhood education, especially with regard to curriculum and quality work. The aim of this article is to study preschool teachers' and child care workers' views on the revised national…
Mavilidi Myrto-Foteini, Okely Anthony D., Chandler Paul, Cliff Dylan P., Paas Fred, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research suggests that integrating human movement into a cognitive learning task can be effective for learning due to its cognitive and physiological effects. In this study, the learning effects of enacting words through whole-body movements (i.e.,…
Toumpaniari Konstantina, Loyens Sofie, Mavilidi Myrto-Foteini, Paas Fred, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research has demonstrated that physical activity involving gross motor activities can lead to better cognitive functioning and higher academic achievement scores. In addition, research within the theoretical framework of embodied cognition has shown…
Kilderry Anna, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Operating within a neoliberal education reform context, performativity and teaching in schools has been a focus of study for a number of years. However, less is known about the effects of performativity on teaching and curriculum in the early…
Farran Dale Clark, Wilson Sandra Jo, Meador Deanna N., Norvell Jennifer, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, 01 September, 2015
Reports & Papers
The experimental evaluation of the Tools of the Mind Pre-K Curriculum described in this report was designed to examine the effectiveness of the Tools of the Mind (Tools) curriculum for enhancing children's self-regulation skills and their academic…
Spencer Trina D., Petersen Douglas B., Slocum Timothy A., Allen Melissa M., June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the effect of a large group narrative intervention on diverse preschoolers' narrative language skills with aims to explore questions of treatment efficacy and differential response to intervention. A quasi-experimental,…
Schryer Erin, Sloat Elizabeth A., Letourneau Nicole, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early language and reading experiences are known to predict later reading success. Interactive shared reading activities particularly benefit children's emergent literacy development. Converging research has begun to show that certain educational…
Taylor Chris, Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Power Sally, Maynard Trisha, Moore Laurence, Blackaby David, Plewis Ian, 14 May, 2015
Reports & Papers
This is the final report of the three-year independent evaluation of the Foundation Phase for the Welsh Government. In this report we present the main findings of the evaluation and discuss the implications of these. The report concludes with 29…
Taylor Chris, Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Power Sally, Maynard Trisha, Moore Laurence, Blackaby David, Plewis Ian, 14 May, 2015
Executive Summary
This is the final report of the three-year independent evaluation of the Foundation Phase for the Welsh Government. In this report we present the main findings of the evaluation and discuss the implications of these. The report concludes with 29…