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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'…
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…
Menzer Melissa, December, 2015
Literature Review
The goal of this literature review, then, was to synthesize contemporary research, published from 2000 through 2015, on the links between arts participation and early childhood social-emotional development. Arts-related empirical research focusing…
Kharod Deepti, Arreguin-Anderson Maria G., Winter 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
This paper describes an environmental education initiative called Starting out Wild (SoW) designed for toddlers and their caretakers. The program, developed by staff and volunteers of a city parks department, engages children ages 1-3 and their…
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…
Moore Holly Carrell, Adair Jennifer Keys, October-December 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this article we share descriptive findings from two qualitative, grounded theory (Glaser, 1978, 1992, 1998) studies on how two distinct groups of learners--prekindergarteners and preservice teachers in early childhood education coursework--used…
Dilli Rukiye, Dumenci Seda Bapoglu, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Museums are institutions that house, protect, and exhibit the historical, cultural, natural, etc. values of a society; moreover, they are one of the most significant facilities to be used effectively in education. In museum education, an active…
Tiu Michelle, McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
In spring 2015, WestEd conducted a study for the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative of a school- and home-based transmedia mathematics intervention based on the resources in the PBS KIDS Odd Squad transmedia suite. The transmedia mathematics…
Tiu Michelle, McCarthy Betsy, Li Linlin, October, 2015
Executive Summary
In spring 2015, WestEd conducted a study for the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative of a school- and home-based transmedia mathematics intervention based on the resources in the PBS KIDS Odd Squad transmedia suite. The transmedia mathematics…
Mazzoni Elvis, Benvenuti Martina, October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper presents an exploratory study in which a humanoid robot (MecWilly) acted as a partner to preschool children, helping them to learn English words. In order to use the Socio-Cognitive Conflict paradigm to induce the knowledge acquisition…
Drigas Athanasios, Kokkalia Georgia, Lytras Miltiadis D., October, 2015
Literature Review
Recent development in the role of education in pre-school children includes the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). ICT nowadays is considered as a tool that can foster the knowledge and the collaborative co-learning for this…
Suddreth Diana, Throndsen Jennifer, Wiebke Sara, 18 September, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report describes the demographics of and the outcome measures, data collection, program implementation, and literacy results for the fifth-year cohort of Utah's UPSTART program. A participant cost summary and implications are also presented.
Dickson Sydnee, Throndsen Jennifer, Ebert Sheri, 17 September, 2015
Reports & Papers
This report describes Utah's UPSTART program and the outcome measures and analysis strategy used for the Year 4 cohort. Evaluation results are presented, as well as the federal funding allocation for fiscal year 2014.
Kermani Hengameh, Aldemir Jale, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of the present study was to study if purposeful math, science, and technology curriculum projects and activities would support Pre-K children's performance in these subject matter areas. In this study, 58 Pre-K children from 4 Pre-K…
Kearney Erin, Barbour Amanda, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With early childhood foreign language programs on the rise worldwide, this study is guided by the question of what young participants are learning about language, linguistic diversity and language education itself through their initial experiences…