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O'Callaghan Paul, McIvor Aimee, McVeigh Claire, Rushe Teresa, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background. Many school-based interventions are being delivered in the absence of evidence of effectiveness (Snowling & Hulme, 2011, Br. J. Educ. Psychol., 81, 1). Aims. This study sought to address this oversight by evaluating the effectiveness…
Rowe Deborah Wells, Miller Mary E., December, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper reports the findings of a two-year design study exploring instructional conditions supporting emerging, bilingual/biliterate, four-year-olds' digital composing. With adult support, children used child-friendly, digital cameras and iPads…
Rhoades Mindi, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Early childhood education, particularly through the influence of the Reggio Emilia model, traditionally has a strong affinity for arts-based, inquiry-based, interdisciplinary pedagogy. However, in the US, as standardized testing and curricula creep…
Ljunggren Asa, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article summarizes the work and the main findings of an action research project that was conducted in an early childhood education and care setting in the city of Malmo, Sweden in the autumn of 2013 and spring 2014. Ronnerman's model (…
Mackey Glynne, de Vocht-van Alphen Lia, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study reports findings from an exploratory research project that contributed to an OMEP World Project on the importance of equality in being able to achieve a sustainable world and a healthy society. The teachers and researchers came together…
Patchan Melissa M., Puranik Cynthia S., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With the increasing popularity of touchscreen devices, using technology to support young children's learning has become more accessible. However, given the relative novelty of tablet computers, the research regarding their effectiveness in education…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Doster Steve, Watson Sara D., Taggart Amy Dawson, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Citing multiple studies and sources of data, this brief compiles research on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in early childhood and on the STEM skills gap in Pennsylvania. Identifying the current and future need for a STEM skilled…
Strouse Gabriella A., Ganea Patricia A., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: Prior research indicates that shared book reading is an effective method for teaching biological concepts to young children. Adult questioning during reading enhances children's comprehension. We investigated whether adult…
Axelsson Anton, Andersson Richard, Gulz Agneta, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Educational software in the form of games or so called "computer assisted intervention" for young children has become increasingly common receiving a growing interest and support. Currently there are, for instance, more than 1,000 iPad apps tagged…
Davidson Christina, Danby Susan J., Given Lisa M., Thorpe Karen J., October-December 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Current perspectives on young children's use of digital technology suggest that preschool teachers need to provide more effective guidance for children. There is still little research, however, to inform how guidance might be understood and…
Lee Joan, October, 2016
Other
The purpose of this policy brief is to: - Provide guiding principles for early educators (including those in home settings), early learning programs, schools, and families on the use of technology by young children to support them in making informed…
Arnott Lorna, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This article outlines an ecological framework for describing children's social experiences during digital play. It presents evidence from a study that explored how 3- to 5-year-old children negotiated their social experiences as they used…
Alade Fashina, Lauricella Alexis R., Beaudoin-Ryan Leanne, Wartella Ellen, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
American students rank well below international peers in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Early exposure to STEM-related concepts is critical to later academic achievement. Given the rise of tablet-…
Jorgensen Robyn, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Informal learning contexts may provide opportunities for adding capital to young children in their years prior to schooling. This paper explores the potential of the early-years swim context to add capital to young children that may position them…
Blackwell Courtney K., Lauricella Alexis R., Wartella Ellen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Tablet computers are increasingly becoming commonplace in classrooms around the world. More than half of early childhood educators in the U.S. now have access to tablets, making it imperative to understand how they are using the device and what…