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Guo Ying, Dynia Jaclyn M., Lai Mark H. C., Q1 2021
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Using data from 73 early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers and 837 preschool children, this study examined whether teachers experienced differences in self-efficacy in teaching children with and without disabilities, as well as whether…
Zucker Tricia A., Cabell Sonia Q., Petscher Yaacov, Mui Heather, Landry Susan H., Tock Jamie, Q1 2021
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This study examines blending of classroom- and family-based supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). MTSS frameworks typically use primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions to prevent or ameliorate academic difficulties.…
Beisly Amber, Kwon Kyong-Ah, Jeon Shinyoung, December, 2020
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This study examined the associations of preschool children’s executive function (EF) and learning behaviour (CLB) with their concurrent academic skills and the role of CLB as a mediator for the EF-academic skills link. One hundred seventy-nine…
Cashiola Elizabeth B., Bulotsky-Shearer Rebecca J., Greenfield Daryl B., November, 2020
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Potential bidirectional associations between preschool classroom overactive (or externalizing) and underactive (or internalizing) behaviors and language and literacy skills (i.e., vocabulary and listening comprehension) were examined in a sample of…
Hardy Jessica Kristen, Pennington Robert C., Griffin Renea, Jacobi-Vessels Jill, November, 2020
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In the current study, single case research methodology was used to examine whether preschool children’s engagement in book reading activities was greater when the protagonist in the book was of the same or different race as the child participant.…
Byington Teresa A., Kim Yae Bin, August, 2020
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We implemented an Extension-led language and literacy training and coaching intervention targeting preschool teachers and children in low-income communities in Nevada. Participation in the intervention had a positive influence on the language and…
DeAngelis Corey A., Erickson Heidi Holmes, Ritter Gary W., July, 2020
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We systematically examine the existing evidence and compute meta-analytic averages for the effects of scaled-up, publicly funded pre-kindergarten (pre-K) programmes in the United States on student mathematics and reading achievement. The analysis is…
Kincaid Aleksis P., McConnell Scott R., Wackerle-Hollman Alisha K., June, 2020
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Evidence of longitudinal relations between language and early literacy skills in early childhood and later reading (and other) achievement is growing, along with an expanding array of early education programs designed to improve later academic…
Wackerle-Hollman Alisha K., Duran Lillian K., Miranda Alejandra, May, 2020
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For young Spanish–English dual language learners (SE-DLLs), early literacy skills, including phonological awareness and alphabet knowledge in Spanish as well as English, are crucial to their reading success. However, there is a lack of research…
Piasta Shayne B., Park Somin, Farley Kristin Sue, Justice Laura M., O'Connell Ann, May, 2020
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Educators' language and literacy knowledge is considered important for informing classroom practices and thereby supporting children's early language and literacy development. This includes both disciplinary content knowledge (knowledge concerning…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, LaForett Dore R., Paez Mariela M., Buysse Virginia, Espinosa Linda M., Castro Dina Carmela, Lopez Lisa M., Q2 2020
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Over 30% of children in the U.S. are dual language learners (DLLs) who are learning two languages. Understanding the development of both languages for young DLL children in early care and education is critical. However, few have simultaneously…
Rhoad-Drogalis Anna, Justice Laura M., March, 2020
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This study applied multilevel modeling to examine the relationship between the percentage of children with mild/moderate disabilities in classrooms and children's language and literacy achievement over an academic year. The sample included 516…
Piasta Shayne B., Farley Kristin Sue, Mauck Susan A., Ramirez Pamela Soto, Schachter Rachel E., O'Connell Ann, Justice Laura M., Spear Caitlin F., Weber-Mayrer Melissa M., February, 2020
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Professional development (PD) is a potentially important mechanism for enhancing classroom practices and children's learning. In this large-scale randomized controlled trial, we examined the effectiveness of language and literacy PD, with and…
Stuckey Adrienne, Albritton Kizzy, February, 2020
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Many recent studies about preschool early language and literacy skills utilize multiple assessments to identify young children who require additional multitiered instructional support. Although the use of a single screening instrument may be…
Chow Jason C., Granger Kristen L., Broda Michael D., Peterson Nicole, 2020
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The purpose of this study was to better understand the association between teachers’ incoming classroom management skills and end-of-year literacy skills of preschool children with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders. Furthermore, we…