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Bridging the Vocabulary Gap: What the Research Tells Us about Vocabulary Instruction in Early Childhood
Young Children Vol. 65, No. 4 (July 2010) pp. 84–91
It is important for children to develop knowledge of words' meanings from a young age because vocabulary development has an impact on their reading comprehension and academic success as they get older. Some children come to school knowing far fewer...
Exploring a Community of Practice Model for Professional Development to Address Challenges to Classroom Practices in Early Childhood
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education Vol. 34, No. 4 (2013) pp. 350–373
This study explored whether or not, and how, an on-site and research-teacher community of practice model for professional development addressed the challenges to classroom practices in a Head Start program. Data sources included interviews with...
Social Construction of Computer Experience in a First-Grade Classroom: Social Processes and Mediating Artifacts
Early Education and Development Vol. 14, No. 3 (2003) pp. 335–61
This ethnographic study investigated first-graders' social construction of their classroom computer experience. Findings showed that children constantly negotiate between their own individual and collective goals in the classroom as they create...
International Journal of Early Childhood Vol. 40, No. 2 (2008) pp. 49–63
Educational authorities in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China introduced an early childhood education voucher system in 2007 with two implicit goals: to turn profit kindergartens into non-profit ones and to curtail parental ...
Journal of Research on Computing in Education Vol. 34, No. 1 (2001) pp. 75–85
Investigates the effects of computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) on learning style changes, learning outcomes, and learner satisfaction in a study conducted at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Results based on Kolb's...
Journal of Research in Childhood Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (2004)
This study investigated young children's reflections about their learning experiences through Student-Created PowerPoint Presentations (SCPP). The study was conducted in a K/1 classroom in a university-affiliated school while the children completed...
Digital Photography and Journals in a Kindergarten-First-Grade Classroom: Toward Meaningful Technology Integration in Early Childhood Education
Early Education and Development Vol. 17, No. 3 (2006) pp. 347–371
To explore meaningful and effective technology integration in early childhood education, we investigated how kindergarten-first-grade students created and employed digital photography journals to support social and cognitive reflection. These...