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Science: Kindergarten. Interim Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is one of a set of 10 science guides, each covering a separate grade in Manitoba, together covering kindergarten through grade 9. The guides have been designed to provide a framework for building scientific concepts and developing the learning of process skills. They replace an earlier set of guides dated 1979. Each guide is essentially…

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

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Bringing Space Science into the Kindergarten Classroom  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

With the advent of probes to Mars and the construction of the ISS, it is not presumptuous to introduce 5-year-olds to space science. A variety of projects have been implemented to integrate space science into the kindergarten curriculum.

Bonett, D. M.; Little, K. E.

2000-01-01

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Kindergarten students' cognitive engagement in science learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study is based on a secondary analysis of data from the 3rd year of the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP), a federally funded research project that examines how kindergarten students learn science in inquiry settings (Mantzicopoulos, Patrick, & Samarapungavan, 2005). Videotapes of classroom lessons implemented as part of the Year 3 intervention were analyzed to identify kindergarten students' patterns of cognitive engagement during inquiry-based science learning, as well as to identify patterns of teacher discourse that promoted students' cognitive engagement. The data for the current study were drawn from videotapes and transcriptions of classroom discourse in 3 intervention classrooms that participated in the SLP. Three teachers and 55 kindergarten students participated in the study. Twelve categories of kindergarten students' cognitive engagement and eleven categories of teacher discourse were identified. The initial 12 student and 11 teacher discourse categories were further grouped into two superordinate categories (Higher Order and Basic) respectively. Chi Square analyses indicated that there was a statistically significant association between student and teacher superordinate discourse (alpha = .05). MANOVA analyses indicated that there was no significant difference on overall rates of kindergarten students' cognitive engagement by class (alpha = .05).

Tsai, Meng-Fang

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Kindergarten Robotics: Using Robotics to Motivate Math, Science, and Engineering  

E-print Network

Kindergarten Robotics: Using Robotics to Motivate Math, Science, and Engineering Literacy, 474 Boston Ave, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA. E-mail: Erin.Cejka@tufts.edu Robotics Mindstorms makes it easy for students even in kindergarten to design and build their own robotic creations

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What Kindergarten Students Learn in Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine how participation in an inquiry-based science program impacts kindergarten students' science learning and motivation. The study was implemented as part of a larger, federally funded research project, the Scientific Literacy Project or SLP (Mantzicopoulos, Patrick, & Samarapungavan, 2005). The study provides…

Samarapungavan, Ala; Patrick, Helen; Mantzicopoulos, Panayota

2011-01-01

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Whitelands Training College and the Development of the Kindergarten System in the Second Part of the 19th Century.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the involvement of Whitelands College, a Church of England training college, in the development of kindergarten education and the training of kindergarten teachers in England from 1850-1900.(RH)

Cole, Malcolm

1983-01-01

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Kindergarten. History-Social Science: A Brief Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook outlines the kindergarten course entitled "Myself and Others in My World." A statement of the California philosophy of history-social science education precedes the handbook's three sections. The first two sections present major goals of the program, an overview of social studies content for grades K-6, and a chart of areas of study…

Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Bakersfield, CA.

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Science in kindergarten: The classroom reality of teachers' curriculum implementation activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The implementation of science curriculum in kindergarten is reviewed in the light of data emerging form a recent evaluation study. The present work examines some disparities between policy and practice relating to the practices teachers are required to use in introducing science in kindergarten. Qualitative approaches have been employed in the evaluation study. Observations of teaching activities in the science

M. Kallery; D. Psillos

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How Often Do Early Childhood Teachers Teach Science Concepts? Determinants of the Frequency of Science Teaching in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to explore how often teachers of young children teach science concepts in kindergarten and examine the factors that influence the frequency of science teaching in early years. A theoretical model of the determinants of the frequency of science teaching in kindergarten was developed and tested using a…

Saçkes, Mesut

2014-01-01

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“We Learn How to Predict and be a Scientist”: Early Science Experiences and Kindergarten Children's Social Meanings About Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine kindergarten children's emerging social meanings about science as a function of their participation in integrated science inquiry and literacy activities associated with the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP). We describe changes in 123 SLP kindergarten children's narrative accounts of learning science in school during three different time periods: (a) in September, before the onset of SLP activities; (b) in

Panayota Mantzicopoulos; Ala Samarapungavan; Helen Patrick

2009-01-01

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How often do early childhood teachers teach science concepts? Determinants of the frequency of science teaching in kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present study was to explore how often teachers of young children teach science concepts in kindergarten and examine the factors that influence the frequency of science teaching in early years. A theoretical model of the determinants of the frequency of science teaching in kindergarten was developed and tested using a multi-level structural equation modeling. Data for

Mesut Saçkes

2012-01-01

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Science Literacy in School and Home Contexts: Kindergarteners' Science Achievement and Motivation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined science learning and motivation outcomes as a function of children's participation in the classroom and classroom-plus-home components of the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP). The sample was comprised of kindergarten children in 4 low income, neighboring schools. Children in Schools 1 and 2 (n = 120) participated in the SLP science

Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; Patrick, Helen; Samarapungavan, Ala

2013-01-01

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The Development and Validation of the Science Learning Assessment (SLA): A Measure of Kindergarten Science Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Science Learning Assessment (SLA) is an individually administered, instructionally sensitive science assessment for kindergarten students. The SLA is a 24-item objective test, broken down into two subtests. The Scientific Inquiry Processes subtest consists of 9 items designed to measure young children's functional understanding of the nature…

Samarapungavan, Ala; Mantzicopoulos, Panayota; Patrick, Helen; French, Brian

2009-01-01

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"Science Talks" in Kindergarten Classrooms: Improving Classroom Practice through Collaborative Action Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study we described an action research project enacted by a veteran Kindergarten teacher (Sarah) in the context of a professional development program. Over the course of a year, Sarah collaborated with other teachers in a small group to investigate how to use "Science Talks" to promote student learning in Kindergarten classrooms. A…

Zhang, Meilan; Passalacqua, Susan; Lundeberg, Mary; Koehler, Matthew J.; Eberhardt, Jan; Parker, Joyce; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Zhang, Tianyi; Paik, Sunhee

2010-01-01

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Is Physicality an Important Aspect of Learning through Science Experimentation among Kindergarten Students?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether physicality (actual and active touch of concrete material), as such, is a necessity for science experimentation learning at the kindergarten level. We compared the effects of student experimentation with Physical Manipulatives (PM) and Virtual Manipulatives (VM) on kindergarten students'…

Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Loizou, Eleni; Papaevripidou, Marios

2012-01-01

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Training phonological awareness: A study with inner-city kindergarten children  

Microsoft Academic Search

A small-scale, longitudinal, phonological awareness training study with inner-city kindergarten children was conducted in\\u000a four classrooms. The central goals of the study were the creation and evaluation of a phonological awareness training program\\u000a and a preliminary look at the consequence of that training on basic phonological processes.\\u000a \\u000a Assessment of phonological awareness and basic phonological processes was carried out in the

Susan Brady; Anne Fowler; Brenda Stone; Nancy Winbury

1994-01-01

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Space Science in the Kindergarten Classroom and Beyond  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the advent of probes to our closest planet Mars and the multi-national construction of Earth's first International Space Station, it is not presumptive to introduce 5 year old school children to the space sciences. K. E. Little Elementary School is located in the community of Bacliff, Texas. It is the largest elementary school (950 students) in the Dickinson Independent School District. K. E. Little is a Title 1 school with a multi-ethnic student population. It's close proximity to the Johnson Space Center and the Lunar and Planetary Institute provide ample instructional support and material. Last fall, two kindergarten classes received space science instruction. Both were class sizes of 19 with one class predominantly children of Vietnamese immigrants. Our goal was to create curiosity and awareness through a year-long integrated space science program of instruction. Accurate information of the space sciences was conveyed through sources i.e. books and videos, as well as conventional song, movement, and artistic expression. Videotaping and photographs replaced traditional anecdotal records. Samples of student work were compiled for classroom and school display. This year, two fifth grade classes will receive space science instruction using the Jason Project XII curriculum. Students will engage in a year-long exploration of the Hawaiian Islands. Information will be conveyed via internet and live video presentations as well as traditional sources i.e. books and videos, as well as song, movement, and artistic expression. Comparison of volcanic activity in Hawaii to volcanoes on other planets will be one of several interplanetary correlations. Samples of student work will be compiled for classroom, school, and community display.

Bonett, D.

2000-12-01

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Initial Music Training of Generalist Kindergarten Teachers in Greece: What Do They Ask for and What Do They Receive?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates generalist kindergarten teachers' academic music training based on data collected from students undertaking an undergraduate degree in preschool (kindergarten) education (students aged 4-6 years) in Greece. The study was carried out through a questionnaire survey that addressed students' aspirations when entering the…

Koutsoupidou, Theano

2010-01-01

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Initial Music Training of Generalist Kindergarten Teachers in Greece: What Do They Ask For and What Do They Receive?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article investigates generalist kindergarten teachers’ academic music training based on data collected from students undertaking an undergraduate degree in preschool (kindergarten) education (students aged 4–6 years) in Greece. The study was carried out through a questionnaire survey that addressed students’ aspirations when entering the university and the real learning outcomes by the end of their studies. This article seeks

Theano Koutsoupidou

2010-01-01

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Using Prompt Training and Reinforcement to Reduce Transition Times in a Transitional Kindergarten Program for Students with Severe Behavior Disorders  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines prompt training and reinforcement to decrease the amount of time between routine transitions within a self contained transitional kindergarten. A comparison between baseline results for two kindergarten classes for students with behavior disorders and that of prompting plus reinforcement produced an overall decrease in…

Ferguson, Abigail; Ashbaugh, Rosemary; O'Reilly, Stacy; McLaughlin, T. F.

2004-01-01

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The Influence of Early Science Experience in Kindergarten on Children's Immediate and Later Science Achievement: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explores the impacts of selected early science experiences in kindergarten (frequency and duration of teachers' teaching of science, availability of sand/water table and science areas, and children's participation in cooking and science equipment activities) on children's science achievement in kindergarten and third grade using data…

Sackes, Mesut; Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Bell, Randy L.; O'Connell, Ann A.

2011-01-01

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Training & Education - Implementation Science  

Cancer.gov

NCI’s Implementation Science Team has developed a series of training and education opportunities and resources, including conferences, a presentation archive, and monthly webinars. To keep up with the latest from the IS team, subscribe to receive our updates.

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"Dinosaurs." Kindergarten. Anchorage School District Elementary Science Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This unit contains 15 lessons on dinosaurs for kindergarten children. It provides a materials list, supplementary materials list, use of process skill terminology, unit objectives, vocabulary, six major dinosaurs, and background information. Lessons are: (1) "Webbing"; (2) "Introduction to the Big Six"; (3) "Paleontology and Fossils"; (4) "How Big…

Herminghaus, Trisha, Ed.

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Life-Science Concept Development Among Beginning Kindergarten Children From Three Different Community Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kindergarten children from three communities were tested on the Life-Science Concept Acquisition Test. Regression analysis indicated that significant differences existed among children from inner-urban, outer-urban, and rural farm communities on verbal, nonverbal, and total measures. Major source of significance was between outer-urban and…

Riechard, Donald E.

1973-01-01

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Short and Long-Term Effects of Training Phonological Awareness in Kindergarten: Evidence from Two German Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two training studies replicated and extended a Scandinavian study by Lundberg, Frost, and Petersen (1988). In Study 1, a 6-month metalinguistic training program was given to kindergartners (mean age: 5 years 7 months) who were later compared to a control group in the regular kindergarten program. Tests of phonological awareness and other metalinguistic and cognitive variables were given before and

Wolfgang Schneider; Petra Küspert; Ellen Roth; Mechtild Visé; Harald Marx

1997-01-01

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``Science Talks'' in Kindergarten Classrooms: Improving Classroom Practice Through Collaborative Action Research  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study we described an action research project enacted by a veteran Kindergarten teacher (Sarah) in the context of a professional development program. Over the course of a year, Sarah collaborated with other teachers in a small group to investigate how to use “Science Talks” to promote student learning in Kindergarten classrooms. A Problem-Based Learning approach was adopted to guide the collaborative action research. Based on a rich set of data sources, we concluded that Sarah’s action research improved student learning and led to her own professional growth. We also identified important conditions in support of action research.

Zhang, Meilan; Passalacqua, Susan; Lundeberg, Mary; Koehler, Matthew J.; Eberhardt, Jan; Parker, Joyce; Urban-Lurain, Mark; Zhang, Tianyi; Paik, Sunhee

2010-03-01

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Kindergarteners' concept development in science and literacy learning through Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The notion that "real work" is somehow different from authentic and engaging discovery is troublesome. (Passman, 2001, p.196) This qualitative case study examined science concept and literacy learning along with engagement of the students in a Kindergarten class in which science and literacy instruction was integrated through Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI). CORI is an instructional framework created to increase reading engagement by teaching reading comprehension strategies along with science concepts (Guthrie, et al., 1996). This study explored CORI at the Kindergarten level to examine how this curriculum framework engaged young learners in science concept and literacy learning. The study was grounded in the belief that concept learning can be engaging and motivating (Csikszentmihalyi, 1978). Data analysis resulted in five metaphors that show how the students took on multiple identities while engaged in learning concepts during CORI. Students took on the following identities: learner as docent, learner as explorer, learner as researcher, learner as author, and learner as expert. Prior to this study, the lowest grade level that CORI had been researched was 3rd grade. The present study examined the benefits of utilizing CORI with early literacy at the Kindergarten level and contributes to the body of CORI research demonstrating the potential of utilizing CORI at lower grade levels.

Moffit, Char Adelia

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The Effect of a Perceptual-Motor Training Program Upon the Readiness and Perceptual Development of Culturally Disadvantaged Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a part of a Title III project, a program was initiated to provide disadvantaged kindergarten children with planned perceptual-motor training exercises. This study investigates the effects of that program on the perceptual development and academic readiness of a group of 76 such children. The exercises, derived from the Kephart developmental…

Turner, Robert V.; Fisher, Maurice D.

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Life-science concept development among beginning kindergarten children from three different community settings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two basic questions were investigated. (1) Do beginning kindergarten children from three different community settings (inner-urban, outer-urban, and rural-farm) vary significantly in performance on a Life-Science Concept Acquisition Test (L-SCAT)? (2) What independent variables are the most useful predictors of performance on the L-SCAT?The L-SCAT was developed by the investigator. It was administered to seventeen subjects from each of the

Donald E. Riechard

1973-01-01

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Science: Model Curriculum Guide, Kindergarten through Grade Eight.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide was developed with the intention of helping teachers and school site administrators in California review the elementary science curriculum and compare it to an idealized model that is presented in the document. Part I of the guide provides a summary of a number of characteristics considered to be important to a strong elementary science

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

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Piano keyboard training and the spatial–temporal development of young children attending kindergarten classes in Greece  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research had three main goals: to control whether children would show significant improvement in cognitive test scores following piano\\/keyboard instruction; to compare whether the spatial tasks would show greater improvement than other tasks; and to examine whether the effects of piano\\/keyboard training on spatial tasks are gender differentiated. Sixty?one kindergarten children received two piano\\/keyboard lessons weekly during one school

Nikolaos Zafranas

2004-01-01

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Athletic Training Education Program Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training  

E-print Network

Athletic Training Education Program Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Department of Kinesiology Athletic training is a health care profession practiced by athletic trainers who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training includes

Saldin, Dilano

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Student science enrichment training program  

SciTech Connect

This is a report on the Student Science Enrichment Training Program, with special emphasis on chemical and computer science fields. The residential summer session was held at the campus of Claflin College, Orangeburg, SC, for six weeks during 1993 summer, to run concomitantly with the college`s summer school. Fifty participants selected for this program, included high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The students came from rural South Carolina and adjoining states which, presently, have limited science and computer science facilities. The program focused on high ability minority students, with high potential for science engineering and mathematical careers. The major objective was to increase the pool of well qualified college entering minority students who would elect to go into science, engineering and mathematical careers. The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and engineering at Claflin College received major benefits from this program as it helped them to expand the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science as a result of additional enrollment. It also established an expanded pool of well qualified minority science and mathematics graduates, which were recruited by the federal agencies and private corporations, visiting Claflin College Campus. Department of Energy`s relationship with Claflin College increased the public awareness of energy related job opportunities in the public and private sectors.

Sandhu, S.S.

1994-08-01

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Student Science Training Program in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science  

E-print Network

During the summer of 1976, the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Laboratory sponsored a Student Science Training Program in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science for high ability ...

Abelson, Harold

1976-09-01

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Concepts and strategies on how to train and motivate teachers to implement a kindergarten-based, family-involved intervention to prevent obesity in early childhood. The ToyBox-study.  

PubMed

The key person for the implementation of kindergarten-based behavioural interventions is the kindergarten teacher. When conducting intervention studies in kindergartens, training sessions are needed to train and motivate kindergarten teachers for programme implementation. This paper presents the systematic development of the teachers' trainings executed in the ToyBox-intervention - a kindergarten-based and family-involved obesity prevention programme for children aged 4-6. Based on concepts for the education of kindergarten teachers, on general strategies for successful programme implementation and on the ToyBox programme-specific requirements, the aims of the teachers' trainings were defined and an overall concept was deduced. Regarding the concept for the ToyBox teachers' training sessions, it is concluded that the training modules should focus on presenting information on the practical implementation of the intervention. Furthermore, these modules should also include self-efficacy enhancing components and should give kindergarten teachers opportunities to share experiences. Regarding the didactic methods applied in the ToyBox teachers' training sessions, constructivist learning approaches that facilitate active participation, reflective thinking and personal involvement were implemented. Emphasis was put not only on the content but especially on the didactic methods of teachers' trainings in order to enhance devotion to, and quality and sustainability of the ToyBox-intervention. PMID:25047377

Payr, A; Birnbaum, J; Wildgruber, A; Kreichauf, S; Androutsos, O; Lateva, M; De Decker, E; De Craemer, M; Iotova, V; Manios, Y; Koletzko, B

2014-08-01

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A Project to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Pre-Phonic Training Between Kindergarten and First Grade Levels (Project PEEP). Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of prephonic training between kindergarten and first grade levels as a tool for acquiring reading skills was explored throughout the public school system in the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. A sample population of 260 kindergartners was identified as having potential learning difficulties by the results shown on the…

Marko, Kathleen Barrett

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LANL 70TH ANNIVERSARY MATH (Kindergarten)  

E-print Network

LANL 70TH ANNIVERSARY MATH (Kindergarten) The Laboratory's Math and Science Academy provides high MATH LESSONS AND PRACTICE http://www.ixl.com #12;LANL 70TH ANNIVERSARY MATH (Kindergarten) Solutions 1

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College of Health Sciences AT Athletic Training  

E-print Network

College of Health Sciences AT Athletic Training KEY: # = new course * = course changed = course/research). (Same as HS 500, CLS 500, CNU 500, CD 500, PAS 500.) AT 660 DIRECTED STUDY IN ATHLETIC TRAINING. (1 SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY IN ATHLETIC TRAINING I. (2) Anintroductiontotheresearchprocessinathletictraining

MacAdam, Keith

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Kindergarten Students' and Parents' Perceptions of Science Classroom Environments: Achievement and Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study, involving the modification, validation and use of a learning environment questionnaire for both kindergarten students and their parents, is significant because prior learning environment research has normally involved neither parents nor such young students. A questionnaire, which was based on the What Is Happening In this Class? and…

Robinson, Esther; Fraser, Barry J.

2013-01-01

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The Effects of the Use of Activities of Science - A Process Approach on the Oral Communication Skills of Disadvantaged Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported is a study of the effects of participation in the activities of Science - A Process Approach on the development of oral transmitting skills. This study was directed toward the instruction of 113 kindergarten children enrolled in four regularly scheduled classes, in an inner-city school. Two of the classes, one morning and one afternoon,…

Huff, Phyllis Ester

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The Effects of Embedded Phonological Awareness Training on the Reading and Spelling Skills of Kindergarten Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Phonological awareness is the ability to attend to and recognize the sound structure of a language. This skill is known to be important for learning to spell and read and a lack of phonological awareness skills is linked with reading difficulties. Previous research has shown phonological awareness training improves phonological awareness skills,…

Robinson, Sarah

2010-01-01

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[Tennessee Kindergarten Curriculum Guides.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provided are Tennessee's state kindergarten curriculum guides in the 6 areas of health, social studies, language arts, science, physical education, and mathematics. The health curriculum guide centers on developing and maintaining good health. The social studies guide aids children in understanding self as an individual and in relation to other…

Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.

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Integrated interdisciplinary training in the radiological sciences.  

PubMed

The radiation sciences are increasingly interdisciplinary, both from the research and the clinical perspectives. Beyond clinical and research issues, there are very real issues of communication between scientists from different disciplines. It follows that there is an increasing need for interdisciplinary training courses in the radiological sciences. Training courses are common in biomedical academic and clinical environments, but are typically targeted to scientists in specific technical fields. In the era of multidisciplinary biomedical science, there is a need for highly integrated multidisciplinary training courses that are designed for, and are useful to, scientists who are from a mix of very different academic fields and backgrounds. We briefly describe our experiences running such an integrated training course for researchers in the field of biomedical radiation microbeams, and draw some conclusions about how such interdisciplinary training courses can best function. These conclusions should be applicable to many other areas of the radiological sciences. In summary, we found that it is highly beneficial to keep the scientists from the different disciplines together. In practice, this means not segregating the training course into sections specifically for biologists and sections specifically for physicists and engineers, but rather keeping the students together to attend the same lectures and hands-on studies throughout the course. This structure added value to the learning experience not only in terms of the cross fertilization of information and ideas between scientists from the different disciplines, but also in terms of reinforcing some basic concepts for scientists in their own discipline. PMID:24363386

Brenner, D J; Vazquez, M; Buonanno, M; Amundson, S A; Bigelow, A W; Garty, G; Harken, A D; Hei, T K; Marino, S A; Ponnaiya, B; Randers-Pehrson, G; Xu, Y

2014-02-01

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Psychological training of German science astronauts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Although the significance of psychosocial issues of manned space flights has been discussed very often in recent literature, up to now, very few attempts have been made in North-America or Europe to provide astronaut candidates or spacecrew members with some kind of psychological training. As a first attempt in this field, a psychological training program for science astronauts is described, which has been developed by the German Aerospace Research Establishment and performed as part of the mission-independent biomedical training of the German astronauts' team. In contrast to other training concepts, this training program focused not only on skills needed to cope with psychosocial issues regarding long-term stays in space, but also on skills needed to cope with the different demands during the long pre-mission phase. Topics covered in the training were "Communication and Cooperation", "Stress-Management", "Coping with Operational Demands", "Effective Problem Solving in Groups", and "Problem-Oriented Team Supervision".

Manzey, Dietrich; Schiewe, Albrecht

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Designing and implementing teachers' training sessions in a kindergarten-based, family-involved intervention to prevent obesity in early childhood. The ToyBox-study.  

PubMed

Since school-based interventions are mainly delivered by the school staff, they need to be well-trained and familiarized with the programme's aims, procedures and tools. Therefore, the institute, research group, governmental or non-governmental body in charge of the coordination and implementation of the programme needs to devote time and resources to train the school staff before programme's implementation. This is particularly crucial in multi-centre studies where more than one research teams are involved. Both research teams and school staff need to be trained, using standard protocols and procedures, to ensure that the intervention will be delivered in a standardized manner throughout the intervention centres. The ToyBox-intervention, a multi-component, kindergarten-based, family-involved intervention, focusing on water consumption, snacking, physical activity and sedentary behaviours in preschool children, was implemented over the academic year 2012-2013 in six European countries. As part of this intervention, three teachers' training sessions were delivered to motivate and train teachers in implementing the intervention. The local researchers were trained centrally before delivering the training sessions for the teachers and followed a common protocol using standardized presentations and procedures. The aim of the current paper is to describe the protocol and methodological issues related to the teachers' training sessions conducted within the ToyBox-intervention. PMID:25047378

Androutsos, O; Katsarou, C; Payr, A; Birnbaum, J; Geyer, C; Wildgruber, A; Kreichauf, S; Lateva, M; De Decker, E; De Craemer, M; Socha, P; Moreno, L; Iotova, V; Koletzko, B V; Manios, Y

2014-08-01

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The Polar Express Delivers Equity in the Kindergarten Classroom  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This free, online article, developed for elementary teachers, describes a Kindergarten polar science, standards aligned, unit centered on The Polar Express developing literacy, math, and science skills.

Lefever, Mary

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The Early Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Children Who Repeated Kindergarten or Who Began School a Year Late. Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report examines the association between kindergarten enrollment status (repeating kindergarten or delaying entry) and children's first-grade reading and math achievement. Based on the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, the authors find that in fall 1998, five percent of all children were repeating kindergarten; six percent were attending kindergarten for the first time even though they were

Lizabeth M. Malone; Jerry West; Kristin Denton Flanagan; Jen Park

2006-01-01

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Read Well Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reports the outcomes of an experimental evaluation of Read Well Kindergarten (RWK), a program that focuses on the development of vocabulary, phonological awareness, alphabetic understanding, and decoding. Kindergarten teachers in 24 elementary schools in New Mexico and Oregon were randomly assigned, by school, to teach RWK or their own program. Treatment teachers received 2 days of training and

Barbara Gunn; Keith Smolkowski; Patricia Vadasy

2010-01-01

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Applications of neural networks in training science.  

PubMed

Training science views itself as an integrated and applied science, developing practical measures founded on scientific method. Therefore, it demands consideration of a wide spectrum of approaches and methods. Especially in the field of competitive sports, research questions are usually located in complex environments, so that mainly field studies are drawn upon to obtain broad external validity. Here, the interrelations between different variables or variable sets are mostly of a nonlinear character. In these cases, methods like neural networks, e.g., the pattern recognizing methods of Self-Organizing Kohonen Feature Maps or similar instruments to identify interactions might be successfully applied to analyze data. Following on from a classification of data analysis methods in training-science research, the aim of the contribution is to give examples of varied sports in which network approaches can be effectually used in training science. First, two examples are given in which neural networks are employed for pattern recognition. While one investigation deals with the detection of sporting talent in swimming, the other is located in game sports research, identifying tactical patterns in team handball. The third and last example shows how an artificial neural network can be used to predict competitive performance in swimming. PMID:21315468

Pfeiffer, Mark; Hohmann, Andreas

2012-04-01

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Development of Curricula, Teacher Supports, and Assessments for Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics and Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The "MTP-Math/Science" curricula specifically target the teaching and learning of children at risk of early school failure, a population for whom achievement gaps in mathematics and science are visible even in Pre-K years. "MTP-Math" is based on Focal Areas defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (2006) for Pre-K through…

Kinzie, Mable B.; Pianta, Robert C.; Kilday, Carolyn R.; McGuire, Patrick R.; Pinkham, Ashley M.

2009-01-01

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Kindergarten Teachers: Working through Our Identity Crisis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the reasons why kindergarten teachers have an "identity crisis" and have come to be in professional limbo in terms of their historical roots, educational background and training, and certification procedures. (BB)

Granucci, Pamela Lesiak

1990-01-01

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NASA's Space Life Sciences Training Program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) is an intensive, six-week training program held every summer since 1985 at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). A major goal of the SLSTP is to develop a cadre of qualified scientists and engineers to support future space life sciences and engineering challenges. Hand-picked, undergraduate college students participate in lectures, laboratory sessions, facility tours, and special projects: including work on actual Space Shuttle flight experiments and baseline data collection. At NASA Headquarters (HQ), the SLSTP is jointly sponsored by the Life Sciences Division and the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs: it has been very successful in attracting minority students and women to the fields of space science and engineering. In honor of the International Space Year (ISY), 17 international students participated in this summer's program. An SLSTP Symposium was held in Washington D. C., just prior to the World Space Congress. The Symposium attracted over 150 SLSTP graduates for a day of scientific discussions and briefings concerning educational and employment opportunities within NASA and the aerospace community. Future plans for the SLSTP include expansion to the Johnson Space Center in 1995.

Coulter, G.; Lewis, L.; Atchison, D.

1994-01-01

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The Collective Construction of a Science Unit: Framing Curricula as Emergent from Kindergarteners' Wonderings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ethnographic research examines how children enact developing understandings in science through multiple interactions. Grounded in sociocultural theoretical frameworks, we consider learning to be a social, cultural practice, with understandings as co-constructed between participants through talk and in interactions. With these underpinning…

Siry, Christina; Max, Charles

2013-01-01

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Effect of Phoneme Awareness Instruction on Kindergarten Children's Invented Spelling  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine if children trained in phoneme awareness in kindergarten would differ in invented spelling from children who did not have this training. A reliable scoring system was created to evaluate the invented spelling of the kindergarten children. The children were selected from 18, all-day kindergartens in four, demographically comparable low-income, inner-city schools. Prior

Darlene M. Tangel; Benita A. Blachman

1992-01-01

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OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 minutes  

E-print Network

OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 minutes METAMORPHOSIS - FROG LIFE CYCLE Oregon Science stages in the proper order. GK12 Fellows: Christina Geierman and Greg Gavelis; Teacher Beth Bennison #12;#12;#12;

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Guidelines for Creating Kindergartens in Arkansas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Guidelines are given for materials, furnishings, special equipment, and supplies for art, science, music and play activities. The daily kindergarten schedule and overall curriculum are discussed. A bibliography of books for young children is appended. (GM)

Arkansas Elementary School Council, Little Rock.

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Kindergarten Curriculum: A Parent's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is designed to inform parents about the department's kindergarten curriculum in four major areas: language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. The integrated language arts/reading standards emphasize auditory likenesses and differences, and likenesses…

Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.

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Developmental Kindergarten: Definition and Description.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper sets forth a definition and operational description of a developmental program that should be of use as a guide, especially to Virginia's teachers and administrators. Also included in the paper are kindergarten curriculum objectives in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, art, social studies, family life, health, mental…

Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.

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Enlist micros: Training science teachers to use microcomputers  

Microsoft Academic Search

A National Science Foundation grant to the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) at The Colorado College supported the design and production of training materials to encourage literacy of science teachers in the use of microcomputers. ENLIST Micros is based on results of a national needs assessment that identified 22 compentencies needed by K-12 science teachers to use microcomputers for instruction.

William E. Baird; James D. Ellis; Paul J. Kuerbis

1989-01-01

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Long-term impact of undergraduate science reform courses on the pedagogical content knowledge of kindergarten through sixth grade inservice teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study explores the long-term impact of faculty-created reformed undergraduate science courses on the pedagogical content knowledge of kindergarten-6th grade inservice elementary teachers who took these reform courses during their undergraduate programs. On-site case studies were completed with 35 faculty instructors teaching entry-level undergraduate science courses at 20 higher education institutions, and 91 elementary inservice teachers. The sample was selected from a national population of diverse colleges and universities that had undergone reform in one or more of their undergraduate science courses. The data collection protocol involved classroom observations, interviews, artifact analysis, semi-structured interviews, and field notes from multiple instruments and sources. Data were collected during on-site visits from instructors and their graduated students. Quantitative and qualitative analysis identified variations in faculty instructors', as well as inservice teachers', perceptions and observations of the intended and enacted teaching goals, instruction, student difficulties, and rationale for teaching a specific science concept in observed science lessons. These perceptions and observations, identified as science pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), varied significantly among both faculty instructors and inservice elementary teachers who experienced the undergraduate reformed science courses taught by these same faculty instructors.

Turner, Donna P.

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Children's Science Training Camp October 3-Nov 17, 2007  

E-print Network

Children's Science Training Camp October 3- Nov 17, 2007 Culminating in Bal Vigyan Mela November 18 of Physics IIT Kanpur is organizing a "Children's Science Training Camp and Bal Vigyan Mela" which for the first time will give hundreds of children of age group 10-15 years a flavour of how interesting

Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

62

Kindergarten teachers’ views of children’s readiness for school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of children’s readiness for school held by kindergarten teachers who had different training experiences and who are within different school contexts (e.g., geographic region, school types, etc.). Participants were 3,305 kindergarten teachers from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten cohort in the 1998–1999 school year. A theoretical model was constructed, tested and

Huey-Ling Lin; Frank R Lawrence; Jeffrey Gorrell

2003-01-01

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Preparing for Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In October, 2011, Age of Learning, Inc., creator of ABCmouse.com "Early Learning Academy" conducted a nationwide survey of 500 kindergarten teachers on the subject of children's preparedness for kindergarten. The survey revealed that two-thirds of America's kindergarten teachers believe most young children are academically unprepared for school…

Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012

2012-01-01

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Donna Perovich Kindergarten Teacher  

E-print Network

1 · Donna Perovich Kindergarten Teacher perovich@andrew.cmu.edu http://cmukindergarten.webs.com Using Games to Enrich Preschool and Kindergarten Programs · Jillian Mangan Four's Teacher jmangan to Enrich Preschool and Kindergarten Programs · Overview: How games cover all developmental domains · Games

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Piano Keyboard Training and the Spatial-Temporal Development of Young Children Attending Kindergarten Classes in Greece  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research had three main goals: to control whether children would show significant improvement in cognitive test scores following piano/keyboard instruction; to compare whether the spatial tasks would show greater improvement than other tasks; and to examine whether the effects of piano/keyboard training on spatial tasks are gender…

Zafranas, Nikolaos

2004-01-01

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Summative Report the Innovative Science Training Program 1968-1969.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reported is a program for models for in-service science training programs which school systems could use as they plan for the improvement of science education for children. The consumers of this program's services included classroom teachers (K-8), science supervisors, curriculum directors, and building principals. Personnel involved in program…

Labahn, William F.

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Elements of the Next Generation Science Standards' (NGSS) New Framework for K-12 Science Education aligned with STEM designed projects created by Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students in a Reggio Emilio project approach setting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper examines how elements of the Next Generation Science Standards' (NGSS) New Framework for K-12 Science Education standards (National Research Council 2011)---specifically the cross-cutting concept "cause and effect" are aligned with early childhood students' creation of projects of their choice. The study took place in a Reggio Emilio-inspired, K-12 school, in a multi-aged kindergarten, first and second grade classroom with 14 students. Students worked on their projects independently with the assistance of their peers and teachers. The students' projects and the alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards' New Framework were analyzed by using pre and post assessments, student interviews, and discourse analysis. Results indicate that elements of the New Framework for K-12 Science Education emerged through students' project presentation, particularly regarding the notion of "cause and effect". More specifically, results show that initially students perceived the relationship between "cause and effect" to be negative.

Facchini, Nicole

68

New integrated science curriculum launched A new undergraduate science program aimed at training  

E-print Network

this week. The program, called iCons for Integrated Concentrations in Science, is unique in the UnitedNew integrated science curriculum launched A new undergraduate science program aimed at training States because it is a four-year program that uses real-world problems to integrate the sciences

Auerbach, Scott M.

69

Animal and Range Sciences Department Agricultural Animal Care Training Program  

E-print Network

Animal and Range Sciences Department Agricultural Animal Care Training Program Approved by AACUC May 2003 Goals The goals of the Agricultural Animal Care Training Program are to ensure animal well-being, the validity and effectiveness of research and teaching activities, and the health and safety of animal care

Maxwell, Bruce D.

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SCIENCE INFORMATION SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAM. A PROGRESS REPORT.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR SCIENCE INFORMATION SPECIALISTS, SUPPORTED BY THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, PREPARES GRADUATE- LEVEL STUDENTS FOR POSITIONS IN THE BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION FIELD. EMPHASIZING ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS, PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION SCIENCE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE OF NONTRADITIONAL SYSTEMS AND…

BERMAN, BRUCE; SHILLING, CHARLES W.

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Redefining the Science–Practice Relationship and Professional Training  

Microsoft Academic Search

A revised conception of the relationship between psychological science and professional practice is proposed in the light of postmodern changes in perspectives on knowledge. Positivistic science, which has dominated the traditional interpretation of scientist–practitioner training, is considered from a constructivist point of view to be only one possible foundation of psychological knowledge. It is argued that the knowledge base of

Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand; Donald E. Polkinghorne

1992-01-01

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Pre-Kindergarten Prescriptive Teaching Program for Learning Disabled Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is the pre-kindergarten prescriptive teaching program for learning disabled children including inventories and six instructional components: language arts, mathematics, science, health, motor skill development, and social experiences. Components consist of sequenced skills (identified as essential by kindergarten and first grade…

Fargo Public Schools, ND.

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Enlist micros: Training science teachers to use microcomputers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A National Science Foundation grant to the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) at The Colorado College supported the design and production of training materials to encourage literacy of science teachers in the use of microcomputers. ENLIST Micros is based on results of a national needs assessment that identified 22 compentencies needed by K-12 science teachers to use microcomputers for instruction. A writing team developed the 16-hour training program in the summer of 1985, and field-test coordinators tested it with 18 preservice or in-service groups during the 1985-86 academic year at 15 sites within the United States. The training materials consist of video programs, interactive computer disks for the Apple II series microcomputer, a training manual for participants, and a guide for the group leader. The experimental materials address major areas of educational computing: awareness, applications, implementation, evaluation, and resources. Each chapter contains activities developed for this program, such as viewing video segments of science teachers who are using computers effectively and running commercial science and training courseware. Role playing and small-group interaction help the teachers overcome their reluctance to use computers and plan for effective implementation of microcomputers in the school. This study examines the implementation of educational computing among 47 science teachers who completed the ENLIST Micros training at a southern university. We present results of formative evaluation for that site. Results indicate that both elementary and secondary teachers benefit from the training program and demonstrate gains in attitudes toward computer use. Participating teachers said that the program met its stated objectives and helped them obtain needed skills. Only 33 percent of these teachers, however, reported using computers one year after the training. In June 1986, the BSCS initiated a follow up to the ENLIST Micros curriculum to develop, evaluate, and disseminate a complete model of teacher enhancement for educational computing in the sciences. In that project, we use the ENLIST Micros curriculum as the first step in a training process. The project includes seminars that introduce additional skills: It contains provisions for sharing among participants, monitors use of computers in participants' classrooms, provides structured coaching of participants' use of computers in their classrooms, and offers planned observations of peers using computers in their science teaching.

Baird, William E.; Ellis, James D.; Kuerbis, Paul J.

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Program Guidelines for Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents guidelines for kindergarten programs and identifies goals based on the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of children 4 to 6 years of age. Separate chapters briefly focus on the kindergarten child's brain development; the role of play in children's learning; the teacher's role in guiding play; the…

Bates, Sue Ann

75

The Kindergarten Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Policymakers have recently tinkered with length of day and number of years in kindergarten. They might better institute curriculum changes recognizing that five year olds have different learning habits than older children. The key is providing developmentally and individually appropriate learning environments for all kindergarten children. A…

Karweit, Nancy

1992-01-01

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Training Teachers in the Anatomical Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The faculty of the Department of Anatomy in the University of Nebraska College of Medicine developed a prototype teacher training program for graduate students in anatomy. It includes formal course work and practical classroom experience. Responses have been enthusiastic, and the objectives and structure of the program can be applied to other…

Prentice, Ernest D.; And Others

1976-01-01

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More Trends in Modern Science Teachers Training  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the natural update of teachers training design, there are many subjects like green chemistry, green energy and constructal theory that simultaneously with the proper use of internet interactive websites and educational software, optimising the change of information into knowledge, are advantageous for the educational purposes if made available. Also, the efforts in many locations for getting \\

LUÍS MIGUEL PEREIRA HORTA

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Gender, Families, and Science: Influences on Early Science Training and Career Choices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research examines the effects of gender and a number of family experiences on young people's chances of going into postsecondary science training and science occupations in the years immediately following high school. Data came from the nationally representative, longitudinal High School and Beyond survey. Results show that gender plays a significant role in choices involving early science training and occupations - especially training. Amongst young men and women with comparable resources and qualifications, young women are less likely to make the science choice. The family experiences and expectations examined here are not a major factor in understanding gender differences in access to science training and occupations. Although much of the literature describes the domains of science and of family as being at odds, results from this research suggest that family experiences play a rather minimal role in predicting who will enter science training or occupations in the early post-high school years. When family variables do have an effect, they are not always negative and the nature of the effect varies by the time in the life cycle that the family variable is measured, by type of family experience (orientation vs. procreation), by outcome (science major vs. science occupation), and by gender.

Hanson, Sandra L.

79

Space science education and training in Brazil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

With the beginning of space research in Brazil in the early 60's a national commission for space activities was created. This commission took important steps, in parallel, to create a program of education and training activities that was forseen as of critical importance for the maintenance of a desirable to ambitious degree of space activity in the country. Early efforts were, as a first step, in favour of training of Brazilian students in foreign centers of excellence (mostly in the US and Europe), as a means for achieving the potential human resource necessary for eventual development of a national program. Today a large percentage of the needs in the area is met by programs developed inside the country at different institutions, the most notable being the ``Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais'' - INPE (National Institute for Space Research) at Sa~o José dos Campos, where post graduate courses and training programs are well established. Under-graduate courses in selected areas are provided at some Universities, notably at the University of Sa~o Paulo. A brief description of the existing programs and an evaluation of the results being achieved are presented in this paper.

Abdu, M. A.; Batista, I. S.

80

Training College Physics and Physical Science Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes survey data about the need and appropriate character of graduate degree programs designed to prepare two-year and four-year college physics and physical science teachers. Indicates that future employment favors two-year college teachers with a master's degree in the region west of the Mississippi River. (CC)

Henderson, R. B.; And Others

1974-01-01

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OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 minutes  

E-print Network

OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 minutes REPTILES VS. AMPHIBIANS Oregon Science Content--even in the desert. #12;OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Pass around some orange peels to show the roughness of a snake. Assessment: Monitor if the children are able to sort the reptile and amphibian cards correctly. GK12 Fellows

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OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 minutes  

E-print Network

OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 minutes Habitat Oregon Science Content Standards: K.1 the students turn to each other and talk about what is in a habitat. #12;OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM 5. Compare, Teacher's Guide to Ponds. A Snail's Place. GK12 Fellows: Christina Geierman, Erin Morgan, and Marley

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OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 minutes  

E-print Network

OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 minutes FOOD CHAINS Oregon Science Content Standards: K.1 to what each animal #12;OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM eats, and connect them with arrows going the correct way connected in an order that makes sense? Do the students put the arrows in the correct direction? GK12

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"A Decided Disadvantage for the Kindergarten Students to Mix with the State Teachers"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In early twentieth-century Australia, men managed coeducational state training colleges (equivalent to normal schools) but teacher education programmes for kindergartners were initiatives of the free kindergarten movement and firmly in women's hands. The Kindergarten Training College in Adelaide, South Australia, was established in 1907 with…

Whitehead, Kay

2010-01-01

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"BEST training, related to science, that I have ever received"  

E-print Network

"BEST training, related to science, that I have ever received" - Quote from a Dragonfly Workshop-Registration Required Dragonfly and Digital Photography Teacher Workshop Presented by Digital Photography Bridge, this eight-hour workshop focusing on dragonflies and digital nature photography includes education

Minnesota, University of

86

Nebraska Mathematics Articulation: Pre-Kindergarten through  

E-print Network

Nebraska Mathematics Articulation: Pre-Kindergarten through Postsecondary (P-16) #12;Table.........................................................................................................2 Pre-Kindergarten through High School Student Expectations ..........................4 Pre-Kindergarten Dear Pre-Kindergarten through Postsecondary Nebraska Educators: A significant challenge facing today

Logan, David

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Between training and popularization: Regulating science textbooks in secondary education.  

PubMed

Recruitment into the scientific community is one oft-stated goal of science education--in the post-Sputnik United States, for example--but this obscures the fact that science textbooks are often read by people who will never be scientists. It cannot be presupposed that science textbooks for younger audiences, students in primary and secondary schools, function in this way. For this reason, precollegiate-level science textbooks are sometimes discussed as a subset of literature popularizing science. The high school science classroom and the textbook are forums for exposing the public to science. The role of governments and educational institutions in regulating the consumption of these texts not only determines which books are used; it influences how they are written, read, and deemed authoritative. Therefore such science textbooks should not be seen as (at best) the disjunction of texts-for-training and books-for-popularization. A changing sense of what "textbooks" are compels a different understanding of their use in the history of science. PMID:22655341

Shapiro, Adam R

2012-03-01

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The Kindergarten Child: What Teachers and Administrators Need to Know to Promote Academic Success in All Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes kindergarten from the perspective of the whole child. Specifically, it reviews current research on best practices to improve children's math and language arts competencies, memory skills, and the role of kindergarten in beginning science. It also describes the social experiences children have in kindergarten with respect to…

Ray, Katherine; Smith, Maureen C.

2010-01-01

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The Acquisition of Selected Life-Science Concepts by Beginning Kindergarten Children From Three Different Community Settings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Physical, mental, and socio-cultural variables were associated with performance on the Life-Science Concept Acquisition Test (L-SCAT), developed by the investigator. The usefulness of the variables as predictors of performance on L-SCAT was also investigated. The L-SCAT was administered as a picture-stimulus structured interview to each of 51…

Riechard, Donald Edward

90

"Kindergarten, can I have your eyes and ears?" politeness and teacher directive choices in inquiry-based science classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study explores elementary teachers' social understandings and employment of directives and politeness while facilitating inquiry science lessons prior and subsequent to their participation in a summer institute in which they were introduced to the scholarly literature on regulative discourse (directives used by teachers to regulate student behavior). A grounded theory analysis of the institute professional development activities revealed that teachers developed an increased awareness of the authoritative functions served by impolite or direct directives (i.e., pragmatic awareness). Furthermore, a comparative microethnographic analysis of participants' inquiry-based classroom practices revealed that after the institute teachers demonstrated an increased ability to share authority with students by strategically making directive choices that were more polite, indirect, inclusive, involvement-focused and creative. Such ability led to a reduced emphasis on teacher regulation of student compliance with classroom behavioral norms and an increased focus on the discursive organization of the inquiry-based science learning/teaching process. Despite teachers' increased pragmatic awareness, teacher-student linguistic relationships did not become entirely symmetrical subsequent to their participation in the summer institute (i.e., teacher authority was not completely relinquished or lost). Based on such findings, it is argued that teachers need to develop higher levels of pragmatic awareness to become effectively prepared to engage in language-mediated teacher-student interaction in the context of inquiry-based science classroom discourse.

Oliveira, Alandeom Wanderlei

2009-12-01

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Reclaiming Kindergarten: Making Kindergarten Less Harmful to Boys  

Microsoft Academic Search

The kindergarten curriculum has undergone fundamental change over the past 50 years. The shift in curriculum in favor of reading preparedness has had the effect of emphasizing boys' weaknesses and girls' strengths. Two changes are proposed. First, alternative kindergartens emphasizing group activities and nonverbal skills must be established. Second, boys must be encouraged to enter such a kindergarten when they

Leonard Sax

2001-01-01

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Anchorage Kindergarten Profile: Implementing the Alaska Kindergarten Developmental Profile.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the development of the Anchorage Kindergarten Developmental Profile in the context of the Alaska Kindergarten Developmental Profile and presents some evaluation results from studies of the Anchorage measure. Alaska mandated the completion of an Alaska Developmental Profile (ADP) on each kindergarten student and each student…

Fenton, Ray

93

The NASA Space Life Sciences Training Program - Preparing the way  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Attention is given to the goals and methods adopted in the NASA Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) for preparing scientists and engineers for space-related life-sciences research and operations. The SLSTP is based on six weeks of projects and lectures which give an overview of payload processing and experiment flow in the space environment. The topics addressed in the course of the program include descriptions of space vehicles, support hardware, equipment, and research directions. Specific lecture topics include the gravity responses of plants, mission integration of a flight experiment, and the cardiovascular deconditioning. The SLSTP is shown to be an important part of the process of recruiting and training qualified scientists and engineers to support space activities.

Biro, Ronald; Munsey, Bill; Long, Irene

1990-01-01

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Teacher expectations for entering kindergarteners| A qualitative study with prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers.  

E-print Network

?? This phenomenological study explored five pre-kindergarten and five kindergarten teachers' expectations for entering kindergarteners, the sources of teachers' expectations, and nature of collaborations between… (more)

Sakuma, Reiko

2013-01-01

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Scaffolding the "Scaffolding" Metaphor: From Inspiration to a Practical Tool for Kindergarten Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present research aims shifting "scaffolding" from an inspiring metaphor to a practical tool to be used by kindergarten teachers when conducting scientific activities. It identifies scaffolding strategies that three experienced kindergarten teachers, ones acknowledged as excelling in science teaching, implicitly used when conducting science

Eshach, Haim; Dor-Ziderman, Yair; Arbel, Yael

2011-01-01

96

School: Children's School Kindergarten Philosophy  

E-print Network

School: Children's School Kindergarten Philosophy: ·lab school based on theories and research with fall birthdays will use the program as a pre-K and then go to kindergarten at an elementary school ·a team includes a director, an assistant director, and an administrative coordinator ·kindergarten team

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Psycholinguistic Behaviors of Isolated, Rural Children with and without Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports part of a longitudinal study to assess the psycholinguistic abilities of rural children given various educational opportunities. Twenty-two kindergartens were established, each with a teacher and a teacher aide. Prior to the opening of school, the staff was exposed to a six-week intensive training session. An inservice training

Cowles, Milly; And Others

98

Kindergarten Teachers Adjust Their Teaching Practices in Accordance with Children's Academic Pre-Skills  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the extent to which kindergarten children's academic pre-skills are associated with their teachers' subsequent teaching practices. The pre-skills in reading and math of 1268 children (655 boys, 613 girls) were measured in kindergarten in the fall. A pair of trained observers used the Classroom Assessment Scoring System…

Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Siekkinen, Martti; Nurmi, Jari-Erik

2011-01-01

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Emergent Literacy Skills Achievement of Kindergarteners in Relation to Sample Demographics in Southeastern Connecticut  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ex post facto, quasi-experimental study was conducted at a single-site, kindergarten through eighth grade district in rural, southeastern Connecticut. Of the single cohort of kindergarten students (N = 35) participating, eight students received fall intervention from a trained paraprofessional using "Stepping Stones to Literacy" and winter…

Graves, KellyAnn

2010-01-01

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Chaos in Kindergarten?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten percent of kindergartners show behavior problems or disrupt their class. This number triples for at-risk children. And children with self-control problems rarely succeed academically. With all a teacher has to accomplish during the kindergarten year, having students who lack the skills to "do school" is a real challenge. Other students are…

Bilmes, Jenna

2012-01-01

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Music Curriculum for Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This kindergarten music curriculum provides a year-long program of a sequenced series of activities designed to develop music concepts. Topics of the units in this guide are: self-concept (beginning of the year), fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter, a circus, Valentine's Day, spring, and farms. A scope and sequence chart of concepts…

Picht, Harriet

102

Robots in the Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes work with kindergarten children to improve their development of estimation, decision making, divergent thinking, directionality, numerical concepts, and creative problem solving skills through learning to program and control the robot Big Trak, a truck which moves along the floor in response to their commands. (EAO)

Keller, Joan; Shanahan, Dolores

1983-01-01

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Technologies for Lifelong Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of the use of manipulative materials in kindergartens focuses on a new generation of computationally enhanced manipulative materials, called digital manipulatives, designed to allow all students to explore mathematical and scientific concepts through direct manipulation of physical objects rather than more abstract methods of learning.…

Resnick, Mitchel

1998-01-01

104

Health: Kindergarten. Interim Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This health education guide for kindergarten is divided into six sections. A statement of the sub-goal for each section prefaces an outline for achieving that goal: (1) social-emotional well-being: to enhance self-awareness and increase skills that promote personal development and successful relationships; (2) physical well-being: to increase…

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg.

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Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences  

NSF Publications Database

... Education Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division of Mathematical Sciences ... Sciences (BIO), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) directorates at the National Science ...

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Interdisciplinary research and training program in the plant sciences  

SciTech Connect

This document is the compiled progress reports from the Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program in the Plant Sciences funded through the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory. Fourteen reports are included, covering topics such as the molecular basis of plant/microbe symbiosis, cell wall proteins and assembly, gene expression, stress responses, growth regulator biosynthesis, interaction between nuclear and organelle genomes, sensory transduction and tropisms, intracellular sorting and membrane trafficking, regulation of lipid metabolism, the molecular basis of disease resistance and plant pathogenesis, developmental biology of Cyanobacteria and hormonal involvement in environmental control of plant growth. 132 refs. (MHB)

Wolk, C.P.

1991-01-01

107

Organizing Science Popularization and Teacher Training Workshops : A Nigerian Experience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Funding for science popularization has become a huge challenge in recent times especially for developing countries like Nigeria. However, a change in the school system from the 6-3-3-4 system (6 years primary, 3 years Junior secondary, 3year senior secondary, and 4 years tertiary education) to the 9-3-4 system ( 9 years junior basic, 3 years secondary, and 4 tertiary education) has made it even more convenient to strategically target the students through their teachers to attain the desired quality of education since the introduction of space science into the curriculum at the primary and secondary levels. Considering the size of Nigeria, there Is need for a shift in paradigm for sourcing resources to tackle this deficiency in a sustainable manner. Recently a teacher training and science popularization workshop was organized as a first in a series of subsequent workshops geared towards having a sustainable means of popularizing Science in Nigeria. Principally, the key lies in the partnership with the colleges of education which produce the teachers for primary schools in addition to the usual governmental actions. Experiences from this workshop will be enumerated with the hope of inspiring the same success in similar societies.

Okpala, Kingsley; Okere, Bonaventure

108

Social science education as a component of medical training.  

PubMed

The broad view of health espoused by the World Health Organization is now generally accepted by medical educators. Implicit in the new paradigm is a recognition of multiple determinants of health and of shifting divisions of professional responsibilities among providers. As a consequence, the importance of social and behavioural science education as a foundation to medical training is increasingly appreciated. At the same time medical programmes are under pressure to contend with the explosion of knowledge in basic biomedical and life sciences and with technological innovation. Curricula are being submerged in facts, causing medical schools to look for innovative teaching models that feature more flexible approaches to the diverse body of knowledge supporting professional practice. Independent learning methods are being explored and revised teaching programs are being organized around coordinating themes, such as aging, human development and environmental health. Future programmes must be designed to encourage multiprofessional approaches while fostering awareness of the important interplay between health care (both curative and preventive) and social/behavioural science. Within the curriculum students should be offered options that include sociology, child growth and development, gerontology, medical anthropology, psychology, medical geography, health economics, political science and related subthemes. More important than the inclusion of any specific discipline is the creation of an environment in which future physicians may be exposed to critical thinking across a wide range of themes that characterize the social and cultural context for medical practice. Such enquiry is also likely to drive a closer relationship between medical schools and their parent universities within which the social science expertize resides.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:7801172

MacLeod, S M; McCullough, H N

1994-11-01

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Technologies for lifelong kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

In kindergartens and early-elementary classrooms, manipulative materials (such as Cuisenaire Rods and Pattern Blocks) play\\u000a an important role in childrens learning, enabling children to explore mathematical and scientific concepts (such as number,\\u000a shape, and size) through direct manipulation of physical objects. But as children grow older, and learn more advanced concepts,\\u000a the educational focus shifts away from direct manipulation to

Mitchel Resnick

1998-01-01

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Reading in the Kindergarten: Teachers Tell It Like It Is  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data obtained from a 66-item questionnaire distributed to schools in the Aurora area was analyzed to identify reading practices in Kindergarten including: means used by teachers to evaluate readiness and opportunities available to the teachers to improve their training. (Editor)

Johns, Jerry; Ellis, Diann

1976-01-01

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Catalogue of Videorecordings and Films, Kindergarten to Grade 6, 1993.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This catalogue lists and indexes 2,233 videorecordings, 16mm film, and videodisc titles held by the Library, Manitoba Education and Training for borrowing; some are also available for dubbing. The catalog indexes materials intended for children in kindergarten through grade 6, and is divided into three parts: an annotated title and series index, a…

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Instructional Resources Branch.

112

The "Core" in Library and/or Information Science Education and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The issue of what constitutes or should constitute the "core" in library and/or information science (LIS) education and training is one that is frequently debated. This article reviews literature related to this matter and cites findings from an empirical study conducted in South Africa on library and/or information science education and training.…

Raju, J.

2003-01-01

113

Kindergarten Goals for the Seventies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an outline of kindergarten goals for the seventies along with specific suggestions for supporting classroom activities. The kindergarten goals are divided into four developmental areas: (1) Cognitive or Intellectual Development (with emphasis on concept development, or "content skills" and mastery or "process skills"); (2)…

Yawkey, Thomas D.; Silvern, Steven B.

114

Kindergarten Retention. Burning Issues [Series].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This information packet contains nine articles that outline current trends in kindergarten retention/exclusion and their negative impact on student outcomes, particularly for high risk students. The 1980s saw increasing numbers of children required to repeat kindergarten, attend a transitional grade before first grade, or wait an extra year before…

San Diego County Office of Education, CA.

115

Scaffolding the "Scaffolding" Metaphor: From Inspiration to a Practical Tool for Kindergarten Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present research aims shifting `scaffolding' from an inspiring metaphor to a practical tool to be used by kindergarten teachers when conducting scientific activities. It identifies scaffolding strategies that three experienced kindergarten teachers, ones acknowledged as excelling in science teaching, implicitly used when conducting science activities. For this end 20 whole-day observations were recorded in each of the three kindergartens and transcribed verbatim. The scaffolding strategies were identified through an inductive analysis performed on the observations and through the relevant literature. The strategies yielded from the analysis were grouped into affective and cognitive domains, each divided into categories and subcategories. The complete set of identified strategies was termed the scaffolding scheme. The scaffolding scheme can assist kindergarten and primary school teachers, as well as researchers, in analyzing scientific activities conducted in the kindergarten and judging how efficient the employed strategies are, what strategies to eliminate, and what other strategies might be needed.

Eshach, Haim; Dor-Ziderman, Yair; Arbel, Yael

2011-10-01

116

Leadership training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Bulgaria  

Microsoft Academic Search

This synthesis paper explores current leadership training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Bulgaria. The analysis begins with discussion of global factors influencing the implementation of leadership training in STEM education in general and then presents information about the current status of leadership training in Bulgaria with emphases on the country's economics, politics and geographical location as

Diana Bairaktarova; Monica F. Cox; Demetra Evangelou

2011-01-01

117

Pre-Kindergarten Teachers' Use of Transition Practices and Children's Adjustment to Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes pre-kindergarten teachers' use of kindergarten transition practices and examined the extent to which these practices were associated with kindergarten teachers' judgments of children's social, self-regulatory, and academic skills upon their entry into kindergarten. Participants were 722 children from 214 pre-kindergarten

LoCasale-Crouch, Jennifer; Mashburn, Andrew J.; Downer, Jason T.; Pianta, Robert C.

2008-01-01

118

Preparing Preschoolers for Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In this study, we examine the nature of teacher belief systems regarding preparing children for kindergarten using teacher-level\\u000a data collected for 103 diverse early education programs serving low-income and linguistic minority preschool\\u000a \\u000a -age children in Los Angeles County that were part of the Los Angeles: Exploring Children’s Early Learning Settings (LA ExCELS)\\u000a study. Three main program types are represented: public

Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo; Allison Sidle Fuligni; Lynn A. Karoly

119

A Kindergarten guide to modern monetary theory  

E-print Network

A Kindergarten guide to modern monetary theory Prepared by Frank Ashe Presented to the Institute;Kindergarten Modern Monetary Theory 2 A Kindergarten guide to modern monetary theory Frank Ashe Abstract ... my reply Part 2 #12;Kindergarten Modern Monetary Theory 3 developers 2 , into plain talk. I have

Knaust, Helmut

120

Kindergarten Teachers: Public and Private School Teachers of the Kindergarten Class of 1998-99.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report examines aspects of the kindergarten experience through a national profile of teachers of the kindergarten class of 1998-99 in the United States. It presents data collected from questionnaires completed by 3,102 kindergarten teachers participa...

E. Germino-Hausken, J. Walston, A. H. Rathbun

2004-01-01

121

Teacher Training and Pre-Service Primary Teachers' Self-Efficacy for Science Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study focuses on the improvement of pre-service teachers' self-efficacy for teaching science by including science courses within the teacher training program. Knowing how efficacy beliefs change over time and what factors influence the development by pre-service primary teachers of positive science teaching efficacy beliefs may be useful…

Velthuis, Chantal; Fisser, Petra; Pieters, Jules

2014-01-01

122

A Field Test of the Impact of an Inservice Training Program on Health Sciences Education Faculty  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of the Health Sciences Faculty Education Project at Oregon Health & Science University was to enhance the capacity of health science programs and faculty to admit, teach, accommodate, and graduate students with disabilities. Multiple approaches were implemented to achieve this goal. A key strategy was an inservice training program…

Sowers, Jo-Ann; Smith, Martha R.

2003-01-01

123

Gender differences in kindergarteners' robotics and programming achievement  

E-print Network

allow boys and girls to have equal success in this program. Although boys had a higher mean score than period for introducing girls to traditionally mas- culine fields of science and technology before more in order to determine whether kindergarten boys and girls were equally successful in a series of building

Bers, Marina Umaschi

124

Perfectly Penguins: A WebQuest for Kindergarten  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This WebQuest introduces kindergarten students to penguins. They will read about five types of penguins using online resources, draw pictures, write a song or poem, and present their information to the class. The lesson is interdisciplinary, combining life science learning, literacy, and visual and performing arts. A teacher's page is included, with necessary resources, evaluation materials, and alignments to standards.

Miller, Betty L.

125

Gender Differences in Kindergarteners' Robotics and Programming Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early childhood is a critical period for introducing girls to traditionally masculine fields of science and technology before more extreme gender stereotypes surface in later years. This study looks at the TangibleK Robotics Program in order to determine whether kindergarten boys and girls were equally successful in a series of building and…

Sullivan, Amanda; Bers, Marina Umaschi

2013-01-01

126

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING (Suggested 4 Year Plan)  

E-print Network

Introduction to Sports Medicine 3 HPRED 0110 Practicum in Athletic Training 3 ENG 0101 English Composition I 3: Sports Medicine 3 HPRED 1420 Rehab. Mgmt. & Administration 3 HPRED 1481 Clinical in Athletic Training VI

Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

127

Kindergarten Math Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides examples of Kindergarten Number (Counting and Cardinality, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Number and Operations in Base Ten) activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files listed are in PDF format.

Godwin, Nicola

2012-01-01

128

The People's Choice for Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the activities of a very popular teacher, Kay Goines. Ms. Goines' methods in teaching kindergarten include emphasis on language, (as a means of tying together the various experiences of the school day), communication, and parental participation. (JA)

Healy, Catherine; Resnik, Henry S.

1974-01-01

129

FOREST KINDERGARTEN: A NATRUAL APPROACH TO DEVELOPING HEALTH & WELLBEING  

E-print Network

FOREST KINDERGARTEN: A NATRUAL APPROACH TO DEVELOPING HEALTH & WELLBEING & LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN. KAREN BOYD CENTRAL SCOTLAND CONSERVANCY. FOREST KINDERGARTEN OFFICER. #12;FOREST KINDERGARTEN and stimulate learning." Curriculum for Excellence, Building the Curriculum 2 2 #12;WHY FORETS KINDERGARTEN

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National Cancer Institute and National Science Foundation Launch Collaboration; Training Grants Awarded for Nanobiotechnology  

Cancer.gov

The NCI and NSF today announced a collaboration that will establish integrative training environments for U.S. science and engineering doctoral students to focus on interdisciplinary nanoscience and technology research with applications to cancer.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory/Photon Sciences Subject: NSLS Explosives Training (de minimis quantities)  

E-print Network

Brookhaven National Laboratory/Photon Sciences Subject: NSLS Explosives Training (de minimis. Ackerman Approved By: K. Klaus Explosives Hazards Experimentation at NSLS may include explosives in small minimis quantities of explosives, (explosives, and explosives

Ohta, Shigemi

132

Gender, and Socioeconomic Status on Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Scores of Kindergarten Students Sandra Harmon Witcher  

E-print Network

Practitioners are obligated to identify cost-effective, worthwhile practices for improving student learning. With the current climate of pressure to quickly improve student performance on the Virginia Standards of Learning assessments, the use of Brain instructional strategy. The value in conducting this research was to attempt to objectively analyze whether the use of this specific activity-based intervention in an educational setting affects children's skill acquisition. Intact kindergarten classes from two relatively matched schools within the same southeastern Virginia school division were randomly assigned to the treatment and control groups. A total of 126 kindergarten students in eight classes were involved. All of the classes were administered the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening test in October as part of the system-wide pre-assessment of kindergarten students. In addition to regular instruction, the treatment group then followed a prescribed set of six Brain exercises for 8-10 minutes twice each school day until the PALS posttest was given in late spring. The classroom teachers received in-service training from the researcher to enable them to lead the treatment group in the daily performance of the exercises. The treatment began after the completion of PALS pre-testing. The control group received regular instruction and did not participate in any Brain Gym exercises. Following a t-test for differences in previous performance, a four-way analysis of variance was performed on the total PALS scores. Using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences and a predetermined alpha level of .05, the four-way ANOVA yielded a significant main effect for previous performance and non-significant main effects for effect was found only among Brai...

Virginia Polytechnic Institute; David J. Parks; Christina M. Dawson; Travis Twiford; Patricia P. Kelly; Jeanne Edwards; Sandra Harmon Witcher; Sandra Harmon Witcher

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Kindergarten teachers develop phoneme awareness in low-income, inner-city classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent evidence suggests that training in phoneme awareness has a positive impact on beginning reading and spelling. The objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of instruction in phonological awareness provided in low-income, inner-city kindergarten classrooms by kindergarten teachers and their teaching assistants. Prior to the intervention, the 84 treatment children and 75 control children, who attended inner-city

B. A. Blachman; E. W. Ball; R. S. Black; D. M. Tangel

1994-01-01

134

Leadership Training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education in Bulgaria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This synthesis paper explores current leadership training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Bulgaria. The analysis begins with discussion of global factors influencing the implementation of leadership training in STEM education in general and then presents information about the current status of leadership…

Bairaktarova, Diana; Cox, Monica F.; Evangelou, Demetra

2011-01-01

135

Training Undergraduate Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders As Conversational Partners for Persons with Aphasia  

E-print Network

Training Undergraduate Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders As Conversational Partners for Persons with Aphasia This Educational Enhancement Grant was funded for the 2009-10 academic year with aphasia as part of a training module in neurogenic communication disorders within the CSD 482 ­ Clinical

Hayes, Jane E.

136

History and Development of Kindergarten in California.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report reviews the history of kindergarten in California. It is an interesting story in its own right, one in which several women in California pioneered the kindergarten concept and contributed to a nationwide movement. The report puts current polic...

P. L. de Cos

2001-01-01

137

A Curriculum Framework for Geographical Information Science (GISc) Training at South African Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geographical information science (GISc) is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. Being a relatively new discipline, universities often provide training as part of geography, surveying, town planning, environmental and computer science programmes. This complicates professional accreditation assessments as the content, outcomes, extent…

du Plessis, H.; van Niekerk, A.

2012-01-01

138

Student science enrichment training program: Progress report, June 1, 1988--May 31, 1989  

SciTech Connect

This is a status report on a Student Science Enrichment Training Program held at the campus of Claflin College, Orangeburg, SC. The topics of the report include the objectives of the project, participation experienced, financial incentives and support for the program, curriculum description, and estimated success of the program in stimulating an occupational interest in science and research fields by the students.

Sandhu, S.S.

1989-04-21

139

Introduction to the Science Teacher Training in an Information Society (STTIS) Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the aims and structure of the Science Teacher Training in an Information Society (STTIS) project and sets the work reported in this issue of the journal in the context of the whole project. The project addressed general questions and challenges that the Information Society posed to science educators. (Author/MM)

Pinto, Roser

2002-01-01

140

The Undergraduate Statistics Major--A Prelude to Actuarial Science Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recently there has been increased interest related to the Actuarial Science field. An actuary is a business professional who uses mathematical skills to define, analyze, and solve financial and social problems. This paper examines: (1) the interface between Statistical and Actuarial Science training; (2) statistical courses corresponding to…

Ratliff, Michael I.; Williams, Raymond E.

141

Art and science: how musical training shapes the brain.  

PubMed

What makes a musician? In this review, we discuss innate and experience-dependent factors that mold the musician brain in addition to presenting new data in children that indicate that some neural enhancements in musicians unfold with continued training over development. We begin by addressing effects of training on musical expertise, presenting neural, perceptual, and cognitive evidence to support the claim that musicians are shaped by their musical training regimes. For example, many musician-advantages in the neural encoding of sound, auditory perception, and auditory-cognitive skills correlate with their extent of musical training, are not observed in young children just initiating musical training, and differ based on the type of training pursued. Even amidst innate characteristics that contribute to the biological building blocks that make up the musician, musicians demonstrate further training-related enhancements through extensive education and practice. We conclude by reviewing evidence from neurobiological and epigenetic approaches to frame biological markers of musicianship in the context of interactions between genetic and experience-related factors. PMID:24137142

Barrett, Karen Chan; Ashley, Richard; Strait, Dana L; Kraus, Nina

2013-01-01

142

Art and science: how musical training shapes the brain  

PubMed Central

What makes a musician? In this review, we discuss innate and experience-dependent factors that mold the musician brain in addition to presenting new data in children that indicate that some neural enhancements in musicians unfold with continued training over development. We begin by addressing effects of training on musical expertise, presenting neural, perceptual, and cognitive evidence to support the claim that musicians are shaped by their musical training regimes. For example, many musician-advantages in the neural encoding of sound, auditory perception, and auditory-cognitive skills correlate with their extent of musical training, are not observed in young children just initiating musical training, and differ based on the type of training pursued. Even amidst innate characteristics that contribute to the biological building blocks that make up the musician, musicians demonstrate further training-related enhancements through extensive education and practice. We conclude by reviewing evidence from neurobiological and epigenetic approaches to frame biological markers of musicianship in the context of interactions between genetic and experience-related factors. PMID:24137142

Barrett, Karen Chan; Ashley, Richard; Strait, Dana L.; Kraus, Nina

2013-01-01

143

Revised October 2011 School: Children's School Kindergarten  

E-print Network

Revised October 2011 School: Children's School Kindergarten Philosophy: ·Laboratory school based-K and then go to kindergarten at an elementary school ·A non-refundable fee of $50.00 with application, and an Administrative Coordinator ·Kindergarten Team includes two teachers and one assistant teacher ·Teachers

144

Standardized Tests and Froebel's Original Kindergarten Model  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author argues that American educators rely on standardized tests at too early an age when administered in kindergarten, particularly given the original intent of kindergarten as envisioned by its founder, Friedrich Froebel. The author examines the current use of standardized tests in kindergarten and the Froebel model, including his emphasis…

Jeynes, William H.

2006-01-01

145

Chinese Kindergarten Education and Its Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present discussion attempts to relate current changes in kindergarten education in China to contemporary political, social, and intellectual reforms. Kindergarten education in China has always reflected the country's social policy as well as its view of the nature of childhood. Currently, in China, more kindergartens exist under more varied…

Spodek, Bernard

146

Training Psychologists to Assess, Manage, and Treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Examination of the National Center for PTSD Behavioral Science Division Training Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most traumatized people do not get the care they need, making the demand for well-trained clinicians, researchers, and supervisors in the trauma field particularly acute. We describe the psychology training program at the Behavioral Science Division of the National Center for PTSD, provide a rationale for the training procedures we employ, and summarize the challenges we face. We suggest that

Brett T. Litz; Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault

2008-01-01

147

An exploratory curriculum analysis of thirteen virtual schools, online homeschools and online curriculum providers' science curriculum from kindergarten through twelfth grade  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study is to describe and examine various Internet-based science curricula in terms of their educational value and comprehensiveness. Thirteen online homeschool providers' science curricula were analyzed through an examination of the content and organization of instruction and through a comparison with the seven National Science Education Standards (NSES) in order to assess the pedagogical and developmental appropriateness of online science curriculum, to find the ideological perspectives exhibited by each curriculum, and to identify implications for the future of homeschooling regarding children who use an online science curriculum as the basis of their science education. The results reveal that only a few online schools incorporate all seven NSES in their science curriculum; most online schools' content and instruction have a traditional/behavioral perspective; and the Systematizer theoretical perspective was prevalent in online schools' science curricula. This study investigates the issue of whether online homeschooling can accurately be termed homeschooling. A discussion of education and schooling according to Holt (1976), Illich (1972), and Moore and Moore (1975) explore this issue. The findings from this discussion suggest that the online homeschool movement may be an undiscovered form of "schooling" and that parents, educators, researchers, curriculum developers, and specialists should be aware of the implications online homeschooling has on homeschooling's philosophy of education.

Jones, Dussy L.

148

Economics Environmental Science Track This track of courses is designed for students who want to couple their training in economics  

E-print Network

1 of 2 Economics Environmental Science Track This track of courses is designed for students who want to couple their training in economics with additional studies in environmental science. Ideally Sciences Environmental Sciences Land Resource Sciences Economics Electives In addition to the economics

Maxwell, Bruce D.

149

Science Education and Teachers' Training: Research in Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International researchers put to evidence a worrying decrease in science disciplines' role in many countries, especially in the European Community and a poor quality in scientific competences, as issues of TIMMS (trends in international mathematics and science study) and PISA (programme for international student assessment) have proved, together…

Pilo, Miranda; Gavio, Brigitte; Grosso, Daniele; Mantero, Alfonso

2012-01-01

150

Training Teachers to Use Food to Teach Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In January 2006, every science department chair in U.S. public, private, and parochial high schools received information on food science, including a DVD, poster, and experiment guide developed by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), IFT Foundation, and Discovery Education. To promote the experiments and to encourage implementation of the…

Schaich-Rogers, Barbara

2007-01-01

151

Education and Training in Mapping Sciences: A Working Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This compilation of 720 items in the mapping sciences is presented alphabetically by author. The term 'mapping sciences' has been interpreted in a catholic sense, to cover the varied aspects of the three main elements, surveying, photogrammetry, and cartography, as well as their subdivisions and combinations. Map librarianship, professional…

Steward, Harry

152

Science Cadre Training in Russia and Abroad (A Comparative Analysis)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Today the scientific potential of any country, its science cadres, the volume and scale of the research being conducted, the number of science centers, the quality and subject matter of the research, the level of the material and technical equipment of its research laboratories, and other aspects constitute a most important factor in ensuring…

Ismailov, E. E.

2010-01-01

153

Predicting kindergarten children's academic achievement from the Kindergarten Screening Inventory  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kindergarten is one of the most important school years. It is a time when a child's motivation for learning is typically high and when important educational foundations are established. Recently, federal and state laws have been enacted mandating the educational screening of children entering school. For example, early identification and intervention of young children with special needs was clearly established

Lena Lopardo Padovano

2001-01-01

154

Training Math and Science Teacher-Researchers in a Collaborative Research Environment: Implications for Math and Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this mixed-methods study, the effect of training teacher-researchers in a collaborative research environment is examined for a cohort of teachers enrolled in a Math and Science Partnership (MSP) master's degree program. The teachers describe changes in their research views and in their application of research in practice, and detail the…

Kyei-Blankson, Lydia

2014-01-01

155

Girls Entering Technology, Science, Math and Research Training (get Smart): a Model for Preparing Girls in Science and Engineering Disciplines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this article, it is postulated that the development of a successful training program for women in science, math, engineering, and technology (SMET) disciplines is dependent upon a combination of several factors, including (a) career orientation: commitment to SMET as a career, reasons for pursuing SMET as a career, and opportunity to pursue a SMET career; (b) knowledge of SMET: SMET courses completed, SMET achievement, and hands-on SMET activities; (c) academic and social support: diversity initiatives, role models, cooperative learning, and peer counseling; and (d) self-concept: program emphasis on competence and peer competition. The proposed model is based on the GET SMART (Girls Entering Technology, Science, Math and Research Training) workshop program to prepare and develop female high school students as competitive future SMET professionals. The proposed model is not intended to serve as an elaborate theory, but as a general guide in training females entering SMET disciplines.

Mawasha, P. Ruby; Lam, Paul C.; Vesalo, John; Leitch, Ronda; Rice, Stacey

156

The science of cycling: physiology and training - part 1.  

PubMed

The aim of this review is to provide greater insight and understanding regarding the scientific nature of cycling. Research findings are presented in a practical manner for their direct application to cycling. The two parts of this review provide information that is useful to athletes, coaches and exercise scientists in the prescription of training regimens, adoption of exercise protocols and creation of research designs. Here for the first time, we present rationale to dispute prevailing myths linked to erroneous concepts and terminology surrounding the sport of cycling. In some studies, a review of the cycling literature revealed incomplete characterisation of athletic performance, lack of appropriate controls and small subject numbers, thereby complicating the understanding of the cycling research. Moreover, a mixture of cycling testing equipment coupled with a multitude of exercise protocols stresses the reliability and validity of the findings. Our scrutiny of the literature revealed key cycling performance-determining variables and their training-induced metabolic responses. The review of training strategies provides guidelines that will assist in the design of aerobic and anaerobic training protocols. Paradoxically, while maximal oxygen uptake (V-O(2max)) is generally not considered a valid indicator of cycling performance when it is coupled with other markers of exercise performance (e.g. blood lactate, power output, metabolic thresholds and efficiency/economy), it is found to gain predictive credibility. The positive facets of lactate metabolism dispel the 'lactic acid myth'. Lactate is shown to lower hydrogen ion concentrations rather than raise them, thereby retarding acidosis. Every aspect of lactate production is shown to be advantageous to cycling performance. To minimise the effects of muscle fatigue, the efficacy of employing a combination of different high cycling cadences is evident. The subconscious fatigue avoidance mechanism 'teleoanticipation' system serves to set the tolerable upper limits of competitive effort in order to assure the athlete completion of the physical challenge. Physiological markers found to be predictive of cycling performance include: (i) power output at the lactate threshold (LT2); (ii) peak power output (W(peak)) indicating a power/weight ratio of > or =5.5 W/kg; (iii) the percentage of type I fibres in the vastus lateralis; (iv) maximal lactate steady-state, representing the highest exercise intensity at which blood lactate concentration remains stable; (v) W(peak) at LT2; and (vi) W(peak) during a maximal cycling test. Furthermore, the unique breathing pattern, characterised by a lack of tachypnoeic shift, found in professional cyclists may enhance the efficiency and metabolic cost of breathing. The training impulse is useful to characterise exercise intensity and load during training and competition. It serves to enable the cyclist or coach to evaluate the effects of training strategies and may well serve to predict the cyclist's performance. Findings indicate that peripheral adaptations in working muscles play a more important role for enhanced submaximal cycling capacity than central adaptations. Clearly, relatively brief but intense sprint training can enhance both glycolytic and oxidative enzyme activity, maximum short-term power output and V-O(2max). To that end, it is suggested to replace approximately 15% of normal training with one of the interval exercise protocols. Tapering, through reduction in duration of training sessions or the frequency of sessions per week while maintaining intensity, is extremely effective for improvement of cycling time-trial performance. Overuse and over-training disabilities common to the competitive cyclist, if untreated, can lead to delayed recovery. PMID:15831059

Faria, Erik W; Parker, Daryl L; Faria, Irvin E

2005-01-01

157

Integrating science and soft skills in training courses for early-career scientists in ACCENT  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientists receive little training in communicating to non-scientists. Yet, both stakeholders and politicians increasingly see scientists as an important part of their world. Scientists feel, however, often uncomfortable with a socio-political role, especially, as discussion frequently moves away from the area of their expertise. The European Network of Excellence in Atmospheric Composition Change (ACCENT; www.accent- network.org) has thus started to integrate both science (disciplinary, interdisciplinary approaches) and soft skills (e.g., communicating to non-scientists) in training courses for early-career scientists. In doing so, the Training and Education Task in ACCENT attempts to respond to a need expressed by many early-career scientists in Europe. There are different ways how scientific material can be brought into the public and political arenas. This contribution will share experiences in integrated training for early-career scientists, incorporating both science and outreach to the general public and politicians.

Schuepbach, E.

2006-12-01

158

A case study of alternatively trained science teachers: Attainment of pedagogical content knowledge  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Elements essential to effective teaching are closely aligned with the domains of a teacher's pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) (Park & Oliver, 2008). Often, alternatively trained teachers enter the teaching profession lacking exposure to pedagogical events that allow these educators opportunities to reflect on their practice and construction of their PCK (Friedrichsen et al., 2007); yet little is known about the knowledge of experienced alternatively trained educators and the complexities associated with their PCK development. The purpose of this study was to describe the nature and sources of alternatively trained secondary school science teachers' PCK after gaining classroom experience. The Park and Oliver (2008) hexagon PCK model was used as the theoretical framework. A case study of two experienced secondary science teachers at a school in the southeastern region of the United States was conducted. Data were collected from multiple sources, such as interviews, classroom observations, participant field journals, lesson plans, classroom assignments, classroom assessments, and researcher's field notes. Data analysis was conducted using the constant comparative method, qualitative deductive analysis, and a content representation. The results showed that experienced alternatively trained science teachers' PCK development was heavily influenced by each teacher's orientation to science teaching. Alternatively trained science teachers compensated for their lack of pedagogical training by relying heavily upon their content knowledge, their knowledge of students, and past experiences. Even after gaining years of experience in a school setting, alternatively trained teachers still lacked familiarity with traditional educational terminology and practices, rather relying upon instructional approaches and techniques independently acquired while each teacher was in "survival" mode. This study provides several implications for teacher preparation, research, and policy.

Duncan, Benjamin R.

159

Teaching and Learning in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching and learning in kindergarten is related, on the one hand, to the principles, methods and forms of teachers' work that should optimally contribute to pre-school child development and learning, and on the other hand, to the issues of the developing their reasoning and other aspects of their personality. It is for this reason that the…

Lepicnik Vodopivec, Jurka

2010-01-01

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Kindergarten teachers beliefs and practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major objectives of this study were to develop a questionnaire based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children guidelines [1986] for developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education and to use this questionnaire for obtaining information regarding kindergarten teachers’ beliefs and practices. The Teacher Questionnaire containing two subscales, the Teachers’ Beliefs Scale and the Instructional Activities

Rosalind Charlesworth; Craig H. Hart; Diane C. Burts; Sue Hernandez

1991-01-01

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Nutrition Education Curriculum. Kindergarten Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six major concepts form the framework for this kindergarten nutrition education curriculum: (1) Food is essential for all living things (learning to identify foods and food sources); (2) Nutrition is the food you eat and how the body uses it (recognizing the relationship between body growth and the ingestion of food); (3) Food is made up of…

Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

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Math Club Starting in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Starting a math club as early as kindergarten and having a range of grade levels in attendance can be successful. With the help of the older students, the varied age groups are entertained and excited about attending math club. The purpose of the club is to enrich the classroom mathematics curriculum with hands-on activities and to have members…

Perry, Ann M.

2011-01-01

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A framework for training health professionals in implementation and dissemination science.  

PubMed

The authors describe a conceptual framework for implementation and dissemination science (IDS) and propose competencies for IDS training. Their framework is designed to facilitate the application of theories and methods from the distinct domains of clinical disciplines (e.g., medicine, public health), population sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology), and translational disciplines (e.g., social and behavioral sciences, business administration education). They explore three principles that guided the development of their conceptual framework: Behavior change among organizations and/or individuals (providers, patients) is inherent in the translation process; engagement of stakeholder organizations, health care delivery systems, and individuals is imperative to achieve effective translation and sustained improvements; and IDS research is iterative, benefiting from cycles and collaborative, bidirectional relationships. The authors propose seven domains for IDS training-team science, context identification, literature identification and assessment, community engagement, intervention design and research implementation, evaluation of effect of translational activity, behavioral change communication strategies-and define 12 IDS training competencies within these domains. As a model, they describe specific courses introduced at the University of California, San Francisco, which they designed to develop these competencies. The authors encourage other training programs and institutions to use or adapt the design principles, conceptual framework, and proposed competencies to evaluate their current IDS training needs and to support new program development. PMID:22373617

Gonzales, Ralph; Handley, Margaret A; Ackerman, Sara; O?sullivan, Patricia S

2012-03-01

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Curiosity + Kindergarten = Future Scientists  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Carefully crafted experiences in the early childhood classroom can create learning opportunities for children that allow one curiosity to lead to another. Learning how to find out answers to fascinating questions is what science is all about. In fact, it

Flannagan, Jenny S.; Rockenbaugh, Liesl

2010-12-01

165

Training Families To Learn Science Together Using Astronomical Topics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a collection of messages and lessons learned from a set of Family Science programs that have been developed, implemented and/or evaluated by the RIT Insight Lab over the past 5 years. The programs are connected by their use of astronomical topics to serve as the motivator for engagement and learning. The programs all focus on the development of inquiry skills and connecting family members to each other as science learning communities, rather than focusing on the development of specific content knowledge. We show how family science programs can increase engagement in STEM for parents and their children alike, and strengthen the pipeline of the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Noel-Storr, Jacob; Wyllie, G.; Lierheimer, D.

2012-05-01

166

GAVRT and Radio Jove: Partners in K-12 Science Teacher Training  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Goldstone Apple-Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT) program (http://www.lewiscenter.org/gavrt) and The Radio Jove Project (http://radiojove.gsfc.nasa.gov) have a recent partnership to train K-14 teachers to use radio astronomy telescopes as vehicles for science education. The partnership is part of the NASA Juno mission to Jupiter (2011 launch) education and outreach program. Teachers attend training workshops to operate a 34-meter radio telescope and/or build or operate their own simple radio telescope, both of which can be used directly in the classroom. Corresponding lesson plans and curriculum material are available on the websites. Three teacher training workshops for the GAVRT/Jove program were held in 2010 and the results of the training and usage in the classroom will be reviewed. We plan to expand teacher opportunities in 2011 by offering web-based training programs.

Higgins, C. A.; Thieman, J. R.; Nakamura, B.; Dorcey, R.

2010-12-01

167

Earth science training and development in Africa: a United Kingdom perspective  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper discusses earth science training and development in Anglophone Africa, focusing particularly on support to geological survey organisations (GSOs). A distinction is drawn between 'education' and 'training', the latter used here in a vocational sense. Both are part of a continuing process of career development for earth scientists. First degree level education underpins all subsequent training. The onus for the latter lies with the employers, which need to develop appropriate training programmes for their staff that are compatible with an individual's career development and their own organisations' needs. There are relatively few graduate employees as a percentage of total staff in most African GSOs compared with GSOs elsewhere in the world and the experience of many of the younger scientists may be limited. This, and the often limited resources available, indicate a continuing need for support through development and institutional strengthening programmes. The main approaches to training and development are outlined and examples are given of some applications of these approaches. The training providers include 'western' and former Soviet earth science institutions, organisations such as the Association of Geoscientists in Development, and geological societies such as the Geological Society of Africa. The changing emphasis of developing country technical assistance requirements is reviewed. These include a shift from the leader-trainee approach by the provider to an advisory approach. The encouraging emergence of cross-border and regional training and development programmes within Africa is noted.

Bennett, John D.

1999-05-01

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Computerizing reading training: Evaluation of a latent semantic analysis space for science text  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effectiveness of a domain-specific latent semantic analysis (LSA) in assessing reading strategies was examined. Students\\u000a were given self-explanation reading training (SERT) and asked to think aloud after each sentence in a science text. Novice\\u000a and expert human raters and two LSA spaces (general reading, science) rated the similarity of each think-aloud protocol to\\u000a benchmarks representing three different reading strategies

Christopher A. Kurby; Katja Wiemer-Hastings; Nagasai Ganduri; Joseph P. Magliano; Keith K. Millis; Danielle S. McNamara

2003-01-01

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Structural Science Laboratory Supplement. High-Technology Training Module.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, a laboratory supplement on the theory of bending and properties of sections, is part of a first-year, postsecondary structural science technical support course for architectural drafting and design. The first part of this two-part supplement is directed at the instructor and includes the following sections: program objectives; course…

Luthens, Roger

170

Handheld technology acceptance in radiologic science education and training programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to explore the behavioral intention of directors of educational programs in the radiologic sciences to adopt handheld devices to aid in managing student clinical data. Handheld devices were described to participants as a technology representing a class of mobile electronic devices including, but not limited to, personal digital assistants such as a Palm TX, Apple iPod Touch, Apple iPad or Hewlett Packard iPaq, and cellular or smartphones with third generation mobile capabilities such as an Apple iPhone, Blackberry or Android device. The study employed a non-experimental, cross-sectional survey design to determine the potential of adopting handheld technologies based on the constructs of Davis's (1989) Technology Acceptance Model. An online self-report questionnaire survey instrument was used to gather study data from 551 entry level radiologic science programs specializing in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and medical sonography. The study design resulted in a single point in time assessment of the relationship between the primary constructs of the Technology Acceptance Model: perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use, and the behavioral intention of radiography program directors to adopt the information technology represented by hand held devices. Study results provide justification for investing resources to promote the adoption of mobile handheld devices in radiologic science programs and study findings serve as a foundation for further research involving technology adoption in the radiologic sciences.

Powers, Kevin Jay

171

Future training needs in the pharmaceutical sciences: Academia – Industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The markets for the traditional output of schools of pharmacy, namely education, research and graduates, are changing. The main private client in these markets, the pharmaceutical industry, is moving fast to become more efficient, under pressure from overly costly drug development. The challenges to the industry that emanate from the fantastic rate of advances in the biomedical sciences and pharmaceutical

Douwe D. Breimer

2001-01-01

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Handheld Technology Acceptance in Radiologic Science Education and Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore the behavioral intention of directors of educational programs in the radiologic sciences to adopt handheld devices to aid in managing student clinical data. Handheld devices were described to participants as a technology representing a class of mobile electronic devices including, but not limited to,…

Powers, Kevin Jay

2012-01-01

173

Taking Programming into Kindergartens: Exploratory Research Activities Using  

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Taking Programming into Kindergartens: Exploratory Research Activities Using ToonTalk Leonel in kindergarten education under the same philosophy and methods employed for other elements of modern society, programming by demonstration, kindergarten, early childhood, constraint programming 1. Introduction

Boyer, Edmond

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN A KINDERGARTEN ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF PROBABILITY  

E-print Network

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN A KINDERGARTEN ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF PROBABILITY Sonia kafoussi University of Aegean, Greece Keywords: probabilistic thinking; kindergarten children; teaching experiment Abstract In this paper we describe the students' mathematical learning in a kindergarten during a classroom teaching

Boyer, Edmond

175

Making sense of doctoral training reforms in the social sciences:  

E-print Network

noting that ‘over-regulation of doctoral programmes must be avoided’ (Bergen communiqué, 2005). The social science PhD continues its drift away from the so-called ‘Humboldtian model’ to one more attuned to vocational and professional concerns... for disciplinary futures, and a willingness to engage and shape the policy process at every level. This combination of professional expertise, policy literacy, and communication skills is one that is expected of academics representing their disciplines on RAE...

Mills, David

2009-01-01

176

Nonfiction Literacy in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

After an outdoor excursion hunting for a "special leaf" on a delightful fall day, students returned to the classroom and were instructed to capture the leaf on a blank page in their science notebooks. They were asked to document as many details as possible, based on their observations. The overall focus of the notebooks was for students to capture…

Novakowski, Janice

2010-01-01

177

Using the Patient as Teacher: A Training Method for Family Practice Residents in Behavioral Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the inception of family medicine as a specialty in allopathy and osteopathy in 1969 and 1973, respectively, there has been a need to develop integrative approaches of teaching behavioral science concepts without violating the scope of practice limitations between the fields. We describe a collaborative training method by which we attempt to achieve this balance. Residents referring patients for

Janis L. Lewis; DeVon R. Stokes; Lawrence R. Fischetti; Aaron L. Rutledge

1988-01-01

178

The Lake Ontario Great Lakes Science Practicum: A Model for Training Limnology Students on  

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COMMENTARY The Lake Ontario Great Lakes Science Practicum: A Model for Training Limnology Students on How to Conduct Shipboard Research in the Great Lakes Michael R. Twiss1,*, Tom A. Langen1, George S, Tennessee 37996 4Monitoring and Indicators Branch Great Lakes National Program Office U.S. Environmental

Langen, Tom A.

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Teaching Citizen Science Skills Online: Implications for Invasive Species Training Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Citizen science programs are emerging as an efficient way to increase data collection and help monitor invasive species. Effective invasive species monitoring requires rigid data quality assurances if expensive control efforts are to be guided by volunteer data. To achieve data quality, effective online training is needed to improve field skills…

Newman, Greg; Crall, Alycia; Laituri, Melinda; Graham, Jim; Stohlgren, Tom; Moore, John C.; Kodrich, Kris; Holfelder, Kirstin A.

2010-01-01

180

STATISTICAL TRAINING IN HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN GROUP AND AT DISTANCE  

E-print Network

with the proliferation of social networks. The use of the internet has driven media and practices from static pages statistical concepts and ICT. INTRODUCTION The rapidly increasing trends for use of Information Communication1 STATISTICAL TRAINING IN HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES IN GROUP AND AT DISTANCE: Exploration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Teachers Training Teachers: Four Perspectives on an Innovative Mentoring Program for Intern Science Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have collaborated to pilot an on-site training and mentoring program for intern science teachers. Exit interviews suggest that its innovative mentoring…

Diehl, Christine L.; Harris, Jerilyn; Barrios, David; O'Connor, Heather; Fong, Jennifer

182

Kindergartens Open Kindergartens: A Community-Center for Parents and Other Adults in the Neighbourhood.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The problems encountered in kindergarten in the eastern and western parts of the reunited Germany differ enormously. In the east, kindergartens and day care facilities are being closed for economic reasons; in the west, there is a lack of kindergartens and care facilities. There is a great deal of public interest in, and political controversy…

Wunderlich, Theresia

183

The Differential Effects of Repeating Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

We use the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study to investigate national patterns addressing (a) who repeats kindergarten, and (b) the subsequent cognitive effects of this event. Using OLS regression techniques, we investigate 1st-time kindergartners who are promoted, 1st-time kindergartners who are retained, and children who are already repeating kindergarten. Boys, children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and children who enter kindergarten younger

David T. Burkam; Laura LoGerfo; Doug Ready; Valerie E. Lee

2007-01-01

184

Prediction of dyslexia in kindergarten boys  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study followed 163 boys from kindergarten through fourth grade. A battery of neurospychological and preacademic tests\\u000a and electrophysiological measures (BEAM) were administered in kindergarten, and reading tests at grade 4, in an attempt to\\u000a delineate precursors of dyslexia. Three of the kindergarten tasks (giving sounds associated with letters, rapid naming of\\u000a numbers, and finger localization) differentiated dyslexics from normal

Nathlie A. Badian; Gloria B. McAnulty; Frank H. Duffy; Heidelise Als

1990-01-01

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A Study on Development of an Instrument to Determine Turkish Kindergarten Students' Understandings of Scientific Concepts and Scientific Inquiry Processes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to develop a valid and reliable instrument to measure Turkish kindergarten students' understandings of some science concepts and scientific inquiry processes which are grounded in the Turkish Preschool Curriculum. The sample of the study was 371 kindergarten students, 12 Subject Area Experts (SAE), and 7 Turkish…

Senocak, Erdal; Samarapungavan, Ala; Aksoy, Pinar; Tosun, Cemal

2013-01-01

186

Central Computer Science Concepts to Research-Based Teacher Training in Computer Science: An Experimental Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The significance of computer science for economics and society is undisputed. In particular, computer science is acknowledged to play a key role in schools (e.g., by opening multiple career paths). The provision of effective computer science education in schools is dependent on teachers who are able to properly represent the discipline and whose…

Zendler, Andreas; Klaudt, Dieter

2012-01-01

187

Integrating Research Into Clinical Internship Training Bridging the Science/Practice Gap in Pediatric Psychology  

PubMed Central

Existing literature highlights a critical gap between science and practice in clinical psychology. The internship year is a “capstone experience”; training in methods of scientific evaluation should be integrated with the development of advanced clinical competencies. We provide a rationale for continued exposure to research during the clinical internship year, including, (a) critical examination and integration of the literature regarding evidence-based treatment and assessment, (b) participation in faculty-based and independent research, and (c) orientation to the science and strategy of grantsmanship. Participation in research provides exposure to new empirical models and can foster the development of applied research questions. Orientation to grantsmanship can yield an initial sense of the “business of science.” Internship provides an important opportunity to examine the challenges to integrating the clinical evidence base into professional practice; for that reason, providing research exposure on internship is an important strategy in training the next generation of pediatric psychologists. PMID:22286345

Spirito, Anthony

2012-01-01

188

BEST: Bilingual environmental science training: Grades 1--2  

SciTech Connect

This booklet is one of a series of bilingual guides to environmental-science learning activities for students to do at home. Lesson objectives, materials required, procedure, vocabulary, and subjects integrated into the lesson are described in English for each lesson. A bilingual glossary, alphabetized by English entries, with Spanish equivalents and definitions in both English and Spanish, follows the lesson descriptions, and is itself followed by a bibliography of English-language references. This booklet includes descriptions of ten lessons covering surface tension in water, the life cycle of plants, the protective function of the skeletal system, functions and behavior of the circulatory system and how to measure its activities, structure and functions of the digestive system, simple food chains, how that many foods come from different plant parts, importance of a good diet, distinguishing living and non-living things, and the benefits of composting. 8 figs.

NONE

1996-03-01

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Student Science Enrichment Training Program. Progress report for 1 June 1992--31 May 1993  

SciTech Connect

Historically the Black Colleges and Universities wing of the US Department of Energy (DOE) provided funds to Claflin College, Orangeburg, S.C. to conduct a student Science Enrichment Training Program for a period of six weeks during 1990 summer. Fifty participants were selected from a pool of 130 applicants, generated by the High School Seniors and Juniors and the Freshmen class of 1989--90 at Claflin College. The program primarily focused on high ability students, with potential for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Careers. The major objectives of the program were (1) to increase the pool of well qualified college-entering minority students who will elect to go in Physical Science and Engineering and (2) to increase the enrollment in Chemistry and Preprofessional -- Pre-Med, Pre-Dent. etc -- majors at Claflin College by including the Claflin students to participate in summer academic program. The summer academic program consisted of Chemistry and Computer Science training. The program placed emphasis upon laboratory experience and research. Visits to Scientific and Industrial laboratories were arranged. Guest speakers drawn from academia, industry and several federal agencies, addressed the participants on the future role of Science in the industrial growth of United States of America. The guest speakers also acted as role models for the participants. Several videos and films, emphasizing the role of Science in human life, were also screened.

Sandhu, S.S.

1993-05-10

190

Student science enrichment training program. Progress report, June 1, 1991--May 31, 1992  

SciTech Connect

Historically Black Colleges and Universities wing of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) provided funds to Claflin College, Orangeburg, S.C. To conduct a student Science Enrichment Training Program for a period of six weeks during 1991 summer. Thirty participants were selected from a pool of applicants, generated by the High School Seniors and Juniors and the Freshmen class of 1990-1991 at Claflin College. The program primarily focused on high ability students, with potential for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Careers. The major objectives of the program were W to increase the pool of well qualified college entering minority students who will elect to go in Physical Sciences and Engineering and (II) to increase the enrollment in Chemistry and Preprofessional-Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, etc.-majors at Claflin College by including the Claflin students to participate in summer academic program. The summer academic program consisted of Chemistry and Computer Science training. The program placed emphasis upon laboratory experience and research. Visits to Scientific and Industrial laboratories were arranged. Guest speakers which were drawn from academia, industry and several federal agencies, addressed the participants on the future role of Science in the industrial growth of United States of America. The guest speakers also acted as role models for the participants. Several videos and films, emphasizing the role of Science in human life, were also screened.

Sandhu, S.S.

1992-04-21

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Training in the laboratory animal science community: strategies to support adult learning.  

PubMed

The essence of learning is change; learning is the process by which learners customize new information to make it personally meaningful and relevant. Training is the process of helping students make those changes. Research indicates that adults learn differently than children or adolescents and that adults consistently use the following six learning strategies: prior experiences; conversations; metacognition; reflection; authentic experiences; and images, pictures, or other types of visuals. Each of these learning strategies can be combined with the other strategies and often build upon each other. A recent study on how health care professionals learn indicated that the learning strategy they used most often was reflection, which supports learning before, during, and after training. Numerous examples are provided in this article describing how to integrate each of the six adult learning strategies into laboratory animal science training. While lectures and other types of direct instruction are appropriate, they are inadequate and ineffective unless they are integrated with and support adult learning strategies. Both the US Department of Agriculture regulations and the Public Health Service Policy mandate that research institutions must ensure that all personnel involved in animal care, treatment, or use are qualified to perform their duties. Applying adult learning strategies to training for the laboratory animal science community will enhance learning and improve both the science and the humane care of the animals, which is a goal our community must continuously strive to achieve. PMID:17420529

Dobrovolny, Jackie; Stevens, James; Medina, Leticia V

2007-01-01

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Integrating Science Communication Training and Public Outreach Activities into the Juneau Icefield Research Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Creating better linkages between scientific research activities and the general public relies on developing the science communication skills of upcoming generations of geoscientists. Despite the valuable role of science outreach, education, and communication activities, few graduate and even fewer undergraduate science departments and programs actively foster the development of these skills. The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) was established in 1946 to train and engage primarily undergraduate students in the geosciences, field research skills, and to prepare students for careers in extreme and remote environments. During the course of the 8-week summer program, students make the 125-mile traverse across the Juneau Icefield from Juneau, Alaska to Atlin, British Columbia. Along the way, students receive hands on experience in field research methods, lectures from scientists across several disciplines, and develop and carry out individual research projects. Until the summer of 2012, a coordinated science communication training and field-based outreach campaign has not been a part of the program. During the 2012 Juneau Icefield Research Program, 15 undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States and Canada participated in JIRP. Throughout the 2-month field season, students contributed blog text, photos, and videos to a blog hosted at GlacierChange.org. In addition to internet outreach, students presented their independent research projects to public audiences in Atlin, British Columbia and Juneau, Alaska. To prepare students for completing these activities, several lectures in science communication and outreach related skills were delivered throughout the summer. The lectures covered the reasons to engage in outreach, science writing, photography, and delivering public presentations. There is no internet connection on the Icefield, few computers, and outreach materials were primarily sent out using existing helicopter support. The successes and challenges to integrating a science communication training program and outreach campaign into a field-based program were documented using ethnographic methods and student surveys. The results and lessons learned provide an avenue to explore the methods by which to integrate science communication training into remote, field-based, research training programs.

Timm, K.; Kavanaugh, J. L.; Beedle, M. J.

2012-12-01

193

Teaching citizen science skills online: Implications for invasive species training programs  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Citizen science programs are emerging as an efficient way to increase data collection and help monitor invasive species. Effective invasive species monitoring requires rigid data quality assurances if expensive control efforts are to be guided by volunteer data. To achieve data quality, effective online training is needed to improve field skills and reach large numbers of remote sentinel volunteers critical to early detection and rapid response. The authors evaluated the effectiveness of online static and multimedia tutorials to teach citizen science volunteers (n = 54) how to identify invasive plants; establish monitoring plots; measure percent cover; and use Global Positioning System (GPS) units. Participants trained using static and multimedia tutorials provided less (p <.001) correct species identifications (63% and 67%) than did professionals (83%) across all species, but they did not differ (p =.125) between each other. However, their ability to identify conspicuous species was comparable to that of professionals. The variability in percent plant cover estimates between static (??10%) and multimedia (??13%) participants did not differ (p =.86 and.08, respectively) from those of professionals (??9%). Trained volunteers struggled with plot setup and GPS skills. Overall, the online approach used did not influence conferred field skills and abilities. Traditional or multimedia online training augmented with more rigorous, repeated, and hands-on, in-person training in specialized skills required for more difficult tasks will likely improve volunteer abilities, data quality, and overall program effectiveness. ?? Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Newman, G.; Crall, A.; Laituri, M.; Graham, J.; Stohlgren, T.; Moore, J. C.; Kodrich, K.; Holfelder, K. A.

2010-01-01

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Relative Contributions of Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten to Children's Literacy and Mathematics Skills  

PubMed Central

A difficulty for developmental researchers is disambiguating children’s general maturation from the influence of schooling. In this study, we use a natural experiment to examine the influence of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten schooling experiences on the development of literacy and mathematics. Children (n = 60) whose birthdates fell within two months of the state-determined cut-off date for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten entry were administered four subtests of the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement III in the fall and spring of the school year. Using hierarchical linear modeling coupled with propensity score matching, children who were starting kindergarten, and who had prior experience in pre-kindergarten, had higher scores on measures of phonological awareness, early reading, and mathematics skills than did children who had not attended pre-kindergarten previously, even though they were essentially the same age. Fall vocabulary scores did not differ in relation to whether children had pre-kindergarten experience. In addition, although children who attended kindergarten as well as those who attended pre-kindergarten exhibited growth on all measures during the school year, children who attended kindergarten demonstrated greater gains in early reading and vocabulary during the school year. These findings highlight the potential of early schooling processes to facilitate children’s intellectual growth. PMID:23914124

Skibbe, Lori E.; Hindman, Annemarie H.; Connor, Carol M.; Housey, Michelle; Morrison, Frederick J

2013-01-01

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Research Report 2010 The main research of the Department of Training and Movement Sciences of the Humboldt-  

E-print Network

international sports science research. In addition to the skills in training science, biomechanics and motor and movement sciences as well as in sports medicine in 1995 and got his habiliation in biomechanics in 2002 control and safety of locomotion. Through an integrative approach of biomechanics, physiology

Röder, Beate

196

The Documentation of Kindergarten Children's Interactional Competency in an Informal Context of the Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interactional competence of 12 kindergarten children was studied through naturalistic research of their sociodramatic play in a classroom context. Data were collected by both videotape and trained observers. Contextual and interactional information was analyzed according to an Interactional Competency Checklist (ICC) designed by the author.…

Black, Janet K.

197

Curricular Ethics in Early Childhood Education Programming: A Challenge to the Ontario Kindergarten Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through a case study of a key Canadian early childhood education program, The Kindergarten Program (Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, 1998a), we explore the relationship between curricular paradigms and early childhood education (ECE) models, and the opportunities that each creates for enacting ethical teaching and learning…

Heydon, Rachel M.; Wang, Ping

2006-01-01

198

Effects of a specific numeracy educational program in kindergarten children: A pilot study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study compared the relative effects of 2 educational programs on kindergarten children. The experimental group took part in a numeracy-specific program, which focused on conceptual knowledge. Children were taught basic numerical skills such as understanding and handling numbers and their relations as well as counting principles. The control group participated in a more general program which involved training

Liane Kaufmann; Margarete Delazer; Renate Pohl; Carlo Semenza; Ann Dowker

2005-01-01

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Evaluation of the Efficacy of Simulation Games in Traffic Safety Education of Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses a post-test-only control group study to evaluate the effect of three different types of simulation games used to teach traffic safety to kindergarten students. Results suggest that games including role-playing/group dynamics and modeling/training can change attitudes and modify behavior with this age group. (FMW)

Renaud, Lise; Suissa, Samy

1989-01-01

200

BEST: Bilingual environmental science training: Grades 5--6  

SciTech Connect

This booklet is one of a series of bilingual guides to environmental-science learning activities for students to do at home. Lesson objectives, materials required, procedure, vocabulary, and subjects integrated into the lesson are described in English. A bilingual glossary, alphabetized by English entries, with Spanish equivalents and definitions in both English and Spanish, follows the lesson descriptions, and is itself followed by a bibliography of English-language references. This booklet includes descriptions of ten lessons that cover the following topics: safe and unsafe conditions for chemical combinations; growth rates and environmental needs of plants; photosynthesis and effects of ozone-layer depletion; the circulatory system, the importance of exercise to the heart, and selected circulatory diseases; the nervous system; specific nutritional values of the different food groups; significance of including, reducing, or eliminating certain foods for a healthy diet; effects of some common chemicals on plant growth and animal life; plants` and animals` natural habitats; and dangers of non-biodegradable garbage.

NONE

1996-03-01

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Creating Communication Training Programs for Graduate Students in Science and Engineering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scientists and engineers in all disciplines are required to communicate with colleagues, the media, policy-makers, and/or the general public. However, most STEM graduate programs do not equip students with the skills needed to communicate effectively to these diverse audiences. In this presentation, we describe a science communication course developed by and for graduate students at Cornell University. This training, which has been implemented as a semester-long seminar and a weekend-long workshop, covers popular science writing, science policy, print and web media, radio and television. Here we present a comparison of learning outcomes for the semester and weekend formats, a summary of lessons learned, and tools for developing similar science communication programs for graduate students at other institutions.

Rice, M.; Lewenstein, B.; Weiss, M.

2012-12-01

202

Gesture in a Kindergarten Mathematics Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent studies have advocated that mathematical meaning is mediated by gestures. This case study explores the gestures kindergarten children produce when learning spatial concepts in a mathematics classroom setting. Based on a video study of a mathematical lesson in a kindergarten class, we concentrated on the verbal and non-verbal behavior of one…

Elia, Iliada; Evangelou, Kyriacoulla

2014-01-01

203

Student Readiness: Preparing Children for Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined if children who participated in prekindergarten education programs were better prepared for the kindergarten classroom. Children enter the kindergarten setting at various levels of readiness. A mixed method concurrent transformative study design was employed. Data were collected that provided clarity on how preschool…

Buchanan, Daphonnie R.

2010-01-01

204

Validity Studies of the Kindergarten Screening Inventory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research is reviewed on the validity of the Kindergarten Screening Inventory (KSI), an instrument developed by the Houston, Texas Independent School District to screen kindergarten students for possible difficulties that could lead to learning problems. The KSI includes eye-hand coordination, language learning, gross-motor subtests, as well as…

Alston, Herbert L.; Doughtie, Eugene B.

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Reading and the Kindergarten Child. Appendix.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GRADES OR AGES: Kindergarten. SUBJECT MATTER: Reading. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: This document is the appendix of supplemental resources for use with the Kindergarten Reading Guide (SP 007 233). It has the following contents: Stage I which includes motor development, identification of self and surroundings, hand-eye and small muscle…

Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.

206

For Parents: An Introduction to Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet for parents explains the activities that take place in kindergarten and the characteristics of kindergarten staff. Also discussed is the manner in which the activities and staff help children develop. Activities considered center around dramatic play; children helping themselves and others; pets; cooking; snacks; exercise; reading and…

New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton. Student Services Branch.

207

Indiana Reading Assessment--Kindergarten. Technical Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research was conducted to evaluate how well the "Indiana Reading Assessment--Kindergarten" evaluates various reading skills of kindergarten students. Multiple analyses were conducted; while the results of all the analyses were encouraging, the results derived from the concurrent validity study were most significant. All correlations were…

Center for Innovation in Assessment (NJ1), 2007

2007-01-01

208

Kindergarten Entrance Age and Academic Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The practice of delaying students' entrance into kindergarten raises several questions. This literature review asks: (1) How does the entrance age of kindergarten children affect academic achievement?; (2) Do age-eligible older students perform better academically than younger students?; (3) Do year-older or "red-shirted" students have an academic…

Narahara, May

209

Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education  

E-print Network

and critically analyze their beliefs and practices in order to perform effectively in an ever- changing field1 Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (BK:ISED) Student at Greensboro (UNCG) and the graduate program in Birth-Kindergarten: Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

Saidak, Filip

210

A new paradigm for graduate research and training in the biomedical sciences and engineering.  

PubMed

98Emphasis on the individual investigator has fostered discovery for centuries, yet it is now recognized that the complexity of problems in the biomedical sciences and engineering requires collaborative efforts from individuals having diverse training and expertise. Various approaches can facilitate interdisciplinary interactions, but we submit that there is a critical need for a new educational paradigm for the way that we train biomedical engineers, life scientists, and mathematicians. We cannot continue to train graduate students in isolation within single disciplines, nor can we ask any one individual to learn all the essentials of biology, engineering, and mathematics. We must transform how students are trained and incorporate how real-world research and development are done-in diverse, interdisciplinary teams. Our fundamental vision is to create an innovative paradigm for graduate research and training that yields a new generation of biomedical engineers, life scientists, and mathematicians that is more diverse and that embraces and actively pursues a truly interdisciplinary, team-based approach to research based on a known benefit and mutual respect. In this paper, we describe our attempt to accomplish this via focused training in biomechanics, biomedical optics, mathematics, mechanobiology, and physiology. The overall approach is applicable, however, to most areas of biomedical research. PMID:15905153

Humphrey, J D; Coté, G L; Walton, J R; Meininger, G A; Laine, G A

2005-06-01

211

Enhancing visuospatial performance through video game training to increase learning in visuospatial science domains.  

PubMed

Although previous research has demonstrated that performance on visuospatial assessments can be enhanced through relevant experience, an unaddressed question is whether such experience also produces a similar increase in target domains (such as science learning) where visuospatial abilities are directly relevant for performance. In the present study, participants completed either spatial or nonspatial training via interaction with video games and were then asked to read and learn about the geologic topic of plate tectonics. Results replicate the benefit of playing appropriate video games in enhancing visuospatial performance and demonstrate that this facilitation also manifests itself in learning science topics that are visuospatial in nature. This novel result suggests that visuospatial training not only can impact performance on measures of spatial functioning, but also can affect performance in content areas in which these abilities are utilized. PMID:22037919

Sanchez, Christopher A

2012-02-01

212

The NASA A-Train and the Next Generation of Earth Science Data Integration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The A-Train is a succession of six U.S. and international sun-synchronous orbit satellites seconds to minutes apart across the 1:30 p.m. local afternoon equator crossing time according to the sequence: Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO), EOS Aqua, CloudSat, Polarization & Anisotropy of Reflectances for Atmospheric Sciences coupled with Observations from a Lidar (PARASOL), CALIPSO, and EOS Aura. Flying in such a formation increases the number of observations and enables coordination between science observations, resulting in a more complete virtual science platform. The A-Train formation will allow for synergistic measurements where data from several different satellites can be used together to obtain comprehensive information about various key atmospheric components or processes. This combined information from several sources will give a more complete answer to many questions than would be possible from any single satellite. In order to take advantage of this unique opportunity, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Earth Sciences (GES), Data and Information Services Center (DISC) is building an A-Train Data Depot (ATDD) to process, archive, access, visualize, analyze and correlate distributed atmosphere measurements from various instruments along A-Train tracks. The ATDD will enable the seamless access to remotely located A-Train data, so that they can be combined to create a consolidated vertical view of the Earth's Atmosphere along the flying tracks. Once the infrastructure of the ATDD is in place, it can be easily evolved to serve data from all A-Train data measurements as a one-stop shopping that will save time and improve efficiency. Users interest in Atmospheric Chemistry, and Water and Energy Science will have a clear connection with their data of interest by being able to access the specific subset (parameter, spatial, and temporal) of interest. This presentation will describe the initial efforts at the GES/DISC in the development of the ATDD portal beginning with the CloudSat products and subsetting services from the CloudSat data processing facility at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). The project combines data from the AQUA MODIS instrument with the CloudSat 94 GHz cloud imaging radar and serves as a benchmark to the challenges facing the full development and implementation of the ATDD. The main issues to be discussed include ground track matching to determine the MODIS pixel closest to the CloudSat ground track, management of pixel resolution differences, compensation for orbital variations, etc.

Vicente, G. A.; Kempler, S.; Smith, P.; Tewari, K.; Kummerer, R.; Leptoukh, G.; Stephens, G.; Partain, P.; Reinke, D.

2005-12-01

213

The Science and Issues of Human DNA Polymoprhisms: A Training Workshop for High School Biology Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project achieved its goal of implementing a nationwide training program to introduce high school biology teachers to the key uses and societal implications of human DNA polymorphisms. The 2.5-day workshop introduced high school biology faculty to a laboratory-based unit on human DNA polymorphisms which provides a uniquely personal perspective on the science and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI)

David. A Micklos

2006-01-01

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training  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article highlights new nutritional concerns or practices that may influence the adaptation to training. The discussion is based on the assumption that the adaptation to repeated bouts of training occurs during recovery periods and that if one can train harder, the adaptation will be greater. The goal is to maximize with nutrition the recovery\\/adaptation that occurs in all rest

LAWRENCE L. SPRIET; MARTIN J. GIBALA

215

Knocking on Kindergarten's Door: Who Gets In? Who's Kept Out?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A total of 959 children who applied to enter kindergarten in 1986 in 6 Virginia school districts were studied in an effort to determine the relation of social class, age, ethnicity, and gender to kindergarten placement decisions, i.e., to nonplacement, placement in a regular kindergarten class, or placement in junior kindergarten. All…

Walsh, Daniel J.; And Others

216

Energy.gov: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Energy has a range of educational initiatives, and this dynamic website is part of their work. The Science Education site provides materials for kindergarten through college level students, including specialized sections for different age groups. The main section of the site contains educational videos culled from different projects, along with news updates on everything from the annual Science Bowl competition to information about participating in the solar decathlon. Further down on the homepage users will find the Read More area, which contains links to three sections: Energy Saver, Energy Today, and Energy Tomorrow. Each of these areas contains links to the department's outreach efforts at educational institutions around the United States, along with embedded resources, such as materials on training seminars and related programs. Also, under the Mission Support area, visitors can look through more detailed sections such as the Office of Science Workforce Development Program and the regional program offices that deal with science education.

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Education reform and the quality of kindergartens in Jordan.  

PubMed

The present study evaluates a major education reform in Jordan-the implementation of public kindergartens-and provides an example of how evaluation can be incorporated into education reform. In the context of education reform in Jordan, 532 public kindergartens have been created over the last five years. A stratified random sample of kindergartens was selected to represent these new public kindergartens (n = 84) and previously existing private kindergartens (n = 23). Independent observers rated the quality of kindergarten environments in seven domains. Overall, 13% of public kindergarten environments were observed to be inadequate, 43% were of minimal quality, 43% were good, and 1% were excellent. In four of the seven domains, the quality of public kindergartens was significantly higher than the quality of private kindergartens; there were no significant differences in the other domains. Findings suggest the importance of continuing to implement high quality kindergartens in Jordan and of incorporating evaluations into education reform. PMID:21170163

Al-Hassan, Suha M; Obeidat, Osama M; Lansford, Jennifer E

2010-10-01

218

Education reform and the quality of kindergartens in Jordan  

PubMed Central

The present study evaluates a major education reform in Jordan—the implementation of public kindergartens—and provides an example of how evaluation can be incorporated into education reform. In the context of education reform in Jordan, 532 public kindergartens have been created over the last five years. A stratified random sample of kindergartens was selected to represent these new public kindergartens (n = 84) and previously existing private kindergartens (n = 23). Independent observers rated the quality of kindergarten environments in seven domains. Overall, 13% of public kindergarten environments were observed to be inadequate, 43% were of minimal quality, 43% were good, and 1% were excellent. In four of the seven domains, the quality of public kindergartens was significantly higher than the quality of private kindergartens; there were no significant differences in the other domains. Findings suggest the importance of continuing to implement high quality kindergartens in Jordan and of incorporating evaluations into education reform. PMID:21170163

Al-Hassan, Suha M.; Obeidat, Osama M.; Lansford, Jennifer E.

2010-01-01

219

A qualitative study of technology-based training in organizations that hire agriculture and life sciences students  

E-print Network

was to identify organizations that hire agriculture and life sciences students for positions involving technology-based training and identify competencies required for these positions from the perspective of the identified organizations. This study described...

Frazier, Leslie Jean

2007-09-17

220

MENTOR TRAINING WITHIN ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTERS WITH CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARDS  

PubMed Central

Multiple studies highlight the benefits of effective mentoring in academic medicine. Thus, we sought to quantify and characterize the mentoring practices at academic health centers (AHCs) with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA). Here we report findings pertaining specifically to mentor training at the level of the KL2 mentored award program, and at the broader institutional level. We found only 4 AHCs did not provide any form of training. One-time orientation was most prevalent at the KL2 level, whereas formal face-to-face training was most prevalent at the institutional level. Despite differences in format usage, there was general consensus at both the KL2 and institutional level about the topics of focus of face-to-face training sessions. Lower-resource training formats utilized at the KL2 level may reveal a preference for preselection of qualified mentors, while institutional selection of resource-heavy formats may be an attempt to raise the mentoring qualifications of the academic community as a whole. The present work fits into the expanding landscape of academic mentoring literature and sets the framework for future longitudinal, outcome studies focused on identifying the most efficient strategies to develop effective mentors. PMID:24127925

Abedin, Zainab; Rebello, Tahilia J.; Richards, Boyd F.; Pincus, Harold Alan

2013-01-01

221

Mentor training within academic health centers with Clinical and Translational Science Awards.  

PubMed

Multiple studies highlight the benefits of effective mentoring in academic medicine. Thus, we sought to quantify and characterize the mentoring practices at academic health centers (AHCs) with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA). Here we report findings pertaining specifically to mentor training at the level of the KL2 mentored award program, and at the broader institutional level. We found only four AHCs did not provide any form of training. One-time orientation was most prevalent at the KL2 level, whereas formal face-to-face training was most prevalent at the institutional level. Despite differences in format usage, there was general consensus at both the KL2 and institutional level about the topics of focus of face-to-face training sessions. Lower-resource training formats utilized at the KL2 level may reveal a preference for preselection of qualified mentors, while institutional selection of resource-heavy formats may be an attempt to raise the mentoring qualifications of the academic community as a whole. The present work fits into the expanding landscape of academic mentoring literature and sets the framework for future longitudinal, outcome studies focused on identifying the most efficient strategies to develop effective mentors. PMID:24127925

Abedin, Zainab; Rebello, Tahilia J; Richards, Boyd F; Pincus, Harold Alan

2013-10-01

222

Report Examines U.S. Federal Earth Science Education and Training Programs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new report that looks at 25 U.S. federal Earth science education and training programs found that they provide a wide range of opportunities for students and the interested public and help prepare students for Earth science careers. However, the programs—which range from elementary school opportunities to postdoctoral fellowships—could benefit from better networking among the programs and from incorporating rigorous assessments to determine their success. According to the 9 August report issued by a committee of the U.S. National Research Council (NRC), Earth science education in general should improve the pathway to move students along from education to the workforce and should redouble efforts to attract and retain women and underrepresented minorities.

Showstack, Randy

2013-08-01

223

Training in Computer Applications and On-Line Search for Students of Library Science: A Case-Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discussion of need for adequate training in computer applications and online searching in library schools in developing countries focuses on approaches and strategies adopted in Postgraduate Training Course for Science Information Specialists in South-East Asia at University of Philippines. Advantages of an integrated program are presented. Four…

Neelameghan, A.; Carino, Patricia B.

1983-01-01

224

Gender equity: A study of classroom interactions of sixth-grade science teachers before and after gender equity training  

Microsoft Academic Search

The researcher investigated teachers' perceptions of their interactions with students in their 6th grade science classrooms and the effects of gender equity training on teachers' interactions with students. Teacher perceptions were measured at pretest and posttest using the Gender Equity Teacher-Student Interaction Questionnaire (GETSIQ). The outcomes from one day of gender equity training, using the Gender Equity Video and Instructional

Joanne Giuliano

2006-01-01

225

Policy on Access of Pets and "Service Animals in Training" Dogs into Animal and Dairy Science Department (ADS) Facilities  

E-print Network

Policy on Access of Pets and "Service Animals in Training" Dogs into Animal and Dairy Science areas and/or facilities in ADS to which "service animals in-training" dogs will be denied access due to safety issues or due to the unique research nature of the area/facility. Also, ADS reserves the right

Arnold, Jonathan

226

Discovery: A Study Guide for Kindergarten. Alaska Sea Week Curriculum Series. Draft.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are a combination of classroom activities and sea shore field trips to help kindergarten students develop an awareness of the ocean and the life it supports. Among the multidisciplinary lessons included are those involving arts and crafts, mathematics, science, and language arts. Through studying the sea and its inhabitants, students can…

Koski, Carol; And Others

227

"What's so Terrible about Swallowing an Apple Seed?" Problem-Based Learning in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Problem-Based Learning (PBL), an instructional approach originated in medical education, has gained increasing attention in K-12 science education because of its emphasis on self-directed learning and real-world problem-solving. Yet few studies have examined how PBL can be adapted for kindergarten. In this study, we examined how a veteran…

Zhang, Meilan; Parker, Joyce; Eberhardt, Jan; Passalacqua, Susan

2011-01-01

228

Training Trainers in health and human rights: Implementing curriculum change in South African health sciences institutions  

PubMed Central

Background The complicity of the South African health sector in apartheid and the international relevance of human rights as a professional obligation prompted moves to include human rights competencies in the curricula of health professionals in South Africa. A Train-the-Trainers course in Health and Human Rights was established in 1998 to equip faculty members from health sciences institutions nationwide with the necessary skills, attitudes and knowledge to teach human rights to their students. This study followed up participants to determine the extent of curriculum implementation, support needed as well as barriers encountered in integrating human rights into health sciences teaching and learning. Methods A survey including both quantitative and qualitative components was distributed in 2007 to past course participants from 1998-2006 via telephone, fax and electronic communication. Results Out of 162 past participants, 46 (28%) completed the survey, the majority of whom were still employed in academic settings (67%). Twenty-two respondents (48%) implemented a total of 33 formal human rights courses into the curricula at their institutions. Respondents were nine times more likely (relative risk 9.26; 95% CI 5.14-16.66) to implement human rights education after completing the training. Seventy-two extracurricular activities were offered by 21 respondents, many of whom had successfully implemented formal curricula. Enabling factors for implementation included: prior teaching experience in human rights, general institutional support and the presence of allies - most commonly coworkers as well as deans. Frequently cited barriers to implementation included: budget restrictions, time constraints and perceived apathy of colleagues or students. Overall, respondents noted personal enrichment and optimism in teaching human rights. Conclusion This Train-the-Trainer course provides the historical context, educational tools, and collective motivation to incorporate human rights educational initiatives at health sciences institutions. Increased implementation of human rights instruction, both formally and extracurricularly, has demonstrated the training's significance not only within academic institutions but more broadly across the health sector. Coworkers are vital allies in teaching human rights to health sciences students, helping to alleviate institutional barriers. Training fellow staff members and those in key leadership roles is noted as vital to the sustainability of human rights education. PMID:21787421

2011-01-01

229

Strengthening faculty recruitment for health professions training in basic sciences in Zambia.  

PubMed

Zambia is facing a crisis in its human resources for health, with deficits in the number and skill mix of health workers. The University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA SOM) was the only medical school in the country for decades, but recently it was joined by three new medical schools--two private and one public. In addition to expanding medical education, the government has also approved several allied health programs, including pharmacy, physiotherapy, biomedical sciences, and environmental health. This expansion has been constrained by insufficient numbers of faculty. Through a grant from the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), UNZA SOM has been investing in ways to address faculty recruitment, training, and retention. The MEPI-funded strategy involves directly sponsoring a cohort of faculty at UNZA SOM during the five-year grant, as well as establishing more than a dozen new master's programs, with the goal that all sponsored faculty are locally trained and retained. Because the issue of limited basic science faculty plagues medical schools throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, this strategy of using seed funding to build sustainable local capacity to recruit, train, and retain faculty could be a model for the region. PMID:25072591

Simuyemba, Moses; Talib, Zohray; Michelo, Charles; Mutale, Wilbroad; Zulu, Joseph; Andrews, Ben; Nzala, Selestine; Katubulushi, Max; Njelesani, Evariste; Bowa, Kasonde; Maimbolwa, Margaret; Mudenda, John; Mulla, Yakub

2014-08-01

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"What's So Terrible About Swallowing an Apple Seed?" Problem-Based Learning in Kindergarten  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Problem-Based Learning (PBL), an instructional approach originated in medical education, has gained increasing attention in K-12 science education because of its emphasis on self-directed learning and real-world problem-solving. Yet few studies have examined how PBL can be adapted for kindergarten. In this study, we examined how a veteran kindergarten teacher, who was experienced with PBL in her own learning, adapted PBL to teach students earth materials, a topic emphasized in the new state curriculum standards but students had difficulty understanding. The pre-post tests showed that students improved their content understanding. Analysis of the classroom discourse showed that PBL and the teacher's facilitation strategies provided opportunities for students to develop their questioning skills. In conclusion, we discuss the implications of this study for using PBL in kindergarten classrooms.

Zhang, Meilan; Parker, Joyce; Eberhardt, Jan; Passalacqua, Susan

2011-10-01

231

a Science Pipeline Pathway for Training Underrepresented Students in the Biomedical Sciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article describes a science pipeline program designed to increase the number of minority students preparing for future biomedical research careers. This study focused on the importance of undergraduate students' participation in faculty-mentored research projects and on students' decisions to enter graduate school. The academic performance of participating minority students was compared with that of ethnic-specific nonparticipating students and majority nonparticipating students. More than 1,200 San Diego State University minority students were tracked through college. Of 132 who have graduated from two support programs, 53% entered graduate programs, and 39% have already completed advanced degrees. The major factors in a student's decision to enter graduate school in the biomedical sciences were faculty mentoring and his or her participation in faculty research projects. College participants in a California State University system wide mathematics enrichment program showed retention rates of 57% for minorities, 35% for minority nonparticipants, and 46% for majority nonparticipants.

Alfred, Lawrence J.; Atkins, Cathie; Lopez, Michelle; Chavez, Thelma; Avila, Vernon; Paolini, Paul

232

Gender Socialization in Chinese Kindergartens: Teachers' Contributions  

PubMed Central

Teacher-child interactions and peer exchanges were observed once a week for 10 months in four kindergartens in Hong Kong, China. A total of 206 anecdotes/scenes considered representative of the gender-related experiences of 109 4-year-old Chinese children in these kindergartens were analyzed. Descriptive codes, generated iteratively were clustered, categorized, integrated, recoded and recategorized and led to the identification of two major themes related to the socialization practices of teachers: Gendered Kindergarten Routines and Perpetuation of Gender Stereotypes. Findings indicated that these early years’ educational contexts were not gender neutral. Teachers interacted with boys significantly more than girls. They also subtly conveyed traditional Chinese gender values through their repeated use of gendered routines in the kindergartens and their behaviors reflected gender stereotypes. PMID:21297853

Rao, Nirmala

2010-01-01

233

Gender Socialization in Chinese Kindergartens: Teachers' Contributions.  

PubMed

Teacher-child interactions and peer exchanges were observed once a week for 10 months in four kindergartens in Hong Kong, China. A total of 206 anecdotes/scenes considered representative of the gender-related experiences of 109 4-year-old Chinese children in these kindergartens were analyzed. Descriptive codes, generated iteratively were clustered, categorized, integrated, recoded and recategorized and led to the identification of two major themes related to the socialization practices of teachers: Gendered Kindergarten Routines and Perpetuation of Gender Stereotypes. Findings indicated that these early years' educational contexts were not gender neutral. Teachers interacted with boys significantly more than girls. They also subtly conveyed traditional Chinese gender values through their repeated use of gendered routines in the kindergartens and their behaviors reflected gender stereotypes. PMID:21297853

Chen, Eve Siu Ling; Rao, Nirmala

2011-01-01

234

Science Conversations for Young Learners  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What do you get when you add 20 kindergarten students and a student-led science discussion for the first time? Mass chaos! So, after taking some time to recover, the authors began to reflect on what they could change to help orchestrate quality science discussions in their kindergarten class. They wondered how they could empower young learners to partake in science discussions that would include participating, negotiating, taking turns, and listening to others. From these reflections, a "Science Conversation" plan was formed and implemented. They found that student-led discussions can begin in kindergarten. These young students are very capableďż˝ and they have a lot to say!

Sander, Julie; Nelson, Sara

2009-02-01

235

The COMET° Program: Empowering Faculty via Environmental Science Education Resources and Training Opportunities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For 20+ years, the COMET Program has provided education to a wide spectrum of users in the atmospheric and related sciences, including faculty and students. COMET's training covers many areas including: climate science; tropical meteorology; marine, coastal, aviation and fire weather; satellite and mesoscale meteorology; numerical weather prediction; hydrometeorology; observational systems; and emergency management and societal impacts. The majority of the training is delivered as self-paced web modules. The entry point to 600+ hours of material is COMET's http://meted.ucar.edu website. This site hosts >400 training modules. Included in these courses are ~100 lessons which have been translated into primarily Spanish and French. Simple, free registration is required. As of summer 2011, there were 200,000 registered users of the site from 200 countries who are taking advantage of this free education and training. Over 9000 of the users are faculty and another 38,000+ are college students. Besides using and re-purposing the high quality multimedia training, faculty often choose to use the registration and assessment system that allows users to take quizzes with each lesson to receive a certificate of completion. With the student's permission, then results can also be e-mailed to an instructor. Another relevant initiative is the creation of a free online, peer reviewed Textbook, "Introduction to Tropical Meteorology" (http://www.meted.ucar.edu/tropical/textbook/). This multimedia textbook is intended for undergraduate and early graduate students, forecasters, and others interested in the impacts of tropical weather and climate. Lastly, with funding from the NOAA/NESDIS/GOES-R Program, COMET recently offered a course for faculty entitled, "Integrating Satellite Data and Products into Geoscience Courses with Emphasis on Advances in Geostationary Satellite Systems." Twenty-four faculty from across the US and the Caribbean participated. Via lectures, lab exercises, and student projects attendees are now prepared to teach future meteorologists about current advanced capabilities as well as next generation data and products. Since many attendees also teach survey courses, they are now prepared to impart this knowledge to many non-science majors (including future K-12 teachers).

Abshire, W. E.; Spangler, T. C.; Page, E. M.

2011-12-01

236

Leopold 2.0: Training for a New Kind of Science Leadership  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To meet the environment and resource challenges of the coming decade, a new kind of scientific leadership is needed - one that is defined by the ability to innovate and lead transformational change; create strategic visions and implement them; catalyze and create bridges among multiple audiences and stakeholder groups; and motivate change in patterns of behavior, processes, and key decision systems. The Leopold Leadership Program has, since 1999, been training mid-career academic leaders in both communication skills and other strategies to link and translate their knowledge to decision making. As a result of the program's recent evaluation and planning activities, and drawing on current social science research, the program has identified storytelling, message-building, interviewing, and dialogue as critical science communication skills for the future. This presentation will provide examples of these skills, and illustrate ways in which they are essential to the work of collaboration, innovation, and action at the heart of "scientific leadership 2.0."

Sturner, P. H.; Matson, P. A.; Krebs, M.

2011-12-01

237

Maths Is Not Dangerous--Attitudes of People Working in German Kindergarten about Mathematics in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article deals with the results of a questionnaire survey, in which attitudes and beliefs of people working in German kindergarten about "mathematics," "teaching and learning of mathematics" and "mathematics in the early years" were evaluated. After a quantitative analysis it can be stated that a schematic view of mathematics of kindergarten

Benz, Christiane

2012-01-01

238

Values of Portuguese/Non-Portuguese Mothers of Kindergarten Children, and of Kindergarten Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this research was to identify continuities/discontinuities in the values of Portuguese mothers with kindergarten children belonging to high and low socio-cultural backgrounds, mothers from different cultures and kindergarten teachers. The sample was composed of sixty-five mothers (fourteen Roma, fifteen Indian, twelve African, and ten…

Marchand, Helena; d'Orey, Ines

2008-01-01

239

Should We "Redshirt" in Kindergarten? A Study of the Effect of Age on Kindergarteners' Reading Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effect of chronological age on kindergarten children's reading readiness skills. Specifically, we ask whether chronological age should be considered when making decisions about academic redshirting: the practice of delaying younger children's entrance into kindergarten. We were concerned particularly with reading readiness,…

McNamara, John K.; Scissons, Mary; Simonot, Sheri

2004-01-01

240

Kindergarten Teachers' and Their Assistants' Knowledge of First Aid in Slovenian Kindergartens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Rapid physical and mental development in childhood also brings about a high risk of being injured. Since children spend a large amount of their time in kindergarten, there is a possibility that they would be injured while there. Design: A questionnaire for professionals was sent to a Slovenian kindergarten. Setting: The aim of this…

Slabe, Damjan; Fink, Rok

2013-01-01

241

Nueva investigacion sobre kindergarten de dia completo (Recent Research on All-Day Kindergarten). ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that much of the early research on the effects of all-day kindergarten had serious problems with internal and external validity due to inadequate methodological standards, this Spanish-language digest reviews research conducted in the 1990s. The digest discusses the academic, social, and behavioral effects of all-day kindergarten, as well…

Clark, Patricia

242

Do Picture Books about Starting Kindergarten Portray the Kindergarten Experience in Developmentally Appropriate Ways?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the illustrations and the texts of thirteen picture books for young children on the topic of preparing for and starting kindergarten to assess whether, and to what extent, they depict forty-nine criteria for developmentally appropriate kindergarten practice. Results show that the books vary in quality and coverage, but they are…

Phillips, Eva C.; Sturm, Brian W.

2013-01-01

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Kindergarten: ShortKindergarten: Short--& Long& Long--term Implicationsterm Implications  

E-print Network

associated with kindergarten: ­ Benefits of full- vs. half-day programs ­ Emphasis on socialization vs. pre-academic manipulative materials and activities to motivate children to: ­ develop vocabulary & learn language ­ appreciate music and art ­ learn how to use computers #12;Kindergarten ­ Today in Indiana · 2003 ­ Indiana

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Space Science K-6; Elementary Science Unit No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide, part of a series of science units, provides for differentiation of emphasis of subject areas at different grade levels. It is intended that the unit will be studied in depth by grades 1, 4, and 6. Kindergarten, grades 2 and 3 will study the unit in less detail. "Our Wonderful Sun" is studied in Kindergarten, "Earth in Space"…

Bethlehem Area Schools, PA.

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The African Geospatial Sciences Institute (agsi): a New Approach to Geospatial Training in North Africa  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The African Geospatial Sciences Institute (AGSI) is currently being established in Tunisia as a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO). Its objective is to accelerate the geospatial capacity development in North-Africa, providing the facilities for geospatial project and management training to regional government employees, university graduates, private individuals and companies. With typical course durations between one and six months, including part-time programs and long-term mentoring, its focus is on practical training, providing actual project execution experience. The AGSI will complement formal university education and will work closely with geospatial certification organizations and the geospatial industry. In the context of closer cooperation between neighboring North Africa and the European Community, the AGSI will be embedded in a network of several participating European and African universities, e. g. the ITC, and international organizations, such as the ISPRS, the ICA and the OGC. Through a close cooperation with African organizations, such as the AARSE, the RCMRD and RECTAS, the network and exchange of ideas, experiences, technology and capabilities will be extended to Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa. A board of trustees will be steering the AGSI operations and will ensure that practical training concepts and contents are certifiable and can be applied within a credit system to graduate and post-graduate education at European and African universities. The geospatial training activities of the AGSI are centered on a facility with approximately 30 part- and full-time general staff and lecturers in Tunis during the first year. The AGSI will operate a small aircraft with a medium-format aerial camera and compact LIDAR instrument for local, community-scale data capture. Surveying training, the photogrammetric processing of aerial images, GIS data capture and remote sensing training will be the main components of the practical training courses offered, to build geospatial capacity and ensure that AGSI graduates will have the appropriate skill-sets required for employment in the geospatial industry. Geospatial management courses and high-level seminars will be targeted at decision makers in government and industry to build awareness for geospatial applications and benefits. Online education will be developed together with international partners and internet-based activities will involve the public to familiarize them with geospatial data and its many applications.

Oeldenberger, S.; Khaled, K. B.

2012-07-01

246

Lights, Camera...Citizen Science: Assessing the Effectiveness of Smartphone-Based Video Training in Invasive Plant Identification  

PubMed Central

The rapid growth and increasing popularity of smartphone technology is putting sophisticated data-collection tools in the hands of more and more citizens. This has exciting implications for the expanding field of citizen science. With smartphone-based applications (apps), it is now increasingly practical to remotely acquire high quality citizen-submitted data at a fraction of the cost of a traditional study. Yet, one impediment to citizen science projects is the question of how to train participants. The traditional “in-person” training model, while effective, can be cost prohibitive as the spatial scale of a project increases. To explore possible solutions, we analyze three training models: 1) in-person, 2) app-based video, and 3) app-based text/images in the context of invasive plant identification in Massachusetts. Encouragingly, we find that participants who received video training were as successful at invasive plant identification as those trained in-person, while those receiving just text/images were less successful. This finding has implications for a variety of citizen science projects that need alternative methods to effectively train participants when in-person training is impractical. PMID:25372597

Starr, Jared; Schweik, Charles M.; Bush, Nathan; Fletcher, Lena; Finn, Jack; Fish, Jennifer; Bargeron, Charles T.

2014-01-01

247

Core competencies in the science and practice of knowledge translation: description of a Canadian strategic training initiative  

PubMed Central

Background Globally, healthcare systems are attempting to optimize quality of care. This challenge has resulted in the development of implementation science or knowledge translation (KT) and the resulting need to build capacity in both the science and practice of KT. Findings We are attempting to meet these challenges through the creation of a national training initiative in KT. We have identified core competencies in this field and have developed a series of educational courses and materials for three training streams. We report the outline for this approach and the progress to date. Conclusions We have prepared a strategy to develop, implement, and evaluate a national training initiative to build capacity in the science and practice of KT. Ultimately through this initiative, we hope to meet the capacity demand for KT researchers and practitioners in Canada that will lead to improved care and a strengthened healthcare system. PMID:22152223

2011-01-01

248

THE EFFECTS OF COMPUTERS ON KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN'S SOCIAL SKILLS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of computer use on children's social skills in kindergarten. Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K), conducted by National Center for Educational Statistics, was utilized to analyze differential effects of home and school computer use on kindergarten social skills gains. The sample included 12,929 kindergarten children. Results indicated that

Alper T. Kumtepe

249

The Myth of the Foolproof Script: Can Paraprofessionals Effectively Improve Kindergarten Student Achievement Using a Scripted Phonics Program?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the implementation of a scripted phonics program taught by paraprofessionals in kindergarten classrooms in a local school district. Two research questions were investigated: (a) Can paraprofessionals with no prior training in phonics effectively implement a scripted phonics program for struggling kindergartners? and (b) Did…

Tompkins, Renarta Hutchinson; Ratcliff, Nancy; Jones, Cathy; Vaden, Samuel Russell; Hunt, Gilbert; Sheehan, Heather Chase

2012-01-01

250

Behaviour Problems across Home and Kindergarten in an Australian Sample  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study examined the extent to which kindergarten children display behaviour problems in the clinical range at both home and kindergarten. Differences and similarities between parents' and teachers' responses to misbehaviour were also assessed. The co-occurrence of problems at home and kindergarten was assessed using the Preschool and…

Herrera, Maite; Little, Emma

2005-01-01

251

Instructional Support Predicts Children's Task Avoidance in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the role of observed classroom quality in children's task-avoidant behavior and math skills in kindergarten. To investigate this, 1268 children were tested twice on their math skills during their kindergarten year. Kindergarten teachers (N = 137) filled in questionnaires measuring their professional experience and also rated…

Pakarinen, Eija; Kiuru, Noona; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Ahonen, Timo; Nurmi, Jari-Erik

2011-01-01

252

Highly Qualified Kindergarten Teachers: Have They Been Left Behind?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation has increased the academic expectations for kindergarten children. Where kindergarten was once a place for children to learn to socialize through play, many kindergarten classrooms have become replicas of first grade with children sitting at desks completing worksheets, learning to sound out words, and…

Marxen, Carol E.; Ofstedal, Kathy; Danbom, Karen

2008-01-01

253

Perceptions of Administrators and Teachers regarding Kindergarten Giftedness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined perceptions of administrators and kindergarten teachers regarding kindergarten giftedness. The study looked at whether administrators and teachers believe kindergarten students can be gifted; whether their schools and districts have policies in place to identify those students; and whether they are required to vary the…

Thirey, Patricia Sue

2011-01-01

254

View of kindergarten building constructed ca. 1915 in the Langdale ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

View of kindergarten building constructed ca. 1915 in the Langdale Mill village section of Valley. Langdale Kindergarten was the first in the state of Alabama. Now called The Cotton Duck, this wooden frame structure is used as a community meeting and banquet hall - Langdale Kindergarten, 6101 Twentieth Avenue, Valley, Chambers County, AL

255

Reclaiming Kindergarten: Part II--Questions about Policy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part II of "Reclaiming Kindergarten" continues the discussion related to responding to the crisis in today's kindergarten. In Part II, two policy questions are posed, the answers to which seek to respond to this continuing crisis. The questions center on issues related to engaging families in kindergarten and the need to consider a new early…

Gullo, Dominic F.; Hughes, Kim

2011-01-01

256

Kindergarten Robotics Young children are surrounded by technology, from  

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Kindergarten Robotics Young children are surrounded by technology, from their electronic% Kindergarten, 29% PreK For more information or a copy of this poster please visit: ase of teaching young children about computer programming as early as kindergarten. Future Directions To evaluate

Bers, Marina Umaschi

257

Promoting phonological awareness skills of Egyptian kindergarteners through dialogic reading  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study examines the effect of dialogic reading (DR) on the promotion of Arabic phonological awareness skills (including syllable awareness, rhyme awareness, and phoneme awareness) of Egyptian kindergarteners. The participants were 67 children enrolled in the second level of kindergarten (ages 5–6), assigned to an experimental group (n?=?35) or a control group (n?=?32). Kindergarten Inventory of Phonological Awareness was

Randa Abdelaleem Elmonayer

2012-01-01

258

Foundations of Mathematics Achievement: Instructional Practices and Diverse Kindergarten Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzing Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey--Kindergarten (ECLS-K) data, we examine how exposure to instructional practices influences math test scores at the end of kindergarten for children from different racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and for children with different levels of math skills at kindergarten entry. We also analyze…

Bottia, Martha Cecilia; Moller, Stephanie; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Stearns, Elizabeth

2014-01-01

259

Interpersonal cognitive problem solving and primary prevention: Programming for preschool and kindergarten children  

Microsoft Academic Search

A competence?building model of primary prevention was evaluated on 131 inner?city black nursery and kindergarten children over a two year period. The major question is whether enhancing interpersonal cognitive problem solving (ICPS) skills of four?and five?year?olds could improve inhibited and impulsive behaviors when they already exist, and prevent them from emerging when they do not. Findings suggest that ICPS training

Myrna B. Shure; George Spivack

1979-01-01

260

Professional development schools and early childhood education: interactive skills of students, playgroup and kindergarten teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines professional development activities for students and teachers in two Dutch professional development schools (PDSs). The PDSs consist of a partnership between the kindergarten classes of the elementary school and accompanying playgroup (with children aged 4–6 and 2.6–4, respectively), a teacher’s training college and a research group and educational service agency attempting to improve the effects of early

Simone A. de Roos; Monique H. R. M. A. van der Heijden; Ruud J. Gorter

2010-01-01

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A Study on the Development of the Concept of Rhythm in 5 to 7-Year-Old with Profound Hearing Loss Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored the development of rhythm among eight kindergarten children with profound hearing loss in Ankara, Turkey. Musical instruments were used whose frequency ranges matched those the children were capable of hearing. After a pretest, students spent 5 half-days per week in training over the course of 2 months. Training included…

Bilir, Sule; And Others

262

Needs assessment of science teachers in secondary schools in Kumasi, Ghana: A basis for in-service education training programs at the Science Resource Centers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was twofold. First, it identified the priority needs common to all science teachers in secondary schools in Kumasi, Ghana. Second, it investigated the relationship existing between the identified priority needs and the teacher demographic variables (type of school, teacher qualification, teaching experience, subject discipline, and sex of teacher) to be used as a basis for implementing in-service education training programs at the Science Resource Centers in Kumasi Ghana. An adapted version of the Moore Assessment Profile (MAP) survey instrument and a set of open-ended questions were used to collect data from the science teachers. The researcher handed out one hundred and fifty questionnaire packets, and all one hundred and fifty (100%) were collected within a period of six weeks. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, content analysis, and inferential statistics. The descriptive statistics reported the frequency of responses, and it was used to calculate the Need Index (N) of the identified needs of teachers. Sixteen top-priority needs were identified, and the needs were arranged in a hierarchical order according to the magnitude of the Need Index (0.000 ? N ? 1.000). Content analysis was used to analyze the responses to the open-ended questions. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the null hypotheses of the study on each of the sixteen identified top-priority needs and the teacher demographic variables. The findings of this study were as follows: (1) The science teachers identified needs related to "more effective use of instructional materials" as a crucial area for in-service training. (2) Host and Satellite schools exhibited significant difference on procuring supplementary science books for students. Subject discipline of teachers exhibited significant differences on utilizing the library and its facilities by students, obtaining information on where to get help on effective science teaching, procuring supplementary science books for students, and developing greater understanding of child psychology. Teaching experience exhibited significant difference on developing a greater understanding of learning psychology. (3) The majority of the science teachers (55%) have not participated in any form of an in-service training program. (4) The majority of the science teachers (about 65%) are satisfied with their job as science teachers. (5) The majority of the science teachers (60%) are not satisfied with the use of Science Resource Center for teaching. A major implication of the study is that science teachers using the Science Resource Centers for teaching should be paid teaching allowances. It is also recommended that the Ghana Education Service (GES) should create a center for distribution and repairs of laboratory equipment of the Science Resource Centers. Five studies are suggested for future research.

Gyamfi, Alexander

263

Half-Day Kindergarten versus All-Day Kindergarten and Its Effects on First-Grade Reading Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study compared the reading achievement of first grade students who attended half-day kindergarten to that of students who attended full-day kindergarten. Subjects, 67 students in urban Newark, New Jersey, who had attended half-day and 66 students who had attended full-day kindergarten, were given the first grade Comprehensive Tests of Basic…

Harrison-McEachern, Rebecca

264

Mindfulness and compassion training in adolescence: a developmental contemplative science perspective.  

PubMed

Adolescence is a developmental period of risk, as well as a window of opportunity for cultivating positive development and thriving. It is characterized by simultaneous changes in the brain, body, mind, and social domains that offer a platform for building new skills and habits. This chapter discusses the role that secular forms of mindfulness and compassion training may play in fostering positive development in adolescence. The emerging discipline of "Developmental Contemplative Science" (DCS) is introduced, the theoretical and empirical basis of mindfulness in adolescence is illustrated in depth, and secular mindfulness and compassion practices for youth are portrayed. Last, this chapter offers an agenda for future research on connecting mindfulness to key developmental domains in adolescence. PMID:25100492

Roeser, Robert W; Pinela, Cristi

2014-01-01

265

Work/training programs for international health science librarians in American medical school libraries.  

PubMed Central

World understanding is more than a desirable goal today: it may be crucial to our survival. Many universities realize this and have in the past decade spent a great deal of time and money to ensure a steady flow of faculty and students between the U.S. and other countries. Librarians with faculty or academic status may benefit from promoting such relationships themselves. Job exchanges and training programs offer librarians in the United States the opportunity to become acquainted with their counterparts in other countries. Such programs enable librarians of various countries to become aware of one another's special needs and common problems, and allow them to share ideas and expertise. This paper presents an overview of international training programs for foreign librarians in the United States, focusing on programs for health sciences librarians in United States medical school libraries. Information is given on the availability and types of institutionally sponsored programs, as well as on MLA's Cunningham Fellowship Program. Some of the difficulties and the benefits of such programs are discussed. PMID:2720220

Brennen, P W; Gorman Sullivan, M B

1989-01-01

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Separating the Representation from the Science: Training Students in Comprehending 3D Diagrams  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Studies of students taking first year geology and earth science courses at universities find that a remarkable number of them are confused by the three-dimensional representations used to explain the science [1]. Comprehension of these 3D representations has been found to be related to an individual's spatial ability [2]. A variety of interactive programs and animations have been created to help explain the diagrams to beginning students [3, 4]. This work has demonstrated comprehension improvement and removed a gender gap between male (high spatial) and female (low spatial) students [5]. However, not much research has examined what makes the 3D diagrams so hard to understand or attempted to build a theory for creating training designed to remove these difficulties. Our work has separated the science labeling and comprehension of the diagrams from the visualizations to examine how individuals mentally see the visualizations alone. In particular, we asked subjects to create a cross-sectional drawing of the internal structure of various 3D diagrams. We found that viewing planes (the coordinate system the designer applies to the diagram), cutting planes (the planes formed by the requested cross sections) and visual property planes (the planes formed by the prominent features of the diagram, e.g., a layer at an angle of 30 degrees to the top surface of the diagram) that deviated from a Cartesian coordinate system imposed by the viewer caused significant problems for subjects, in part because these deviations forced them to mentally re-orient their viewing perspective. Problems with deviations in all three types of plane were significantly harder than those deviating on one or two planes. Our results suggest training that does not focus on showing how the components of various 3D geologic formations are put together but rather training that guides students in re-orienting themselves to deviations that differ from their right-angle view of the world, e.g., by showing how a particular 3D visualization evolves from their Cartesian representation of the world. 1. Y. Kali and N. Orion, Spatial abilities of high-school students in the perception of geologic structures, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 33, 4, 369-391, 1996. 2. A. Black, Spatial ability and earth science conceptual understanding, Journal of Geoscience Education, 53, 402-414, 2005 3. S. A. Sorby and B. J. Baartmans, The development and assessment of a course for enhancing the 3-D spatial visualization skills of first-year engineering students, Journal of Engineering Education Washington, 89, 301-308, 2000. 4. Y. Kali, N. Orion and E. Mazor, Software for assisting high-school students in the spatial perception of geological structures, Journal of Geoscience Education,45, 10-20, 1997. 5. D. Ben-Chaim. G. Lappan, and R. T. Houang, The effect of instruction on spatial visualization skills of middle school boys and girls, American Educational Research Journal, 25, 1, 51-71, 1988.

Bemis, K. G.; Silver, D.; Chiang, J.; Halpern, D.; Oh, K.; Tremaine, M.

2011-12-01

267

Selective Bibliography about Education and Training in Library and Information Science in PR China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This selective bibliography lists 66 items published from 1980 until 1989 on education, training, and continuing education in library and information science and documentation in the Chinese-speaking countries, i.e., the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The document is divided into 10 sections: (1) a preface (in…

Simon, H.-R.; Meis, Nicola

268

Examining the boundaries of sport science and psychology trained practitioners in applied sport psychology: Title usage and area of competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the issues of title usage, area of competence, and the boundaries of appropriate practice for professionals in applied sport psychology trained in either psychology or sport science programs. Considerable discussion is focused on the legal and ethical ramifications of the title of sport psychologist and who may and may not use it. Emphasis is also placed on

Jim Taylor

1994-01-01

269

Doctoral Programs to Train Future Leaders in Clinical and Translational Science  

PubMed Central

Purpose Although the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made extensive investments in educational programs related to clinical and translational science (CTS), there has been no systematic investigation of the number and characteristics of PhD programs providing training to future leaders in CTS. The authors undertook to determine the number of institutions that, having had received NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs), currently had or were developing PhD programs in CTS; to examine differences between programs developed before and after CTSA funding; and to provide detailed characteristics of new programs. Method In 2012, CTS program leaders at the 60 CTSA-funded institutions completed a cross-sectional survey focusing on four key domains related to PhD programs in CTS: program development and oversight; students; curriculum and research; and milestones. Results Twenty-two institutions had fully developed PhD programs in CTS, and 268 students were earning a PhD in this new field; 13 institutions were planning a PhD program. New programs were more likely to have fully developed PhD competencies and more likely to include students in medical school, students working only on their PhD, students working on a first doctoral degree, and students working in T1 translational research. They were less likely to include physicians and students working in clinical or T2 research. Conclusions Although CTS PhD programs have similarities, they also vary in their characteristics and management of students. This may be due to diversity in translational science itself or to the relative infancy of CTS as a discipline. PMID:23899901

Switzer, Galen E.; Robinson, Georgeanna F.W.B.; Rubio, Doris M.; Fowler, Nicole R.; Kapoor, Wishwa N.

2013-01-01

270

Classroom Community and Peer Culture in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study reflects a naturalistic, interpretive 5-month study in a public school morning kindergarten regarding the children's social development and creation of a peer culture during the transitional months into public education. The main focus of the research was the children's perspectives on these transitions and their evolving classroom…

Lash, Martha

2008-01-01

271

Blended-Art at the Kindergarten Level  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A foundational research assumption for this project is that the combination of open-ended-art and structured-art will enhance the development of the kindergartener. In today's standards driven classroom environment, art is often overlooked in place of text based curriculum. The idea of this project is to blend two approaches to teaching art and…

Sill, Jessica E.

2009-01-01

272

Implementing Intervention Movement Programs for Kindergarten Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The reported study aimed to identify the effects of two 10-week intervention programs on fundamental locomotor skill performance in kindergarten children. Seventy-five children with mean age 5.4 plus or minus 0.5 years participated. Experimental Group A followed a movement program, experimental Group B followed a music and movement program, and…

Deli, Eleni; Bakle, Iliana; Zachopoulou, Evridiki

2006-01-01

273

Kindergarten Explorations with Snow, Ice, and Water  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using winter snow, kindergarten students can explore the properties of water. Students demonstrate melting, freezing, expansion, and evaporation through a number of activities involving a paper cup and a scoop of snow. Procedures and student reactions are described in detail by the teacher-author. (MA)

Carroll, Martha A.

1978-01-01

274

The Present Kindergarten Dilemma: A Discussion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a great deal of concern on the part of not only educators, but also politicians, counselors, psychologists, researchers, members of boards of education, and parents, regarding current issues concerning kindergarten education. Central to these issues is the push for academics. With this push has come standardized testing, workbooks, and a…

Partridge, Susan

275

Kindergarten Teachers and Curriculum Construct Systems.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports case study investigations of themes in three kindergarten teachers' curriculum construct systems. Curriculum, in this instance, is viewed as involving people, space, time, and things that become endowed with meaning as a classroom culture is established. Three classrooms in one school district, each constituting a separate case,…

Halliwell, Gail L.

276

INTERPRETING MODERN MATHEMATICS GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SIX.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A TELEVISION SERIES ENTITLED "INTERPRETING MODERN MATHEMATICS" IS SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY AS AN INSERVICE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE FOR TEACHERS OF GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SIX. THE SERIES IS NOT INTENDED TO OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE IN MODERN MATHEMATICS, BUT RATHER TO DEAL WITH THE CONTENT, MATERIALS, AND…

San Diego County Dept. of Education, CA.

277

Reforming the Kindergarten Round-Up.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many schools host kindergarten roundups to facilitate children's transition from home to formal education. Roundups should not assess school readiness, but could be a valuable tool to help teachers' meet students' diverse needs. Roundups should open up parent-teacher communications, check for correctable learning impairments, and share meaningful…

Smith, Susan Sidney

1999-01-01

278

Kindergarten Handbook: A Guide for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This combined handbook and teacher's guide for kindergarten outlines a program intended to interest students in learning while they develop a positive self-concept. Following a brief statement on the program's philosophical aims and an introduction to the program, eight subject areas are described: art, health, language arts, mathematics, music,…

West New York Public Schools, NJ.

279

An Evaluation of the Extended Kindergarten Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An all-day kindergarten program was established in September, 1968 for three classes of Negro and Puerto Rican children at Public School 101 in the East Harlem area of New York City. The objective of the program was to identify and develop the learning styles of the children through a wide variety of school experiences and exposure to multi-media…

New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.

280

Kindergarten Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2000.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is comprised of the two 2000 issues of a biannually-published journal featuring research studies, theoretical essays, and classroom practice articles about the development and education of kindergarten children as well as occasional articles concerning preschool and the early primary grades. The spring 2000 issue contains the…

Robinson, Violet B., Ed.

2000-01-01

281

Exploring Cultural Heritage in a Kindergarten Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preschool and kindergarten classes in the United States are entering a time of unprecedented diversity and demographic transformation. Teachers must plan and implement a curriculum that reflects, supports, and values the varieties of cultural backgrounds, religious affiliations, socioeconomic classes, and language groups that children represent.…

Cohen, Lynn E.

2009-01-01

282

Folder Game Festival for Preschool and Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides scores of activities using inexpensive manila file folders. Designed for children from preschool through kindergarten, each chapter proceeds from simple material to more advanced work. Selected subjects are intended to enhance the following curriculum studies and promote development in: (1) eye-hand coordination (e.g., fit the…

Commins, Elaine

283

Medina County Kindergarten Home Activities. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that parents are children's most important teachers, this guide provides parents and children with weekly activities for all parts of the year that are intended to enhance children's eagerness to learn. The suggested activities, carefully chosen by Medina County, Ohio, kindergarten teachers, were designed to reinforce skills introduced in…

Neiner, Christine M.; And Others

284

Renew! Take a Break in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A university child development/early childhood education professor renews her relationship with young children and with current public school teaching by spending 5 weeks in kindergarten. This article describes some highlights of her experience: the children's daily journal writing, an in-class and take-home math activity, and teaching the…

Charlesworth, Rosalind

2005-01-01

285

Universal Screening for Writing Risk in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early identification of students at risk for writing disabilities is an important step in improving writing performance. Kindergarten students (n = 84) were administered a set of researcher-developed writing tasks (letter writing, sound spelling, word spelling, and sentence writing) and school-administered reading tasks ("Dynamic Indicators…

Coker, David L., Jr.; Ritchey, Kristen D.

2014-01-01

286

School Grade Span and Kindergarten Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a nationally representative sample of over 12,000 children and nearly 750 schools from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--kindergarten cohort and hierarchical linear modeling, we investigated the association between literacy and mathematics learning and grade configuration. Preprimary schools--those spanning only preschool through…

Burkam, David T.; Michaels, Deborah L.; Lee, Valerie E.

2007-01-01

287

Digest Generation Using Surveillance Video in Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we address the task of automatic digest generating of video data taken from kindergarten surveillance cameras. Our objective is extracting and merging video segments to recode children's daily life. In order to deal with mass video data efficiently, we jointly utilize location information and visual features to segment raw material videos. Our proposed method involves two steps.

Yu Wang; Jien Kato

2010-01-01

288

Kindergarten Experience and First Grade Reading Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to test the hypothesis that first grade children with a full-day kindergarten experience would achieve higher scores on the Tests for Analysis and Placement (TAP) Level 2 (Readiness) Basic than those children with half-day experience. Subjects were 19 first grade students who completed the TAP on two consecutive days. In…

Savitz, Fred R.; Drucker, Sally

289

Preparing Science-Trained Professionals for the Biotechnology Industry: A Ten-Year Perspective on a Professional Science Master’s Program  

PubMed Central

The biotechnology industry has a need for business-savvy scientists; however, this is not the way scientists are traditionally trained at universities and colleges. To address this need, universities have developed Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree programs that offer advanced training in a technical field along with professional skills development through team-based projects and internships. Nearly ten years ago, the Department of Microbiology at NCSU started a PSM program in Microbial Biotechnology (MMB). This article provides an overview of the MMB program, and shares some of the lessons that we have learned. PMID:23653780

Hamilton, Paul T.; Luginbuhl, Sarah C.; Hyman, Michael

2012-01-01

290

Understanding the biological concept "bird": A kindergarten case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this qualitative, multiple case study of 14 students in a metropolitan public school in the Deep South was to find out, during a period of three months, what these kindergarten-aged children knew about birds, whether this knowledge represented current scientific thought, if such science instruction meaningfully affected their prior knowledge, and if so, what the factors during instruction that seemed to influence their understanding of the concept of bird were. The research was conducted in three phases; preinstruction interviews, instruction, and postinstruction interviews. The theoretical framework for this research was based on the Human Constructivism theory of learning (Mintzes, Wandersee and Novak, 1997). Instructional materials consisted of carefully chosen books (both fiction and non-fiction), guest speakers, field trips, a live bird in the classroom, students' observation journals, teacher-made classification and sorting activities, and picture-based concept maps. The findings suggest that young children's knowledge of birds was limited chiefly to birds' anatomical and morphological characteristics, with repeated references being made by the children to human characteristics. There was a positive, significant difference in young children's pre- and postinstruction scientific knowledge of birds. Although performance varied from child to child after instruction, most children were able to identify some common birds by name. Just one child resisted conceptual change. Kindergarten children's basic knowledge of bird behavior was limited to flight and eating. Although the children had more conceptual knowledge at the end, understanding still appeared to be shallow. The children did develop their skill in observing markedly. It also became evident that these kindergarten children needed more (a) experience in asking questions, (b) practice in techniques of visual representation, and (c) language development in order to be able to explain what they observed. Scientific study of birds appeared to be an underutilized gateway to learning about living organisms in early childhood, especially in view of the fact that birds are the only large animals in nature that are easily seen by children during daytime hours. Such early childhood bird studies also correlate well with the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996).

Buchholz, Dilek

291

The only official copy of this file is the one online in the Photon Sciences Training website. Before using a printed copy, verify that it is the most current version by checking the document effective date on the PS Training website.  

E-print Network

The only official copy of this file is the one online in the Photon Sciences Training website effective date on the PS Training website. Brookhaven National Laboratory/ Photon Sciences Directorate and satisfactory completion of course: Instructor's signature: ______________________________ Date

Ohta, Shigemi

292

Key findings from Year 2 of Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten in Peel  

E-print Network

Kindergarten in Peel I'm playing with my friends at school (F-DAY EARLY LEARNING KINDERGARTEN IN PEEL REVIEW: PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH services, specifically kindergarten, child care and parenting support in the Peel

Sokolowski, Marla

293

A support infrastructure for the smart kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

Continuing progress in microelectronics has allowed the embedding of sensing, processing, and wireless communications capabilities in familiar physical objects. This enables the creation of smart environments, where communication and computation technologies facilitate interactions between people and their surroundings, instead of just person-to-person or person-to-server communication. In a collaborative project underway at the University of California, Los Angeles, called Smart Kindergarten

Alvin Chen; Richard R. Muntz; Spencer Yuen; Ivo Locher; S. I. Sung; Mani B. Srivastava

2002-01-01

294

Kindergarten Performance of Children Born at Risk  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sample of 35 children has now been followed from birth to the completion of kindergarten. All of these children come from intact upper-middle-class professional families with a mean maternal education of 16 years and a mean paternal education of 17 years. Twenty of the children (the high-risk group) were born with medical complications (such as preterm birth or illness)

Deborah L. Holmes; Jill N. Reich; Margery L. Rieff

1988-01-01

295

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences electronic health record and medical informatics training for undergraduate health professionals.  

PubMed

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is planning interprofessional training in electronic health records (EHRs) and medical informatics. Training will be integrated throughout the curricula and will include seminars on broad concepts supplemented with online modules, didactic lectures, and hands-on experiences. Training will prepare future health professionals to use EHRs, evidence-based medicine, medical decision support, and point-of-care tools to reduce errors, improve standards of care, address Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requirements and accreditation standards, and promote appropriate documentation to enable data retrieval for clinical research. UAMS will ensure that graduates are ready for the rapidly evolving practice environment created by the HITECH Act. PMID:20648253

Hart, Jan K; Newton, Bruce W; Boone, Steven E

2010-07-01

296

Kindergarten Predictors of Math Learning Disability  

PubMed Central

The aim of the present study was to address how to effectively predict mathematics learning disability (MLD). Specifically, we addressed whether cognitive data obtained during kindergarten can effectively predict which children will have MLD in third grade, whether an abbreviated test battery could be as effective as a standard psychoeducational assessment at predicting MLD, and whether the abbreviated battery corresponded to the literature on MLD characteristics. Participants were 226 children who enrolled in a 4-year prospective longitudinal study during kindergarten. We administered measures of mathematics achievement, formal and informal mathematics ability, visual-spatial reasoning, and rapid automatized naming and examined which test scores and test items from kindergarten best predicted MLD at grades 2 and 3. Statistical models using standardized scores from the entire test battery correctly classified ~80–83 percent of the participants as having, or not having, MLD. Regression models using scores from only individual test items were less predictive than models containing the standard scores, except for models using a specific subset of test items that dealt with reading numerals, number constancy, magnitude judgments of one-digit numbers, or mental addition of one-digit numbers. These models were as accurate in predicting MLD as was the model including the entire set of standard scores from the battery of tests examined. Our findings indicate that it is possible to effectively predict which kindergartners are at risk for MLD, and thus the findings have implications for early screening of MLD. PMID:20084182

Mazzocco, Michele M. M.; Thompson, Richard E.

2009-01-01

297

Training the translational research teams of the future: UC Davis-HHMI Integrating Medicine into Basic Science program.  

PubMed

There is a need for successful models of how to recruit, train, and retain bench scientists at the earliest stages of their careers into translational research. One recent, promising model is the University of California Davis Howard Hughes Medical Institute Integrating Medicine into Basic Science (HHMI-IMBS) program, part of the HHMI Med into Grad initiative. This paper outlines the HHMI-IMBS program's logic, design, and curriculum that guide the goal of research that moves from bedside to bench. That is, a curriculum that provides graduate students with guided translational training, clinical exposure, team science competencies, and mentors from diverse disciplines that will advance the students careers in clinical translational research and re-focusing of research to answer clinical dilemmas. The authors have collected data on 55 HHMI-IMBS students to date. Many of these students are still completing their graduate work. In the current study the authors compare the initial two cohorts (15 students) with a group of 29 control students to examine the program success and outcomes. The data indicate that this training program provides an effective, adaptable model for training future translational researchers. HHMI-IMBS students showed improved confidence in conducting translational research, greater interest in a future translational career, and higher levels of research productivity and collaborations than a comparable group of predoctoral students. PMID:24127920

Knowlton, Anne A; Rainwater, Julie A; Chiamvimonvat, Nipavan; Bonham, Ann C; Robbins, John A; Henderson, Stuart; Meyers, Frederick J

2013-10-01

298

The Effects of Kindergarten Entrance Age on Children’s Reading and Mathematics Achievement from Kindergarten through Third Grade  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the longitudinal effects of age of entry into kindergarten on children’s reading and mathematics achievement in kindergarten, first- and third-grade. Early entrants, younger-ontime, medial-ontime, older-ontime and delayed entrants were compared. The effect of absolute age of children at the time of kindergarten entry and relative age of children to their classmates was explored. Children’s gender, race, socioeconomic

Ummuhan Yesil-Dagli

2005-01-01

299

An Examination of Views of Science Held by English-Trained Chinese Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was to examine what science views were accepted or rejected by the Chinese university students. We administered the Thinking about Science Survey Instrument (TSSI) to 75 Chinese students in the Sichuan province who were enrolled in Science and Technology English classes. The TSSI focuses on nine key areas of science and…

Stonier, Francis W.; Dickerson, Daniel L.; Lucking, Robert

2012-01-01

300

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children for 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents an annotated bibliography of outstanding children's science trade books published in 1995 and intended primarily for kindergarten to eighth grade. Sections include biography, environment and ecology, fiction, life science, medicine and medical research, paleontology, and technology and engineering. (JRH)

Science and Children, 1996

1996-01-01

301

A cross-college age study of science and nonscience students' conceptions of basic astronomy concepts in preservice training for high-school teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A questionnaire of 19 questions given to a total of 433 students in college preservice training for future high-school teachers showed that science and nonscience majors held a series of misconceptions on several central topics in basic astronomy.

Trumper, R.

302

The Science and Issues of Human DNA Polymoprhisms: A Training Workshop for High School Biology Teachers  

SciTech Connect

This project achieved its goal of implementing a nationwide training program to introduce high school biology teachers to the key uses and societal implications of human DNA polymorphisms. The 2.5-day workshop introduced high school biology faculty to a laboratory-based unit on human DNA polymorphisms – which provides a uniquely personal perspective on the science and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of the Human Genome Project. As proposed, 12 workshops were conducted at venues across the United States. The workshops were attended by 256 high school faculty, exceeding proposed attendance of 240 by 7%. Each workshop mixed theoretical, laboratory, and computer work with practical and ethical implications. Program participants learned simplified lab techniques for amplifying three types of chromosomal polymorphisms: an Alu insertion (PV92), a VNTR (pMCT118/D1S80), and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the mitochondrial control region. These polymorphisms illustrate the use of DNA variations in disease diagnosis, forensic biology, and identity testing - and provide a starting point for discussing the uses and potential abuses of genetic technology. Participants also learned how to use their Alu and mitochondrial data as an entrée to human population genetics and evolution. Our work to simplify lab techniques for amplifying human DNA polymorphisms in educational settings culminated with the release in 1998 of three Advanced Technology (AT) PCR kits by Carolina Biological Supply Company, the nation’s oldest educational science supplier. The kits use a simple 30-minute method to isolate template DNA from hair sheaths or buccal cells and streamlined PCR chemistry based on Pharmacia Ready-To-Go Beads, which incorporate Taq polymerase, deoxynucleotide triphosphates, and buffer in a freeze-dried pellet. These kits have greatly simplified teacher implementation of human PCR labs, and their use is growing at a rapid pace. Sales of human polymorphism kits by Carolina Biological rose from 700 units in 1999 to 1,132 in 2000 – a 62% increase. Competing kits using the Alu system, and based substantially on our earlier work, are also marketed by Biorad and Edvotek. In parallel with the lab experiments, we developed a suite of database/statistical applications and easy-to-use interfaces that allow students to use their own DNA data to explore human population genetics and to test theories of human evolution. Database searches and statistical analyses are launched from a centralized workspace. Workshop participants were introduced to these and other resources available at the DNALC WWW site (http://vector.cshl.org/bioserver/): 1) Allele Server tests Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and statistically compares PV92 data from world populations. 2) Sequence Server uses DNA sequence data to search Genbank using BLASTN, compare sequences using CLUSTALW, and create phylogenetic trees using PHYLIP. 3) Simulation Server uses a Monte Carlo generator to model the long-term effects of drift, selection, and population bottlenecks. By targeting motivated and innovative biology faculty, we believe that this project offered a cost-effective means to bring high school biology education up-to-the-minute with genomic biology. The workshop reached a target audience of highly professional faculty who have already implemented hands-on labs in molecular genetics and many of whom offer laboratory electives in biotechnology. Many attend professional meetings, develop curriculum, collaborate with scientists, teach faculty workshops, and manage equipment-sharing programs. These individuals are life-long learners, anxious for deeper insight and additional training to further extend their leadership. This contention was supported by data from a mail survey, conducted in February-March 2000 and 2001, of 256 faculty who participated in workshops conducted during the current term of DOE support. Seventy percent of participants responded, providing direct reports on how their teaching behavior had changed since taking the DOE workshop. About nine of t

David. A Micklos

2006-10-30

303

The Science and Issues of Human DNA Polymorphisms: A Training Workshop for High School Biology Teachers  

SciTech Connect

This project achieved its goal of implementing a nationwide training program to introduce high school biology teachers to the key uses and societal implications of human DNA polymorphisms. The 2.5-day workshop introduced high school biology faculty to a laboratory-based unit on human DNA polymorphisms â�� which provides a uniquely personal perspective on the science and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of the Human Genome Project. As proposed, 12 workshops were conducted at venues across the United States. The workshops were attended by 256 high school faculty, exceeding proposed attendance of 240 by 7%. Each workshop mixed theoretical, laboratory, and computer work with practical and ethical implications. Program participants learned simplified lab techniques for amplifying three types of chromosomal polymorphisms: an Alu insertion (PV92), a VNTR (pMCT118/D1S80), and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the mitochondrial control region. These polymorphisms illustrate the use of DNA variations in disease diagnosis, forensic biology, and identity testing - and provide a starting point for discussing the uses and potential abuses of genetic technology. Participants also learned how to use their Alu and mitochondrial data as an entr�©e to human population genetics and evolution. Our work to simplify lab techniques for amplifying human DNA polymorphisms in educational settings culminated with the release in 1998 of three Advanced Technology (AT) PCR kits by Carolina Biological Supply Company, the nationâ��s oldest educational science supplier. The kits use a simple 30-minute method to isolate template DNA from hair sheaths or buccal cells and streamlined PCR chemistry based on Pharmacia Ready-To-Go Beads, which incorporate Taq polymerase, deoxynucleotide triphosphates, and buffer in a freeze-dried pellet. These kits have greatly simplified teacher implementation of human PCR labs, and their use is growing at a rapid pace. Sales of human polymorphism kits by Carolina Biological rose from 700 units in 1999 to 1,132 in 2000 â�� a 62% increase. Competing kits using the Alu system, and based substantially on our earlier work, are also marketed by Biorad and Edvotek. In parallel with the lab experiments, we developed a suite of database/statistical applications and easy-to-use interfaces that allow students to use their own DNA data to explore human population genetics and to test theories of human evolution. Database searches and statistical analyses are launched from a centralized workspace. Workshop participants were introduced to these and other resources available at the DNALC WWW site (http://vector.cshl.org/bioserver/): 1) Allele Server tests Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and statistically compares PV92 data from world populations. 2) Sequence Server uses DNA sequence data to search Genbank using BLASTN, compare sequences using CLUSTALW, and create phylogenetic trees using PHYLIP. 3) Simulation Server uses a Monte Carlo generator to model the long-term effects of drift, selection, and population bottlenecks. By targeting motivated and innovative biology faculty, we believe that this project offered a cost-effective means to bring high school biology education up-to-the-minute with genomic biology. The workshop reached a target audience of highly professional faculty who have already implemented hands-on labs in molecular genetics and many of whom offer laboratory electives in biotechnology. Many attend professional meetings, develop curriculum, collaborate with scientists, teach faculty workshops, and manage equipment-sharing programs. These individuals are life-long learners, anxious for deeper insight and additional training to further extend their leadership. This contention was supported by data from a mail survey, conducted in February-March 2000 and 2001, of 256 faculty who participated in workshops conducted during the current term of DOE support. Seventy percent of participants responded, providing direct reports on how their teaching behavi

David A. Micklos

2006-10-30

304

Determining the Influence of a Science Exhibition Center Training Program on Elementary Pupils' Interest and Achievement in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research aimed to examine the effects of visiting exhibitions and participating in the activities offered by science centers on raising the interest of second level students of primary education in science and improving their academic achievements. Thirty one 8th grade students chosen randomly from primary schools participated in the research…

Bozdogan, Aykut Emre; Yalcin, Necati

2009-01-01

305

Teacher Training for Political Science PhD Students in Europe Determinants of a Tool for Enhanced Teaching in Higher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we examine the state of teacher training for political science PhD candidates in the European Union and make a comparison with the situation in the United States. We investigate the determinants of supply and demand of teacher training. On the supply side, we suggest that research orientation and quality assurance are factors that…

Pleschova, Gabriela; Simon, Eszter

2009-01-01

306

OEI, GTTP and Adventurers of the Universe: training teachers and disseminating science in the South of Brazil  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Itinerant Educative Observatory (OEI) is a permanent program of our Department of Astronomy since 1999. It aims to lecture Astronomy to teachers of fundamental and middle levels, using attractive resources such as telescopic observations, audiovisuals, and multimedia. The training courses are requested by different cities of Rio Grande do Sul and nearby states and are organized by a local committee of the requesting city. In 2014, with federal funds, we are uniting efforts with other extension project: the Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP). This is an international program developed to train teachers in the effective use of astronomy education tools and resources in their science classes. The program, that is a legacy of IYA2009, aims to create a worldwide network of Galileo Ambassadors the promoters of the training workshops and Galileo Teachers the teachers who bring the learned methodologies into classroom. To supplement these activities, we initiated a new program in 2012 called Adventurers of the Universe. University professors, undergraduates students and teachers of high-school and elementary school of social vulnerable communities develop transdiciplinary didactic sequences where Astronomy is the central focus to motivate different processes of teaching and learning, considering different learning levels, designed for direct use in the classroom. The objective of the program is to contribute to the didactic transposition through the discussion about how to relate astronomy with other science and non-science disciplines. In 2012 we collaborated with 20 teachers of one school, and 900 students. In 2013, the collaborations were expanded to include teachers and students of 3 other schools.

Pavani, D. B.; Saraiva, M. F. O.; Dottori, H.

2014-10-01

307

An Application of Multiple Intelligences in a Lebanese Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is an application of a Multiple Intelligences-based approach to assessment and educational practice in early childhood years, the Spectrum Project, in a Lebanese kindergarten. A control group design was used. The Spectrum activities were manipulated for the whole academic year by 150 kindergarten students (75 girls, 75 boys), enrolled in one branch of a private school, while the

Karma El Hassan; Ghada Maluf

1999-01-01

308

Aurora City Schools Kindergarten Math Readiness Course of Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program goals and objectives for Kindergarten mathematics readiness in Aurora City Schools are listed and described. Consideration of Kindergarten Philosophy, the diverse population of students, the organizational design of adopted textbooks, child development and learning styles, are all assessed in establishing scope and sequence. The…

Aurora City Schools, OH.

309

Betty Kirby: Travels and Translations in the Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the pervasive influence of progressive education and travel on a public school kindergarten teacher's professional life. In a statement included in her handwritten list of goals for the children in her classroom, she echoed John Dewey, noting that a kindergarten child should "....live life fully and well because this is a…

Sherwood, Elizabeth A.; Freshwater, Amy

2009-01-01

310

Constructing stories in kindergarten: Children's knowledge of genre  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the ability of 23 kindergarten children to construct stories drawing upon genre conventions in order to differentiate simple narrative stories, a familiar and often?visited genre in the kindergarten literacy classroom, and humorous stories, familiar to the children's literacy experiences mostly outside official literacy curriculum. The data collection included two semi?structured interviews during which children orally created two

Eleni Loizou; Elena Kyriakides; Maria Hadjicharalambous

2011-01-01

311

Kindergarten Prediction of Reading Skills: A Longitudinal Comparative Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is considerable focus in public policy on screening children for reading difficulties. Sixty years of research have not resolved questions of what constructs assessed in kindergarten best predict subsequent reading outcomes. This study assessed the relative importance of multiple measures obtained in a kindergarten sample for the prediction of reading outcomes at the end of 1st and 2nd grades.

Christopher Schatschneider; Jack M. Fletcher; David J. Francis; Coleen D. Carlson; Barbara R. Foorman

2004-01-01

312

Creating a Critical Literacy Milieu in a Kindergarten Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to better understand the process of engaging in critical literacy practices with kindergarteners. The researcher spent six months in a kindergarten classroom taking extensive field notes on the ways in which the teacher and students explored issues of social justice through literacy activities. Data analysis using a…

Stribling, Stacia M.

2014-01-01

313

"Academic Redshirting" in Kindergarten: Prevalence, Patterns, and Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We use two nationally representative data sets to estimate the prevalence of kindergarten "redshirting"--the decision to delay a child's school entry. We find that between 4% and 5.5% of children delay kindergarten, a lower number than typically reported in popular and academic accounts. Male, White, and high-SES children are most…

Bassok, Daphna; Reardon, Sean F.

2013-01-01

314

The Association of Kindergarten Entry Age with Early Literacy Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors investigated whether age at kindergarten entry was associated with early literacy achievement gaps and if these gaps persisted over time. Using the kindergarten age eligibility cutoff date, they created 2 groups of students who represented the oldest and youngest children in a cohort of students in high-poverty, low-performing schools.…

Huang, Francis L.; Invernizzi, Marcia A.

2012-01-01

315

Teachers’ judgments of problems in the transition to kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examined teachers’ judgments of the prevalence and types of problems children present upon entering kindergarten. A large, national sample of teachers (N = 3,595) was surveyed by using the National Center for Early Development and Learning’s Transition Practices Survey (1996). Teachers reported they perceived that 16% of children had difficult entries into kindergarten. Up to 46% of teachers

Sara E. Rimm-kaufman; Robert C. Pianta; Martha J. Cox

2000-01-01

316

Sleep Patterns and Sleep Disruptions in Kindergarten Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Assessed sleep patterns and sleep disruptions in kindergarten children and investi - gated the relation between sleep measures derived from objective and subjective eval - uation methods. The sleep patterns of 59 normal kindergarten children (mean age = 5.5 years) were monitored for 4 to 5 consecutive nights by means of activity monitors (actigraph) and by means of parental daily

Liat Tikotzky; Avi Sadeh

2001-01-01

317

Young Children's Computer Skills Development from Kindergarten to Third Grade  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This investigation explores young children's computer skills development from kindergarten to third grade using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K) dataset. The sample size of the study was 8642 children. Latent growth curve modeling analysis was used as an analytical tool to examine the development of children's computer…

Sackes, Mesut; Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Bell, Randy L.

2011-01-01

318

Enhancing the Transition to Kindergarten: Linking Children, Families, & Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual describes an approach to enhancing children's transitions into kindergarten. This approach, developed as a collaborative effort among researchers at the National Center for Early Development & Learning Kindergarten Transition Project at the University of Virginia and local school personnel, focuses on forming a network of social…

Kraft-Sayre, Marcia E.; Pianta, Robert C.

319

Predicting School Adjustment from Motor Abilities in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study assessed the relations between basic motor abilities in kindergarten and scholastic, social, and emotional adaptation in the transition to formal schooling. Seventy-one five-year-old kindergarten children were administered a battery of standard assessments of basic motor functions. A year later, children's adjustment to school…

Bart, Orit; Hajami, Dov; Bar-Haim, Yair

2007-01-01

320

Full-Day or Half-Day Kindergarten? ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This ERIC Digest examines how changing family patterns have affected the full-day/half-day kindergarten issue, discussing why schools are currently considering alternative scheduling and describing the advantages and disadvantages of each type of program. The following changing family patterns affecting the choice of full-day kindergarten programs…

Rothenberg, Dianne

321

The Medieval Kingdom Topology: Peer Relations in Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the applicability of the medieval kingdom social role topology with kindergarten children and assesses the association between the social roles children assume and seven nonbehavioral variables. Confirmed hypotheses that the topology could be distilled from a sample of kindergarten children (n=173) and that specific nonbehavioral…

Bennett, Andrew; Derervensky, Jeffrey

1995-01-01

322

Using Curriculum-Based Measurement to Monitor Kindergarteners' Mathematics Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine technical and instructional features of a kindergarten curriculum-based measurement (CBM) tool designed to track students' mathematics progress in terms of computational concepts, procedures, and counting strategies. Students in 10 kindergarten classrooms in three elementary schools completed alternate…

Seethaler, Pamela M.; Fuchs, Lynn S.

2011-01-01

323

Using Curriculum-Based Measurement To Monitor Kindergarteners' Mathematics Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine technical and instructional features of a kindergarten curriculum-based measurement (CBM) tool designed to track students' mathematics progress in terms of computational concepts, procedures, and counting strategies. Students in 10 kindergarten classrooms in three elementary schools completed alternate…

Seethaler, Pamela M.; Fuchs, Lynn S.

2011-01-01

324

The Public Kindergarten Concept as a Factor in Racial Attitudes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The question of whether the public kindergarten neighborhood can effectively assume a meaningful role in the development of children's racial attitudes is investigated in this study. Focus centers on the public kindergarten since, in the absence of racially mixed neighborhoods, it constitutes the first formal interracial experience for most…

Palmer, Edward L.

325

Sunnyside Unified School District Kindergarten Curriculum Guide. (Revised).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The kindergarten program of Tucson, Arizona's Sunnyside Unified School District aims to provide young children with opportunities to develop strong oral language skills, basic problem-solving abilities, fine and gross motor skills, and feelings of confidence and joy as a learner. In its 10 major sections, this color-coded kindergarten curriculum…

Sunnyside School District, Tucson, AZ.

326

Classwide Intervention to Manage Disruptive Behavior in the Kindergarten Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors present an investigation of a classwide intervention to reduce disruptive behavior in a kindergarten classroom. Participants included children in 3 kindergarten classrooms and their teachers in an at-risk school district in Northeast Ohio. On the basis of student behaviors and teacher goals, the authors chose the Good Behavior Game plus Plus Merit. A total of 3 teachers implemented

Kara E. McGoey; Dana L. Schneider; Kristin M. Rezzetano; Tana Prodan; Melody Tankersley

2010-01-01

327

Mobile media in the social fabric of a kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

At first blush, mobile media may appear a promising solu- tion to the problem arising from the fact that parents in the present-day kindergarten institution rely almost solely on teachers' retrospective reports on their child's daily activi- ties. However, a kindergarten is a delicate social fabric that mixes professional roles (the teachers') with socio-emotional relationships (parenting and caring) and involves

Jaana Näsänen; Antti Oulasvirta; Asko Lehmuskallio

2009-01-01

328

Teaching and Learning Moral Values through Kindergarten Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this research study we investigated kindergarten-aged children's moral values in Kuwait. This study utilized several quantitative and qualitative research methods in the course of looking at three terms--moral development, the meaning of value, and the meaning of morality--as experienced by kindergarten-aged children. Participants were 600…

Al-Hooli, Abeer; Al-Shammari, Zaid

2009-01-01

329

Relationship between Kindergarten Children's Language Ability and Social Competence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The research investigated the hypothesis that teachers' ratings of kindergarten children's receptive and expressive language ability would be related to children's social competence. Teachers' ratings of social competence were obtained for a sample of 116 kindergarten children. Social competence was measured using the California Preschool Social…

Longoria, Adelina Q.; Page, Melanie C.; Hubbs-Tait, Laura; Kennison, Shelia M.

2009-01-01

330

Kindergarten Teachers' Beliefs toward Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this study was to examine the beliefs of Jordanian kindergarten teachers toward developmentally appropriate practices (DAP). The sample consists of 285 (14.9%) randomly selected teachers working in public and private kindergartens. A questionnaire with two parts, (1) general information and (2) teachers' beliefs regarding DAP, was…

Abu-Jaber, Majed; Al-Shawareb, Aseel; Gheith, Eman

2010-01-01

331

Understanding the Diminishing Academic Advantage of Full-Day Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most people agree that young children benefit academically from attending kindergarten; however, some research suggests that any academic advantage attributed to attending full day kindergarten compared to half-day programs will disappear as early as third grade. Based on the results of this study which looked at students in typical classroom…

Davies, Randall S.; Cress, Susan

2010-01-01

332

Top Ten Tips for Student Teaching in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kindergarten student teachers face a unique set of challenges as they strive to meet the needs of very young children. This article presents ten suggestions for ensuring a successful experience. They are based on the authors' many years of experience in working with student teachers placed in kindergarten settings. Arranged in Letterman fashion in…

McKenna, Beverly A.; Strauser, Beverly A.

2010-01-01

333

Kindergarten Teachers' Experience with Reporting Child Abuse in Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: The objectives were to examine factors associated with reporting child abuse among kindergarten teachers in Taiwan based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Method: A stratified quota sampling technique was used to randomly select kindergarten teachers in Taiwan. The Child Abuse Intention Report Scale, which includes demographics,…

Feng, Jui-Ying; Huang, Tzu-Yi; Wang, Chi-Jen

2010-01-01

334

Teachers, Families, and Communities Supporting English Language Learners in Inclusive Pre-Kindergartens: An Evaluation of a Professional Development Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the Teachers, Families, and Communities Supporting English Language Learners (TFC) project was to implement and evaluate a sustainable model of high-quality professional development focused on improving inclusive pre-kindergarten services for English Language Learners (ELL) and their families. The professional development program consisted of three interactive training sessions and on-site classroom coaching visits. The project evaluation consisted of

Belinda J. Hardin; Joanna K. Lower; Gretchen Robinson Smallwood; Swetha Chakravarthi; Linlin Li; Carol Jordan

2010-01-01

335

Kindergarten Year. Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The kindergarten year marks a period of rapid change in the ways children think about themselves and the world around them. This change is influenced by both developmental factors (e.g., age, maturation) and environmental factors (e.g., schooling, home ed...

J. West, K. Denton, L. M. Reaney

2001-01-01

336

Correlations Between and Within the Apgar Test, Pre-Kindergarten Assessment and Kindergarten Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This longitudinal study examined the relationship of the physical-neurological conditions of infants at one minute after birth to mental and motor development at prekindergarten and kindergarten levels. Subjects were 44 children, 16 males and 28 females, born in 1970 in the same hospital. Neonatal physical status one minute after birth was…

Williams, Doris K.

337

Hooked on Science: How an Ohio Teacher is Training Students to Be Linked in to Forensics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features Ohio teacher Carol Fleck's use of videoconferencing in teaching Contemporary BioScience and Genetics. Fleck, who says her initial vision for the class was "science without classroom walls," covers such topics as emerging diseases, bioterrorism, and forensic science. Collaboration between schools is a key part of the course…

Technology & Learning, 2008

2008-01-01

338

Use Root Cause Analysis Teaching Strategy to Train Primary Pre-Service Science Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the Root Cause Analysis (RCA) teaching strategy on pre-service primary science teachers and instinct pre-service teachers to apply RCA teaching strategy to science curriculums. RCA Teaching Strategy is to coordinates 5 Why Method and Fishbone Diagram. The participants included 18 pre-service primary science teachers and the…

Lu, Chow-chin; Tsai, Chun-wei; Hong, Jon-chao

2008-01-01

339

Community Colleges and Technician Training. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology of the Committee on Science and Technology. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session (September 30; November 19, 1985).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hearings were conducted by the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Science, Research and Technology to discuss the role of community colleges in training technical personnel, with particular emphasis on how the National Advanced Technician Training Act of 1985 (HR 2353) would help community colleges meet this role. This bill creates a…

Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.

340

A DNA Science research and training programme for Secondary School and Junior College teachers and students on genetic polymorphisms in human, animals and plants in Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this project is to train teachers and students to be competent in the principles and practice of DNA science by working on genetic polymorphisms of humans, animals and plants in Singapore. MOE has provided JC and Secondary Schools in Singapore the life sciences research facilities and equipment which cost millions of dollar s. This project is therefore

Koh CL; Chin HLC; Lum SKY; Tan J; Ang DTJ

341

Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, "Taking Science to School" provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of…

Duschl, Richard A., Ed.; Schweingruber, Heidi A., Ed.; Shouse, Andrew W., Ed.

2007-01-01

342

What Works: Using Curriculum and Pedagogy to Increase Girls' Interest and Participation in Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article identifies instructional strategies, curricula, and organizational structures in the research literature that have been successful in encouraging girls' participation and achievement in science: science instruction in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, relevant curricula that address girls' interests and provide…

Baker, Dale

2013-01-01

343

Long-Term Effects of Phoneme Awareness and Letter Sound Training: An Intervention Study With Children at Risk for Dyslexia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Positive long-term effects of phoneme awareness training in kindergarten were found in this study with children of dyslexic parents. Thirty-five at-risk children (attending 26 different classes) participated in an intensive 17-week program in their regular kindergarten classes designed to help them improve in phoneme awareness. Follow-up measures…

Elbro, Carsten; Petersen, Dorthe Klint

2004-01-01

344

An Empirically-Based Statewide System for Identifying Quality Pre-Kindergarten Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study presents an empirically-based statewide system that links information about pre-kindergarten programs with children's school readiness scores to certify pre-kindergarten classrooms as promoting school readiness. Over 8,000 children from 1,255 pre-kindergarten classrooms were followed longitudinally for one year. Pre-kindergarten quality…

Williams, Jeffrey M.; Landry, Susan H.; Anthony, Jason L.; Swank, Paul R.; Crawford, April D.

2012-01-01

345

LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT  

E-print Network

MITCHEL RESNICK LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA LIFELONG KINDERGARTEN #12;50Cultures of Creativity We thinkers. But there is an important exception: kindergarten. As I see it, the traditional kindergarten

Resnick, Mitchel

346

Schools' Use of Assessments for Kindergarten Entrance and Placement: 1998-99. Statistics in Brief.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from the base-year (kindergarten) collection of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) were used to describe the use of entrance or placement tests prior to kindergarten by schools in the United States that offer kindergarten classes. Also examined were the different ways that schools use the…

Prakash, Naomi; West, Jerry; Denton, Kristin

347

The multidisciplinary major in Environmental Science is offered primarily by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geography. It provides general science-based training which is  

E-print Network

The multidisciplinary major in Environmental Science is offered primarily by the Departments program which is ideal with respect to preparation for a career in Environmental Science. The direct entry B.Sc. in Environmental Science has been implemented for September 1997 but is still

Seldin, Jonathan P.

348

Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences: Operating a Microwave Radiation Detection Monitor, Module 10.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this instructional module, students learn to leak test a microwave oven using a microwave radiation meter fitted with a probe sensitive to low-power density levels of microwave radiation. Training Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for using thi...

F. C. May

1981-01-01

349

Student Application Guide The NSERC CREATE Training Program in Climate Science (TPCS) is a program designed  

E-print Network

on climate change, paleoclimate, biogeochemical cycles and water resources. Students can their development in interdisciplinary research related to climate change, paleoclimate 1 Student Application Guide Scope The NSERC ­ CREATE Training

350

Training Science and Mathematics Professionals for an Innovation Economy: The Emergence of the Professional Science Master's in the USA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree is a creative addition to US graduate education, expressly to support innovation and workforce development in a globally competitive economy. Initiated in the 1990s with funding from two US private foundations, there is still a question as to whether universities will sustain it beyond the start-up…

Tobias, Sheila; Sims, Leslie B.

2006-01-01

351

Training Future Scientists: Predicting First-Year Minority Student Participation in Health Science Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using longitudinal data from the UCLA Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) and Your First College Year (YFCY) surveys, this study examines predictors of the likelihood that science-oriented students would participate in a health science undergraduate research program during the first year of college. The key predictors of…

Hurtado, Sylvia; Eagan, M. Kevin; Cabrera, Nolan L.; Lin, Monica H.; Park, Julie; Lopez, Miguel

2008-01-01

352

Munster Programming Training (MPT) PUBLICITY [COMPUTER SCIENCE, UCC 30/11/2011  

E-print Network

, Computer Science at UCC decided to offer a significant introduction into the field in educating students systems, home electronics and much more. Computer Science offers value in a very wide range of careers by some of our MPT students, they were selected as Irish Panel participants at International Olympiads

Schellekens, Michel P.

353

A national framework to integrate remote sensing sciences in STEM education and training  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology (NOAA-CREST) Center at the City College of the City University of NY, funded through a major grant by NOAA's Educational Partnership Program (EPP) is one of NOAA's lead research and education partner in the application of remote sensing science & technology in issues pertaining to assessment, monitoring and stewardship

Shakila Merchant; Reza Khanbilvardi

2011-01-01

354

Training the Mind: Continuity and Change in the Rhetoric of School Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evolution of argument that the study of science develops skills, attitudes of mind, or ways of thinking and behaving that are transferable to other areas of experience is discussed by looking at ways in which it has been deployed by people who sought to expand or alter the role of science in the school curriculum in Great Britain. (RM)

Millar, Robin

1985-01-01

355

The Impact of Teaching Assistants on Student Retention in the Sciences: Lessons for TA Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Attrition from the sciences remains a national problem. The authors present results from a survey of over 2,100 undergraduates that, contrary to previous research, suggests that teaching assistants (TAs) influence student retention in the sciences in multiple ways. Multiple linear regression (MLR) and student comments suggest that TAs influence…

O'Neal, Christopher; Wright, Mary; Cook, Constance; Perorazio, Tom; Purkiss, Joel

2007-01-01

356

Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Examination as a Predictor of Student Performance during Clinical Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A comparison of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Examination (BPSE) results with student performance evaluations in core clerkships, institutional and community externships, didactic and clinical courses, and related basic science coursework revealed the BPSE does not predict student performance during clinical instruction. (MSE)

Fassett, William E.; Campbell, William H.

1984-01-01

357

Radon level reduction in two kindergartens in Slovenia  

SciTech Connect

Remedial actions were carried out in two kindergartens with average heating season radon concentrations of about 2,000 Bq m{sup -3}. The first kindergarten is built on sedimentary gravel and the second one on fly ash and cinder fill. In both cases, radon accumulated in a sub-floor channel (service tunnel). The channels were opened at both ends. Natural ventilation of the tunnels did not produce a sufficient reduction in radon concentration. A fan was mounted in one kindergarten to ventilate the channel for 20 min three times each day, thus reducing radon levels to an acceptable value. 5 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

Vaupotic, J.; Krizman, M.; Kobal, I. [J. Stefan Institute, Jamova (Slovenia)] [and others

1994-05-01

358

A study of kindergarten children's spatial representation in a mapping project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This phenomenological study examined kindergarten children's development of spatial representation in a year long mapping project. Findings and discussion relative to how children conceptualised and represented physical space are presented in light of theoretical notions advanced by Piaget, van Hiele, and cognitive science researchers Battista and Clements. Analyses of the processes the children used and their finished products indicate that children can negotiate meaning for complex systems of geometric concepts when given opportunities to debate, negotiate, reflect, evaluate and seek meaning for representing space. The complexity and "holistic" nature of spatial representation of young children emerged in this study.

Davis, Genevieve A.; Hyun, Eunsook

2005-02-01

359

From the Green Screen to the Classroom: Training Graduate Students to Communicate Science and Mathematics Effectively through the INSPIRE Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Initiating New Science Partnerships in Rural Education (INSPIRE) is a five-year partnership between Mississippi State University and three school districts in Mississippi’s Golden Triangle region. This fellowship program is designed to strengthen the communication and scientific reasoning skills of STEM graduate students by having them design and implement inquiry-based lessons which channel various aspects of their research in our partner classrooms. Fellows are encouraged to explore a diversity of approaches in classroom lesson design and to use various technologies in their lessons, including GIS, SkyMaster weather stations, Celestia, proscopes, benchtop SEM, and others. Prior to entering the classrooms for a full school year, Fellows go through an intense graduate-level training course and work directly with their partner teachers, the program coordinator, and participating faculty, to fold their lessons into the curricula of the classrooms to which they’ve been assigned. Here, we will discuss the various written, oral, and visual exercises that have been most effective for training our Fellows, including group discussions of education literature, role playing and team-building exercises, preparation of written lesson plans for dissemination to other teachers nationwide, the Presentation Boot Camp program, and production of videos made by the Fellows highlighting careers in STEM fields. We will also discuss the changes observed in Fellows’ abilities to communicate science and mathematics over the course of their fellowship year. INSPIRE is funded by the NSF Graduate K-12 (GK-12) STEM Fellowship Program, award number DGE-0947419.

Pierce, Donna M.; Radencic, Sarah P.; Walker, Ryan M.; Cartwright, John H.; Schmitz, Darrel W.; Bruce, Lori M.; McNeal, Karen S.

2014-11-01

360

In-service training in nuclear science for classroom teachers in the Oak Ridge area  

SciTech Connect

Since the early 1980s US elementary and secondary school students have been encouraged to take tougher courses in order to become more science and math literate, and results show some improvements in math and science knowledge and skills. However, the eighth-grade results of the 41-nation Third International Math and Science Study show that the US is below average in math and just slightly above the international average in science. This is just not acceptable in this science-and-technology-driven information era. The first step in raising achievement is setting high standards for what students should know and be able to do. The primary responsibility for achieving high standards rests not only with students, teachers, and parents but also with school systems, federal programs, research, organizations, and human resources from science-and-technology-oriented businesses. Professional development for educators is one of the key issues and critical to positively affecting science education reform. Therefore, the Oak Ridge-Knoxville Section of the American Nuclear Society, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, local businesses and industries, and Tennessee schools established a partnership to present quality professional development programs to middle school and high school educators. Goals of these programs include the following: (1) to help educators understand the basic concepts of radiation; (2) to increase awareness of nuclear energy and related environmental issues; (3) to present information about careers in science and engineering as they relate to nuclear energy; and (4) to demonstrate nuclear science-related activities that can be replicated in the classroom.

Cain, L.; King, P. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

1998-09-01

361

A new chapter in doctoral candidate training: The Helmholtz Space Life Sciences Research School (SpaceLife)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the field of space life sciences, the demand of an interdisciplinary and specific training of young researchers is high due to the complex interaction of medical, biological, physical, technical and other questions. The Helmholtz Space Life Sciences Research School (SpaceLife) offers an excellent interdisciplinary training for doctoral students from different fields (biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, psychology, nutrition or sports sciences and related fields) and any country. SpaceLife is coordinated by the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne. The German Universities in Kiel, Bonn, Aachen, Regensburg, Magdeburg and Berlin, and the German Sports University (DSHS) in Cologne are members of SpaceLife. The Universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Frankfurt, Hohenheim, and the Beihang University in Beijing are associated partners. In each generation, up to 25 students can participate in the three-year program. Students learn to develop integrated concepts to solve health issues in human spaceflight and in related disease patterns on Earth, and to further explore the requirements for life in extreme environments, enabling a better understanding of the ecosystem Earth and the search for life on other planets in unmanned and manned missions. The doctoral candidates are coached by two specialist supervisors from DLR and the partner university, and a mentor. All students attend lectures in different subfields of space life sciences to attain an overview of the field: radiation and gravitational biology, astrobiology and space physiology, including psychological aspects of short and long term space missions. Seminars, advanced lectures, laboratory courses and stays at labs at the partner institutions or abroad are offered as elective course and will provide in-depth knowledge of the chosen subfield or allow to appropriate innovative methods. In Journal Clubs of the participating working groups, doctoral students learn critical reading of scientific literature, first steps in peer review, scientific writing during preparation of their own publication, and writing of the thesis. The training of soft skills is offered as block course in cooperation with other Helmholtz Research Schools. The whole program encompasses 303 h and is organized in semester terms. The first doctoral candidates started the program in spring 2009.

Hellweg, C. E.; Gerzer, R.; Reitz, G.

2011-05-01

362

Exploring Connections Between Earth Science and Biology - Interdisciplinary Science Activities for Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To increase teaching of Earth science in schools, and to reflect the interdisciplinary nature and interrelatedness of science disciplines in today's world, we are exploring opportunities for linking Earth science and Biology through engaging and innovative hands-on science activities for the classroom. Through the NSERC-funded Pacific CRYSTAL project based at the University of Victoria, scientists, science educators, and teachers at all levels in the school system are collaborating to research ways of enriching the preparation of students in math and science, and improving the quality of science education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Our primary foci are building authentic, engaging science experiences for students, and fostering teacher leadership through teacher professional development and training. Interdisciplinary science activities represent an important way of making student science experiences real, engaging and relevant, and provide opportunities to highlight Earth science related topics within other disciplines, and to expand the Earth science taught in schools. The Earth science and Biology interdisciplinary project builds on results and experiences of existing Earth science education activities, and the Seaquaria project. We are developing curriculum-linked activities and resource materials, and hosting teacher workshops, around two initial areas; soils, and marine life and the fossil record. An example activity for the latter is the hands-on examination of organisms occupying the nearshore marine environment using a saltwater aquarium and touch tank or beach fieldtrip, and relating this to a suite of marine fossils to facilitate student thinking about representation of life in the fossil record e.g. which life forms are typically preserved, and how are they preserved? Literacy activities such as fossil obituaries encourage exploration of paleoenvironments and life habits of fossil organisms. Activities and resources are being tested with teachers and student teachers through workshops, at teacher conferences, and participating Faculties of Education.

Vd Flier-Keller, E.; Carolsfeld, C.; Bullard, T.

2009-05-01

363

Training Future Scientists: Predicting First-year Minority Student Participation in Health Science Research  

PubMed Central

Using longitudinal data from the UCLA Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) and Your First College Year (YFCY) surveys, this study examines predictors of the likelihood that science-oriented students would participate in a health science undergraduate research program during the first year of college. The key predictors of participation in health science research programs are students’ reliance on peer networks and whether campuses provide structured opportunities for first-year students even though only 12% of freshmen in the sample engaged in this activity. These experiences are particularly important for Black students. The findings inform efforts to orient students at an early stage, particularly under-represented minorities, toward biomedical and behavioral science research careers. PMID:23503996

Eagan, M. Kevin; Cabrera, Nolan L.; Lin, Monica H.; Park, Julie; Lopez, Miguel

2013-01-01

364

Master's Level Graduate Training in Medical Physics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the master's degree program in medical physics developed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Required courses for the program, and requirements for admission are included in the appendices. (HM)

Ibbott, Geoffrey S.; Hendee, William R.

1980-01-01

365

Suggested Outline for Auditory Perception Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented are suggestions for speech therapists to use in auditory perception training and screening of language handicapped children in kindergarten through grade 3. Directions are given for using the program, which is based on games. Each component is presented in terms of purpose, materials, a description of the game, and directions for…

Kelley, Clare A.

366

A Pattern for Training Students' Innovative Ability of Computer Science in Independent College  

Microsoft Academic Search

The innovative ability is one of core targets of talents training scheme of colleges and universities. Most of independent colleges haven't been established more than a decade and the students of independent college are enrolled by the third batch of undergraduate enrollment. Because of the students lacking self-learning ability and study consciousness, most of the teachers lacking teaching experience, the

Yu Bo; Qin Ye-mei

2010-01-01

367

Measuring Airflow in Local Exhaust Ventilation Systems. Module 23. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on measuring airflow in local exhaust ventilation systems. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) naming each…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

368

Training Programs of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, 1971-1980.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study predicts future requirements for biological scientists by specialty area, future supply within area, and the effects of National Institutes of Health program alternatives on requirements and supply measures. At present and for the forseeable future, approved training grants for critical shortage areas are funded as rapidly as centers of…

National Inst. of General Medical Sciences (NIH), Bethesda, MD.

369

Using Air-Purifying Respirators. Module 9. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on using air-purifying respirators. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) describing how air flows through an…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

370

Science, Training and Career: Changing Modes of Knowledge Production and Labour Markets  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changing conditions of academic and scientific labour markets, blurring boundaries between public and private and between basic and applied research, and the growing European dimension to scientific careers challenge the conceptual thinking about the research training function of the university. The paper explores these changes and addresses their…

Enders, Jurgen; de Weert, Egbert

2004-01-01

371

Science and Practice of Coaching a Strength Training Program for Novice and Intermediate-Level Athletes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses various aspects of the athletic coaching process in strength training, including: teaching and coaching exercises to novice and intermediate level athletes (typical high school and younger college aged athletes); technical analysis and modification of student technique; student motivation; goal setting; reinforcement; and the overall…

Baker, Daniel

2001-01-01

372

Operating High-Volume Air Samplers. Module 3. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on operating high-volume air samplers. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) disassembling the high-volume…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

373

Calibrating a Respirable Dust Sampling Device. Module 24. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on calibrating a respirable dust sampling device. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn, are three lessons: (1) naming each part of…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

374

Using Precision Rotameters. Module 6. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on using precision rotameters. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) naming the parts of a low-flow precision…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

375

Collecting Pests for Identification. Module 12. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on collecting pests for identification. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) identifying the parts and…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

376

Preparing Data for Analysis. Module 19. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on preparing data for analysis. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) constructing a table by organizing data…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

377

An International Training Program in Library and Information Science: Looking Backward and Forward  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study is to improve the subsequent editions of an international training program in information management. Up to now 15 editions have been organized, coordinated by the author of this paper. Most participants work in developing countries, mainly in Africa and Asia. Each program takes place mainly in Brussels, Belgium, for about…

Nieuwenhuysen, Paul

2011-01-01

378

Training in the Laboratory Animal Science Community: Strategies to Support Adult Learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The essence of learning is change; learning is the process by which learners customize new information to make it per- sonally meaningful and relevant. Training is the process of helping students make those changes. Research indicates that adults learn differently than children or adolescents and that adults consistently use the following six learning strat- egies: prior experiences; conversations; metacognition; re-

Jackie Dobrovolny; James Stevens; Leticia V. Medina

2007-01-01

379

Operating Gas-Absorbing Equipment. Module 21. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on operating gas-absorbing equipment. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) identifying parts and functions…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

380

Performing Titration Analyses for Water Quality. Module 17. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on performing titration analysis for water quality. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) naming each part of…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

381

Obtaining Measurements of Stationary Environmental Noise Sources. Module 2. Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This module, one of 25 on vocational education training for careers in environmental health occupations, contains self-instructional materials on obtaining measurements of stationary environmental noise sources. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1)…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

382

Translating Training Science into Practice: A Study of Managers' Reactions to Posttraining Transfer Interventions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a randomized 2x2 study, 174 managers and students read one of four scenarios with one of two posttraining transfer interventions (relapse prevention, supervisor support training) and information types (utility analysis, research). They showed no preference for adopting either intervention to increase staff productivity. Research information was…

Huint, Philip; Saks, Alan M.

2003-01-01

383

The Effectiveness of a Supplemental Pre-Kindergarten Vocabulary Intervention  

E-print Network

Oral vocabulary is a strong predictor of young children's later reading development. Many children enter kindergarten with weak vocabulary knowledge and could benefit from an extra level or higher tier of intentional instruction in vocabulary...

Kong, Na Young

2013-05-31

384

Kindergarten Teachers’ Beliefs Toward Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Jordan  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this study was to examine the beliefs of Jordanian kindergarten teachers toward developmentally appropriate\\u000a practices (DAP). The sample consists of 285 (14.9%) randomly selected teachers working in public and private kindergartens.\\u000a A questionnaire with two parts, (1) general information and (2) teachers’ beliefs regarding DAP, was developed to answer the\\u000a research questions. The items were distributed into

Majed Abu-JaberAseel Al-Shawareb; Aseel Al-Shawareb; Eman Gheith

2010-01-01

385

Arithmetic skills in kindergarten children with developmental language disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although arithmetic is not a language-based skill, a specific learning disability in arithmetic—dyscalculia—is commonly seen in children with developmental language disorders (DLD). The object of this study was to assess whether kindergarten children with DLD have impaired arithmetic skills and, if so, to correlate the pattern of dysfunction with language syndromes. Forty-two children with DLD attending mainstream kindergartens, and their

Orly Manor; Ruth S Shalev; Adina Joseph; Varda Gross-Tsur

2001-01-01

386

Participatory Science via the Internet  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special session features scientists and developers building innovative interactive virtual environments that can be used for science education from kindergarten through college. The four projects presented in this session focus on different areas of science, from space physics to entomology, but they share a common educational orientation towards participatory learning using Internet access to scientific instruments, data, and expertise.

Stephanie D. Teasley; Thomas A. Finholt; Clint S. Potter; Bridget Carragher; Liana Carroll; Charles Conway; Benjamin Grosser; Janet Hanlon; Nick Kisseberth; Scott Robinson; David Stone; Umesh Thakkar; Daniel Weber; Gregory R. Snow; Daniel R. Claes

2000-01-01

387

``Science-trained professionals''—A new breed for the new century  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

If students of science are to have more career options in the future, the people who hire and work with them are going to have to know more science and more about what scientists do. That's one of the conclusions of a recent study of the perceptions and realities that young and mid-career physical scientists are having to cope with in a post-cold war environment. It's also the conclusion of a survey of CEO's from 500 of the Fortune 1000 companies in the U.S, undertaken in September and October 1995 by the Johnson School of Management at Cornell. Corporations are becoming more and more concerned about "science and technological illiteracy" on the part of their managers.

Tobias, Sheila

1996-09-01

388

Emerging technologies in education and training: applications for the laboratory animal science community.  

PubMed

This article examines several new and exciting communication technologies. Many of the technologies were developed by the entertainment industry; however, other industries are adopting and modifying them for their own needs. These new technologies allow people to collaborate across distance and time and to learn in simulated work contexts. The article explores the potential utility of these technologies for advancing laboratory animal care and use through better education and training. Descriptions include emerging technologies such as augmented reality and multi-user virtual environments, which offer new approaches with different capabilities. Augmented reality interfaces, characterized by the use of handheld computers to infuse the virtual world into the real one, result in deeply immersive simulations. In these simulations, users can access virtual resources and communicate with real and virtual participants. Multi-user virtual environments enable multiple participants to simultaneously access computer-based three-dimensional virtual spaces, called "worlds," and to interact with digital tools. They allow for authentic experiences that promote collaboration, mentoring, and communication. Because individuals may learn or train differently, it is advantageous to combine the capabilities of these technologies and applications with more traditional methods to increase the number of students who are served by using current methods alone. The use of these technologies in animal care and use programs can create detailed training and education environments that allow students to learn the procedures more effectively, teachers to assess their progress more objectively, and researchers to gain insights into animal care. PMID:17420537

Ketelhut, Diane Jass; Niemi, Steven M

2007-01-01

389

Russian Science Teachers' Knowledge of HIV/AIDS: Implications for Teacher Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Russian Federation has one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world. Prevention efforts are still in the early stage, and to this date do not include a comprehensive, national HIV prevention education approach for direct application via the educational system. This study examined HIV/AIDS related knowledge of science teachers residing…

Avina, Julie,; O'Connell, Kathleen

2006-01-01

390

Framing Education for a Science of Social Work: Missions, Curriculum, and Doctoral Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Social work education has historically been grounded in professional practice but recent discussions have urged a reconsideration of social work as a science. Social work is progressively doing more intervention work, service systems research, implementation research, and translational research which are elevating research standards to new levels…

Fong, Rowena

2012-01-01

391

[Training Second Career Teachers in Math/Science Education.] Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The National Executive Service Corps, an organization which uses the skills and experiences of senior professionals, responded to the perceived shortage of qualified mathematics and science teachers in New York City. This paper describes a project designed to tap the skills and talents of retired scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who…

National Executive Service Corps, New York, NY.

392

Using a Moodle-Based Professional Development Program to Train Science Teachers to Teach for Creativity and its Effectiveness on their Teaching Practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study describes a distance learning professional development program that we designed for the purpose of training science teachers to teach for creativity. The Moodle platform was used to host the training. To ensure that trainees would benefit from this distance learning program, we designed the instructional activities according to the Community of Inquiry framework, which consists of three main elements: cognitive presence, teaching presence and social presence. Nineteen science teachers in Oman engaged in the training, which lasted for 36 working days. To measure the effectiveness of the training program on science teachers' instructional practices related to teaching for creativity, we used a pre-post one-group quasi-experimental design. An observation form was used to assess and document participants' practices. Paired t test results showed that there was a statistically significant improvement in science teachers' practices related to teaching for creativity. During the implementation of the training program, we observed that cognitive presence and teaching presence were the two most successful elements of the program. The training program involved participants in different instructional activities which were designed to help them understand the role of creativity in science; a wide range of instructional techniques designed to nurture students' creativity was discussed. The program also provided participants with opportunities to relate their practices to teaching for creativity and to design and implement lesson plans geared toward teaching for creativity. However, the social presence element was not satisfying. Participants' virtual interactions with each other and their engagement in online discussion forums were limited. This paper provides some recommendations to overcome such pitfalls.

Al-Balushi, Sulaiman M.; Al-Abdali, Nasser S.

2014-10-01

393

Multiple Paths to First Grade: A Comparison of Child, Parent, and Early Education Variables Associated With Multiple Year Kindergarten Experiences.  

E-print Network

??This study explored the predictors of multiple year kindergarten experiences. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten data, the study examined whether child and family variables… (more)

Denno, Dawn M.

2010-01-01

394

Phoneme segmentation training: Effect on reading readiness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent evidence suggests that the ability to segment words into phonemes is significantly related to reading success, and\\u000a that training in phoneme segmentation appears to have a positive influence on beginning reading. In this study, we evaluated\\u000a the effect on reading readiness of phoneme segmentation training in kindergarten. Ninety nonreaders with PPVT-R standard scores\\u000a of 78 or higher were randomly

Eileen W. Ball; Benita A. Blachman

1988-01-01

395

Multimedia Bootcamp: a health sciences library provides basic training to promote faculty technology integration  

PubMed Central

Background Recent research has shown a backlash against the enthusiastic promotion of technological solutions as replacements for traditional educational content delivery. Many institutions, including the University of Virginia, have committed staff and resources to supporting state-of-the-art, showpiece educational technology projects. However, the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library has taken the approach of helping Health Sciences faculty be more comfortable using technology in incremental ways for instruction and research presentations. In July 2004, to raise awareness of self-service multimedia resources for instructional and professional development needs, the Library conducted a "Multimedia Bootcamp" for nine Health Sciences faculty and fellows. Methods Case study. Results Program stewardship by a single Library faculty member contributed to the delivery of an integrated learning experience. The amount of time required to attend the sessions and complete homework was the maximum fellows had to devote to such pursuits. The benefit of introducing technology unfamiliar to most fellows allowed program instructors to start everyone at the same baseline while not appearing to pass judgment on the technology literacy skills of faculty. The combination of wrapping the program in the trappings of a fellowship and selecting fellows who could commit to a majority of scheduled sessions yielded strong commitment from participants as evidenced by high attendance and a 100% rate of assignment completion. Response rates to follow-up evaluation requests, as well as continued use of Media Studio resources and Library expertise for projects begun or conceived during Bootcamp, bode well for the long-term success of this program. Conclusion An incremental approach to integrating technology with current practices in instruction and presentation provided a supportive yet energizing environment for Health Sciences faculty. Keys to this program were its faculty focus, traditional hands-on instruction, unrestricted access to technology tools and support, and inclusion of criteria for evaluating when multimedia can augment pedagogical aims. PMID:16638140

Ramsey, Ellen C

2006-01-01

396

The Missouri planning grant for the education and training of health sciences librarians.  

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The planning grant at the School of Library and Informational Science (SLIS) at the University of Missouri has two aims: (a) developing a model curriculum for health sciences librarianship at the master's level and (b) developing materials that can be delivered by alternative instructional methods. To accomplish the first aim, the faculty will investigate the possibility of offering courses in other disciplines, such as health care administration, educational technology, adult education, and medical sociology. In addition, the SLIS faculty will investigate the development of new kinds of placement for the students' practicum experience. To reach the second aim, the SLIS faculty will investigate alternative means of delivering both graduate and continuing education. Three instructional modalities will be evaluated. Some material will be delivered via satellite broadcast, some material will be made available via the World Wide Web and some will be presented in an intensive seminar. The outcome of the planning grant will be two distinct plans. The first will be a plan for the curriculum in health sciences librarianship at the master's level. The second will be a plan for offering instruction through alternative methods, both for graduate education and for continuing education. PMID:8913559

Sievert, M C; Johnson, D T; Schmidt, D; Reid, J C; Mitchell, J A

1996-10-01

397

The Missouri planning grant for the education and training of health sciences librarians.  

PubMed Central

The planning grant at the School of Library and Informational Science (SLIS) at the University of Missouri has two aims: (a) developing a model curriculum for health sciences librarianship at the master's level and (b) developing materials that can be delivered by alternative instructional methods. To accomplish the first aim, the faculty will investigate the possibility of offering courses in other disciplines, such as health care administration, educational technology, adult education, and medical sociology. In addition, the SLIS faculty will investigate the development of new kinds of placement for the students' practicum experience. To reach the second aim, the SLIS faculty will investigate alternative means of delivering both graduate and continuing education. Three instructional modalities will be evaluated. Some material will be delivered via satellite broadcast, some material will be made available via the World Wide Web and some will be presented in an intensive seminar. The outcome of the planning grant will be two distinct plans. The first will be a plan for the curriculum in health sciences librarianship at the master's level. The second will be a plan for offering instruction through alternative methods, both for graduate education and for continuing education. PMID:8913559

Sievert, M C; Johnson, D T; Schmidt, D; Reid, J C; Mitchell, J A

1996-01-01

398

The only official copy of this file is the one on-line in the Photon Sciences Training website. Before using a printed copy, verify that it is the most current version by checking the document effective date on the PS Training website.  

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(>= 12 oz/yd2) All fire rated clothing: Button all buttons Non-melting under garments (natural fiberThe only official copy of this file is the one on-line in the Photon Sciences Training website effective date on the PS Training website. Brookhaven National Laboratory/ Photon Sciences Directorate

Ohta, Shigemi

399

The only official copy of this file is the one on-line in the Photon Sciences Training website. Before using a printed copy, verify that it is the most current version by checking the document effective date on the PS Training website.  

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) All fire rated clothing: Button all buttons Non-melting under garments (natural fiber) Check for holesThe only official copy of this file is the one on-line in the Photon Sciences Training website effective date on the PS Training website. Brookhaven National Laboratory/ Photon Sciences Directorate

Ohta, Shigemi

400

Is full better than half? Examining the longitudinal effects of full-day kindergarten attendance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Kindergarten policy varies widely both across and within states. Over the past decade, a number of states have instituted a full-day kindergarten requirement and others are considering it as a way to increase educational achievement. Many parents also support full-day kindergarten as a source of child care. This paper uses the Early Child Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999 to evaluate

Jill S. Cannon; Alison Jacknowitz; Gary Painter

2006-01-01

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Print-specific multimodal brain activation in kindergarten improves prediction of reading skills in second grade.  

PubMed

Children who are poor readers usually experience troublesome school careers and consequently often suffer from secondary emotional and behavioural problems. Early identification and prediction of later reading problems thus are critical in order to start targeted interventions for those children with an elevated risk for emerging reading problems. In this study, behavioural precursors of reading were assessed in nineteen (aged 6.4 ± 0.3 years) non-reading kindergarteners before training letter-speech sound associations with a computerized game (Graphogame) for eight weeks. The training aimed to introduce the basic principles of letter-speech sound correspondences and to initialize the sensitization of specific brain areas to print. Event-related potentials (ERP) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data were recorded during an explicit word/symbol processing task after the training. Reading skills were assessed two years later in second grade. The focus of this study was on clarifying whether electrophysiological and fMRI data of kindergarten children significantly improve prediction of future reading skills in 2nd grade over behavioural data alone. Based on evidence from previous studies demonstrating the importance of initial print sensitivity in the left occipito-temporal visual word form system (VWFS) for learning to read, the first pronounced difference in processing words compared to symbols in the ERP, an occipito-temporal negativity (N1: 188-281 ms) along with the corresponding functional activation in the left occipito-temporal VWFS were defined as potential predictors. ERP and fMRI data in kindergarteners significantly improved the prediction of reading skills in 2nd grade over behavioural data alone. Together with the behavioural measures they explained up to 88% of the variance. An additional discriminant analysis revealed a remarkably high accuracy in classifying normal (n=11) and poor readers (n=6). Due to the key limitation of the study, i.e. the small group sizes, the results of our prediction analyses should be interpreted with caution and regarded as preliminary despite cross-validation. Nevertheless our results indicate the potential of combining neuroimaging and behavioural measures to improve prediction at an early stage, when literacy skills are acquired and interventions are most beneficial. PMID:23727320

Bach, Silvia; Richardson, Ulla; Brandeis, Daniel; Martin, Ernst; Brem, Silvia

2013-11-15

402

Kindergarten Adjustment Difficulty: The Contribution of Children's Effortful Control and Parental Control  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: This paper examines the extent to which children's effortful control and early family experiences predict difficulty in kindergarten adjustment. One hundred and eighty-two children from 31 kindergarten classrooms in rural elementary schools in the Southeast participated. Teachers reported on children's difficulty with kindergarten adjustment, and parents completed measures assessing children's effortful control (inhibitory control and attentional focus) and

Lori Nathanson; Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman; Laura L. Brock

2009-01-01

403

Planning and Implementing the Daily Routine in Slovene Kindergartens and Reggio Emilia Concept  

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Authors in this paper present the design and implementation of daily routines in Slovenian kindergartens. Slovenian national document for preschool education, "Curriculum for Kindergartens" (1999), describes daily kindergarten activities (communication and interaction with and among children, use of compliment and reprehension, and rules for…

Bercnik, Sanja; Devjak, Tatjana

2012-01-01

404

The Longitudinal Effects of Kindergarten Enrollment and Relative Age on Children's Academic Achievement  

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Background: Research findings suggest that there may be some academic benefits for those children whose kindergarten enrollment is delayed, and the risk of underachievement seems to be greater for children who are younger when they first enter kindergarten. Although kindergarten enrollment occurs naturally, certain child, family, and childcare…

Dagli, Ummuhan Yesil; Jones, Ithel

2013-01-01

405

Personality Types of Hong Kong Kindergarten Teachers: Implications for Teacher Education  

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While an individual's personality is related to his or her well-being, little research has examined kindergarten teachers' personality. This research was the first to investigate Hong Kong kindergarten teachers' personality types using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Three hundred and seventy-one kindergarten teachers…

Wong, Yau-ho Paul; Li-fang, Zhang

2013-01-01

406

An Analysis of Song-Leading by Kindergarten Teachers in Taiwan and the USA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to examine components of the song-leading process used by kindergarten teachers in Taiwan and the United States, including the critical matter of starting pitch. Five public school kindergarten teachers in Taipei, Taiwan, and five public kindergarten teachers in Seattle, USA, were invited to participate in this study…

Liao, Mei-Ying; Campbell, Patricia Shehan

2014-01-01

407

Enriching Kindergarten Learners' English by Using Language Portfolio and Additional Instructional Materials  

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Though pre-school education is not compulsory in Turkey, having foreign language education in kindergarten has been an upward trend lately. Besides, as there has been an increasing demand on language education in kindergartens, a large number of kindergartens have begun to give English language education so as to meet the demand. However, most of…

Zorba, Mehmet Galip; Tosun, Sezen

2011-01-01

408

Tangicons: Algorithmic Reasoning in a Collaborative Game for Children in Kindergarten and First Class  

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Tangicons: Algorithmic Reasoning in a Collaborative Game for Children in Kindergarten and First cubes for kindergarten and first grade children. Tangicons have been developed with the help of kindergarten children during various ses- sions of observing, playing and talking to them. Most tan- gible

Lübeck, Universität zu

409

Rhythm Reproduction in Kindergarten, Reading Performance at Second Grade, and Developmental Dyslexia Theories  

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Rhythm Reproduction in Kindergarten, Reading Performance at Second Grade, and Developmental of these children. Kindergarten variables explained 26% of the variance of the reading score at second grade-related theories of developmental dyslexia. It is con- cluded that simple rhythm reproduction tasks in kindergarten

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

410

ToonTalk IN KINDERGARTENS: FIELD NOTES LEONEL MORGADO, MARIA GABRIEL CRUZ, KEN KAHN  

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ToonTalk IN KINDERGARTENS: FIELD NOTES LEONEL MORGADO, MARIA GABRIEL CRUZ, KEN KAHN Department with kindergarten-aged children? Since May 2000, we have been conducting ToonTalk sessions with 3- to 5-year old in a normal kindergarten room, where during each session 2 children would be playing with ToonTalk, the others

Boyer, Edmond

411

USING ToonTalkTM IN KINDERGARTENS Leonel Morgado, Maria Gabriel Bulas Cruz  

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USING ToonTalkTM IN KINDERGARTENS Leonel Morgado, Maria Gabriel Bulas Cruz UTAD Eng. II, Quinta de-year olds, 2 were 5- year olds), in Vila Real (Portugal) kindergartens, from May to June of 2000Talk, concurrent programming, children programming, programming by demonstration, kindergartens 1. INTRODUCTION

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Title of Dissertation: PHYSICAL PROGRAMMING: TOOLS FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN TO AUTHOR  

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ABSTRACT Title of Dissertation: PHYSICAL PROGRAMMING: TOOLS FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN TO AUTHORRooms and physical programming, along with the two studies which showed that kindergarten students had the capacity PROGRAMMING: TOOLS FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN TO AUTHOR PHYSICAL INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS by Jaime Montemayor

Golbeck, Jennifer

413

Gesichts-und Sprachsteuerung im MD.H-Projekt Krazy Kindergarten  

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1 Gesichts- und Sprachsteuerung im MD.H-Projekt Krazy Kindergarten Game Report GR-B-2010-1 Julius in Berlin (MD.H) Lindenstr. 20-25, 10969 Berlin, Deutschland Zusammenfassung--Im Projekt Krazy Kindergarten Sommersemester 2010 an der Mediadesign Hochschule in Berlin (MD.H). Krazy Kindergarten ist die welt- weit erste

Block, Marco

414

Indirect sampling of kindergartens in the National Educational Panel Study: an  

E-print Network

Indirect sampling of kindergartens in the National Educational Panel Study: an application in kindergartens at the age of 4. Since no complete sampling frame of kinder- gartens in Germany was available and kinder- gartens. As a result, inclusion probabilities for the sampled kindergartens are unknown

Gerkmann, Ralf

415

Playful Toothbrush: UbiComp Technology for Teaching Tooth Brushing to Kindergarten Children  

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Playful Toothbrush: UbiComp Technology for Teaching Tooth Brushing to Kindergarten Children Yu and teachers to motivate kindergarten children to learn proper and thorough brushing skills. The system- tiveness of kindergarten children in brushing their teeth, as measured by number of brushing strokes

Ouhyoung, Ming

416

ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN (a guide for Global Leadership)  

E-print Network

ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN (a guide for Global Leadership) All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom. Reference: http://www.peace.ca/kindergarten.htm #12;

Kostic, Milivoje M.

417

Nach dem Urteil: Diskussion um Studiengebhren Die Zukunft lernt im Kindergarten ......... S.3  

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Nach dem Urteil: Diskussion um Studiengebühren Die Zukunft lernt im Kindergarten ......... S.3.uni-potsdam.de/portal/apr05/uniaktuell Portal 4-6/05 Die Zukunft lernt im Kindergarten Kinderlabor an der Universität Potsdam im Kindergarten zu den wichtigsten Lernphasen gehören. Denn im dritten, vierten und fünften

Potsdam, Universität

418

The Safe Kindergarten: Promotion of Communication and Social Skills Among Kindergartners  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: The study evaluated the “safe kindergarten” program designed to promote kindergartners' communication and social skills based on principles of Imago marital and family counseling (H. Hendrix, 1990). Participants were 92 kindergartners from 4 kindergartens (intervention = 46; comparison = 46). Teachers in intervention kindergartens led 20 weekly small-group preplanned sessions on communication issues and practicing children's intentional dialogues.

Dorit Aram; Maya Shlak

2008-01-01

419

The Role of RtI in a Kindergarten Enrichment Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers used a kindergarten screening to identify kindergarten students at risk for difficulties in reading (phonological awareness) and writing (fine motor and perceptual skills) prior to beginning the school year. Of the 102 incoming kindergarten students, 54 showed signs of reading or writing difficulties. These 54 children participated in…

Hamm, Ellen M.; Harper, Kelly A.

2014-01-01

420

Early Childhood Experiences and Kindergarten Success: A Population-Based Study of a Large Urban Setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the unique protective influence of center-based early care and education experiences on kindergarten outcomes for children entering public school kindergarten. The 3,969 participants were geographically and de- mographically representative of an entire kindergarten cohort in a large urban school district. Child age, gender, ethnicity, family poverty, low maternal education, and neighborhood were found to be risks for

John W. Fantuzzo; Heather L. Rouse; Paul A. McDermott; Yumiko Sekino; Stephanie Childs; Andrea Weiss

2005-01-01

421

Study of Achievement: An Outline of a Longitudinal Study from Junior Kindergarten through the Elementary Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This 1964 report briefly describes a large-scale longitudinal study to assess the achievement of all students who entered the Toronto school system in either junior kindergarten (1960) or senior kindergarten (1961). To assess the effect of kindergarten on the students' later school achievement, and to examine the nature of school failure, it was…

Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.

422

Attitude towards Artwork in the Israeli Kindergarten and the Reproduction of Social Status  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research analyzes the attitudes of teachers, children, and parents toward artwork in Israeli kindergartens and the role this attitude plays in the reproduction theory of social status. This micro-ethnographic field research was carried out in two kindergartens. The teacher and the majority of parents of Kindergarten A concurred with the…

Toren, Zehava

2007-01-01

423

Is Full Better than Half? Examining the Longitudinal Effects of Full-Day Kindergarten Attendance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kindergarten policy varies widely both across and within states. Over the past decade, a number of states have instituted a full-day kindergarten requirement and others are considering it as a way to increase educational achievement. Many parents also support full-day kindergarten as a source of child care. This paper uses the Early Child…

Cannon, Jill S.; Jacknowitz, Alison; Painter, Gary

2006-01-01

424

Kindergarten Readiness: Using Age or Skills in Assessing a Child's Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Currently, age is the primary indicator of kindergarten readiness. A concise list of readiness skills to guide parents and teachers when deciding if a child is ready for kindergarten is lacking. The literature reveals that older age kindergarten entrance is not a predictor of academic success, nor is age an accurate indicator of readiness. In this…

Smith, Leslie Barden

2005-01-01

425

Changing the Kindergarten Cutoff Date: Effects on California Students and Schools. Occasional Paper  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

California has one of the latest kindergarten entry cutoff dates in the nation, December 2, which effectively allows children as young as four years, nine months to enter kindergarten. Proponents of moving the cutoff date to earlier in the year contend that children who enter kindergarten before age five are not developmentally mature enough yet…

Cannon, Jill S.; Lipscomb, Stephen

2008-01-01

426

Behavioral Engagement in Learning and Math Achievement over Kindergarten: A Contextual Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using nationally representative data on 12,462 kindergarten children, this report examines the link between behavioral engagement and math achievement growth during kindergarten. Multilevel models show that students with higher individual engagement tend to experience larger math achievement growth over kindergarten, that classroom engagement…

Robinson, Keith; Mueller, Anna S.

2014-01-01

427

Effects of Full-Day Kindergarten on Academic Achievement and Social Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A meta-analysis found that attending full-day (or all-day) kindergarten had a positive association with academic achievement (compared to half-day kindergarten) equal to about one quarter standard deviation at the end of the kindergarten year. But the association disappeared by third grade. Reasons for this fade-out are discussed. Social…

Cooper, Harris; Batts Allen, Ashley; Patall, Erika A.; Dent, Amy L.

2010-01-01

428

Student teachers' confidence to teach science: is more science knowledge necessary to improve self-confidence?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years there has been renewed concern expressed about the state of science teaching in many primary and preschool (elementary and kindergarten) classrooms, and the poor science background knowledge of many teachers. The teachers’ lack of confidence to teach science has been largely attributed to their poor background knowledge. A reaction from teacher educators, such as recommended by the

Ken Appleton

1995-01-01

429

Gender Differences in Science Interests: An Analysis of Science Fair Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Gender differences in science interests were examined in two studies of projects entered in a regional science fair in kindergarten through grade 12. A content analysis of 1,319 project topics and materials submitted to the Northeastern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair from 1991 through 1993 showed that girls were more likely than…

Lawton, Carol A.; Bordens, Kenneth S.

430

Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What is science for a child? How do children learn about science and how to do science? Drawing on a vast array of work from neuroscience to classroom observation, Taking Science to School provides a comprehensive picture of what we know about teaching and learning science from kindergarten through eighth grade. By looking at a broad range of questions, this book provides a basic foundation for guiding science teaching and supporting students in their learning.

2007-01-01

431

Kindergarten Education and Early Childhood Teacher Education in the United States: Status at the Start of the 21 Century  

Microsoft Academic Search

The political, economic, social, equity, and historical influences on the status of kindergarten education and early childhood teacher education in the United States are discussed. There are many sources of data that create a picture of the diverse programs, resources, and opportunities that kindergarten children experience, including the preparation of kindergarten teachers. This article addresses the questions: What does kindergarten

Doris Pronin Fromberg

2006-01-01

432

A Developmental Perspective on Full Versus Part-Day Kindergarten and Childrens Academic Trajectories Through Fifth Grade  

Microsoft Academic Search

Children'skindergartenexperiencesareincreasinglytakingplaceinfull-versuspart-dayprograms,yetimportant questions remain about whether there are significant and meaningful benefits to full-day kindergarten. Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study's Kindergarten Cohort (N 5 13,776), this study takes a developmental approach to examining associations between kindergarten program type and academic trajectories from kindergarten (ages 4-6 years) through 5th grade (ages 9-12 years). Full-day kindergarten was associated with greater growth of

Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal; Christine P. Li-Grining; Carolina Maldonado-Carreo

2008-01-01

433

Motivational Qualities of Mathematical Experiences for Turkish Preservice Kindergarten Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is based on the principle that the mathematical anxiety in preservice kindergarten teachers-to-be should be removed and they should be encouraged towards mathematics. It is expected from teachers-to-be who are able to construct this confidence to prepare exercises improving mathematical ideas for their students. This study was carried…

Bintas, Jale

2008-01-01

434

Implementing Guided Reading Strategies with Kindergarten and First Grade Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the action research project report, the teacher researchers found that many kindergarten and first-grade students did not have the reading readiness skills to be reading at their benchmark target. The purpose of the project was to improve the students overall reading ability. The dates of the project began on September 8 through December 20,…

Abbott, Lindsey; Dornbush, Abby; Giddings, Anne; Thomas, Jennifer

2012-01-01

435

Early Identification of Gifted Minority Kindergarten Students in Newark, NJ.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A screening and assessment procedure has been developed in Newark, New Jersey, to identify gifted inner-city minority kindergarten students. The procedure uses the Brigance K & 1 Screen, a new Gifted Screening intelligence measure, and the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities. The procedure has increased identification of gifted students among…

Feiring, Candice; Louis, Barbara; Ukeje, Ikechukwu; Lewis, Michael; Leong, Philip

1997-01-01

436

The Effects of Playing Educational Video Games on Kindergarten Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated whether kindergarten students who played Sony PlayStation educational video games for 40 minutes daily for 11 weeks learned better than peers who did not play such games. Found that the experimental group gained significantly more than the control group in spelling and decoding on the Wide Range Achievement Test-R3. Found no…

Din, Feng S.; Calao, Josephine

2001-01-01

437

Bringing Tabletop Technologies to Kindergarten Javier Marco, Eva Cerezo, Sandra  

E-print Network

Bringing Tabletop Technologies to Kindergarten Children Javier Marco, Eva Cerezo, Sandra and tabletop technology with tutored learning. The design has been based on the observation of children using and tabletop technologies for children have been reported in [34]. It is clear that these physical technologies

Baldassarri, Sandra

438

The cooking teacher: investigating gender stereotypes in a Korean kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses some findings from a small?scale investigation of children's gendered beliefs and behaviours in a Korean kindergarten which was attempting to challenge gender stereotyping through the anti?bias intervention of a ‘cooking curriculum’. A sample of 14 children, some with ‘working’ mothers and some with ‘housewife’ mothers, was observed for two months, and informally interviewed on several occasions. The

Liz Brooker

2005-01-01

439

Kindergarten Classroom Quality, Behavioral Engagement, and Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the extent to which kindergarteners' classroom behavioral engagement mediated the relation between global classroom quality and children's reading achievement. A structural equation framework was used to analyze data collected in a primarily low-income rural sample (N = 171). Children's reading achievement was measured in the…

Ponitz, Claire Cameron; Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Grimm, Kevin J.; Curby, Timothy W.

2009-01-01

440

Kindergartens and Cultures: The Global Diffusion of an Idea.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is a study of the diffusion and transformation of the kindergarten around the turn of the twentieth century, concentrating most centrally on the power of local cultures to respond to and reformulate borrowed ideas. Eleven case studies represent western and nonwestern national histories, various religious traditions, and a range of…

Wollons, Roberta, Ed.

441

Colorado Preschool & Kindergarten Program: 2007-08 Handbook  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Colorado Preschool and Kindergarten Program (CPKP) began as the Colorado Preschool Project in 1988 when it was authorized to serve 2,000 four and five year olds in need of language development. The General Assembly created this program in recognition of the need to adequately prepare children with specific at-risk factors to learn. The intent…

Colorado Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

442

User-oriented design and tangible interaction for kindergarten children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a tabletop prototype that allows kindergarten children to take the benefits of the new pedagogical possibilities that tangible interaction and tabletop technologies offer to manipulative learning. After analyzing children's cognitive and psychomotorial skills, we have designed and tuned a prototype game suitable for children aged 3 to 4 years old. Our prototype uniquely combines low cost tangible

Javier Marco; Eva Cerezo; Sandra Baldasarri; Emanuela Mazzone; Janet C. Read

2009-01-01

443

Acoustic-phonetic skills and reading: Kindergarten through twelfth grade  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tested 660 kindergarten through Grade 12 Ss on their ability to match discrete and integrated phonetic segments using a sequence of colored blocks to represent the auditory stimulus. The design included grade, sex, and general academic ability (upper or lower half) as factors. At all grade levels there was a substantial correlation between performance on the auditory-phonetic test and reading

Robert C. Calfee; Patricia Lindamood; Charles Lindamood

1973-01-01

444

Peer victimization: Manifestations and relations to school adjustment in kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

A primary objective of this investigation was to extend our knowledge about the prevalence and forms of peer victimization in kindergarten and its relation to children's school adjustment. Four types of peer victimization (i.e., physical, direct verbal, indirect verbal, and general) were assessed using a sample of 200 kindergartners. Peer victimization was reported by a large percentage of children, with

Becky J. Kochenderfer; Gary W. Ladd

1996-01-01

445

Instructional Approaches: Differences between Kindergarten and Primary School Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article discusses kindergarten and primary school teachers' preferences for instructional approaches and teaching practices. One hundred and thirty-three teachers from Estonia completed questionnaires. The results showed that the promotion of students' comprehension and independence, enhancing practical application and individualisation of…

Uibu, Krista; Kikas, Eve; Tropp, Kristiina

2011-01-01

446

Kindergarten Language: Rules, Roles, and Themes in the Home Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study analyzed the language of 24 kindergarten students in the classroom's home center during the first weeks of school. Data were collected through informal interviews with the teacher, audio recordings and field notes taken during observation of children at play in the home center. Analysis of spontaneous conversation began with…

West, Martha M.

447

Cognitive Style and Kindergarten Pupils' Preferences for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Investigated which cognitive style characteristics 846 kindergarten students considered important in a teacher. Determined students' own cognitive styles and their ratings of preferred teacher characteristics through their responses to a field dependence independence (FDI) measure. Field dependent teachers received higher ratings, and a preference…

Saracho, Olivia N.

2001-01-01

448

Theory of mind, attention, and executive function in kindergarten boys  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study explored the relationship between theory of mind (ToM), attention, and executive function in 66 kindergarten boys drawn from four rural school districts. Three stories designed to test understanding of first and second order mental states were administered. Executive function and attention were assessed, respectively, by scores on the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) and the

Mary Elizabeth McGlamery; Steven E. Ball; Tracy B. Henley; Megan Besozzi

2007-01-01

449

The Evolution of Play in Public School Kindergarten Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to portray kindergarten teachers' developmentally appropriate practices in order to authenticate the essential component of play. Recently, student achievement has been the primary focus in Early Childhood Education, and play is seen as an action that precludes academic learning. This is a qualitative study of…

Riley, Shannon

2012-01-01

450

Exploring Current Arts Practice in Kindergartens and Preparatory Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The arts are an important area of development for young children in their early years. By engaging with arts activities, young children are able to use their senses to explore the world. This paper reports on current arts practice in two kindergartens and two preparatory classrooms in Queensland, Australia. All sites are located in neighbouring…

Garvis, Susanne

2012-01-01

451

Tobacco Education Curriculum: Kindergarten. Health Education: Substance Abuse Prevention.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide for a tobacco education curriculum at the kindergarten level is part of a coordinated K-12 educational support program for reducing smoking. It includes a tobacco curriculum matrix for grades K-12, sample teaching methods, concepts and objectives for grades K-3, and a resource materials list. The basic instructional concepts…

Mitchell, Christine K.; And Others

452

The Use of Children's Literature in Malaysian Kindergartens.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the use of storytelling as a pedagogic tool in Malaysian kindergartens. By listening to stories, the children learn to tell stories that involve communicating meaning. This is an effective learning technique, because stories and storytelling feed the children's imaginations, hone their listening skills, extend their…

Cheng, Karen Kow Yip

453

Integrated Instruction Lesson Plans, Kindergarten Level. ESL Course, Summer 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five lesson plans, designed for integrated English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and content instruction at the kindergarten level, are presented. All have the general topic of animal life; the specific lesson topics include: animal characteristics and habitats; drawings of habitats; oral language, questions, and categories; caterpillar…

Batdorf, Barbara; Pecor, Nancy

454

Using "Between the Lions" in a Kindergarten Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes use of the public television program "Between the Lions" in one kindergarten classroom to help develop literacy skills. Reports that 75 to 85 percent of children were engaged by the program, with the most attentive children being those who understood some letter-sound connections and enjoyed trying to read along. Most of the children who…

St. Clair, James P.

2002-01-01

455

Narrative Development in Bilingual Kindergarteners: Can Arthur Help?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the effects of the children's TV program Arthur on the development of narrative skills over an academic year for Spanish-speaking English-language learners. In October, February, and June of their kindergarten year, children were asked to tell a story, in English, prompted by 3 pictures. Before the 2nd and 3rd assessments, half…

Uchikoshi, Yuuko

2005-01-01

456

FOOD, MEALS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN DANISH KINDERGARTENS  

E-print Network

FOOD, MEALS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN DANISH KINDERGARTENS Case findings from focus groups) views on possible intervention strategies related to eating and physical activity. In the pilot, to play games, which demands that they themselves were physical active. However, when an activity

Hansen, René Rydhof

457

Child and Home Predictors of Early Numeracy Skills in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study investigated the influence of home numeracy experiences on early numeracy skills in kindergarten after controlling for cognitive and linguistic precursors. Eighty-nine children (mean age=6.1 years) were tested on cognitive, linguistic, and early numeracy skills, and their parents completed a questionnaire on home numeracy…

Kleemans, Tijs; Peeters, Marieke; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo

2012-01-01

458

Kindergarten Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2001-2002.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is comprised of the two issues of a biannually published journal featuring research studies, theoretical essays, and classroom practice articles about the development and education of kindergarten children as well as occasional articles concerning preschool and the early primary grades. The Spring/Summer 2001 issue contains the…

Robinson, Violet B., Ed.

2001-01-01

459

Learning Gender Roles in Three Urban U. S . Kindergarten Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three U.S. kindergarten classrooms in two large Mid-western cities (Minneapolis and Cincinnati) are the context for this study of gender roles. Of particular interest are the patterns of social relations established in same sex groups of children in these classrooms. Data include field notes and transcriptions of audiotaped interactions gathered during more than 90 hours of observation across the three

Kathryn M. Borman; Patricia OReilly

1987-01-01

460

Peer Effects on Children's Language Achievement during Pre-Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined associations between peers' expressive language abilities and children's development of receptive and expressive language among 1,812 four-year olds enrolled in 453 classrooms in 11 states that provide large-scale public pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs. Higher peer expressive language abilities were positively associated with…

Mashburn, Andrew J.; Justice, Laura M.; Downer, Jason T.; Pianta, Robert C.

2009-01-01

461

Peer Acceptance and Social Adjustment in Preschool and Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines why children who experience high levels of peer acceptance in preschool and who have friends entering kindergarten with them make a better adjustment to school. Reviews research on the relation between social behavior and peer acceptance in preschool children and discusses recommendations for fostering social development in preschoolers.…

Johnson, Christine; Ironsmith, Marsha; Snow, Charles W.; Poteat, G. Michael

2000-01-01

462

OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30-40 minutes  

E-print Network

OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30-40 minutes POND BUGS (Caddisflies and Giant Water Bugs wormlike creatures. #12;OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM 2. Have the students share their observations, and inform GK12 Fellows: Christina Geierman and Greg Gavelis #12;#12;#12; http

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OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 -40 minutes  

E-print Network

OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM Kindergarten 30 - 40 minutes SURFACE TENSION AND WATER STRIDERS Oregon hill!) #12;OIMB GK12 CURRICULUM 4. Explain that they are going to further explore water drops's Guide to Ponds. Water, Water Everywhere. GK12 Fellows: Christina Geierman, Greg Gavelis #12

464

Sources and Manifestations of Stress in Female Kindergarten Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study of teacher stress is not a new area of research. However, most of the published research studies have been strongly oriented towards primary and secondary school teachers. Given that the teaching environment of kindergarten differs greatly from primary and secondary schools, this study sets out to examine the sources and manifestations…

Tsai, Eva; Fung, Lena; Chow, Lina

2006-01-01

465

Father-School Communication in Preschool and Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes the frequency, characteristics, and predictors of father-school communication in preschool and kindergarten in a sample of children "at risk" for school failure based on family sociodemographic characteristics. Data were gathered during the implementation of the National Center for Early Development and Learning Transition…

Rimm-Kaufman, Sara E.; Zhang, Yubo

2005-01-01

466

Kindergarten Reading Readiness: Effects of Full Day Prekindergarten Attendance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to develop a quantitative and qualitative profile to investigate whether there was a significant difference in the reading performance of kindergarten students that did or did not attend prekindergarten by examining scores of the August benchmarks on the Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Using…

Sims, Denise L.

2010-01-01

467

Why We Need Rigorous, Full-Day Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The achievement gap between fortunate and less fortunate young children was the leading motivation for expanding and changing the kindergarten curriculum in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools. The more rigorous, new curriculum became accelerated and literacy-based, focusing on mathematics, reading, art, music, and physical education. (MLH)

Weast, Jerry D.

2001-01-01

468

Comparing Universal and Targeted Pre-Kindergarten Programs. Research Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared universal (available to all children) and targeted (offered only to children with specific risk factors) Pre-Kindergarten programs. Results showed that two aspects of structural quality (e.g., hours per day and teacher education) were higher in universal programs, but process quality (e.g., child interactions and feedback) was…

Dotterer, Aryn M.; Burchinal, Margaret; Bryant, Donna; Early, Diane; Pianta, Robert C.

2012-01-01

469

Effects of Play on Novel Responses in Kindergarten Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kindergarten children were randomly assigned: free play, make-believe, imitation, and control. Given an alternate-uses test (paper towel, match box, paper clip, and screwdriver), free play and make-believe subjects produced significantly more nonstandard responses for paper clip than control subjects and make-believe subjects more than free play…

Li, Anita, K. F.

1978-01-01

470

Working Memory Control Deficit in Kindergarten ADHD Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study tests the hypothesis that a working memory deficit is also found in children with attention deficit\\/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms as young as 5 and is related to the control of interfering information. One group of 23 kindergarten children identified by the presence of ADHD symptoms and one group of 23 children matched for gender, age, and socioeconomic

Anna Re; Valentina De Franchis; Cesare Cornoldi

2010-01-01

471

The Influential Interactions of Pre-Kindergarten Writers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines six years of ethnographic research in Robyn Davis's pre-kindergarten classroom in the USA. Using a theoretical framework to embed writing within a social semiotic that is multimodal and has social intent (Street, 2003), the authors show how children used interactions during writing to create various written products. Three…

Kissel, Brian; Hansen, Jane; Tower, Holly; Lawrence, Jody

2011-01-01

472

Miles to Go: Mississippi. Pre-Kindergarten--Time to Begin  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) finds that high-quality pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) is the "first, essential step towards building the educated workforce that will enable a better economic future for Mississippi." The report calls on Mississippi leaders to establish a blue-ribbon, bipartisan commission to develop a plan of…

Suitts, Steve

2010-01-01

473

Kindergarten Performance for Reading and Matching Four Styles of Handwriting.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted to determine the ability of kindergarten children to match manuscript, cursive, italic, and D'Nealian handwritten letters to typeset letters, their ability to read letters in these five styles, and the relationship of reading and matching abilities. Children were asked to match typeset distractors to lower case letters…

Duvall, Betty

474

Listening to boys in kindergarten talking about school  

Microsoft Academic Search

The perspectives of boys on their experience in school during kindergarten have not been explored in any significant way. Still missing in the literature is critical interpretive research on young, male children’s early schooling experiences and the implications for the academic outcomes of these students. There is evidence that some boys do not perform well in secondary school (West, 1999;

Roslyn Coleborne

2009-01-01

475

Transition from Long Day Care to Kindergarten: Continuity or Not?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Transition practices that ensure continuity between early childhood settings have been shown to be important in assisting children's short-term and long-term growth and development (Vogler, Cravello & Woodhead, 2008). In Western Australia many young children move from and between long day care (LDC) settings to kindergarten. In that state,…

Barblett, Lennie; Barratt-Pugh, Caroline; Kilgallon, Pam; Maloney, Carmel

2011-01-01

476

Focus on the Kindergarten. Early Childhood Education Series 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

First in a series of publications prepared by the Washington Elementary District No. 6, Arizona, this early childhood bulletin was designed to familiarize parents (with children about to enter kindergarten) with program requirements, activities, and curriculum. Brief information is included on how parents can prepare their children physically and…

Wright, Wynn D.

477

Evaluation of a Kindergarten to First Grade Transition Room.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study to determine whether placement of slower learners in transition rooms rather than keeping them in kindergarten or moving them ahead to first grade failed to provide conclusive answers, but did reveal that students in the transition rooms made significant academic gains. (PGD)

Beckmann, Vernal; Reinert, Lori

1985-01-01

478

Froebel Crosses the Alps: Introducing the Kindergarten in Italy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The kindergarten was, in all countries but Germany, a foreign import. The most familiar aspect of its diffusion to American scholars is the spread of Froebel's teachings into England and the United States by emigrants who had left the German Confederation after the failure of the revolutions of 1848-49. Familiar as well are the propaganda efforts…

Albisetti, James C.

2009-01-01

479

CAN KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN BE SUCCESSFULLY INVOLVED IN PROBABILISTIC TASKS?2  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY This paper describes a classroom teaching experiment, concerning the concept of probability, with children aged 5 in a kindergarten school. The teaching experiment was based on constructivist and interactionist theories about the learning of school mathematics and lasted one month. The collection of the information was based on the tape-recorded interviews with the children (each child was interviewed prior

SONIA KAFOUSSI

480

Direct and Extended Vocabulary Instruction in Kindergarten: Investigating Transfer Effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of an 18-week program of direct and extended vocabulary instruction with kindergarten students on both proximal measures of target word knowledge and transfer measures of generalized language and literacy. A second purpose was to examine whether treatment effects would be moderated by initial receptive vocabulary knowledge measured at pretest. In

Michael D. Coyne; D. Betsy McCoach; Susan Loftus; Richard Zipoli Jr; Maureen Ruby; Yvel C. Crevecoeur; Sharon Kapp

2010-01-01

481

Math Instructional Practices within Preschool/Kindergarten Gifted Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined specific math practices utilized by 25 teachers in gifted preschool/kindergarten programs. Results indicated that most respondents used unstructured activities in small groups when providing math instruction. Although some concepts generally introduced to older students were taught, concepts of time and measurement were rarely…

Wadlington, Elizabeth; Burns, Jeanne M.

1993-01-01

482

Does Delaying Kindergarten Entrance Give Children a Head Start?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The rising trend in the minimum entrance age for kindergarten in the US has been motivated by findings from cross-sectional studies that older entrants have more favorable school outcomes compared to younger entrants. However, these studies fail to account for endogeneity in entrance age resulting from parental choice, leading to biased estimates…

Datar, Ashlesha

2006-01-01

483

Everyday Pedagogical Practices in Mathematical Play Situations in German "Kindergarten"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study describes situations in German daycare facilities (Kindergarten) in which the development of mathematical thinking in children is specifically encouraged through examination of common play objects. Using micro-sociological methods of analysis, the mathematical potential of such interactions between teacher and child is elaborated within…

Brandt, Birgit

2013-01-01

484

A Comparison of Responsive Interventions on Kindergarteners' Early Reading Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study compared the effects of Tier 2 reading interventions that operated in response-to-intervention contexts. Kindergarten children (N = 90) who were identified as at risk for reading difficulties were stratified by school and randomly assigned to receive (a) Early Reading Intervention (ERI; Pearson/Scott Foresman, 2004) modified in response…

Little, Mary E.; Rawlinson, D'Ann; Simmons, Deborah C.; Kim, Minjung; Kwok, Oi-man; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Simmons, Leslie E.; Fogarty, Melissa; Oslund, Eric; Coyne, Michael D.

2012-01-01

485

Outbreak Report of Airborne Caterpillar Dermatitis in a Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The oak processionary caterpillar is found in several European countries. The larva of Thaumetopoea processionea Lepidoptera from the third to sixth larval instar develops poisonous hair (setae), filled with an urticating toxin that could lead to serious dermatitis, conjunctivitis and pulmonary problems (summarized as lepidopterism) on contact. Objectives: To determine the incidence of caterpillar dermatitis in a kindergarten population

Sven Gottschling; Sascha Meyer; Dorothee Dill-Mueller; Donald Wurm; Ludwig Gortner

2007-01-01

486

Producing "Confident" Children: Negotiating Childhood in Fijian Kindergartens  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kindergartens in Fiji contribute to incipient class-based identities in a society traditionally structured by ethnicity. Teachers emphasize making children confident, but define confidence differently with varying student groups, building class-based orientations toward person and society. Parental expectations also differ with many upwardly…

Brison, Karen J.

2011-01-01

487

Physical Education for the Elementary Schools. Kindergarten Through Grade Six.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

GRADES OR AGES: K-6. SUBJECT MATTER: Physical education. ORGANIZATION AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: The guide is divided into 14 chapters. The major portion of the guide, which outlines the curriculum, is divided into five sections, one each for kindergarten, and grades 1-2, 3, 4, and 5-6. The guide is mimeographed and spiral-bound with a paper cover.…

Wilmington Public Schools, DE.

488

Physical Environment and Child Behavior in Vienna Kindergartens.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between play unit complexity and the behavior of 24 normal 3- to 6-year-olds was examined in three Viennese kindergartens. Play units were rated as simple (a unit with one obvious use and no sub-parts or juxtaposition of two essentially different play materials, e.g., puzzles or clay), or super (a complex unit which has three or…

Larson, Carol S.; Greenfield, Patricia Marks

489

Conflict Management Techniques for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An elementary school teacher discusses conflict management techniques appropriate for use with children in kindergarten through the fourth grade. Discussion first recapitulates developmental theory from several perspectives, including those of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, and profiles conflict theory. Illustrative contemporary social problems that…

Conn, Edith Janell Rudd

490

Early Math Matters: Kindergarten Number Competence and Later Mathematics Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Children's number competencies over 6 time points, from the beginning of kindergarten to the middle of 1st grade, were examined in relation to their mathematics achievement over 5 later time points, from the end of 1st grade to the end of 3rd grade. The relation between early number competence and mathematics achievement was strong and significant…

Jordan, Nancy C.; Kaplan, David; Ramineni, Chaitanya; Locuniak, Maria N.

2009-01-01

491

Citizen Me: An Experiential Curriculum for Citizenship Education. Level: Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Integrating concepts of basic citizenship education with community involvement, this experiential curriculum provides a means for developing decision making and critical thinking skills within the existing social studies curriculum at the kindergarten level. Consisting of 11 lessons, the guide introduces the meaning of rules, truth,…

Vardeman, Lou

492

Use of social networks for outreach, education and training on space applications: Know-how and experience of Planete Sciences Midi-Pyrenees and CNES  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using space technologies and activities for outreach activities, education and training purposes have been developed in France since the creation of CNES in 1962, with one main partner: Plančte Sciences. Beyond the development of technological activities and projects (experimental rockets, satellites, and stratospheric balloons), the increasing interest for space applications and services in the daily life (GMES and environment, Galileo, Climate Change, etc.) adds a new dimension to outreach activities.

Denis, Gil; Klein, Séverine; Gueguen, Bérengčre

2014-02-01

493

Earth Science Content Guidelines Grades K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teams of teachers, other science educators, and scientists selected from a national search for project writers have proposed using the following set of questions to guide the inclusion of earth science content into the kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum. The Essential Questions are organized in a K-12 sequence by six content areas: (1) Solid…

American Geological Inst., Alexandria, VA.

494

K-6 Science Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1613.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, encompasses those standards that must be included in the elementary school (kindergarten to grade 6) science program. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective elementary school science program; (2) a list and…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.

495

Prevention through Activity in Kindergarten Trial (PAKT): A cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the effects of an activity intervention in preschool children  

PubMed Central

Background Physical activity and motor skills acquisition are of high importance for health-related prevention and a normal development in childhood. However, few intervention studies exist in preschool children focussing on an increase in physical activity and motor skills. Proof of positive effects is available but not consistent. Methods/Design The design, curriculum, and evaluation strategy of a cluster randomised intervention study in preschool children are described in this manuscript. In the Prevention through Activity in Kindergarten Trial (PAKT), 41 of 131 kindergartens of Wuerzburg and Kitzingen, Germany, were randomised into an intervention and a control group by a random number table stratified for the location of the kindergarten in an urban (more than 20.000 inhabitants) or rural area. The aims of the intervention were to increase physical activity and motor skills in the participating children, and to reduce health risk factors as well as media use. The intervention was designed to involve children, parents and teachers, and lasted one academic year. It contained daily 30-min sessions of physical education in kindergarten based on a holistic pedagogic approach termed the "early psychomotor education". The sessions were instructed by kindergarten teachers under regular supervision by the research team. Parents were actively involved by physical activity homework cards. The kindergarten teachers were trained in workshops and during the supervision. Assessments were performed at baseline, 3-5 months into the intervention, at the end of the intervention and 2-4 months after the intervention. The primary outcomes of the study are increases in physical activity (accelerometry) and in motor skills performance (composite score of obstacle course, standing long jump, balancing on one foot, jumping sidewise to and fro) between baseline and the two assessments during the intervention. Secondary outcomes include decreases in body adiposity (BMI, skin folds), media use (questionnaire), blood pressure, number of accidents and infections (questionnaire), increases in specific motor skills (throwing, balancing, complex motor performance, jumping) and in flexibility. Discussion If this trial proofs the effectiveness of the multilevel kindergarten based physical activity intervention on preschooler's activity levels and motor skills, the programme will be distributed nationwide in Germany. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00623844 PMID:20624316

2010-01-01

496

Peer Deviancy Training and Peer Coercion: Dual Processes Associated with Early-Onset Conduct Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The prospective relationships of conduct problems and peer coercion and deviancy training during kindergarten (mean age = 5.3 years) to overt and covert conduct problems in third-fourth grade were examined in a sample of 267 boys and girls. Coercion and deviancy training were distinct peer processes. Both were associated with earlier child conduct…

Snyder, James; Schrepferman, Lynn; McEachern, Amber; Barner, Stacy; Johnson, Kassy; Provines, Jessica

2008-01-01

497

Training the Next Generation of Teaching Professors: A Comparative Study of Ph.D. Programs in Political Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we investigate the graduate curricula of political science programs and 122 Ph.D.-granting political science programs in the United States and how they seek to prepare political science teachers. We first investigate whether the department offers a dedicated political science course at the graduate level on college teaching, and…

Ishiyama, John; Miles, Tom; Balarezo, Christine

2010-01-01

498

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 (Books published in 2001)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The books that appear in this annotated bibliography were selected as outstanding science trade books published in 2001. They are intended primarily for kindergarten through twelfth grade. They were selected by members of a book review panel appointed by

2002-03-01

499

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children--2001 (Books published in 2000)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The books that appear in this annotated bibliography were selected as outstanding children's science trade books published in 2000. They are intended primarily for kindergarten through eighth grade. They were selected by members of a book review panel app

2001-03-01

500

Full-day and Half-day Kindergarten in the United States. Findings from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A major trend in kindergarten programs that has occurred in the past few decades is an increase in the prevalence of kindergarten classes that meet for the entire school day rather than just a part of the day. The increase has been attributed to various s...

J. Walston, J. West

2004-01-01