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BEST: Bilingual environmental science training: Kindergarten level.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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...

1996-01-01

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Kindergarten Students' Explanations during Science Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study examines kindergarten students' explanations during science learning. The data on children's explanations are drawn from videotaped and transcribed discourse collected from four public kindergarten science classrooms engaged in a life science inquiry unit on the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The inquiry unit was implemented as…

Harris, Karleah

2010-01-01

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Kindergarten Teachers' Professional Training and Their Social Status in Korea  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes kindergarten teachers' professional training and their social status in Korea. It includes discussions of the historical development of Korea's kindergarten teacher training system and pedagogical methods, the unequal social status of kindergarten teachers, and the implementation of innovative pedagogical practices modeled…

Lee, Guang-Lea; Myers, Donald A.; Kim, Kyoung Jin

2009-01-01

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Science Education in Kindergarten: Sociocognitive Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines didactic strategies used for introducing preschoolers to the natural sciences. Describes general characteristics of activities based on empiricist or Piagetian theory of cognitive development. Discusses a new sociocognitive approach for developing natural-science kindergarten activities within the framework of Neo-Piagetian,…

Ravanis, Konstantinos; Bagakis, George

1998-01-01

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Kindergarten students' explanations during science learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The study examines kindergarten students' explanations during science learning. The data on children's explanations are drawn from videotaped and transcribed discourse collected from four public kindergarten science classrooms engaged in a life science inquiry unit on the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. The inquiry unit was implemented as part of a larger intervention conducted as part of the Scientific Literacy Project or SLP (Mantzicopoulos, Patrick & Samarapungavan, 2005). The children's explanation data were coded and analyzed using quantitative content analysis procedures. The coding procedures involved initial "top down" explanation categories derived from the existing theoretical and empirical literature on scientific explanation and the nature of students' explanations, followed by an inductive or "bottom up" analysis, that evaluated and refined the categorization scheme as needed. The analyses provide important descriptive data on the nature and frequency of children's explanations generated in classroom discourse during the inquiry unit. The study also examines how teacher discourse strategies during classroom science discourse are related to children's explanations. Teacher discourse strategies were coded and analyzed following the same procedures as the children's explanations as noted above. The results suggest that, a) kindergarten students have the capability of generating a variety of explanations during inquiry-based science learning; b) teachers use a variety of classroom discourse strategies to support children's explanations during inquiry-based science learning; and c) The conceptual discourse (e.g., asking for or modeling explanations, asking for clarifications) to non-conceptual discourse (e.g., classroom management discourse) is related to the ratio of explanatory to non-explanatory discourse produced by children during inquiry-based science learning.

Harris, Karleah

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What Kindergarten Students Learn in Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 descriptive data on the science learning and motivation of public kindergarten

Ala Samarapungavan; Helen Patrick; Panayota Mantzicopoulos

2011-01-01

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The Effects of Kindergarten Experiences on Children's Elementary Science Achievement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent research on brain development suggests that early childhood education has longitudinal influences on children's cognitive, socioemotional, and behavioral outcomes. The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of kindergarten science activities and children's early science and reading performances on their elementary science achievement. A structural equation model was constructed utilizing data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten

Evrim Genç Kumtepe; Sibel Kaya; Alper T. Kumtepe

2009-01-01

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EPDA B-2 Alhambra Elementary Kindergarten-Aide Training Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents the Alhambra/Arizona Department of Education EPDA (Education Professions Development Act) B-2 Kindergarten Aide Training Project, which was a cooperative effort to develop a performance-based program with specific objectives. Following a brief introduction, the development of the training program objectives is discussed in…

Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

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Kindergarten Teacher Training Through Virtual Reality: Three?Dimensional Simulation Methodology  

Microsoft Academic Search

English: This study examined the effectiveness and efficiency of a three?dimensional virtual reality simulation model designed to train kindergarten teachers in the understanding of kindergarten children's needs and perceptions. Statistical analysis of the data indicates that the kindergarten teachers who were trained through the virtual reality technology were significantly more understanding of children's needs and perceptions than those trained through

Yaacov J Katz

1999-01-01

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Teacher's Guide for Science for Kindergarten. Preliminary Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is the teacher's guide for "Science for Kindergarten," a part of the materials developed for the Science Curriculum Improvement Study project. Aimed at developing the children's powers of observation, discrimination, and description, the unit includes nine topics: Color, Shape, Texture, Smell, Sound, Size, Quantity, Position, and…

Herrera, Sharon; Thier, Herbert D.

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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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A Science Assessment Program for Kindergarten and First Grade Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented are science units for kindergarten and first-grade classes which include one or more non-verbal test items constructed to determine whether the student has learned the material presented in the unit. Units include: light, senses, gerbils, beans and peas, animal activities, and hatching chicks. (SL)|

Greening, Gary A.

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Science Curriculum. Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This science curriculum guide provides a framework for science teachers of grades K-12 in the Leominster Public School System, Massachusetts. It represents the efforts of teachers and higher education faculty. An introductory section provides a philosophical statement on the nature of science and perspectives in the learning and teaching of…

Fitchburg State Coll., MA. Dept. of Special Education.

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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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Science and children's literature: Kindergarten teachers' attitudes and pedagogical content knowledge  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, examined Kuwaiti kindergarten teachers' attitudes toward teaching science, their understanding of science content and pedagogical knowledge, and the role that using children's literature in science teaching plays in those relationships. Three hundred kindergarten teachers responded to the researcher-developed questionnaire entitled \\

Abeer Abdullah Al-Hooli

2001-01-01

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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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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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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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A longitudinal analysis of science teaching and learning in kindergarten and first-grade  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study attempted to determine how often science is taught in the early grades as well as the science topics taught in these grades. A related purpose of the study was to determine the relationship between science teaching and students' science achievement. In doing so, the analyses took into consideration the influence of gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and race/ethnicity on children's academic performance in science. By using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) kindergarten and first-grade data files, children's science Item Response Theory Scores (IRT) and Academic Rating Scores (ARS) were examined to measure the relationship between children's early science experiences in schools and their achievement on the "General Knowledge Assessment Battery". According to this study's findings science teaching and learning in kindergarten level is somewhat limited. Additionally, the science content taught in kindergarten is narrow. The results of cross-sectional and longitudinal multilevel analyses revealed that several student and school level factors can influence young children's science achievement in kindergarten and first-grade. Although there were inconsistent conclusions about male and female students' science achievement as assessed by direct and indirect assessment batteries, there was no association between children's science scores and their gender and the amount or degree of science practices in school. While results of the analyses clearly showed that socioeconomic status (SES) had the most influence on both kindergarten and first-grade children's science achievement, the findings related to the effects of different science practices on science achievement were inconsistent. The results showed that science instruction effects some children's science achievement more than others. The findings have important implications for policies governing the teaching of science in the early grades. A clear demand exist for extension of science resource materials to include broader topics, more child-selected activities, integration with other subject areas, and more quality time for science teaching and learning in the early grades.

Olgan, Refika

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

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study we described an action research project enacted by a veteran Kindergarten teacher (Sarah) in the context of\\u000a a professional development program. Over the course of a year, Sarah collaborated with other teachers in a small group to\\u000a investigate how to use “Science Talks” to promote student learning in Kindergarten classrooms. A Problem-Based Learning approach\\u000a was adopted to

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

2010-01-01

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The Effect of Synectics Training on Gifted and Nongifted Kindergarten Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Comparison of 107 kindergarten children who either were or were not in a gifted program and received or did not receive special training in synectics (a strategy to facilitate creative thinking) found significant improvement in creativity scores for experimental but not control groups but not more for gifted than for nongifted children. (Author/DB)

Meador, Karen S.

1994-01-01

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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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Basic Science Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These six learning modules were developed for Lake Michigan College's Basic Science Training Program, a workshop to develop good study skills while reviewing basic science. The first module, which was designed to provide students with the necessary skills to study efficiently, covers the following topics: time management; an overview of a study…

Brummel, Clete

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Basic Science Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|These six learning modules were developed for Lake Michigan College's Basic Science Training Program, a workshop to develop good study skills while reviewing basic science. The first module, which was designed to provide students with the necessary skills to study efficiently, covers the following topics: time management; an overview of a study…

Brummel, Clete

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Reimagining Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The traditional kindergarten program often reflected a rich but generic approach with creative contexts for typical kindergartners organized around materials (manipulatives or dramatic play) or a developmental area (fine motor or language). The purpose of kindergarten reflected beliefs about how children learn, specialized training for…

Graue, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

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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…

Herminghaus, Trisha, Ed.

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Effects of semantic integration training on the recall of pictograph sentences by children in kindergarten and first grade  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examined the effects on 30 kindergarten (mean age 5.6 yrs) and 30 1st-grade (mean age 6.6 yrs) children of semantic integration training in the context of a pictograph sentence memory task, which eliminates the usual orthographic barrier to word recognition. 10 kindergarten and 10 1st-grade Ss were assigned to each of 3 training groups: a sentence enaction group, a sentence

Ellen B. Ryan; George W. Ledger; Dennis M. Robine

1984-01-01

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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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Training working memory in kindergarten children: Effects on working memory and early numeracy.  

PubMed

This study investigated the relationship between working memory and early numeracy. It aimed to explore the possibility of training young children's working memory and to investigate the effects of such training both on working memory and on the specific domain of early numerical skills. Measures of working memory and numeracy were used with low-performing children in kindergarten. A total of 51 five-year-old children received one of two different versions of working memory training or no training at all. The two versions differed in the type of information the children were given to practice: non-numerical or numerical. After a pretest, 4 weeks of intervention took place, followed by a posttest. Children who participated in one of the working memory interventions significantly improved their working memory skills. Furthermore, their early numeracy skills also improved. Differences between both experimental conditions were small. PMID:23098260

Kroesbergen, Evelyn H; van 't Noordende, Jaccoline E; Kolkman, Meijke E

2012-10-25

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Everyday classroom tools : an inquiry-based science curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page introduces Everyday Classroom Tools, an inquiry-based science curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade. There are links to Introduction for Parents and Teachers, The Keys to Inquiry, The Threads of Inquiry (describes age-based styles of inquiry and perception), About our Team, and Related Resources, as well as a link to additional astronomy activities for grades two through six. This page is developed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. (CRW) Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Ruiz, Tania; Anderson, Carl; Jones, Christine; Mandel, Eric; Grotzer, Tina

1998-01-01

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Science Framework for California Public Schools. Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This science framework is about connections. Each section draws on and contributes to those that precede and follow it. The framework opens with a discussion of the nature of science and the need for science educators to model the attributes of scientific investigation including objectivity, testability, and consistency. The framework also calls…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

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Inquiry-Events as a Tool for Changing Science Teaching Efficacy Belief of Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Researchers agree that science education should begin at childhood, due to its contribution to later cognitive skill development. However, in most cases only a small portion of kindergarten and elementary school activities is related to science. Given the tremendous impact teachers have on children and on the success or failure of their curriculum, teachers' efficacy belief toward science teaching (TEBTST)

Haim Eshach

2003-01-01

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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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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…

California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.

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Differential Effects of Kindergarten Teacher's Beliefs about Developmentally Appropriate Practice on Their Use of Scaffolding Following Inservice Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study was designed to compare the scaffolding skills of Korean teachers identified as developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) or inappropriate practice (DIP) in their beliefs before and after an in-service training experience. Based on DAP beliefs of 242 kindergarten teachers, 30 DAP and 30 DIP teachers were selected. Thirty (15 DAP, 15…

Lee, Yeung Suk; Baik, Jeesook; Charlesworth, Rosalind

2006-01-01

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Kindergarten Teacher Training in England and the United States 1850-1918.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the educational history of kindergarten in England and the United States during 1850-1918. Focuses on kindergarten teacher education and advocates of the program as pivotal promoters for including kindergarten as an accepted curriculum in both countries, in spite of any hinderances from either country's regulatory and government bodies.…

Dombkowski, Kristen

2002-01-01

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Science Communication Training: Lessons Learned  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For a year, the speaker has been working with the National Science Foundation to train hundreds of scientists across America to communicate. Here, a year and twelve trainings in, he'll give a personal take on what this fairly dramatic experiment has revealed.

Mooney, C.; none

2011-12-01

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Everything I needed to know about teaching I learned in kindergarten: bringing elementary education techniques to undergraduate computer science classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

By expanding the teaching styles used in computer science classrooms, we can expand the audience of students that enjoy and excel in technology. Rather than focusing on major curriculum changes or new programs specifically for non-traditional students, we propose that relatively simple expansions in teaching style can have significant results. In particular, we advocate incorporating teaching techniques reminiscent of kindergarten:

Shannon Pollard; Robert C. Duvall

2006-01-01

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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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The adventures of Ann: A case study of a kindergarten teacher and her beliefs as she explored integrating science into her literacy curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education is an often neglected portion of the curriculum in elementary school, particularly in the primary grades. While early childhood educators have many choices in their curricula, two constants remain, literacy and math education. Ideally, young children need science along with literacy and mathematics. This study investigated how one kindergarten teacher used science to enhance her literacy program and

Gregory Ralph Potter

2000-01-01

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The Positive Educational Effects of Well-Trained Volunteers in the Kindergarten Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This practicum report describes a 12-week intervention designed to help parent volunteers in six kindergarten classrooms better perform their volunteer work, which included such tasks as grading papers, decorating bulletin boards, and listening to children read. Objectives of the intervention were that: (1) a total of 90 percent of volunteers…

Bailey, Linda S.

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Curriculum Integration: Art, Literature and Technology in Pre-Service Kindergarten Teacher Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this article is to expose early childhood educators, college lecturers, pedagogical advisors, and kindergarten teachers to the exciting possibilities of the use of the integrative curriculum, which combines and integrates various subjects using new technologies, including various elements of Visual Culture. The program consists of…

Toren, Zehava; Maiselman, Diana; Inbar, Sara

2008-01-01

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Self-Assessment in Generalist Preservice Kindergarten Teachers' Education: Insights on Training, Ability, Environments, and Policies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Self-assessment can play an important role in teachers' personal and professional development and is encouraged by educational programs worldwide. This article reports on a Greek study that aimed to investigate generalist preservice kindergarten teachers' self-assessment of their music teaching ability. One hundred participants were asked to…

Koutsoupidou, Theano

2010-01-01

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Jordanian Student Teachers' Perceptions of Teaching Writing in Kindergartens during Their Field Training Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of the study was to examine student teachers' perceptions of teaching writing in kindergartens and to identify to what extent the cooperating teachers influence the student teachers' perceptions. To achieve the research aims, a 31-item questionnaire was developed by the researchers and administered to 50 student teachers and their…

Ihmeideh, Fathi; Al-Basheer, Akram; Al-Momani, Ibrahim

2008-01-01

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NASA's space life sciences training program  

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

G. Coulter; L. Lewis; D. Atchison

1994-01-01

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A meta-analysis of the relationship between science achievement and science attitude: Kindergarten through college  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A meta-analysis of research results for correlation between science achievement and attitude was conducted. Forty-three studies were utilized and 15 variables were coded for each correlation found in each study, yielding 280 coefficients. Overall relationship is moderate (0.16), with differences between elementary, junior high, senior high, and college subjects. Causal ordering results support achievement causing attitude in grades three to eight and mixed results thereafter. Sex differences exist through high school. Other effects are mixed across grade level.

Willson, Victor L.

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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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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 adventures of Ann: A case study of a kindergarten teacher and her beliefs as she explored integrating science into her literacy curriculum  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science education is an often neglected portion of the curriculum in elementary school, particularly in the primary grades. While early childhood educators have many choices in their curricula, two constants remain, literacy and math education. Ideally, young children need science along with literacy and mathematics. This study investigated how one kindergarten teacher used science to enhance her literacy program and how this use of science in her classroom affected her teaching beliefs. The case study took place in a publicly funded early childhood education center devoted to teaching kindergarten children in the small town of Summers in rural northern California. "Ann" was a master kindergarten teacher who historically used developmentally appropriate activities to support her literacy instruction. She was posed with the suggestion of infusing science into her literacy program and over the course of one school year, she was observed planning, implementing, and reflecting on six integrated science and literacy units. Ann's general teaching beliefs as well as her beliefs about teaching literacy and science were explored in order to investigate whether her experience with the integrated science and literacy units had altered her teaching beliefs. It was discovered that not only had Ann significantly changed the way she taught science, her beliefs about teaching science had changed and had moved towards mimicking her pro-active and positive beliefs about teaching literacy.

Potter, Gregory Ralph

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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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Undergraduate Training in Nutritional Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses need to establish minimum standards of training for nutrition educators,'' and standardized curricula at the undergraduate level. Gives attention to definitions, adequate training, and suggested guidelines as a starting point for further discussion. (LK)|

Briggs, George M.

1972-01-01

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Education: Firms Offer Academics Polymer Science Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides information on industry-sponsored programs for college faculty and advanced undergraduate students designed to improve polymer science training: these include residency programs for professors available at industrial laboratories, establishment of a Polymer Education Award, newsletter on course materials/sources in polymer science,…

Chemical and Engineering News, 1983

1983-01-01

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A Teacher-Consultation Approach to Social Skills Training for Pre-Kindergarten Children: Treatment Model and Short-Term Outcome Effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the post-treatment outcome effects of a classroom-based social skills program for pre-kindergarten children,\\u000a using a teacher-consultation model. The pre-K RECAP (Reaching Educators, Children, and Parents) program is a semi-structured,\\u000a cognitive-behavioral skills training program that provides teachers with in-classroom consultation on program implementation\\u000a and classroom-wide behavior management. Data on children's social skills and behavior problems were collected from

Susan S. Han; Thomas Catron; Bahr Weiss; Kristen K. Marciel

2005-01-01

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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

2011-02-18

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DASH: Developmental Approaches in Science, Health and Technology: Kindergarten. Teacher Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The goal of the Developmental Approaches in Science, Health and Technology (DASH) program is to preserve the curiosity and capture the imagination of all elementary students through an experience of science, technology, and health that engages them in the excitement of exploring and understanding the unknown, inventing and building to solve…

Pottenger, Francis M., III; Brennan, Carol Ann; Pottenger, Larma M.

58

Orthographic Analogy Training with Kindergarten Children: Effects on Analogy Use, Phonemic Segmentation, and Letter-Sound Knowledge  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effect of teaching children orthographic analogies based on onset and rime units (words that rhyme). Forty-eight kindergarten children were selected for the study and classified as high, middle, or low segmenters based on their performance on the Test of Awareness of Language Segments (TALS) (Sawyer, 1987). Pretraining and posttraining measures consisted of segmentation ability, letter-sound knowledge,

Margareth E. Peterson; Leonard P. Haines

1992-01-01

59

NASA's space life sciences training program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

1994-08-01

60

NASA's Space Life Sciences Training Program.  

PubMed

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. PMID:11537955

Coulter, G; Lewis, L; Atchison, D

1994-01-01

61

Kindergarten Architects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this article, the author shares a lesson on architecture she introduced to her kindergarten students. Using wooden blocks as materials, she showed her students how to take on the role of an architect and create their own buildings. This project was beneficial to all students in that they learned to think flexibly and realized that the designs…

Sturdevant, Alexandria

2008-01-01

62

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

63

Kindergarten Teachers' Perceptions of Kindergarten Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Entering kindergarten ready to learn has become a growing concern in this country. The kindergarten year has important consequences for a child's acquisition of knowledge and skills that are powerful determinants for later school success. Kindergarten teachers report that more than half of children enter school with a number of problems and are…

Cappelloni, Nancy L.

2010-01-01

64

Kindergarten Teachers' Perceptions of Kindergarten Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Entering kindergarten ready to learn has become a growing concern in this country. The kindergarten year has important consequences for a child's acquisition of knowledge and skills that are powerful determinants for later school success. Kindergarten teachers report that more than half of children enter school with a number of problems and are…

Cappelloni, Nancy L.

2010-01-01

65

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.

66

Guidelines for Delaware Kindergartens.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended for administrators and teachers, these guidelines for kindergarten programs in the state of Delaware (1) describe the characteristics of the kindergarten child, (2) list content standards for the kindergarten curriculum, and (3) describe the kindergarten classroom environment. After a brief philosophical statement, Section 1 focuses on…

Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.

67

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.

68

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.

69

Kindergartener's Technology Education in Taiwan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|According to the American Association for Advancement of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) and its Technology for All Americans Project (TfAAP), technology education should begin in kindergarten. Educators in Taiwan have also advocated beginning technology education in…

Lai, Chun-Chin

70

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sandra L. Hanson

2000-01-01

71

Interdisciplinary Training in Life Sciences (FY91 Assert).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This grant supports the interdisciplinary training (psychology, neuroscience and computer science) of an advanced graduate student (Julie Epelboim), who is earning a PH.D. in Psychology by participating as a graduate Research Assistant on AFOSR Grant 91-0...

R. Steinman

1994-01-01

72

Arizona Academic Standards, Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication contains Arizona public schools' academic standards for kindergarten. The contents of this document include the following: (1) The Arts Standard 2006--Kindergarten; (2) Comprehensive Health Education/Physical Activity Standards 1997--Readiness (Kindergarten); (3) Foreign and Native Language Standards 1997--Essentials (Grades…

Arizona Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

73

Harmonization of Training in Librarianship, Information Science and Archives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This pamphlet is designed to show why there are many advantages in a harmonized approach to the training of archivists, librarians, and specialists in information science and what these advantages are. Following introductory discussions of the concept of harmonization, a brief history traces Unesco's role in training information professionals in…

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). General Information Programme.

74

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

75

Science Teacher Training: The Role of Universities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An increasing number of geoscience departments are recognizing the need to assume a larger role in facets of public education. The role of geoscience departments in the preparation and professional development of K-12 science teachers is particularly critical and meaningful, and it merges with other fundamental missions within universities. The importance of geoscience content for teachers and the general public is evident in the numerous Earth science-related public policy issues gaining ever increasing attention, including global climate change, energy, and water resources. Also, Earth science is not only included in science content education standards, but it is also interesting to students and provides an important gateway to foster interest in science in general.

Nyman, Matthew W.; Ellwein, Amy L.; McFadden, Les M.; Geissman, John W.

2008-12-01

76

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.

77

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.

78

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

79

The State of Undergraduate Research Methods Training in Political Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Debates over methodology have long occupied a prominent role in political science and its various empirical sub-fields. Recently, these debates and occasional dialogues seem to have intensified. The Perestroika movement within APSA protested the perceived hegemony of rational choice and quantitative methods in journal publications and graduate training (Kasza 2001). Renewed attention has focused on the types of methodologies employed

Cameron G. Thies; Robert E. Hogan

2005-01-01

80

Using the Science Writing Heuristic: Training Chemistry Teaching Assistants  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Promoting the use of the Science Writing Heuristic (SWH) among novice teaching assistants at a large university is facilitated by a program of instructional training and mentoring. Sessions include hands-on activities with guided inquiry in tandem with elements of the SWH. These provide TAs with the opportunity to both experience and practice integrating the SWH.

Hand, Brian; Poock, Jason; Burke, K. A.; Greenbowe, Thomas

2005-09-01

81

Interdisciplinary Training in Life Science. (FY91 ASSERT).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This grant supported interdisciplinary training (psychology, neuroscience and computer science) of a graduate student (Julie Epelboim), who earned a Ph.D. in Psychology by participating as a graduate Research Assistant on AFOSR Grants 91-0124 F49620-94-l-...

R. Steinman

1995-01-01

82

What Happened to Kindergarten?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article deals with the increasing academic pressure facing five-year-old children who are in kindergarten schools in the U.S. Part of the reason kindergarten is becoming more and more academic is a growing understanding of the importance of early learning and the capabilities of young children. Proponents of ramping up standards in early…

Curwood, Jen Scott

2007-01-01

83

"Kindergarten, Can I Have Your Eyes and Ears?" Politeness and Teacher Directive Choices in Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Oliveira, Alandeom Wanderlei

2009-01-01

84

"Kindergarten, Can I Have Your Eyes and Ears?" Politeness and Teacher Directive Choices in Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Oliveira, Alandeom Wanderlei

2009-01-01

85

Everything I needed to know about teaching I learned in kindergarten: bringing elementary education techniques to undergraduate computer science classes  

Microsoft Academic Search

By expanding the teaching styles used in computer science classrooms, we can expand the audience of students that en- joy and excel in technology. Rather than focusing on major curriculum changes or new programs specically for non- traditional students, we propose that relatively simple ex- pansions in teaching style can have signicant results. In particular, we advocate incorporating teaching techniques

Shannon Pollard; Robert C. Duvall

2006-01-01

86

Kindness in the Kindergarten: A Multidimensional Program for Facilitating Altruism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study compares the effectiveness of four experimental training programs designed to foster altruism in kindergarten children. Subjects were 97 children 4-5 years of age in six preschool classes. The children were assigned as a class to one of the six training and control conditions. The four training conditions were: (1) role playing; (2)…

Murray, John P.; Ahammer, Inge M.

87

Smartphone measurement engineering - Innovative challenges for science & education, instrumentation & training  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Smartphones have an enormous conceptual and structural influence on measurement science & education, instrumentation & training. Smartphones are matured. They became convenient, reliable and affordable. In 2009 worldwide 174 million Smartphones has been delivered. Measurement with Smartphones is ready for the future. In only 10 years the German vision industry tripled its global sales volume to one Billion Euro/Year. Machine vision is used for mobile object identification, contactless industrial quality control, personalized health care, remote facility and transport management, safety critical surveillance and all tasks which are too complex for the human eye or too monotonous for the human brain. Aim of the paper is to describe selected success stories for the application of Smartphones for measurement engineering in science and education, instrumentation and training.

Hofmann, D.; Dittrich, P.-G.; Duentsch, E.

2010-07-01

88

Curricula of finnish kindergarten teacher education: Interpretations of early childhood education, professional competencies and educational theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The presentation is based on the ongoing research project The Pedagogical Formation of Early Childhood Education in Finland. The data of the first stage consists of all written kindergarten teacher training curricula drawn up in 1973–2002. The aim is to discover the nature of the expertise that the kindergarten teacher training programmes delivered over this period were intended to generate

Kirsti Karila; Jarmo Kinos; Pirkko Niiranen; Jorma Virtanen

2005-01-01

89

Curricula of Finnish Kindergarten Teacher Education: Interpretations of Early Childhood Education, Professional Competencies and Educational Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The presentation is based on the ongoing research project The Pedagogical Formation of Early Childhood Education in Finland. The data of the first stage consists of all written kindergarten teacher training curricula drawn up in 1973-2002. The aim is to discover the nature of the expertise that the kindergarten teacher training programmes…

Karila, Kirsti; Kinos, Jarmo; Niiranen, Pirkko; Virtanen, Jorma

2005-01-01

90

Effects of professional development on the knowledge and classroom practices of elementary school science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of professional development on the knowledge and classroom practices of teachers of science in kindergarten through Grade 5. These teachers, trained to be generalists in the content areas, were strongly prepared in pedagogical practices, reading skills, basic language arts, and mathematics content areas. Science reform has led to more content-specific

Sondra Minuskin

2009-01-01

91

Kindergarten Animal Paintings.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses a painting unit for kindergarten that focuses on color mixing and brush stroke techniques. Students paint a picture of their favorite animal. Describes the unit, listing the materials needed and including sample paintings. (CMK)|

Horst, Carol

1999-01-01

92

A Type of Parental Involvement with an Isomorphic Effect on Urban Children's Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Social Studies Achievement at Kindergarten Entry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research showed that children's school-entry academic skills are strong predictors of their later achievement, thereby highlighting the importance of children's achievement at kindergarten entry. This article defines a particular type of parental involvement in children's education and uses a representative sample of American urban…

Stylianides, Andreas J.; Stylianides, Gabriel J.

2011-01-01

93

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

94

Kindergarten teachers adjust their teaching practices in accordance with children’s academic pre?skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 instrument to observe 49 kindergarten teachers on their emotional support,

Eija Pakarinen; Martti Siekkinen

2011-01-01

95

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

96

Teaching behavioral sciences to medical students. Education or training?  

PubMed

Accepted paradigms in medical behavioral science education are development, conflict and defense, and disease. Teaching under these paradigms blurs distinctions between preclinical and clinical education, and between education and training--most commonly by including an introduction to clinical psychiatry in preclinical courses. Such approaches may provide students with technical skills at the expense of their developing conceptual bases for continuing self-education. We developed a first-year behavioral sciences course using the paradigm of symbolic function and language. This paradigm can organize knowledge that underlies clinical skills involved in talking with patients and establishing an effective physician-patient relationship. Believing that fostering knowledge should be the primary goal of preclinical education, we emphasized primary sources and classics. Our goal was to encourage analysis and synthesis rather than memorization; evaluating such higher taxonomic levels of education is extraordinarily difficult. PMID:619837

Steele, T E

1978-01-01

97

Family Kindergarten = Kinder para familias.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Family Kindergarten program designed and pilot tested by a bilingual kindergarten teacher at Garretson Elementary School in Corona, California, is described. Based on the premise that parents are the most important and influential educators of children, Family Kindergarten was conceived as an evening class that includes parents and children…

Curtin, Jolinda

98

Preliminary Survey of Education and Training Programmes at University Level in Information and Library Science.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Seventy schools of library and information science in 13 countries responded to a 1972 questionnaire on educational and training programs. The survey was conducted to review the current position and trends in training and education for library and informa...

D. J. Foskett

1976-01-01

99

Kindergarten Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support kindergarten mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure studentsâ ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. Resources are listed for specific kindergarten standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.

Centre, The S.

2012-01-01

100

Kindergarten Measurement and Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page provides examples of Kindergarten Measurement and Data 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 for Kindergarten Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format.

Godwin, Nicola

2012-01-01

101

77 FR 52702 - Notice of Submission for OMB Review; Institute of Education Sciences; Early Childhood...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Institute of Education Sciences; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class...Third-Grade Recruitment SUMMARY: The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class...direct child assessments. Like the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten...

2012-08-30

102

Development and Implementation of Advanced Science Training Modules for Elementary Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

To assist GK-12 teachers in their effort to improve science and math instruction, the STARS (Students, Teachers and Resources in the Sciences) program from the University of South Florida has developed a science training plan for teachers in the 3-5 band. STARS is a National Science Foundation project, which aims to promote systemic change in primary grade levels by enriching

Grisselle Centeno; Souheil Zekri; Wandaliz Torres-García

2006-01-01

103

Bright Beginnings: Summer Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The summer kindergarten program described in this guide is designed to meet the needs of children according to their stages of development and experience. The curriculum grows out of children's interests, learning styles, strengths, and stages of development. Direct experiences though which children can explore and discover constitute the core of…

New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.

104

Kindergarten Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Preceded by a list of broad educational goals, subject areas of a kindergarten curriculum are specified generally in terms of domain-specific goals, skills, activities, and resources, and incidentally in terms of philosophy and suggested learning centers. Subject areas addressed include art, health and nutrition, language arts, math, music,…

Bell, David; And Others

105

Scottish Kindergarten, Part 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the author's favorite things in the whole world is a forest school--a nature kindergarten. People have probably heard the rumors: preschoolers outdoors all day long, in all kinds of weather. And it's not just for Scandinavian kids anymore. It is yet another children and nature global movement. More than just adding nature to a playground,…

Keeler, Rusty

2012-01-01

106

Colorful Kindergarten Mice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Developing kindergarten lessons can be very challenging, especially at the beginning of the school year when many students are just learning to cut paper and hold crayons. The author's favorite beginning unit of the year is "mice paintings," a practical introduction to drawing, color theory, and painting. This unit also incorporates children's…

Bobick, Bryna; Wheeler, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

107

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

108

Colorful Kindergarten Mice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing kindergarten lessons can be very challenging, especially at the beginning of the school year when many students are just learning to cut paper and hold crayons. The author's favorite beginning unit of the year is "mice paintings," a practical introduction to drawing, color theory, and painting. This unit also incorporates children's…

Bobick, Bryna; Wheeler, Elizabeth

2008-01-01

109

Scottish Kindergarten, Part 2  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One of the author's favorite things in the whole world is a forest school--a nature kindergarten. People have probably heard the rumors: preschoolers outdoors all day long, in all kinds of weather. And it's not just for Scandinavian kids anymore. It is yet another children and nature global movement. More than just adding nature to a playground,…

Keeler, Rusty

2012-01-01

110

Kindergarten Curriculum Materials.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography provides 28 citations of kindergarten curriculum materials produced since 1983 by states, regions, counties, municipalities, districts, and associations. Materials focus on a range of topics, such as appropriate practices, conceptual language development, implementation of all-day programs, integrated programs, a…

Brown, Patricia Clark

111

The Kindergarten Teacher's Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The program presented in this volume provides the teacher with a means of assessing children and individualizing instruction for them at the outset of the kindergarten experience. In the assessment procedures described, the teacher evaluated each child's functioning in visual motor integration, visual memory, fine motor and manipulative skill,…

Meyers, Elizabeth S.; And Others

112

The Kindergarten Club.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the development of an after-school club for kindergarten-age children enrolled in a Montessori preschool program in Nashville, Tennessee. Activity units included performing a play of Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," studying country music and writing songs, and holding a dinner for the children's parents. (KB)|

Palmore, Elaine Mitchell

1999-01-01

113

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

114

A Validation of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System in Finnish Kindergartens  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: This study examined the validity and reliability of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS; R. C. Pianta, K. M. La Paro, & B. K. Hamre, 2008) in Finnish kindergartens. A pair of trained observers used the CLASS to observe 49 kindergarten teachers (47 female, 2 male) on two different days. Questionnaires measuring teachers' efficacy beliefs, exhaustion at work,

Eija Pakarinen; Marja-Kristiina Lerkkanen; Anna-Maija Poikkeus; Noona Kiuru; Martti Siekkinen; Helena Rasku-Puttonen; Jari-Erik Nurmi

2010-01-01

115

A Survey of Prevention Science Training: Implications for Educating the Next Generation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several reviews of the emerging, transdisciplinary field of prevention science have identified the need for improved and expanded training of researchers as one of the central issues facing the field. A starting place for such an endeavor is an assessment of the current state of training. In that regard, we queried several groups of researchers about training in the prevention

J. Mark Eddy; Paula Smith; C. Hendricks Brown; John B. Reid

2005-01-01

116

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

117

Critical Skills for Kindergarten: Perceptions from Kindergarten Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the views of 176 kindergarten teachers regarding those skills children need to be successful in kindergarten. Teachers ranked 149 skills within 5 domains: gross motor, fine motor, general knowledge and school readiness, language, and social. Findings indicated that items related to academic readiness were not seen as critical…

Johnson, Lawrence J.; And Others

1995-01-01

118

The impacts of an invasive species citizen science training program on participant attitudes, behavior, and science literacy.  

PubMed

Citizen science can make major contributions to informal science education by targeting participants' attitudes and knowledge about science while changing human behavior towards the environment. We examined how training associated with an invasive species citizen science program affected participants in these areas. We found no changes in science literacy or overall attitudes between tests administered just before and after a one-day training program, matching results from other studies. However, we found improvements in science literacy and knowledge using context-specific measures and in self-reported intention to engage in pro-environmental activities. While we noted modest change in knowledge and attitudes, we found comparison and interpretation of these data difficult in the absence of other studies using similar measures. We suggest that alternative survey instruments are needed and should be calibrated appropriately to the pre-existing attitudes, behavior, and levels of knowledge in these relatively sophisticated target groups. PMID:23825234

Crall, Alycia W; Jordan, Rebecca; Holfelder, Kirstin; Newman, Gregory J; Graham, Jim; Waller, Donald M

2012-04-10

119

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 for teacher training universities, so that they can adapt their curriculum to accommodate these factors. Participants included 292 pre-service primary teachers, a cross-sectional sample from two different universities in the Netherlands across the four different years of study in the training program. Based upon our results, we conclude that the science teaching self-efficacy of pre-service teachers, in particular, improved during years 1 and 2, and not during years 3 and 4. Higher levels of self-rated subject-matter knowledge and science teaching experience in primary schools both contributed to higher levels of personal self-efficacy for science teaching. Differences at the university level in courses taken during the first year between science content courses and science methods courses also influenced the pre-service teachers' development of science teaching self-efficacy. After their first year, the pre-service teachers from the university with science content courses had significantly higher self-efficacy than pre-service teachers from the university that offered science methods courses. After the second year of teacher training, however, this difference in self-efficacy was no longer present.

Velthuis, Chantal; Fisser, Petra; Pieters, Jules

2013-10-01

120

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

121

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.

122

Community Schools Kindergarten Scheduling Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to determine if a change from a half day, everyday (HDED) kindergarten program to a full day, everyday (FDED) kindergarten program would result in significant differences in children's achievement. Data on children involved in the first 2 years of the FDED program in the Community Schools District, Grant Wood Area,…

Dunn, Gregory E.

123

Academic Stress in Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research examined stress in the kindergarten in the public school system of North Carolina. A questionnaire was designed to collect information from public school kindergarten teachers concerning seven stressors: (1) academic tasks that students were developmentally unable to handle; (2) death of a close family member or friend; (3) the move…

Wiedey, Linda Brenckman; Lichtenstein, James M.

124

Which Is the Best Kindergarten?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines four types of kindergarten programs (developmental, multiage, full-day, and lower class size) to determine which best accommodates developmental differences while enhancing youngsters' readiness for formal schooling. Low-income, urban areas should implement full-day kindergarten programs and smaller classes in first through third grades.…

Nelson, Regena Fails

2000-01-01

125

$320,000 Kindergarten Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Project STAR, 11,571 students in Tennessee and their teachers were randomly assigned to different classrooms in their schools from kindergarten to 3rd grade. Researchers learned that kindergarten test scores are highly correlated with such outcomes as earnings at age 27, college attendance, home ownership, and retirement savings. Students who…

Chetty, Raj; Friedman, John N.; Hilger, Nathaniel; Saez, Emmanuel; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore; Yagan, Danny

2010-01-01

126

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

127

An Overview of Full-Day Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document provides an overview of full-day kindergarten, identifying the states requiring local school districts to offer full-day kindergarten; summarizing some of the national research on the effects of full-day kindergarten classes; describing current kindergarten practices in Ohio; and explaining proposed state budget appropriations…

Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.

128

A Kinder-Science Fair  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A science fair might be the last thing you think of when planning a kindergarten science curriculum, but the authors found it to be the perfect avenue for teaching their students science-process skills. Here they share their steps in teaching science-process skills and assembling student projects in a kindergarten classroom throughout the year.…

Torres, Angelica; Vitti, Debbye

2007-01-01

129

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.

130

The Training of Science Teachers in the People's Republic of China.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the training of science teachers at the Northwest Normal University in Lanzhou, China, and its affiliated primary and secondary schools. Discusses strengths and problems of the programs. (Author/JRH)

Nanjundiah, Sadanand

1996-01-01

131

UNITED STATES TRAINING OF FOREIGN NATIONALS IN NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING  

Microsoft Academic Search

3 6 3 6 3 5 3 0 training of required personnel is ; the paramount goal that must be science and engineering for peaceful purposes can ; be attained. The United States Atomnic Energy Commission, in recognition of this ; urgent need, has initiated several training programs to meet specific needs. The ; Commission follows a primary policy. that

Perkinson; J. D. Jr

1958-01-01

132

General Education in Library and/or Information Science Education and Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Literature on general education in higher education generally and in library and/or information science education and training specifically, is reviewed. Drawing from this review and from the findings of an empirical study conducted in South Africa, this article discusses curriculum development in LIS education and training in both the university…

Raju, J.

2004-01-01

133

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

134

Using Science Is Fun to Train Developing Nation Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science Is Fun, a hands-on physical science curriculum for upper elementary and middle schools, was developed by Janet Tarino of The Ohio State University at Mansfield. For the past ten years, Science Is Fun has been used to foster positive attitudes towards science by increasing teacher enthusiasm and competence. Student experiments are carefully designed to use only inexpensive, easily obtainable materials, making the curriculum ideal for schools in developing countries, as well as in the U.S. We describe the Science Is Fun curriculum

Wildermuth, Mary A.

1998-04-01

135

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…

Raju, J.

2003-01-01

136

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

137

Training The Next Generation Of Fusion Scientists And Engineers: Summer High School Fusion Science Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of the education and outreach activities of the Hampton University Center for Fusion Research and Training (HU CFRT) is to create a high school-to-Ph.D. pipeline in plasma physics, fusion science, and related sciences for underrepresented minorities and female students. The HU CFRT Summer High School Fusion Research Workshop is an integral component of this pipeline. This workshop has

Alkesh Punjabi

2005-01-01

138

Behavioral science training in family practice residency education: A first evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although behavioral science training is an essential component of family practice residency education, there have been few evaluations of its effects. In this study, selected behaviors of senior residents and their patients in two different family practice residency programs were compared. One program emphasized behavioral science, the other did not. Residents in the more behaviorally oriented program had more positive

William T. Merkel; Barry P. Nierenberg

1983-01-01

139

The Influence of Metacognitive Training on Preservice Elementary Teachers' Conceptions of Nature of Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assessed the influence of training in, and use of, metacognitive strategies on the development of prospective elementary teachers’ views of nature of science (NOS). Participants were 49 students (92% female) enrolled in two sections of an elementary science methods course. The sections were randomly assigned to an intervention group and a comparison group. Students in both groups were

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick; Valarie Akerson

2009-01-01

140

Basic science curriculum during residency: justification based on in-training examination scores.  

PubMed

The American Board of Surgery is increasing its emphasis on competency in surgical basic science as part of residency training. The 1991 American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination (ABSITE) contained 135 questions designated as basic science to assess residents' knowledge. We reviewed the separate progression of scores in clinical and basic sciences at Wayne State University (WSU) surgical residency and nationally through the 1991 ABSITE report. Regression analysis of WSU data yielded a slope (% correct answers per postgraduate year) of 5.3 for clinical and 2.4 for basic science scores (P < 0.001 by t-statistic applied to regression slopes). These data imply a progression of knowledge during residency but at a significantly slower rate for basic science. The national data confirm this trend, although we were unable to evaluate it statistically. This situation illustrates the need for organized teaching of clinically relevant basic science as part of a residency curriculum. PMID:7998608

Steffes, C P; Dulchavsky, S A

1994-12-01

141

Use root cause analysis teaching strategy to train primary pre-service science teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 training courses for 4 hours a week and lasted for 18

LU Chow-chin; TSAI Chun-wei; HONG Jon-chao

142

Medical Natural Sciences: a new academic program to train biomedical researchers  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Here we describe the academic program Medical Natural Sciences that was started as a bachelor program in 2001 by several departments\\u000a of VU University Amsterdam and the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. In this program students receive training in\\u000a exact sciences (physics, chemistry and mathematics) in a strong medical context, combined with basic courses in biomedical\\u000a sciences and a

J. P. Dekker; J. H. Meijer

2009-01-01

143

The National Teacher Training Institute for Math, Science and Technology: Exemplary Practice in a Climate of Higher Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reviews the NTTI (National Teacher Training Institute) for Math, Science and Technology model that trains teachers to use video and Internet resources to enhance math and science instruction. Discusses multimedia methodology; standards-based training; program impact in schools; and lesson plans available on the NTTI Web site. (Author/LRW)|

Donlevy, James G., Ed.; Donlevy, Tia Rice, Ed.

1999-01-01

144

Low-Cost Science and Technology Materials at Kindergarten Level (Examples of National Institutions of Democratic People's Republic of Korea, People's Republic of China and Brasilia).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increasing attention is being paid today to the place of science in general education at the preprimary, primary, and secondary levels. Educational authorities and specialists in many countries throughout the world agree about the important role that science should and can play in the context of education, but specific aims and objectives must be…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Primary Educ., Literacy & Adult Educ., Educ. in Rural Areas

145

Training science teachers to utilize better teaching strategies: A research synthesis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study is a synthesis of practice and research related to the use of behavior analysis to train science teachers. An idealized model (derived from practice) for training science teachers is presented first. Then research related to the categories of the model is reviewed and synthesized. To do this, all available studies on the topic were classified by the type of treatment used to influence the teaching behaviors. The results were meta-analyzed. The effectiveness of training procedures fell into the following order, from lowest to highest: (1) study of an analysis system and self analysis; (2) observing models; (3) analyzing models; and, (4) practice and analysis with feedback. Science educators are encouraged to use the procedures outlined in the model to train better teachers. These results support the idealized model.

Yeany, Russell H.; Padilla, Michael J.

146

Improving Training in Methodology Enriches the Science of Psychology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Replies to the comment Ramifications of increased training in quantitative methodology by Herbet Zimiles on the current authors original article "Doctoral training in statistics, measurement, and methodology in psychology: Replication and extension of Aiken, West, Sechrest, and Reno's (1990) survey of PhD programs in North America". The current…

Aiken, Leona S.; West, Stephen G.; Millsap, Roger E.

2009-01-01

147

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.

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

2013-01-01

148

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

2013-10-16

149

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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:

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

2001-01-01

150

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

151

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

152

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

153

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

154

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

155

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

156

Science Education. Oryx Science Bibliographies, Volume 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography provides 337 annotated references covering: science teaching at the preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and high school levels; science education as it relates to various science disciplines; science education for special populations; sexual stereotyping in science education; teacher education for science teachers; and how…

Schroeder, Eileen E., Comp.; Tyckoson, David A., Ed.

157

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Attrition from the sciences remains a national problem. This article presents 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 lab climate, course grades, and students' knowledge of science careers, all of which have an effect on students' decisions to stay in or leave the sciences. The article concludes with recommendations for TA training, mentoring, and management to positively impact student retention.

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

2007-03-01

158

Transitioning Preschool Children with Developmental Concerns into Kindergarten: Ecological Characteristics of Inclusive Kindergarten Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this paper is to provide the background for Project Pre-K: Transitioning Preschool Children with Developmental Concerns to Kindergarten, and discuss the ecological characteristics of inclusive kindergarten programs. Data were collected in 11 inclusive kindergarten programs in one urban county in southwestern Ohio using the Kindergarten Visit Checklist and field notes. Ecological characteristics observed included seating routines, group

Karen S. Troup; D. Michael Malone

2002-01-01

159

National Institutes of Health: Science Education: Research & Training  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) brings new research and thoughtful insights to the American public every day, and its work is acclaimed throughout the world. This particular website offers helpful science education resources for young people from the elementary grades to college. Front and center here is the Featured Site, which might at any given visit contain an interactive exploration of the human eye, a series of pages on environmental health designed for children, or another science-related gem. Scrolling down, visitors will find the Resources for Educators area. Here they can follow links to the Microscope Imagining Station at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and the Environmental Health Science Education site from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. [KMG

2012-12-14

160

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

161

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

162

The Kindergarten Child's Perception of Social Reality.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a survey of kindergarten children's understanding of social issues. Approximately 350 children from 14 kindergarten classes participated in taped small group discussions with a female interviewer. The classes involved in the study included 11 public school kindergarten classes, two inner city day care center programs and one…

Van Camp, Sarah S.

163

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

164

Helping Students Understand Challenging Topics in Science through Ontology Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Chi (2005) proposed that students experience difficulty in learning about physics concepts such as light, heat, or electric current because they attribute to these concepts an inappropriate ontological status of material substances rather than the more veridical status of emergent processes. Conceptual change could thus be facilitated by training

Slotta, James D.; Chi, Michelene T. H.

2006-01-01

165

Helping Students Understand Challenging Topics in Science through Ontology Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Chi (2005) proposed that students experience difficulty in learning about physics concepts such as light, heat, or electric current because they attribute to these concepts an inappropriate ontological status of material substances rather than the more veridical status of emergent processes. Conceptual change could thus be facilitated by training

Slotta, James D.; Chi, Michelene T. H.

2006-01-01

166

Science centers in Australia provide valuable training for preservice teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes an innovation in teacher education designed to increase the confidence of preservice teachers in their ability to instruct elementary children in hands-on science. The program relied on small group teaching experiences at an on-campus interactive science center to provide preservice teachers with controlled instructional experiences. The findings showed that the program at the science center achieved its aims and benefitted the preservice teachers involved. Interview data suggest that working in peer groups was also a significant factor and supports previous research conducted at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Follow-up research is now needed to determine if supportive peer groups of preservice teachers are needed in order to achieve desirable outcomes.

Ferry, Brian

1995-09-01

167

National Institutes of Health: Science Education: Research & Training  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created high-quality digital content for scientists, teachers, and the general public for over a decade. This particular area of their website brings together some of their ambitious projects, including the Microscope Imaging Station and materials from their Office of Science Education. First up is the Microscope Imaging Station (developed in part with assistance from the Exploratorium in San Francisco) where visitors can use the virtual "station" to learn about immune cells and sea urchins that are "bent on destruction". In the "Office of Science Education" section of the site, visitors will find fact sheets, lesson plans, and posters that deal with 41 different topics, including bioethics and the digestive system. There are six other sections here, including "Environmental Health Science Education" and "Health & Education". The site is rounded out by an inspiration message for high school graduates by the current NIH directory, Dr. Francis Collins.

168

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.

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

2012-01-01

169

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

170

Where Do New US-Trained Science-Engineering PhDs come from?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study shows that the demographic and institutional origins of new US trained science and engineering PhDs changed markedly between the late 1960s-1970s to the 1990s-early 2000s. In 1966, 71% of science and engineering PhD graduates were US-born males, 6% were US-born females, and 23% were foreign born. In 2000, 36% of the graduates were US-born males, 25% were US-born

Richard B. Freeman; Emily Jin; Chia-Yu Shen

2004-01-01

171

A-Train Data for Assessing Air Quality From the Atmospheric Science Data Center  

Microsoft Academic Search

A-Train Data for Assessing Air Quality from the Atmospheric Science Data Center The Atmospheric Science Data Center at NASA Langley Research Center is the archive and distribution center for data from the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) and Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instruments. CALIPSO was launched into a sun-synchronous orbit on April 28, 2006, where it joined

L. A. Hunt

2008-01-01

172

Phonological awareness in kindergarten: a field study in Luxembourgish schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of a phonological awareness training program in the specific\\u000a context of the Luxembourgish educational system. The intervention was run by the kindergarten teachers in their classes with\\u000a minimal external supervision. Forty-one classes of the area around Luxembourg City participated in the study. One hundred\\u000a and fifty children from 20

Sylvie Bodé

2011-01-01

173

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

174

Education and training in regulatory science for medical device development.  

PubMed

Regulatory science can be defined as the science aimed at the optimal introduction into society of new products of science, such as discovered substances and new scientific tools and technologies as well as knowledge and information. In addition to engineering researches that create novel medical devices, scientific methods for evaluating efficacy, safety and quality of medical devices are necessary to enable rational and scientific evaluation of the device in device approval process. Engineers and medical doctors involving research and development of novel medical devices are required to have basic knowledge on medical device safety standard, medical device regulation, and relevant methodologies. In Japan, several graduate schools in Japan have started educational programs on regulatory sciences in collaboration of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), Japan. In 2012, program for researches for development of evaluation guidelines for novel medical device products started where personnel exchanges between academic researches institutes and PMDA. Example of these programs will be introduced in the presentation and its impact on improvement of medical device research and development process will be discussed. PMID:24110397

Sakuma, Ichiro

2013-07-01

175

Scientific Speculators: IMSA as Training Ground for Science Fiction Readers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science fiction (SF) is one of the world’s fastest-growing literary genres. Created as a separation from traditional writing styles, it challenges its followers to question the framework of societies across the globe. One would think that such a genre would allow people of all different ages, shapes, and sizes to enjoy its distinctive novels, but this is not the case.

AkintiloLisa

2010-01-01

176

Neural networks in computational materials science: training algorithms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Neural networks can be used in principle in an unbiased way for a multitude of pattern recognition and interpolation problems within computational material science. Reliably finding the weights of large feed-forward neural networks with both accuracy and speed is crucial to their use. In this paper, the rate of convergence of numerous optimization techniques that can be used to determine

A. J. Skinner; J. Q. Broughton

1995-01-01

177

A Visuo-Haptic Device - Telemaque - Increases Kindergarten Children's Handwriting Acquisition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the present research was to show that incorporating a visuo-haptic device 'Telemaque' may increase the fluency of handwriting production of cursive letters in kindergarten children i.e., before formal handwriting learning begins. Forty two 5 year- old children were assigned an intervention involving either Telemaque (experimental training; VH group) or not (control training; C group). The fluency of

R. Palluel-germain; Florence Bara; A. Hillairet De Boisferon; Bernard Hennion; Philippe Gouagout; Edouard Gentaz

2007-01-01

178

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

179

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

180

A Model for the Pre-Service Training of Science Teachers Based on the Intentions and Perceptions of First Year Science Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This preservice and in-service training model for science teachers is based on the perceptual and behavioral changes experienced by first-year science teachers. The objective of this model is to develop science teachers with strong scientific backgrounds who can relate course content and affective understanding to students. The model is divided…

Collea, Francis P.

181

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

182

Application of a sensemaking approach to ethics training in the physical sciences and engineering.  

PubMed

Integrity is a critical determinant of the effectiveness of research organizations in terms of producing high quality research and educating the new generation of scientists. A number of responsible conduct of research (RCR) training programs have been developed to address this growing organizational concern. However, in spite of a significant body of research in ethics training, it is still unknown which approach has the highest potential to enhance researchers' integrity. One of the approaches showing some promise in improving researchers' integrity has focused on the development of ethical decision-making skills. The current effort proposes a novel curriculum that focuses on broad metacognitive reasoning strategies researchers use when making sense of day-to-day social and professional practices that have ethical implications for the physical sciences and engineering. This sensemaking training has been implemented in a professional sample of scientists conducting research in electrical engineering, atmospheric and computer sciences at a large multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-university research center. A pre-post design was used to assess training effectiveness using scenario-based ethical decision-making measures. The training resulted in enhanced ethical decision-making of researchers in relation to four ethical conduct areas, namely data management, study conduct, professional practices, and business practices. In addition, sensemaking training led to researchers' preference for decisions involving the application of the broad metacognitive reasoning strategies. Individual trainee and training characteristics were used to explain the study findings. Broad implications of the findings for ethics training development, implementation, and evaluation in the sciences are discussed. PMID:18074243

Kligyte, Vykinta; Marcy, Richard T; Waples, Ethan P; Sevier, Sydney T; Godfrey, Elaine S; Mumford, Michael D; Hougen, Dean F

2007-12-12

183

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

184

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sandhu

1993-01-01

185

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

186

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

187

Graduate Student Training and the Reluctant Internationalism of Social Science in the USA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the US academy, there is significant disciplinary variation in the extent to which graduate students are encouraged to or discouraged from studying abroad and doing fieldwork overseas. This article examines this issue, focusing on US graduate training in the social sciences and the extent to which students are discouraged from developing…

Miller-Idriss, Cynthia, Shami, Seteney

2012-01-01

188

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

189

KINDERGARTEN HANDBOOK, A SUPPLEMENTARY BULLETIN.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|IN ORDER THAT BOTH CONTENT AND METHOD OF KINDERGARTEN TEACHING BE BROUGHT INTO HARMONY WITH THE PROGRESS OF KNOWLEDGE AND WITH CURRENT DEMANDS, CURRICULUM GUIDES SHOULD BE AVAILABLE AND CONSTANTLY UNDER REVISION. THE MATERIALS IN THIS HANDBOOK ARE GEARED TO HELP TEACHERS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR TASKS. THE DEVELOPMENTAL CHARACTERISTICS OF…

PATTERSON, MILDRED; AND OTHERS

190

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.

191

A Pre-Kindergarten Screening.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes the development and use of the Casey-Monahan Screening Instrument, designed to assess kindergarten readiness. The instrument consisted of various tests and evaluation procedures chosen from previously published tests. The instrument was designed to measure ability in five areas: (1) motor integration and motor development,…

Casey, Jean Marie

192

Mathematics Common Core Unpacked: Kindergarten  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document provides descriptions and examples of what each Mathematics Common Core standard means a Kindergarten student will know, understand and be able to do. This "unpacking" of the standards provides instructional guidelines and was developed to assist North Carolina educators teach the Mathematics Common Core (Standard Course of Study).

Uncc, Ew P.

2012-08-01

193

Integrating research into clinical internship training bridging the science/practice gap in pediatric psychology.  

PubMed

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

McQuaid, Elizabeth L; Spirito, Anthony

2012-01-28

194

Prevention science, drug abuse prevention, and Life Skills Training: Comments on the state of the science  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been tremendous growth in the field of prevention science over the past two decades. The defining features of contemporary prevention science are high quality empirical research using rigorous and well-established scientific methods, careful hyphothesis testing, and the systematic accumulation of knowledge. One area where substantial progress has been made is in our understanding of the etiology and prevention

Gilbert J. Botvin; Kenneth W. Griffin

2005-01-01

195

Interactive Teaching as a Recruitment and Training Tool for K-12 Science Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Preparation (STEMTP) program at the University of Colorado has been designed to recruit and train prospective K-12 science teachers while improving student learning through interactive teaching. The program has four key goals: (1) recruit undergraduate students into K-12 science education, (2) provide these prospective teachers with hands-on experience in an interactive teaching pedagogy, (3) create an intergrated program designed to support (educationally, socially, and financially) and engage these prospective science teachers up until they obtain liscensure and/or their masters degree in education, and (4) improve student learning in large introductory science classes. Currently there are 31 students involved in the program and a total of 72 students have been involved in the year and a half it has been in existence. I will discuss the design of the STEMTP program, the success in recruiting K-12 science teachers, and the affect on student learning in a large lecture class of implementing interactive learning pedagogies by involving these prospective K-12 science teachers. J. L. Rosenberg would like to acknowledge the NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Fellowship for support for this work. The course transformation project is also supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.

Rosenberg, J. L.

2004-12-01

196

Pre-college (Pre-engineering - Eight grade) summer Training in Science. Final report  

SciTech Connect

Minority students in high schools avoid or lose interest in math and sciences due to lack of proper exposure in these areas in the middle schools. The proposed program is different from previous precollege programs offered at Jackson State University, and is thus, unique. It is designed for the eighth grade students who will be selected from low-income families but with the potential for success in math and natural sciences. The objective is to strengthen skills in science, mathematics and communication skills. The objective of this program is consistent with the school`s educational experience continuum plan. The plan represents a vehicle for addressing the education and training of America`s current and future scientific and technical work force. It focuses on activities which impact the pipeline from precollege science and mathematics awareness/preparation through collegiate discipline-specific training to innovative research/training careers. The plan fosters communication and collaboration among universities, government, industry, precollege educational entities and professional/community organizations to achieve excellence throughout our educational environments.

Not Available

1991-12-13

197

Pre-college (Pre-engineering - Eight grade) summer Training in Science  

SciTech Connect

Minority students in high schools avoid or lose interest in math and sciences due to lack of proper exposure in these areas in the middle schools. The proposed program is different from previous precollege programs offered at Jackson State University, and is thus, unique. It is designed for the eighth grade students who will be selected from low-income families but with the potential for success in math and natural sciences. The objective is to strengthen skills in science, mathematics and communication skills. The objective of this program is consistent with the school's educational experience continuum plan. The plan represents a vehicle for addressing the education and training of America's current and future scientific and technical work force. It focuses on activities which impact the pipeline from precollege science and mathematics awareness/preparation through collegiate discipline-specific training to innovative research/training careers. The plan fosters communication and collaboration among universities, government, industry, precollege educational entities and professional/community organizations to achieve excellence throughout our educational environments.

Not Available

1991-12-13

198

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

199

Curiosity + Kindergarten = Future Scientists  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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 can be as simple as learning how an ordinary egg can be changed. For the past year, the…

Flannagan, Jenny Sue; Rockenbaugh, Liesl

2010-01-01

200

Nonfiction Literacy in Kindergarten  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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 possibl

Novakowski, Janice

2010-11-01

201

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…

Novakowski, Janice

2010-01-01

202

BEST: Bilingual environmental science training, Grades 3--4  

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 with annotations in English. This booklet includes descriptions of ten lessons that cover the following topics: the identification of primary and secondary colors in the environment; recognizing the basic food tastes; the variety of colors that can be made by crushing plant parts; the variety of animal life present in common soil; animal tracks; evidence of plant and animal life in the local environment; recycling, reducing, and composting as alternative means of garbage disposal; waste associated with packaging; paper- recycling principles; and how organic waste can be composted into usable soil. 2 figs.

NONE

1996-03-01

203

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

204

Early Childhood Predictors of Post-Kindergarten Executive Function: Behavior, Parent-Report, and Psychophysiology.  

PubMed

RESEARCH FINDINGS: This study examined whether children's executive functions before kindergarten would predict variance in executive functions after kindergarten. We obtained behavioral (working memory task performance), parental-reported (temperament-based inhibitory control), and psychophysiological (working memory-related changes in heart rate and brain electrical activity) measures of executive functions from a group of preschool-aged children. After children finished kindergarten, approximately 2 years later, parents were asked to complete an assessment of children's executive function skills. A regression analysis revealed that pre-kindergarten behavioral, parental-reported, and psychophysiological measures accounted for variance in post-kindergarten executive functions. Specifically, working memory task performance, temperament-based inhibitory control, and working memory-related changes in brain electrical activity accounted for unique variance in post-kindergarten executive functions. These data provide a unique contribution to the executive function literature: No other study has examined whether behavioral, psychophysiological, and parental-reported executive function measures can account for unique variance in future executive function. PRACTICE OR POLICY: These findings are discussed in relation to children's transition to school and executive function training programs. PMID:22711983

Cuevas, Kimberly; Hubble, Morgan; Bell, Martha Ann

2012-01-18

205

Fish Facts: Science with a Splash.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents a five-day science unit focusing on fish to get kindergarten students interested in science and ideas for incorporating science instruction with language arts and art instruction. (CB)|

Coffey, Pat F.

1988-01-01

206

Fish Facts: Science with a Splash.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a five-day science unit focusing on fish to get kindergarten students interested in science and ideas for incorporating science instruction with language arts and art instruction. (CB)

Coffey, Pat F.

1988-01-01

207

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

208

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

209

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

210

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

211

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  The complicity of the South African health sector in apartheid and the international relevance of human rights as a professional\\u000a obligation prompted moves to include human rights competencies in the curricula of health professionals in South Africa. A\\u000a Train-the-Trainers course in Health and Human Rights was established in 1998 to equip faculty members from health sciences\\u000a institutions nationwide with the

Elena G Ewert; Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven; Leslie London

2011-01-01

212

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

213

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

214

The Kindergarten in Benevolent Institutions. Bulletin, 1914, No. 29. Whole Number 603  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The essential importance of the kindergarten in every institution which has the care of children and its value in simplifying administration and in making the work of healing, training, or correction easier, quicker, and more permanent, appear clearly in the excerpts provided in this bulletin from letters sent to the Bureau of Education, in…

United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1914

1914-01-01

215

The Kindergarten in Germany and the United States, 1840-1914: A Comparative Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Kindergarten pedagogy, which was based on educational play and cognitive development, was designed by the German Friedrich Frobel in the 1840s to train the future citizens of the new state that liberals aspired to create. It created a professional role for women, whom Frobel believed were innately gifted teachers of young children. German…

Allen, Ann Taylor

2006-01-01

216

Kindergarten in Denmark and the USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

On the basis of ethnological research methods, the everyday life of one Danish and one US kindergarten class in school is described. In the US kindergarten class, teaching of the three Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic) was predominant, whereas play constituted the life in the Danish classroom. This study shows that US teacher?controlled ‘academic’ practice and the children's concrete cultural

Stig Brostöm

1998-01-01

217

Colorado Preschool & Kindergarten Program. 2007 Legislative Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quality early childhood programs produce beneficial outcomes for children and the community in which they live. The Colorado Preschool and Kindergarten Program (CPKP) provides funding to establish early childhood education programs that serve preschool and kindergarten children with the toughest educational challenges. Over the last eighteen…

Colorado Department of Education, 2007

2007-01-01

218

Classroom Organization and Student Behavior in Kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors examined the conditions that promote or discourage engagement in the classroom among kindergarten students. Engagement included learning behaviors (ontask behavior) and pro- and antisocial behavior. The authors examined 3 policy-manipulable features of kindergarten classrooms: (a) whether the class met for a half day or full day, (b) class size, and (c) whether a teacher aide was present in

Jeremy D. Finn; Gina M. Pannozzo

2004-01-01

219

Screening Kindergarteners at an International School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To examine the child variables which may affect the validity of a screening test in a heterogeneous kindergarten, 64 kindergarten children attending an international school in Taipei, Taiwan, were screened with the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning - Revised (DIAL-R). Thirty subjects were Caucasian, 21 were Oriental, and 11…

Mardell-Czudnowski, Carol

220

Kindergarten Teachers’ Conceptions of Environmental Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

A written questionnaire was used to obtain information regarding Greek kindergarten teachers’ personal views on the concept of Environmental Education (EE). The questionnaire was also designed to obtain the teachers’ views relative to a series of theoretical and methodological issues concerning the application of EE. It was ascertained that the prevalent conception of the kindergarten teachers includes the following: (a)

Evgenia Flogaitis; Maria Daskolia; Evagelia Agelidou

2005-01-01

221

Kindergarten Readiness: Help Your Child Prepare  

MedlinePLUS

... example: Keep your child healthy. Ensure that your child eats healthy foods, gets plenty of sleep and visits the doctor ... health /kindergarten-readiness /MY01437 ">Kindergarten readiness: Help your child prepare Guidelines for sites ... Mayo Clinic Store Check out these best-sellers ...

222

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…

Bethlehem Area Schools, PA.

223

Immersion francaise precoce: Maternelle (Early French Immersion: Kindergarten).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An extensive resource manual and teaching guide is presented for the kindergarten teacher in the early French immersion program. The first three chapters contain introductory material discussing the kindergarten child, this particular program, language development in kindergarten, and the role of the kindergarten teacher which is analagous to…

Burt, Andy; And Others

224

Kindergarten in the Czech Republic: Tradition and Transition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of past and present early childhood education in the Czech Republic and describes current kindergarten programs. Discusses recent issues, such as decentralization of kindergarten, changing kindergarten curricula, inclusion of special needs children, options for kindergarten programs, and parent involvement. Concludes by noting…

Mayfield, Margie I.

1998-01-01

225

A Study of Kindergarten Children's Spatial Representation in a Mapping Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Davis, Genevieve A.; Hyun, Eunsook

2005-01-01

226

The Effects of Different Models of All?day Kindergarten on Children's Developmental Competence  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this investigation, two approaches to all?day kindergarten were studied to determine their differential effects on children who participated in them. In one approach, no additional support or training was provided for teachers (ADK?C), while in the other approach (ADK?E), both training and material support were provided. 41 children from the ADK?C program and 73 children from the ADK?E program

Dominic F. Gullo; Christine B. Maxwell

1997-01-01

227

"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

228

Stand up and Speak Out: Professional Training Can Help Bridge the Science Communication Gap  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science and technology have become firmly entrenched in our daily lives, and as a society we depend on this advanced knowledge in order to maintain - and improve - our standard of living. At the same time, social media and other advanced tools have made it easier than ever to communicate scientific findings to a wide and diverse audience. Yet herein lies a paradox: evidence shows that scientific literacy among the general public remains frustratingly low. Why does this gap remain, given such a seemingly fertile climate for scientific literacy? The answer to this question is complex, but a historical lack of communications training and support for scientists is unquestionably a part of it. Effectively explaining research findings - and why they are important - to journalists, policymakers, and other non-scientists requires specific skills that aren't accounted for in most graduate programs. For decades, in fact, scientific institutions have made communications a very low priority. Some have even discouraged outreach for fear of backlash or out of reluctance to sacrifice research time. There are indications that the culture is shifting, however. The integration of formal, for-credit communications training into graduate curricula is one promising sign. Also, professional, extracurricular communications training is now readily available from a number of sources. COMPASS (the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea) has pioneered this latter model for more than a decade, both independently and as the lead communication trainers for the prestigious Aldo Leopold Leadership Program. Working with some of the most accomplished marine and environmental scientists in North America and beyond, COMPASS has helped equip the community with the tools to make their science clear, compelling and relevant for non-scientist audiences. We have led communication workshops for scientists at all career levels - from beginning graduate students to tenured senior faculty. A key to our workshops is helping scientists understand the needs of non-scientist audiences, whether they are talking to a U.S. Senator, a local journalist, or a group of school children. Another key is providing a "safe space" for scientists to experiment with new approaches to communication, with an emphasis on both peer feedback and professional advice. We encourage our workshop participants to tell stories rather than quote data, to get to the point quickly, and to convince their audiences why they should care. We actively push scientists outside their comfort zones; if they stumble during the learning process, they are much less likely to do so when they are formally on the record. Peer feedback is a crucial ingredient that can promote a culture of camaraderie and support long after the workshop ends. In our experience, when scientists have solid training and a dependable support network, the courage to reach out and "stand up for their science" follows naturally. In fact, by becoming better communicators, scientists also become better leaders almost by default. In turn, better leaders make for better scientists. Many of the scientist-communicators COMPASS has trained have gone on to pioneer training initiatives at their own institutions, seeding the next generation of scientific leaders in the process.

Neeley, E.; Simler Smith, B.; Baron, N.

2011-12-01

229

Revision Process and Practice: A Kindergarten Experience  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many educators teach students that are reluctant about the revisions process in writing. However, this longitudinal study follows a group of students from kindergarten through 8th grade who embraced the importance of the revision process. (Contains 8 figures.)|

Chase, Maggie

2012-01-01

230

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.

2011-01-01

231

Using Modules in an Environmental Health Training Program. Module 20. 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, is on using modules in an environmental health training program. This informational document describes the prospective student, content and objectives of the modules, and how to select modules for use in an environmental health training

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

232

End-user training on the utilization of electronic information sources in fisheries sciences institutions in South India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of electronic information sources (EIS) and the need for end-user training in the Fisheries Sciences institutions of South India. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper was conducted using a questionnaire-based survey method along with the observations and informal interviews among the users of the seven Fisheries Sciences institutions of South

H. R. Sujatha; H. Shivananda Murthy

2010-01-01

233

1969-70 Pre-kindergarten; Final Report: 1970 Summer Pre-kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Pre-Kindergarten Program was established as a part of the Language Development Program (funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act) which is intended to increase the language facility of low income Columbus children. The pre-kindergarten child should leave the program feeling important and unique and should have…

Robinson, Barbara

234

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

235

The Kindergarten Student Aide: Procedures and Practices in the Kindergarten Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provided are guidelines for student participation in kindergarten classrooms under the aegis of the Baylor University Kindergarten Student Aide Program. The guidelines specify requirements and responsibilities of student aides; suggest environmental, instructional, and student variables for observation; and provide recommendations for student…

Baker, Betty Ruth; Curtis, K. Fred

236

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

237

What Is Pre-Kindergarten? Characteristics of Public Pre-Kindergarten Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

States have accumulated considerable experience in operating publicly sponsored pre-kindergarten programs. In spite of this extensive experience, only fragmentary accounts exist of how these pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs handle issues such as program intensity, location, staffing, and population served. These issues are addressed by the…

Clifford, Richard M.; Barbarin, Oscar; Chang, Florence; Early, Diane; Bryant, Donna; Howes, Carollee; Burchinal, Margaret; Pianta, Robert

2005-01-01

238

A Correlation Study of Kindergarten Teachers' Morale with Kindergarten Students' Feelings about School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The morale of kindergarten teachers was investigated to determine the validity of the Purdue Teacher Opinionaire (PTO) and whether teachers' morale scores would be related to their students' self-concept scores, as measured by the Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Social Competencies (KIDSc). Teacher morale on the PTO consists of 10 factors:…

Howard, Esther Moore; Correro, Gloria C.

239

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.

Brennen, P W; Gorman Sullivan, M B

1989-01-01

240

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

241

The myth of the foolproof script: can paraprofessionals effectively improve kindergarten student achievement using a scripted phonics program?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 fidelity to the script predict higher student test scores at the end of

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

2012-01-01

242

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

243

Reading Attitudes and Literacy Skills in Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined two or four times during the course of a year the reading attitudes and reading skills of 41 prekindergarten and kindergarten learners. Found a slight decrease in reading attitudes during kindergarten. Expected skill increases were generally indicated, with pronounced increases in sight word recognition during kindergarten, after other…

Sperling, Rayne A.; Head, Darlene M.

2002-01-01

244

Instructional approaches: differences between kindergarten and primary school teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 instruction are highlighted by kindergarten as well as primary school teachers. The major difference between kindergarten and primary school

Krista Uibu; Eve Kikas; Kristiina Tropp

2011-01-01

245

When Children Aren't Ready for Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests that delayed entry into kindergarten has a better chance than kindergarten retention of helping at-risk children avoid school failure. Educators are cautioned to take into account the interactions among race and ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and age. Some researchers view full-day kindergarten as one way of providing…

Holloway, John H.

2003-01-01

246

The garden in Fröbel's kindergarten: beyond the metaphor  

Microsoft Academic Search

The kindergarten is an educational experience that has been shared by a range of cultures since the nineteenth century. Created in 1839 by Friedrich Frobel, a controversial German educator, the word kindergarten described the educational philosophy he developed for children of 3–6 years of age. Fröbel is known primarily for the gifts he invented as part of his kindergarten pedagogy.

Susan Herrington

1998-01-01

247

Predicting Academic Performance from Printing Errors in Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Form errors, but not reversal errors, generated when kindergarten children printed reversible letters and numbers, were associated with teachers' judgments of children's academic performance at the end of kindergarten and throughout Grade 1. Three samples totaling 166 non-repeating kindergarten children (79 male, 87 female) were drawn from eight…

Simner, Marvin L.

248

K Today: Teaching and Learning in the Kindergarten Year  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The kindergarten year is quite unlike preschool and not like first grade, either. What should teaching practice look like for this critical year? This book offers a vivid picture of kindergarten children, perceptive discussion of the current kindergarten context and policy issues, and clear guidelines for teaching and assessing kindergartners.…

Gullo, Dominic F., Ed.

2006-01-01

249

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

250

The Influence of Parental Involvement on Kindergarten Learners' Reading Readiness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this study was to investigate the influence of parental involvement on kindergarten learners' reading readiness. Questions addressed were (a) To what extent does parental involvement influence kindergarten learners' reading readiness? (b) How do parental socioeconomic factors contribute to kindergarten learners' reading readiness? (c)…

Hunter-Segree, Iris R.

2010-01-01

251

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

252

A-Train Data for Assessing Air Quality From the Atmospheric Science Data Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A-Train Data for Assessing Air Quality from the Atmospheric Science Data Center The Atmospheric Science Data Center at NASA Langley Research Center is the archive and distribution center for data from the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) and Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instruments. CALIPSO was launched into a sun-synchronous orbit on April 28, 2006, where it joined the A-Train constellation of four other Earth-orbiting satellites: Aqua, Aura, CloudSat and Parasol. The primary objective of CALIPSO's three-year mission is to make a global survey of the vertical structure of aerosols and clouds, and their physical properties. CALIPSO comprises three instruments, the Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), the Imaging Infrared Radiometer (IIR), and the Wide Field Camera (WFC). CALIOP is a two-wavelength, polarization- sensitive lidar that provides information about the composition of clouds, the abundance and sizes of aerosols, and the altitudes of cloud and aerosol layers. The IIR measures outgoing radiation at three wavelengths in the thermal infrared window (8.65 mm, 10.6 mm, and 12.0 mm) to determine cloud emissivity and particle size. The high resolution, nadir-viewing WFC images the region around the lidar and IIR measurements in a single spectral channel (645 nm), which is matched to Band 1 of the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite in the A- Train, to provide context for the data from the other instruments. CALIPSO Level 2 products include an aerosol extinction profile product, an aerosol layer product and a vertical feature mask product that includes aerosol type information. TES flies on Aura, the third of NASA's Earth Observing System spacecraft, on July 15, 2004. The primary objective of TES is to make global, three-dimensional measurements of ozone and other chemical species involved in its formation and destruction. The NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) is the archive and distribution center for data from the TES instrument. The TES instrument is a high-resolution imaging infrared Fourier-transform spectrometer that operates in both nadir and limb-sounding modes. TES standard Level 2 data products include global-scale vertical profile and total column measurements of ozone, water vapor, HDO, carbon monoxide, methane, and nitric acid for 16 orbits every other day. Additional products include atmospheric temperature profiles, surface temperatures, and land surface emissivity. A recent reprocessing effort has produced a new version of the data which includes additional limb species and a new summary product. In the past year, Level 3 TES products have been released which provide daily or monthly global survey chemical species data interpolated onto a global latitude/longitude grid at selected pressure levels. Browse images for the Level 3 and associated Level 2 data are available with these new Level 3 products. Between global surveys, TES can make special observations using its ability to point at a specific location for a few minutes on any given orbit. This capability is used for targets such as gas-emitting volcanoes, for regional air quality studies, and in conjunction with field campaigns. The ASDC provides data access, services and tools for over 40 projects in the discipline areas of Earth's radiation budget, clouds, aerosols and tropospheric chemistry. Additional information is available from our web site, http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov.

Hunt, L. A.

2008-05-01

253

The Effects of the Use of Activities of SAPA on the Oral Communication Skills of Disadvantaged Kindergarten Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Studied effects of participation in Science - A Process Approach activities through an experimental-control, pretest-posttest research design. Data analyses of 113 kindergarten children enrolled in four classes of an inner-city school showed that transmitting skills were enhanced with increasing beginning reading ability. (CC)|

Huff, Phyllis; Languis, Marlin

1973-01-01

254

Science for Young Children: A New Frontier for Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research in science education is becoming increasingly cognizant of the possibility that significant science education can begin as early as kindergarten and should be given much more attention in elementary school than it receives at present. This is manifest in the growing of number of articles in the science education literature as well as in many national educational reforms worldwide.

Haim Eshach

2011-01-01

255

Chemistry as the defining science: discipline and training in nineteenth-century chemical laboratories.  

PubMed

The institutional revolution has become a major landmark of late-nineteenth century science, marking the rapid construction of large, institutional laboratories which transformed scientific training and practice. Although it has served historians of physics well, the institutional revolution has proved much more contentious in the case of chemistry. I use published sources, mainly written by chemists and largely focused on laboratories built in German-speaking lands between about 1865 and 1900, to show that chemical laboratory design was inextricably linked to productive practice, large-scale pedagogy and disciplinary management. I argue that effective management of the novel risks inherent in teaching and doing organic synthesis was significant in driving and shaping the construction of late-nineteenth century institutional chemical laboratories, and that these laboratories were essential to the disciplinary development of chemistry. Seen in this way, the laboratory necessarily becomes part of the material culture of late-nineteenth century chemistry, and I show how this view leads not only to a revision of what is usually known as the laboratory revolution in chemistry but also to a new interpretation of the institutional revolution in physics. PMID:21722963

Jackson, Catherine M

2011-06-30

256

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

257

The Chinese Kindergarten in Its Adolescence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The year 2004 is the centenary of the first official kindergarten in China. During this 100 years of development, early childhood education in China has experienced two big developmental spurts, first at the beginning of the twentieth century and then again at the turn of the twenty-first century. The argument presented by this paper is that…

Hsueh, Yeh; Tobin, Joseph J.; Karasawa, Mayumi

2004-01-01

258

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

259

Constructivism in a Kindergarten Mathematics Class.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Kindergarten students' (n=7) thought processes were investigated during a problem-solving task to gain insight into students' problem-solving strategies and to guide students toward a closer awareness of their own mathematical thinking. Outlines some of the processes and problems of implementing a constructivist approach by an experienced teacher.…

Macmillan, Agnes

1990-01-01

260

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

261

Culture and the Kindergarten Curriculum in Poland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper describes the effect of cultural context on the content of kindergarten curriculum in Poland, chronicling the historical changes from Communist to post-Soviet, capitalist cultures. Soviet cultural influence on early childhood education from 1945 to 1989 is described as affecting a single obligatory curriculum, strict government…

Putkiewicz, Elzbieta

262

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

263

Kindergarten Curriculum Guide for the Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The social studies curriculum guide for kindergarteners is based upon the idea that thinking is sequentially learned and developed. The aim of the program is to help children develop the tools of reasoning. Emphasis is on the introduction of cognitive tasks involving concept formation and requiring students to list, group, identify, and label…

McCarthy, Jackie; Harvey, Janadene L.

264

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

265

The Cooperative Demonstration Kindergarten: 1979-1985.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents a review of the activities implemented from January 1979 to August 1985 within the Cooperative Demonstration Kindergarten (CDK), a project of the College of Education, Mississippi State University. Part I provides the original concept paper for the CDK. Part II reproduces the statement of agreement between the College of…

Correro, Gloria C.

266

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

267

Kindergarteners, Fish, and Worms ... Oh My!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Children are natural scientists. They do what professional scientists do, but for slightly different and less conscious reasons--whether observing water flowing down a pipe, investigating how to make different colors with paints, or reasoning through a series of problems in relation to building a bridge. A kindergarten teacher wanted to expand…

Plevyak, Linda; Arlington, Rebecca

2012-01-01

268

Actions for Health: Kindergarten. Contemporary Health Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This set of health education materials for kindergarten includes a teacher's manual, student workbook, activity posters, suggestions for a special event, and a booklet of letters for parents. The materials cover recommended health education content, including personal health, hygiene, family life, substance abuse prevention, injury prevention and…

Saam, Starr; And Others

269

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

270

Culture and the Greek Kindergarten Curriculum  

Microsoft Academic Search

The newly established Greek National Curriculum for kindergarten is examined within a historical and cultural perspective. Perceptions of education, schooling and teaching in the Greek culture while rooted in centuries of tradition have been shaped by the demands of modernity and the idealism of visionaries. The analysis takes into consideration issues of broader social development accompanying the formation of the

Demetra Evangelou

1996-01-01

271

Easing the Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes two Head Start projects designed to make the transition from preschool to kindergarten less stressful for Head Start children and their families. Programs are the Mille Lacs Reservation Head Start program in Minnesota and the East Coast Migrant Head Start project in Fort Pierce, Florida. Project evaluations are summarized. (BB)|

Waxler, Trellis; And Others

1990-01-01

272

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

273

Spanish Guide. Kindergarten. Michigan Oral Language Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide, designed for use by kindergarten teachers, to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages and to teach standard Spanish to speakers of non-standard Spanish, contains 136 half hour lessons, covering the school year. The completely oral program presents a structured sequence of language learning experiences geared to the children's…

Soriano, Jesse M.; And Others

274

CSE-ECRC Preschool Kindergarten Test Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Approximately 120 published pre-school and Kindergarten tests (including over 630 subtests with separately normed scores) were evaluated through the MEAN test evaluation procedure which reflects four main areas of concern: measurement validity, examinee appropriateness, administrative usability, and normed technical excellence. Evaluation results…

Hoepfner, Ralph; And Others

275

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

276

A Program Designed To Increase Involvement and Provide Education to Parents of Kindergarten Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A kindergarten teacher implemented a practicum designed to increase parent involvement in their children's kindergarten and give parents information about the kindergarten program. Specific goals of the intervention were to inform parents about kindergarten routine, kindergarten requirements and concepts of child development, and to help parents…

Nachman, Leah B.

277

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

278

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

279

The effects of inquiry-based science instruction training on teachers of students with significant disabilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Federal mandates (A Nation at Risk, 1983 and Project 2061: Science for all Americans, 1985) as well as the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996) call for science education for all students. Recent educational laws (IDEA, 1997; NCLB, 2002) require access to and assessment of the general curriculum, including science, for all students with disabilities. Although some research exists on

Ginevra Rose Courtade

2007-01-01

280

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

2013-05-15

281

School Reform and Teacher Training: The New York City Public Broadcasting Station Thirteen/WNET, Texaco Inc. and Corporation for Public Broadcasting's National Teacher Training Institute for Math, Science and Technology--A Review at Five Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As a school reform effort, the New York City Public Broadcasting Station Thirteen/WNET, Texaco Inc., and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's National Teacher Training Institute for Math, Science and Technology has completed five years of operation, during which thousands of teachers received training at sites across the country. Follow-up…

Donlevy, Tia Rice; Donlevy, James G.

1995-01-01

282

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.

283

Stimulating Interest in Natural Sciences and Training Observation Skills: The UAP Observations Reporting Scheme  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For a number of reasons the general public and many young people are fascinated by the ideas of UFOs and extra-terrestrial life. As mysteries motivate to gain interest and knowledge, an opportunity exists, throughout these topics, to stimulate the people's interests to natural sciences and technology. A major problem however exists, concerning the fact that the general public generally associates any strange aerial sighting to something exotic, unknown, and to the possibility of extraterrestrial visitations. Rumours, irrational thinking and conspiracy theories prevail around these topics. Launched under the framework of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, the Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP) Observations Reporting Scheme seeks to tackle this situation through approaching the topic from a professional and rational perspective, providing an opportunity to teach the public how to think more critically, demystifying UFO events, and ultimately attempting to stimulate the interest in natural sciences and technological disciplines. This is tentatively attempted through the following resources: Firstly, the project's website (1) provides an extensive resource for inquiry-based learning regarding the various natural or man-made phenomena that often give rise to false UAP sightings. It serves as a general forum for educating the public about human, atmospheric and astrophysical phenomena that could be observed in the sky. Secondly, the basic educational information provided on the web site allows potential UAP witnesses to critically evaluate the potential cause of their sightings. Visual descriptions, photos, video clips, tools, and links to relevant websites are provided for each category of phenomena, in order to assist the observer in his self-analysis. Amateur astronomers and societies who receive questions about UFOs can redirect queries to the website. Thirdly, the website provides novice observers viewing tips (e.g. elevation, azimuth, angular size) about how to record as accurately as possible a UAP event, in order to facilitate future identification and study. Lastly, one of the project's objectives is also to collect reports of trained observers (astronomers) of apparently inexplicable events for further analysis. Certainly, whenever there are unexplained observations there is the possibility that scientists could learn something new by studying these events. During this presentation, we will provide an overview of the project, present the website's extensive and well illustrated list of misidentifications, describe how people can further check details, develop their knowledge (e.g. satellite paths, stars/planets charts, characteristics of meteors, pictures of sprites, clouds classification) and enhance their observation skills. In order to show the relevance of the project, a short illustrated list of UAP cases received by the project will be featured, both explained and inexplicable. Finally, we will explore potential plans for strengthening the visibility and usefulness of the project, while requesting feedback from the community of atmospheric and natural sciences' researchers. (1) www.uapreporting.org (*): Disclaimer: Work undertaken as personal work; not endorsed as research activity by ESA.

Ailleris, P.

2012-04-01

284

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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 might enhance institutional willingness

Gabriela Pleschová; Eszter Simon

2009-01-01

285

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

286

Work in progress — Developing elementary science teacher training modules based on doctoral research in engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the objective of addressing the need for reinforcing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the education system, authorities have encouraged the creation of partnerships between universities, school districts, and other entities to attract and develop science teachers. STARS, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded GK-12 program, and The School District of Hillsborough County (Florida) is an example of

Diana Prieto; Patricio Rocha; Wilkistar Otieno; Tapas K. Das

2010-01-01

287

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

288

Using Our Senses: MINNEMAST Coordinated Mathematics - Science Series, Unit 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume is the fourth in a series of 29 coordinated MINNEMAST units in mathematics and science for kindergarten and the primary grades. Intended for use by kindergarten teachers, this unit guide provides a summary and overview of the unit, a list of materials needed, and descriptions of seven groups of activities. The purposes and procedures…

Page, Laura M.; Reed, Elizabeth W.

289

Universal Pre-Kindergarten and the Students Enrolled  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to research the benefits of Universal Pre-Kindergarten and answer the question: What reading and writing development can be observed in a Pre-Kindergarten classroom? The research for this study was done through observation and assessment of a group of students enrolled in the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program through a local suburban school district. This particular group

Apryl Dragert

2011-01-01

290

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.

291

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

292

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

293

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Released in December 2000 by the National Center for Education Statistics, "this report attempts to answer two basic sets of questions about children's knowledge and skill acquisition during the kindergarten year." The report presents and analyzes data on improvements in math and reading skills for children pre- and post-kindergarten in specific cognitive skills such as letter recognition, understanding the letter-sound relationship, and sight-word recognition (in reading) and "counting beyond 10, recognizing the sequence in basic patterns, and comparing the relative size (dimensional relationship) of objects" (in mathematics). The report is presented in .pdf format and features a hypertext table of contents.

Reaney, Lizabeth M.; Denton, Kristin.; West, Jerry.

294

International training programs in reproductive sciences for conservation of Latin American felids  

Microsoft Academic Search

Survival of the ten non-domestic felid species endemic to Latin America is imperiled by habitat loss, poaching and poor captive management. Over the past 10 years, conservation of these felids has been the primary focus of a reproductive research and training program conducted in Brazil, Mexico, and the USA. The objectives of this program were to: (1) provide intensive training

W. F Swanson; J. L Brown

2004-01-01

295

Training and career appointments in the pathological sciences in the United Kingdom  

PubMed Central

Pathologists usually receive initial training in clinical work, or in general pathology, or in academic work, followed by speciality training as a senior registrar or lecturer. Consultant status is generally achieved by the age of 34, now almost always in a single discipline. The distribution of pathologists between disciplines, in National Health Service and university posts, is tabulated: there are many unfilled appointments.

Baron, D. N.

1974-01-01

296

Widespread distribution and unexpected variation among science faculty with education specialties (SFES) across the United States.  

PubMed

College and university science departments are increasingly taking an active role in improving science education. Perhaps as a result, a new type of specialized science faculty position within science departments is emerging--referred to here as science faculty with education specialties (SFES)--where individual scientists focus their professional efforts on strengthening undergraduate science education, improving kindergarten-through-12th grade science education, and conducting discipline-based education research. Numerous assertions, assumptions, and questions about SFES exist, yet no national studies have been published. Here, we present findings from a large-scale study of US SFES, who are widespread and increasing in numbers. Contrary to many assumptions, SFES were indeed found across the nation, across science disciplines, and, most notably, across primarily undergraduate, master of science-granting, and PhD-granting institutions. Data also reveal unexpected variations among SFES by institution type. Among respondents, SFES at master of science-granting institutions were almost twice as likely to have formal training in science education compared with other SFES. In addition, SFES at PhD-granting institutions were much more likely to have obtained science education funding. Surprisingly, formal training in science education provided no advantage in obtaining science education funding. Our findings show that the SFES phenomenon is likely more complex and diverse than anticipated, with differences being more evident across institution types than across science disciplines. These findings raise questions about the origins of differences among SFES and are useful to science departments interested in hiring SFES, scientific trainees preparing for SFES careers, and agencies awarding science education funding. PMID:23589844

Bush, Seth D; Pelaez, Nancy J; Rudd, James A; Stevens, Michael T; Tanner, Kimberly D; Williams, Kathy S

2013-04-15

297

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

298

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

299

Educational Psychology in Action: Learning Skills Training with Health Sciences Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center was designed to create an inter-school, inter-program network of students and faculty. The aim is to promote a Health Sciences Center-wide approach to help high risk students negotiate high risk courses and to maximize the learning potential of all students…

Dale, Grady, Jr.

300

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

301

New Zealand Free Kindergartens: Free or Freely Forgotten?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Since the 1980s in New Zealand, the kindergarten service, once called the "flagship" within early childhood education, has changed in reaction to the need for "diversity" and "responsiveness" to its communities and restructured government requirements. This paper draws on life-history interviews with a small group of New Zealand kindergarten

Duncan, Judith

2007-01-01

302

Kindergarten Educational Policies: Separating Myth from Reality. [Revised].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article: (1) profiles kindergarten policies and practices currently implemented in district schools; (2) analyzes the research supporting the major policy alternatives for six common kindergarten and school entry age issues that all school districts must address; and (3) identifies the optimum policy option alternative for each issue based…

Siegel, Donna Farrell; Hanson, Ralph A.

303

Kindergarten Reading Engagement: An Investigation of Teacher Ratings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined psychometric properties of the Kindergarten Reading Engagement Scale (KRES), a brief teacher-report measure of classroom reading engagement. Participants were 27 students with identified reading deficits from a predominantly low-income, African-American community. Data were collected in kindergarten (Time 1) and first grade…

Clarke, Angela T.; Power, Thomas J.; Blom-Hoffman, Jessica; Dwyer, Julie F.; Kelleher, Constance R.; Novak, Maytali

2004-01-01

304

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,…

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

2010-01-01

305

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

306

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

307

Education Reform and the Quality of Kindergartens in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2010-01-01

308

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

Rothenberg, Dianne

309

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.

310

Enhancing the Transition to Kindergarten: Connecting Families and Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the Kindergarten Transition Project at the National Center for Early Development and Learning, a school-based program designed to enhance connections among children, teachers, families and peers during kindergarten transition. Discusses program activities intended to increase familiarity with elementary school, provide consistent…

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

2001-01-01

311

Vaccination Coverage among Kindergarten Children in Phoenix, Arizona  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To evaluate school immunization records and document the immunization coverage and compliance level of children enrolled in kindergarten in Phoenix during the 2001-2002 school year. The purpose was to obtain information on: 1) immunization status by age two; 2) under-immunization in kindergarten; 3) administration error; and 4)…

Frimpong, Jemima A.; Rivers, Patrick A.; Bae, Sejong

2008-01-01

312

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

313

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

314

Full-Day Kindergarten: Exploring an Option for Extended Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Noting that full-day kindergarten has become an increasingly popular scheduling option in U.S. schools during the past 30 years, this booklet provides a brief review of recent literature on full-day programs and highlights important considerations for educators, policymakers, and parents assessing their kindergarten options. The booklet also…

Brewster, Cori; Railsback, Jennifer

315

Interaction of Student Teacher with Kindergarten Males and Females.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This pilot study examined the treatment of kindergarten children by one student teacher to determine whether there were differences in the teacher's treatment of male and female children. Data were collected by observing and tape recording a kindergarten classroom in which a student teacher interacted with 10 male and 10 female students for a…

Hale, Judy A.

316

Greek Kindergarten Teachers' Beliefs and Practices in Early Literacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This work describes a survey conducted in Syros Island in Greece. The intention was to ascertain kindergarten teachers' perceptions about early literacy and the skills and knowledge they consider as important for pre-school aged children. The participants were all the kindergarten teachers of the island (N = 19) and the data were collected during…

Stellakis, Nektarios

2012-01-01

317

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…

McKenna, Beverly A.; Strauser, Beverly A.

2010-01-01

318

Preliminary Development of the Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The transition into kindergarten is important because it sets the foundation for future academic achievement. Identifying a child's readiness at school entry and intervening appropriately facilitates positive academic outcomes. The Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP) is a school district developed universal screening measure used to…

Lilles, Elena; Furlong, Michael; Quirk, Matthew; Felix, Erika; Dominguez, Karin; Anderson, Mona

2009-01-01

319

Education Reform and the Quality of Kindergartens in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

320

Journeying into Mathematics through Storybooks: A Kindergarten Story  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a lesson study project that explored the impact of using storybooks to teach mathematics in three kindergarten classrooms. The study involved three kindergarten teachers and three university educators, who collaborated to plan, design, implement revise, and reflect on a unit of mathematics that focused on the concept of…

Wilburne, Jane Murphy; Napoli, Mary; Keat, Jane B.; Dile, Kimberly; Trout, Michelle; Decker, Suzan

2007-01-01

321

Development of environmental education in the Korean kindergarten context  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many environmental educators insist that environmental education (EE) should be started from a young age. The Korean Ministry of Education (1999) has also emphasized the importance of environmental education in early childhood by including content and objectives regarding EE in the 1999 National Curriculum of Kindergarten. However, many Korean kindergarten teachers do not sufficiently implement environmental education in their teaching

Keum Ho Shin

2008-01-01

322

Parent education for kindergarten mothers: Needs assessment and predictor variables  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated present methods of parent education in the kindergartens, mother's level of and need for knowledge about child development areas, and the variables that related to mothers’ needs in these areas. The subjects of this study were 80 teachers and 67 mothers of 21 kindergartens in Seoul, Korea. The instruments were two questionnaires on a 4?point Likert scale.

Moon Ja Chung

1993-01-01

323

Constructing Stories in Kindergarten: Children's Knowledge of Genre  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Loizou, Eleni; Kyriakides, Elena; Hadjicharalambous, Maria

2011-01-01

324

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

325

Readiness To Learn. 1997 Kindergarten Survey Report and County Data.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is comprised of two reports, the first detailing findings of a 1997 Oregon survey to determine the status of the state's current kindergarten children and their developmental readiness for school, and the second providing county data from the survey. Surveys were mailed to 1,141 public school kindergarten teachers and 245 private…

Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

326

Motivation for Reading and Writing in Kindergarten Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study characterizes the reading and writing motivations of kindergarten children. Four hundred fifty-one children participated in the study, answering questions measuring value, self-concept, and enjoyment of reading and writing. A factor analysis validated the conceptual motivational constructs. Findings indicate that kindergarten children have high motivation for both reading and writing, although scores for writing motivation were not as high

Lourdes Mata

2011-01-01

327

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

328

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.

329

Assessing Preferences of Kindergarten Parents and Staff Toward Behavioral and Cognitively Oriented Kindergarten Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A questionnaire was designed to determine the preferences of parents and school staff regarding behavioristic and cognitively oriented teaching methods. Sixteen goals appropriate for kindergarten programs were selected from descriptions of model early childhood programs. The goals reflected four categories: social, personal, intellectual and…

Van Cleaf, David W.

330

Kindergarten Teachers' Reported Use of Kindergarten to First Grade Transition Practices.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Used national sample of 3,595 public and 176 private kindergarten teachers to obtain information regarding teachers' practices related to the transition of children into first grade. Found that over half used some form of transition practice, with more private school teachers using transition practices than public school teachers. Teacher- or…

La Paro, Karen M.; Pianta, Robert; Cox, Martha

2000-01-01

331

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.

332

Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences: Performing Analyses for Waterborne Bacteria, Module 13.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this instructional module, students learn to perform an examination of drinking water for the presence of indicator bacteria (coliform). Training Prerequisites: Before beginning this module, students should have had a course in high school biology or h...

F. C. May

1981-01-01

333

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this instructional module, students learn to collect pest specimens of rodents, flies, and mosquitoes and to prepare the specimens for shipment to a laboratory for identification. Training Prerequisites: Before beginning this module, students should ha...

F. C. May

1981-01-01

334

Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences: Communicating with Environmental Health Staff, Module 25.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this instructional module, students learn some basics in communicating with other environmental health staff. Training Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for using this module. Objectives. Upon completion of this module, students will be able to...

F. C. May

1981-01-01

335

Application of a Sensemaking Approach to Ethics Training in the Physical Sciences and Engineering  

Microsoft Academic Search

Integrity is a critical determinant of the effectiveness of research organizations in terms of producing high quality research\\u000a and educating the new generation of scientists. A number of responsible conduct of research (RCR) training programs have been\\u000a developed to address this growing organizational concern. However, in spite of a significant body of research in ethics training,\\u000a it is still unknown

Vykinta Kligyte; Richard T. Marcy; Ethan P. Waples; Sydney T. Sevier; Elaine S. Godfrey; Michael D. Mumford

2008-01-01

336

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

337

Effects of Pre-Kindergarten Music Instruction on Kindergarten Reading and Math Scores for Low SES ELL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Learning gaps exist between economic and ethnic subgroups. This quasi-experimental study examined the effects of a pre-kindergarten music class on kindergarten math and reading scores. The research involved three metropolitan elementary schools where nearly 90% of the students participated in free and reduced lunch and approximately half of the…

Bowen, Robert Charles

2010-01-01

338

Effects of Pre-Kindergarten Music Instruction on Kindergarten Reading and Math Scores for Low SES ELL Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Learning gaps exist between economic and ethnic subgroups. This quasi-experimental study examined the effects of a pre-kindergarten music class on kindergarten math and reading scores. The research involved three metropolitan elementary schools where nearly 90% of the students participated in free and reduced lunch and approximately half of the…

Bowen, Robert Charles

2010-01-01

339

Education in the 80's: Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed to serve as a resource for science teachers, kindergarten through college, this publication contains 10 chapters, each focused on a topic of interest to science teachers working in the 1980's. Chapter titles and their authors are: (1) Understanding Science as a Cultural Phenomenon - Mission for the 80's, Drew Christianson; (2) What…

Rowe, Mary Budd, Ed.

340

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.

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

2013-01-01

341

Readiness for Learning: A Readiness Audit Tool for Kindergarten Classrooms. [Booklet and Videotape].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Noting the importance of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) for teaching kindergarten students, this guide with accompanying videotape is designed to help kindergarten practitioners assess their classroom's level of readiness. The guide discusses the concept of kindergarten readiness as including the capacity of kindergarten classrooms…

North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.

342

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

343

Comparing Longitudinal Academic Achievement of Full-Day and Half-Day Kindergarten Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors compared the achievement of children who were enrolled in full-day kindergarten (FDK) to a matched sample of students who were enrolled in half-day kindergarten (HDK) on mathematics and reading achievement in Grades 2, 3, and 4, several years after they left kindergarten. Results showed that FDK students demonstrated significantly higher achievement at the end of kindergarten than did

Jennifer R. Wolgemuth; R. Brian Cobb; Marc A. Winokur; Nancy Leech; Dick Ellerby

2006-01-01

344

Preschool to Kindergarten Transition Activities: Involvement and Satisfaction of Families and Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a preschool to kindergarten transition project in which families and teachers participated as part of the National Center for Early Learning and Development's Kindergarten Transition Project. Over 80 high-risk children and families were followed from preschool through kindergarten. Family workers employed by the school system facilitated transition activities such as parent orientations, newsletters, and interactions with kindergarten

Karen M. La Paro; Marcia Kraft-Sayre; Robert C. Pianta

2003-01-01

345

From Letter Names to Word Reading: The Development of Reading in Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the study was (a) to examine the development of four sublexical fluency skills over the second semester of kindergarten and (b) to identify the predictors of fluency level (estimated at the end of kindergarten) and growth. Ninety-two kindergarten children enrolled in six full-day kindergarten classrooms participated. The students…

Ritchey, Kristen D.

2004-01-01

346

The Effect of Full-Day Kindergarten on Student Achievement: A Meta-Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effects of full-day kindergarten on student achievement have been ambiguous. Some studies found beneficial effects of full-day kindergarten on student achievement as opposed to half-day kindergarten; others found no difference. This metaanalysis found that, overall, students who attended full-day kindergarten manifested significantly greater…

Fusaro, Joseph A.

1997-01-01

347

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

348

Emergent self-regulatory activity among young children during scientific inquiry: An analysis of six kindergarten children  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative investigation extends the study of self-regulation to examine young children's developing self-regulated learning competencies. The framework for this research draws upon social cognitive, developmental, and sociocultural perspectives on self-regulation and research on children's scientific thinking. Taking a multiple case study approach, this study examines six kindergarten children's emerging self-regulatory competencies during inquiry-based science instruction. Data were collected during

Adrienne Gelpi Lomangino

2000-01-01

349

The effects of the use of activities of sapa on the oral communication skills of disadvantaged kindergarten children  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study investigated the effects of participation in the activities of Science-A Process Approach (SAPA) on the oral communication skills of disadvantaged kindergarten children. Experimental-control group, pretest-posttest research design was employed. The investigator designed the Test of Oral Communication Skills (TOCS) to measure students' oral communication skills. Two experimental groups (one morning and one afternoon, N = 52) and two

Phyllis Huff; Marlin Languis

1973-01-01

350

Case Studies in Science Education: JennieÂK  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A kindergarten class is introduced to plant seeds: what seeds do, and what you get from seeds. There is also a teacher interview during which the goals and next steps are discussed. Also a brief discussion on teaching science.

Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian C.

351

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

352

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

353

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

354

Performing Analyses for Waterborne Bacteria. Module 13. 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 analyses for waterborne bacteria. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) naming, sterilizing and…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

355

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.

356

Operating a Microwave Radiation Detection Monitor. Module 10. 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 a microwave radiation detection monitor. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) testing the…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

357

Cooperative Learning in Third Graders' Jigsaw Groups for Mathematics and Science with and without Questioning Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Background: There is much support for using cooperative methods, since important instructional aspects, such as elaboration of new information, can easily be realized by methods like "jigsaw." However, the impact of providing students with additional help like a questioning training and potential limitations of the method concerning the (minimum)…

Souvignier, Elmar; Kronenberger, Julia

2007-01-01

358

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.

359

Using Ionizing Radiation Detectors. Module 11. 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 ionizing radiation detectors. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) naming and telling the function…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

360

Operating a Microwave Radiation Detection Monitor. Module 10. 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 a microwave radiation detection monitor. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) testing the…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

361

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.

362

Engineering, Science, and Management: War Training. Final Report. Bulletin, 1946, No. 9  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|More than 1.5 million men and women received special training during the period from October 9, 1940 to June 30, 1945 in short, intensive college-level courses designed to prepare for technical and scientific work in war industries. These courses were conducted by colleges and universities under the sponsorship of the U. S. Office of Education.…

Armsby, Henry H.

1946-01-01

363

Using an Electric Single Pan Analytical Balance. Module 18. 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 an electric single pan analytical balance. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) identifying and…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

364

Obtaining Heat Stress Measurements. Module 15. 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 heat stress measurements. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) naming and describing the…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

365

Operating Sound-Measuring Equipment. Module 1. 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 sound-measuring equipment. Following guidelines for students and instructors and an introduction that explains what the student will learn are three lessons: (1) selecting decibel ranges,…

Consumer Dynamics Inc., Rockville, MD.

366

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

367

National science training policy and early scientific careers in France and the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

The economic health of nations and regions is increasingly coming to rest on the scientific and technical labor force conducting scientific research. As such, enormous social resources are directed to educating and training those who will fire the engines of economic growth. In the first part of this paper, we compare recent investment in the scientific and technical labor forces

Monica Gaughan; Stephane Robin

2004-01-01

368

Cognitive Science Implications for Enhancing Training Effectiveness in a Serious Gaming Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Serious games use entertainment principles, creativity, and technology to meet government or corporate training objectives, but these principles alone will not guarantee that the intended learning will occur. To be effective, serious games must incorporate sound cognitive, learning, and pedagogical principles into their design and structure. In…

Greitzer, Frank L.; Kuchar, Olga Anna; Huston, Kristy

2007-01-01

369

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

370

Cooperative Learning in Third Graders' Jigsaw Groups for Mathematics and Science with and without Questioning Training  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Background: There is much support for using cooperative methods, since important instructional aspects, such as elaboration of new information, can easily be realized by methods like "jigsaw." However, the impact of providing students with additional help like a questioning training and potential limitations of the method concerning the (minimum)…

Souvignier, Elmar; Kronenberger, Julia

2007-01-01

371

Vocational Education Training in Environmental Health Sciences: Using an Electric Single Pan Analytical Balance, Module 18.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this instructional module, students learn to use an electric single pan analytical balance to weigh an object that weighs between 0.0001 g and 99 g. Training Prerequisites: Before beginning this module, students should have some working knowledge of sc...

F. C. May

1981-01-01

372

``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

373

Effects of Training Young Black Children in Vocabulary vs. Sentence Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This experiment compared the effects of training young black children in vocabulary versus sentence construction to see which type of training would result in greater transfer to other areas of language performance. A total of 144 black children in preschool and kindergarten were randomly assigned to vocabulary training, sentence training, or…

Ammon, Paul R.; Ammon, Mary Sue

374

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

375

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

376

Radon level reduction in two kindergartens in Slovenia.  

PubMed

Remedial actions were carried out in two kindergartens with average heating season radon concentrations of about 2,000 Bq m-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. PMID:8175365

Vaupotic, J; Krízman, M; Planini?, J; Kobal, I

1994-05-01

377

Computer-Mediated Communication and Science Teacher Training: Two Constructivist Examples  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The education of science teachers necessarily involves instruction around the use of computer technologies. Acadia University, a laptop institution, offers a unique setting where students are immersed in the critique of pedagogical applications of computers. The current trend to employ constructivist approaches in teaching provides a backdrop for…

MacKinnon, Gregory R.

2004-01-01

378

Computer-Mediated Communication and Science Teacher Training: Two Constructivist Examples  

Microsoft Academic Search

The education of science teachers necessarily involves instruction around the use of computer technologies. Acadia University, a laptop institution, offers a unique setting where students are immersed in the critique of pedagogical applications of computers. The current trend to employ constructivist approaches in teaching provides a backdrop for this article, which offers a discussion of two interactive communication strategies namely

Gregory R. MacKinnon

2004-01-01

379

Taking Back the Future with an Innovative Program for Training Science Teachers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research findings for students in Texas and Alabama indicate that teachers' expertise accounted for about 40% of the variance in mathematics and reading achievement. Given that about one third of high school mathematics and science teachers lack either a major or certification in their field, the impact of underqualified teachers can have far reaching impacts. In 1997, the colleges of Natural Science and Education at the University of Texas, in concert with the local school district and experienced teachers, developed a new joint secondary school science teacher preparation program called UTeach. This program provides early and frequent field experience, instruction from master teachers and university scientists, the development of a teaching portfolio, plus a peer and support network which extends beyond graduation. The innovative and streamlined courses focus on the particulars of secondary science education, project and inquiry teaching methodologies, and lab experiences more true to what actually happens in research. After starting with only 28, UTeach now has approximately 400 students enrolled, and graduates have started fanning out across the country. Two research astronomers (EH & PK) recently joined the program and now work alongside physicists, biologists, and chemists teaching courses or parts of them. In addition to helping some of the students with physics and astronomy projects, the astronomers provide guidance on experiment design and execution principles, statistics, and scientific writing to students working in all fields.

Hooper, E. J.; Dickinson, G.; Walker, M. H.; Marder, M. P.; Kumar, P.

2003-12-01

380

Learning to teach about 'ideas and evidence' in science: experiences of teachers-in-training  

Microsoft Academic Search

The government-funded Key Stage 3 National Strategy in the UK invited universities involved in initial teacher education to take part in an initiative designed to find ways to support the teaching of 'ideas and evidence' in science. The initiative was a response to concerns about the quality of teaching about this aspect of the curriculum in many schools, and was

J. Lowe; Susan Millins; Teresa Quail

381

Developing a Successful High School Science Research Program via Teacher Training, Student Internships, and Community Support  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the Science Research Program is to allow students to perform authentic scientific research in disciplines of their choosing over a period of 3 years. The success of the program has allowed for expansion including community involvement, student mentorship, and a series of professional development programs. Through state and national competition and community symposia, student research is evaluated,

J. M. Danch; F. Darytichen

2004-01-01

382

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

383

Maths and Science in the Foundry: Integral Components of Accredited Training.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A workplace literacy project involved complex math and science concepts and applications integral to foundry operations. It demonstrates that, despite lack of formal schooling or English proficiency, workers can learn complex concepts through practical experience and reflection, using their knowledge and skills with contextual cues. (SK)

Deakin, Rosemary

1995-01-01

384

Curriculum Carts and Collaboration: A Model for Training Secondary Science Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a unique collaboration between the College of Education (COE) and the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Here we describe our efforts to improve student science performance in traditionally underachieving urban middle schools by embracing our state's highly qualified…

Crippen, Kent J.; Archambault, Leanna; Ford, Marilyn Sue; Levitt, Gregory A.

2004-01-01

385

Transforming the present--discovering the future: the University of Pittsburgh's NLM grant on education and training of health sciences librarians.  

PubMed Central

BACKGROUND: The University of Pittsburgh was awarded a grant by the National Library of Medicine to study the education and training needs of present and future medical librarians and health information specialists through a collaboration of the university's School of Information Sciences and Health Sciences Library System. Goals and objectives for the year-long project included (1) assessment of education and training needs of medical librarians, (2) development of a master of library science curriculum and an internship program that would prepare graduates to take leadership roles in medical librarianship or information management, (3) development of continuing education programs for medical librarians in different formats, and (4) development of targeted recruitment efforts to attract minority group members and individuals with undergraduate science majors. The importance of this project, present practice, and success factors for programs seeking excellence in the preparation of health sciences information professionals are reviewed. A needs assessment involving a national advisory panel and a follow-up study of individuals who have participated in previous specialized training programs in health sciences information, compared with a peer group of medical librarians who did not participate in such programs, is described. This paper presents the goals and objectives of the project, describes the methods used, and outlines a curriculum, continuing education initiatives, and recruitment activities.

Detlefsen, E G; Epstein, B A; Mickelson, P; Detre, T

1996-01-01

386

Intensive upper extremity training for children with hemiplegia: from science to practice.  

PubMed

For children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, bimanual abilities are central to independent function. Over the last decade, considerable attention has been given to 2 forms of extended practice therapy for the upper limb, constraint-induced movement therapy and intensive bimanual training. This article reviews the varying nature of these 2 approaches and the existing scientific rationale supporting them. Comparisons between these 2 intensive upper extremity training approaches indicate similar improvements in unimanual capacity and bimanual performance outcomes; however, when considering participant and caregiver goal achievement, evidence favors a bimanual approach. Careful selection of either therapy for this population requires consideration of individual and contextual factors in relation to treatment goals. The key ingredients and dose responses remain unknown. Treatment intensity, intrinsic motivation, and individualization of treatment are hypothesized as requisite in either approach. PMID:23948684

Andersen, John C; Majnemer, Annette; O'Grady, Kathleen; Gordon, Andrew M

2013-06-01

387

The interrelationships of mathematical precursors in kindergarten.  

PubMed

This study evaluated the interrelations among cognitive precursors across quantitative, linguistic, and spatial attention domains that have been implicated for math achievement in young children. The dimensionality of the quantity precursors was evaluated in 286 kindergarteners via latent variable techniques, and the contribution of precursors from each domain was established for small sums addition. Results showed a five-factor structure for the quantity precursors, with the major distinction being between nonsymbolic and symbolic tasks. The overall model demonstrated good fit and strong predictive power (R(2)=55%) for addition number combinations. Linguistic and spatial attention domains showed indirect relationships with outcomes, with their effects mediated by symbolic quantity measures. These results have implications for the measurement of mathematical precursors and yield promise for predicting future math performance. PMID:21194711

Cirino, Paul T

2010-12-30

388

How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success  

MedlinePLUS

... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. How Toddlers' TV Time Can Hurt Kindergarten Success Weaker skills ... Preidt Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Related MedlinePlus Page Toddler Development TUESDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who ...

389

From Kindergarten through Third Grade. Children's Beginning School Experiences.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Children begin kindergarten with many different levels of reading and mathematics skills and make significant gains in their reading and mathematics achievement over the first 2 years of school (West, Denton, and Germino Hausken 2000; West, Denton, and Re...

A. Rathburn J. West E. Germino-Hausken

2004-01-01

390

Children's Reading and Mathematics Achievement in Kindergarten and First Grade.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Children's experiences with school are almost as varied as children themselves. This report is the third in a series based on findings about young children's early experiences with school from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of ...

K. Denton J. West

2002-01-01

391

A Cross-College Age Study of Science and Nonscience Students' Conceptions of Basic Astronomy Concepts in Preservice Training for High-School Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article reports the results of a a questionaire that was given to 433 students in college preservice training for future high school teachers. Results indicated that science and nonscience majors held a series of misconceptions on several central topics in basic astronomy.

Trumper, Ricardo

2006-07-17

392

Exploration and practice of the school-enterprise cooperation of the software service outsourcing talent training — An example of Xi'an University of Arts and Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid development of the software service outsourcing industry, enterprises are in the urgent need of the practical engineering talents. Taking the educational practice in Xi'an University of Arts and Science as an example, this paper presents four school-enterprise cooperating modes of software service outsourcing talent training, which not only significantly improves the employment rate of the graduates, but

Keming Ren

2012-01-01

393

Chemistry for the Life Sciences. An Instructor Resource Guide. Appendix to a Final Report on the Paraprofessional Rurally Oriented Family Home Health Training Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This instructor's resource guide, one in a series of products from a project to develop an associate degree program for paraprofessional rural family health promoters, deals with teaching chemistry for the life sciences. Covered in the first section of the volume are the role of chemistry in rural health promotional training, general objectives…

Odom, H. Clyde; Myer, Donna Foster

394

Introduction of Information Science into Library Training in Eastern Africa. Expert Meeting (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, February 26-29, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1978 a team of three people was formed to survey the existing library training facilities in East Africa and to suggest possibilities as to how the elements of information science could be introduced either into existing programs or into special courses organized for the purpose. The team submitted its report to a joint meeting of the…

Abidi, S. A. H.; Moeller, T.

395

Correlations between kindergarten teachers’ attitudes toward mathematics and teaching practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined correlations between teachers’ attitudes toward mathematics\\/teaching mathematics and the practice of developmentally appropriate mathematics. This study tested two independent variables: (1) kindergarten teachers’ attitudes toward mathematics; and (2) kindergarten teachers’ attitudes toward teaching mathematics; and their relationships with the practice of developmentally appropriate mathematics.The researcher designed a survey questionnaire by cross?referencing several instruments and the review of

Joohi Lee

2005-01-01

396

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

397

The Five Senses. Kindergarten. Anchorage School District Elementary Science Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides information and activities for teaching about seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touch and process skills, including observing, classifying, collecting and interpreting data, inferring, measuring, and predicting. There are 12 lessons. Lessons 1 and 2 deal with classification using sight. Lessons 3 and 4 cover a book…

Anchorage School District, AK.

398

The Five Senses. Kindergarten. Anchorage School District Elementary Science Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication provides information and activities for teaching about seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touch and process skills, including observing, classifying, collecting and interpreting data, inferring, measuring, and predicting. There are 12 lessons. Lessons 1 and 2 deal with classification using sight. Lessons 3 and 4 cover a book…

Anchorage School District, AK.

399

History of Winter (HOW): A Field Science Teacher as Scientist (TAS) Training Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Each year the NASA (Goddard )History of Winter (HOW) program allows teachers to understand the consequences of one segment of the orbit of the tilted earth in its path around the sun. Scientists from NASA, CRREL, and Michigan Tech, supported by the Whiteface Observatory, and the science program at Northwood School in Lake Placid, New York use the weather and the stratigraphy in the ice and snow, that are the consequences of the weather changes, as "teachers" in a team study of the winter record. Snow in the air and on the ground, ice, its crystal structure and axial orientation, and the ecosystem consequences of snow and ice constitute the weeklong content package. Teacher Professional Development Standards A, B, C, and D were the guiding principles in developing HOW. The content structure was formulated as sets of protocols that could serve as inserts into lesson plans and inquiry guidelines. The concept of HOW within NASA is to provide understanding of the "WHY?" and "WHAT?" of satellite remote sensing. The content is appropriate ground validation. Techniques presented in protocols are identical to those used by professionals who study snow pits, evaluate features in snow metamorphism, and study thin sections of ice cores drilled in ice caps and glaciers. Tools that are used, such as the I-button thermochron, polarizer sheets, and density tubes are taken back to the schools to be used throughout the year in a variety of ways that are described in the weeklong HOW event. The HOW Teacher as Scientist (TAS) model is a flexible model. HOW enables teachers who are required to use inquiry-based facilitation in the classroom to experience inquiry themselves. Teachers with little science content background as well as those with Science degrees have participated in HOW with accommodations for differentiation of instruction so that each group leaves with a mastery of the content that is appropriate for the transition to presentation in the classroom. Each year builds on the previous year ensuring a time series record of the history of winter-by itself a learning experience. http://www.blueiceonline.org http://www.historyofwinter.org

Wasilewski, P. J.; Gabrys, R.; Bender, K.

2004-12-01

400

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)…

American Geological Inst., Alexandria, VA.

401

Science: Grade 5. 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…

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

402

Science: Grade 3. 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.

403

Seaford School District Science Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monography presents the concepts to be presented, the psychomotor skills through to pertain to all the concepts, the process skills required, and the values and attitudes hoped to be developed for a science curriculum, K through 8. A list of suggested field trips accompanies each syllabus. At the kindergarten through grade 6 levels,…

Del Mod System, Dover, DE.

404

Science: Grade 8. 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.

405

Science: Grade 9. 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…

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

406

K-4 Earth Science Modules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Classroom of the Future (COTF) website focuses on Earth science for kindergarten through 4th grade students. Topics covered include biomes (forest, desert, grassland, aquatic, tundra, chapparal), weather (seasons and climate), remote sensing (sonar and radar), and the Earth system (spheres and cycles). A teacher's section contains online and hands-on activities, and topic overviews.

407

Science: Grade 5. 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.

408

Science: Grade 3. 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…

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

409

Science: Grade 7. 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…

Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

410

Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science Magazine online. Access abstracts and full text articles updated weekly. Browse through the current issue or archived articles. Obtain information on magazine subscriptions and student, educator, and scientist awards. A wealth of science information is at your fingertips in all disciplines, particularly medicine. Links to other AAAS resources including extensive career information and the latest in HIV/AIDS and aging research.

411

Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains the following papers on science instruction and technology: "A 3-D Journey in Space: A New Visual Cognitive Adventure" (Yoav Yair, Rachel Mintz, and Shai Litvak); "Using Collaborative Inquiry and Interactive Technologies in an Environmental Science Project for Middle School Teachers: A Description and Analysis" (Patricia…

Roach, Linda E., Ed.

412

The role of children's journals in elementary school science activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

: This article reports on a study that investigated the ways that children's use of science journals aided their acquisition of science understandings in one kindergarten and one fourth-grade classroom. The questions for investigation were: how does the child contextualize the science experience on the journal page? How do child-produced graphics on the journal page reflect the children's experiences with

Daniel P. Shepardson; Susan J. Britsch

2001-01-01

413

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 a number of others are considering it as a way of increasing 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

Jill S. Cannon; Alison Jacknowitz; Gary Painter

2005-01-01

414

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

415

[The psychosocial factors associated with preschoolers' wellbeing in a kindergarten].  

PubMed

The aim of our investigation was to find out how do pre-school aged children felt themselves in kindergarten and what factors their well-being depended on. The survey was carried out in 1999 and 2000. A sample of 631 children aged 6-7 years was interviewed in 12 randomly selected kindergartens of Kaunas. The children were divided into two groups. The children who said that they liked to be in kindergarten more than at home belonged to the first group (n = 361 or 57.3%). They answered that they liked their group mates, like to speak with their teacher, to learn, to sing, to play quiet games, they heard good words about themselves in kindergarten more often. The children who enjoyed to be at home more than in kindergarten belonged to the second group (n = 269 or 42.7%). They said that they did not like to obey the tasks of their teacher, to sleep after dinner more often in comparison with the first group. Factorial analysis of the data indicated that children with positive factor of well-being through they were better than their group friends, thought they could do things better than their group mates, they had less complaints of various pains. A statistically significant correlation between the common factors of well-being and self-esteem was estimated. PMID:12474661

Petrauskiene, Ausra; Zaborskis, Apolinaras

2002-01-01

416

Future directions in the treatment of anxiety disorders: an examination of theory, basic science, public policy, psychotherapy research, clinical training, and practice.  

PubMed

This article represents a transcribed roundtable discussion on anxiety disorders that took place at the 1998 Society for Psychotherapy Research in Snowbird, Utah. Eminent experts in the field of anxiety disorders took part in a discussion that focused on issues related to theory, basic science, public policy, therapy research, clinical training, and practice. Important topics addressed by the panel included the role of theory in research and clinical practice, the importance of psychopharmacological interventions, efficacy versus effectiveness research, the impact of public policy on research advancement, and the interface between basic science, research, and clinical practice. PMID:10599824

Newman, M G; Borkovec, T D; Hope, D A; Kozak, M J; McNally, R J; Taylor, C B

1999-11-01

417

Processes and outcomes of joint activity with e?books for promoting kindergarteners' emergent literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigated the effects of an educational electronic book (e?book) on low socioeconomic status (SES) kindergarteners' emergent literacy while focusing on the relationship between process and outcomes during joint learning. The sample (96 kindergarteners, aged five to six) was randomly assigned to experimental (e?book activation) and control groups (regular kindergarten program). The experimental group's second joint learning session was

Adina Shamir

2009-01-01

418

Longitudinal Twin Study of Early Literacy Development: Preschool and Kindergarten Phases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We conducted behavior?genetic analyses of kindergarten reading, spelling, phonological awareness, rapid naming, and spoken sentence processing in 172 pairs of monozygotic and 153 pairs of same-sex dizygotic twin kindergarten children sampled in the United States and Australia. We also modeled progress from preschool to kindergarten in…

Byrne, Brian; Wadsworth, Sally; Corley, Robin; Samuelsson, Stefan; Quain, Peter; DeFries, John C.; Willcutt, Erik; Olson, Richard K.

2005-01-01

419

Comparing Longitudinal Academic Achievement of Full-Day and Half-Day Kindergarten Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors compared the achievement of children who were enrolled in full-day kindergarten (FDK) to a matched sample of students who were enrolled in half-day kindergarten (HDK) on mathematics and reading achievement in Grades 2, 3, and 4, several years after they left kindergarten. Results showed that FDK students demonstrated significantly…

Wolgemuth, Jennifer R.; Cobb, R. Brian; Winokur, Marc A.; Leech, Nancy; Ellerby, Dick

2006-01-01

420

A conceptual framework for understanding children as agents in the transition from home to kindergarten  

Microsoft Academic Search

The transition from home to kindergarten, for most children, is the first and major ecological transition in their educational life. Kindergarten is the first educational setting in which children make sense about ‘school’ as a place to learn and about themselves as ‘pupils’. In this transition, children cross a cultural boundary from home to kindergarten and, in fact, they commute

Mei Seung Lam; Andrew Pollard

2006-01-01

421

Social-Information-Processing Skills of Kindergarten Children with Developmental Learning Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study examined the social-information-processing skills of kindergarten children with developmental learning disabilities (LD) utilizing Crick and Dodge's (1994) model of children's social adjustment as a theoretical framework. Participants consisted of 20 kindergarten children with developmental LD who attended three integrated kindergartens

Tur-Kaspa, Hana

2004-01-01

422

Effects of multimedia environments on kindergarten children’s mathematical achievements and style of learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of the study is two?fold: (a) to investigate the effects of learning mathematics with multimedia embedded in different styles of learning (cooperative learning versus individual learning) in kindergarten on students’ mathematical achievements; (b) to examine students’ preference for style of learning with computers in kindergarten. Participants were 116 students (girls and boys) who studied in kindergarten classes. One

Itzhak Weiss; Bracha Kramarski; Shirit Talis

2006-01-01

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

A Study of the Effect of All Day Kindergarten on Student Achievement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This causal/comparative study answered: Does the attainment of year-end kindergarten reading benchmark status vary between students enrolled in half-day kindergarten and those enrolled in full-day kindergarten after controlling for differences in initial instructional recommendations? The researcher analyzed the 2005-2006 achievement of 906…

Stiffler, Darwin J.

2010-01-01

425

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

426

ORCHESTRATION OF MATHEMATICAL ACTIVITIES IN THE KINDERGARTEN: THE ROLE OF QUESTIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of this study is to address the subtleties in the process of how kindergarten teachers orchestrate mathematical activities with a group of children. Drawing on a sociocultural perspective on learning and development, talk-in-interaction, emerging from naturally occurring data, has been analysed to get insight into how a kindergarten teacher orchestrate mathematical activities. The analyses show that the kindergarten

Martin Carlsen; Ingvald Erfjord; Per Sigurd Hundeland

427

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

428

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

429

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

430

Scientists are from Mars, educators are from Venus: Relationships in the ecosystem of science teacher preparation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Great problems exist in science teaching from kindergarten through the college level (NRC, 1996; NSF, 1996). The problem may be attributed to the failure of teachers to integrate their own understanding of science content with appropriate pedagogy (Shulman, 1986, 1987). All teachers were trained by college faculty and therefore some of the blame for these problems rests on those faculty. This dissertation presents three models for describing secondary science teacher preparation. Two Programs, Two Cultures adapts C. P. Snow's classic work (1959) to describe the work of a science teacher candidate as that of an individual who navigates between two discrete programs: one in college science and the second in teacher education. The second model, Scientists Are from Mars, Educators Are from Venus adapts the popular work of John Gray to describe the system of science teacher education as hobbled by the dysfunctional relationships among the major players and describes the teacher as progeny from this relationship. The third model, The Ecosystem of Science Teacher Preparation reveals some of the deeper complexities of science teacher education and posits that the traditional college science approach treats students as a monoculture when great diversity in fact exists. The three models are described in the context of a large Midwestern university's teacher education program as that program is construed for future biology teachers. Four undergraduate courses typically taken by future biology teachers were observed and described: an introductory biology course; an introductory teacher education course; an upper division course in biochemistry and a senior level science teaching methods course. Seven second semester seniors who were biological Science majors were interviewed. All seven students had taken all of the courses observed. An organization of scientists and educators working together to improve science teaching from kindergarten through graduate school is also described in a case study. The three models described in the dissertation build upon one another and the third model, that of the ecosystem is recognized as both the most accurate portrayal and most complex and therefore most difficult to apply. The system of science teacher preparation is in many ways a system under stress and that stress will result in system evolution. Through better understanding Complex Adaptive Systems and applying that understanding to the system of science teacher education, individuals may be able to influence the nature of system evolution.

Duggan-Haas, Don Andrew

2000-10-01

431

Dance Dynamics--Dance Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Five articles on dance dynamics and dance science focus on incorporating dance science into techniques class and performance training, the role of body therapies in dance training, psychological and nutritional concerns in dance, and training dancers and preventing injuries. (JD)|

Dunn, Jan, Ed.

1990-01-01

432

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

433

Yes I Can! Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

York University's YES I Can! website was developed "to encourage interest and understanding of Science in the formal education system, and to foster a culture of scientifically literate, life-long learners." Teachers and students can search for lesson plans, labs, activities, background information and much more through the website's easy to use DataEngine. The innumerable materials cover a variety of science subjects including geology, chemistry, meteorology, and space science for kindergarten through twelfth grade. Users can also view the featured resource and can learn about real-time events.

434

Training Teachers to Use an Inquiry-Based Task Analysis to Teach Science to Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Federal mandates as well as the National Science Education Standards call for science education for all students. IDEA (2004) and NCLB (2002) require access to and assessment of the general curriculum, including science. Although some research exists on teaching academics to students with significant disabilities, the research on teaching science

Courtade, Ginevra R.; Browder, Diane M.; Spooner, Fred; DiBiase, Warren

2010-01-01

435

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

436

Science Activities Manual K - 8  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Tennessee at Martin provides hands-on science materials in order to "bring students physically and mentally into touch with the science they are studying." This website offers many lesson plans for grades kindergarten through eighth in various science fields including physics, meteorology, geology, oceanography, and space science. Students can learn about the process of scientific research from observing to analyzing and explaining the data they collected. The website also covers topics in societal perspectives of and the unifying concepts of science. Each module is well organized into appropriate sections so that instructors can easily implement the activities into their classrooms.

437

Polymer Science Learning Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Polymer Science Learning Center (PSLC) is an interactive web site in polymer education that offers an innovative, inquiry-based, multi-faceted learning environment for pre-kindergarten through adult explorers. The site offers links to educational resources, activities, demonstrations and events. The "Macrogalleria" houses virtual learning shops that are filled with free polymer information for beginners and experienced researchers. A section for children is also available. Keywords: polyvinylchloride, polystyrene, ABS, teflon.

2010-07-02

438

A Comparison on Inclusive Practices for Children with Special Needs in Faith-Based Kindergartens in Hong Kong.  

PubMed

This qualitative study aimed to examine the inclusive practices implemented in three faith-based kindergartens in Hong Kong. A questionnaire was used to collect information about school backgrounds, students' special needs, teacher training, special education services, curriculum design, school policy, parental involvement, and challenges faced by these schools when implementing their inclusive practices. The primary focus of this study was the influence of faiths on the provision of inclusive services for children with special needs. The results indicated that faiths, along with other factors, have played a significant role in contributing to the inclusive education services provided to children in these schools. PMID:23325105

Lai, Yue Sum Sharon; Zhang, Kaili Chen

2013-01-17

439

Improper use of an insecticide at a kindergarten.  

PubMed

In a German kindergarten cockroaches were destroyed by a commercial firm. A preparation containing pyrethrum and its synergist piperonyl butoxide and the organic phosphorus pesticide chlorpyriphos was sprayed. While cleaning the rooms, the staff complained of health effects. Thereupon the kindergarten was closed until further notice, samples were taken by the health authorities for chemical analysis, and an environmental medical evaluation was initiated. The analytical results are presented. The toxicological significance of the employed insecticides, their environmental persistence, and the problems associated with pest control in such institutions are discussed and recommendations given. PMID:8920761

Fischer, A B; Eikmann, T

1996-11-01

440

Early Literacy Instruction and Learning in Kindergarten: Evidence From the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using a nationally representative sample of 13,609 kindergarten children in 2,690 classrooms and 788 schools from the base year of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999, along with three-level hierarchical linear models, this study investigates the impact of early literacy instruction on kindergarten children’s learning, as measured by direct cognitive test scores, indirect teacher ratings of children’s

Yange Xue; Samuel J. Meisels

2004-01-01

441

Kindergarten teachers’ perceived school culture and well?being: a comparison of non?profit?making and profit?making kindergartens  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has rarely examined teachers’ perceptions of school culture (perceived school culture) and well?being in Hong Kong’s non?profit?making (NPM) and profit?making (PM) kindergartens. Thus, the purpose of this study was twofold: first, it examined the relationships between Hong Kong kindergarten teachers’ perceived school culture and well?being. Second, it compared NPM and PM kindergartens in terms of teachers’ perceived school

Yau Ho P. Wong

2010-01-01

442

Physiological Effects of Training.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

With the evolution of exercise science a vast amount of information concerning the physiological effects of training has been generated. Understanding the basic training responses and adaptations of various modes of conditioning can give the clinician ins...

W. J. Kraemer W. L. Daniels

1985-01-01

443

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

444

News Teaching Support: New schools network launched Competition: Observatory throws open doors to a select few Festival: Granada to host 10th Ciencia en Acción Centenary: Science Museum celebrates 100 years Award: Queen's birthday honour for science communicator Teacher Training: Training goes where it's needed Conference: Physics gets creative in Christchurch Conference: Conference is packed with ideas Poster Campaign: Bus passengers learn about universe Forthcoming events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teaching Support: New schools network launched Competition: Observatory throws open doors to a select few Festival: Granada to host 10th Ciencia en Acción Centenary: Science Museum celebrates 100 years Award: Queen's birthday honour for science communicator Teacher Training: Training goes where it's needed Conference: Physics gets creative in Christchurch Conference: Conference is packed with ideas Poster Campaign: Bus passengers learn about universe Forthcoming events

2009-09-01

445

The Central Nervous System and Alcohol Use. Science of Alcohol Curriculum for American Indians. Training Unit [and] Participant Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Science of Alcohol Curriculum for American Indians uses the Medicine Circle and the "new science paradigm" to study the science of alcohol through a culturally relevant holistic approach. Intended for teachers and other educational personnel involved with American Indians, this curriculum aims to present a framework for alcohol education that…

Jacobs, Cecelia; And Others

446

The Digestive System and Alcohol Use. Science of Alcohol Curriculum for American Indians. Training Unit [and] Participant Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Science of Alcohol Curriculum for American Indians uses the Medicine Circle and the "new science paradigm" to study the science of alcohol through a culturally relevant holistic approach. Intended for teachers and other educational personnel involved with American Indians, this curriculum presents a framework for alcohol education that…

Jacobs, Cecelia; And Others

447

The Central Nervous System and Alcohol Use. Science of Alcohol Curriculum for American Indians. Training Unit [and] Participant Booklet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Science of Alcohol Curriculum for American Indians uses the Medicine Circle and the "new science paradigm" to study the science of alcohol through a culturally relevant holistic approach. Intended for teachers and other educational personnel involved with American Indians, this curriculum aims to present a framework for alcohol education that…

Jacobs, Cecelia; And Others

448

Ecuador--Land of Contrasts. Kindergarten-Third Grade.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This primary social studies unit, designed to teach an awareness of the Americas, is appropriate for teaching kindergarten through third grade students about Ecuador. The activities could easily be adapted to fit Mexico and many other countries in Central and South America. Eleven basic concepts are developed in this unit. The concepts are: (1)…

Samuelsen, Mary Lou

449

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…

West, Martha M.

450

Factors Related to Resilience in Preschool and Kindergarten Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study was designed to examine the relationship between resilience and within-child characteristics of children under the age of 6. Participants included preschool and kindergarten students (N = 29) and their parents and teachers from two urban communities in New Jersey. Data were obtained through the Joseph Picture Self-Concept Scale (…

Nesheiwat, Kathleen M.; Brandwein, David

2011-01-01

451

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

452

Is My Child Really Too Young for Kindergarten?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Delaying school entry for a year is most often viewed as an opportunity for children to mature and develop critical academic, social and emotional skills prior to entering kindergarten. Many teachers view delayed school entry as a kindness to younger, less mature students who need more preparation for the rigors of formal academics in 1st grade.…

Ede, Anita

2004-01-01

453

Children's Spirituality as Experienced and Expressed in a Kindergarten Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to provide a rich description of what spiritual experiences look like in children in a kindergarten classroom, in which typically, spirituality is not considered a part of the philosophy or curriculum of the school. This study sought to first describe what constitutes a spiritual experience, to then describe how…

Mata, Jennifer

2010-01-01

454

Class Management and Homogeneous Grouping in Kindergarten Literacy Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study is two-fold. Firstly the authors examine, given the amount of time allocated to literacy instruction, whether homogeneous grouping helps improve class manageability over the kindergarten year and whether individual students' externalizing problem behaviors will decrease in tandem. Secondly, they investigate whether the…

Hong, Guanglei; Pelletier, Janette; Hong, Yihua; Corter, Carl

2010-01-01

455

Environmental Studies Center Teacher Books. Kindergarten - Your Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This teacher's guide, one of nine teacher packages developed for use in the sequential, hands-on, field-oriented, K-8 environmental education program of the Martin County Schools in Florida, was developed for use with kindergarten children prior to and after a visit to an environmental studies center located near an estuarine area. This…

Martin County Schools, Jensen Beach, FL. Environmental Studies Center.

456

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

457

Observed Classroom Quality Profiles of Kindergarten Classrooms in Finland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Research Findings: The aim of the present study was to examine classroom quality profiles of kindergarten classrooms using a person-centered approach and to analyze these patterns in regard to teacher and classroom characteristics. Observations of the domains of Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support were conducted…

Salminen, Jenni; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Pakarinen, Eija; Siekkinen, Martti; Hannikainen, Maritta; Poikonen, Pirjo-Liisa; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena

2012-01-01

458

Innovations in ESL Curriculum Design: Kindergarten through Grade 12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A proposed approach to English as a second language (ESL) curriculum design for kindergarten through grade 12 is based on Bloom's taxonomy and McCarthy's four learning styles for right/left brain learning. Bloom's taxonomy established six levels for learning objectives: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.…

Huck, Sharon; Rosenblum, Eileen

459

Investigating Feelings towards Mathematics among Chinese Kindergarten Children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior to entering schooling settings, many children exhibit intuitive knowledge of mathematics and many have mastered basic addition combinations. However, often as a result of formal instruction, some children begin to dislike or fear mathematics. In this study, children at a kindergarten in China took a smiley-face survey to determine how their feelings and beliefs about mathematics were affected throughout

Huayu Sun

2009-01-01

460

Missouri Career Education Exemplary Classroom Activities for Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Exemplary Activities Handbook for kindergarten is one of nine booklets that organize career education activities around subject matter areas. (There is one booklet each for grades K-6, one for grades 7-9, and one for grades 10-12.) The booklet is organized around these subject matter areas: Fine Arts, Guidance, Health and Physical Education,…

Bernhardt, Edna Erickson

461

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

462

Social Studies Curriculum Guide: Kindergarten, 1985-86.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Fort Bend (Texas) social studies curriculum guide for kindergarten covers six six-week periods, and the 29 course outlines include the topics to be covered, the nine main goals and their supporting objectives, and a materials correlation key. The topics include family, the five senses, nursery rhymes, seasons, safety, holidays,…

Anderson, Lynne; And Others

463

Parents' Observations about Their Children's Transitions to Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Analyzed parents' observations and perceptions of the transition process of their children into kindergarten. Found that even though most parents (two-thirds) reported satisfactory transitions, 47% of responses contained negative features, reflecting difficulties during transition. Parents found ongoing communication, agreed-upon performance…

Pianta, Robert C.; Kraft-Sayre, Marcia

1999-01-01

464

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…

St. Clair, James P.

2002-01-01

465

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.

466

Factors Related to Resilience in Preschool and Kindergarten Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study was designed to examine the relationship between resilience and within-child characteristics of children under the age of 6. Participants included preschool and kindergarten students (N = 29) and their parents and teachers from two urban communities in New Jersey. Data were obtained through the Joseph Picture Self-Concept Scale (…

Nesheiwat, Kathleen M.; Brandwein, David

2011-01-01

467

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

468

Evaluation of the Kindergarten Quality Rating System in Beijing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research Findings: An effective quality rating system will lead to quality assurance and improvement of early childhood education programs. Many studies have been conducted to examine the validity of quality rating instruments in Western countries, but few have been done in China. The present study investigated the effectiveness of the Beijing Kindergarten Quality Rating System (BKQRS) by conducting onsite observations

Yue-Juan Pan; Yan Liu; Eva Yi Hung Lau

2010-01-01

469

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

470

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

471

Full-Day Kindergarten Produces More Learning Gains, Study Says  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A new national study provides some of the strongest evidence to date to support what many educators and parents of young children already believe, children learn more in full-day kindergarten programs than they do in half-day programs. The findings are based on federal data from a nationally representative sample of 8,000 children in public…

Viadero, Debra

2005-01-01

472

Linking Learning: Building Quality Kindergarten in New Jersey. Policy Brief  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) recently examined the status of kindergarten throughout the state and found that for these programs to become that strong linchpin for young students, programs and standards must be strengthened and better coordination must take place between preschool and grades 1st through 3rd. Over the last year, ACNJ…

Donovan, Laura Fasbach

2010-01-01

473

Observing Children's Stress Behaviors in a Kindergarten Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used qualitative methods to determine whether kindergarten children exhibited stress behaviors during the academic work period of the day. Sixteen children (8 male, 8 female) ages 5-6 years were observed. The data consisted of classroom observations by the researcher, open-ended interviews with teachers, artifacts collected from the…

Jackson, Lori A.

2009-01-01

474

"March of the Penguins": Building Knowledge in a Kindergarten Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this study, the author followed a kindergarten class that watched the film and used the book "March of the Penguins" in order to find out how much information the students learned from the film and how the teacher integrated the texts into her unit on penguins in order to maximize their impact. The students were given an oral assessment prior…

Fingeret, Lauren

2008-01-01

475

Changes in Goodenough IQ at the public school kindergarten level  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Goodenough Draw A Man Test was given along with the 1937 Revision of the Stanford-Binet to 83 children just before their admission to kindergarten and again within a period 1 to 3 months later. The correlation between Binet and Goodenough MA's at these times were .41 and .45. The mean increase in Goodenough MA was 6.6, and the mean

G. McHugh

1945-01-01

476

Neurocognitive Correlates of Socioeconomic Status in Kindergarten Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Socioeconomic status (SES) is strongly associated with cognitive ability and achievement during childhood and beyond. Little is known about the developmental relationships between SES and specific brain systems or their associated cognitive functions. In this study we assessed neurocognitive functioning of kindergarteners from different…

Noble, Kimberly G.; Norman, M. Frank; Farah, Martha J.

2005-01-01

477

Constructing Literacy in the Kindergarten: Task Structure, Collaboration, and Motivation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studied kindergarten children's emergent motivation to read and write, its relation to developing concepts of reading and writing, and it relation to their teachers instructional goals and classroom norms. Findings extend understanding of how young children's literacy motivation influences, and is influenced by, their classroom literacy culture.…

Nolen, Susan Bobbitt

2001-01-01

478

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

479

Kindergarten Education: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1996-1998.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document is comprised of six issues (1996 through 1998) of a biannually-published journal featuring research studies, theoretical essays, and classroom practice articles about the development and education of kindergarten children. The spring 1996 issue contains the following: (1) "Portfolios and Young Children: A Natural Match" (Adrienne…

Robinson, Violet B., Ed.

1998-01-01

480

Curriculum Reform in Mexico: Kindergarten Teachers' Challenges and Dilemmas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A qualitative approach was used to explore the challenges and dilemmas faced by kindergarten teachers in Mexico as a result of recent K-9 curriculum reform. Influenced by the United States, the new curriculum emphasizes the development of academic skills and stresses the values of individualism and assertiveness. In addition, there is increasing…

Cisneros-Cohernour, Edith J.; Moreno, Robert P.; Cisneros, Astrid A.

481

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

482

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

483

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

484

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

485

Promoting Kindergarten Children's Creativity in the Classroom Environment in Jordan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study aimed at investigating teachers' classroom practices, which either stimulate or inhibit the development of the creative environment of classrooms in Jordan, and determining the differences between practices according to educational level, experience level and type of teaching. The sample of the study consisted of 215 kindergarten

Dababneh, Kholoud; Ihmeideh, Fathi M.; Al-Omari, Aieman A.

2010-01-01

486

Kindergarten entry: A preventive approach to community mental health  

Microsoft Academic Search

Small group discussions with parents at kindergarten entry time are presented as a model of preventive mental health for a transient and apathetic middle-class suburbia. The aim was education for a population, not screening. The group discussion process was crisis focused, not pathology centered. Clinical techniques are presented for providing anticipatory guidance and resolution of separation reactions. The program also

Karen A. Signell

1972-01-01

487

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

488

Integrating Pre-Reading Skills into the Kindergarten Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One approach to preparing kindergarten children for beginning reading combines a meaningful print environment with active student involvement in the learning process. The environment of the classroom from the beginning exposes children to meaningful printed words and symbols. Children use name tags not only for identification but also as a way for…

Sullivan, Emilie Paul

489

Segmentation and Representation of Consonant Blends in Kindergarten Children's Spellings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the growth of children's segmentation and representation of consonant blends in the kindergarten year and to evaluate the extent to which linguistic features influence segmentation and representation of consonant blends. Specifically, the roles of word position (initial blends, final blends),…

Werfel, Krystal L.; Schuele, C. Melanie

2012-01-01

490

Does delaying kindergarten entrance give children a head start?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 of the entrance age effect. This paper uses

Ashlesha Datar

2006-01-01

491

Young Children Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Kindergarten. Second Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This kindergarten curriculum guide describes children's learning and development in a play-based environment and the creation of such an environment. The first part of the guide discusses child development. Physical development is considered in terms of sensory awareness, motor skills, creative movement, skilled actions with objects, and the…

New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).

492

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

493

Developing the Indicators of Professional Competency for Kindergarten Teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The success of school education is directly related to the quality of the teacher. In addition to evaluating the teacher's temperament, spirit and character, the judgment of the teacher's ease or awkwardness also indicates the teacher's professional knowledge, skills, and attitude. Hence, qualified kindergarten teachers should be equipped with excellent pedagogical and crisis control competencies besides being well acquainted with

CHING-CHANG LIN; CHI-TUNG CHEN

2006-01-01

494

A Kindergarten Cardiovascular Risk Surveillance Study: CARDIAC-Kinder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To evaluate an intervention aimed at increasing family physical activity and parent education about diet and activity for kindergarten students and issues related to their children's BMI. Methods: A randomized, controlled trial design was used to assess intervention impact in parental report of child diet and physical activity, and…

Cottrell, Lesley; Spangler-Murphy, Emily; Minor, Valerie; Downes, Amia; Nicholson, Paula; Neal, William A.

2005-01-01

495

Home to School/Kindergarten to Grade 1: Incommensurable Practises?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers followed 2 language minority children through their first 2 years of school, examining the influence of their parents and of school practices. Two cohorts of minority language students were followed from the beginning of kindergarten to the end of first grade. Students were observed once a week in their classrooms. Researchers kept…

Toohey, Kelleen; Day, Elaine

496

Commentary: Systemic Impact of Universal Pre-Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Nearly 20 years ago, before e-mails, listservs, and blogs, the author had participated in an intense discussion with a group of early childhood education and care (ECEC) program directors about the pros and cons of publicly funded pre-kindergarten (pre-K). They debated about how universal pre-K (UPK) might impact the cost of infant and toddler…

Apple, Peggy L.

2007-01-01

497

The Statue of Liberty: Books for Kindergarten through Grade 8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This short annotated bibliography of books for students in kindergarten through grade 8 contains information on the history of the Statue of Liberty and its renovation that will enable students to learn more about this important American symbol. In addition to the eight books listed, information is provided on a photograph collection, a teacher's…

San Diego County Office of Education, CA.

498

Racial Attitudes Among White Kindergarten Children From Three Different Environments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research was initiated to determine whether the extent of a white child's first-hand contacts with black peers would influence his attitudes toward blacks. The subjects, 49 white, middle to upper class kindergarten children, all from two-parent homes with mothers who did not work outside the home, were divided into three groups: (A) children…

Orost, Jean H.

499

Ready for Success: Creating Collaborative and Thoughtful Transitions into Kindergarten  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this brief, Christine Patton and Justina Wang, from Harvard Family Research Project, look at ways of helping to make the transition into kindergarten a positive experience that will serve as a foundation to help children reach their full potential throughout their school years. The brief highlights promising practices in six states--New…

Patton, Christine; Wang, Justina

2012-01-01

500

Young Children Learning: A Teacher's Guide to Kindergarten.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The first part of this guide describes how kindergarten children learn and develop and how teachers can enhance children's intellectual, physical, and social development in the context of their activity in a prepared, play-based environment. Topics addressed include physical development, sensory awareness, motor skills, creative movement, skilled…

New Brunswick Dept. of Education, Fredericton (Canada).