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A Study Of Preschool Children Telling “Book Stories”, Maureen Maas-Feary May 1991

A Study Of Preschool Children Telling “Book Stories”, Maureen Maas-Feary

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent of information preschool children who had been exposed to books and stories had internalized about books and stories. Developmental differences regarding knowledge of story elements and book-reading conventions observed between 3- and 5-year-olds were also probed. A wordless picture book was used to prompt the children to produce oral versions of the story depicted.

The subjects were eight 3-year-olds and eight 5-year-olds enrolled in nursery schools in western New

York.

The researcher tape-recorded the children telling or "reading" their stories and also recorded book-reading behaviors exhibited. The stories were then ...


Importance Of Play In An Early Childhood Curriculum, Dorothy Burhop Jan 1991

Importance Of Play In An Early Childhood Curriculum, Dorothy Burhop

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects

What is play? Play is like love. Everyone knows what it is but no one can define it (Chance, 1979, p.l) State agencies are showing a growing interest in including play in the early childhood curriculum. Why? Are there more benefits to play than manipulating toys or objects? Are people in authority saying that play has educational value as well as being fun? Is play really child's work? Do we need to educate people on the value of play? Should play be part of all early childhood curricula? The purpose of this research paper was to examine the ...


A Contribution To Cross-Cultural Child Development Research. Review Of Gustav Jahoda And I.M. Lewis (Eds.), Acquiring Culture: Cross Cultural Studies In Child Development, Daniel A. Wagner, Laurel Diana Puchner Jan 1991

A Contribution To Cross-Cultural Child Development Research. Review Of Gustav Jahoda And I.M. Lewis (Eds.), Acquiring Culture: Cross Cultural Studies In Child Development, Daniel A. Wagner, Laurel Diana Puchner

Journal Articles (Literacy.org)

The field now termed cultural psychology has begun to take on more importance in theories of child development and psychology as we have come to better understand the Eurocentric bias of Western science. However, cross-cultural studies that combine both psychological and anthropological methods are still rare. This book attempts to show the value of such a combined approach to research in child development.


Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell, Onva K. Boshears Jr., University Of Southern Mississippi Jan 1991

Children's Book Festival, Karen Rowell, Onva K. Boshears Jr., University Of Southern Mississippi

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival Programs

The program for the twenty-fourth annual Children's Book Festival held on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1991.


A Comparative Study Of Students Served In A Transitional First-Grade With Students Retained In Grade And Regularly Promoted Students, Philip Iovino Jan 1991

A Comparative Study Of Students Served In A Transitional First-Grade With Students Retained In Grade And Regularly Promoted Students, Philip Iovino

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to compare three groups of students: (1) those who were served in a transitional first grade program by a teacher having an interactionist philosophy, (2) those who were previously retained in grade, and (3) a random sample of regularly promoted students. This study used the philosophical orientation of the teacher as the indicator for the type of transitional program (independent variable). The age of the student (birthdate) was also used as an independent variable. The dependent variables used to make these comparisons were ability scores, achievement scores, self-esteem scores, and attendance.;Findings indicate that ...


Portfolios As Developmentally Appropriate Assessment In Early Childhood Education, Deborah Thompson Jan 1991

Portfolios As Developmentally Appropriate Assessment In Early Childhood Education, Deborah Thompson

Dissertations and Theses

Traditional use of formal assessment techniques in early childhood education is not congruent with the knowledge and philosophies that have begun to guide curriculum and practice. The discontent with current assessment approaches has created a need to develop alternate assessment methods. The practice of portfolio assessment is posed as a developmentally appropriate alternative in this thesis. Current literature on portfolio assessment related to kindergarten/first grade setting supports portfolio assessment in both theory and practice in early childhood education.