Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE): 63 Volumes

Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE): 63 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
ISSN: 2329-5929|EISSN: 2329-5937
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Early childhood and K-12 education is always evolving as new methods and tools are developed through which to shape the minds of today’s youth. Globally, educational approaches vary allowing for new discussions on the best methods to not only educate, but also measure and analyze the learning process as well as an individual’s intellectual development. New research in these fields is necessary to improve the current state of education and ensure that future generations are presented with quality learning opportunities.

The Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) series aims to present the latest research on trends, pedagogies, tools, and methodologies regarding all facets of early childhood and K-12 education.

Topics Covered

  • Bullying in the Classroom
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Curriculum Development
  • Diverse Learners
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Head Start and Pre-K Programs
  • Individualized Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Literacy Development
  • Pedagogy
  • Performance Assessment
  • Poverty and Education
  • Reading and Writing
  • Special Education
  • Standardized Testing
  • STEM Education
  • Urban K-12 Education

Titles in Series

International Perspectives on Modern Developments in Early Childhood Education
Cristina A. Huertas-Abril (University of Córdoba, Spain), María Elena Gómez-Parra (University of Córdoba, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Through different approaches like toys and play, children explore and know the rules and symbols of their communities and recreate roles and situations that reflect...
Tools for Teaching Computational Thinking in P-12 Education
Michail Kalogiannakis (University of Crete, Greece), Stamatios Papadakis (University of Crete, Greece)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
While the growth of computational thinking has brought new awareness to the importance of computing education, it has also created new challenges. Many educational i...
Designing Culturally Competent Programming for PK-20 Classrooms
Katherine Sprott (Lamar University, USA), Johnny R. O'Connor Jr. (Lamar University, USA), Clementine Msengi (Lamar University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
In order to promote effective learning, individuals must feel fully appreciated within their own unique identities (i.e., ethnicities, language differences, socioeco...
Applying Flow Theory to Strings Education in P-12 and Community Schools: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Taichi Akutsu (Okayama Prefectural University, Japan & Seisa University, Japan)
Copyright © 2020. 150 pages.
Strings teaching and learning has tended to emphasize performance rather than the quality of experience for the children. School instruction has become rigid and foc...
Cases on Emotionally Responsive Teaching and Mentoring
Ann M. Ellsworth (Montana State University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Educators who work with pre-service teachers understand the significant role they play in mentoring the next generation of teachers. Those who have "walked the talk"...
Empowering Multiculturalism and Peacebuilding in Schools
Soner Polat (Kocaeli University, Turkey), Gizem Günçavdı (Bursa Uludağ University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
With modern globalization and technological improvements, people from different cultural backgrounds have more opportunity to interact. These differences can be seen...
Learning Challenges for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students With Disabilities
Soraya Fallah (California State University – Northridge, USA), Bronte Reynolds (California Lutheran University, USA), Wendy Murawski (California State University Northridge, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 500 pages.
When children with learning challenges are identified, the educational community in the United States diligently applies a well-established model of remediation that...
Inclusive Theory and Practice in Special Education
Henriette van Rensburg (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Shirley O'Neill (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
Inclusive education retains significant complexity associated with creating a definition, and there is significant importance within the surrounding narratives refle...
Cases on Teaching Sexuality Education to Individuals With Autism
Peggy Schaefer Whitby (University of Arkansas, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 300 pages.
There are several reasons for providing sexuality education to individuals with autism including supporting healthy development and preventing undesirable outcomes....
Sociological Perspectives on Educating Children in Contemporary Society
Belgin Arslan-Cansever (Ege University, Turkey), Pelin Önder-Erol (Ege University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 343 pages.
Children of the post-industrial society must achieve financial status by their own efforts sustained from early periods life and are supposed to be equipped with var...
Handbook of Research on Software for Gifted and Talented School Activities in K-12 Classrooms
Shigeru Ikuta (Otsuma Women's University, Japan)
Copyright © 2020. 448 pages.
As technology continues to play a pivotal role in society, education is a field that has become heavily influenced by these advancements. New learning methods are ra...
Incorporating LGBTQ+ Identities in K-12 Curriculum and Policy
April Sanders (Spring Hill College, USA), Laura Isbell (Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA), Kathryn Dixon (Texas A&M University, Commerce, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 381 pages.
Educators in the K-12 school environment work diligently to help at-risk students find success in the classroom. One particular group of at-risk students is the LGBT...
Special Education Design and Development Tools for School Rehabilitation Professionals
Ajay Singh (Texas A&M International University, USA), Mark Viner (Eastern New Mexico University, USA), Chia Jung Yeh (East Carolina University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 320 pages.
Educators who work with students with disabilities have the unique challenge of providing comprehensive and quality educational experiences for students who have a w...
Handbook of Research on Formative Assessment in Pre-K Through Elementary Classrooms
Christie Martin (University of South Carolina, USA), Drew Polly (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA), Richard Lambert (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 438 pages.
Educators require constructive information that details their students’ comprehension and can help them to advance the learners' education. Accurate evaluation o...
Overcoming Current Challenges in the P-12 Teaching Profession
Penelope D. Keough (National University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 393 pages.
Teachers are constantly faced with a plethora of challenges, but none has been more prevalent in the 21st century than educating a diverse collection of students. In...
Participatory Literacy Practices for P-12 Classrooms in the Digital Age
Jessica S. Mitchell (University of North Alabama, USA), Erin N. Vaughn (University of North Alabama, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 286 pages.
The ability to effectively communicate in a globalized world shapes the economic, social, and democratic implications for the future of P-12 students. Digitally medi...
Challenges and Opportunities in Global Approaches to Education
Theresa D. Neimann (Oregon State University, USA), Uta M. Stelson (Wayne State University Law School, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 327 pages.
In order to develop student competencies in K-12 and Higher Education environments, evidence-based tools and concepts are essential in ensuring the development of st...
Narrative Thinking and Storytelling for Problem Solving in Science Education
John Thomas Riley (The Big Moon Dig, USA), Luisa dall'Acqua (Scientific Lyceum TCO, Italy)
Copyright © 2019. 271 pages.
The 21st century has seen no shortage of historic problems, which has begged the question, How is society preparing today’s young people to take on these challenges?...
Critical Essays on the New Moral Imperative for Supporting Marginalized Students in PK-20 Education
Rebecca J. Blankenship (Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 268 pages.
Marginalization of groups transpires when a dominant group precludes a group of individuals from participating in activities or gaining access to services. As the gl...
Cyberbullying and the Critical Importance of Educational Resources for Prevention and Intervention
Gilberto Marzano (Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Latvia), Joanna Lizut (Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University in Warsaw, Poland)
Copyright © 2019. 323 pages.
The prevention of cyberbullying is an ongoing challenge due to the multifaceted nature of cyberbullying and the difficulties in realizing effective interventions tha...
K-12 STEM Education in Urban Learning Environments
Jillian L. Wendt (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Danielle L. Apugo (University of the District of Columbia, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 309 pages.
This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it provides the timeliest, trending research around overcoming challenges within the urban educational system....
Cases on Kyosei Practice in Music Education
Richard Keith Gordon (Seisa University, Japan & California State University, USA), Taichi Akutsu (Seisa University Japan, & Shujitsu University, Japan)
Copyright © 2019. 296 pages.
Music and arts education have a long-standing orientation of seeking a practice where everyone interacts and communicates in, and through artistic activities. Howeve...
Cultivating a Culture of Nonviolence in Early Childhood Development Centers and Schools
Simon George Taukeni (University of Namibia, Namibia)
Copyright © 2019. 322 pages.
With the recent uptick of violence in schools, it is essential to strategize new concepts for promoting nonviolent tendencies in children and creating safe environme...
Advanced Strategies and Models for Integrating RTI in Secondary Schools
Pam L. Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 356 pages.
To better identify and assist struggling students and avoid unnecessary placement into special education services, the service delivery model response to interventio...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Practices and Methods for K-12 Online and Blended Learning
Tina Lane Heafner (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Richard Hartshorne (University of Central Florida, USA), Richard Thripp (University of Central Florida, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 608 pages.
National efforts have been made to encourage technology integration in teacher preparation with expectations for frequent and successful applications with K-12 learn...
Cases on Service Delivery in Special Education Programs
Pam L. Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 431 pages.
Educators are continually pressured to create interesting and educational lessons for students of varying learning abilities. While technology steadily improves clas...
Cultivating Inclusive Practices in Contemporary K-12 Education
Johnny R. O'Connor Jr. (Lamar University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 308 pages.
Due to state and federal policies, there has been an increased emphasis on educating students with disabilities along with their nondisabled peers. This can signific...
Handbook of Research on School Violence in American K-12 Education
Gordon A. Crews (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 610 pages.
In recent years, the United States has seen a vast increase in bloodshed stemming from violence within the education system. Understanding the underlying factors beh...
Handbook of Research on Science Literacy Integration in Classroom Environments
Chih-Che Tai (East Tennessee State University, USA), Renee M. R. Moran (East Tennessee State University, USA), Laura Robertson (East Tennessee State University, USA), Karin Keith (East Tennessee State University, USA), Huili Hong (Towson University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 383 pages.
Secondary schools are continually faced with the task of preparing students for a world that is more connected, advanced, and globalized than ever before. In order t...
Engaging STEM Students From Rural Areas: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Reenay R.H. Rogers (University of West Alabama, USA), Yan Sun (Mississippi State University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 205 pages.
Improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and strengthening the STEM workforce have long been acknowledged as national priorities....
Early Childhood Education From an Intercultural and Bilingual Perspective
Cristina A. Huertas-Abril (University of Córdoba, Spain), María Elena Gómez-Parra (University of Córdoba, Spain)
Copyright © 2018. 302 pages.
Around the world, school districts and institutions are exploring ways to provide quality education to their students. With this, there is a deeper need for multicul...
Handbook of Research on Positive Scholarship for Global K-20 Education
Victor X. Wang (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 388 pages.
In the twenty-first century, learning and the definition of education is changing. New digital, online, and social tools have the ability to transform the classroom...
Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners
Nilufer Guler (Avila University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 335 pages.
Teaching English language learners has long presented challenges for teachers tasked with bringing these students to a level of language comprehension comparable to...
Curriculum Integration in Contemporary Teaching Practice: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Susannah Brown (Florida Atlantic University, USA), Rina Bousalis (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 193 pages.
Teaching and learning practices that are interconnected and value all subject areas benefit K-12 students by supporting creativity, critical thinking, communication,...
Data Leadership for K-12 Schools in a Time of Accountability
Evan G. Mense (Southeastern Louisiana University, USA), Mindy Crain-Dorough (Southeastern Lousiana University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 332 pages.
The monitoring of data within educational institutions is essential to ensure the success of its students and faculty. By continually analyzing data, educational lea...
Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Strategies: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Cheryl A. Slattery (Shippensburg University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 145 pages.
As reading is vital to success in life and opens the door to nearly all other learning opportunities, it is essential that educators understand why students with lea...
Instructional Strategies in General Education and Putting the Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA) Into Practice
Pam L. Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 344 pages.
Diverse learners with particular needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them develop socially and intellectually. As educational technologies and theo...
Teaching Computational Thinking in Primary Education
Huseyin Ozcinar (Pamukkale University, Turkey), Gary Wong (University of Hong Kong, China), H. Tugba Ozturk (Ankara University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 337 pages.
Computational technologies have been impacting human life for years. Teaching methods must adapt accordingly to provide the next generation with the necessary knowle...
Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners
Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA), Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 491 pages.
In the schools of today, English learners are the fastest-growing segment of the student population. As such, it is increasingly imperative to educate these students...
Digital Initiatives for Literacy Development in Elementary Classrooms: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Sally Ann Brown (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 181 pages.
Children of today are growing up in technology-rich environments and spend countless hours engaged with digital tools. It is essential that educators take advantage...
Managing Self-Directed Learning in Primary School Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Penny Van Deur (Flinders University, Australia)
Copyright © 2018. 147 pages.
Students taking control of their own learning is an upcoming trend in education. With the novelty of this method, there is still room for further improvements to be...
Advanced Concept Maps in STEM Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael Tang (University of Colorado Denver, USA), Arunprakash T. Karunanithi (University of Colorado Denver, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 173 pages.
Concept mapping has often been acknowledged as an efficient instrument for aiding students in learning new information. Examining the impact this tool provides in ST...
Challenges Associated with Cross-Cultural and At-Risk Student Engagement
Richard K. Gordon (California State University, USA), Taichi Akutsu (Seisa University, Japan & Shujitsu University, Japan), J. Cynthia McDermott (Antioch University, USA), Jose W. Lalas (University of Redlands, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 297 pages.
Creating a meaningful and interactive learning environment is a complex task for any educator. However, once this is accomplished, students have the chance to receiv...
Supporting the Education of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Yefim Kats (Chestnut Hill College, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 336 pages.
This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it contains contributions by leading educators, psychologists, and technology specialists from the U.S., Asia,...
Optimizing K-12 Education through Online and Blended Learning
Nathaniel Ostashewski (Athabasca University, Canada), Jennifer Howell (Curtin University, Australia), Martha Cleveland-Innes (Athabasca University, Canada)
Copyright © 2017. 293 pages.
The integration of information and communication technologies in education is unavoidable, as an increasing percentage of educators embrace modern technology, others...
Revolutionizing K-12 Blended Learning through the i²Flex Classroom Model
Maria D. Avgerinou (American Community Schools (ACS) Athens, Greece), Stefanos P. Gialamas (American Community Schools (ACS) Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2016. 477 pages.
Blended learning has gained significant attention recently by educational leaders, practitioners, and researchers. i²Flex, a variation of blended learning, is based...
Critical Examinations of School Violence and Disturbance in K-12 Education
Gordon A. Crews (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 322 pages.
In recent years, a rise in incidents of juvenile delinquency and violence in American schools has led to increasing concern among school administrators, students, pa...
Improving K-12 STEM Education Outcomes through Technological Integration
Michael J. Urban (Bemidji State University, USA), David A. Falvo (Walden University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 498 pages.
The application of technology in classroom settings has equipped educators with innovative tools and techniques for effective teaching practice. Integrating digital...
Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases
Maria Gordon (Voyageur Memorial Elementary School, Canada)
Copyright © 2016. 402 pages.
While governing bodies have mandated that all students have the right to an education, with disabled students treated to the same rights and opportunities as non-dis...
Medical and Educational Perspectives on Nonverbal Learning Disability in Children and Young Adults
Barbara Rissman (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright © 2016. 404 pages.
A Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) is a serious and complex developmental disability that persists into adulthood. Children and young adults affected face many di...
Examining Response to Intervention (RTI) Models in Secondary Education
Pam Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 313 pages.
Response to Intervention (RTI) is an intervention model designed to assist all students regardless of their academic ability. It seeks to assist students who are str...
Revolutionizing Arts Education in K-12 Classrooms through Technological Integration
Narelle Lemon (La Trobe University, Australia)
Copyright © 2015. 364 pages.
Educational technologies are becoming more commonplace across the K-12 curriculum. In particular, the use of innovative digital technology is expanding the potential...
Models for Effective Service Delivery in Special Education Programs
Pam L. Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA), Rorie Ross (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 299 pages.
Educators today are challenged with the task of designing curricula and standards for students of varying abilities. While technology and innovation steadily improve...
Cases on Instructional Technology in Gifted and Talented Education
Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University, USA), Kimberely Fletcher Nettleton (Morehead State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 509 pages.
As new classroom resources are developed, educators strive to incorporate digital media advancements into their curriculum to provide an enriched learning experience...
Exploring the Effectiveness of Online Education in K-12 Environments
Tina L. Heafner (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Richard Hartshorne (University of Central Florida, USA), Teresa Petty (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 481 pages.
The integration of technology in classrooms is rapidly emerging as a way to provide more educational opportunities for students. As virtual learning environments bec...
Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning
Salika A. Lawrence (William Paterson University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 317 pages.
With an ever growing diverse population and access to new technologies, it is no revelation that education is undergoing a significant transformation in the twenty-f...
Transforming K-12 Classrooms with Digital Technology
Zongkai Yang (Central China Normal University, P. R. China), Harrison Hao Yang (State University of New York at Oswego, USA & Central China Normal University, P. R. China), Di Wu (Central China Normal University, P. R. China), Sanya Liu (Central China Normal University, P. R. China)
Copyright © 2014. 409 pages.
Digital and social technologies are changing the education field. Interactive whiteboards and blackboards, e-books, and computer-mediated communication are accelerat...
Cases on 3D Technology Application and Integration in Education
Kimberely Fletcher Nettleton (Morehead State University, USA), Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 359 pages.
Cases on 3D Technology Application and Integration in Education highlights the use of 3D technologies in the educational environment and the future prospects of adap...
Robots in K-12 Education: A New Technology for Learning
Bradley S. Barker (University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA), Gwen Nugent (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA), Neal Grandgenett (University of Nebraska-Omaha, USA), Viacheslav I. Adamchuk (McGill University, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 402 pages.
Educational robotics provides students with a learning environment that has the potential to successfully integrate concepts within science, technology, engineering,...
Telementoring in the K-12 Classroom: Online Communication Technologies for Learning
Deborah A. Scigliano (Duquesne University, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 318 pages.
Telementoring, the practice of online mentoring, is a powerful tool to engage students in meaningful learning. Research has demonstrated the benefits for students an...
Infusing Technology into the Classroom: Continuous Practice Improvement
Catherine Schifter (Temple University, USA)
Copyright © 2008. 308 pages.
Technology has impacted how many teachers develop methods of instruction in their classroom settings. The Continuous Practice Improvement (CPI) professional developm...
Videoconferencing Technology in K-12 Instruction: Best Practices and Trends
Dianna L. Newman (University at Albany/SUNY, USA), John Falco (University at Albany/SUNY, USA), Stan Silverman (University at Albany/SUNY, USA), Patricia Barbanell (University at Albany/SUNY, USA)
Copyright © 2008. 330 pages.
The use of videoconferencing is a growing factor in education and instructional technology. The majority of schools and higher education institutions now access or o...
Technology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers
Irene Chen (University of Houston – Downtown, USA), Jane Thielemann (University of Houston Downtown, USA)
Copyright © 2008. 326 pages.
As the pressure on teachers to become technology specialists accumulates, it is critical that teacher educators, current teachers, and preservice teaching profession...

Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.

Editorial Advisory Board

Editor-in-Chief
Jared Keengwe, University of North Dakota, United States

Editorial Advisory Board
Afra Hersi, Loyola University Maryland, United States
Amy Eguchi, Bloomfield College, United States
Angiline Powell, University of Memphis, United States
Anita Bright, Portland State University, United States
Arnold Nyarambi, East Tennessee State University, United States
Dong Choi, Park University - Downtown KC Campus, United States
Grace Ochwari, University of North Dakota, United States
Janice Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Jerono Rotich, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, United States
Joy Cowdery, Muskingum University, United States
Judi Estes, Park University - Downtown KC Campus, United States
Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Illinois State University, United States
Marian Maxfield, Kent State University, United States
Susan Fondre, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, United States
Veronika Bohac Clarke, University of Calgary, Canada