Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE): 115 Volumes

Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE): 115 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

Cases on Informal Learning for Science and Mathematics Education
Li Sun (Augustana University, USA), Cheng-Yao Lin (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA)
Copyright © 2025. 400 pages.
Many educators face the challenge of engaging students in science and mathematics, often struggling to bridge the gap between theoretical concepts taught in classroo...
Cases on Collaborative Experiential Ecological Literacy for Education
Lizoon Nahar (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA), Nada Tayem (Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
In the aftermath of global environmental challenges, the urgent need for comprehensive environmental education has never been more evident. As our planet grapples wi...
Global Perspectives on Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Education
Leonardo Veliz (Excelsia College, Australia)
Copyright © 2024. 300 pages.
Multilingual and multicultural practices in the early years take place in both home and family environments and also through formal and informal practices in early c...
New Approaches in Mobile Learning for Early Childhood Education
Stamatios Papadakis (University of Crete, Greece), Michail Kalogiannakis (University of Thessaly, Greece)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
As personal computing devices transition from traditional computers to contemporary mobile platforms, a global revolution in technology-based learning is underway. I...
Parental Influence on Educational Success and Wellbeing
Ana Maria Gamez (California Baptist University, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 472 pages.
Within parenting, a complex dynamic emerges as empirical research intersects with practical applications. Parental Influence on Educational Success and Wellbeing nav...
Advancing Equity and Inclusion in Early Childhood Education
Amber Friesen (San Francisco State University, USA), Maryssa K. Mitsch (San Francisco State University, USA), Karina Du (San Francisco State University, USA & University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 340 pages.
Amidst the positive impact of high-quality early childhood education on a child's education, health, and family outcomes, a pressing issue persists – major syste...
Cultivating Literate Citizenry Through Interdisciplinary Instruction
Chyllis E. Scott (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA), Diane M. Miller (University of Houston-Downtown, USA), Matthew Albert (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 318 pages.
The role of literacy instruction extends far beyond traditional English language arts classrooms. Cultivating Literate Citizenry Through Interdisciplinary Instructio...
Using STEM-Focused Teacher Preparation Programs to Reimagine Elementary Education
Emily Cayton (Campbell University, USA), Miriam Sanders (Texas A&M University, USA), John A. Williams (Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 362 pages.
There has been an increasing issue in STEM education as many students lack interest and knowledge in STEM disciplines and fields. Given the high demand for STEM work...
Modern Early Childhood Teacher Education: Theories and Practice
Mihaela Badea (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania), Mihaela Suditu (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania)
Copyright © 2024. 331 pages.
Early childhood education is the decisive period of a student’s life experience where the foundations for lifelong learning are laid. A dynamic interplay of individu...
Emergent Practices of Learning Analytics in K-12 Classrooms
Nurdan Kavaklı Ulutaş (Izmir Demokrasi University, Turkey), Devrim Höl (Pamukkale University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2024. 268 pages.
In the world of education, technology has revolutionized teaching and learning practices globally. However, the widespread adoption of technology, especially in resp...
PK-12 Professionals’ Narratives of Working as Advocates Impacting Today’s Schools
Patrick S. De Walt (California State University, Fresno, USA), Dara N. Nix-Stevenson (Sincecombahee Educational Consulting, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 220 pages.
The PK-12 education system in the United States suffers from anti-democratic and authoritarian ideologies, policies, and power structures, leading to limited educati...
Perspectives on Empowering Intergenerational Relations in Educational Organizations
Soner Polat (Kocaeli University, Turkey), Çağlar Çelik (Ministry of National Education, Turkey)
Copyright © 2023. 388 pages.
Perspectives on Empowering Intergenerational Relations in Educational Organizations is a groundbreaking book that addresses the urgent need to build and maintain pea...
Meaningful and Active Family Engagement: IEP, Transition and Technology Integration in Special Education
Millicent M. Musyoka (Lamar University, USA), Guofeng Shen (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 394 pages.
In the domain of education, the crucial connection between families and professionals faces obstacles that create a gap undermining student success. The conventional...
Mindful Listening Instruction in the Elementary Classroom: Authentic Strategies Using Picturebooks
Donna Jessie Fortune (Virginia Tech, USA), Mary Alice Barksdale (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 287 pages.
In today's academic environment, one essential skill that is often overlooked is active listening. While educators dedicate substantial time to teaching reading,...
Developing and Sustaining STEM Programs Across the K-12 Education Landscape
Jessica L. Spott (Texas Tech University, USA), Lane J. Sobehrad (Lubbock Independent School District, USA), Rebecca L. Hite (Texas Tech University, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 286 pages.
Locally or individually, STEM programs provide additional opportunities to engage K-12 students, including those from marginalized groups, with the support of STEM o...
Impactful Classroom Experiences in Elementary Schools: Practices and Policies
Melissa Parks (Stetson University, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 335 pages.
With high teacher attrition rates, low pay, and constantly shifting standards, the education system desperately requires a fresh approach. Yet, dedicated teachers co...
Global Perspectives on Value Education in Primary School
Aytekin Demircioğlu (Kastamonu University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2023. 396 pages.
Global Perspectives on Value Education in Primary School is a comprehensive book edited by a renowned philosophy scholar from Kastamonu University Faculty of Humanit...
Handbook of Research on Training Teachers for Bilingual Education in Primary Schools
José Luis Estrada Chichón (University of Cádiz, Spain), Francisco Zayas Martínez (University of Cádiz, Spain)
Copyright © 2023. 454 pages.
Modern societies tend to demand innovative learning modalities in which foreign languages are used to teach content subjects from very early educational stages. Educ...
Social Justice and Culturally-Affirming Education in K-12 Settings
Jonathan Chitiyo (University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, USA), Zachary Pietrantoni (Florida International University, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 394 pages.
Social justice is a philosophy that has gathered momentum over the past few years to bring to light the inequities that exist within our society. In the field of edu...
Theoretical and Practical Teaching Strategies for K-12 Science Education in the Digital Age
Jason Trumble (University of Central Arkansas, USA), Sumreen Asim (Indiana University Southeast, USA), Joshua Ellis (Florida International University, USA), David Slykhuis (Valdosta State University, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 298 pages.
Digital age learners come to the science classroom equipped with a wide range of skills and a wealth of information at their fingertips. Although science and technol...
Practical Strategies to Reduce Childhood Trauma and Mitigate Exposure to the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Belinda M. Alexander-Ashley (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 350 pages.
School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, racial violence, injustice, and resource inequities highlight the need for multi-disciplinary strategies and practices...
Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Integrate Technology in K-12 Classrooms: Standards and Best Practices
C. Lorraine Webb (Texas A&M University, San Antonio, USA), Amanda L. Lindner (Texas A&M University, San Antonio, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 340 pages.
With the evolving technologies available to educators and the increased importance of including technologies in the classroom, it is critical for instructors to unde...
Handbook of Research on Family Literacy Practices and Home-School Connections
Kathy R. Fox (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA), Laura E. Szech (University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 353 pages.
Research has shown that families and schools that partner together improve literacy outcomes for their students. Family literacy includes homework and shared book re...
Rethinking Inclusion and Transformation in Special Education
Maria Efstratopoulou (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)
Copyright © 2022. 348 pages.
Diversity creates a rich environment for ideas to evolve into new and more refined forms. This pedagogical approach can help students to appreciate and value all for...
Cutting-Edge Language and Literacy Tools for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Katharine P. Beals (Drexel University, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 298 pages.
Providing all students, particularly those with learning disabilities, with the skills necessary to succeed in school and, by extension, the real world is vital in t...
Best Practices for Trauma-Informed School Counseling
Angela M. Powell (Lone Star College, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 331 pages.
School counselors are tasked with providing strategies for all students including those who may be experiencing various types of trauma symptomatology. While there i...
Disciplinary Literacy as a Support for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning
Leslie Haas (Xavier University of Louisiana, USA), Jill T. Tussey (Buena Vista University, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 391 pages.
All students deserve inclusive and engaging learning experiences. Opportunities for student growth and environments that honor culture and language are essential in...
Handbook of Research on Using Motor Games in Teaching and Learning Strategy
Pedro Gil-Madrona (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Copyright © 2022. 511 pages.
Motor games are incredibly useful in enhancing education and developing critical skills; they can entertain, produce pleasant emotions, improve moods, and increase t...
Modern Reading Practices and Collaboration Between Schools, Family, and Community
Ana Patrícia Almeida (Universidade Aberta, Portugal), Sandrina Esteves (ISEC Lisboa, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 304 pages.
Language is one of the greatest predictors of personal, social, academic, and professional success. No one is born a reader; instead, learning to read is a process t...
Preparing Early Childhood Teachers for Managing Emergencies
Hannah O. Ajayi (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria), Emmanuel Grupper (Ono Academic College, Israel), Simeon Sunday Fowowe (Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Nigeria), Tom Cassidy (Cambridge Leadership College, UK), Emily Ashton (University of Regina, Canada)
Copyright © 2022. 280 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the reality of life in all aspects of human endeavors. The education sector was not spared—the school system was uprooted and proc...
Handbook of Research on Innovative Approaches to Early Childhood Development and School Readiness
Anastasia Lynn Betts (University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA), Khanh-Phuong Thai (Age of Learning, Inc.,USA)
Copyright © 2022. 860 pages.
School readiness is as much about schools recognizing the existing capabilities and knowledge each child has when they enter school as it is about supporting childre...
Handbook of Research on Adapting Remote Learning Practices for Early Childhood and Elementary School Classrooms
Ashley Courtney-Dattola (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 805 pages.
Teaching is a demanding profession as there is constant fluctuation and evolution. A portion of teaching is the ability to be able to adapt to various environments,...
Understanding Parent Experiences and Supporting Autistic Children in the K-12 School System
Jillian Yarbrough (West Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 203 pages.
Parenting and educating a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a unique experience for many reasons. Too often, the K-12 school system overlooks the needs...
Creating Equitable Services for the Gifted: Protocols for Identification, Implementation, and Evaluation
Julia L. Nyberg (Purdue University Global, USA), Jessica A. Manzone (University of Southern California, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 350 pages.
Given the importance of the development of intellectualism and the need to ensure equity and access to learning experiences, educators at all levels must be aware of...
Interventions for Improving Adaptive Behaviors in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Christine K. Syriopoulou-Delli (University of Macedonia, Greece), Ruxandra Folostina (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright © 2022. 342 pages.
Millions of children have been diagnosed with autism or fall somewhere within the autism spectrum. Early intervention, education, and training programs have been fou...
Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding to Young Children
Marina Bers (Tufts University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 362 pages.
Computational thinking is a lifelong skill important for succeeding in careers and life. Students especially need to acquire this skill while in school as it can ass...
Handbook of Research on Teaching Diverse Youth Literature to Pre-Service Professionals
Danielle E. Hartsfield (University of North Georgia, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 727 pages.
Perspectives and identity are typically reinforced at a young age, giving teachers the responsibility of selecting reading material that could potentially change how...
Aligning Social-Emotional and 21st Century Learning in the Classroom: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Linda B. Pincham (Roosevelt University, USA), Becky McTague (Roosevelt University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 187 pages.
Establishing a student-centered classroom environment where learning puts students’ interests first is essential for middle school students to learn and thrive. Stud...
Handbook of Research on Critical Issues in Special Education for School Rehabilitation Practices
Ajay Singh (Texas A&M International University, USA), Chia Jung Yeh (East Carolina University, USA), Sheresa Blanchard (East Carolina University, USA), Luis Anunciação (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Copyright © 2021. 590 pages.
Rehabilitation professionals working with students with disabilities and the families of those students face unique challenges in providing inclusive services to spe...
Physical Education Initiatives for Early Childhood Learners
Pedro Gil-Madrona (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 431 pages.
In early childhood education, children find in their own body and movement the main way to get in touch with the reality that surrounds them and, therefore, acquire...
Teaching Practices and Equitable Learning in Children's Language Education
Christina Nicole Giannikas (CG Education and Research Consultancy, Cyprus)
Copyright © 2021. 273 pages.
Educating children and leading them towards the path of bilingualism is a valuable and challenging task for any educator. Effective language teaching can contribute...
Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education
Leslie Haas (Xavier University of Louisiana, USA), Jill Tussey (Buena Vista University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 378 pages.
The idea of storytelling goes beyond the borders of language, culture, or traditional education, and has historically been a tie that bonds families, communities, an...
Promoting Positive Learning Experiences in Middle School Education
Cherie Barnett Gaines (Lincoln Memorial University, USA), Kristy M. Hutson (Lincoln Memorial University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 335 pages.
Declining academic performance, along with a growing apathy of students toward the value of education, demonstrates that students in the United States public educati...
Bridging Family-Teacher Relationships for ELL and Immigrant Students
Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA), Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 370 pages.
Recent research suggests that good relationships between parents and their children’s providers or teachers could lead to positive outcomes for children and families...
Disciplinary Literacy Connections to Popular Culture in K-12 Settings
Leslie Haas (Xavier University of Louisiana, USA), Jill Tussey (Buena Vista University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 423 pages.
Literacy and popular culture are intrinsically linked as forms of communication, entertainment, and education. Students are motivated to engage with popular culture...
Handbook of Research on Equity in Computer Science in P-16 Education
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Yune Tran (Montclair State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 354 pages.
The growing trend for high-quality computer science in school curricula has drawn recent attention in classrooms. With an increasingly information-based and global s...
Education and Technology Support for Children and Young Adults With ASD and Learning Disabilities
Yefim Kats (Trident University International, USA), Fabrizio Stasolla (University Giustino Fortunato of Benevento, Italy)
Copyright © 2021. 391 pages.
Among the disabilities covered at the state and federal levels, autism and related conditions are a sharply growing diagnostic category among children and young adul...
Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century
Rebecca English (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright © 2021. 312 pages.
Home education is the fastest growing educational movement in the world, yet the research remains limited on why and how it has become so popular. As more and more f...
Supporting Children’s Well-Being During Early Childhood Transition to School
Sanja Tatalović Vorkapić (Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Rijeka, Croatia), Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch (Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 432 pages.
Life transitions differ concerning the intensity of the change and the intensity of the child’s reaction to that change. For most children, the first and most signif...
Transformative Pedagogical Perspectives on Home Language Use in Classrooms
Janice E. Jules (The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados), Korah L. Belgrave (The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados)
Copyright © 2021. 282 pages.
Linguists, researchers, and other practitioners in language education acknowledge that the resolution of language problems associated with breaking down language and...
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 © 2021. 284 pages.
In order to promote effective learning, individuals must feel fully appreciated within their own unique identities (i.e., ethnicities, language differences, socioeco...
Computer-Based Mathematics Education and the Use of MatCos Software in Primary and Secondary Schools
Francesco Aldo Costabile (University of Calabria, Italy), Mariavittoria Altomare (Instituto Comprensivo Borticello (CZ) Ilaria Alpi, Italy), Gianluca Tricoli (University of Calabria, Italy)
Copyright © 2021. 522 pages.
The theme of inserting new digital technologies into the teaching and learning of mathematics from primary and secondary schools has provoked a wide and interesting...
Multifaceted Strategies for Social-Emotional Learning and Whole Learner Education
Carissa McCray (The Harley-Jackson Foundation, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 309 pages.
With the turmoil and conflict that has been present in recent times, it is imperative that new methods of teaching are explored in order to produce emotionally secur...
Handbook of Research on Tools for Teaching Computational Thinking in P-12 Education
Michail Kalogiannakis (University of Thessaly, Greece), Stamatios Papadakis (University of Crete, Greece)
Copyright © 2020. 568 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...
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. 343 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...
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. 151 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. 296 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 (Kocaeli University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 378 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. 337 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. 425 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. 289 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 A&M 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
Viktor 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 of Education at the University of North Dakota (UND). He has published extensively in refereed journals and scholarly books. 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). 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. Sagini was a recipient of the International Institute of Education Fellowship under the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) – a scholar fellowship program funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) for educational projects at African higher education institutions. He was also a recipient of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Visiting 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