Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE): 31 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

Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners
Nilufer Guler (Avila University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 305 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. 140 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. 300 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. 100 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. 250 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. 400 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.
Special education encompasses a broad range of techniques and tools for a catering to children with unique educational needs. Children in need of additional learning...
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 (Tiffin University, 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, USA. 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 over 100 publications in journals, edited books, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His primary research interests focus on mobile technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. Prof. Keengwe’s work was honored with the 2011 UND McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was also awarded the North Dakota Faculty Spirit Award in recognition of significant contributions to teaching, research, and service, and the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award. 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