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The early childhood workforce needs to be prepared to support children with disabilities within the inclusive preschool classroom. Early childhood personnel standards and requirements include competencies for supporting children with disabilities and their families. Teacher preparation programs should ensure that preservice teachers engage in coursework and placements that prepare them to teach in inclusive preschool classrooms. Existing qualitative studies exploring the inclusive preschool preparation experiences of preservice teachers provide insights into these experiences. Yet, a synthesis of these findings does not exist. Hence, a qualitative metasynthesis was conducted to provide insight to the field of early childhood teacher preparation in regards to preschool inclusion. Qualitative findings from 11 peer-reviewed studies were analyzed, synthesized, and interpreted to understand the experiences of preservice teachers and highlight what they learned from these experiences and the resulting impact on their dispositions and confidence in regard to inclusive preschool. Suggestions for early childhood preservice preparation programs and future research are discussed.
Updated: Jul. 25, 2022
This meta-analysis synthesizes research on gains in critical thinking skills and attitudinal dispositions over various time frames in college. The results suggest that both critical thinking skills and dispositions improve substantially over a normal college experience.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2016
Meta-Analysis With Complex Research Designs: Dealing With Dependence From Multiple Measures and Multiple Group Comparisons
This article summarizes the different approaches to handling dependence that have been advocated by methodologists. The authors present a case study using effect sizes from a recent meta-analysis of reading interventions, in order to compare the results obtained from different approaches to dealing with dependence. The results show that mean effect sizes and variance estimates were found to be similar.However, estimates of indexes of heterogeneity varied.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2015
This meta-analysis was conducted to examine the effectiveness of both purely online and blended versions of online learning as compared with traditional face-to-face learning. The meta-analysis found that blended approaches have been more effective than instruction offered entirely in face-to-face mode.
Updated: Dec. 10, 2014
This review addresses the validity of published meta-analyses in education that determines the credibility and generalizability of study findings. The authors' objectives were to evaluate the current meta-analytic practices in education, identify methodological strengths and weaknesses, and provide recommendations for improvements in order to generate a more valid and credible knowledge base of what works in practice. The review was found that 56 meta-analyses followed general recommendations fairly well in problem formulation and data collection, but much improvement is needed in data evaluation and analysis.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2014
Every effort of synthesizing research is inevitably premised on certain epistemological assumptions. The literature on research synthesis methods is dominated by publications premised on positivist assumptions. Contesting the hegemony of positivist research syntheses, this article makes a case for research syntheses that are informed by diverse epistemological orientations. The article illuminates how research syntheses with distinct epistemological orientations can serve complementary, equally worthwhile, purposes.
Updated: Jan. 20, 2014
Students’ Interest in Social Studies and Negotiation Self-Efficacy: A Meta-Analysis of the GlobalEd Project
This meta-analysis study summarizes the effects of the GlobalEd Project on middle and high school students’ interest in social studies and negotiation self-efficacy. Meta-analytic evidence supports statistically significant increases in students’ interest in social studies for both middle and high school students and negotiation self-efficacy for high school students only as a result of participating in GlobalEd. Results demonstrated different effects of the intervention on middle and high school students, indicating greater increases for high school students.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013
This study examined a range of specific features that presumably influence the effectiveness of computer-assisted statistics instruction, such as the level of learner engagement, learner control, and the nature of feedback. The authors’ analyses revealed three statistically significant findings: larger effects were reported in studies in which treatment groups received more instructional time than control groups, in studies that recruited graduate students as participants, and in studies employing an embedded assessment.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2012
What Forty Years of Research Says About the Impact of Technology on Learning: A Second-Order Meta-Analysis and Validation Study
The current research study employs a second-order meta-analysis procedure to summarize 40 years of research activity addressing the question, does computer technology use affect student achievement in formal face-to-face classrooms as compared to classrooms that do not use technology? A study-level meta-analytic validation was also conducted for purposes of comparison.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012
In this review, the author focuses on the inclusion criteria for the selection of studies in the National Early Literacy Panel report. The author argues that the interpretation of early literacy is overly narrow and ignores the important role of background knowledge and conceptual development. The author suggests that code-based skills do not sufficiently account for early literacy development. Rather, content-rich settings in which skills are learned through meaningful activity help children acquire the broad array of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that build a foundation for literacy learning.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011