New Waves

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 2, December

Developing Leadership Competence in Early Childhood Educators
The importance of developing leadership competence has not been sufficiently recognized in the early childhood field (Goffin & Janke, 2013). Current circumstances demand that early childhood educators exert leadership. Whether they notice it or not,...
Factors Affecting Campus Climate: Creating a Welcoming Environment
Diversity and climate is a major concern on college and university campuses (Hart, 2008). In the past two decades, the number of faculty with gender, racial, disability status, and religious differences has increased (Holley, Larson, Adelman, & Treviño,...
Language Environment of Dual Language Learners and the Use of Language Support Practices
IntroductionThe changing demographics in the United States are causing educators to reconsider how young children are educated (McWayne, Melzi, Schick, Kennedy, & Mundt, 2013). The linguistic and cultural diversity of young children are increasing...
Notes from the Co-Editors-in-Chief
Welcome to the 18th issue, volume number 2, of New Waves-Educational Research and Development (NWERD)! We are excited and honored to take over as coeditors-in-chief of NWERD. We would like to thank former editor-in-chief, Dr. Binbin Jiang, for her knowledge...
Pearls of Meaning: Preschool Children Respond to Multicultural Picturebooks
The picture book is like a string of pearls, where the pearls symbolize the illustrations, and the string symbolizes the verbal text (Cooney, 1998).IntroductionThe population of elementary and secondary school students continues to grow more diverse...
Urban Teacher Residencies: Indicators of Successful Recruitment
The United States of America has an aging teacher workforce. Within the near future, over one-third of the nation's teacher workforce will reach retirement age (Goldhaber & Walch, 2014), rendering the need for the preparation of highly qualified...
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