ERIC Number: ED395753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Early Childhood Education. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v23 n4 Apr 1996
This newsletter includes five articles on early childhood education and young children, with particular reference to poor and minority children. "Scientific Literacy Is Child's Play" (Hilaria Bauer) discusses the natural development of scientific literacy in young children through their construction of knowledge and play. "Children of America, Take Your Mark. Ready. Set. Wait a Minute" (Bradley Scott) summarizes the Children's Defense Fund findings on child poverty, hunger, and health problems that may impede preschool children's ability to meet the high expectations of Goals 2000. The impacts on children of current Congressional proposals are outlined for child care, child health, basic income support, and child nutrition. "A Synergistic Multi-Age Model for Minority Students" (Felix Montes) outlines the general benefits of multiage education and how these advantages can foster integration of limited-English-proficient and culturally diverse students into the educational system. "Needed: A Massive Moral Movement To Leave No Child Behind" (Marian Wright Edelman) calls on parents, communities, and political leaders to take responsibility for the well-being of all children and make a sustained moral commitment to meet the health, educational, and financial needs of children. "Technology, Teachers and Early Childhood" (Aurora Yanez-Perez) outlines the benefits of computer use by young children and discusses ways that teachers can create an environment conducive to learning with computers. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
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