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ERIC Number: ED407124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Making Our Philosophy a Classroom Reality for Children.
Margolin, Edythe
This paper examines linkages between educational philosophy and classroom activities and presents 10 guidelines for early childhood teachers and administrators to effectively strengthen these linkages. The 10 guidelines are: (1) each child has a capacity to respond to what the teacher brings to the classroom; (2) educators need to open the world to children; (3) although some children come from a low income background, they can be attracted to and understand what the teacher brings to them; (4) teachers can unwittingly limit creativity by the words they use with children; (5) educators can help children learn personal hygiene and health practices; (6) educators can help children make gains at school by helping them know that they are valued as individuals; (7) educators need to teach children about technology; (8) educators need to recognize cultural diversity; (9) language learning is essential to the acquisition of knowledge, rational thought, and reasoning processes, and affects personality development; and (10) humor is important and children need to be allowed to be silly in activities involving poetry, singing, dancing, and art. The paper also asserts that most teachers have high ideals for children in their classroom and know how their behavior affects children's enjoyment and learning. Analyzing self-behavior is therefore worth the effort to bring changes in one's behavior to benefit children. (Contains 13 references.) (KDFB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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